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(UAL) Reserve Christmas Wish List

Date: December 16, 2016
Type: AFA Article

Flight Attendants on Reserve for the month of December, have an opportunity to preference where they would like to layover for the three (3) days preceding and two (2) day following Christmas.  Section 10.C.13.c. of our Contract provides for the Reserve Christmas Wish List and for these assignments to be made in seniority order. When submitting your requests, you will be asked for your Reserve LOF number as well as your Reserve status (CLLR/RSV).  Requests may be submitted for up to four layover stations.

You may submit your holiday layover requests through the link which is available our AFA website.  We encourage you to put an initial request on file early and modify your request if your circumstances change later in the month to take full advantage of the flexibility of our programming.  The last request on file will be the request that will be considered at the time of assignment.  The submission page will detail the dates of your request and must be finalized to be considered. 

The company has stated that the Reserve Preferencing system will not be utilized in tandem with the Reserve Christmas Wish List. We disagree with the company’s decision: Three days before Christmas and two days following, Reserve assignment procedures provide for the Christmas Wish List. These assignments are seniority based exclusively so they would not be accomplished through the Reserve Preferencing process which is based on time accrued order. It is possible, in our view, for both process to be accomplished consecutively. MEC 7-15 was filed based on the company’s misapplication of our Contract.

For a full list of deadline dates for the holiday period, as well as more detailed information please visit unitedafa.org/wishlist.  United Crew Scheduling will make every attempt to accommodate the Reserve Christmas Wish List layover requests to the best of their ability.

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