Limited Critical Coverage declared for today in Houston.
To help address staffing needs, the current S-UA Collective Bargaining Agreement allows for Limited Critical Coverage (Section 9.J.3). Please keep in mind that the Limited Critical Coverage provision is different than traditional Critical Coverage. After the Limited Critical Coverage is announced, S-UA flight attendants who pick up trips via open flying that begin during the announced period will be compensated at 1.5 times his/her rate of pay. You must fly the trip to be paid the incentive. Additionally, Lineholders are not required to be available for the two-hour standby period.
We are announcing Limited Critical Coverage at 0945 Central Time on June 3, 2016 for pairings originating June 3, 2016. This Limited Critical Coverage is being offered at IAH only.
If you are interested in picking up a trip today, please submit an open flying request on file and then contact Crew Scheduling to process the Open Flying request. Once Limited Critical Coverage is announced, flight attendants who are awarded open flying that begins during the specified critical coverage period will be paid at 1.5 times rate of pay for those trips. When Limited Critical Coverage is declared, a flight attendant holding a reserve line may elect to participate in LCC by picking up a trip on days-off providing the LCC trip returns the flight attendant to her/his home base in time for a legal rest prior to 0700 of the next scheduled reserve day (refer to Section 10.F.2). The Company may waive this requirement and allow flight attendants on reserve to pick up a trip during the LCC period, on a day-off and fly into her/his next scheduled block of reserve days. For the LCC on June 3rd, 2016, the Company will waive the requirement that flight attendants return to their home base in time for a legal rest prior to 0700 of the next scheduled reserve day. Flight attendants holding a reserve line in June who pick up trips during the LCC period that carry into their reserve days will be paid at 1.5 times the rate of pay for the value of that trip. Submit your request via DSPFAI and enter OFR then select RSV ON DAY OFF.
Contact Crew Sheduling if you have addional questions.