AFA Council 21 News

INSIDE THIS ISSUE - November 10, 2016

• December Bidding Information

Ladies and Gentlemen of Council 21,

Below, you will find the December bidding information. As all of you are aware, we still continue to see many changes in International flying.

As I had previously reported, you will see lower line averages. Internationally, you will see a slight increase in line positions. Domestically, you will see less positions, as well as wide body flying and Purser opportunities. Many lines have mixed IDs in order to meet the lineholder quota and to have legal lines at a minimum of 71 hours.

As you review the bidding information below, we remind you that this information is subject to change. We provide this preview as a courtesy to the C-21 Membership.

Always review the December Cover Letter and Bid Package for final information. Please remember to bid accordingly.

In Solidarity & With Respect,

Todd Failla

Local Executive Council President

AFA-CWA, DCA Council 21

AFL-CIO

 

December Bidding Information:  December  is a 30 day month, starting on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 and ending on Thursday, December 29, 2016

 Contractual Holiday(s): Christmas Day - Sunday,  December 25,  2016.

RSV Letter: "B"

Int'l Line Average: 75:47

Domestic Line Average: 73:31

As a reminder, the company is to place the following information into all bid cover letters to help clarify deadhead symbols:DHD= Deadhead on s-UA metal,UA=Deadhead on s-CO metal andUX= Deadhead on United Express.

 

International Lines for December 2016:

219 Lines (Includes All) = 482 F/A's

November 2016 = (479 F/A's)

October 2016 = (599 F/A's)

September 2016 ( 623 F/A's)

August 2016 (702 F/A's)


Domestic Lines for December 2016:

We continue to see Wide Body Domestic Flying in December.  DCA Purser line range is 1-40. Non Purser is 1000-1687. We will continue to see 767 & 777 flying in some ID's.

 

Domestic 3 position lines for December 2016:

108 Lines = 324 F/A's

(November, 2016) = 136 lines = 408 F/A's

(October 2016 =  105 lines or 315 Flight Attendants)

(September 2016 = 97 lines or 291 Flight Attendants)

(August 2016 = 73 lines or 219 Flight Attendants)

 

 

Domestic 1 position lines for December 2016:

79 Lines = 79 F/A'S

(November 2016) 71 lines = 71 F/A's

(October 2016) 65 1-position lines = 65 Flight Attendants)

 

 

Special Leaves of Absence & 30-day ANP:

30 day ANP is not expected for most domiciles. 

 

Charter Flying:

At this point, there is no known MAC or other Charter flying for the December schedule.

 

Reserve Information:

The company has decided to increase and/or decrease the total number of Reserve Lines at certain locations. DCA will see 30 Reserve lines. Please keep in mind that this will not change the total number of reserves in a specific location, but rather the total number of Reserves assigned to any given Reserve line. For example, if a location had 38 lines but has seen the population decrease due to attrition, retirements, transfers out, etc., instead of having 10 reserves awarded on line 1401, the population may now support four. By reducing the total number of lines available to bid, the company now can again award 10 positions per line. This may be advantageous if the line is a desirable line - such as a vacation line or weekend off line. 

  


Transfers:

We encourage you to review any transfers requests you may have on file and delete those for which you no longer have an interest. Transfers awarded and not subsequently accepted will restrict additional transfer opportunities for individual Flight Attendants for a period of (3) months as provided in Section 22.A.2. 


Misc:

Seasonal service to the Caribbean, Mexico, and Alaska markets changes monthly. 

There are numerous cancellations over the Christmas/ New Years’ Holiday to & from several markets in Europe and the Pacific.

HOLIDAY REDUCTIONS START AS EARLY AS DEC 19TH AND CAN RUN THROUGH JAN 1ST

      


 

Aircraft Equipment Changes:

NONE

 

Mixed Flying/ Base IDAssignment Changes:

  • #950/951   IAD/BRU: DCA will fly all positions except on 12/1- 12/4 DCA will fly all base and 1 ‘F’ LQ and EWR will fly 1 ‘N’ LQ position.
  • #988/989   IAD/FRA:  DCA will fly all positions.
  • #932/933   FRA/IAD:  FRA will fly (6) base positions and 2 ‘G’ LQ positions.  DCA will fly (3) non-base positions.
  • #918/925  LHR/IAD:  LAX will fly all positions.



December 2016 International Flying Summary:

 NRT, PEK, MUC, BRU, FRA, LHR. MEX, SJU, CUN, SJD, AUA, PLS, NAS (see Key Pages for frequency)

December 2016 Flying By Language Position:

FRA- BRU

GER- MUC, FRA

JPN – NRT

MAN – PEK

NLD – BRU

SPN- MEX, SJU 

 


Our November 16th Pay Advices have been uploaded to the Pay Advice tile of the Employee Services section of the company’s website.  As this first Pay Advice that included Incentive Pay, we are beginning to receive reports from the Membership that they are not seeing the Incentive Pay on the Pay Advice or are confusing our Contractual Incentive Pay with the Non-eligible Incentive payments that are not contractual and were implemented by management as a means of engaging employees to participate in their ever changing on-time goals.

 

In an effort to ensure we are all on the same page with the incentive payments, Section 4.B. of our Joint Collective Bargaining Agreement (JCBA) provides “Flight Attendants will be paid [the following] incentive pay rates for all block hours flown in excess of 200 hours per calendar quarter,  including vacation and deadhead…”   Applying the 200 hour total on a monthly basis within the quarter, hours above 66:40 (66:40 X 3 = 200) are eligible for the incentive payment.

 

Starting with the following sample September 2016 pay file (DFAP),  highlighted in yellowis the total number of actual block hours flown calculated as the sum of the separate actual hours flown for each ID during the schedule month.

 

DFAP/      /DCA / 09/ 567862/ NUTTER, A

GAR  8750  MIN  5615  FTM  8810

CERT# ASMT DT TD SKED TUS DHCR FTCR ACTL TOTL NITE EXPNS POSTNG#

43010 3028 30 30                                         D186100

43810 5004 30  3 1605                                    D186102

43800 5004 30  3 1605  29           1536 1605  622 11880 D011830

93170 5004 30  3 1605                                    D011831

93471 3028 30 30 8750                                    D082008

43810 5152 02  3 1615                                    D193361

43800 5152 02  3 1615  13           1602 1615  707 12110 D051522

93170 5152 02  3 1615                                    D051222

93167 5152 02  1                 30        30            D051225

43810 5005 06  3 1620                                    D186103

43800 5005 06  3 1620  50           1530 1620  553 11952 D081071

93170 5005 06  3 1620                                    D081072

43810 5009 12  3 1645                                    D082011

43800 5009 12  3 1645   3           1657 1700  643 12123 D141283

93170 5009 12  3 1700                                    D141284

43810 5005 20  3 1620                                    D186105

43800 5005 20  3 1620  46           1534 1620  429 12348 D221707

93170 5005 20  3 1620                                    D221708

43810 5009 28  3  605                                    D262589

43800 5009 28  1  605                610  610  200  2115 D291326

93170 5009 28  2  610                                    D291327

TOTAL                 221        30 8549 8840 3234 62528

 

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The following screen, which has been added as an additional component of the DFAP, lists the total of the actual hours for each month of the quarter to allow Flight Attendants to see how their actual block hours flown are being recorded.  In this case, column 09 lists the total for the September schedule month and is equal to the block hours flown in the DFAP display above.  The hours above the monthly 66:40 eligible to be paid at the incentive rate are calculated by subtracting 66:40 from the block hours flown.  The remainder, or 19:09, are the hours & minutes eligible to be paid at the incentive rate of pay.

 

DFAP/      /DCA / 09/ 567862/ NUTTER, A

GAR  8750  MIN  5615  FTM  8810

 

   **** QUARTER 3 INCENTIVE PAY CALCULATIONS ****

 

         MONTH:  --07--  --08--  --09--   QUARTER

   TOTAL HOURS:    0:00    0:00   85:49     85:49

ELIGIBLE HOURS:    0:00    0:00   85:49     85:49

     EXCLUSION:                             66:40

                                          -------

INCENTIVE PAY:                             19:09

 

** THE FIGURES ABOVE ARE BASED ON ITEMS THAT HAVE BEEN POSTED **

** TO DFAP.  FINAL CALCULATION OF INCENTIVE PAY IS DONE AFTER **

** PAY IS CLOSED FOR THE LAST MONTH OF EACH QUARTER.          **

 

Incentive hours are payable in the month following the last month of the applicable quarter.  In this instance, September hours are payable as part of the  October pay file, will be posted in the October DFAP with a XX125 Cert Code and identified as INC.  These payments will be included in the mid-month paycheck in November.

 

DFAP/      /DCA / 09/ 567862/ NUTTER, A

GAR  9100  MIN  7100  FTM  9055

CERT# ASMT DT TD SKED TUS DHCR FTCR ACTL TOTL NITE EXPNS POSTNG#

43010 2929 29 31                                         D185692

43810 5009 29  2 1040                                    D185694

93471 2929 29 31 9100                                    D180444

43800 5009 29  2 1040 101            934 1035  338  9972 D301913

93170 5009 29  2 1035                                    D301914

43810 5006 03  3 2050                                    D185695

43800 5006 03  3 2050  37           2013 2050  605 13050 D052116

93170 5006 03  3 2050                                    D052117

43035 1022 06 13               4215      4215            D180448

43810 VAC  10 13 4215                                    D180449

93170 VAC  10 13 4215                                    D180450

43810 5002 27  3 1715                                    D185698

43800 5002 27  3 1715  24           1651 1715  320 13140 D292586

93170 5002 27  3 1715                                    D292587

43125 INC  29  1 1909                                    D041926

TOTAL                 202      4215 4638 9055 1303 36162

 

Now that we’ve reviewed the payroll posting that gets the Incentive Pay into the paycheck, the next question we are receiving is, “Why don’t I see the amount of the Incentive payment posted on my Pay Advice?”

 

Incentive Payments are not identified on the pay advice.  Instead, the amount is posted as a separate line on the Statement of Earnings. (The Incentive payment broken out on the pay advice is the on-time & customer service incentive payment that was implemented by management and is not part of our Contract.)

 

The incentive Pay Rates set forth in Section 4.B. of the Contract are considered as qualifying earnings for purposes of our 401(k) match and Profit Sharing Calculations and are included in the total dollar amount reflected as salary on the pay advice.

 

Our November 16th Pay Advices have been uploaded to the Pay Advice tile of the Employee Services section of the company’s website.  As this first Pay Advice that included Incentive Pay, we are beginning to receive reports from the Membership that they are not seeing the Incentive Pay on the Pay Advice or are confusing our Contractual Incentive Pay with the Non-eligible Incentive payments that are not contractual and were implemented by management as a means of engaging employees to participate in their ever changing on-time goals.

 

In an effort to ensure we are all on the same page with the incentive payments, Section 4.B. of our Joint Collective Bargaining Agreement (JCBA) provides “Flight Attendants will be paid [the following] incentive pay rates for all block hours flown in excess of 200 hours per calendar quarter,  including vacation and deadhead…”   Applying the 200 hour total on a monthly basis within the quarter, hours above 66:40 (66:40 X 3 = 200) are eligible for the incentive payment.

 

Starting with the following sample September 2016 pay file (DFAP),  highlighted in yellowis the total number of actual block hours flown calculated as the sum of the separate actual hours flown for each ID during the schedule month.

 

DFAP/      /DCA / 09/ 567862/ NUTTER, A

GAR  8750  MIN  5615  FTM  8810

CERT# ASMT DT TD SKED TUS DHCR FTCR ACTL TOTL NITE EXPNS POSTNG#

43010 3028 30 30                                         D186100

43810 5004 30  3 1605                                    D186102

43800 5004 30  3 1605  29           1536 1605  622 11880 D011830

93170 5004 30  3 1605                                    D011831

93471 3028 30 30 8750                                    D082008

43810 5152 02  3 1615                                    D193361

43800 5152 02  3 1615  13           1602 1615  707 12110 D051522

93170 5152 02  3 1615                                    D051222

93167 5152 02  1                 30        30            D051225

43810 5005 06  3 1620                                    D186103

43800 5005 06  3 1620  50           1530 1620  553 11952 D081071

93170 5005 06  3 1620                                    D081072

43810 5009 12  3 1645                                    D082011

43800 5009 12  3 1645   3           1657 1700  643 12123 D141283

93170 5009 12  3 1700                                    D141284

43810 5005 20  3 1620                                    D186105

43800 5005 20  3 1620  46           1534 1620  429 12348 D221707

93170 5005 20  3 1620                                    D221708

43810 5009 28  3  605                                    D262589

43800 5009 28  1  605                610  610  200  2115 D291326

93170 5009 28  2  610                                    D291327

TOTAL                 221        30 8549 8840 3234 62528

 

----------------------------------------

The following screen, which has been added as an additional component of the DFAP, lists the total of the actual hours for each month of the quarter to allow Flight Attendants to see how their actual block hours flown are being recorded.  In this case, column 09 lists the total for the September schedule month and is equal to the block hours flown in the DFAP display above.  The hours above the monthly 66:40 eligible to be paid at the incentive rate are calculated by subtracting 66:40 from the block hours flown.  The remainder, or 19:09, are the hours & minutes eligible to be paid at the incentive rate of pay.

 

DFAP/      /DCA / 09/ 567862/ NUTTER, A

GAR  8750  MIN  5615  FTM  8810

 

   **** QUARTER 3 INCENTIVE PAY CALCULATIONS ****

 

         MONTH:  --07--  --08--  --09--   QUARTER

   TOTAL HOURS:    0:00    0:00   85:49     85:49

ELIGIBLE HOURS:    0:00    0:00   85:49     85:49

     EXCLUSION:                             66:40

                                          -------

INCENTIVE PAY:                             19:09

 

** THE FIGURES ABOVE ARE BASED ON ITEMS THAT HAVE BEEN POSTED **

** TO DFAP.  FINAL CALCULATION OF INCENTIVE PAY IS DONE AFTER **

** PAY IS CLOSED FOR THE LAST MONTH OF EACH QUARTER.          **

 

Incentive hours are payable in the month following the last month of the applicable quarter.  In this instance, September hours are payable as part of the  October pay file, will be posted in the October DFAP with a XX125 Cert Code and identified as INC.  These payments will be included in the mid-month paycheck in November.

 

DFAP/      /DCA / 09/ 567862/ NUTTER, A

GAR  9100  MIN  7100  FTM  9055

CERT# ASMT DT TD SKED TUS DHCR FTCR ACTL TOTL NITE EXPNS POSTNG#

43010 2929 29 31                                         D185692

43810 5009 29  2 1040                                    D185694

93471 2929 29 31 9100                                    D180444

43800 5009 29  2 1040 101            934 1035  338  9972 D301913

93170 5009 29  2 1035                                    D301914

43810 5006 03  3 2050                                    D185695

43800 5006 03  3 2050  37           2013 2050  605 13050 D052116

93170 5006 03  3 2050                                    D052117

43035 1022 06 13               4215      4215            D180448

43810 VAC  10 13 4215                                    D180449

93170 VAC  10 13 4215                                    D180450

43810 5002 27  3 1715                                    D185698

43800 5002 27  3 1715  24           1651 1715  320 13140 D292586

93170 5002 27  3 1715                                    D292587

43125 INC  29  1 1909                                    D041926

TOTAL                 202      4215 4638 9055 1303 36162

 

Now that we’ve reviewed the payroll posting that gets the Incentive Pay into the paycheck, the next question we are receiving is, “Why don’t I see the amount of the Incentive payment posted on my Pay Advice?”

 

Incentive Payments are not identified on the pay advice.  Instead, the amount is posted as a separate line on the Statement of Earnings. (The Incentive payment broken out on the pay advice is the on-time & customer service incentive payment that was implemented by management and is not part of our Contract.)

 

The incentive Pay Rates set forth in Section 4.B. of the Contract are considered as qualifying earnings for purposes of our 401(k) match and Profit Sharing Calculations and are included in the total dollar amount reflected as salary on the pay advice.

 

AFA Council 21 office: 703-260-0051
Email Address: afadca@unitedafa.org
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