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January 2019 Special COLAs Available

Date: November 16, 2018

Last week the company announced the availability of a Special COLA for the January 2019 schedule month. Flight Attendants with January vacations are eligible to bid for the Special COLA and, if awarded, will be paid their vacations within forty-five (45) days of their vacation. The value of each vacation days would be paid at three hours and fifteen minutes 3:15 per day. 

Flight Attendants interested in bidding for the special COLA should review the following timeline:

Bids Open

Friday, November 9, 2018

Bids Close

Monday, November 26, 2018

Awards Posted

December 11, 2018

  • Once awarded, Special COLAs cannot be rescinded.
  • This Special COLA will include Medical Benefits at active employee rates.
  • Pay and vacation longevity step increases are not impacted.
  • Flight Attendants awarded a January 2019 Special COLA will be required to complete any overlap assignment from December 2018 into January 2019. (Section 15.C.2. & 15.B.5. of the JCBA.)
The number of Special COLAs that will be available as well as the possible locations at which they will be awarded has not yet been determined.  Additional information on the January 2019 Special Cola is available on our website.

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