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Last Segment Deadhead – Domestic

Date: March 2, 2018

JCBA Section 3.I.13a.

When a domestic pairing ends with a deadhead segment, Lineholders with prior notice to Crew Scheduling and Reserves with prior approval from Crew Scheduling, may elect not to fly on the scheduled deadhead segment.

Once a lineholder Flight Attendant has given crew scheduling proper notification or a Reserve Flight Attendant has been given approval from crew scheduling, the Flight Attendant may choose to:

1.     Be released from duty; or 

2.     Deadhead on an earlier flight, over the same routing, if seats are available. 

Flight Attendants electing to be released from duty shall be entitled to positive space travel (PS5B, or its future equivalent), over the same routing as the original deadhead, for a period not to exceed twenty-hour (24) hours from the departure of the scheduled deadhead segment from which the Flight Attendant was released. 

A Flight Attendant electing to deadhead on an earlier flight is deemed to have waived any duty time limitations necessary to complete the deadhead segment. Per diem will be paid based on the scheduled deadhead segment or the segment on which the Flight Attendant actually deadheads, whichever arrives earlier. Consequently, A Flight Attendant electing not to fly on the scheduled deadhead segment as described herein, shall receive regular pay for the originally scheduled deadhead segment as provided for in Paragraph 1 above, but shall not be entitled to any additional or premium pay. 

Flight Attendants on International pairings that end with a deadhead segment may, with prior approval from Crew Scheduling, elect not to fly on the scheduled deadhead segment.  She/he may then elect to:

1.     Be released from duty, or

2.     Deadhead on an earlier flight over the same routing, if seats are available.

Flight Attendants electing to be released from duty shall be entitled to positive space travel (PS5B, or its future equivalent), over the same routing as the original deadhead, for a period not to exceed twenty-hour (24) hours from the departure of the scheduled deadhead segment from which the Flight Attendant was released.

A Flight Attendant electing to deadhead on an earlier flight is deemed to have waived any duty time limitations necessary to complete the deadhead segment. Per diem will be paid based on the scheduled deadhead segment or the segment on which the Flight Attendant actually deadheads, whichever arrives earlier. Consequently, A Flight Attendant electing not to fly on the scheduled deadhead segment as described herein, shall receive regular pay for the originally scheduled deadhead segment as provided for in Paragraph 1 above, but shall not be entitled to any additional or premium pay. 

As a reminder and stated in section 3.I.14 of the JCBA; Flight Attendants shall not be deadheaded on airplanes being ferried because of mechanical problems.

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