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Impact of Personal Time Off (PTO) on Reserve Availability (Section 7.AA.4.)

Date: October 11, 2019


MEC Reserve Committee

Guaranteed personal time office will be made available to Flight Attendants on a daily basis regardless of White Flag. Guarantee PTO is 1% of a domicile’s active Flight Attendant population on any day..

If awarded Personal Time Off (PTO) causes a Reserve to be unable to be assigned on her/his remaining days of availability, the Reserve will be placed on PTO for the day requested and Can Not Fly (CNF) status for any subsequent days in the reserve block if the next block of days off are Set days. Application of the CNF coding to the Reserves schedule will further reduce the Reserve’s monthly guarantee by the value of the additional Reserve day(s) lost.

Note: THE INABILITY TO BE ASSIGNED ON REMAINING DAYS OF AVAILABILITY IS DETERMINED BASED ON THE LENGTH OF THE SHORTEST TRIP ASSIGNED TO A GEOGRAPHICAL BASE LOCATION FOR THE BID MONTH. THE CNF STATUS IS ONLY APPLIED IN A CASE WHERE THE RESERVE’S NEXT BLOCK OF DAYS OFF ARE SET DAYS, VACATION DAYS, OR SACRED DAYS PRECEDING A VACATION BECAUSE YOU CANNOT RECEIVE A RESERVE ASSIGNMENT INTO THESE DAYS.

For example: if the length of the shortest trip assigned to a domicile is three (3) days and the Reserve is awarded PTO for Day 3 of a 4- or 5-day block of days “on” and that block precedes Set days off, the remaining days of availability in the block (days 4 & 5) will be shown as CNF because there are no 1- or 2-day pairings assigned to the domicile. The Reserve's guarantee will be reduced accordingly for each day of PTO and CNF (by 4:20/4:07 per day for a 30- or 31-day schedule month, respectively).

If you have additional questions on PTO, contact your Local Council Office.

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