One-Month and Three-Month Special COLAs Available with December Bid Month
October 23, 2019
Last week’s edition of E-Lines contained a typographical error in regard to the duration of the of the one- and three-month special COLAs. Flight Attendants interested in applying for either the one- or three-month COLA are encouraged to review the following corrected information.
Inflight Scheduling has determined that there will be an opportunity to award one month and three-month Special COLAs (Company Offered Leave of Absence) effective for the December 2019 schedule month. The number of Special COLAs to be awarded has not yet been determined. Once awarded, Special COLAs cannot be rescinded.Timeline for Bidding and
Awards of December 2019 Special COLAs
Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 0800 CT
Prior to November 12, 2019
If you are interested in both the one and three-month Special COLA, please indicate your first and second preference of the duration you prefer. The one- and three-month Special COLAs will be awarded at the same time.
For further details regarding this Special COLA, please refer to the "December 2019 One Month Special COLA Program Information" and "December 2019 Three Month Special COLA Program Information"
Additionally, please review Sections 15.C. and 15.N. of our Contract for further details associated with a Special COLA. This Special COLA will include medical benefits at active employee rates. Pay and vacation longevity are not impacted for step increases.
Flight Attendants interested in this Special COLA should submit their bid via CCS under the "Leaves" drop down menu select - Special COLA. For more information on how to apply for a Special COLA in CCS, please review Special COLA Overview section (starting on page 42) in the "COLA, Jobshare and Multiple Month Partnership Overview" located on Flying Together > Inflight Services > Crew Scheduling.
Flight Attendants awarded the December one- and three-Month Special COLAs will be required to complete any overlapping assignments into the December bid month. Please refer to Section 15.C.2 (paragraph 15.B.5) of our Contract. If you do not wish to fly an overlapping trip you may adjust your schedule through the normal process.