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Vacations Encompassed by a Leave of Absence

Date: November 20, 2019

Vacations Encompassed by a Leave of Absence shall be treated in the following manner:

  • The vacation may be left intact and the Flight Attendant will be paid for the vacation period, or Permit a trade of vacation in accordance with the trading provisions of Section 12.C The result is the removal of the original vacation period from the period of leave, or 
  • A Flight Attendant scheduled for jury duty, or on a medical leave or occupational leave or who is hospitalized due to illness or injury may, no later than one calendar day before her/his vacation begins defer the vacation until later in the Scheduled Vacation year.

    Upon return to work, she/he will choose from available vacation periods.

    If no vacation period is open and the deferred vacation was a paid vacation, the Flight Attendant will be paid for the deferred vacation at her/his rate of pay in the last month of the Scheduled Vacation year in which the vacation would have been taken.

    If no vacation period could be assigned, with the exception of paid FLEX days, a Flight Attendant will have the option to either carry unused vacation into the following vacation year under the terms of Section 12.C.8.d. or be paid for the vacation under the terms of Section 12.C.8.c. Paid FLEX vacation days cannot be carried into the next year and will be paid out.

    A Flight Attendant must advise the Company of their election to carry unused vacation into the following vacation year no later than November 30. If no election is made by November 30, vacation will be paid out under the terms of Section 12.C.8.c.

    The payment shall be made not later than their February 1 paycheck of the following year.

  • If an election is made to carry over the deffered vacation days to the following Scheduled Vacation year

    She/he will choose from available vacation periods after the vacation periods for that year have been awarded.

    This provision may only be utilized once per Scheduled Vacation year.

                        This provision does not apply to Paid FLEX vacation days.

    If you have additional questions, please contact the Vacation Team.

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