Special Purpose Flights
November 23, 2019
2019 has seen a number of inaugural flights to new destinations. The start of service to new destinations can be highly visible assignment and many Flight Attendants have questioned why some inaugural flights are available for bidding while others are not. Instead, those not available for bidding have been covered by Flight Attendants specially assigned to these flights.
Our Contract (Section 7.A.9.c) provides for Special Purpose Flights. In the case of Special Purpose flights, the Company may assign specific Flight Attendant(s) to a limited number of flights not to exceed ten (10) per year when it determines that the circumstances call for a particular crew (e.g. inaugural flights or those with a high profile or significant publicity opportunity).