Reserves Picking Up White Flag Pairings
May 11, 2019
MEC Reserve Committee
With the recent company declaration of White Flag in IAH, many reserves are asking if they are eligible to pick up White Flag pairings when released to days off.
JCBA Section 8.L. and as detailed further in the Trip Trades & Adjustment Guide, page 52 explains that a Reserve may pick up unlimited white or purple flag pairings on scheduled days off once the Reserve is released by the company to her/his days off. Any trip picked up must begin on a day off. Since they are considered “flagged” trips, Reserves can pick White and Purple flag trips an unlimited number of times. Once a Reserve picks up an open trip or White/ Purple flag, the trip cannot be traded. She/he may give the pairing to a Flight Attendant by contacting Crew Scheduling.
Refer to this previous article for more information about White Flag pairings.
Flight Attendants seeking additional information are encouraged to contact their Local Council Office