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Vacation Elections Open September 25, 2019 with Accrual Letters

Date: September 18, 2019


The 2020 Vacation Election window opens next week on September 25th. Under the terms of our Contract, the election period must be available for a 20-day period beginning September 25 through October 15, 2019. A key component which signals the opening of Vacation Elections is publication of individual Vacation Accrual Letters for each Flight Attendant. No later than September 25th our personal accrual letters must be available to view in CCS and will detail your individual vacation accrual based on your completed years of service, taking into consideration leaves of absence (except occupational), furloughs and disciplinary suspension. The following chart provides the Base Vacation Accrual broken down by completed years of service. 

 

Completed Years of Service

Base Vacation Accrual

1-4

12 days

5-9

19 days

10-16

26 days

17-24

33 days

25+

40 days


An additional component which is also considered is paid activity in each quarter of the vacation accrual year. A Flight Attendant will receive full vacation accrual (100%) if she/he has one hundred-twenty (120) hours or more of paid activity for each of the designated quarters during the 2018 - 2019 Vacation Accrual year listed in the chart below. 

A Flight Attendant will receive fifty percent (50%) of the applicable vacation accrual if she/he has fewer than one hundred twenty (120) hours but at least sixty (60) hours of paid activity for each of the designated quarters during the 2018-2019 Vacation Accrual year as listed in the chart below. 

A Flight Attendant will accrue no vacation if she/he has fewer than sixty (60) hours of paid activity for each of the designated quarters during the 2018-2019 Vacation Accrual year as listed in the chart below. 

The following chart illustrates accrual based on Paid Activity: 

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

08/31/18 - 11/29/18

11/30/18 - 03/01/19

03/02/19 - 06/01/19

06/02/19 – 08/29/19

 

Years of Completed Service

Annual Base Vacation Accrual

Accrual per Quarter (<60 hours of paid activity)

Accrual per Quarter (60 – 119:59 hrs. of paid activity) – 50%

Accrual per Quarter (120 hrs. or more of paid activity) - 100%

1-4

12 DAYS

0

1D 12H

3 DAYS

5-9

19 DAYS

0

2D 9H

4D 18H

10-16

26 DAYS

0

3D 6H

6D 12H

17-24

33 DAYS

0

4D 3H

8D 6H

25+

40 DAYS

0

5 DAYS

10 DAYS


*Note: Newly employed Flight Attendants shall accrue one day of vacation for each full month of continuous employment during the remainder of the Vacation Accrual year after the date of their initial employment. If employed prior to the 15th of the calendar month, vacation credit shall be given for the full month. 

Additional information can be found in this years Annual Vacation Guide, available on our website, unitedafa.org.

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