Bereavement Leave – Section 15.K.
March 8, 2022
Recently we have received a number of questions from our members inquiring about the bereavement policy and the contractual provisions on which it is based.
Section 15.K. in our Contract provides time off for Flight Attendants who may need bereavement leave and defines those for whom time off for bereavement is applicable.
A Flight Attendant shall be entitled to time off without loss of pay up to a maximum of four (4) consecutive days (inclusive of days free from duty) in the event of a death in her/his family Pay shall be based on trip(s) missed or reserve duty day(s) A Flight Attendant may extend the four (4) day period of paid time off by using up to fourteen (14) consecutive days of accrued vacation from the current or following year, if available.
For purposes of time off for bereavement, family shall include the Flight Attendant’s spouse, domestic partner, child (including step-children and in-laws), parent (including step-parents and in-laws), grandparent (including step-grandparents and in-laws), grandchild (including step-grandchildren), other relative living in her/his home, legal dependent, legal guardian (in lieu of parent), siblings (including step-siblings and in-laws), or such additional individuals as may be included in Company policy.
The Company will provide positive space on-line passes for travel to attend the funeral/memorial service and return from downline locations. The Company will also assist in other travel arrangements, as needed.
Recognizing that the loss of a loved one is never easy, if you have additional questions, please contact your Local Council Office for assistance.