5. Rules for Last Dav Off prior to reserve days - for the purposes of this Letter, a day off
is any day other than a day "worked" (i.e., a work day includes: flight duty, reserve
availability, training, special assignent, other flight duties for which compensation is
paid) and a day the pilot is absent due to jury duty, ALP A duty or militar leave.
a. Flying assignents and short call conversions will be assigned and entered in the
pilot's calendar no earlier than 1300. Assignents and conversions made between
1300 and 1759 on the last day off prior to reserve days wil be placed in the
pilot's calendar and the crew desk will attempt to notify the pilot by phone. The
reserve must acknowledge this assignent between 1800 and 2359 via Unimatic
RSVID/, 1-800-UAL-SKED or by calling the crew desk.
b. The aggressive pickup rules of20-J-2-b will be applicable, except as provided
i. If an open ID is scheduled to depart prior to 1300, and the aggressive
pickup window would otherwise extend past 1800, the assignent can be
made prior to 1800 in order to allow the ID to be assigned to a long call
reserve on their last day off.
ii. The aggressive pickup window for domestic flying will open at
twenty-eight (28) hours prior to departure or 1 100 the calendar day prior
to departure, whichever is earlier. The Silo rules as described in section
20-J-2-c-( 4) apply.
c. Flying assigmnents made after 1759 on a pilot's last day off prior to a reserve day
will depart at or after 1300, unless pilot concurrence is received. Short Call
conversions made after 1759 on a pilot's last day off prior to a reserve day will
begin at or after 1200, unless pilot concurrence is received.
d. The pilot must check his schedule and/or messages sometime between 1800 and
2359 on his last day off. He must acknowledge any assignment entered before
1800 by 2359 on his last day off. Any assignment that requires him to report
before noon will be in his calendar by 1759.
e. If converted between 1300 and 1759 on the last day off prior to a reserve day, ten
(10) hours notice is required prior to the start of the Short Callwindow.
a. The Company must assign trips in the assignent window as described in LOA
02-08. If the only legal reserve is currently on Short Call, they must cancel the
Short Call and assign the trip during the assignent window.
b. The Company cannot hold a trip open for an inbound reserve in the proper silo,
but must assign the trip in the assignent window as described in LOA 02-08 if a
legal reserve is currently available. The Company can wait for a reserve in the
proper silo who is returning from days off (available at 1300).
c. 8-L-6 issues: The Co.mpany cannot move a trip to another domicile under Section
8- L-6 if a legal Short Call is available in domicile and cannot move a trp to
another domicile under Section 8-L-6 in order to save reserves for Short Call.
d. If a Long Call reserve calls in sick after 1000, no sick leave wil be charged for
that day. A minimum sick leave charge of one (1) day applies.
7. In the application of LOA 91-02 (International) paragraph 3-E Long Call and Short Call
pilots will be treated as if they are on separate lists. If there is insuffcient notice to
assign an international trip to a Long Call pilot, a Short Call pilot may have RDOs moved
for the international flying assignent even though there are Long Call pilots available
who would require no RDO disruption. The reverse situation is possible as welL.
8. The Voluntary Short Call Option (20-J-2-d) is eliminated.
This Supplemental Agreement shall become effective on the date of signing and shall remain in
full force and effect and shall run concurrently with the basic Agreement.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have signed this Agreement this , ~ day of
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(/ (Ilì,U -J'U ;../ ./- ì). - .t,!r1..lcJ ëZd;L~ Charles H. Vanderheiden
Director of Labor Relations - Flight
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:::~~t? Negotiating Committee Vice-Chairman
C/Jim Gunning ///1
Additional information that is not clear or not included in the LOA:
1. Short Call (SC) reserves are expected to be readily available, same callout guidelines as
existed for all reserves in the old system.
2. A Short Call reserve can be assigned a domestic trip with a duty period within the SC
window, or he can have his rest reset and be assigned a trip with duty outside his SC
window. Below are two examples of trips that may legally be assigned to SC reserves:
Example 1: Reserve assigned 0200-1700 SC. Crew desk calls at 0800 to assign a
1200 departure. Since there is no time for a rest reset, his contractual duty day
begins at report time, but his FAR duty day began at 0200. Pilot must be
scheduled to be off duty by 1700, and must actually be off duty by 1800 to
comply with Whitlow FAR.
Example 2: Reserve assigned 0200-1700 SC. Crew desk calls at 0800 to assign a
1900 departure and reset the reserve’s rest period. Now the pilot’s contractual
duty day and his Whitlow duty day both begin at report time.
3. International trips are NOT subject to the Whitlow FAR lookback rest rule. Therefore,
unlike the examples above, a SC reserve who is assigned to fly an international trip IS
NOT required to be scheduled off duty as described in Example 1 above.
Example 3: Reserve assigned 0200-1700 SC. Crew desk calls at 1650 and assigns
a 2230 international departure. This is legal, as there is no FAR requirement for a
rest reset and no FAR requirement to be released from duty by 1700. As always,
if the reserve feels he is too fatigued to safely complete the assignment, he should
notify the crew desk of that fact as early as possible.
4. Once a pilot has been assigned or has picked up a trip or a SC window, he is under no
obligation to be available to the Company until report time or the beginning of his SC
5. Short Call windows are available for aggressive pickup as soon as they are built, but not
before 0900 the day prior.
6. Pilots coming off Military days, jury duty, ALPA days, and special assignment will be
treated as if they are on an assignment that has a release from duty at 2359. Assignments
can not be placed into the reserve’s calendar until after midnight and the pilot is NOT
required to acknowledge assignments on those days.
7. As stated in paragraph 3h of the LOA, if an assignment is being made at least 13 hours
prior to departure, it must be given to a reserve on Long Call (LC) if a legal LC reserve
is available (and not needed for other known open flying). For international trips, this
means that a legal LC reserve is subject to having his RDOs disrupted for an international
trip even if there is a legal SC reserve who requires no RDO disruption.
8. Short Call assignments may be aggressively picked up as outlined in the LOA, but SCs
that are aggressively picked up do not count towards the monthly limit of 7 described in
paragraph 4d of the LOA or the monthly bypass limit of 4 described in paragraph 4e of
For pilots already familiar with LCSC:
In addition to automated legality checking, there are several changes to unimatic.
1. The RSVA list will now display the number of Short Call conversions (assigned by the
crew desk, not voluntarily picked up) a pilot has had in the month in a new “SC” column
to the right of the name column.
2. Short Call IDs will no longer be displayed as Field Standby IDs (FSB). Instead, they will
appear in PLTID as RSC1, RSC2, RSC3, and RSC4, depending on the silo desired. They
will appear in OPNID open flying as RSC with the corresponding silo listed in the “Day”
3. Reserves can now pickup Short Call IDs using the RSVPUO command. The normal silo
rules apply for automated pickups (e.g. a 4-day reserve can pickup a 4 day SC). Out of
silo pickups still require crew desk concurrence and must be accomplished by the
4. Reserves who are currently on SC can use unimatic to pickup any open domestic trips
scheduled to depart at least 10 hours after the SC window is scheduled to end. With crew
desk concurrence, the end time of the SC window may be modified to permit the reserve
to pickup a trip that would otherwise be illegal due to having a report time within 10
hours of the end of SC. There is no minimum time between the scheduled end of the
Short Call window and departure time for picking up international trips.
We hope that you find the LCSC reserve system to be an improvement. The reserves who
participated in the test of the system overwhelmingly preferred it to the old reserve system.
However, it will take a couple of months to get used to the new rules and learn how to best make
the new system work for your particular circumstances. Please direct any questions to
or ask the crew scheduler to connect you to the ALPA representative who
is available to answer questions and address concerns during the rollout.