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Old 07-04-2006, 06:40 PM   #2  
Freight Dog
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  • Bid period changed to start in Sunday now rather than Saturday. Should eliminate those nasty vacation pieces that we get stuck with on SA morning. Vacations will follow this pattern, i.e. SU to SU.
  • Increased days off average from 26 to 28 in a 56 day bid period.
  • Reduced average number of duty days in a 56 day period from 28 to 27.
  • Domiciles within a domicile (i.e. SDFZ) now count as their own entity for quality parameter purposes.
  • Stuffer trips identified. No stuffers allowed on any EDW line. No stuffers or additional trips can be put on a line that would meet or exceed guarantee without it.
  • Holiday weeks- an additional trip can be added to EDW lines but it has to be on a line that was affected by the holiday; the additional trip cannot be separated from other trips by more than 48 hours and both trips must start and end within the same 8 consecutive calendar day period. EDW and non-EDW cannot be mixed. The holidays are identified.
  • EDW turns cannot be placed on international lines, EDW layover lines or non-EDW layover lines. EDW turns with a report time prior to midnight are limited to 10 trips per pay period; EDW turns with a report time after midnight are limited to 12 trips per pay period. If a turn line contains even 1 EDW turn with a report time before midnight, it is limited to 10 trips per pay period. Non-EDW turns can be put on international and non-EDW lines but only 1 non-EDW turn can be put on an international line. EDW trips cannot be placed on international lines. If non-EDW turns are put on an international line, they must be put on it consecutively with no intervening single calendar days off.
  • EDW trips can only be placed on lines that contain other EDW trips. 100% of EDW lines must be 4 trips or less. AT least 75% of these lines must have a minimum of 5 calendar days off between trips.
  • Base trip lines give the Company an outlet for the trips that cannot conform to the 100% week on week off domestic EDW. These are trips that are less than 110 hrs TAFB and they cannot be modified to construct an EDW line of at least 62 hrs. These lines can contain multiple domestic trips only- EDW, non-EDW, turns, layover trips all below 100 hrs TAFB. Only 10% of the base trips can fall between 96 hrs and 110 hrs TAFB. Base trip lines are exempt from the single day off criteria. They will use the 50% short/long block days off patterns. Trips must be shift compliant or the last duty period of the prior trip must be less than 6 hours and must contain at least 18 hours rest between trips. There cannot be more than 20% base trip lines per fleet/seat/domicile and there can never be more than 15% of these system-wide.
  • Bid packages will be provided to crewmembers to illustrate all of the new Art 13 rules and a footprint will be included in the M&I in order to illustrate the maximization of week on week off and for future contract compliance.
  • Layover lines are non-EDW and are restricted to a max of 15 trips per bid period. They must use a 60% long block days off patterning.
  • Turn trips must use a 60% long block days off pattern.
  • EDW turn lines limited to 15% of total number of lines per fleet/seat/domicile, with a 7.5% system-wide limitation.
  • MIA domicile specific rules: Americas flying lines identified. Americas flying lines can only have a max of 4 single days off occurrences per pay period. Max number of trips on Americas flying lines is 16. EDW parameters apply. No min number of days off between non-EDW and Americas trips that are less than 96 hrs TAFB. Number of turns on international lines not restricted so long as EDW and non-EDW are not mixed. Americas turn trip lines exempt from 60% long block days off patterning.
  • Peak limited to December pay period, during which time quality parameters are reduced to long/short block (60/40) days off requirements.
  • RSCA/RSCP put on VTO lines can be traded with open time for trip(s).
  • Base trips that are built on VTO lines count toward max allowable percentage and must follow construction rules.
  • Trips placed on VTO's will reflect the index segment and credit values.
  • A VTO lineholder who has CA/CP will be considered to have met guarantee.
  • Domicile airport standby will be constructed into 3 blocks of 4 consecutive periods or 3 blocks of 5 consecutive periods.
  • Calendar days off start at 0300 and end at 0259.
  • Time for an assignment to depart reduced to 10 hours from start time of standby.
  • Standby lineholders cannot be converted to any type of reserve.
  • Allowed for a second hot be performed at a different gateway but put in restrictions for all hots- implementation decision #68 added into language- mandates a green aircraft, full crew complement, etc.
  • Standby can be traded for trips with open time. Cannot trade trips for standby unless the trade is with another crewmember.
  • RMUL's built as base trip lines count toward the total allowable percentage. RMUL's will be posted on the website allowing crewmembers 24 hours to submit preferences.
  • Reserve lines- 6 types: A, B, C, D, CA, and CP.
  • International duty extension for crews without an IRO is 4 hours; with an IRO it is 5 hours.
  • Extended deadhead restricted to assignment to reserve only through preferencing or RADAR in duty period prior to departure. All provisions requiring first class ticket and rest apply.
  • C reserve additional provision- C reserve will not use 33% for turn-out from domicile. If ANY C reserve is available, the inbound C reserve will not be turned outbound when he has arrived inbound following the completion of a trip.
  • All reserve duty periods reduced by 1 hour to a max of 12 hours on-call.
  • Domestic duty extension is 3 hours.
  • Call out time was not changed. However, the 1:30 check in time for a reserve shall be complete when he/she arrives at the guard shack or parking lot within this timeframe. No discipline for anyone who is late to the ASC but on time, i.e. within 1:30 to the guard shack or parking lot as indicated by the ID swipe.
  • Preferencing for longer call-out time allowed. Crewmembers can preference 3 hours prior to report time. No crewmember can ever be called prior to the start of the on call period and if no preference for call out is made, the default shall be no earlier than 2 hours prior to report time.
  • Reserves will be provided with a complete assignment upon departure when going into days off so as to ensure compliance. This means they have to show that they can really get you back before you go into days off by giving you a schedule indicating such.
  • Turn language revised. Reserves CANNOT be turned for a departure that is outside of their original on-call period. This eliminated the scenario whereby a B reserve is called out and then they try to turn him when he arrives back in the domicile during the same duty period.
  • FIFO changed to RADAR. This was done because there appear to be times when the work is not being distributed equally. RADAR will count all TAFB for a calculation as to where a crewmember sits on the list. Turns and sims will use duty time or block time, whichever is greater. This should eliminate the scenario whereby 2 crewmembers have the same number of days of availability- crewmember #1 gets a 10 day trip, crewmember #2 receives no assignments until day #10 and then he does a sim- he gets done 10 mins after crewmember #1 returns. In today's world crewmember #1 who just completed the 10 day trip stays number 1 on the list. RADAR would place him in order according to his TAFB so crewmember #2 in this scenario would be ahead of him until he/she had accrued more TAFB than crewmember #1. Clear as mud, right? :
  • Reserves with more than 3 days of availability shall be considered first for hot standby.
  • Short and long list incorporated into one list.
  • If a crewmember was a lineholder in the bid period prior to being a reserve, his placement on the original list will use his last lineholder assignment.
  • RADAR will be updated hourly. Real time with implementation of CMS-II.
  • Company can out of RADAR order only for: consolidation flying, reserve who has 14 days of availability prior to currency loss, to cover a trip that would be uncovered if TAFB order was followed- Company cannot match days of duty with days of availability.
  • Reserve preferencing added: crewmembers can preference (or not) an open time trip that is in the next, same category on-call period. Preferences are submitted prior to the end of previous on-call period and any trips not preferenced shall be assigned to reserves in RADAR order at that time. The Company does not have to do preferencing if they are down to 2 or less reserves (i.e. they can opt to JA)
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