D. MINIMUM PAY RULES (MPRs)
1. Duty Period Minimum (DPM)
A Flight Attendant will receive a minimum of four (4.0) TFP for each duty period in a sequence.
2. Extended Overnight Rule (EOR)
A Flight Attendant will receive an additional four (4.0) TFP minimum for each scheduled or actual period of time in a sequence completely free from duty between 1:00 AM and 11:00 PM (local time).
3. Multiday Sequence Minimum (MSM)
A Flight Attendant will receive a minimum of four (4.0) TFP times the number of calendar days in a multiday sequence with two (2) or more duty periods that is scheduled with or actually has fewer duty periods than the number of calendar days. A Flight Attendant will not be paid MSM on any sequence traded away at a SIP or as a jet bridge trade of a partial sequence.
4. Average Duty Period Guarantee (ADPG)
A Flight Attendant will be paid a minimum of five (5.0) TFP times the number of duty periods in a sequence. Sick Leave and/or pay protection will not be paid on ADPG (Sections 16.D. [Sick Leave Pay…] and/or 21.M. [Pay Protection…]). A Flight Attendant will not be paid ADPG on any sequence partially or completely dropped due to illness or injury, or on a partial sequence traded away at a SIP or as a jet bridge trade.
DUTY PERIOD MINIMUM AND DUTY RIG (Domestic and International)
Minimum of five (5) hours flight time pay and flight time credit multiplied by the number of duty periods within a sequence provided however, any sequence that contains more than one (1) duty period will be credited with a minimum of three (3) hours flight time pay and flight time credit for each duty period.
Trip Rig (1 for 3.50) For each sequence as defined in Definitions, Section 2, a Flight Attendant on a sequence shall be paid and credited with one (1) hour for each three (3) hours and thirty (30) minutes prorated. When the actual flight time is less than the time so credited, the difference between the flight time and the one (1) hour for three (3) hours and thirty (30) minutes prorated shall be computed as a continuation of the last leg of the return sequence to her/his crew base.
Duty Rig (1 for 2) A Flight Attendant shall receive a minimum of one (1) hour of pay and credit for every two (2) hours of actual on-duty time prorated on a minute-by-minute basis of actual on-duty time.
Minimum Duty Rigs
A Flight Attendant who departs on a flight shall be guaranteed minimum pay and credit as follows:
- A minimum of one (1) hour’s flight time pay and credit for each two (2) hours of duty time, prorated.
- A minimum of five (5) hours flight time pay and credit for a one duty period pairing.
- A minimum average pay and credit of five (5) hours per day for pairings with multiple duty periods (e.g. 5/10/15/20)
4:45 Minimum Duty Period Credit (MDC)
The 4:45 Minimum Duty Period Credit (MDC) will be calculated for all rotations. The 4:45 MDC applies to each completed duty period of the rotation that has at least one flight (working or deadhead) or surface deadhead segment.
1 For 2 Duty Period Credit (DPC)
The 1 For 2 Duty Period Credit (DPC) will be calculated for all rotations. You will be credited with 1 hour of flight pay for every 2 hours on duty for any given duty period.
1 For 3.5 Trip Credit (TRP)
The 1 For 3.5 Trip Credit (TRP) will be calculated for all completed rotations. You will be credited with 1 hour of flight pay for every 3.5 hours you are away from base, beginning at the report time of the rotation and ending at the release time of the rotation.
Minimum Rotation Guarantee (MRG)
The Minimum Rotation Guarantee (MRG) will be calculated for all completed rotations. You will be credited with 4:45 flight pay for each day of the rotation, based on trip length definition as detailed in Section 4.B.
MINIMUM PAY RULES (RIGS)
Average Daily Guarantee (ADG) On trips flown and for purposes of computing Vacation Pay, Flight Attendants will receive a minimum of 6.5 TFP times the number of originally scheduled domicile days in the pairing. ADG will be applied per domicile day to multi-duty period pairings. ADG will be applied per duty period, rather than domicile day, for all single duty period pairings.
Duty Period Minimum (DPM) Flight Attendants will receive a minimum of four (4.0) TFP each duty day. The DPM will be applied for each duty period in the pairing.
Duty Hour Ratio (DHR) For each duty period in a flown pairing (and for purposes of computing Vacation Pay), Flight Attendants will be paid the greater of what the duty period pays from all sources, including but not limited to any overschedule/overfly, double time, triple time, cancellation pay, and VJA/JA premiums, or a minimum of .74 TFP for each hour on duty. At outstation RONs, Flight Attendants will be credited with DHR for thirty (30) minutes after block-in. Under no circumstances will this thirty-minute DHR applicability period be considered duty for purposes of duty period limitations, extended duty period compensation, or calculation of crew rest under Article 8.2 and 8.3.
Trip Hour Ratio (THR) A Flight Attendant will receive a minimum of one (1.0) TFP for each three hours (3:00) away from domicile (report to release) or fraction thereof. The trip hour period may only be broken by a legal rest break in domicile.
a. Minimum credited hours for a pairing shall be the greater of the following:
a. Actual or scheduled flight hours, whichever is greater, on a per-duty-period basis; or
b. Four and one-half hours (4:30) per duty period for the entire trip for multi day trips; or
c. Four (4) hours per duty period for single duty period trips; or
d. A Flight Attendant shall be credited for pay purposes with one additional duty period (four and one-half hours (4:30)) for each scheduled away-from-domicile layover that exceeds a continuous 22-hour period; or
e. One (1) hour of flight time credit for every 4.20 hours elapsed time away from base.
b. Notwithstanding the provisions in 2.a. above, a Flight Attendant shall receive all Pairing Guarantees on a no less favorable basis than that of pilots.
c. If a multiple day pairing spans two (2) monthly bid periods, the actual or scheduled hours flown shall be credited to the month in which the flights operated. Any additional credited hours shall be credited in the earlier month or in a manner as agreed to by pilots.
Average Minimum Duty Period A Flight Attendant will receive no less than 4:30 hours of Credit per Duty Period. For example, a Trip containing two (2) duty periods will contain no less than nine (9) hours of credit. This does not apply to Flight Attendant-initiated Trip modifications or Ready Reserve if the Flight Attendant is not assigned a Trip.
Trip Rig A Flight Attendant shall receive no less than one (1) hour of Credit for each 4.2 hours for the greater of the scheduled or actual Time Away from Base (“TAFB”) for each Trip built or modified by the Company. For example, a Trip with 24 hours TAFB will pay no less than 5:43 (24 divided by 4.2 = 5.71, which is 5:43). This does not apply to Flight Attendant-initiated Trip modifications or Ready Reserve if the Flight Attendant is not assigned a Trip.
Rigs and Minimum Duty Periods Explained
Without basic trip, duty rigs and minimum guarantees flight attendants would only be paid for their actual flight time. These pay components enhance a flight attendants compensation for a specific trip.
Trip Rigs are based on the total time away from base. This is the time from report until the time released from duty. Most major airlines in this comparison provide 1 hour of pay for every 3 ½ hours away from base. Using this formula, if a flight attendant is away from base for 48 hours you would then divide that by 3.5 resulting in trip rig of 13:71. This rig comes in handy for pairings that have long layovers.
Duty Rigs are based on the amount of time a flight attendant is on duty. This is the time from report until the time released from the same duty period. Let’s calculate a duty rig using the 1:2 formula found in the comparison…if a flight attendant has a duty period of 10 hours you would divide that by 2 resulting in a duty rig of 5. This rig comes in handy for long unproductive duty periods that have short flights, extensive delays and/or long sit times. If the same flight attendant that originally had a duty period of 10 hours experienced a delay that resulted in a 14 hour day it would then result in a duty rig of 7.
Minimum Duty Period Credit/Guarantee is the minimum credit guaranteed for each duty period or the duty period average for a multi-day trip depending on the airline . This can range from 4-5 hours as shown in the comparison.
Typically when calculating pay for a specific pairing/trip either the actual flight time, rig or minimum guarantee will be paid…whichever is greater.
Last updated on 11/16/2021
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