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Vacation Reductions

Date: September 18, 2019

There are several instances where a Flight Attendant may experience a reduction in her/his vacation accrual. Flight Attendants on or who have taken a leave of absence during the past year (except occupational), furlough or disciplinary suspension, will have her/his vacation accrual reduced by (1/12th) for each 30 days or major portion on a prorated basis. 

In addition, any Flight Attendant who utilized the DATV provision of their contract during the 2018 – 2019 Vacation accrual year, which provided an option to (borrow) up to ten (10) vacation days from their next, or 2020, vacation allotment will have their 2020 vacation accrual reduced on a day for day basis for each DATV awarded. 

**Note: DAT taken during the accrual period of August 30, 2019 - August 30, 2020 which will reduce the 2021 Vacation accrual on a day-for-day basis. 

Flight Attendants seeking additional clarification on the vacation reduction procedures are encouraged to review the examples provided on page 4 of the 2020 vacation guide.

At the end of this week, we will review the vacation election options:

  • Flex Vacation – paid and unpaid options
  • Vacation Buy Back
  • Vacation Deferral to individual 401(k) account 

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