January Flying

A Note from your MEC President:

Normally, we would have sent a letter out by now regarding the bid timeline. However, to be honest, it has been hard to find the words to express how disheartening it is when it keeps getting delayed month after month. We were as blindsided by this information as you all were. While we understand the reasoning, it still stirs up frustration in all of us. We now agree that this is the best case for the Flight Attendants - rather than awarding incomplete lines or putting a larger number of people on reserve.

We have been talking to management about the process to handle bid delays going forward. Delaying the bids should be an agreement between the company and the union. This way, we can truly agree on what is best for the Flight Attendant group. We will continue to push and fight for your best interests.

January Flying

The January bid period will be January 1-30. That makes January a 30-day bid month with a minimum of 11 days off.

Bid Timeline:

Bids open December 14 at 1200 CT

Bids close December 19 at 1200 CT

Preliminary bid awards posted December 23 at 1200 CT

Estimated Number of Lines:

STL 19

ORD 34

EWR 51

RIC 7

Credit Hours by Base:

STL 1580

ORD 2883

EWR 4324

RIC 736

Average Daily Credit by Base:

STL 4:50

ORD 4:52

EWR 4:57

RIC 5:04

If you have any scheduling questions, feel free to email your Scheduling Committee representatives.

Missy Frank

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Kassandra Martinez-Rosario

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And as always, feel free to reach out to your union officers with any questions!

In Solidarity,

Brittany A. Smith, LEC/MEC President

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Morris Bridges, LEC/MEC Secretary

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