We’ve recently received a number of questions regarding Vacation Fly Through and some confusion around the different types of Vacation Fly Through.
For clarification purposes, there are two types of Vacation Fly Through. The first requires notice to the company of the intent to fly through no later than the fifth (5th) day of the calendar month at 10:00AM local domicile time before the month in which the vacation is scheduled.
The second type of Vacation Fly Through is an “operational” Fly Through where the Flight Attendant elects a vacation fly through after the award of monthly schedules. The Operational Fly Through will be available to pmUA Flight Attendants once we are all on a common scheduling platform.
For clarification purposes, lineholders choosing to fly through a vacation period and who notify the company prior to the fifth (5th) day of the month prior, are obligated to fly any and all pairings that fall within the designate vacation period unless their schedule is altered through the process of trading, dropping or RDOing the scheduled pairings within the vacation period. When flying through a vacation period, Flight Attendants are taking pay in lieu of vacation and no actions affecting the scheduled flight activities during the vacation period will affect the value of the vacation.
If a Flight Attendant chooses to fly (through) during their vacation period, by requesting a Vacation Fly Through, they will be paid the value of any trip/trips they fly, plus their vacation pay at 3:15 minutes per vacation day. If a Flight Attendant elects to Fly Through their vacation, but does not fly a trip during the scheduled vacation time, they will be paid for the value of the scheduled vacation days.
A Reserve who chooses to fly during her/his scheduled vacation period shall be paid the value of each vacation day (3:15) in addition to the greater of their Reserve guarantee or hours flown.
Additional information on Vacation Fly Through, including step-by-step instruction on how to submit a request, may be found in the 2018 Vacation Booklet located on our website, unitedafa.org.