These two chapters go hand in hand with each other and will help make IROP events a little less stressful:
Chapter 7 - IROPS, Section C, Number 2. (Pages 62-71)
-These pages include rules regarding all IROPS, Displacements, Operational Assignments and Fatigue.
Chapter 10 - Getting Paid, Section E - Pay Protection (Pages 93-95) and Section I - Additional Earnings (Pages 100-105)
-These pages include pay rates for IROPs, ground holding pay, rest periods and premium pay for eligible situations.
“Walk or Waive”: This will go into play when any flight segment will take you beyond 18 hours of duty time (18 hours and 1 minute to be exact) (See Page 62)
DRL: This means you have been displaced and released and are no longer contactable. (See Page 65)
DRA: This means you are displaced; however, you are reassignable to work additional flying. They have two hours to reassign you, place you on rest or release you entirely. You can only be contacted ONCE during a rest period while on DRA. A hotel must be provided in base if the DRA status exceeds two hours. (See Page 65)
Operational Assignments: This means you were given an involuntary trip on a day off or are given additional flying at the end of a pairing that exceeds four hours from your original release time. Both of these scenarios are to be paid at PREMIUM PAY. (See Page 67)
Premium Pay: $10 dollars an hour over your base rate. (See Page 102)
IROP Pay: Duty periods that become 14:01 hours to 15:00 hours flat rate of $50.00, 15:01 hours to 16:00 hours = $100.00, 16:01 hours or greater = $150.00. (See Page 103)
Ground Holding Pay: $15.00 per hour. If holding at the gate, you will begin receiving GHP after 1 hour. If you are diverted, it begins when you block in at the gate or hardstand and remains in effect until you block out of that gate or are released to rest. (See page 103)
Fatigue: Never be afraid to use this federally protected option. Just know that once you use it, you must immediately be given 9 hours of rest and complete a fatigue checklist online within 48 hours of the fatigue occurrence. Should it prove that your fatigue is valid, you will be pay protected and no points will count against you. (See Page 69-71 for full details)
Rest periods during IROPS: Between 16 hours and 17:59, you must receive 10 hours of rest. In excess of 18 hours, you must be provided with 12 hours of rest. (See Page 64)
Keep in mind there is a lot more to know. It is our responsibility as teammates to know our work rules, so please take the time to familiarize yourselves with these rules. We hope this will help answer some basic questions and where to find things should you need detailed information. As always, feel free to reach out to your Negotiating Committee if you have questions, comments or concerns.