Contract Enforcement recently became aware that pilots may have been denied critical period pay under 4.GG.3. if the applicable landing was an air turn back. This is an improper denial; however, this pay is not automated and requires the submission of an Insite ticket (paylog).
GG. Critical Period Pay Events
- This paragraph applies to all trips, regardless of assignment code, and shall be paid in addition to all other compensation.
- Critical Period Departures Following flight deck duty that operates anytime in the critical period, if a pilot has an intermediate stop at a facility other than AFW, CDG, EWR, IND, MEM, or OAK (or other like facilities as agreed upon by the SIG), that is greater than 2 but less than 4 hours (from block-in to blockout), the pilot shall be paid 1.5 CH. This event shall not apply to trips that depart base in the critical period and return to base in the same duty period (out and backs).
- For any duty period that begins in the critical period, a pilot shall be paid 1.5 CH for each landing in excess of 2 in that duty period.
- For any duty period that begins in the critical period, if a trip departs from base and returns to base in the same duty period, and blocks in after 10:15 LBT, the pilot shall be paid 1.5 CH. 5. For any flight deck duty period that operates in the critical period, and has a flight in excess of 4:30 block hours, the pilot shall be paid 3 CH for each subsequent flight in that duty period.
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