ARTICLE 8.DEADHEADING

 

A.        Pilots assigned to deadhead by the Company shall receive flight pay credit at the rate of one hundred percent (100%) for each hour (one for one), or portion thereof, for deadhead travel in the air on the basis of block-to-block or scheduled time whichever is greater on Company aircraft. Pilots assigned to deadhead by the Company on a commercial passenger carrier shall receive flight pay credit at the rate of fifty percent (50%) for each hour (one for two) or portion thereof spent in the air on a commercial passenger carrier as shown in the most current Official Airline Guide. In the event of surface deadheading, the Pilot will receive one (1) credit hour if over fifty (50) miles and one (1) credit minute for each mile thereafter.All deadhead transportation shall be by the most direct route, non-stop, if practicable.

B.       The Company will require Pilots to deadhead only on certificated FAR 121 carriers, scheduled FAR 135 passenger carriers, or other air transportation selected from a list agreed to by the MEC and the Company. The Company will not require any Pilot to deadhead utilizing a jumpseat except on Company aircraft, or on other air carriers, agreed to by the Company and the MEC. The Company will not require any Pilot to deadhead utilizing a jumpseat on flights scheduled for five (5) hours or more, except with the consent of the individual Pilot. At the Companyís discretion, surface transportation may be utilized.

C.       Coach class transportation will be used for all deadheading. If a Pilot deadheads for five (5) hours or more total travel time (beginning with departure from originating city until arrival at destination city), to an international destination, he will be provided a minimum of sixteen (16) hours of rest before any duty assignment.

D.       In the event that a Pilotís origin or destination at the beginning or end of a trip sequence, as originally awarded, is changed, the Pilot may elect to deadhead to or from his home.

E.       When required to commercial deadhead by the Company, a Pilot will be flown out of or into the airport nearest to his home if the cost is within sixty-five ($65.00) dollars of the cost from or to his base.

F.        Deadhead duty time will be calculated in accordance with Article 12., Hours of Service.