After successfully completing phase one and two of Initial New Hire training, flight attendants will be guaranteed 76 flight hours per bid period as a reserve. The 76-flight-hour pay is guaranteed for reserve flight attendants even if they do not work a full 76 flight hours. A flight hour is based on block-to-block time. It begins when the main cabin door is closed and the aircraft brake is released, and ends upon arrival when the aircraft brake is set and the main cabin door is opened.
The gross pay figures below are based on a 76-flight-hour-guarantee per month.
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Reserves may fly up to 120 flight hours per monthly bid period depending on operational need. Additional hours over the 76-flight-hour guarantee are paid at the flight attendant's hourly rate based on their seniority date.
Additionally, flight attendants are paid $1.80 per diem for every hour they are on duty away from their domicile. On average, this is an additional $3,600 per year.
Reserve flight attendants typically fly between 76 and 120 flight hours per monthly bid period.