So, can someone explain what all goes into your paycheck at the airlines, specifically Comair. I understand that there is the normal pay, then there's perdeim, and several other things......can someone explain a typical pay for Comair?
Since no one from Comair is answering your question, let me tell you how pay is handled at SkyWest.
A first year FO gets $19.02 for every credit hour and $1.60 (effective 28 Jun 02) for every hour from the time you check in at your domicile until the time you are released.
Credit hours is the greatest of the following
a) Historical block time on a leg by leg basis
b) Actual block time on a leg by leg basis
c) 3:45 daily guarantee on a day by day basis (not a look back)
d) 1:2 duty day guarantee for the first 12 hours of scheduled duty (a 10 hour duty day guarantees at least 5 hours of credit)
e) 1:1 guarantee for that part of the duty day scheduled for more than 12 hours (a 14 hour duty day will have a guarantee of 6 hours for the first 12 and 2 for the last 2 for a total of 8).
If a trip is cancelled for operations, maintenance, or weather, the crew gets paid the scheduled hours.
SkyWest does not have a trip rig guarantee, but the daily and duty rigs take care of most of the scheduling abuses.
Per Diem is taxable if you begin and end your day at your assigned domicile. Otherwise, it is non-taxable.
Comair differs somewhat from this. For instance, Comair has a 4.3 daily guarantee but it is based on a 30 day look back so that it is really a monthly guarantee of 86 hours.
You posted: "Comair differs somewhat from this. For instance, Comair has a 4.3 daily guarantee but it is based on a 30 day look back so that it is really a monthly guarantee of 86 hours."
Yes and no. Now that we have 11 days off per month it ends up being only an 81.7 hour guarantee (19 x 4.3). Since the lines are required to be built to at least 82 hours it really doesn't help us at all. Also most line holders are really only working 15 or 16 days so the rig protection is more like a 68.8 hour guarantee (16 x 4.3). Heck, we get a 75 hour monthly minimum for sitting home on reserve. In other words our rig protection is basically neutered by the lookback.