Just to show what the Union tells the public, and how twisted the information is they feed the pilots, here is some factual information on the alleged 45 minute increase in actual duty day:
The Offer, which represents ALPA's last table position, actually proposes a decrease in the
maximum scheduled and actual duty day.
Current Contract (Section 12.D):
Maximum Scheduled Duty Day: 14 hours
Maximum Actual Duty Day (due to irregular operations): FAR's (16 hours)
The Offer (Section 12.D.1 and 12.D.2):
Maximum Scheduled Duty Day: Ranges from 11 hours and 15 minutes to 13 hours and 30
Maximum Actual Duty Day: Ranges from 12 hours and 30 minutes to 14 hours and 45
These changes result in a reduction to the scheduled duty period ranging from 30 minutes to 2
hours and 45 minutes and a reduction to the actual duty period due to irregular operations ranging
from 1 hour and 15 minutes to 3 hours and 30 minutes. Incidentally, these maximum scheduled
and actual duty periods proposed in the Offer are the shortest duty periods among airlines
operating similar equipment to Comair.
by the way...You can download the entire contract at http://www.comair.com