The Benefits sub-committee falls under the Safety/Health/Security umbrella. Their primary function is to help members navigate through the complex requirements in the following areas; Workmans Compensation, OJI, and various Leave Of Absence(s).
In addition, our benefits sub-committee is trained fully in the Flight Attendant Drug and Alcohol Program (FADAP). This program is funded and mandated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The program here at TWU Local 577 is comprised of peer(s) which act as agents to the program to assist the members in obtaining the help needed when faced with substance abuse. To read more about this program, please visit:
FADAP.org or take a minute to watch the video below.
DISCLAIMER: Information below is accurate from time of original date of publishing. It is the responsibility of all members verify they are in full compliance with all requirements to all programs. If you ave ant questions contact your union at firstname.lastname@example.org
FAQ's DISCLAIMER: The following Frequently Asked Question(s) is only meant to be a guide. Company and legal requirements can change with little notice and may differ from the ones listed.
How do I file for FMLA / report hours, apply for personal time off?
There are four ways you can contact FMLASource:
More info can be found on G4
I’ve been injured at work (OJI). What is my next step?
Company recommends to call PC365 (if medically able) - 1-855-272-3910 & Contact your Base Supervisor to complete a (EIR) Employee Injury Report.
The PC365 nurse will determine whether you will need to seek medical attention. Contact Crew Services if you are found unfit to fly.
If medical treatment is received, the company requires the following to occur within 24 hours:
Worker’s Comp Claim
- Send all medical reports and work status reports related to the on the job injury to email@example.com
You may be contacted by an adjuster from Gallagher and Bassett Allegiant’s 3rd party insurance adjusters.
*Do Not Forget To Fill Out Your airSMS Report
If your OJI is a Fume Event Related injury, contact the Safety Health & Security Committee and file your event with TWU International at:
Can I travel while FMLA/ OJI?
If on FMLA you need approval from your supervisor
You may travel while on OJI unless there are any medical restrictions that restrict you from flying. Check with your base supervisor.
Those that are listed on your flight benefits are still able to use your benefits/Buddy Passe(s). If on FMLA for more than 30 days your flight benefits get suspended. Reach out to your base supervisor for any extended/unique approval.
Per the CBA “Travel is in effect for the first 30 days of all leaves. After 30 days travel must be requested through the Flight Attendant’s manager/director and is subject to approval “
I need a personal Leave Of Absence (LOA). What should I do?
Contact your manager. You will also need to file this through FMLASOURCE with any supporting documentation or reason for the request. Please file this leave 30 days prior if possible.
You can contact the LOA team:
Flight Attendant Drug and Alcohol Program (FADAP)
Is a FAA sponsored program that supports Flight Attendants that are afflicted and/or affected with substance use problems.
If you find yourself in need of help please reach out to FADAP@twu577.org
Company and Insurance Contact Information
Health Savings Account (HSA)
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Behavioral Health EAP - ComPsych (EAP)
Life Insurance (Basic & Voluntary)-Symetra
Long Term Disability/Short Term Disability-Symetra
Allegiant Benefits Center
Leave of Absence - LOA
Crew Leave of Absence
NOTE: Please refer to the G4Connect for any updated information.