the Mesa contract

Yeah, read:

Section 22 General (go to page 46)

S. No pilot will be required to notify the Company of his whereabouts on his scheduled days.

Wow, you can be in Tahiti tanning on the beach and STILL get paid
Some secretary left the word "off" off the end of that sentence, I should think.

If it were the opposite, that would be pretty cool. Too bad Mesa pilots can't afford a vacation in Paris, Tennessee, let alone Paris, France. (Although they do have a cool mini-Eiffel Tower in Paris, TN.)