Date: April 16, 2010
Source: AFA Article
Our Contract includes reassignment parameters to allow the airline to respond to operational irregularities while ensuring certain pay and schedule protections for Flight Attendants. Carry your Contract and keep it close at hand.
Lineholder Flight Attendants at their home domicile who will be pay protected through line guarantee in Section 8.J. (Section 12.I. for International Reassignment) of our Contract, which may subject the Flight Attendant to a reassignment under the same Contract section. There is an AFAct on this subject in our website Contract section that includes explanation of the language and examples.
Flight Attendants out of domicile should review Contract Section 9.K., Irregular Operations (Section 12.R. for International Reassignments).
Order of Assignment
The Contract includes specific direction on order of assignment, or reassignment as the case may be. The order of assignment is delineated in Contract Section 9.I. domestically and 12.Q. internationally and it is summarized here as a reminder. The following summary does not contain all of the specific instances and rules associated the order of assignment. Your Contract is your best resource and should always be your first reference.
(In any case, a visiting Flight Attendant at a domicile with no assigned return flight may be given an assignment that departs to her or his domicile no more than twelve hours beyond the termination of a legal rest period.)
The company may only utilize Section 10.C.13.d. to modify the reserve assignment procedures after fully complying with the Order of Assignment. (Section 9.I. and 12.Q.)
Section 9 N.1. addresses notification of delayed or cancelled flights. When assignments or reassignments are given, Flight Attendants must be notified by a face to face or telephone conversation concerning reassignment or a delayed flight. Text messages, ACARS or other forms of notification are not acceptable. Also the scheduler needs to talk with each Flight Attendant about a reassignment. It is not the Flight Attendant in the purser position who is responsible to call each Flight Attendant on the FLTLOF. These notifications need to be handled by the scheduler.
We encourage Flight Attendants to be aware of the possibility of irregular operations over the coming days and review the Commuter Policy on page 249. We also encourage those in the affected area to review the Personal Emergency Policy beginning on page 252 of our Contract.
Printed from the official United Master Executive Council website at www.unitedafa.org.