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Check-in and Aircraft Boarding Times Review

Date: October 17, 2013
Source: AFA Article

We continue to receive reports that Flight Attendants and other work groups are confused on check-in times, Flight Attendant boarding and passenger boarding.  In order to alleviate this confusion we have provided a chart available on our website that breaks down Check-in times at home and at a layover point and Fight Attendant and passenger boarding for Domestic (D) and International (I) operations.

AIRCRAFT CHECK-IN TIME FLIGHT ATTENDANT BOARDING PASSENGER BOARDING
A319 AT HOME
1:05
:40 (D)
:45 (I*)
:35 (D)
:35 (I)
AT LAYOVER POINT
:50
:40 (D)
:45 (I*)
:35 (D)
:35 (I)
A320 AT HOME
1:05
:40 (D)
:45 (I*)
:35 (D)
:35 (I)
AT LAYOVER POINT
:50
:40 (D)
:45 (I*)
:35 (D)
:35 (I)
737 AT HOME
1:15
:55 (D & I*) :45 (D & I)
AT LAYOVER POINT
1:00
:55 (D & I*) :45 (D & I)
757 AT HOME
1:15
:55 (D & I*) :45 (D & I)
AT LAYOVER POINT
1:00
:55 (D & I*) :45 (D & I)
747 AT HOME
1:15
:50 (D)
1:00 (I*)
:40 (D)
:45 (I)
AT LAYOVER POINT
1:05
:50 (D)
1:00 (I*)
:40 (D)
:45 (I)
777 AT HOME
1:15
:50 (D)
1:00 (I*)
:40 (D)
:45 (I)
AT LAYOVER POINT
1:05
:50 (D)
1:00 (I*)
:40 (D)
:45 (I)
767 AT HOME
1:15
:50 (D)
1:00 (I*)
:40 (D)
:45 (I)
AT LAYOVER POINT
1:00
:50 (D)
1:00 (I*)
:40 (D)
:45 (I)

*Section 12.N.1. provides for an increase of up to :45 minutes to our Commencement of Duty, at home and/or at a layover point, for specific departing international flights provided this information is published in the lines and monthly bid package cover letter prior to bidding.  Check the monthly key pages for your actual International check-in times.

If you are asked to board the aircraft earlier than what is listed in your Flight Attendant Information Manual (FAIM), or what is printed on the IBS, please politely decline. The purpose of the time between Flight Attendant boarding and passenger boarding is to support the work we do as safety professionals on board the aircraft.

It is best to proactively address this issue. Remember to conduct a thorough briefing with the CSR prior to boarding the aircraft. Establish the boarding time expectation clearly, and confirm the understanding of the CSR as to when boarding will begin. If you are improperly required to board passengers before the boarding times listed in the FAIM or on your IBS, and you are directed by management to board early, clearly state your objection. If the issue is not resolved with the CSR, you should contact a local Inflight supervisor for assistance. If one is not available, you should file a Local Council Worksheet with your Local Council

Printed from the official United Master Executive Council website at www.unitedafa.org.

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