Collective Bargaining Agreement
Legal Rest - Automatic Waiver of Report Time from a Layover
At a layover point, the Company may reduce the reporting time by up to fifteen (15) minutes. Section 7.I.2.a.(1) defines the automatic waiver of report time.
7.I.2. Waiving Report Time
|When a Flight Attendant arrives late on an inbound flight, in order to insure that proper rest is received and to curtail delays in the departure of the Flight Attendant's next outbound flight:
At a layover point, the Company may reduce the above listed reporting time by up to fifteen (15) minutes. Where hotel van transportation cannot be rescheduled, the Flight Attendant is authorized to use cab or limousine transportation at Company expense.
Our Contract provides for minimum legal rest according to the transportation time to your layover hotel. Section 7.J.1.b. & c. requires minimum rest equal to:
"nine (9) hours free from duty at any point away from home where lodging is provided within approximately fifteen (15) minutes time (or time agreed upon by the MEC Hotel Chairperson) from the airport provided prompt transportation is available, or eleven (11) hours free from duty at any point away from home where lodging is provided more than approximately fifteen (15) minutes time from the airport."
Remember that Section 7.I.3. provides 15 minutes debriefing time at a layover point and 7.I.1. provides 45 minutes report time for narrowbodies and 1 hour for jumbo airplanes. This means that your ID should post a minimum total block-to-block rest equaling:
- 10 hours for a layover at a hotel not more than fifteen minutes from the airport and reporting to work on a narrowbody airplane, and
- 12 hours for a layover at a hotel not more than fifteen minutes from the airport and reporting to work on a narrowbody airplane.
If your flight arrives late at a layover, determine whether your minimum 9 hour (10 hours block to block for report on a narrowbody) or 11 hour (12 hours block to block for report on a narrowbody) rest will still be satisfied by your reporting at the regular check-in for your next outbound flight. If so, report as usual.
Automatic 15 Minute Waiver of Report Time – You Will Not be Advised
If the 15 minute waiver of report time is applied to make you legal, for example with a 9 hour minimum rest, your block-to-block layover is 9:45 hours on an outbound narrowbody aircraft. An example of this is posted on the following page. If the late arrival means that a minimum legal rest would require you to shorten your normal briefing time by up to 15 minutes, do so.
CHGID/ 2115 DTE 02/07/07 EQUIP REG DOM ORD CAT S 1 TZ
EQP D FLT# DT DPTARV DPTR ARVL L/O TTLS TTLA ACM DTM RMKS
57Q 395 07 ORDPDX 2021=2254= 0945 427 427 427 844 B
57Q 722*08 PDXORD 0839 1425 140 346 346 346
37X 787:08 ORDMSP 1605 1730 100 125 125 511
37X 332:08 MSPORD 1830 2003 00 133 133 644 1039
TOTAL TIME 1117 FLT TIME 1117 TMA 2809
M-MEAL BOARDED- 722/08 PDX
FLT DT STA REASON TIME PID
722 08 PDX REDUCED REPORT TIME :15 L/01 080504 OPB 44091
722 08 PDX REPORT CHANGE DTYID 0754/0809 080756 OPB 44091
In this case, you would not report to the airplane until 30 minutes prior to departure, or at 0809 as indicated in the ID notes. It is your responsibility to ensure your legal rest is met, including the waiver of report time. Information about the automatic 15 minute waiver of report time from a layover is included in the bid cover letter for domiciles with domestic flying. Although you will not be advised of the report time waiver, the cover letter encourages you to contact the crew desk, OPBSK, if you are unsure.
Company’s Expense if Alternate Transportation is Required
The Contractual report time waiver also provides that "where hotel van transportation cannot be rescheduled, the Flight Attendant is authorized to use cab or limousine transportation at Company expense," per Section 7.I.2.a.(3).
Automatic Waiver Does Not Effect Duty Maximum
Automatic waiver of report time will have no effect on the scheduled or actual duty limitations of Section 7.I.4., which will be determined by the original report time according to local domicile time. The duty period clock, however, will commence with the adjusted report time.
Waiver of Report Time Cannot Be Used in a Reassignment
Waiver of report time can only be applied due to a late arriving inbound flight. A reassignment cannot include a waiver of report time, unless the inbound is subsequently late in arriving.
Get Your Rest
Rest is a critical component of our preparation as safety professionals. We encourage you to take advantage of the protections our Contract affords us and do not be enticed to compromise these provisions.
Section 7 - Hours of Service and Contractual Legalities
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