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Downline Check-in at a Non-Base Location

Date: February 27, 2018
Type: AFA Article

JCBA Section 3.I.12.b.

Section 3.I.12 of our JCBA was implemented in 2017 and provides Flight Attendants on trip pairings where the initial segment is a deadhead to a non-Base location the opportunity, with prior approval from Crew Scheduling, to elect to check-in at the deadhead destination which will be her/his new point of origin. Flight Attendants who wish to utilize this provision of their contract must adhere to the following stipulations:

  • Flight Attendants must call to request to check-in downline with Crew Scheduling a minimum of four (4) hours prior to the deadhead departure time. Note: Crew Scheduling may waive this time requirement at their discretion
  • Flight Attendants are required to check-in no later than the scheduled check-in time for the original deadhead segment.
  • During such check-in the Flight Attendant must confirm that she/he is already at the deadhead destination and available to operate the outbound flight.

Additionally, Flight Attendants exercising this election shall be responsible for her/his own transportation to the new point of origin She/he will also be responsible for providing Crew Scheduling with a contact number for use in the event of reassignment.

A Flight Attendant electing to check-in downline who complies with these requirements shall receive her/his regular pay for the scheduled deadhead segment as provided for in Section 3.I.1. of the JCBA.

If you have any questions or are unclear about any of these requirements, we recommend that you contact your Local Council office.

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