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Representing United Airlines Flight Attendants based at LAS. Local CWA #29025

Scheduling Update and Volunteers Needed (Apr 04, 2019)

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William T. Carico

William T. Carico

LEC President
Orlando Contreras

Orlando Contreras

LEC Vice President
Michael Ramirez

Michael Ramirez

LEC Secretary
Lisa Bush

Lisa Bush

Council Representative
Kim Wells

Kim Wells

Council Representative

Scheduling Update and Volunteers Needed (Apr 04, 2019)

 

 

May Scheduling Update

May is a 30 Day Month 02 May- 31 May

Crew Complements

Lines

Total Positions

1 Crew Complement

55

55

3 Crew Complement

57

171

Holiday: NONE

Total Positions

226

Averages

71:07

94:45

With interesting layovers in :

· HNL

· CUN

· PVR

· SJO

· LIR

· SAL

· GUA

· KOA

· SJU

· PTY

 

Volunteers Needed for the Local Reserve Committee

As the Flight Attendant population grows in LAS we are looking for a few volunteers to step up and be part of the Local Reserve Committee.    We know many of our new members are very dedicated and would love to volunteer. We will give you all the tools you need to succeed in this committee. The link attached has the Committee Responsibilities for you to familiarize yourself with the committee's tasks. Reserve training will be held in Chicago on May 8-9.  Please feel free to contact Orlando Contreras at ocontreras@unitedafa.org for more information.  

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In Solidarity,

Your Council 25 Officers


Equipment Substitutions & Filling Open Work Positions
MEC Communications Committee  

With the recent FAA-mandated grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX fleet, we are seeing an additional surge in aircraft upgrades/downgrades within pairings. These unexpected aircraft changes are causing some confusion and raising questions as to how work positions for Flight Attendants working a pairing involving an equipment substitution. 

Our JCBA provides the following language for these instances in Section 7.Q.7: 

  • “In the event of an equipment change which does not require the original number of Flight Attendants scheduled, scheduling will first reassign Reserves, if any.
  •  If the trip still does not require the remaining number of Flight Attendants, the senior bid Lineholder (s) may fly or opt off the pairing.
  • Language Qualified (LQ) Flight Attendants and the FSL may be required to complete the pairing should it require their special qualification(s). If the pairing does not require the original number of LQ Flight Attendants, the senior LQ Flight Attendant may opt off the trip.
  • If the Reserve is not reassigned and travels on the same flight, she/he will be included in the senior option as provided in Section 7.O. of our JCBA. 

    Note: The surplus Flight Attendant(s), who have either been removed or who opt off the pairing shall, at her/his option, be pay protected in accordance with the provisions of Section 7.Q.7. Of our JCBA.

Additionally, unassigned positions are identified and filed at the beginning of the flight, after Flight Attendant boarding time and before pre-flight duties begin. This will primarily occur during the briefing with any unassigned positions filled in seniority order among the Members of the working crew.

Note: If there are multiple base pairings assigned to a flight, the base pairing that was originally assigned to the flight will work their positions and the remaining positions are filled by seniority. Additional information can be found in our JCBA, Section 7.Q.7. Flight Attendants changing working positions are encouraged to become familiar with the Established Staffing Guidelines located in the Content Locker section of our Link.

Release from Duty

JCBA Sections 6.R.9 & 8.I.3.b

Release from duty occurs after a debrief period of fifteen (15) minutes after block-in of a flight at the end of a Flight Attendant’s duty period.  Release from duty for deadheading occurs at block-in.

The procedures at the end of a Flight Attendant’s duty day varies from Lineholder to Reserve. It is important to understand the language and legalities of the JCBA to ensure your Contractual rights are upheld.

A Reserve who returns to the home Domicile at the end of a pairing, or who completes a Standby Reserve assignment, shall immediately contact crew scheduling by phone or electronic means. In accordance with Section 8.I.3.b of our JCBA, Crew Scheduling will advise the Reserve that her/his status will be one of the following  

(1)   Released: The Reserve will be released to legal rest which will commence as specified in Sections 6.R.9 or 6.R.10.b.

(2)   Second Assigned: The Reserve will be given a second assignment within the same duty period to avoid drafting, or

(3)   Assigned following Legal Rest:  The Reserve will be assigned in accordance with time accrued order and legal rest provisions to a pairing departing within fifteen (15) hours.


Upon release to crew rest, Scheduling will only contact a Reserve during the last hour of the crew rest period at the home domicile. During the legal rest period, the Flight Attendant is free from all duty and company obligation.

A Flight Attendants duty day begins at their originally scheduled check-in time. Maximum duty time provisions are based on the Flight Attendant’s home domicile time and the hour of the day at which the duty period starts as set forth in Section 6.S. of our JCBA.

For additional information contact your Local Council Representatives.


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