IAH Briefing
 IAH Council 42 Newsletter

June 9, 2016 

Inside this issue:     IAH Council 42 July 2016 Shedule Report

IAH Council 42 July 2016 Schedule Report

The flight attendant schedule month is 30 days, beginning on July 1st and ending on July 30th. There is a contractually paid holiday on July 4th.


With our increasing domestic flying along with several hundred new hire Flight Attendants with less than one year of active service we have experienced instances of Flight Attendants with more than one year of active service being forced awarded into F position lines. Section 9.C.2,  page 58 of our contract covers bidding procedures. "Provided that when the bidding procedure does not fill all premium positions with Flight Attendants of more than one (1) year of active on the line, the most junior qualified Lineholder with more than one (1) year of active service on the line will be assigned." Please bid to cover yourselves.

For the International schedule The SCL Santiago, Chile flight transitions to pre-merger CO. Included in the lines for July are MUC, GRU, LIM, HNL as well as increased Mexico, and some Central America and Caribbean island flying. We continue to see an increase in Domestic flying. Line averages for July are similar to June in both Domestic and International.

In June, The MEC Central Schedule Committee will be conducting its annual training in Chicago.  Council 42 will be sending several volunteers to this training, which will take place from June 20-23.

  • Domestic lines A total of 362 Flight Attendant positions (an increase of 35 positions from June) with a line average of 83:55. This total includes 11 qualified Purser lines with wide-body flying, the same as in  June.
  • International lines A total of 282 Flight Attendant positions (an decrease of 30 total Flight Attendant positions from June) with a line average of 84:06. The above total includes 52 Purser qualified positions (an increase of 1), 24 Spanish language qualified positions (a decrease of 11), 7 German language qualified positions (no change) and 14 Portuguese language qualified positions (an decrease of 1).

For the month of July all reserve lines will be built with the contractual minimum of 12 days off.

As always, a complete scheduling report is available from the Central Schedule Committee (CSC) on the unitedafa.org website. This monthly report provides more detailed information of all issues pertaining to scheduling in IAH and around the system.

Your IAH schedule committee is always available should you have any questions or concerns.

Fly safe,

Cory, Kim and Craig

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