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Minimum Layover in Canada Update

Date: February 23, 2013

Given the recent changes to the check-in times at a layover point brought about by the Contract changes (757) and the Global Settlement in MEC 5-12 (A319/A320 and Jumbo aircraft), the Union has identified a need to revise the information contained in the monthly Bid Package Cover Letter to reflect the minimum layovers in Canada.  In Canada, there is a unique requirement to pre-clear U.S. Customs and Immigration formalities and this time must be built into the block to block minimum layover.


The March 2013 Bid Package Cover Letter does not accurately reflect the minimum layover requirements given the revised check-in times. 


The following contains the revised minimum layovers when applying the Automatic Waiver of Report time:


Work Situation

*Minimum Section 7.J.1.b. Block to Block times

This time includes debrief, customs in & out of Canada, check-in & applies to Section 7.I.2.a.(1) & 7.I.2.b.

Work In/Work Out A319/A320


Work In/Work Out 757/767/ and 737-800/900


Work In/Work Out Jumbo


Work In/DHD Out


DHD In/Work A319/A320 Out


DHD In/Work 757/767/737-800/900


DHD In/Work Jumbo Out





*These times are based on use of field layover hotels (within approximately 15 minutes from the airport which provide for the nine (9) hour legal rest minimum of Section 7.J.1.b. of the Contract

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