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Jetway Trade Process

Date: October 19, 2018



JCBA Section 7.P.1-12

A Flight Attendant may drop the last segment of a pairing to another Flight Attendant by calling scheduling no earlier than one (1) calendar day and no later than four (4) hours prior to the scheduled departure or the segment to be traded for all segments that depart and arrive within the United States, including Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico.

For flights to/from FRA, GUM, HKG, LHR, NRT and other Flight Attendant Domiciles, a Flight Attendant may drop the last segment of a pairing to another Flight Attendant by calling Scheduling no earlier than one (1) calendar day and no later than six (6) hours prior to the scheduled departure of the segment to be traded

Flight Attendants can advertise a segment of their pairing for a Jetway trade by utilizing the Electronic Bill Board (EBB) available on CCS. Click on “Create Advertisement”, select the “Jetway Trades” tab and select the pairing you would like to advertise from the drop-down menu. Click continue. Before clicking submit, verify your advertisement. Once submitted you will receive a computer response indicating Advertisement Successful.

Additionally, scheduling shall approve the Jetway Trade under the following conditions: 

  • Both Flight Attendants are Lineholders 
  • The Flight Attendant trading into the last segment must be on an unassigned day and meet all legalities and qualifications required.  The trade will not be approved if it results in any legality for either Flight Attendant 
  • The segment traded is not a deadhead segment 

The Flight Attendant who traded into the last segment of the pairing must confirm with Crew Scheduling no earlier than six (6) hours and no later than two (2) hours prior to scheduled departure.  She/he must check in for the flight at the designated reporting time and location in accordance with Section 6 R or the bid cover letter, as applicable.

The original Flight Attendant must remain in position and with the aircraft, if applicable, until the replacement Flight Attendant is present, (i e. there must be a physical handoff at the airplane or designated check-in location). The replacement Flight Attendant must be at the airplane or designated check-in location no later than the check-in times listed in Section 6 R or the bid cover letter as applicable. If, for any reason the replacement Flight Attendant does not report for duty, the original Flight Attendant must operate the segment 

Once the trade is approved, neither Flight Attendant may trade or be awarded PTO, a personal drop or DAT for the pairing or portion of the pairing. 

Also, the value of the pairing for the Flight Attendant trading out of the final segment shall be reduced by the scheduled flight time of the segment traded. Whereas, the replacement Flight Attendant’s line of flying shall be credited with the greater of the scheduled or actual flight time for the segment. However, a Jetway Trade, in and of itself, shall not generate a rig for either Flight Attendant. 

Note: In the event the original Flight Attendant is reassigned or drafted before the replacement Flight Attendant has confirmed with Scheduling, the Jetway Trade shall be considered void. 

The following events may affect the jetway trade process’:

  • Should the original Flight Attendant be reassigned or drafted from a segment other than the traded segment, the Jetway Trade will be considered void. 
  • If the original Flight Attendant is reassigned or drafted from the traded segment after the replacement Flight Attendant has confirmed with Scheduling, but before she/he has checked in, both Flight Attendants shall mutually determine who will continue the assignment and shall advise Scheduling.  If there is no agreement, the original Flight Attendant will fly the balance of the pairing.  If the replacement Flight Attendant does not check in, the original Flight Attendant shall be required to complete the assignment 
  • In the event the replacement Flight Attendant is drafted or reassigned after she/he has checked in, all applicable provisions regarding drafting and reassignment shall apply. In addition the drafting and/or reassignment shall follow the minimum duty rig or trip rig provisions of Sections 6.A & B.  
  • If the replacement Flight Attendant is illegal for her/his next pairing after completing the traded segment, she/he shall be removed from the pairing and shall not receive pay protection nor be subject to reassignment.

Note:  These trades may not be processed during periods of significant irregular operations, or emergency situations 

Refer to Section 7.P. of the JCBA for additional information on Jetway Trades.

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