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Reserve Contact Following Legal Rest

Date: October 19, 2018


During the last few weeks, Crew Scheduling personnel have been advising Flight Attendants on Reserve status that is was permissible to contact them during any number of arbitrary contact points during their legal rest. Some of these contact points may have had their basis in a variety of pre-merger practices. However, as required by the language in Section 8.I.3.c., upon release to crew rest, Scheduling will only contact a Reserve during the last hour of the crew rest period at the home base.  

The crew rest periods are different depending on the flying in the previous duty period. This rule applies across the board for all periods of crew rest be it 12, 14, or 18 hours.  In addition, Flight Attendants are not obligated to answer the telephone during this last hour of legal rest.

If you have additional questions, please contact your Local Council Reserve Committee.

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