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Reserve Contact Following Legal Rest

Date: December 8, 2018


MEC Reserve Committee

Reserves continue to report confusion as to when Crew Scheduling may contact them following legal rest period. As required by the language in Section 8.I.3.c., upon release to legal rest, scheduling may attempt to contact a Reserve during the last hour of legal rest period at the home base.  

The legal rest periods are different depending on the flying in the previous duty period. This rule applies across the board for all periods of legal 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 even though the company is permitted to attempt contact during the last hour of the legal rest period. If you have additional questions, please contact your Local Council Representatives.

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