Reserve Process / Assignment
Open Time Snapshot
The list of assignments in open time will be captured and considered frozen. Any flying that opens after the snapshot will still be available to Lineholders for pick-up. Taken @ 1500 HDT.
Reserve Assignment Window
Reserves may input their assignment preferences for the next day. Closes @ 1600 HDT.
(Reopens after assignment process @ 1930 HDT)
Reserve Preferencing Process
Reserve assignments made by the Preferencing system for check-ins from 0400-2359 the next day. Runs @ approx.. 1700 HDT.
Reserve Assignments Completed
Reserves must ascertain their assignment for the next day using one of the automated means, or by contacting Crew Scheduling between 1930-2400 HDT.This is a change for West Coast domiciles.
Assigned Standby Reserve
Reserve is released to check-in. If coming from a day of Ready Reserve, the Reserve remains on Ready Reserve status until midnight.
Assigned a Pairing
·Reserve is released to check-in if assigned during the 1930 process.
·If assigned a pairing as a Ready Reserve after 1930, the Reserve may be displaced from the pairing by a Lineholder up to 15 hours prior to check-in.
If coming from a day of Ready Reserve, the Reserve remains on Ready Reserve status until midnight.
Assigned to Ready Reserve
Reserve is required to be phone available at 0001 for assignments that check-in at 0400 or later. If coming from another day of Reserve, the Reserve obligation is continuous.
Reserve is released from phone availability until the assignment process for their next day of availability. If coming from a day of Ready Reserve, the Reserve remains on Ready Reserve status until midnight.
Displaced by a Lineholder
Up to 15 hours prior to check-in. If displaced, the Flight Attendant is returned to the Ready Reserve list, and may be reassigned.
Standby may fulfill FAA minimum required to board a departing flight while awaiting a delayed crew member.
·When crew arrives, the Pre-boarding Flight Attendant returns to Standby if time remains in the period.
·If crew does not arrive in time for departure, the Pre-boarding Flight Attendant will remain with the flight and be assigned a pairing.
Maximum of four (4) Pre-Boarding assignments per Standby. Reserve will be released to legal rest if pre-boarding ends after 4-hour Standby period has concluded.
Released to Legal Rest
When blocking-in from a pairing, Standby or pre-boarding assignment, and following any required time for debrief and customs, a Reserve will be released to their prescribed legal rest. The Reserve will then participate in the assignment process for their next day of availability.