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Assignment of Crew Rest Periods

Date: February 19, 2019

The process by which Crew Rest is scheduled was implemented in July 2018. However, Flight Attendants have recently requested clarification pertaining to the crew break scheduling of the International Purser. As previously communicated, Section 3.DD.9.b. of our JCBA provides that it is the designated responsibility of the International Purser to schedule her/himself for crew rest to meet the operational needs of the flight. 

Additionally, the International Purser will honor seniority when scheduling and coordinating crew rest breaks among Flight Attendants, recognizing that one language speaker should be available at all times. 

The assignment of crew bunks is not based on seniority and Flight Attendants are expected to courteously work with each other in determining which crew bunks are occupied by whom.

Detailed information concerning the assignment of crew rest and when appropriate, crew bunks are available in E-lines publication dated, July 31, 2018, posted on unitedafa.org.

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