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Deadhead - Reschedule to Work

Date: April 19, 2019

MEC Communications Committee 

Flight Attendants continue to ask about the circumstances under which management is permitted to re-schedule a deadheading Flight Attendant to working status on the same aircraft.  

On January 1, 2019, AFA published the outcome of an Implementation Mediation.   

United and AFA agreed to clarify the JCBA terms regarding the rescheduling of deadheading Flight Attendants to working status on the flight they were scheduled to deadhead as follows:

1.    United may reschedule deadheading Flight Attendants to work the flight in order to:

a.       Maintain Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) required number of Inflight Crew,   including any required augmentation, and

b.       Reschedule Flight Attendants up to United’s Established Staffing Guidelines (“ESG”) to prevent understaffing.

2.    Nothing in this settlement limits United’s right to supplement additional staffing above the ESG through the creation of additional open positions.

For additional information, please refer to our January 1, 2019 E-lines for a more in-depth description of the process.

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