Assignment of Pre-0500 Check-ins to Reserves
July 10, 2019
MEC Reserve Committee
JCBA Section 8.H.5. provides open positions with check-in times between 0001 and 0459, inclusive, will be assigned to Ready Reserves in compliance with the Notice of Assignment provisions of Section 8.K.1: “A Reserve shall be given fifteen (15) hours’ notice at the domicile point before departure time except when the need for a Reserve cannot be determined at least fifteen (15) hours in advance of the flight, a lesser notice may be given.”
In order to comply with these Contractual provisions, check-ins prior to 0500 the following day, whether a standby assignment or specific pairing, should be assigned prior to the Reserve Preferencing process occurring for that day to a Flight Attendant who is on Ready Reserve for the current day and has availability for the duration of the assignment. Once assigned, the Flight Attendant should then be released for the remainder of the current day. If the Flight Attendant assigned to such a check-in cannot be contacted at the time the assignment is made due to legal rest, the assignment will be placed in the Flight Attendant’s line and she/he will be contacted at the conclusion of the legal rest period.
NOTE: Scheduling may attempt to contact a Reserve during the last hour of a legal rest period, however, the Reserve is not required to be telephone available until the full legal rest period has concluded.
In the event a Reserve is contacted prior to the last hour of a legal rest period, the settlement of MEC 3-19 provides the crew scheduler will restart the rest as soon as she/he discovers the error. If this does not occur, the individual Flight Attendant whose legal rest has been interrupted must bring the violation to the Company’s attention within the same rest period in which the improper contact was made.
If you have additional questions, please contact your Local Council.