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Reserves Ascertain Next-Day Assignment

Date: June 10, 2020


MEC Reserve Committee

Reserve Preferencing and Clean-Up assignments are finalized each evening by 1930 HDT. All Reserves scheduled to be available the following day are required to ascertain their assignment by utilizing one of the automated means provided by the company (i.e., checking the Master Schedule, acknowledging the CCS Priority Message, etc.). If a Reserve is unable to do so, or if the automated system malfunctions, the affected Reserve must call the Crew Desk for their assignment. 

At 1930 HDT, Reserves will be assigned to one of the following:

  • A specific pairing: A CCS Priority Message will be sent indicating the pairing number and report time, and the pairing will appear in the Master Schedule. Report to the departure gate at check-in time.
  • Standby Reserve: A CCS Priority Message will be sent indicating the Standby location following an “X” (e.g., “XLGA”) and report time, and the same information will appear in the Master Schedule. Report to the domicile or co-terminal and call scheduling at check-in time using the designated telephone.
  • Release (RLSD): A CCS Priority Message will be sent, and “RLSD” will appear in the Master Schedule. You are free from contact for the following day until the 1930 assignment process prior to your next day of availability.
  • Ready ReserveNo CCS Priority Message will be sent, and the Reserve day will remain blank in the Master Schedule. In other words, if you have not been assigned to a pairing, to Standby or Released for the next day, you have been assigned to Ready Reserve. You must be able to report within a minimum of three (3) hours.

Additional information is available as it applies to Line holders transitioning to Reserve can be found in the following Elines publication.

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