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Volunteer Boarding

Date: November 23, 2021

Information has been circulating that off-duty Flight Attendants have been “volunteering” and/or are being asked by supervisors or station personnel to “volunteer” to board aircraft before the assigned Flight Attendant(s) arrives at the gate. 

Flight Attendants who are not on duty, should not be completing any pre-departure duties, which include boarding. Management must follow the Order of Assignment process and volunteering Flight Attendants should not be a solution to inadequate staffing and schedule planning on the part of management.  In addition, anyone doing such work must be legal and we must ensure that doing so does not compromise the Flight Attendant’s legality for any future assignment.

We all must do what we can to defend our Contract. This is working Flight Attendant work. In short don’t volunteer. If you have any questions, please contact your Local Council.

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