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Weight and Balance Planning Changes Coming to B-757

Date: December 10, 2021

In accordance with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) directive, new safety guidelines in the operation of 757 aircraft are anticipated to be implemented in the near future.  In order to address maximum gross take-off weight during the winter, select seats will be blocked for weight and balance.  

A Safety Alert was issued with details regarding this FAA requirement and included the following information:

It is also important for those of us commuting that we are prepared for this potential reduction in available seats.

Keep in mind, when using Cabin Jumpseat Authority, our Contract provides for the following in Section 3.A.:

Jumpseat authority shall not be denied due to aircraft weight restrictions. The number of Flight Attendants using jumpseat authority on weight restricted flights may be limited to the
number of available (physical) jumpseats.

Please keep these provisions in mind while commuting.

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