April 6, 2021
With the successful passing of the Payroll Support Program (PSP), Flight Attendants across the system are returning to the line. While as Flight Attendants our numbers seem flush with people eager to return to work, the reality is thousands of us still require requalification training. Despite the numbers, because some of us lack the required qualifications, this may result in currently qualified Flight Attendants being utilized more than normal even with the reduction in typical flying, regardless of status as a lineholder or a Reserve.
Reserve Flight Attendants are encouraged to review and have a working knowledge of our Contractual Legalities. In the event of crew desk confusion or rushed short staffing situations mistakes may happen resulting in a Contractual Violation. Our Union and our Contract are here to support you as you work as Aviation’s First Responders.
The Reserve Survival Guide is one of the best tools a Flight Attendant working as a Reserve can have at their disposal. Contractual provisions are clarified and additional programing updates are deployed in CCS and other platforms, all of which may impact aspects of Reserve. You are also encouraged to refer to the One United updates on Flying Together and our unitedafa.org website for the most up to date implementation information.
If you have questions on any of the information contained within the Reserve Survival Guide, please e-mail the MEC Reserve Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org