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Cabin Jumpseat Authority (CJA) on Weight Restricted Flights

Date: April 19, 2022

Section 3.A. in our Contract ensures that Flight Attendants following established procedures when requesting Cabin Jumpseat Authority (CJA), are not to be denied boarding on weight restricted flights when cabin jumpseats are available.  The protection on weight restricted flights applies to and is limited by the available Flight Attendant jumpseats on the flight in question.

Additionally, should seats be available in the cabin, after other stand-by passengers (revenue and non-revenue) have been accommodated, Flight Attendants may travel in the cabin, that is be cleared into available passenger seats when listing for cabin jumpseat authority, even if the jumpseats are occupied, provided that such travel does not displace revenue passengers.   However, while there may be passenger seats available, use of the passenger seats is not guaranteed on weight restricted flights to the same extent as the cabin jumpseat.

If you find yourself in a situation where there is confusion about the use of CJA on weight restricted flights, immediately contact your Local Council Office.

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