Change to US Daylight Saving Time on Sunday
March 9, 2023
Don’t forget to set your clocks forward one hour on Sunday, March 12, 2023 at 0200 in observance of the change to daylight saving time in the United States. The only parts of the US that do not have daylight saving time are Hawaii, most of Arizona, Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and American Samoa. Although Arizona observes standard time, the Navajo Nation, a Native American territory in the north-east of the state, which also crosses over into New Mexico and Utah, does make the twice a year time shift.
As a reminder, the change to daylight saving time in Europe will occur on March 26, 2023.
As provided for in Section 6.V.3. of our Contract, the layover minimum legal rest (off-duty) periods may be reduced by one hour when these off-duty periods extend to or beyond 0200 standard time on the designated day when the change from standard time to daylight time occurs, unless such reduction would result in a legal rest below the established FAA minimum.
This is the time change period where we all need to be mindful that any delay could result in an illegal layover and that we must still have the minimum ten (10) hours legal rest over the time change. Of course, the upside to the “loss” of an hour: more light at the end of each day which can be used for reviewing the latest news from our Contract 2021 negotiations website (www.contract2021.org).