The Committee is responsible for assisting Local Reserve Committees in resolving problems, as well as working with the MEC Grievance Committee to resolve system-wide Schedule and Reserve violations. The Reserve Committee shall be responsible to monitor all problems specific to Flight Attendants holding a reserve schedule. The committee shall assist with contract interpretation of reserve issues in the Contract, facilitate Reserve Flight Attendant interaction with Crew Scheduling, and educate Reserve Flight Attendants on applicable contract provisions.
This Committee acts in an advisory role to the LEC and MEC Officers on all Reserve matters. We will also help educate the Reserve group about our Contract. When questions do arise, we will relay the current and correct information about Reserves' rights and work rules. We are also available to help answer any questions that a Reserve Flight Attendant may have about pay, bidding, and their legal rest. We are also the first point of contact for Reserve questions, concerns and issues.
Many of our Flight Attendants have Reserve lines, and with the ever-changing flying that we have, it is essential to be familiar with the Reserve process. We understand that confusion arises from those who remember the Reserve system from past years and the many evolving/different methods.
Since the Reserve process changed over time, you need to be mindful of the current process.
Please know that the company has its own internal process for crew scheduling. While we work with the company to understand what is currently implemented, we can rely on the Collective Bargaining Agreement (a.k.a. “Contract”) as a blueprint and essential reference. When it comes to building policy around that – and as a result of our negotiations - the company is working on a guide to share with the membership. As of this writing, we have no hard date on when this will be published.
While the MEC Reserve Guide may be helpful, we encourage you to go through the 2020 CBA. Learn the provisions and review any information that is specific to Reserves. This guide is a living document, and we will add/edit it in the months ahead.
Master Executive Council Committees
Local Executive Council 43, Honolulu-Base
Grievance and Reserve Committee Update
September 20, 2022
re: Daily Flight Schedule (DFS) Posting, Preferential Bidding System (PBS), Reserves are not required to answer Scheduling calls before/after RAP
Dear Fellow Flight Attendants,
After our review of the past week’s Scheduling Clarification Review (SCR) forms, we hope that the fol...
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Honolulu Council 43
Reserve Representative Vacant
Los Angeles Council 47
2022 Committee Updates
After reviewing this week’s Scheduling Clarification Review (SCR) forms, the following reminders may help you: FLIGHT RELEASE PROGRAM, CBA Section 17.Q In working with our MEC Negotiating Committee Chair Ka`imi Lee, we discussed the history of Flight Release on property. Ka`imi provided great insight to help us understand the program and its history. [...]
After our review of this week’s Scheduling Clarification Review forms, we hope that the following may help some of you moving forward. RESERVE GUARANTEE DAY OFF (GDO) PICK-UP REMINDER Reserve Flight Attendants who are picking up on your red circle day off (a.k.a. GDOs), please review Collective Bargaining Agreement Section 8.B.1.b: ● Such flying shall [...]
The Council 43 Grievance Team attempts to gather additional information for some of your clarifications via email or phone call. However, in-line with the AFA policy, we do not communicate with you using the Company email. For security and privacy, we ask that you supply your current personal email address for us to work with you. From time to time, we also call [...]
Open Time is processed each day at 1800HST. Requests must be submitted at least thirty (30) hours prior to the date of departure. (Example: A request for a grouping departing on Thursday must be received by 1800HST on Tuesday.) When a Flight Attendant (FA) requests to trade a grouping with an open time grouping on different calendar days, Crew Scheduling [...]
Many Flight Attendants use the FC View Application for their updates or changes to their schedules. Please note that the FC View app is not a HA issued tool. In order to reduce confusion or discrepancies, please use the Company platforms like CrewTrac or FLICA. If you are a Reserve Flight Attendant, your schedule has the potential to change. Please do not rely on the FC View app [...]
The Company is currently using the Previous Contract Language to assign Reserves, as the Automated System negotiated in the New Contract has not been implemented. • The exception is HNL which is using the 3 Reserve Availability Periods (RAP) [...]
2021 Committee Updates
To provide some background, our 2020 Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) was ratified in April 2020. Since then, with the chaos created by the pandemic, there have been delays in implementing the new language. For the past few months, crew scheduling has been placing CMF Flight Attendants directly on the standby list and then, when there were still flights available, assigning Reserve Flight Attendants who were CMF in inverse seniority. [...]
Many of our Flight Attendants have Reserve lines, and with the ever-changing flying that we have, it is essential that Reserve Flight Attendants are familiar with the Reserve process. We understand that confusion arises from those who remember the Reserve system from past years and the many evolving/different methods. Since the Reserve process changed over time [...]
2020 Committee Updates
Many of our Flight Attendants have Reserve lines and with the ever-changing flying that we have, it is important that Reserve Flight Attendants are familiar with the Reserve process. We understand that confusion arises from those who remember the Reserve system from past years and the many evolving/different processes. Since the Reserve process changed [...]
It has come to our attention there has been an increase of sick calls by Reserve Flight Attendants after Crew Scheduling has given an assignment. The company has included Reserve reminders in the January 2021 bid packet. Since we have many Flight Attendants who are unfamiliar with Reserve guidelines, it is recommended to review this important [...]