Saturday, January 30, 2021
Last year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Company sought and received an FAA exemption for our annual training requirements. The FAA offered a one-time exemption for qualifications to be extended through the spring and summer of 2020 to facilitate CQ training.
There are no FAA plans to allow a similar type of exemption for the 2021/2022 training calendar, and now Flight Attendants must attend CQ training in their respective base months. As in years past, your web-based training (WBT) will be loaded two months before physically attending class and may be completed at any time prior.
You will be required to attend training in your base month, which can be viewed on your PBS dashboard, or your HI*9 in mobile CCI.
If you participated in the FAA exemption program and have a question on when your base month might be, please refer to the following two scenarios:
FA Cruise’s base month is April. Due to the FAA exemption, he attended CQ training in June of last year. His base month and the month he will be expected to attend training will be April of 2021.
FA Markle’s base month is March. Due to the FAA exemption, she attended CQ training in May of last year. Her base month will still be March. Because March is the last month of the CQ academic cycle, and FA Markle was pushed into the CQ 2020-2021 academic year, she will attend the same program in March of 2021.
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