Tuesday, April 5, 2022
REQUIRED BASE EQUIPMENT SERVICE TRAINING (RBEST) & CQ
787 and 777 aircraft are required base equipment for PHL. Balloting for May equipment training is now open, and closes April 6th at 12 pm CT.
TBS balloting for CQ for May will also close on April 6th at 12 pm CT.
RESERVE NOT IN POSITION TO ACCEPT AN ASSIGNMENT
The company recently sent out a mobile CCI directed at Reserve Flight Attendants being where they are supposed to be when they are supposed to be there. This has sparked a lot of debate on social media and I have received a few calls and emails concerning the issue.
The JCBA has no requirement for Reserve Flight Attendants to live within a certain distance of your base airport. It is important to remember that when on a Reserve Availability Period (RAP), you must be able to report to the airport within two hours (three hours at a co-terminal) from the time you have been notified of a sequence by crew scheduling.
JCBA Section 12.H.1 is clear:
MINIMUM RESERVE CALL OUT TIME
A Reserve shall be required to report within two (2) hours from the time she/he is notified of a sequence by Crew Schedule. If a Reserve reports to the airport after check-in time for the sequence, she/he shall receive pay and credit for the sequence as if she/he had checked in for the sequence at the same time as the rest of the crew. As an exception, Reserve Flight Attendants at co-terminals shall be provided three (3) hours call out.
If you are in a location that doesn’t meet that requirement, then you are not in position to accept an assignment while serving a RAP. If you have any questions about this, please reach out to us for clarification.
APFA National Vice President Larry Salas addressed this last spring in a hotline when we saw an uptick in investigations and terminations from Reserve Flight Attendants not being in position to accept an assignment within two (2) hours. We are continuing to see investigations and terminations across many bases.
REMOVAL CODE CHART
This chart was shared with me by the MIA Base President. It is a helpful chart to help understand the removal codes on our HI1s:
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APFA PHL Base President