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Council 38 - Narita

About Council 38

Representing United Airlines Flight Attendants based at NRT. Local CWA #29038

Miso Scoop - Honoring Veterans, CQ 2020, Piggybacking, ROD, Reminders (Nov 11, 2019)

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  •  CWA Local #29038
  • AFA-CWA Council 38
    New Tokyo Intl Airport
    Terminal 1 - Central Building
    P.O. Box 168
    Narita-shi, Chiba-ken
    282-0011 Japan
    (map and directions)

Connect with Council 38

Tony Wetterer

Tony Wetterer


E-Mail: tony@afanrt.org

Sato Matsuhiro

Sato Matsuhiro

Vice President and LEC Secretary

E-Mail: sato@afanrt.org

Nobu Masui

Nobu Masui

Council Representative

E-Mail: nobu@afanrt.org

Miso Scoop - Honoring Veterans, CQ 2020, Piggybacking, ROD, Reminders (Nov 11, 2019)

In this edition:

  • Honoring Veterans
  • CQ 2020 Changes *Important Information*
  • Difference Between Piggybacking and Back to Back 
  • Restoration Of Day Off
  • Reminders 

Honoring Veterans

Today we honor our colleagues, friends and family who are veterans.  We salute you, and thank you for your service!

"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them". ~John Fitzgerald Kennedy

CQ 2020 Changes  *Important Information*


As CQ 2019 concludes at the end of November, the company has announced in Inflight Services Weekly some notable changes to CQ 2020 which begins December 2019.  CQ 2020 will be a two-day program with Day 1 being Regulatory Training and Day 2 consisting of Customer Service Training (CST).


Additionally, beginning in December 2019 for the 2020 CQ year, the company is launching CQ trimester CBTs to replace the previously required method of yearly CBTs. Each CBT is required to be completed during three designated time periods.


Trimester 1 Launch Date: December 1 - Due Date: January 29

Trimester 2 Launch Date: March 1 - Due Date : April 29

Trimester 3 Launch Date: September 1 - Due Date October 30


Each required trimester CBT session will launch at midnight CST and must be completed by 2359 CST on the due date.


Each trimester CBT session is estimated to take approximately three hours and per JCBA Section 11.B.2., each trimester CBT session will be paid one hour (1:00) flight time and credit for every three hours (3:00), prorated. In no case shall a Flight Attendant receive less than one hour (1:00) flight time pay and credit.


Please review the CQ 2020 and CBT training info packet as well as the FAQ on Flying Together or in your Link.



Difference between Piggybacking and Back to Back Pairings


There’s still some confusion with regards to piggybacking pairings (Section 7.I.16), vs. back to back pairings (Section 6.W.2).


“Back to back pairings” are governed by Section 6.W.2 of the JCBA, which speaks to legal rest at home.  For example, you can arrive from an early GUM pairing at 9:55am, and after customs and debrief :30, you can pick up another pairing after 10 hours of legal rest, or any pairing checking in at 20:25 on the same day.  Depending on the time of year, this would allow you to potentially come in on the early Guam flight, and work another pairing, the late Guam for example, on the same day.


“Piggybacking” of pairings are governed by Section 7.I.16 of the JCBA.  This provision, which is currently not implemented, will eventually allow you to combine two different pairings, into one, so long as the combined duty period limitations are legal.  For example, you could arrive from an early GUM pairing, and then “piggyback” it to a different early GUM pairing on the same day, so long as the combined duty period for both segments does not exceed the Maximum Scheduled Duty period.


The Union continues to push the company to get this Section of the Agreement implemented, and we will advise you once it is.



Restoration of Day Off


Restoration of Day Off (ROD) is governed by Section 7.R of the JCBA.  It is important to note, that when the company infringes on your day off, even if you are above Minimum Days Off, you are still entitled to a ROD.  You have 90-days after the original day was lost, in order to restore your day.


You have two options for payment of a ROD.  The first is to simply take five hours (5:00) of pay, and not restoring a day.  These hours will be added to your ‘Add Pay’.


The second option is to restore a day on an actual pairing.  For example, you can restore day 1 of a LAX trip, and you get paid for the segment.  You are then subject to reassignment for day 2 and 3.  You can turn down the reassignment, and just get paid for the day 1 segment, or you can take the reassignment (RX) which is only good for day 2 and 3, they cannot go beyond, and if you are not used you get paid for the entire pairing.


Keep in mind that if you are restoring a day off in the current month, Crew Scheduling can deny the ROD if they do not have enough Reserve coverage for the day.  If you are restoring a day off for the new month, and you call during the “Work With” window, Crew Scheduling cannot deny the ROD.


Please contact any of the Officers or volunteers if you have any questions.  





November 8:  Second Round Vacation Bid Begins

November 16:  Second Round Vacation bids close 0800 HDT

November 20:  Second Round Vacation Awards Posted

November 20:  January Job Shares & One Month COLA Bids Due 1000 HDT

November 23:  Labor Thanksgiving Day - NRT

November 24:  Working Crew Member Holiday Buddy Travel Begins

December 1 – January 29:  Trimester 1 CQ 2020 CBT Requirement 

December 5:  Vacation Instant Trading Opens

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