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Interruption of Reserve Legal Rest while at Home

Date: November 13, 2019

Reserve Legal Rest (at home domicile) is provided for under Sections 8.I.3.a. of our Contract.  Reserve (RSV) Flight Attendants shall have twelve (12) hours free from duty at their home domicile. In addition, following an International pairing, a Reserve will be provided with legal rest specific to the pairing completed as set forth in Section 6.W.2 of our Contract.

Upon release to crew rest, crew scheduling will only contact a Reserve during the last hour of the crew rest period at the home base. MEC 3-19 was filed when the company failed to recognize the Contractual legal rest period and has been sustained.  When violated, the remedy provides that when a Flight Attendant’s legal rest period at home is interrupted by crew scheduling, the rest period shall be restarted as soon as the error is discovered or is brought to the company’s attention within the same rest period in which the improper contact was made.

For all of the above reasons, Flight Attendants have level of responsibility to know their legal rest legalities at home based on the previous pairing worked. Said another way, the best way to protect your legal rest at home is to know your Contractual legalities.

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