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Staffing Changes Drive Changes to Work Position Effective February 1, 2019

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Source: AFA

Date: Jan 26, 2019

Source: Elines

The updated bid matrices incorporating the Polaris galley packing and service flow changes are effective, February 1, 2019. However, Flight Attendants are reminded that the February schedule month begins on January 30, 2019 therefore the international matrix reflects a mid-galley position on select fleet types for two days ONLY (January 30 and 31). Pairings 6400-6499.

Beginning February 1, 2019 Flight Attendants will need to reference the new responsibilities legend and bid matrices available in the cover pages of the February bid packets. 

The staffing sheets are posted on Flying Together as well as in our Link’s Content Locker. 

Note: The company has made a decision to continue to staff the 777W/X aircraft in the DEL market with eleven (11) Flight Attendants to support the company’s reliability metrics. The FAA minimum staffing required on this flight, including the augmented staffing for the duty period is ten (10) Flight Attendants. Were the company to staff the flight with the requisite ten (10) Flight Attendants, should any member of the crew become ill or unavailable on the layover, the crew complement would be reduced below the required minimum and the return flight would not be able to operate. By staffing the eleventh Flight Attendant, the company will be able to operate the flight as a result of having the FAA minimum of ten (10) Flight Attendants.

Please review the monthly Bid Packet for the company’s Established Staffing Guidelines (ESGs). If you have additional questions, please contact your Local Council Office for assistance.

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