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Domestic Minimum Legal Rest at Home and on Layover

Source: AFA

Date: Mar 22, 2019

Source: Elines

Section 6.V.3. of our JCBA provides guidance as it pertains to our negotiated contractual domestic legal rest requirements. 

At home, our minimum legal rest must consist of at least twelve (12) hours free from duty.  There are also negotiated provision that provide Flight Attendants with the ability to waive the minimum home legal rest in order to trip trade/pick up pairings, subject to the following:

1. The minimum home legal rest between the pairings shall be reduced to ten (10) hours minimum rest for all purposes;

2. In the event the Flight Attendant trades or drops one of the pairings resulting from the waiver and the minimum home legal rest between her/his pairings is reestablished, the ten (10) hour minimum rest shall no longer apply.

While on a domestic layover, our minimum Legal Rest if based on how far our layover hotel is from the airport location.

1. If the hotel is within approximately fifteen (15) minutes time from the airport and provided that prompt transportation is available, our legal rest is ten (10) hours free from duty. 

2. If the hotel is more than approximately fifteen (15) minutes time from the airport, our legal rest is eleven (11) hours free from duty.

In addition, Flight Attendants will be provided eight (8) hours Place of Lodging minimum rest at the layover hotel based upon your arrival time at the hotel. Always keep in mind, during irregularities or periods of lengthy delay caused by traffic or an accident on the route to the hotel from the airport, the Purser should contact Crew Scheduling to advise of the delayed arrival at the layover location to protect the eight (8) hour place of lodging minimum.  Where necessary, your pick-up will be rescheduled for the following morning.

If you have questions, contact your Local Council Representatives.

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