Are you on Reserve in August? Since flying in the previous month now counts toward the 35/7 illegality beginning tomorrow, August 1st, APFA Representatives are standing by this weekend to assist you with the calculation. Reserve 35 hours in 7 days (35/7) will be a manual calculation until programming is implemented in October 2015.
A Flight Attendant who believes there is a 35/7 illegality with an assigned sequence may contact Crew Schedule to verify if there is an illegality. The Scheduler will review. If the Flight Attendant is illegal, the scheduler will make the necessary adjustment by:
Adjusting the sequence;
Swapping the Flight Attendant to another sequence; or
Placing the Flight Attendant back onto Ready Reserve as necessary.
Prior to making any changes, the scheduler will inform the Flight Attendant and give the option of waiving the 35/7 and retaining the trip. Due to programming limitations, waiving the 35/7 will be based on a trip by trip basis during this interim process.
Read more about the calculation of 35 hours in 7 days and where to turn to for help if you need it by clicking here.
ABOUT APFA: The Association of Professional Flight Attendants, founded in 1977, represents the more than 25,000 active flight attendants at American Airlines. In November 2011, American’s parent company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Throughout the bankruptcy trial, APFA President Laura Glading served on the Unsecured Creditors’ Committee where she advocated for the American Airlines Flight Attendants. In February 2013, American and US Airways announced their intention to combine the carriers and on December 9, 2013, AA exited bankruptcy and the merger was final. Achieving a merger inside bankruptcy is unprecedented in the industry and would not have occurred without the efforts of American’s labor unions, particularly APFA.