Reserve Committee Report
MEC Reserve Chair, Jarod McNeill and LEC Chair, Antoine Rouse
Please welcome Antoine Rouse as the new LEC Reserve Chair!
Antoine started his career with Alaska Airlines in May of 2016. After successfully completing probation, he immediately began serving on the Seattle reserve committee. Antoine studied human services and counseling and criminal justice at Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia, KY. He has an associates degree in Social Sciences. Antoine is newly married as of April to Jeremiah. They have one biological child and are also foster parents. Antoine commutes from Owensboro, KY to Seattle. Antoine is excited about serving the Seattle based reserve flight attendants as the Seattle LEC Reserve Chair.
Reserve Reposition How To
One great aspect with the new Crew Access system is the ability for reserves to reposition(Shift) days instantly. This is a two-step process:
Step One is to pull the report to see what days are available for Shifting
To pull the report:
- Home screen of Crew Access
- Click on the Hamburger Menu (Menu option upper left corner)
- Click Reports
- Click Reports on Demand
- Click Cabin Reserve Coverage
- Enter dates and base (full month)
- Click Generate
- Click Download
Once the Cabin Reserve Coverage report populates you can now see what days are opened and closed for Shifting.
Step Two is to Shift the days
Once you find an open date you want to shift into to you will Shift that date as outlined below:
- Home Screen of Crew Access
- Click Roster
- Click the icon of the day you are wanting to Shift (the day you are currently working)
- The icon should turn into a check mark and you’ll notice that you have an item your “Cart” on the top right hand corner of the screen.
- Click on the Cart
- Enter Target date (date you currently have off, but are wanting to work)
- Select trade option Shift (it is the only option)
- Click Blue Shift Bar
If Crew Access goes back to your home screen (roaster view) the Shift trade was successful, or “approved.” To verify, look at your Roster. The Target day you selected is now a reserve day and you are off on the day you were originally scheduled.
If the Shift is “not approved” crew access will stay on the same Shift screen and will display a red error message:
Shift denied due to an illegality or Shift denied due to day is closed.
The red error text will give you details of the denied Shift.
- If a day is closed, check back often as days can close and open at any time
- Please remember there is no warning page asking if you are sure you want to complete the Shift
- Be sure you have the correct dates selected once you hit shift the system WILL process it if it is an allowable Shift.
It seems that summer flying started early this year. Seattle based reserves are being tagged more times than not. Please remember your health is important, stay well rested, and hydrated. Also remember that they offer emergen-c for free in the Seattle Base Office!
Reserve Repositioning (Shifting) Starts on the 15th of EVERY month at 2pm (pst)
Flight Attendants do NOT have the ability to call out fatigued without receiving points. If you are fatigued, you can call in sick online, but please know that you will receive contractual points in accordance with §32. If you feel as if you are flying fatigued (for any reason including being tagged) please submit an ASAP to protect yourself.
REMEMBER if you are not used for a trip or APSB once assigned ER you are entitled to 1 TFP above guarantee. Submit an Activity Claim Form (ACF).
Layovers are considered non-contactable times! You are NOT required to answer your phone when Crew Scheduling calls if you are on a layover. Crew scheduling may use the hotel phone to contact you as well. Again, you are NOT required to answer and this is the same contractual application if you are on probation.
Remember to refresh your browser, often, to see “live” information in Crew Access
Frequently Asked Questions
I was converted to ER when there is someone who has less TFP then I do is this legal?
Yes, ER conversions are at Crew Scheduling’s discretion and may not appear to follow LTFA.
I reported for a flight at 5am Chicago Time (3am Seattle Time) and I was tagged when I returned to base is this legal?
Yes, even though you are on duty at 4:29am Seattle time you must be on duty at 4:29am Local departure time (in this case Chicago) for the night rule to apply.
My release time was 5am and I am a PM reserve still good for 2 days. When is my earliest report?
Your earliest report time is 4:30pm (11.5 hours of rest) however you may be contacted at 2pm (9 hours of rest) to be notified of your 4:30pm report time. (Note: There is no contractual language to provide SILENT rest. Crew Scheduling can still contact you, but you are not required to answer the call.)
What does the time designation next to my name on LTFA report mean? Is that report time or contactable time?
The time showed on LTFA is your earliest report time (11.5 hours after release.) Keep in mind, that you only have 9 hours of silent rest, so crew scheduling may call you 2.5 hours prior to that time.
Thank you MEC Reserve Chair, Jarod McNeill, for your assistance with the Seattle Reserve Committee over the past two months!