8. November 2011 07:49
Federal Regulations Require Rest Between Training and ID
The Federal Aviation Administration "FAA" recently provided United with a clarification of FAR 121.467, which governs required rest prior to flight assignments. In order to ensure compliance with the regulation, United has modified the process by which Flight Attendant training assignments are scheduled. Our Contract Section 15.J.1. provides that legal rest requirements and maximum duty periods can be waived at the Flight Attendant's option when scheduled for training. In compliance with the FAR, training will not be assigned immediately preceding an ID since legal rest may not be waived below the minimum of 9 hours. When a lineholder bids to waive legal rest after a training assignment, the legal rest may be waived down to a minimum of nine "9" hours between the release time of the training assignment and the report time of the next ID.