The Rules (Pilot FARs) Are
As a result of legislation and FAA rulemaking, new Pilot FARs affecting Flight
and Duty Time Limitations for pilots are scheduled to take effect within a year.
The new rules are the result of several industry events and initiatives by the
FAA and Congress to address pilot fatigue. The new pilot FARs vary greatly from
the current standards.
How does this affect Flight Attendants at US Airways (East)? The majority of
Flight Attendant lines and pairings are the same as East US Airways pilots. This
is in accordance with two "Me Too" clauses in our contract - Section 9A.1 and
Section 10.L. As a result, the changes to Pilot FARs will have an impact on our
pairings and lines once those changes take effect. The company has indicated
they will implement the new pilot FARs in line and pairing construction as soon
as October, 2013.
In response to requests from US Airways AFA members, our International Office
produced and mailed a booklet with a detailed overview of the new pilot FARs as
they relate to our flying, schedules, pairings and lines. The booklet has been
mailed to all East Flight Attendants homes. Some of you may have already
received the publication. If the mailing does not arrive at your home, please
contact your Local Council for a duplicate copy. We encourage you to take the
time to read this important information. Updated information will be provided as
it becomes available.
Your MEC Officers
AFA US Airways Website
Questions about WINGS? Please contact the EDS
Help Desk at (480) 693-6029 for assistance. More
information can also be found
1-855-4 USA AFA or 1-855-487-2232
AFA LOCAL NUMBERS
Council 41 DCA
Council 70 PHL 215-492-0840
Council 89 CLT 704-527-0325
After Hours Call
US AIRWAYS Benefits Information 800-872-4780
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