CRJ Contract Quick Reference Guide 

Days Off 

-All Lineholders will be constructed with a minimum of 10 days off. 

-A Flight Attendant will have at least 1 calendar day off in domicile in 7 days. 

-A Flight Attendant may waive this provision provided FAR’s are met.

Hours of Service 

-Duty-in time 

 In domicile will normally commence 60 minutes prior to scheduled departure of a trip or 

check-in whichever is later. The Company may adjust your duty-in period for some or all trips 

to any time between and including 45 minutes and 60 minutes when necessary for operation 

needs. If done after the bid award, the FA will be notified as soon as practicable. 

 

Away from domicile will normally commence 45 minutes prior to scheduled departure of a 

trip or check-in whichever is later. The Company may adjust your duty-in period for some or 

all trips to any time between and including 30 minutes and 45 minutes when necessary for 

operation needs. If done after the bid award, the FA will be notified as soon as practicable. 

-Duty-out time

terminates 15 minutes after block-in of the flight or actual release from duty, 

whichever is later. After block-in plus 15 minutes, a Flight Attendant may not be assigned additional 

flying for that duty period unless the Company has attempted to contact the flight Attendant to 

assign additional flying before that time, in which case she/he will be deemed not to have dutied 

out and may be assigned additional flying.

Duty Limitations 

-FAs shall not be scheduled or rescheduled to be on duty more than 14 consecutive hours. 

-A duty period will not be scheduled to exceed fourteen (14) hours. 

-Actual duty periods will not exceed sixteen (16) hours (“actual duty limit”). 

-A Flight Attendant may volunteer to complete a flight that would cause her/him to exceed the 

actual duty limit. A Flight Attendant who does not want to voluntarily exceed the actual duty limit 

will notify the Company as early as possible, particularly considering the Company’s opportunity to 

replace the Flight Attendant, and she/he will be placed into rest so as not to exceed the actual duty limit.

Rest Periods 

-The Company will schedule a Flight Attendant for at least ten (10) hours of rest following the end of 

a trip at her/his domicile. Rest in domicile may be reduced on an unscheduled basis as long as a 

Flight Attendant receives at least nine (9) hours of rest at the end of a trip in domicile. 

-The Company will schedule a Flight Attendant for at least eight (8) hours of rest following the end 

of a duty period that ends away from her/his domicile. If a Flight Attendant receives less than nine 

(9) hours of rest following such duty period, she/he will be scheduled for no more than twelve (12) hours of duty in her/his next duty period.

Personal Drops 

-A Flight Attendant may request to drop a trip into Daily Open Time; such request may be approved 

at Company discretion. 

-A Flight Attendant may request to apply unused earned vacation to drop one (1) trip or one (1) 

block of reserve days per year, so long as she/he has a sufficient balance in her/his earned vacation 

bank to cover the number of days of the trip dropped or block of reserve days. Such request must 

be made electronically no later than seventy-two (72) hours prior to the start of the trip or reserve 

block at issue and the Company will respond electronically no later than twenty-four (24) hours 

prior to the start of the trip or reserve block at issue. Requests will be granted electronically 

consistent with the needs of service. A denial will be made electronically, including the reason for 

the denial. The vacation day(s) used for purposes of this paragraph will be deducted in one (1) block 

from the last vacation period bid by the Flight Attendant. [Example: In June 2007, Flight Attendant A 

drops a three (3) day trip in accordance with this paragraph. Her last vacation period is the week of 

December 3-9, 2007. The last three (3) days of that vacation period (December 7-9) would be 

deducted from her vacation bid.] 

Company Scheduling Adjustments after Final Bid Awards 

-To protect the integrity of the schedule, the Company may reassign/reschedule a Regular 

Lineholder’s trip by adding or deleting flights or assigning the Flight Attendant to a different flight(s). 

A Regular Lineholder may also be extended through the involuntary assignment of additional flights 

provided the additional flights are scheduled to depart from the Lineholder’s domicile after her/his 

originally scheduled duty out time. 

-The reassigned/rescheduled/extended trip must be scheduled to operate on the same day(s) as the 

original trip(s), regardless of when the reassignment/reschedule/extension occurs or how many 

times the Flight Attendant is rescheduled/reassigned/extended, absent consent by the Flight 

Attendant to the contrary. 

-A Regular Lineholder will not be required to remain available at a domicile airport without an 

assignment beyond her/his assignment window of up to two (2) hours (five (5) hours during 

Irregular Operation (IROP) conditions) for the purpose of accepting further assignment. The 

assignment window will begin the later of: (1) Notification of rescheduling; (2) The last-block in; or 

(3) Report time. 

-The Flight Attendant may be required to report immediately for an assignment made during the 

assignment window. If an assignment is made during the assignment window that is scheduled to 

depart more than three (3) hours after the assignment has been made, the Flight Attendant will not 

be required to remain at the airport. 

-If the Flight Attendant is not given an assignment during the assignment window, she/he will be 

released until her/his next assignment. 

-A Flight Attendant will not be required to remain available at the airport for the purpose of 

accepting further assignment beyond her/his originally scheduled release time in her/his domicile. 

-The Company will make reasonable attempts to notify a Flight Attendant in a timely manner of a 

known cancellation, reschedule or extension.

Drafting 

-To protect the integrity of the schedule, the Company may draft a Flight Attendant to fly on her/his 

scheduled day(s) off. 

-The following order of assignment will be used. However, the Company is not required to burn 

through its last Reserve prior to drafting. 

 

Available Reserves in domicile; 

 

The most junior Flight Attendant available in domicile; 

 

Available out-of-domicile Reserves, if practical; 

 

The most junior Flight Attendant available at another domicile, if practical. 

-A Flight Attendant who is drafted will be paid and credited the greater of: (1) his/her applicable 

hourly rate times one hundred fifty percent (150%) for all actual or scheduled, whichever is greater, 

drafting flight pay hours; or (2) three and one-half (3.5) hours (5 hours for a Nap) at her/his applicable hourly rate of pay.