Collective Bargaining Agreement

2005-2010

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Airplane Tidying 4.K

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Section 4.K. of our Contract provides guidelines for tidying.

4.K.     Airplane Tidying
A Flight Attendant's duties shall include the tidying of aircraft in flight and on through flights. Flight Attendants may be required to perform additional responsibilities beyond tidying, such as trash pick-up and maintaining a neat cabin appearance throughout the trip sequence. Such duties may also include picking up supplies or depositing trash on the boarding device (e.g., jet bridge), but Flight Attendants shall not be required to perform these duties at the termination of a duty day. On terminating flights and flight segments scheduled for three (3) hours or more duration, Flight Attendants shall not be required to perform any tidying duties after terminating passengers have deplaned. A Flight Attendant's duties shall not include the cleaning of any aircraft.

Tidying, Not Cleaning

Flight Attendants are not required to clean the airplanes.  Flight Attendants do not clean tray tables, reach into seat pockets, clean toilets or do anything that will jeopardize our safety.

Scope of Tidying

We keep the cabin tidy by picking up visible litter throughout the flight.  We make announcements to ask passengers to pass the newspapers and other trash to the aisle for collection.  Announcements of this type started when we had the Shuttle but it was carried over to the mainline without management requesting it. 

Tidying may include placing trash bags on the jet bridge and/or retrieving cabin supplies from the jet bridge.  We do not, however, violate the SCOPE CLAUSE of any other labor groups. 

Tidying at Conclusion of Flight

On terminating flights and flight segments over 3 hours we tidy until the last passenger has deplaned and on through flights scheduled less than 3 hours we tidy to completion.

No Difference for TED Flights

Tidying duties are the same for TED flights.  On August 14, 2007 an arbitrator ruled in favor of AFA and confirmed that there is no difference between tidying on mainline and TED flights.

Tidying Responsibilities in Example:

XXXDSL 8850 EFF 08/22/07 THRU 08/22/07 DOM DEN EQP TED CAT S 3
CREW: FS M N
FRQ     D   EQP FLT# DPTARV DPTR ARVL   L/O  TTL  ACM  DTM  ERR
...W...     20Y 1416 LASDEN 1709 2010    50  201  201           
            20Y 1443 DENONT 2100 2209  1551  209  410  615
            20Y 1426 ONTDEN 1400 1711   124  211  211
            20Y 1470 DENMIA 1835 0027  1650  352  603  827
            20Y 1405 MIADEN 1717 1928   117  411  411
            20Y 1583 DENLAS 2045 2138    00  153  604  836
                T/D  3 BID  1617 TTL 1617 TMA  5359 M/$ 80.97

M-MEAL BOARDED-1470/23 DEN
M-MEAL BOARDED-1405/24 MIA

IBS Information:

Flight 1416/22
THIS IS AN ORIGINATING FLIGHT.
TICKET TAKER IN POSITION AT: 1639
FR   DEP  LATE  TO   ARV   LATE  PLN#  TM CHG  SK BLK  FLT TM
LAS  1709  :00  DEN  2010   :00  4851  +01:00  02:01   01:47
DEN  2110  :00  MSY  0042   :00  4849

Flight 1426/23
THIS IS AN ORIGINATING FLIGHT.
TICKET TAKER IN POSITION AT: 1330
FR   DEP  LATE  TO   ARV  LATE  PLN#  TM CHG  SK BLK  FLT TM
ONT  1400  :00  DEN  1711  :00  4841  +01:00  02:11   01:56
DEN  1800  :00  FLL  2342  :00  4841

Flight 1405/24
THIS IS AN ORIGINATING FLIGHT.
TICKET TAKER IN POSITION AT: 1647
FR   DEP  LATE  TO   ARV  LATE  PLN#  TM CHG  SK BLK  FLT TM
MIA  1717  :00  DEN  1928  :00  4841  -02:00  04:11   03:52
DEN  2015  :00  ONT  2124  :00  4841

Flight 1583/24
THIS IS A THROUGH FLIGHT ARRIVING AT 2000 FROM FLL.
TICKET TAKER IN POSITION AT: 2015
FR   DEP  LATE  TO   ARV  LATE  PLN#  TM CHG  SK BLK  FLT TM
ONT  1400  :00  DEN  1711  :00  4885  +01:00  01:53   01:40

Flight/Date Station Crew Responsibility to Tidy: Reason
1416/22 DEN …until the last passenger has deplaned. Change of Aircraft in Denver
1443/22 ONT …until the last passenger has deplaned. Termination of Duty
1426/23 DEN …to completion. Through Flight Under 3 Hours
1470/23 MIA …until the last passenger has deplaned. Termination of Duty Period
1405/24 DEN …until the last passenger has deplaned. Flight Time Over 3 Hours
1583/24 LAS …until the last passenger has deplaned. Termination of Duty

Contract Reference

Section 4 - General

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