ARTICLE B10 ‑ IRREGULAR OPERATIONS
B10.01 BLOCK PROTECTION ‑ REASSIGNMENT: Where a Regular Blockholder loses a flight or flight sequence from his/her block as a result of a cancellation, consolidation, substitution, misconnection or illegality at Home Base, except illegality caused by blocked overlaps, s/he shall be subject to reassignment under Article B6.03 ‑ Reassignment. Where the irregular operation occurs while the Regular Blockholder is at
the airport, s/he must contact the Crew Resource Centre at that time.
B10.02 CREW ASSIGNMENT: Where Cabin Personnel are affected by an aircraft substitution, redesignation or consolidation, they shall be assigned to the flight that operates, in order of seniority, subject to classification and language requirements and aircraft complement as follows:
B10.02.01 Substitution: The scheduled crew.
B10.02.02 Redesignation: The scheduled crew on the flight redesignated as an extra section.
B10.02.03 Consolidation: The scheduled crew on the flight whose designator is used. Additional crew will be provided from the scheduled crew on the other flight involved.
B10.02.04 General: Reserve Blockholders shall be assigned after the Regular Blockholders on their flight.
B10.02.05 Cabin Personnel affected by an irregular operation may not be assigned in excess of the scheduled maximum duty period.
B10.03 MISCONNECTION: Where an employee is required to report to cover a projected misconnection, s/he shall operate the flight if the full incoming crew is not actually onboard twenty (20) minutes prior to the forecast departure. The “forecast departure” for the purpose of this Article is deemed as the forecast in effect (or current departure time) at the time of the incoming crew’s arrival at the aircraft.
B10.03.01 Notwithstanding the above, should contact be made with the incoming crew upon arrival (either initiated by the Crew Resource Centre or the crew), the outbound flight departure time at that moment will constitute the forecast of record and will be used to determine if the incoming crew will misconnect regardless of the actual subsequent departure time. Where the incoming crew does not operate the flight, they must contact the Crew Resource Centre on arrival, and will be subject to Article B6.03 -Reassignment.
NOTE: Where more than one crew merge to form an entire connecting crew, then each part of the connecting crew will be considered as a full incoming crew for the purpose of this Article.
B10.03.02 If, for whatever reason, neither crew (incoming or replacement) is on board twenty (20) minutes prior to departure, the first crew actually boarding the flight will operate. In any situation, should arrival be simultaneous, the incoming crew (as opposed to the replacement crew), will operate the flight.
B10.03.03 An employee assigned to cover a projected misconnection must be legal in all respects to operate the flight.
B10.04 GROUND DEADHEAD: Where deadheading is by surface transportation and berth accommodation is provided, or transportation without berth accommodation is acceptable to the employee, the maximum sixteen (16) hour duty period limitation will not apply. This provision only applies after operating a flight and where a layover would cause the employee to be illegal for his/her next flight.