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Component Crew Rest Committee – LOU28 – June 2019

(This applies to AC Mainline only)
In our May 2019 bulletin entitled “OFAR SD Bunk and Interphone”, we provided information regarding the new policy pertaining to the Service Director bunk when the OFAR is occupied.  If you missed that bulletin, please click HERE.
In this bulletin we would like to focus on B5 overseas flights covered under LOU28.  This article has had many changes and additions over the years, and as such the article can be difficult to navigate.  The following is a “simplification” of LOU28.01, note 1, note 2, and note 3.  Crews are permitted to sleep on their break under the following conditions:
Flights scheduled or re-forecasted on day of departure of 7:01hrs-8:00hrs gate to gate

  • Cabin Crew may sleep for up to one (1) hour
  • Cabin Crew may sleep in last sold seats if available
  • If Crew Rest Unit (CRU) is available crew may only sleep in the CRU/OFAR
  • The service sequence may not be modified
  • Bunk kits will not be provisioned on aircraft with a CRU/OFAR

 
Flights scheduled or re-forecasted on day of departure of 8:01hrs-11:29hrs gate to gate

  • Cabin Crew may sleep for one (1) hour
  • Cabin Crew may sleep in last sold seats if available
  •    If Crew Rest Unit (CRU) is available crew may only sleep in the CRU/OFAR
  • The service sequence may be modified to provide the crew their full break period
  • Bunk kits will be provisioned on aircraft with a CRU/OFAR for the flight(s) within the pairing that are 8:01hrs-11:29hrs

 
Should there be issues in regards to the CRU, crew bunk kits etc, we encourage members to fill out both the CRU Failure Report and In-Flight Service Report (retain copies) and to contact their Local.
Flights operated on B767 that meet the criteria of LOU51 are entitled to two (2) seats blocked for crew use.  However, only those flights that are listed in the monthly LOU51 bulletin and/or have been identified by the company and verified by the Union, will have the two (2) dedicated crew seats.  All other B5 flights operated on the B767, will be covered under LOU28.
In Solidarity,
Component Crew Rest Committee

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