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Is it a Sit…or is it actually Airport Standby?

A union won’t eliminate the need for sit times, but as part of any contract negotiations, we can bargain for workplace improvements involving sits.

  • Long sits can be exhausting - leading to fatigue at times when we need to be at the top of our game, focused on safety, and able to make quick decisions as needed.
  • Lowering the threshold for day rooms would help alleviate fatigue and help us remain top notch first responders in the sky.
  • Did you know Flight Attendants at American and United are contractually guaranteed a hotel for scheduled and unscheduled sits greater than 4 hours

  • If we are at the airport on a sit, we’re at work. That means we deserve to be paid that way.
    • Currently, the company is using our long sits as unpaid, uncredited standby and these sits can result in a reroute.
  • With a union, WE can decide how we’re compensated for that time - such as:
    • Sit pay after a certain amount of time has passed
    • 1:2 pay similar to sitting standby
    • Capping the number of hours a crew member can sit per day/rotation
    • Limits on sits when flying red eyes
  • Check out what Alaska Flight Attendants negotiated into their AFA Contract. Here’s how they get compensated for their time: “Scheduled or actual ground time in excess of 2 hours (2.00) between flights in the same duty period will be paid an additional one (1.0) TFP (Trip For Pay; a bit more than an hour of flight time pay)”.

So the next time you’re sitting for hours with no end in sight, remember it doesn’t have to be that way. You should be getting paid or the company should pay for your hotel!

Sign a card, wear your AFA pin, and join our campaign.

In Solidarity, 
Your Delta AFA Organizing Committee