Fatigue

(SHS Sub-Committee)

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Raychel Armstrong (Administrator)

Domicile: AVL

Date of Hire: Feb 8th, 2012

702-919-1610  Committee Ext: 704

Email:

Other Member(s):

  • Sandy Barreiro

  • Aundrea Pung

  • Robert Payne

  • Dio Briceno

  • Shauna Boubon

  • Cody Yamada

Welcome to the Fatigue Sub-Committee page. Below you will find a break down of how the committee functions, and helpful resources along with FAQ’s. Please feel free to send us any questions or feedback you may have and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

How does this committee work? What role does the union play in this?

 

Our committee is comprised of the FRRC (Fatigue Review Risk). The Fatigue program includes a member of management, crew services and a union representative. The Fatigue agent(s) are also responsible on giving feedback when advised by the panel. These are called “peer-to-peer(s)” and allow the Fatigue agent(s) to give any feedback the committee feels important to relay to the individual.

Fatigue
Question or Concern?FatigueASAP@twu577.org   or
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Fatigue Chart

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FAQ's

How do I call out fatigued?


To call out fatigued you must call Crew Scheduling and notify them that you are fatigued. They will immediately remove you from your trip you are currently working or are about to work. You will then be sent home if you are in base or to a hotel to receive the standard 9 hours of rest. Once you have finished resting, you are required to fill out an AirSMS Fatigue Report. To do that, login onto G4Connect and click on the AirSMS tab at the bottom of the webpage. On the airSMS site you will see an option for Fatigue/ASAP, click on that and fill out the report within 24 hours of when you called fatigue.




Could I receive any punishment for calling out fatigued?


No, fatigue is non-punitive. You will not receive any points or punishment from calling in fatigued. However, if your report is denied you will not receive pay for the assignment you called out for.




How long does it typically take for me to hear back about my fatigue report?


Typically, it should not take longer than 2 months from when you called out fatigue. As soon as your report is reviewed and the committee has made a decision, you will receive a phone call from one of the Fatigue agents. If they are unable to reach you, they will leave a voicemail asking you to call them back to review your fatigue report and give feedback. Please note that during the summertime we do experience a higher numbers of fatigue calls which can cause delays. If you have not received feedback or a decision on your report and it has been over 3 months, please email fatigueasap@twu577.org with your name, emp# and date that you called fatigue.




Can my entire crew call out fatigue?


Yes, your crew could very well all be fatigued in specific situations. However, it is important that flight attendants do not try to talk fellow crew members into calling in fatigued as this is seen as colluding and could be seen as intentionally trying to cancel the flight. Additionally, if an entire crew calls out fatigue it does not mean that if one report is approved, they all will be. Decisions are based off of the individual crew member’s schedule including days worked prior leading up to the fatigue call which can be a deciding factor in an approval/denial.




What are some of the top reasons fatigue reports get denied?


Some reasons why reports are denied, not limited to, include:

  • Individual stating that they were sick prior to starting the trip

  • Being fatigued due to personal issues (example: newborn unable to sleep, medical issues with family members)

  • Trip trading and creating a chaotic schedule that the individual is not used to working. In these situations, the committee would need to see excessive delays in order to approve the report.

  • Calling in fatigued the night before a trip where you have the opportunity to rest.

  • Not providing enough information in the narrative.

  • Calling out fatigued due to Junior Assignment/Reschedule Reroute.




What should I include in my fatigue narrative?


As much information as possible. Longer fatigue reports are more likely to be approved. Write out every detail that led up to your fatigue call, including days leading up to the callout and how they contributed to your fatigue. Include important facts such as delays, passenger interaction, rest received the night prior, stressful situations, commute time and any extreme conditions (too hot or too cold on the plane). Remember, you need to make a case for yourself as to why your report should be approved.




If I am unable to write my report within 24 hours, is there a way to get an extension?


Yes, but an extension should rarely be used. Usually this would be a scenario where you are overnighted and have to work the next day following your fatigue callout. To extend, call the safety hotline at (702) 830-2030 and leave a voicemail with your name and a reason for why you need the extension. Remember to submit the report as soon as possible.




What is Fatigue?


Fatigue is used when individuals are currently on duty and no longer feel they are safe to fly due to being fatigued (company induced) or when you feel unfit to perform safety related duties prior to your show time.




What is the reporting process for Fatigue?


Once you have submitted your report it will go directly to the Allegiant Safety Department. Your report will then be de identified and sent out to the committee members for the next meeting. The reports are then discussed and the committee members must all come to a unanimous agreement on whether to accept or reject the report. In the event the committee members cannot come to an agreement the report will be forwarded to the Safety Manager who will make the decision. If the committee can come to a unanimous agreement on a report the individual will be notified of the rejection/acceptance. In the event the committee has feedback for the individual the Fatigue agent will provide a peer to peer for the individual via phone call.

To access the I-FRMP (Inflight Fatigue Risk Management Program) click the following link and use your Allegiant credentials to login:

Inflight Fatigue Risk Management Program

To access the ASAP MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) click the link below:

ASAP MOU




FAA Resource regarding Fatigue in Aviation


For more information regarding Fatigue, CLICK the following link.

Fatigue In Aviation





FAQ's DISCLAIMER: The following Frequently Asked Question(s) is only meant to be a guide. Company and legal requirements can change with little notice and may differ from the ones listed. 

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