Cabin Crew Roster

Noba Norbert Head of IATA
Noba Norbert
Head of IATA
A roster is a personal calendar with all the details of a Cabin Crew’s flight assignments. These schedules outline the working hours, flights, and rest periods for cabin crew members. They are typically created by the airline's scheduling department to ensure that flights are properly staffed and that crew members receive adequate rest. These rosters are dynamic and can vary from week to week or month to month, depending on factors such as flight schedules, crew availability, and legal requirements. They are designed to balance the needs of the airline with the well-being and work-life balance of the cabin crew. A cabin crew roster typically includes various important details and information. Here are some common elements that can be found in a typical cabin crew roster:
  1. Flight details: This includes the flight numbers, destinations, reporting time, departure and arrival times, and the duration of each flight that the crew member will be assigned to.
  2. Duty periods: The roster will specify the start and end times of each duty period. This helps cabin crew members plan their time accordingly and ensures that they are available for pre-flight briefings and other necessary duties.
  3. Rest periods: Rosters also include designated rest periods between flights or duty periods. These rest periods are crucial for ensuring that cabin crew members receive adequate rest and are refreshed for their next assignment.
  4. Standby shifts: Sometimes, crew members may be assigned to standby shifts, where they are on-call and ready to be deployed if needed. These shifts are typically specified in the roster. There are two types of standby- ASBY (Airport Standby) and HSBY (Home Standby).
  5. Off days: Cabin crew rosters also indicate the days when crew members have time off and are not scheduled for any flights or duties.
  6. Crew details and hotel details can be found in the cabin crew roster. It may also include details about layovers and hotel accommodations, including the name and location of the hotel, check-in and check-out times, and any other relevant information for the crew members' stay. This information is important for the crew members to know their assigned duties and accommodations for each flight
Trainings are typically not mentioned in the cabin crew roster. The roster is primarily focused on flight assignments and duty schedules. Trainings, on the other hand, are usually scheduled separately and are not included in the regular roster. Cabin crew members are typically notified in advance about any upcoming training sessions or refreshers that they need to attend, and these are usually scheduled outside of their regular flight duties. As for when cabin crew members receive their rosters, it can vary depending on the airline and their specific procedures. Generally, rosters are usually provided in advance, allowing crew members to plan their personal lives and make necessary arrangements accordingly. This timeframe can range from a few days to a few weeks, depending on the airline's scheduling practices.

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