Each new flight attendant can expect to be on reserve until they build enough seniority to become a line holder. The time spent on reserve varies depending on the growth within the assigned domicile.
When a flight attendant is on reserve, they are on-call and expected to be available during assigned reserve blocks to cover trips due to sick calls, vacations, etc. While on reserve, flight attendants may be away from home up to five days a week and scheduled to work up to 14 hours each day.
If contacted to work a trip while on reserve, flight attendants must be checked in at the airport and ready for duty within two hours. It can be very difficult to commute while on reserve and it is highly recommended that flight attendants relocate to their assigned domicile. All assigned trips will begin and end in the assigned domicile.
SkyWest flight attendants are guaranteed 10 days off per month.