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Representing the Flight Attendants of American Airlines

1.08.16 – (LUS) – February 2016 Bidding Information/VLOA Openings/No Domicile Transfer Openings


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Friday, January 8, 2016

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  • February 2016 Bidding Information – LUS
  • VLOA Openings – March 2016 – LUS
  • Domicile Transfer Openings – March 2016 – LUS

February 2016 Bidding Information – LUS
 
February 2016 Pairing Percentages

February 2016 Bidding Timelines

Training Bid:
• February 2016 Training Bid Awarded: January 8 – 1400 EST/ 1200 MST
• Awards posted in CATS: January 8 – 1700 EST / 1500 MST
 
PBS Bidding:
• February 2016 PBS Bidding Opens:  January 10 – 1100 EST / 0900 MST
• February 2016 PBS Bidding Closes:  January 16 – 1100 EST / 0900 MST
• February 2016 PBS Bids Awarded:  January 18 – 1100 EST / 0900 MST
• Awards posted in CATS: January 19 – 1100 EST / 0900 MST
 
PBS Mis-awards Due to System or Company Error:

• Any Flight Attendant who has an inquiry or believes she/he may have received a mis-award shall notify the Flight Attendant Bidding Resource Center (FABRC) no later than the 1200 on the 23rd of the month, or, if on vacation, within twenty-four (24) hours of return from her/his vacation.

Electronic Trade Board (ETB):
• February 2016 ETB Opens: January 19 – 1100 EST / 0900 MST

Reserve Assignment – Daily Process:
• Open for January 31 Bids: January 23 – 1500 Home Base Time
• Closed for Processing: January 30 – 1500 Home Base Time
• January 31 results posted: January 30 – 1930 Home Base Time

Reserve Trading Days Off – Daily Process:
• Open for February Bids: January 24 – 0600 Home Base Time
• Closed for processing: January 29 – 2000 Home Base Time
• Re-opens: January 30 – 0600 Home Base Time

Iterative Schedule Adjustment Process (ISAP) – Daily Process:
• February 2016 ISAP Opens: January 24 – 0600 Home Base Time
• Closes for Processing: January 29 – 2000 Home Base Time
• February 2016 ISAP Re-opens: January 30 – 0600 Home Base Time

Monthly Vacation Rebid (for March 2016):
• Open for Bidding: January 1 – 2300 EST / 2100 MST
• Closed for Processing: January 10 – 2300 EST / 2100 MST
• Awards Published: January 11 – 2300 EST / 2100 MST
 
Vacation Filler Day Process (for March 2016):
• Open for Bidding: January 11 – 2300 EST / 2100 MST
• Closed for Processing: January 17 – 2300 EST / 2100 MST
• Awards Published: January 18 –2300 EST /  2100 MST

Vacation Extension (VEX) Requests for March:

• January 19 – 31 submit via VEX Form on Wings – Flight Service – Lines & Pairings (Bidding) page

A Flight Attendant who is scheduled for at least seven (7) consecutive vacation days in one bid month, may elect to place up to a total of four (4) days off BEFORE or AFTER, or SPLIT on either side of such vacation. The days off will act as a pre-planned absence and will carry NO pay or credit. Such days off will be counted toward the Reserve’s scheduled Golden Days. Such block of four (4) days, or portion thereof, may be extended into the next bid period.

Vacation Extension Timeline, Rules and Useful Tips

Flight Attendant Bidding Resource Center (FABRC):
Representatives are ready to assist! Call 480-693-8232
Open 0600 – 1800 PHX time, Monday through Friday, as well as Sunday, January 10 and Saturday, January 16.

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VLOA Openings – March 2016 – LUS

The Company is projecting an opportunity to award Voluntary Leaves of Absence (VLOA) for the month of March 2016. These VLOAs may be available for the February bid month (effective March 2, 2016) in the following domiciles:  CLT — DCA — PHL — PHX

  • Lineholders are responsible for lead in trips for the award month.
  • Picking up trips via ETB is not permissible while on this leave.
  • Required training scheduled for the month must be attended and will be compensated accordingly.
  • Accruals for both sick and vacation will continue during the period of the leave.
  • Any scheduled vacation will be paid.
  • Benefits will remain active for the duration of the leave.

All VLOA requests for March 2016 must be submitted electronically via the VLOA Request Form on WINGS prior to the deadline of 12:00 Noon (EST) and 10:00 (MST), Wednesday, January 20, 2016. Awards will be posted no later than Thursday, January 21, 2016.

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Domicile Transfer Openings – March 2016 – LUS

There will be no LUS domicile transfers for the March 2016 bid month.

Jaimie McNeice
APFA National Scheduling Chair

scheduling@apfa.org
 

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