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4.02.16 – (LUS) – May 2016 Bidding Information


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May 2016 Bidding Information – LUS

May 2016 Pairing Percentages

May 2016 Bidding Timelines

Training Bid:
• May 2016 Training Bid Opens:  April 2 – 1200 EDT / 0900 MST
• May 2016 Training Bid Closes:  April 8 – 1200 EDT / 0900 MST
• May 2016 Training Bid Awarded:  April 8 – 1500 EDT/ 1200 MST
• Awards posted in CATS:  April 8 – 1800 EDT / 1500 MST
 
PBS Bidding:
• May 2016 PBS Bidding Opens:  April 10 – 1200 EDT / 0900 MST
• May 2016 PBS Bidding Closes:  April 16 – 1200 EDT / 0900 MST
• May 2016 PBS Bids Awarded:  April 18 – 1200 EDT / 0900 MST
• Awards posted in CATS: April 19 – 1200 EDT / 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):
• May 2016 ETB Opens:  April 19 – 1200 EDT / 0900 MST

Reserve Assignment – Daily Process:
• Open for May 2 Bids:  April 24 – 1500 Home Base Time
• Closed for Processing:  May 1 – 1500 Home Base Time
• May 2 results posted:  May 1 – 1930 Home Base Time

Reserve Trading Days Off – Daily Process:
• Open for May Bids: April 25 – 0600 Home Base Time
• Closed for processing: April 30 – 2000 Home Base Time
• Re-opens: May 1 – 0600 Home Base Time

Iterative Schedule Adjustment Process (ISAP) – Daily Process:
• May 2016 ISAP Opens: April 25 – 0600 Home Base Time
• Closes for Processing: April 30 – 2000 Home Base Time
• May 2016 ISAP Re-opens: May 1 – 0600 Home Base Time

Vacation Trades:
• June 2016 trading window closes: April 30 – 1200 EDT / 0900 MST

Monthly Vacation Rebid (for June 2016):
• Open for Bidding: April 1 – 2400 EDT / 2100 MST
• Closes for Processing: April 10 – 2400 EDT / 2100 MST
• Awards Published: April 11 – 2400 EDT / 2100 MST

Vacation Filler Day Process (for June 2016):
• Open for Bidding: April 11 – 2400 EDT / 2100 MST
• Closed for Processing: April 17 – 2400 EDT / 2100 MST
• Awards Published: April 18 – 2400 EDT / 2100 MST

Vacation Extension (VEX) Requests for June 2016:
• Opens – April 19
• Closes – April 30
Submit via VEX Form on Wings – Flight Service – Lines & Pairings (Bidding) page

A Flight Attendant who is scheduled for a continuous vacation block of at least seven (7) days, 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 or 800-327-0117, option 2 then option 8


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