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Representing the Flight Attendants of American Airlines

7.02.16 – (LUS) – August 2016 LUS Bidding Information


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August 2016 Bidding Information – LUS

August 2016 Pairing Percentages

August 2016 Bidding Timelines

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

Reserve Assignment – Daily Process:
• Open for August 1 Bids:  July 24 – 1500 Home Base Time
• Closed for Processing:  July 31 – 1500 Home Base Time
• August 1 results posted:  July 31 – 1930 Home Base Time

Reserve Trading Days Off – Daily Process:
• Open for August Bids: July 25  – 0600 Home Base Time
• Closed for processing: July 30 – 2000 Home Base Time
• Re-opens: July 31 – 0600 Home Base Time

Iterative Schedule Adjustment Process (ISAP) – Daily Process:
• August 2016 ISAP Opens: July 25 – 0600 Home Base Time
• Closes for Processing: July 30 – 2000 Home Base Time
• August 2016 ISAP Re-opens: July 31 – 0600 Home Base Time

Vacation Trades:
• September 2016 trading window closes: July 31 – 1200 EDT / 0900 MST

Vacation Filler Day Process (for September 2016):
• Open for Bidding: July 11 – 2400 EDT / 2100 MST
• Closed for Processing: July 18 – 2400 EDT / 2100 MST
• Awards Published: July 19 – 2400 EDT / 2100 MST

Vacation Extension (VEX) Requests for September 2016:
• Opens – July 19
• Closes – July 31
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

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

The following Vacation days are open for the September 2016 Monthly Rebid (MRB):

The CatCrew screens are:

  • Option 45 – Monthly Rebid Update
  • Option 46 – Monthly Rebid Display

Enter your bids in the Update screens using the standard American date format MMDDYY. Review and print your protective bids from the Display screens. Always read the message at bottom of the screen after you enter data.

If you have any questions, please call Flight Attendant Vacations at 800-327-0117, option 2, 5, 3, Monday-Friday, excluding holidays.

Flight Attendant Bidding Resource Center (FABRC):
• Representatives are ready to assist! Call 480-693-8232 or 800-327-0117, option 2, 8


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