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11.07.16 – (LUS) – Adjusted Timeline for December 2016/December 2016 LUS Bidding Information/Monthly Vacation Rebid


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Adjusted Bidding Timeline for December 2016 – LUS

As a result of the December 2015 PBS award issues and due to the anticipated high number of Flight Attendant PBS bid entries for December, APFA and the Company have agreed to adjust the contractual bidding timelines for December 2016. The added time will help to ensure the accuracy of the bid results. The APFA National Contract Chair Chuck Ransdale will be overseeing the loading, processing and awarding of the December 2016 PBS bid.

 December 2016 Adjusted Bidding Timeline Letter of Agreement

The following December 2016 bidding timelines have been adjusted for the December bid only:

  1. December 2016 PBS Bid Award and Posted in CATCREW Dates
  2. December 2016 Electronic Trade Board (ETB) Opening Date
  3. January 2017 Filler Day Closing and Award Dates
  4. VEX Requests for January 2017 Opening Date

Please Note: PBS Bidding Dates in November for the December bid month have not changed. Also, this adjustment will extend the time period in which ISAP and the Electronic Trade Board is unavailable for transactions that touch the last six days of the November bid month.

December 2016 Bidding Timelines

Training Bid:
• December 2016 Training Bid Opens:  November 2 – 1200 EDT / 0900 MST
• December 2016 Training Bid Closes:  November 8 – 1100 EST / 0900 MST
• December 2016 Training Bid Awarded:  November 8 – 1400 EST/ 1200 MST
• Awards posted in CATS:  November 8 – 1700 EST / 1500 MST
 
PBS Bidding:
• December 2016 PBS Bidding Opens:  November 10 – 1100 EST / 0900 MST
• December 2016 PBS Bidding Closes:  November 16 – 1100 EST / 0900 MST
• * December 2016 PBS Bids Awarded:  November 20 – 1100 EST / 0900 MST
• * Awards posted in CATS: November 20 – 2000 EST / 1800 MST
* adjusted for December 2016 bid only
 
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 * 1400 EST / 1200 MST on the 28th of November, or, if on vacation, within twenty-four (24) hours of return from her/his vacation.
* adjusted for December 2016 bid only

Electronic Trade Board (ETB):
• * December 2016 ETB Opens:  November 21 – 1100 EST / 0900 MST
* adjusted for December 2016 bid only

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

Reserve Trading Days Off – Daily Process:
• Open for December 2 Bids: November 25 – 0600 Home Base Time
• Closed for processing: November 30 – 2000 Home Base Time
• Re-opens: October 31 – 0600 Home Base Time

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

Vacation Trades:
• January 2017 trading window closes: November 30 – 1100 EST / 0900 MST

Vacation Filler Day Process (for January 2017):
• Open for Bidding: November 11 – 2300 EST / 2100 MST
• * Closed for Processing: November 20 – 2300 EST / 2100 MST
• * Awards Published: November 20 – 2300 EST / 2100 MST
* adjusted for December 2016 bid only

Vacation Extension (VEX) Requests for January 2017:
• * Opens – November 21
• Closes – November 30
Submit via VEX Form on Wings – Flight Service – Lines & Pairings (Bidding) page
* adjusted for December 2016 bid only

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

January 2017 Vacation Rebid:
• Open for Bidding: November 1 – 2400 EDT / 2100 MST
• Closes for Processing: November 10 – 2300 EST / 2100 MST
• Awards Published: November 11 – 2300 EST / 2100 MST

The following Vacation days are open for the January 2017 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

December 2016 Bidding Information – LUS

December 2016 Pairing Percentages


* Flight Attendant Transoceanic International pairings shall be constructed in accordance with Pilot pairing construction rules, provided in no event shall such TI pairings exceed six (6) consecutive calendar days.

December 2016 Preliminary Reserves and Line Averages


 


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