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12.05.16 – (LAA/LUS) – Standardized Communication for Both LUS and LAA/January 2017 LUS Bidding Information/Monthly Vacation Rebid


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Monday, December 5, 2016

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Standardized Communication for Both LUS and LAA – LAA/LUS

In the interest of transparency, and in keeping with the ultimate goal of integrating our workgroups, all communication from the APFA National Office will be distributed to both LUS and LAA regardless of content. Previously, information regarding PBS and bidding timelines for LUS Flight Attendants have been solely distributed to LUS members, since they are not yet in effect for LAA. Moving forward, this information will be included in the general hotline to all members. We will continue to designate applicable information to each workgroup with the color coded designator LAA or LUS

January 2017 Bidding Information – LUS

January 2017 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.

January 2017 Bidding Timelines

Training Bid:
• January 2017 Training Bid Opens:  December 2 – 1100 EST / 0900 MST
• January 2017 Training Bid Closes:  December 8 – 1100 EST / 0900 MST
• January 2017 Training Bid Awarded:  December 8 – 1400 EST/ 1200 MST
• Awards posted in CATS:  December 8 – 1700 EST / 1500 MST
 
PBS Bidding:
• January 2017 PBS Bidding Opens:  December 10 – 1100 EST / 0900 MST
• January 2017 PBS Bidding Closes:  December 16 – 1100 EST / 0900 MST
• January 2017 PBS Bids Awarded:  December 18 – 1100 EST / 0900 MST
• Awards posted in CATS: December 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):
• January 2017 ETB Opens:  December 19 – 1100 EST / 0900 MST

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

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

Iterative Schedule Adjustment Process (ISAP) – Daily Process:
• January 2017 ISAP Opens: December 25 – 0600 Home Base Time
• Closes for January 1 Processing: December 30 – 2000 Home Base Time
• January 2017 ISAP Re-opens: December 31 – 0600 Home Base Time

Vacation Trades:
• February 2017 trading window closes: December 31 – 1100 EST / 0900 MST

Vacation Filler Day Process (for February 2017):
• Open for Bidding: December 11 – 2300 EST / 2100 MST
• Closed for Processing: December 18 – 2300 EST / 2100 MST
• Awards Published: December 19 – 2300 EST / 2100 MST

Vacation Extension (VEX) Requests for February 2017:
• Opens – December 19
• Closes – December 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

February 2017 Vacation Rebid:
• Open for Bidding: December 1 – 2300 EST / 2100 MST
• Closes for Processing: December 10 – 2300 EST / 2100 MST
• Awards Published: December 11 – 2300 EST / 2100 MST

The following Vacation days are open for the February 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

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