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2.04.17 – (LUS) – March 2017 LUS Bidding Information/LUS Vacation Bidding Opens February 7th


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March 2017 Bidding Information – LUS

March 2017 Pairing Percentages

March 2017 Bidding Timelines

Training Bid:
• March 2017 Training Bid Opens:  February 2 – 1100 EST / 0900 MST
• March 2017 Training Bid Closes:  February 8 – 1100 EST / 0900 MST
• March 2017 Training Bid Awarded:  February 8 – 1400 EST/ 1200 MST
• Awards posted in CATS:  February 8 – 1700 EST / 1500 MST

Recurrent Training (CQT) Quick Reference Guide via WINGS
 
PBS Bidding:
• March 2017 PBS Bidding Opens:  February 10 – 1100 EST / 0900 MST
• March 2017 PBS Bidding Closes:  February 16 – 1100 EST / 0900 MST
• March 2017 PBS Bids Awarded:  February 18 – 1100 EST / 0900 MST
• Awards posted in CATS: February 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):
• March 2017 ETB Opens:  February 19 – 1100 EST / 0900 MST

Reserve Assignment – Daily Process:
• Open for March 2 Bids: February 22 – 1500 Home Base Time
• Closed for Processing: March 1 – 1500 Home Base Time
• March 2 results posted: March 1 – 1930 Home Base Time

Reserve Trading Days Off – Daily Process:
• Open for March Bids: February 23 – 0600 Home Base Time
• Closed for processing: February 28 – 2000 Home Base Time
• Re-opens: March 1 – 0600 Home Base Time

Iterative Schedule Adjustment Process (ISAP) – Daily Process:
• March 2017 ISAP Opens: February 23 – 0600 Home Base Time
• Closes for Processing: February 28 – 2000 Home Base Time
• March 2017 ISAP Re-opens: March 1 – 0600 Home Base Time

Vacation Trades:
• April 2017 trading window closes: February 28 – 1100 EST / 0900 MST
 
Vacation Filler Day Process for April 2017:
• Open for Bidding: February 11 – 2300 EST / 2100 MST
• Closed for Processing: February 18 – 2300 EST / 2100 MST
• Awards Published: February 19 –2300 EST /  2100 MST

Vacation Extension (VEX) Requests for April 2017:
• Opens – February 19
• Closes – February 28
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

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

The following Vacation days are open for the April 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

Vacation Bidding Opens February 7th – LUS

New This Year: Vacation Bids will be entered using the Annual Vacation Bidding & Award (AVBA) program via the Crew Portal.

 LUS Flight Attendant Vacation Bidding Guide (WINGS Login Required)

The Annual Vacation Bid and Award (AVBA) guide and instructional video is also available on your Flight Attendant tablet. Access the guide in your Document Library > PBS Documents. You can watch the video in the Flt Svc Training app > Other Videos.

AVBA Flight Attendant Trainers will be assisting in all LUS crew rooms during the following Home Base Times (HBTs) from February 7th through March 7th:


As a reminder, Round 1 Bidding closes March 7th at 1200 CST.

Vacation Support Contacts:

  • Vacations Administration: (800) 327, 0117, options 2, 5, 3
  • Vacations Administration: FA.Vacations@aa.com
  • Flight Attendant Bidding Resource Center (FABRC): (800) 327-0117, options 2, 8  

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