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3.07.17 – (LAA/LUS) – April 2017 LUS Bidding Information/Spring Forward This Weekend


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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

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  • April 2017 Bidding Information – LUS
  • Daylight Savings Time 2017 – LAA/LUS
 
April 2017 Bidding Information – LUS

April 2017 Pairing Percentages

April 2017 Bidding Timelines

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

Recurrent Training (CQT) Quick Reference Guide via WINGS
 
PBS Bidding:
• April 2017 PBS Bidding Opens:  March 10 – 1100 EST / 0900 MST
• April 2017 PBS Bidding Closes:  March 16 – 1200 EDT / 0900 MST
• April 2017 PBS Bids Awarded:  March 18 – 1200 EDT / 0900 MST
• Awards posted in CATS: March 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):
• April 2017 ETB Opens: March 19 – 1200 EDT / 0900 MST

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

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

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

Vacation Filler Day Process for May 2017:
• Open for Bidding: March 29 – 0000 EDT / 2100 MST
• Closed for Processing: March 29 – 0000 EDT / 2100 MST
• Awards Published: April 3 – 0259 EDT /  2359 MST

Vacation Extension (VEX) Requests for May 2017 Vacation Awarded in 2017-18 Annual Vacation Bid Award:
• Opens – April 1
• Closes – April 7

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

May 2017 Vacation Rebid:
• Open for Bidding: March 29 – 0000 EDT / 2100 MST
• Closes for Processing: April 3 – 0000 EDT / 2100 MST
• Awards Published: April 3 – 0259 EDT / 2359 MST

Vacation Extension (VEX) Requests for May 2017 Vacation Awarded Following May 2017 Vacation Rebid:
• Opens – April 9
• Closes – April 15

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

Daylight Savings Time 2017: Time to Spring Forward This Weekend – LAA/LUS

Daylight Savings Time (DST) starts for most of the U.S. on Sunday, March 12, at 2:00 AM. 

Exceptions include Arizona (except for the Navajo Nation, which observes DST), Hawaii, and the overseas territories of Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and the United States Virgin Islands.

In addition to setting clocks and watches ahead one hour, check your smoke alarms this weekend. 

Daylight Saving Time ends at 2:00 AM on Sunday, November 5, 2017.
 

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