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4.05.17 – (LUS) – May 2017 LUS Bidding Information


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May 2017 Bidding Information – LUS

May 2017 Pairing Percentages


 
May 2017 Bidding Timelines

Training Bid:
• May 2017 Training Bid Opens:  April 2 – 1200 EST / 0900 MST
• May 2017 Training Bid Closes:  April 8 – 1200 EST / 0900 MST
• May 2017 Training Bid Awarded:  April 8 – 1500 EST/ 1200 MST
• Awards posted in CATS:  April 8 – 1800 EST / 1500 MST

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

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

Reserve Trading Days Off – Daily Process:
• Open for May Bids: April 25 – 0600 Home Base Time
• Closed for processing: April 30 – 2000 Home Base Time
• Re-opens: May 1 – 0600 Home Base Time

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

Vacation Filler Day Process for June 2017:
• Open for Bidding: April 11 – 0000 EDT / 2100 MST
• Closed for Processing: April 18 – 0000 EDT / 2100 MST
• Awards Published: April 19 – 0000 EDT /  2100 MST

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

Vacation Extension (VEX) Requests for June 2017:
⦁ Opens – April 19
⦁ Closes – April 30
 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

June 2017 Vacation Rebid:
• Open for Bidding: April 4 – 0000 EDT / 2100 MST
• Closes for Processing: April 14 – 0000 EDT / 2100 MST
• Awards Published: April 15 – 0000 EDT / 2100 MST

The following Vacation days are open for the June 2017 Monthly Rebid (MRB):

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):
Call 480-693-8232 or 800-327-0117, option 2, 8

 

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