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9.06.17 – (LUS) – October 2017 PBS Bidding Information – LUS


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October 2017 PBS Bidding Information – LUS

October 2017 Pairing Percentages


 
September 2017 Bidding Timelines

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

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

Reserve Assignment – Daily Process:
• Open for October 1st Bids: September 23 – 1500 Home Base Time
• Closed for Processing: September 30 – 1500 Home Base Time
• October 1st results posted: September 30 – 1930 Home Base Time

Reserve Trading Days Off – Daily Process:
• Open for October Bids: September 24 – 0600 Home Base Time
• Closed for processing: September 29 – 2000 Home Base Time
• Re-opens: September 30 – 0600 Home Base Time

Iterative Schedule Adjustment Process (ISAP) – Daily Process:
• October 2017 ISAP Opens: September 24 – 0600 Home Base Time
• Closes for Processing: September 29 – 2000 Home Base Time
• October 2017 ISAP Re-opens: September 30 – 0600 Home Base Time

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

Vacation Trades:
• November 2017 trading window closes: September 30 – 1200 EST / 0900 MST
 
Vacation Extension (VEX) Requests for November 2017:
• Opens – September 19
• Closes – September 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

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

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

Flight Attendant Bidding Resource Center (FABRC):
Call 800-327-0117, option 5

 

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