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10.06.17 – (LUS) – November 2017 PBS Bidding Information


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November 2017 PBS Bidding Information – LUS

November 2017 Pairing Percentages


 
November 2017 Bidding Timelines

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

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

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

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

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

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

Vacation Trades:
• December 2017 trading window closes: October 31 – 1200 EST / 0900 MST
 
Vacation Extension (VEX) Requests for December 2017:
• Opens – October 19
• Closes – October 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

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

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

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

 

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