Representing the Flight Attendants
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Representing the Flight Attendants of American Airlines

5.05.18 – (LAA/LUS) – June 2018 Pairing Percentages

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June 2018 Pairing Percentages – LUS

*Important Bidding Information- Redeye Pairings* – LUS

Redeye Defined – Last September, both LAA and LUS Redeye pairings (sequences) were aligned. This was communicated by the the Company in August.

A letter of agreement dated August 20, 2017 served to clarify the language in Section 11K – Domestic Flight Segment Limits and Patterns Scheduled within a Sequence. As of the September bid period, Redeye duty periods are defined as any duty touching 0100 through 0101 home base time (HBT). This letter of agreement does not change the language in 11.K.2.

When bidding Regular pairings, it is important to keep this new definition in mind. There are now trips in the regular pairing pool that were once considered Redeyes. To remove these pairings from your pairing pools, using the “View Pairing Set” button on your layer tab. Refer to page 50 of the PBS Bidding Guide for more information.

Conversely, if you want to fly trips that depart the west coast later in the evening (example: LAS-PHL departing 0245 EST), these are no longer categorized as red eyes, and therefore will not populate in a PBS search when you enter “Prefer Pairing Type: Redeye”. These trips will populate in PBS under a search for a regular pairing type.

As always, make sure you review your pairing set under the layer tab before finishing your bid. Contact the FABRC for further assistance.

 

June 2018 Bidding Timelines – LUS

Training Bid:
• June 2018 Training Bid Opened:  May 2 – 1200 EDT / 0900 MST
• June  2018 Training Bid Closes:  May 8 – 1200 EST / 0900 MST
• June 2018 Training Bid Awarded:  May 8 – 1500 EST/ 1200 MST
• Awards posted in CATS: May 8 – 1800 EST / 1500 MST

Recurrent Training (CQT) Quick Reference Guide via WINGS

PBS Bidding:
• June 2018 PBS Bidding Opens: May 10 – 1200 EST / 0900 MST
• June 2018 PBS Bidding Closes: May 16 – 1200 EDT / 0900 MST
• June 2018 PBS Bids Awarded:  May 18 – 1200 EDT / 0900 MST
• Awards posted in CATS:May 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 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):
• June 2018 ETB Opens: May 19 – 1200 EDT / 0900 MST

Reserve Assignment – Daily Process:
• Open for June 2nd Bids: May 25 – 1500 Home Base Time
• Closed for Processing: June  1 – 1500 Home Base Time
• June 2nd results posted: June  1 – 1930 Home Base Time

Reserve Trading Days Off – Daily Process:
• Open for June Bids: May 26 – 0600 Home Base Time
• Closed for processing: May 31 – 2000 Home Base Time
• Re-opens: June 1 – 0600 Home Base Time

Iterative Schedule Adjustment Process (ISAP) – Daily Process:
• June 2018 ISAP Opens: May 26 – 0600 Home Base Time
• Closes for Processing: May 31 – 2000 Home Base Time
• Re-opens: June 1 – 0600 Home Base Time

Vacation Filler Day Process for July 2018:
• Open for Bidding: May 11 – 0000 EDT / 2100 MST
• Closed for Processing: May 18 – 0000 EDT / 2100 MST
• Awards Published: May 19 – 0000 EDT / 2100 MST

Vacation Trades:
• July 2018 trading window closes: May 31 – 1200 EST / 0900 MST

Vacation Extension (VEX) Requests for July 2018:
• Opens – May 19
• Closes – May 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

July 2018 Vacation Rebid:
• Open for Bidding: May 1 – 0000 EDT / 2100 MST
• Closes for Processing: May 10 – 0000 EDT / 2100 MST
• Awards Published: May 11 – 0000 EDT / 2100 MST

The following Vacation days are open for the July 2018 Monthly Rebid (MRB):

 

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

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