Representing the Flight Attendants
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Representing the Flight Attendants of American Airlines

7.06.18 – (LUS) – August 2018 PBS Bidding Information

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August 2018 PBS Bidding Information – LUS

In an effort to streamline communication as we move closer to FOI, this will be the final LUS PBS Bidding Information hotline. For the August bid month, pairings/sequences that transition into the September bid month will be either pure A319/A320 or pure A321 equipment. In addition, the “Chaser” pairings/sequences transitioning into September will mirror the pure A321 transition pairings/sequences in the 3 FA solution. This will allow for the pairings/sequences to be based on crew complement beginning with the September bid month.

 

P‍BS Mock Bidding Schedule – July & August 2018​‌‌​‌‌​‌​​‌​‌‌​‌​‌‍‍​‌‌​‌‌​‌​​‌​‌‌​‌​‌‍‍​‌‌​‌‌​‌​​‌​‌‌​‌​‌‍ – LUS

***New 5-Day Bidding Window

Mock Bid #1 – Opens 10th of the Month & Closes 15th of the Month
Mock Bid #2 – Opens 19th of the Month & Closes 24th of the Month

All open and close times are Noon CDT

 

Mock Bid Links – LUS

TBS: https://fapbs-mock.aa.com/aostrn
LRD (via Crew Portal): https://faportal-trng.aa.com 
PBS: https://fapbs-mock.aa.com/aospbs2

TSD (Training Support Desk) – LUS

Call 800-872-7456, option 2, 2, 5, pause 1

 

 

August 2018 Bidding Timelines – LUS

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

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

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

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

Iterative Schedule Adjustment Process (ISAP) – Daily Process:
• August 2018 ISAP Opens: July 25 – 0600 Home Base Time
• Closes for Processing: July 30 – 2000 Home Base Time
• Re-opens: July 31 – 0600 Home Base Time

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

Vacation Trades:
• September 2018 trading window closes: July 31 – 1200 EDT / 0900 MST

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

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

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