Account  |  Log In

7.18.18 – (LUS) – August 2018 PBS Bid Award Summary

APFA Special Hotline


  • August 2018 PBS Bid Award Summary – LUS
  • PBS Mock Bidding Timeline – LUS
  • Vacation Extension (VEX) Requests for September 2018 – LUS



August 2018 PBS Bid Award Summary – LUS

The August 2018 PBS Bid Award is available for viewing in the Crew Portal via the PBS Award tab. Any Flight Attendant who has a question about his/her award or believes he/she may have received a mis-award should notify the Flight Attendant Bidding Resource Center (FABRC) at (800) 327-0117 Option 5, 1. The FABRC operates daily from 0600 (CT) until 2200 (CT).

Below, you will find the August 2018 PBS Award Summary for CLT, DCA, PHL and PHX along with a few definitions for some of the key terms to help you better understand the award summary chart:

  • Shadow Bid/Pay Purpose Only Bid – Crew Scheduling shall run PPO bids during the regular PBS award process. PPO bids are run with the same bids and settings as the regular bid with the addition of the bids (standing or actual) of any Flight Attendant, including Flight Attendants on a Voluntary Leave of Absence (VLOA), who is off the entire bid period to determine what she/he could have held for shadow bid/pay purposes only. Such PPO awards shall only be used for this pay determination and shall not change in any way pairing/sequence awards as published in the final line awards.
  • “Line of Time” shall mean a monthly unit of Flight Attendant flying containing a minimum of seventy (70) credit hours and a maximum of ninety (90) credit hours per bid period. The Company may flex the maximum line value by an annual amount of twenty-five (25) hours, but in no case more than five (5) hours during any given month. As an exception, a Flight Attendant may indicate a bid choice which may allow the bid award to exceed the bounds specified by bidding a High or Low bidding option.
  • The Company may set a targeted line average between seventy-five (75) and eighty-five (85) hours. In months the Company flexes the maximum to ninety-five (95) hours, the targeted line average may be set to no more than eighty-eight (88) hours. The targeted line average is a global parameter which will be respected while awarding Flight Attendant sequences pursuant to her/his seniority.
  • Low Lines Option – For the August 2018 Award, lines constructed in accordance with this bid option shall be constructed to no less than forty (40.00) hours, and no more than 69.59 credit hours.
  • High Lines Option – For the August 2018 Award, lines constructed in accordance with this bid option shall be constructed to no more than one hundred and ten (110.00) hours and no less than 90.01 hours.
  • Flight Attendants who select the Low Option during a given bid month and also hold at least seven (7) days or more of vacation during that month, shall be given priority to achieve a PBS result below the minimum line value ahead of other Flight Attendants who may be more senior but do not hold vacation.

PBS Mock Bidding Timeline – LUS

Date Process
1 TBS Bidding Opens
3 LRD Bidding Opens
6 TBS Bidding Closes
7 TBS Awards/Planned Absences visible in TBS
7 LRD Bidding Closes
10 LRD Bidding Results Posted in PBS
10 PBS Bidding #1 Opens
15 PBS Bidding #1 Closes
18 PBS Bidding #1 Posted in PBS
19 PBS Bidding #2 Opens
24 PBS Bidding #2 Closes
27 PBS Bidding #2 Posted in PBS

**all open/close times are 12:00 central time**

·        TBS:

·        LRD (via Crew Portal):

·        PBS:

Vacation Extension (VEX) Requests for September 2018 – LUS

• Opens – July 19 @ 00:01 MST
• Closes – July 31 @ 23:59 MST

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

1004 West Euless Boulevard
Euless, Texas 76040

Phone: (817) 540-0108
Fax: (817) 540-2077


M-F: 9:00AM - 5:00PM (CT)

APFA Phone Reps
M-F: 7:00AM - 7:00PM (CT)

After-Hours Live Chat
M-F: 3:00PM - 11:00 PM (CT)
Sat-Sun: 9:00AM - 5:00PM (CT)

APFA Events

2Q22 EC Meeting

July 28 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

2022 Fall BOD Meeting

October 25 - October 27