Major Changes for AA Flight Attendants
Trip Trade Systems (TTS)
TTS is one of the two systems for Flight Attendants (the other ETB) to pick up, drop, and trade sequences. Many of you were able to participate in the practice runs for TTS and are familiar with the process of creating a ballot. TTS will process your ballots every night starting at 2300 Home Based Time (HBT) and the results will be published no later than 0400 the following morning. The first run for the next month’s sequences will start on the 21st of every month and run nightly throughout the month.
Reminder: TTS will continue to process your requests every night until you remove them or are awarded one of your selections. If you were not able to participate in the practice run, there are multiple resources available to assist you, including the web-based lessons that are still available on JetNet.
With the initial launch of TTS, there will be some limitations on the number of requests and choices within those ballots. While we are not happy that limitations exist on the number of requests and choices, it is not possible to forecast how many Flight Attendants will participate in TTS on any given night, and contractually, we must have the nightly results by 0400.
Base Size sets Custom Parameters for Number of Transactions
After reviewing the data and discussion with the APFA Board of Directors, the decision has been made for the initial launch to have unique parameters regarding the number of requests and choices dependent on the size of your base. In addition, each base is unique in its type of flying as well as equipment. For these reasons, the decision was to forego a “one size fits all” parameter in favor of “unique” parameters for our bases, reflecting the needs of our members at each base.
Parameters for Initial Launch of TTS by Base Size
Request – a prioritized desire for a drop, pickup or trade transaction. Size of your base will determine how many ballots and requests you can have in a TTS run.
A. Small Bases (SFO, RDU, SLT, DCA, BOS) will be able to place up to 15 requests with up to 200 choices within each request.
B. Medium Bases (LGA, ORD, LAX, PHL, CLT, PHX) will be able to place up to 7 requests with up to 185 choices in each request.
C. Large Bases (DFW, MIA) will be able to place up to 5 requests with up to 200 choices in each request.
Please note: These parameters will not apply to Pure UBL Request processing.
APFA is providing extended hours and resources to assist you with these changes. APFA Live Phone Bank Support Center will be open from 5pm Friday, July 20 to 5pm Sunday, July 22.
Call (682) 292-0244. We are here to help.