JSIC Update – UBL & ROTA
What is the difference between UBL clean up, auto and manual runs?
These terms refer to the role of Crew Scheduling in regards to contacting Flight Attendants.
UBL Clean-up Run: Refers to the computer automated run that occurs one time immediately following the nightly TTS run, completed prior to 0400 HBT. Any trips that were left over from the TTS run would be run through the late bidder list (Flight Attendants that added themselves or made changes to their ballots for the TTS run after 2300).
UBL Auto Run: Refers to any time Crew Scheduling processes trips in open time prior to 1500 HBT ROTA run. Referred to as “auto” because after these runs, Crew Scheduling is not required to make positive contact with you. The award will simply be placed on your line.
UBL Manual Run: Refers to any time Crew Scheduling processes trips in open time after 1500 HBT ROTA run. Referred to as “manual” because after these runs, Crew Scheduling is required to make positive contact with you unless any of the following apply:
- You have waived positive contact by deselecting the call option at the top of your ballot
- You are on a sequence
- You are on legal rest
Reason Codes in ROTA
The following reason codes are used to determine what happened when ROTA processed:
Violation: Already Awarded to Flight Attendant 12354 of Seniority 6789:
Sequence is already awarded to a senior Flight Attendant.
Violation: [Bid Less Days] Reserve Assigned to Group:
Flight Attendant bids for a lower group sequence but the Flight Attendant is required to cover sequences that belong to his/her group. Example: If a 3-day Flight Attendant bids for a 2-day sequence but the Flight Attendant is absolutely needed to cover the existing 3-day sequences, then his/her bid is denied.
Violation: Forces Reserve into Flex Day:
Flight Attendant bids for a sequence but awarding that sequence would force a junior Flight Attendant to work on a flex day further down in the process. In this case the bid is denied.
Sequence locked for group – Grouping closed
Reserves locked for a group – Grouping closed
Reduces max coverage – Grouping closed
Red Flag Sequences and Reserve
There is no way to look in the sequence lookup screen in ROTA/ROTD for Red Flag sequences currently.
As a rule of thumb, if a Flight Attendant bids for a Red Flag sequence that is on reserve days that reserve will not receive Red Flag pay (150%)
If a Reserve bids for and is awarded a Red Flag sequence on their days off (GD/FD) they will receive Red Flag pay (150%)
Unavailable shows up on the daily call out report for a few reasons:
- If the Flight Attendant is out sick
- If the Flight Attendant has already received an award/assignment for that day
- Their RAP has ended