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9.07.18 – CatCrew, Reserve RoundTable, PBS Bidding, Fall BOD Meeting, Training, FABRC, Extra K Chaser Position, Fumes


CatCrewPlease make sure you have a screenshot your Vacation, Filler Days, Sick Time Balance, and Pay Summary Screens as we transition to FOS.

Reserve RoundTable

Questions about Reserve, the new FA Portal,  or new to Reserve? Join us for a special Round Table hosted by Charles Starks at the Charlotte Douglas International Airport Piedmont Room (upstairs above the food court) September 11, 2018 1200-1600. Please read JCBA Section 12 – Reserve Duty prior to attending; and bring your questions.

PBS Bidding Timelines

Please note that PBS closes on the 15th of the month at Noon CT.

PBS Opens Monthly: 10th of the month at Noon (CT)
PBS Closes Monthly: 15th of the month at Noon (CT)
PBS Awards Visible in PBS: 18th of the month
PBS Awards Final: 20th of the month at Noon (CT)

2018 Fall BOD Meeting

October 9-10, 2018
09:00 – 17:00
Canopy by Hilton Dallas Uptown

The Fall BOD Meeting will be held at the Canopy by Hilton Dallas Uptown, located at 2950 Cityplace West Blvd, Dallas, TX, 75204. All members in good standing are welcome and encouraged to attend all open portions of the meeting.

Training Support Desk

Assistance with Travel Bookings for Training and Questions

PBS-based Flight Attendants call 800-872-7456, option 2, 2, 5, pause 1

FABRC (Flight Attendant Bidding Resource Center)

PBS-based Flight Attendants call 800-327-0117 option 5, 1 and enter your AA ID number at the prompt

Extra (K) Chaser Position Changes

Trips originating Oct. 1 (FOI) and after. The chaser position will be eliminated and become part of the four flight attendant complement on the A321. There will no longer be a separate sequence number.

Mandatory Web-Based Training Due October 1st 

Three new web-based training (WBT) activities have been added to Learning Hub. As a reminder, ALL LUS WBTs are due October 1st.

Crew Portal is the gateway to TTS, ROTA/D, ETB, AVBA, PBS and more. This is also where you go for all of your schedule details and quick links to other useful websites.

Electronic Trade Board (ETB) allows you to pick up, drop and/or trade sequences, vacation, and Reserve days off with other Flight Attendants, on a first come first served basis.

Flight Operating System (FOS) handles operational schedules, flight planning and crew management. FOS replaces CATCREW.

Preferential Bidding System (PBS) is a line construction tool to help you build your monthly schedule based on your personal preferences and seniority.

Reserve Open Time Assignment (ROTA) is a seniority base system that allows Reserve Flight Attendants to bid for next day sequences, Reserve Availability Periods (RAPs) and standby shifts up to 7 days prior.

Reserve Open Time Daily Assignment – Daily (ROTD) processes any open sequences and standby shifts for the current day and for the following day if they open after ROTA has processed.

Trip Trade System (TTS) is a seniority based system that allows Lineholders to pick up, drop and trade sequences with other Flight Attendants through open time up to 2 days prior to departure.

Unsuccessful Bidders List (UBL) runs after TTS and allows Lineholders to pick up, drop, and/or trade sequences with other Flight Attendants through open time, that originate today and tomorrow.

Vacation Management System (VMS) manages your vacation with rebids, filler days and VEX days on a monthly basis.

FOI Quick Guide

FOI Complete Guide

If you have any questions or problems completing the training contact the Training Support Desk at 800-872-7456, option 2, 2, 5, pause 1.

Recognizing & Responding to Fumes in the Aircraft

New lanyard cards have been mailed to your home. If you have not received your card, please contact the APFA Membership Department at 817-540-0108, ext. 8153 or, to verify that APFA has your correct mailing address on file. You may also update your mailing address at Please place the new lanyard card on your ID lanyard and/or have it accessible on your person at all times while working on the aircraft.

**Please complete report timely and verify the aircraft number on the report is the aircraft number you were physically on.**

— Michael Tipton, APFA National Health Chair,

As always, thank you for everything you do each and every day!


Wanda Sarnacki
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