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1.4.19 – Annual Vacation Buyback

Friday, January 4, 2019

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Annual Vacation BuybackThe JCBA provides for Flight Attendants to sell back their accrued vacation to the company on both a monthly and annual basis.

On Jan 4th at 1200 DFW time, the annual vacation buyback process will open, and it will close on Jan 13th at 1200 DFW time. This is your opportunity to sell back all or a portion of your vacation back to the company prior to the yearly vacation bidding process. Primary vacation bidding will open on Jan 28th.

You can access the Annual Vacation Bid and Award (AVBA) via Crew Portal under the monthly bidding tab. Click on PBS Base and then Vacation. This process will be the same for all Flight Attendants regardless of the current status of PBS or non-PBS base.

This will take you to AVBA. Your annual accrual will be on the AVBA summary page. You can choose to sell back a portion or all of your vacation. If selling back 1-6 days it will be paid out at 3+30 hours per day and 7 or more days at 4+00 hour day.

Vacation buyback is awarded by base, in seniority order within the base and will be paid out on the first paycheck of June 2019. An AVBA user guide will be available online (see below). You can also participate in monthly vacation buyback but only if it is offered for those specific months.

For further information you can contact the vacation desk at:

1-800-VIP-CREW #, 8.

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