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1.25.19 – JSIC Update – Annual Vacation Bidding

Friday, January 25, 2019


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Annual Vacation Bidding

Annual vacation bidding opens on Monday, January 28th at Noon (DFW Time). For LAA Flight Attendants this is an entirely new process, format and set of rules for how vacation is bid and ultimately awarded. For LUS Flight Attendants this will be a continuation of how you have bid your vacation in the past.

You will access the Annual Vacation Bid and Award (AVBA) via faportal.aa.com under the monthly bidding tab. Your annual accrual will be on the AVBA summary page.

faportal.aa.com > Monthly Bids > PBS Base or Non PBS Base > Vacation > Annual > Bidding Ballots

Significant Changes for LAA Flight Attendants:

  • You will bid ALL vacation in the first round of bidding. No longer will any of your vacation automatically be held out for the second round of bidding.
  • You can bid for more than two vacations periods during the fiscal year.
  • You can bid for a number of vacation splits. All vacation blocks must be four (4) or more days of vacation.
  • The one exception is that you can bid for one block less than 4 days. It can be one (1), two (2) or three (3) vacation days.
  • You can bid to have up to six (6) vacation days as Filler Days that can be bid and awarded monthly
  • Any block of seven (7) consecutive vacation days will be receive pay and credit at four (4) hours a day. Any block of less than six (6) days will receive pay and credit at 3.5 hours a day.
  • The secondary bid allows you to bid for any remaining vacation days not awarded in the primary bid.
  • All days awarded or assigned will be available for monthly rebid.
  • You can maximize the value of your vacation days by bidding for a period that occurs after your annual pay rate increase.

Bidding Dates:

  • Primary Bid Opens:  Monday, January 28, 2019 @ Noon (DFW Time)
  • Primary Bid Closes:  Thursday, February 28, 2019 @ Noon (DFW Time)
  • Primary Bid Results Posted:  Wednesday, March 6, 2019 @ Noon (DFW Time)
  • Secondary Bid Opens: Wednesday, March 6, 2019 @ Noon (DFW Time)
  • Secondary Bid Closes:  Wednesday, March 13, 2019 @ Noon (DFW Time)
  • Final Results Posted (Secondary and Assignment):  Wednesday, March 20, 2019 @ Noon (DFW Time)

May 2019 – April 2020 Flight Attendant Vacation Accrual:


*Vacation pay and credit shall be based on a Flight Attendant’s longevity at the time the vacation is taken.
**A Flight Attendant who completes less than twelve (12) months of active service in the preceding year shall have her/his vacation accrual prorated.

Flight Attendant Vacation User Guide:

faportal.aa.com > Monthly Bids > PBS Base or Non PBS Base > Vacation > Annual > User Guide

For more information, you may contact the Vacation Support Desk at FA.Vacations@aa.com or 800-VIP-CREW option #8.

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Julie Hedrick
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