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2.12.19 – Target Credit Range – Minimum/Maximum Credit

Tuesday, February 12, 2019


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Target Credit Range – Minimum/Maximum Credit
How does PBS determine if there will be a target credit range maximum or minimum?
PBS starts with a target line average (TLA). The TLA is set by the Company and per the contract, it must be within 75-85 hours at all bases. (Section 10.D.13.e)Prior to awarding any bids, PBS looks at all the target credit ranges (TCR) that each lineholder had bid in layer 1 to determine how many hours can be awarded below/above the TLA. In the explanation below, we will use 75 hours as the TLA.It is important to bid a TCR in layer 1 that you desire. If you do not bid a TCR it will default to 70-90 hours.

If you have more Flight Attendants bid a TCR below 75, than you have bidding above 75 hours, then you may have a minimum credit required in the base.

If you have more Flight Attendants with a TCR bid above 75, than you have bidding below 75 hours you may have a maximum credit allowed in the base.

An example of this would be to look at the TCR bid by 10 Flight Attendants.  5 Flight Attendants bid a TCR of 65 hours, and 5 bid a TCR of 85 hours.  Because an equal number of hours were bid above and below 75 hours PBS would award all 5 Flight Attendants 65 (low option) and would allow an equal number of bidders to be awarded 85 hours.

The low bid option is 40-69 hours and high bid option is 91-110 hours.   In this example we would have 5 low bidders, and 0 high bidders because those Flight Attendants who were awarded 85 hours are not considered the high option.

In some bases there may be more Flight Attendants bidding a high TCR than a low TCR.  In that case, PBS balances the number of bidders allowed over 75 (TLA) with the number of hours bid below 75.

Below is an example of when a maximum credit allowed would be on the reason report.
10 Flight Attendants total
8 bid TCR 85 hours
2 bid TCR 65 hours

Results
2 awarded TCR 85 hours
6 awarded TCR 75 hours – reason report – maximum credit allowed for 6 Flight Attendants
2 awarded TCR 65 hours

In some bases there may be more Flight Attendants bidding a low TCR than a high TCR.  In that case, PBS balances the number of bidders allowed below 75 (TLA) with the number of hours bid above 75.

Below is an example of when a minimum credit required would be on your reason report.
10 Flight Attendants total
8 bid TCR 65 hours
2 bid TCR 85 hours

Results
2 awarded TCR 65 hours
6 awarded TCR 75 hours – reason report – minimum credit required for 6 Flight Attendants
2 awarded TCR 85 hours

Remember when bidding in PBS to bid for a TCR range you would prefer to hold.  If you prefer 85-90, even though it is in the default credit range of 70-90 it is important to add that TCR to your bid, otherwise you could end up with a TCR anywhere between 70-90.

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