The latest version of the JCBA PBS Guide can be found on the APFA website and Jetnet.Flight Attendant Bidding Resource Center (FABRC): Call 888-376-5375, 8am until 8pm
PBS bidding opens every month on the 10th at Noon and closes on the 15th at Noon.
The monthly award will be published only on the PBS Award tab (FAPortal.aa.com > Monthly Bids > PBS Base > PBS > Award) on the 18th at Noon.
The award will be final and viewable on the Crew Portal by the 20th at Noon. Once the award has been published, if you believe you have a received a mis-award, contact the FABRC no later than the 24th at Noon.
Note: All times above are based on DFW Time
Who should bid 7 Layers as a Lineholder and 7 layers as a Reserve?In PBS you can bid 7 layers as a Lineholder and 7 layers as Reserve. The question that many have is why would I want and/or need to bid both as a Lineholder and a Reserve?
When PBS opens you will see your status on your PBS dashboard. While the Lineholder Reserve Designator (LRD) will process who will be a Lineholder or Reserve, at the close of PBS bidding and prior to processing your status may change.
Immediately prior to the close of PBS bidding, there are often a number of Flight Attendants who become unavailable for various reasons (medical leave, etc.) which would create Lineholder openings. If you were in either the tentative or reserve grouping and toggled to Pref LH and could not hold Lineholder status you would be the first (in seniority order) to move to lineholder status.
The following is the priority order of reserves that would be moved to Lineholder status:
- Tentative Flight Attendants who were involuntarily moved to Reserve status.
- Reserve Flight Attendants who toggled to Pref LH in LRD who were unable to hold lineholder status in LRD.
- Most junior Reserve Flight Attendants involuntarily moved to Lineholder status after all the above been utilized.
It is important to remember you can have a standing bid as a Lineholder or a Reserve. If you do not add a Lineholder bid for current month, but have a standing bid in it will be used if you are moved from Reserve to Lineholder in the processing of PBS.