10.10.19 – PBS Open / Reserve & Lineholder Status

Wednesday, October 10, 2019

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PBS Open / Reserve & Lineholder Status

PBS Opens on the 10th.

Please remember to check your status prior to bidding in PBS. Your information can be found on the PBS Dashboard on the 10th of every month at 1200 DFW time.

Also review if all the information in your Dashboard is correct including your aircraft qualifications, existing credit, training month and any other special qualifications you may have.

Who should bid as a lineholder and 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.

If you were in either the tentative or reserve grouping who toggled to Pref LH and could not hold lineholder status you would be the first (in seniority order) to move to lineholder status. Immediately prior to the close of PBS bidding, there are often a small number of Flight Attendants who become unavailable for various reasons (medical leave, etc.) which would create lineholder openings.

The following is the priority order of reserves that would be moved to lineholder status:

1. Tentative Flight Attendants who were involuntarily moved to reserve status.
2. Reserve Flight Attendants who toggled to Pref LH in LRD who were unable to hold lineholder status in LRD.
3. Most junior reserve Flight Attendants involuntarily moved to lineholder status after all the above been utilized.

If the information is incorrect please call the FABRC as soon as possible or you can reach us at contract@apfa.org.

In Unity,


Alin Boswell
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Linda Haertling

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