7.08.20 – Reserve PBS Bidding Logic Changes

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Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Reserve PBS Bidding Logic Changes

Beginning with the August bid month, there will be a change on how a block of Reserve days at the end of the month can be bid and awarded/assigned. This adjustment will have a test period from August 2020 until May 2021. If this test proves to be beneficial for Flight Attendants, it will remain in effect until it can be incorporated into the next contract. In this hotline, you are provided examples of possible patterns. It is important to note that not all possible patterns are listed below.

Here is the Letter of Agreement between APFA and AA: Modification to Section 10.D.18.b.iv – Reserves

Currently, the minimum number of Reserve days that can be awarded/assigned at the end of the month is a block of three (3) days.

Current pattern for Reserve month to Lineholder month

RSV – 29th, 30th, 31st; Lineholder SEQ – 1st, 2nd, 3rd; Off – 4th Unless Flight Attendant uses legality waivers, only the first three days can be awarded flying.

 

Beginning in the August bid month, a Flight Attendant will be able to bid and be awarded/assigned one (1) or two (2) day(s) of Reserve at the end of the month. This will allow the Flight Attendant more flexibility and offer a greater variety of Reserve patterns and greater flexibility when Reserve Coverage Needed (CN) Days come into play.

New pattern for Reserve month to Lineholder month

With the new logic, a Flight Attendant has the ability to bid and be awarded more than 3 days o flying at the beginning of the month.

 

Additionally, there will be an adjustment on how Reserve days transition from month-to-month, for a Flight Attendant that has Reserve back-to-back. Currently, a Reserve Flight Attendant has to bid and be awarded/assigned a minimum of three (3) days at the end of the month, followed by either another block of three (3) days at the beginning of the month or days off.

Current pattern for Reserve month to Reserve month

(Two patterns) First patter: RSV 29th, 30th, 31st then Off 1st, 2nd, 3rd RSV/Off; Second Pattern: RSV 29th, 30th, and 31st then RSV 1st, 2nd, and 3rd With 3 Reserve days at the end of the month, only 2 possible patterns were available.

 

Rather than having to bid and be awarded/assigned a minimum of 3 days at the end of the month, followed by either another block of 3 days at the beginning of the month or days off, the allowable pattern of three (3) to six (6) days of reserve can be accomplished across the two months.

New pattern for Reserve month to Reserve month

Allowing PBS to award the Reserve block of 3-6 days across the months allows for a greater range of possible Reserve patterns in either month.

 

There will be no change at the beginning of the month for a Lineholder transitioning to Reserve.

In Solidarity,

Brian Walsh
APFA National Contract Chair
contract@apfa.org

Linda Haertling
APFA National Scheduling Chair
scheduling@apfa.org

Alin Boswell
APFA Joint Scheduling Implementation Committee
pbs@apfa.org

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