Wednesday, April 14, 2021
May 2021 PBS Bidding Now Open
PBS bidding opened today, Wednesday, April 14 at 1200 (CDT) for May 2021 bidding.
Bidding will close on Sunday, April 18 at 1200 (CDT).
Please remember to check your status prior to bidding in PBS. Your information can be found on the PBS Dashboard.
Also, please review if all the information on your Dashboard is correct including your aircraft qualifications, existing credit, training month and any other special qualifications you may have.
If the information is incorrect, please submit a PBS Dashboard Info Issue on Crew Portal > Links > Support Tab > Create New Form > System > PBS > Form Type > PBS Dashboard Info Issue.
For bidding Reserve off days, you start by clicking on the Reserve Tab on the navigation bar. The large calendar on the left side will show the number of Reserves which are needed each day according to planning’s calculation. If you accidentally bid for Reserve days off while under any other tab, your Reserve days off bid will not be processed.
If you would like to review bidding tips, please select a link below:
- PBS Guide
- When Should I Bid Seven (7) Layers as a Lineholder and Seven (7) Layers as a Reserve?
- Reserve PBS Bidding Logic Changes
- Bidding Generic vs Specific
- Shuffle Explanation – Why Did My Pairings Shuffle?
- Prefer/Avoid Aircraft Bidding
- Reviewing Layer Tab Pairing Set
APFA National Scheduling Chair
APFA National Contract Department
APFA JCBA Specialist