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12.09.22 – January 2023 Bidding Information

Friday, December 9, 2022

January 2023 Bidding Information

During PBS processing for the January 2023 awards, the holiday logic will be utilized for both Lineholders and Reserves when covering January 1st. If January 1st becomes a Coverage Needed (CN) day at your seniority, it will be weighted as more important than other CN days. Because this holiday is on the first day of the month, the results may look different than if the holiday was in the middle of the month. There are several factors that impact the award of trips at the beginning of the month. A Flight Attendant who is junior to you may have January 1st off, not because the holiday logic failed, but because of the available flying and/or the Reserve days they had in the previous month.

Factors that could impact an award:

  • Reserve to Reserve: Did the Flight Attendant have Reserve days at the end of the month? If the FA had six (6) Reserve days at the end of the month, she/he would be forced to have the first two (2) days of the subsequent month off for a legal pattern.
  • Reserve to Lineholder:  A Flight Attendant can 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.  A Flight Attendant can be awarded more than three days of flying at the beginning of the Lineholder month.

  • Lineholder to Reserve: Did the Lineholder have scheduled flying (at the time of PBS processing) the last four (4) or more days of the month? As a Reserve in January, they would not be legal to have the minimum three (3) days of Reserve starting January 1st, but would be forced to have the first two (2) days of the month off at minimum.
  • Lineholder to Lineholder: Did the Lineholder have scheduled flying at the end of the month? As a Lineholder in January, they could be awarded/assigned a trip at the beginning of the month, but it would depend on the legalities of the previous month in conjunction with the legalities of available trips on those dates when PBS reaches their seniority.

If you would like to review bidding tips, please select a link below:

 January 2023 PBS bidding will open on Saturday, December 10th, at 1200 (CST).


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