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9.18.23 – Coverage Needed (CN) Dates – October 2023

Coverage Needed (CN) Dates –
October 2023

Monday, September 18, 2023

Coverage Needed (CN) is a term applied to a day in a bid month that occurs when not enough Flight Attendants bid in PBS to fly on that day. PBS will allow as many Flight Attendants to be off on a particular day (whether it’s a holiday or not) as possible but will reach a point it has to start forcing coverage as it cannot finish the award process with the number of pairings that remain in open time.

Some of you may have noticed a “PN” designator next to your assigned pairing for Pairing Pool None pairings, labeled on your award as “PN” result from not bidding enough for your seniority. This means that your pairing pools (layer 1 through Layer 7) did not provide PBS enough pairings that could be held at your seniority to complete your line. None of your properties, preferences or specific days off are guaranteed to be honored in PN processing.

Please Note: Anytime you are awarded a CN or PN pairing, your line will automatically be labeled as Layer None (LN). PBS could not complete a legal line with all your layer preferences, including your Target Credit Range (TCR).

How do I locate the coverage needed (CN) dates on my PBS award:

Lineholders:

Under the AWARD tab, click on the REASONS REPORT and under the LAYER tabs, the coverage needed dates are displayed as shown in the highlighted line:

Reserves:

Under the AWARD tab, click on the REASONS REPORT and under the LAYER tabs, the coverage needed dates are displayed as shown in the highlighted line:

How do I read the Coverage Needed Charts?

When there is coverage needed for either Lineholders or Reserves in a base, the report below gives the seniority number of the most senior person given the day as coverage needed with the date listed to the right (date format displays as YYMMDD). Every FA junior to that FA has that CN day, and each additional CN day is listed to the right. The chart progresses as more dates are added, displaying the seniority number of the most senior FA required for the additional CN day(s).


October 2023 Coverage Needed (CN) Dates by Base
(click on any image below to enlarge)

BOS


CLT


DCA


DFW


LAX


LGA


MIA


ORD


PHL


PHX


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