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6.18.24 – Coverage Needed (CN) Dates – July 2024

Coverage Needed (CN) Dates – July 2024

Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Coverage Needed (CN) is a term applied to any day in a bid month when not enough Flight Attendants bid in PBS to fly on that day.  PBS will award as many Flight Attendants as possible to be off on a particular day.

  • For Reserves: Coverage needed (CN) days are a product of daily Reserve targets, legalities, and Flight Attendant bidding behavior. The bottom line is, the more junior you are, the more likely you are to have multiple CN days.
  • For Lineholders: The system may need to force coverage if too many pairings remain uncovered during the award.

Additional notes on your award:

  • Paring Pool None (PN): Some of you may notice a “PN” designator next to an assigned pairing. A “Pairing Pool None”, labeled on your award as “PN”, is a result of 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 the process of assigning PN pairings.
  • Layer None (LN): When you are assigned 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 Flight Attendants required to cover certain days. Starting at the seniority number listed, this Flight Attendant and everyone junior has CN day(s). The chart progresses as more dates are added, displaying the seniority number of the most senior Flight Attendant required for the additional CN day(s). The date(s) are listed to the right of the seniority number (date format displays as YYMMDD).


July 2024 Coverage Needed (CN) Dates by Base
(click on any image to enlarge)

BOS
CLT
DCA
DFW
LAX
LGA
MIA
ORD
PHL
PHX

BOS


CLT


DCA


DFW


LAX


LGA


MIA


ORD


PHL


PHX


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