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6.20.21 – Unsuccessful Bidder’s List Processing Issues This Morning

Sunday, June 20, 2021 Unsuccessful Bidder’s List Processing Issues This Morning The Company has advised APFA that there was a problem with the Unsuccessful Bidder’s List (UBL) process this morning, June…

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12.18.20 – Trading into Red Flagged Sequences via TTS

Friday, December 18, 2020 Trading into Red Flagged Sequences via TTS The Company now offers red flag flying within the Trip Trade System (TTS), giving you the ability to trade…

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9.22.20 – October Pay Protections

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 October Pay Protections APFA is pleased to announce that we were successful in securing additional pay protections above the current JCBA protections through a Letter of Agreement (LOA)…

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3.20.20 – Generic UBL Bid Tip: Midnight Sequences

Friday, March 20, 2020 Generic UBL Bid Tip: Midnight Sequences The Midnight Sequences criteria is required for sequences originating between 0000-0159. After selecting this criteria, 2 buttons will populate. Choosing…

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9.17.19 – UBL Update: Generic Criteria and Processing

Tuesday, September 17, 2019   UBL Update: Generic Criteria and Processing Generic Criteria Update On September 11, a new option was added to the bidding criteria in TTS/UBL allowing you…

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5.06.19 – Generic UBL Bidding, TTS Conditional Drops & Standby Bidding

Monday, May 6, 2019   Generic UBL Bidding, TTS Conditional Drops & Standby Bidding Generic UBL is Now Available The option to bid for generic sequences is now available in…

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8.21.18 – (LAA/LUS) – Presidential Grievances Addressing the Implementation of ROTA/ROTD, ETB, TTS & UBL

    Fellow Flight Attendants, We have now been in office for less than two months and the company has been piling it on. We couldn’t be more proud of…

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8.13.18 – (LAA/LUS) – UBL & ROTA

JSIC Update – UBL & ROTA What is the difference between UBL clean up, auto and manual runs? These terms refer to the role of Crew Scheduling in regards to contacting…

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6.20.21 – Unsuccessful Bidder’s List Processing Issues This Morning

Sunday, June 20, 2021 Unsuccessful Bidder’s List Processing Issues This Morning The Company has advised APFA that there was a problem with the Unsuccessful Bidder’s List (UBL) process this morning, June 20th between 0300 and 0830.…

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12.18.20 – Trading into Red Flagged Sequences via TTS

Friday, December 18, 2020 Trading into Red Flagged Sequences via TTS The Company now offers red flag flying within the Trip Trade System (TTS), giving you the ability to trade sequences on your schedule for…

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9.22.20 – October Pay Protections

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 October Pay Protections APFA is pleased to announce that we were successful in securing additional pay protections above the current JCBA protections through a Letter of Agreement (LOA) with the Company for the October…

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What is the UBL?

The Unsuccessful Bidders List (UBL) runs immediately after TTS and will only process requests for sequences that originate on the current day and the next day in Open Time.

Example:  After TTS runs on Monday night (2300-0400HBT), the UBL will only process requests that involve Tuesday and Wednesday operations.

View the UBL and TTS Guide on Jetnet

Allowed Transactions in UBL

Requests to drop sequences can be done up until 1500HBT the day before sequence origination.
Keep in mind that Drops will only be allowed in UBL if the daily and monthly limits are not exceeded for the days that the sequence touches.

There are two different options for picking up through UBL:

  • Pickup - You have the option to choose specific sequences that are either open, balloted or operating that day. If you wish to pick-up a sequence that overlaps your current sequence, you must place a Trade UBL request.
  • UBL Generic Bid-Pickup - Instead of choosing specific sequences, you have the option to place a generic bid based off of certain criteria available under the UBL Generic Bid-Pickup option.

This option is not a standing bid! Once the day of your request passes, your request will automatically be deleted.

An option to take a sequence that is on your schedule and trade it with another sequence that is in Open Time pending daily and monthly open time limits.
There are a lot of details about what you can and cannot trade with in UBL - see below for a better visual of the details

For example, a trade for a trip in Open Time for a trip on the same day and of same length, is not allowed in UBL.

Requests to drop sequences can be done up until 1500HBT the day before sequence origination.

Keep in mind that Drops will only be allowed in UBL if the daily and monthly limits are not exceeded for the days that the sequence touches.

There are two different options for picking up through UBL:

  • Pickup - You have the option to choose specific sequences that are either open, balloted or operating that day. If you wish to pick-up a sequence that overlaps your current sequence, you must place a Trade UBL request.
  • UBL Generic Bid-Pickup - Instead of choosing specific sequences, you have the option to place a generic bid based off of certain criteria available under the UBL Generic Bid-Pickup option.

This option is not a standing bid! Once the day of your request passes, your request will automatically be deleted.

An option to take a sequence that is on your schedule and trade it with another sequence that is in Open Time pending daily and monthly open time limits.

There are a lot of details about what you can and cannot trade with in UBL - see below for a better visual of the details

For example, a trade for a trip in Open Time for a trip on the same day and of same length, is not allowed in UBL.

Understanding UBL Transactions

Trying to figure out IF or HOW you can trade today's trip for another trip tomorrow?  Not sure of what's allowed for UBL trades? Learn more about UBL transaction types how they work using the visual walk through below.

UBL Awards

When Does it Run?

There are two different types of UBL runs - the type of run will depend on the time of day.

Auto Awards

UBL runs that occur for sequences for the next day (before 1500HBT)

Example:  TTS/UBL opens at 0400HBT on Sunday.  Every sequence that opens between the hours of 0400 and 1500HBT Sunday or any sequence that originates on Monday would be an Auto Award.

These awards do not require a phone call from Crew Scheduling. 

Despite 1500HBT being the cutoff, Scheduling usually performs the last UBL run before ROTA by 1445

Manual Awards

For any same-day sequences or after 1500HBT (for any next-day sequences).

Example:  TTS/UBL opens at 0400HBT on Thursday.  Manual UBL Awards would be for:

  • All sequences that open on Thursday (same-day operation).
  • All sequences that originate on Friday (next day) that become open after 1500HBT on Thursday (after ROTA starts).

(ALL Manual UBL Awards require a phone call from Crew Scheduling unless waived or out flying.)

Purser & Speaker Processing with UBL

Here's how UBL processes Flight Attendants with Purser and/or Speaker qualifications.

UBL Generic Bid: Pickup

The UBL Generic Bid-Pickup option allows you to pick-up trips the day-of or the next day using generic properties versus choosing specific sequences that are operating the day-of or next day.

The benefit to allowing generic UBL requests versus specific is that if a new sequence with an unpublished bid number becomes open, you will have the opportunity to pick-up the sequence without having to monitor Open Time versus selecting the specific sequence number.

Another benefit is inputting a generic bid for Red Flag sequences without having to monitor Open Time.

Note:

Picking up a generic red flag sequence will not drop a sequence from your line if they overlap.

UBL Generic Bid-Pickup request will only allow you to pick-up from open time. If you select a sequence on your line you will not have the option to select generic—you can only use the generic bid on days without a sequence.

Calendar View Options

View with NO Sequence on Date

When a date is selected on the calendar that doesn’t contain a sequence, the UBL Generic Bid-Pickup option will appear to allow you to enter generic criteria.

You will also have the option to select Pick-up which allows you select specific sequences.

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WITH Sequence on Date

When a date is selected on the calendar that contains a sequence, the UBL Generic Bid-Pick Up option will not appear.

You will also have the option to select: Drop, Pick Up or Trade which allows you to select specific sequences.

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After you select the UBL Generic Bid - Pickup option from the calendar screen, you'll be directed to the Search page.

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Select the date you’d like to pick-up a sequence.

Note: You’ll only be able to select a single calendar day (i.e. 28Mar to 28Mar, not 28Mar to 29Mar)

Enter in any timeframe between 0000-2359 for your desired report time.

Enter in any date you wish for the sequence to be released.

Enter in any timeframe you wish for the sequence to be released

Select a co-terminal(s), satellite or home base you wish to depart from.

Note: At least one option must be selected

Yes will be auto-populated and cannot be unchecked. Select Only Red Flag Sequences if you wish to only pick-up Red Flag.

Select any of the available criteria from the drop-down. You must select ODAN and/or Red Eye if you wish to include those preferences for an award.

Hint: If selecting “Deadhead First/Last Leg” and you choose both, these are read as OR

Will reset all of the criteria above.

Select this option to see any currently open sequences that match your criteria.

Hint: If you see a sequence you wish to not fly, see if you can add an additional criteria to narrow your options

Select this button to add the criteria you added to your ballot.

Unique to Generic UBL

Adding either option does not mean you’re requesting just an ODAN or Red Eye, but instead you’re adding it to the pool for a possible award.

NOTE: The ability to select only an ODAN and/or Red Eye will be a future enhancement.

Any generic UBL requests will not count toward the limits of requests or sequences/positions.

When you select Show Sequences, remember that what you are viewing currently can change and more sequences can open up later.

Just because you don’t see a sequence open when searching now, does not mean it won’t open up later—this includes co-terminals and satellites!  It is very important to pay close attention to the criteria that you are adding.

Within a current request you are able to request other choices by selecting + Add Choices. If you select this option you are able to rank your choices based off the different criteria you have set.

Example:

If you wish to request a sequence worth higher time versus placing a credit range you could:

Choice 1 - 1 day worth 9 hours

Choice 2 - 1 day worth 8 hours

Choice 3 - 1 day worth 5 hours min to 7 hours max

NOTE: you cannot rank within a choice

Within your ballot you can still rank and reorder your requests based off a specific sequence or a generic sequence request.

Example:

Request 1 - PICKUP

     Choice 1: Sequence 44356, position 3

     Choice 2: Sequence 21145, position 3

Request 2: Generic 3 day

Request 3: Trade Sequence 8878 on 24Mar for Sequence 5432 on 23Mar

  • Once you create a Generic UBL request and have an origination day selected, you will not be able to add another date inside of that request.
  • If multiple sequences match your request during a UBL auto-award, the system will randomly award you a request if a sequence in open time matches. If you wish for something more specific you will need to add more criteria to your bid(s) to narrow an award.
  • If a UBL manual award processes and several sequences in open time match, Crew Scheduling will award either the earliest report time or the highest time sequence.
  • At the time of a generic UBL award, you will be required to accept the award and will not be able to call Crew Scheduling to be changed onto another sequence that matches your criteria.

Adding either option does not mean you’re requesting just an ODAN or Red Eye, but instead you’re adding it to the pool for a possible award.

NOTE: The ability to select only an ODAN and/or Red Eye will be a future enhancement.

Any generic UBL requests will not count toward the limits of requests or sequences/positions.

When you select Show Sequences, remember that what you are viewing currently can change and more sequences can open up later.

Just because you don’t see a sequence open when searching now, does not mean it won’t open up later—this includes co-terminals and satellites!  It is very important to pay close attention to the criteria that you are adding.

Within a current request you are able to request other choices by selecting + Add Choices. If you select this option you are able to rank your choices based off the different criteria you have set.

Example:

If you wish to request a sequence worth higher time versus placing a credit range you could:

Choice 1 - 1 day worth 9 hours

Choice 2 - 1 day worth 8 hours

Choice 3 - 1 day worth 5 hours min to 7 hours max

NOTE: you cannot rank within a choice

Within your ballot you can still rank and reorder your requests based off a specific sequence or a generic sequence request.

Example:

Request 1 - PICKUP

     Choice 1: Sequence 44356, position 3

     Choice 2: Sequence 21145, position 3

Request 2: Generic 3 day

Request 3: Trade Sequence 8878 on 24Mar for Sequence 5432 on 23Mar

  • Once you create a Generic UBL request and have an origination day selected, you will not be able to add another date inside of that request.
  • If multiple sequences match your request during a UBL auto-award, the system will randomly award you a request if a sequence in open time matches. If you wish for something more specific you will need to add more criteria to your bid(s) to narrow an award.
  • If a UBL manual award processes and several sequences in open time match, Crew Scheduling will award either the earliest report time or the highest time sequence.
  • At the time of a generic UBL award, you will be required to accept the award and will not be able to call Crew Scheduling to be changed onto another sequence that matches your criteria.

Understanding your Options on the Ballot Page

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Select this option if you wish to add another generic bid option to your ballot on the selected date of the original request.

Select this option to see the run history of the selected request.

Select this option to delete all requests in the current request.

Select this option if you wish to be awarded a double up.

NOTE: This will not allow multiple sequences

If checked (Default) you will receive a call from Crew Scheduling if after 1500HBT (Manual UBL).

If you don’t wish to receive a phone call uncheck this option.

NOTE: You will not receive a call from Crew Scheduling if you are on legal rest, on a sequence, or uncheck this option.

Designates the request type

Generic - Drop - Trade - Pickup

Select this option if you wish to include another generic request.

A pre-selected waiver that is checked to allow awards that exceed 30/7. If awarded, the 30/7 waiver will be waived for the remainder of the month.

NOTE: Even if your 30/7 is waived for the month, you can control your generic UBL pick-up awards by unchecking the 30/7 waiver. This allows you to not receive an award that will put you over 30.

A pre-selected waiver that is checked to waive the contractual home base rest to FAR minimum.

If this is present, indicates that you have checked the 'Allow Double Ups' box above.

A pre-selected option for generic UBL. This option cannot be unchecked when placing a generic bid.

Select this option if you wish to change the criteria of the currently select generic bid criteria.

Select this option to view currently open sequences that match the selected for generic criteria.

NOTE: The sequences being displayed are currently open and other sequences may open later.

Select this option to delete the current request in the ballot.

Use these options to move the current request either up or down within the ballot.

Generic UBL in Practice: Scenarios

  1. Login to Crew Portal –> Daily Bids –> TTS/UBL.
  2. Select the date on the TTS/UBL calendar you wish to request a Red Flag award.
  3. Select UBL Generic Bid- Pickup.
  4. On the Search screen select Only Red Flag Sequences under Open Sequences.
  5. Add additional criteria for what you would like to be awarded from a Red Flag award.
  6. Select Show Sequences to view any sequences currently in open time.
    NOTE: Remember that what you are viewing currently can change and more sequences can open up later.
  7. Select Create Generic Bid – UBL to add the selected criteria to your TTS/UBL ballot
  1. Login to Crew Portal –> Daily Bids –> TTS/UBL.
  2. Select the date on the TTS/UBL calendar you wish to pick-up on.
  3. Select UBL Generic Bid- Pickup.
  4. On the Search screen select any co-terminal and/or satellite you wish to be awarded.
    NOTE: At least one option must be selected before viewing any open sequences or creating a bid.
  5. Add additional criteria for what you would like to be awarded from a Co-Terminal/Satellite award.
  6. Select Show Sequences to view any sequences currently in open time.
    NOTE: Remember that what you are viewing currently can change and more sequences can open up later.
  7. Select Create Generic Bid – UBL to add the selected criteria to your TTS/UBL ballot.
  1. Login to Crew Portal –> Daily Bids –> TTS/UBL.
  2. Select the date on the TTS/UBL calendar you wish to pick-up on.
  3. Select UBL Generic Bid- Pickup.
  4. On the Search screen select the drop-down menu under Add Criteria and select Domestic/IPD/NIPD.
    • Select IPD.
  5. If you wish for a specific IPD layover select Add Criteria and select RON and enter the city you wish to layover.
  6. Select Show Sequences to view any sequences currently in open time that match your criteria.
    NOTE: Remember that what you are viewing currently can change and more sequences can open up later.
  7. Select Create Generic Bid – UBL to add the selected criteria to your TTS/UBL ballot.
  1. Login to Crew Portal –> Daily Bids –> TTS/UBL.
  2. Select the date on the TTS/UBL calendar you wish to request a Red Flag award.
  3. Select UBL Generic Bid- Pickup.
  4. On the Search screen select Only Red Flag Sequences under Open Sequences.
  5. Add additional criteria for what you would like to be awarded from a Red Flag award.
  6. Select Show Sequences to view any sequences currently in open time.
    NOTE: Remember that what you are viewing currently can change and more sequences can open up later.
  7. Select Create Generic Bid – UBL to add the selected criteria to your TTS/UBL ballot
  1. Login to Crew Portal –> Daily Bids –> TTS/UBL.
  2. Select the date on the TTS/UBL calendar you wish to pick-up on.
  3. Select UBL Generic Bid- Pickup.
  4. On the Search screen select any co-terminal and/or satellite you wish to be awarded.
    NOTE: At least one option must be selected before viewing any open sequences or creating a bid.
  5. Add additional criteria for what you would like to be awarded from a Co-Terminal/Satellite award.
  6. Select Show Sequences to view any sequences currently in open time.
    NOTE: Remember that what you are viewing currently can change and more sequences can open up later.
  7. Select Create Generic Bid – UBL to add the selected criteria to your TTS/UBL ballot.
  1. Login to Crew Portal –> Daily Bids –> TTS/UBL.
  2. Select the date on the TTS/UBL calendar you wish to pick-up on.
  3. Select UBL Generic Bid- Pickup.
  4. On the Search screen select the drop-down menu under Add Criteria and select Domestic/IPD/NIPD.
    • Select IPD.
  5. If you wish for a specific IPD layover select Add Criteria and select RON and enter the city you wish to layover.
  6. Select Show Sequences to view any sequences currently in open time that match your criteria.
    NOTE: Remember that what you are viewing currently can change and more sequences can open up later.
  7. Select Create Generic Bid – UBL to add the selected criteria to your TTS/UBL ballot.

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APFA Events

Financial Planning Seminar

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APFA Headquarters
1004 West Euless Boulevard
Euless, Texas 76040

M-F: 9:00AM - 5:00PM (CT)
Phone: (817) 540-0108

Call APFA

Contract & Scheduling Desk
M-F: 7:00AM - 7:00PM (CT)
Phone: (817) 540-0108

Chat APFA

After-Hours Live Chat
M-F: 3:00PM - 11:00 PM (CT)
Sat-Sun: 9:00AM - 5:00PM (CT)

APFA Events

Financial Planning Seminar

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