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3.22.20 – April 2020 PBS Bid Summary & Mis-Award Process

Sunday, March 22, 2020 April 2020 PBS Bid Summary & Mis-Award Process April Bid Summary   Definitions & Key Terms Here are a few definitions for some of the key terms to help you better understand the award summary chart above: Line Average (Actual and Requested) The average credit hours projected for lines of flying in…

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3.21.20 – PBS: How to Understand Your Award

Saturday, March 21, 2020 PBS: How to Understand Your Award As you might be are aware, the April 2020 bidsheet information and sequences that had been uploaded into PBS were from a week ago. However, the status of the airline industry has dramatically changed day by day. Many of the international trips will no longer…

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3.17.20 – PBS: Review Layer Tab and Bidding Checklist

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 PBS: Reviewing Your Layer Tab & Bidding Checklist Reviewing Your Layer Tab When bidding in PBS an important tool to use is the Layer Tab. This will give you an overview of the pairings you have selected in each layer and an opportunity to see if you have added pairings to…

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3.16.20 – PBS: Prefer / Avoid Aircraft Bidding

Monday, March 16, 2020 PBS: Prefer/ Avoid Aircraft Bidding The Prefer/Avoid Aircraft preference in PBS will offer you a greater number of aircraft specific options. Example: If a Flight Attendant wishes to select pairings that have 319 legs, they may now select Prefer Aircraft – 319. When using Prefer Aircraft to select a specific aircraft, it will show only pairings that…

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3.15.20 – PBS: Pairing Shuffle

Sunday, March 15, 2020 PBS: Pairing Shuffle Why did my pairings shuffle?  Each month we receive a number of questions as to why PBS shuffled out a trip a Flight Attendant wanted in an earlier layer for a trip in a later layer. A shuffle can occur when line properties that have been bid restrict the…

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3.14.20 – PBS: Generic vs. Specific Bidding

Saturday, March 14, 2020 PBS: Generic vs. Specific Bidding We frequently receive the question on whether to combine specific and generic properties in the same layer or not. As a general rule, it is not advisable to combine bidding specific pairings with generic properties in the same layer, but there are circumstances when it can…

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3.13.20 – PBS Open / Reserve & Lineholder Status

Friday, March 13, 2020 PBS Open / Reserve & Lineholder Status Please remember to check your status prior to bidding in PBS. Your information can be found on the PBS Dashboard on the 10th of every month at 1200 DFW time. Also review if all the information in your Dashboard is correct including your aircraft qualifications, existing credit, training…

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2.19.20 – March 2020 PBS Bid Summary & Mis-Award Process

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 March 2020 PBS Bid Summary & Mis-Award Process March Bid Summary   Definitions & Key Terms Here are a few definitions for some of the key terms to help you better understand the award summary chart above: Line Average (Actual and Requested) The average credit hours projected for lines of flying in…

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2.18.20 – PBS: How to Understand Your Award

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 PBS: How to Understand Your Award How to Read Your Award To view your PBS award, log in to PBS and click the Award tab, your awarded schedule will display. View the headers at the top of your award and the top of the pairing details for the following information: Layer…

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2.14.20 – PBS: Bidding Checklist

Friday, February 14, 2020 PBS: Bidding Checklist PBS bidding will close at Noon DFW Time on the 15th of every month. Please make sure you have submitted your monthly bids or have updated your standing bid prior to closing. Prior to logging out of PBS, use this bidding checklist to assist you in your monthly bidding…

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2.12.20 – PBS: Pairing Shuffle

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 PBS: Pairing Shuffle Why did my pairings shuffle?  Each month we receive a number of questions as to why PBS shuffled out a trip a Flight Attendant wanted in an earlier layer for a trip in a later layer. A shuffle can occur when line properties that have been bid restrict…

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2.11.20 – PBS: Prefer / Avoid Aircraft Bidding Enhancement

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 PBS: Prefer/ Avoid Aircraft Bidding Enhancement For the March 2020 bid month, Flight Attendants will see an enhancement for bidding. The Prefer/Avoid Aircraft preference in PBS will offer you a greater number of aircraft specific options. Example: If a Flight Attendant wishes to select pairings that have 319 legs, they may now select Prefer Aircraft –…

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2.10.20 – PBS Open / Reserve & Lineholder Status

Monday, February 10, 20 PBS Open / Reserve & Lineholder Status PBS Opens on the 10th Please remember to check your status prior to bidding in PBS. Your information can be found on the PBS Dashboard on the 10th of every month at 1200 DFW time. Also review if all the information in your Dashboard is correct including…

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1.20.20 – February 2020 PBS Bid Summary & Mis-Award Process

Monday, January 20, 2020 February 2020 PBS Bid Summary & Mis-Award Process February Bid Summary   Definitions & Key Terms Here are a few definitions for some of the key terms to help you better understand the award summary chart above: Line Average (Actual and Requested) The average credit hours projected for lines of flying in…

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1.18.20 – PBS: How to Understand Your Award

Saturday, January 18, 2020 PBS: How to Understand Your Award How to Read Your Award To view your PBS award, log in to PBS and click the Award tab, your awarded schedule will display. View the headers at the top of your award and the top of the pairing details for the following information: Layer…

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1.14.20 – PBS: Bidding Checklist

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 PBS: Bidding Checklist PBS bidding will close at Noon DFW Time on the 15th of every month. Please make sure you have submitted your monthly bids or have updated your standing bid prior to closing. Prior to logging out of PBS, use this bidding checklist to assist you in your monthly bidding…

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1.13.20 – PBS: Reviewing Your Layer Tab & View Pairing Set

Monday, January 13, 2020 PBS: Reviewing Your Layer Tab and View Pairing Set Reviewing Your Layer Tab When bidding in PBS an important tool to use is the Layer Tab. This will give you an overview of the pairings you have selected in each layer and an opportunity to see if you have added pairings…

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1.12.20 – PBS: Buddy Bidding Checklist

Sunday, January 12, 2020 PBS: Buddy Bidding Checklist PBS bidding will close at Noon DFW Time on the 15th of every month. Please make sure you have submitted your monthly bids or have updated your standing bid prior to closing. General Guidelines ▢  Have all “buddies” accepted ▢  Check the final number of buddies in the group ▢ The “initiator”…

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1.12.20 – PBS: Prefer / Avoid Aircraft Bidding Enhancement

Sunday, January 12, 2020 PBS: Prefer/ Avoid Aircraft Bidding Enhancement For the February 2020 bid month, Flight Attendants will see an enhancement for bidding. The Prefer/Avoid Aircraft preference in PBS will offer you a greater number of aircraft specific options. Example: If a Flight Attendant wishes to select pairings that have 319 legs, they may now select Prefer…

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11.11.19 – PBS: Buddy Bidding Changes

Monday, November 11, 2019   PBS: Buddy Bidding Changes For months now we have been working on changes to the buddy bidding logic, to be in line with how the logic should be working, rather than what had been implemented with the original PBS system and subsequently the JCBA PBS system.You have previously received hotlines…

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10.10.19 – PBS Open / Reserve & Lineholder Status

Wednesday, October 10, 2019   PBS Open / Reserve & Lineholder Status PBS Opens on the 10th. Please remember to check your status prior to bidding in PBS. Your information can be found on the PBS Dashboard on the 10th of every month at 1200 DFW time. Also review if all the information in your Dashboard is correct…

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9.13.19 – PBS Bidding Tips: Line Properties

Firday, September 13, 2019 PBS Bidding Tips: Line Properties The line tab contains properties which allow you to preference how pairings will be placed on your line. These properties allow you to specify: Preferred line value (TCR, maximize credit, etc.) How pairings are grouped (work block size, cadence, etc.) Efficiency (double-ups, multiple pairings, waivers, etc.) It…

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9.12.19 – PBS: Reviewing Your Layer Tab & View Pairing Set

Thursday, September 12, 2019 PBS: Reviewing Your Layer Tab and View Pairing Set Reviewing Your Layer Tab When bidding in PBS an important tool to use is the Layer Tab. This will give you an overview of the pairings you have selected in each layer and an opportunity to see if you have added pairings…

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9.11.19 – PBS: Reserve Bidding

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 PBS: Reserve Bidding 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…

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7.19.19 – August PBS Bid Summary & Mis-Award Process

Friday, July 19, 2019   August PBS Bid Summary & Mis-Award Process Here are a few definitions for some of the key terms to help you better understand the award summary chart above: Line Average (Actual and Requested) The average credit hours projected for lines of flying in a particular bid month. This value is…

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7.14.19 – PBS: Bidding Checklist

Sunday, July 14, 2019   PBS: Bidding Checklist PBS bidding will close at Noon DFW Time on the 15th of every month. Please make sure you have submitted your monthly bids or have updated your standing bid prior to closing. Prior to logging out of PBS, use this bidding checklist to assist you in your monthly…

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7.12.19 – PBS: Reviewing Your Layer Tab and View Pairing Set

Friday, July 12, 2019   PBS: Reviewing Your Layer Tab and View Pairing Set Reviewing your Layer Tab When bidding in PBS an important tool to use is the Layer Tab. This will give you an overview of the pairings you have selected in each layer and an opportunity to see if you have added pairings…

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7.11.19 – PBS: Reserve Bidding

Thursday, July 11, 2019   PBS: Reserve Bidding 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…

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7.10.19 – PBS: Opening / Check Your Status

Wednesday, July 10, 2019   PBS: Opening / Check Your Status PBS Opens on the 10th. Please remember to check your status prior to bidding in PBS. Your information can be found on the PBS Dashboard on the 10th of every month at 1200 DFW time. Also review if all the information in your Dashboard…

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6.19.19 – July PBS Bid Summary & Mis-Award Process

Tuesday, June 18, 2019   July PBS Bid Summary & Mis-Award Process Here are a few definitions for some of the key terms to help you better understand the award summary chart above: PPO Total Pay Purpose Only Bid – PPO bids are run with the same bids and settings as the regular bid (standing…

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