Posts Tagged ‘APFA JSIC Update’

6.18.19 – PBS: How to Understand Your Award

Tuesday, June 18, 2019   PBS: How to Understand Your Award How to Read Your Award To view your PBS award, log into 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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6.14.19 – PBS: Bidding Checklist

Friday, June 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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6.13.19 – PBS: Buddy Bidding

Thursday, June 13, 2019   PBS: Buddy Bidding Disclaimer: The APFA JSIC has made repeated requests for the company to communicate the buddy bidding logic and how it is processed. APFA does not agree with the current logic, and we continue working with the company and the PBS vendor to correct it. The following information…

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

Wednesday, June 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…

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6.11.19 – PBS: Reserve Bidding

Tuesday, June 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…

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5.14.19 – PBS Bidding Closes Tomorrow/Buddy Bidding in PBS

Tuesday, May 14, 2019   PBS Bidding Closes Tomorrow/Buddy Bidding in PBS 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. Buddy Bidding in PBS Disclaimer: The APFA JSIC has made repeated requests…

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5.13.19 – PBS Bidding Tip: Co-Terminal Mix & Position Bidding

Monday, May 13, 2019   PBS Bidding Tip: Co-Terminal Mix & Position Bidding Allow Co-Terminal Mix in a Work Block This property allows pairings that originate in different airports within a co-terminal base to be awarded within the same work block. This property is considered a waiver and will be repeated in all subsequent layers…

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5.12.19 – PBS Bidding Tip: Persistent & Single Use Line Properties

Sunday, May 12, 2019   PBS Bidding Tip: Persistent & Single Use Line Properties Persistent Line Properties When a persistent property is used in a layer, it will remain active throughout the remainder of your bid (unless Clear Bids is used). The following properties are persistent properties: Maximize Credit Maximize International Credit Allow Double-Up on…

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5.11.19 – PBS Bidding Tip: Reserve

Saturday, May 11, 2019   PBS Bidding Tip: Reserve Bidding Reserve in PBS 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. The Days off…

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5.10.19 – PBS Bidding Tip: 7 & 7

Friday, May 10, 2019   PBS Bidding Tip: 7 & 7 PBS Guide There is an updated version of the PBS guide on the APFA website and JetNet. APFA PBS Guide Who should bid 7 Layers as a lineholder and 7 layers as a reserve? In PBS you can bid 7 layers as a lineholder…

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4.19.19 – PBS Bid Summary & Mis-Award Process

Friday, April 19, 2019   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 or actual)…

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4.18.19 – Understanding Your PBS Award

Thursday, April 18, 2019   Understanding your PBS Award How to Read Your Award To view your PBS award, log into 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 – This…

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4.11.19 – APFA JSIC Update – PBS Bidding Reminders

Thursday, April 11, 2019   PBS Bidding Reminders The latest version of the JCBA PBS Guide can be found on the APFA website and Jetnet.Flight Attendant Bidding Resource Center (FABRC): Call 888-376-5375, 8am until 8pm PBS bidding opens every month on the 10th at Noon and closes on the 15th at Noon. The monthly award will be…

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4.10.19 – PBS Bidding Tips: Line Properties

Wednesday, April 10, 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, maximize international credit, etc.) How pairings are grouped (work block size, cadence, etc.) Efficiency (double-ups,…

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4.10.19 – PBS Bidding Opens Today for May 2019

Wednesday, April 10, 2019   PBS Bidding Opens Today for May 2019 Please remember to check your status prior to bidding in PBS. Your information can be found on the PBS Dashboard (FAPortal.aa.com > Monthly Bids > PBS Base > PBS) on the 10th calendar day of every month at Noon (DFW Time). Bidding Reserve in PBS…

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4.1.19 – Training Bidding System (TBS) Opens Today

Monday, April 1, 2019   Training Bidding System (TBS) The Training Bidding System (TBS) has been implemented alongside PBS. Flight attendants will bid and be awarded CQ training in seniority order. TBS will only be available in your base month, grace month or one month prior.The previous process of self-enrollment at the end of the month…

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3.20.19 – PBS Award Challenge Response

Wednesday, March 20, 2019   PBS Mis-Award Process Once the Flight Attendant receives their award and they have questions concerning the award or believe there has been a mis-award the Flight Attendant should do the following: The Flight Attendant should contact the FABRC for a review and evaluation of the award. The FABRC representative advises…

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3.11.19 – Secondary Vacation Bidding Closes March 13th

Monday, March 11, 2019   Secondary Vacation Bidding  The secondary and final round of annual vacation bidding will be closing on March 13th at 1200 DFW time. If you have any vacation days that were not awarded in the primary round this is your opportunity to bid for the remaining open vacation days. This is…

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3.10.19 – PBS Bidding Tips

March 10th, 2019   Please remember to check your status prior to bidding. Your information can be found on the PBS Dashboard on the 10th of every month at 1200 DFW time. Bidding Reserve in PBS For bidding reserve off days you start by clicking on the Reserve Tab on the navigation bar. The large…

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3.01.19 – Training Bidding System Info

Friday, March 1st, 2019   Training Bidding System (TBS) for PBS bases The Training Bidding System (TBS) was implemented alongside PBS.  Flight Attendants will bid  and be awarded CQ training in seniority order. TBS will only be available in your base month, grace month or one month prior.The  previous process of self-enrollment at the end…

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2.13.19 – JSIC Update – Buddy Bidding

Wednesday, February 13, 2019   Current Buddy Bid Award Process Disclaimer: The APFA JSIC has made repeated requests for the company to communicate the buddy bidding logic and how it is processed. APFA does not agree with the current logic, and we continue working with the company and the PBS vendor to correct it. The…

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2.12.19 – Target Credit Range – Minimum/Maximum Credit

Tuesday, February 12, 2019   Target Credit Range – Minimum/Maximum Credit How does PBS determine if there will be a target credit range maximum or minimum? PBS starts with a target line average (TLA). The TLA is set by the Company and per the contract, it must be within 75-85 hours at all bases. (Section…

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2.11.2019 – Unscheduled Pairing Update to PBS Production and Mock

Monday, February 11, 2019   IMPORTANT BIDDING UPDATE Unscheduled Pairing Update to PBS Production and Mock This afternoon, APFA was informed that there was an aircraft data code issue involving the Airbus 320 and the 787. In FOS both aircraft were initially sharing the same code that potentially impacted some pairing pools depending on your…

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2.4.19 – Lineholder/Reserve Designator (LRD) Tool

Monday, February 4, 2019   Lineholder/Reserve Designator (LRD) Tool Each month, all Flight Attendants will have access to the Lineholder/Reserve Designator Tool. You will use the LRD tool to preference either Lineholder or “Senior Bumping” onto Reserve. Below is some general information concerning the LRD Tool and a link to a presentation with more information.…

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1.25.19 – JSIC Update – Annual Vacation Bidding

Friday, January 25, 2019   Annual Vacation Bidding Annual vacation bidding opens on Monday, January 28th at Noon (DFW Time). For LAA Flight Attendants this is an entirely new process, format and set of rules for how vacation is bid and ultimately awarded. For LUS Flight Attendants this will be a continuation of how you have bid your…

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