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5.10.22 – Lineholder Bidding Tips and Tricks- Part I

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Tuesday, May 10, 2022 Lineholder Bidding Tips and Tricks- Part I Viewing Your Pairing Set Each month, when we review PBS bid results, we invariably receive inquiries from Flight Attendants asking why pairings they thought they bid for went to Flight Attendants junior to them, or why they received trips from layers five or six…

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5.01.22 – June 2022 Bidding Timelines

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Sunday, May 1, 2022 June 2022 Bidding Timelines APFA Contract & Scheduling Desk Call 817-540-0108 Monday – Friday, 0700 – 1900 (CT) APFA Live Messaging Monday – Friday: 1500 – 2300 (CT) Weekends and Holidays: 0900 – 1700 (CT) (Link may be found on homepage of APFA.org) In Solidarity, Jeff Petersen APFA National Contract Chair contract@apfa.org Marti McMillan APFA National Scheduling Chair scheduling@apfa.org

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4.01.22 – May 2022 Bidding Timelines

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Friday, April 1, 2022 May 2022 Bidding Timelines APFA Contract & Scheduling Desk Call 817-540-0108 Monday – Friday, 0700 – 1900 (CT) APFA Live Messaging Monday – Friday: 1500 – 2300 (CT) Weekends and Holidays: 0900 – 1700 (CT) (Link may be found on homepage of APFA.org) In Solidarity, Jeff Petersen APFA National Contract Chair contract@apfa.org Marti McMillan APFA National Scheduling Chair scheduling@apfa.org

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2.14.22 – March 2022 PBS Bidding Closes Tomorrow

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Monday, February 14, 2022 March 2022 PBS Bidding Closes Tomorrow PBS will close for bidding tomorrow, Tuesday, February 15 at 1200 (CT).  PBS awards will be viewable in PBS on Friday, February 18 at 1200 (CT). Prior to logging out of PBS, use the PBS Bidding Checklist to assist you in your monthly bidding or if you buddy bid, use the Buddy Bidding…

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2.10.22 – March 2022 PBS Bidding Now Open

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Thursday, February 10, 2022 March 2022 PBS Bidding Now Open PBS bidding opened today, Thursday, February 10 at 1200 (CT) for March 2022 bidding. Bidding will close on Tuesday, February 15 at 1200 (CT). March 2022 PBS Awards will be viewable on Friday, February 18 at 1200 (CT). During the LRD process, some of you may have “toggled” from Reserve to Lineholder for March. If you toggled…

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2.01.22 – March 2022 Bidding Timelines

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Tuesday, February 1, 2022 March 2022 Bidding Timelines Please review the chart below, which provides the March Bidding Timelines: APFA Contract & Scheduling Desk Call 817-540-0108 Monday – Friday, 0700 – 1900 (CT) APFA Live Messaging Monday – Friday: 1500 – 2300 (CT) Weekends and Holidays: 0900 – 1700 (CT) (Link may be found on homepage of APFA.org) In Solidarity, Jeff Petersen APFA…

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11.13.21 – PBS Bidding Tips in a Holiday Month

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Saturday, November 13, 2021 PBS Bidding Tips in a Holiday Month With the holidays upon us, bidding for the holiday season may require a different bidding strategy than what is necessary during other times of the year. Below are some tips when bidding during this time of year. As with any bidding strategy, it is…

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11.10.21 – December 2021 PBS Bidding Now Open

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Wednesday, November 10, 2021 December 2021 PBS Bidding Now Open PBS bidding opened today, Wednesday, November 10 at 1200 (CST) for December 2021 bidding. Bidding will close on Monday, November 15 at 1200 (CST). December 2021 PBS Awards will be viewable on Thursday, November 18 at 1200 (CST). Please remember to check your status prior to bidding in PBS. Your information can be found on the…

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11.01.21 – December 2021 Bidding Timelines

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Monday, November 1, 2021 December 2021 Bidding Timelines Please review the chart below, which provides the December Bidding Timelines: APFA Contract & Scheduling Desk Call or text 817-540-0108 Monday – Friday, 0700 – 1900 (CT) APFA Live Messaging Monday – Friday: 1500 – 2300 (CT) Weekends and Holidays: 0900 – 1700 (CT) (Link may be found on homepage of APFA.org) In…

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10.06.21 – November LRD Closes Tomorrow

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Wednesday, October 6, 2021 November LRD Closes Tomorrow The Lineholder/Reserve Designator (LRD) to preference either Lineholder or “Senior Bumping” onto Reserve will close tomorrow, Thursday, October 7 at 1200 (CDT). Remaining November Bidding Timelines APFA Contract & Scheduling Desk Call or text 817-540-0108 Monday – Friday, 0700 – 1900 (CDT) APFA Live Messaging Monday – Friday: 1500 – 2300 (CDT) Weekends and Holidays: 0900 – 1700…

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10.01.21 – November 2021 Bidding Timelines

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Friday, October 1, 2021 November 2021 Bidding Timelines Please review the chart below, which provides the November Bidding Timelines: APFA Contract & Scheduling Desk Call or text 817-540-0108 Monday – Friday, 0700 – 1900 (CDT) APFA Live Messaging Monday – Friday: 1500 – 2300 (CDT) Weekends and Holidays: 0900 – 1700 (CDT) (Link may be found on homepage of APFA.org) In Solidarity,…

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9.03.21 – Returning From EVLOA? October CQ Bidding Now Open

Friday, September 3, 2021 Returning From EVLOA? October CQ Bidding Now Open The Training Bidding System (TBS) is currently open for bidding for October CQ classes. If you are a December EVLOA recall and are QI and subject to being assigned training in October, you have the opportunity to bid for a CQ class in…

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9.01.21 – October 2021 Bidding Timelines

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Wednesday, September 1, 2021 October 2021 Bidding Timelines Please review the chart below, which provides the October Bidding Timelines: APFA Contract & Scheduling Desk Call or text 817-540-0108 Monday – Friday, 0700 – 1900 (CDT) APFA Live Messaging Monday – Friday: 1500 – 2300 (CDT) Weekends and Holidays: 0900 – 1700 (CDT) (Link may be found on homepage of APFA.org) In…

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8.10.21 – September 2021 PBS Bidding Now Open

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Tuesday, August 10, 2021 September 2021 PBS Bidding Now Open PBS bidding opened today, Tuesday, August 10 at 1200 (CDT) for September 2021 bidding. Bidding will close on Sunday, August 15 at 1200 (CDT). September 2021 PBS Awards will be viewable on Wednesday, August 18 at 1200 (CDT). Please remember to check your status prior to bidding in PBS. Your information can be found on…

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8.06.21 – September LRD Closes Tomorrow

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Friday, August 6, 2021 September LRD Closes Tomorrow The Lineholder/Reserve Designator (LRD) to preference either Lineholder or “Senior Bumping” onto Reserve will close tomorrow, Saturday, August 7 at 1200 (CDT). Remaining September Bidding Timelines In Solidarity, Jeff Petersen APFA National Contract Chair jpetersen@apfa.org Marti McMillan APFA National Scheduling Chair mmcmillan@apfa.org Renée Mayer APFA JCBA Specialist rmayer@apfa.org

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8.01.21 – September 2021 Bidding Timelines

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Sunday, August 1, 2021 September 2021 Bidding Timelines Please review the chart below, which provides the September Bidding Timelines: The APFA Contract and Scheduling Desk is available at 817-540-0108, Monday through Friday from 0700 – 1900 (CDT) to answer questions. Our APFA Live Chat online is available from 1500 – 2300 (CDT), Monday through Friday. You may also use APFA…

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7.10.21 – August 2021 PBS Bidding Now Open

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Saturday, July 10, 2021 August 2021 PBS Bidding Now Open PBS bidding opened today, Saturday, July 10 at 1200 (CDT) for August 2021 bidding. Bidding will close on Thursday, July 15 at 1200 (CDT). August 2021 PBS Awards will be viewable on Sunday, July 18 at 1200 (CDT). Please remember to check your status prior to bidding in PBS. Your information can be found…

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7.06.21 – August Unpaid VLOA Bidding and August LRD Close Tomorrow

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Tuesday, July 6, 2021 August Unpaid VLOA Bidding and August LRD Close Tomorrow Unpaid Voluntary Leaves of Absence (VLOAs) are being offered for August 2021 to DFW, LAX, LGA, MIA and ORD-Based Flight Attendants. Bidding for the August unpaid VLOA will close tomorrow, Wednesday, July 7 at 1200 (CDT). You may access the ballot via Jetnet > Flight Service…

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7.01.21 – August 2021 Bidding Timelines

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Thursday, July 1, 2021 August 2021 Bidding Timelines Please review the chart below, which provides the August Bidding Timelines: In Solidarity, Jeff Petersen APFA National Contract Chair jpetersen@apfa.org Marti McMillan APFA National Scheduling Chair mmcmillan@apfa.org Renée Mayer APFA JCBA Specialist rmayer@apfa.org

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6.10.21 – July 2021 PBS Bidding Now Open

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Thursday, June 10, 2021 July 2021 PBS Bidding Now Open PBS bidding opened today, Thursday, June 10 at 1200 (CDT) for July 2021 bidding. Bidding will close on Tuesday, June 15 at 1200 (CDT). Please remember to check your status prior to bidding in PBS. Your information can be found on the PBS Dashboard. Also, please review if all the information on your Dashboard is…

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6.10.21 – Maximum Line Value Flex for July 2021

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Thursday, June 10, 2021 Maximum Line Value Flex for July 2021 The Company informed APFA that there is an increase in flying of about 20,000 hours for July over June. Due to the increase in flying, the Company offered monthly vacation buyback per JCBA 8.F.2. Monthly vacation buyback was awarded to allow Flight Attendants to…

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6.06.21 – July LRD Closes Tomorrow

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Sunday, June 6, 2021 July LRD Closes Tomorrow The Lineholder/Reserve Designator (LRD) to preference either Lineholder or “Senior Bumping” onto Reserve will close tomorrow, Monday, June 7 at 1200 (CDT). Remaining July Bidding Timelines In Solidarity, Jeff Petersen APFA National Contract Chair jpetersen@apfa.org Marti McMillan APFA National Scheduling Chair mmcmillan@apfa.org Renée Mayer APFA JCBA Specialist rmayer@apfa.org

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5.20.21 – June 2021 First TTS Run and ETB Opening Delayed

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Thursday, May 20, 2021 June 2021 First TTS Run and ETB Opening Delayed For the June bid month, we have returned to our contractual timeline for PBS bidding. PBS bid awards will be final on the 20th of the month. The Company will receive a cancellation package from Network Planning on May 21 at 1400…

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5.10.21 – June 2021 PBS Bidding Now Open

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Monday, May 10, 2021 June 2021 PBS Bidding Now Open PBS bidding opened today, Monday, May 10 at 1200 (CDT) for June 2021 bidding. Bidding will close on Saturday, May 15 at 1200 (CDT). Please remember to check your status prior to bidding in PBS. Your information can be found on the PBS Dashboard. Also, please review if all the information…

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5.06.21 – June LRD Closes Tomorrow

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Thursday, May 6, 2021 June LRD Closes Tomorrow The Lineholder/Reserve Designator (LRD) to preference either Lineholder or “Senior Bumping” onto Reserve will close tomorrow, Friday, May 7 at 1200 (CDT). Remaining June Bidding Timelines In Solidarity, Marti McMillan APFA National Scheduling Chair scheduling@apfa.org Jeff Petersen APFA National Contract Department jpetersen@apfa.org Renée Mayer APFA JCBA Specialist jcbaspecialist@apfa.org

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5.03.21 – June LRD Now Open

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Monday, May 3, 2021 June LRD Now Open The Lineholder/Reserve Designator (LRD) to preference either Lineholder or “Senior Bumping” onto Reserve is now open. If you believe your status is not correct, please submit an LH/RSV Status Issue on Crew Portal > Links > Support Tab > Create New Form > System > LRD > Form…

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4.30.21 – June 2021 Bidding Timelines

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Friday, April 30, 2021 June 2021 Bidding Timelines Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the recall of Flight Attendants, it was necessary to delay our bidding timelines. For the May bid month, APFA has secured pay protections for partial and full sequence COVID-19 cancellations through a Letter of Agreement (LOA) with the Company. This LOA allows for a…

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4.21.21 – May 2021 PBS Bid Award Summary & Mis-Award Process

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Wednesday, April 21, 2021 May 2021 PBS Bid Award Summary & Mis-Award Process May PBS Bid Award Summary click image to enlarge How to Read the Bid Award Summary How to Read Your PBS Award PBS Mis-Award Process   Any Lineholder or Reserve who has an inquiry or believes she/he may have received a mis-award must submit a PBS…

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4.17.21 – May 2021 PBS Bidding Closes Tomorrow

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Saturday, April 17, 2021 May 2021 PBS Bidding Closes Tomorrow PBS will close for bidding tomorrow, Sunday, April 18 at 1200 (CDT). PBS awards will be viewable in PBS on Wednesday, April 21 at 1200 (CDT). For the May bid month, if you are designated as a Reserve, it is important to also bid as a Lineholder. More Info… If you were in either…

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