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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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4.14.21 – May 2021 PBS Bidding Now Open

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Wednesday, April 14, 2021 May 2021 PBS Bidding Now Open PBS bidding opened today, Wednesday, April 14 at 1200 (CDT) for May 2021 bidding. Bidding will close on Sunday, April 18 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…

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4.08.21 – May Unpaid VLOA Bidding and May LRD Now Open

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Thursday, April 8, 2021 May Unpaid VLOA Bidding and May LRD Now Open Bidding for the May unpaid Voluntary Leave of Absence (VLOA) is now open, and is subject to availability by base. You may access the ballot via Jetnet > Flight Service > Crew Resources > Manning > Voluntary Leave of Absence. Bidding for the…

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3.21.21 – April 2021 PBS Bid Award Summary & Mis-Award Process

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Sunday, March 21, 2021 April 2021 PBS Bid Award Summary & Mis-Award Process April 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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3.14.21 – April 2021 PBS Bidding Now Open

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Sunday, March 14, 2021 April 2021 PBS Bidding Now Open PBS bidding opened today, Sunday, March 14 at 1200 (CDT) for April 2021 bidding. Bidding will close on Thursday, March 18th 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…

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3.10.21 – April LRD Closes Tomorrow

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Wednesday, March 10, 2021 April LRD Closes Tomorrow The Lineholder/Reserve Designator (LRD) to preference either Lineholder or “Senior Bumping” onto Reserve will close tomorrow, Thursday, March 11 at 1200 (CST). Remaining April 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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3.06.21 – April Unpaid VLOA Bidding Closes Tomorrow, March 7

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Saturday, March 6, 2021 April Unpaid VLOA Bidding Closes Tomorrow, March 7 Bidding for the April unpaid Voluntary Leave of Absence (VLOA) (JCBA Section 25.B.) closes tomorrow, March 7 at 1200 (CST). You may access the ballot via Jetnet > Flight Service > Crew Resources > Manning > Voluntary Leave of Absence The ballot offers the option to…

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3.05.21 – Updated April 2021 Bidding Timelines

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Friday, March 5, 2021 **Updated** April 2021 Bidding Timelines Please review the chart below, which provides the Updated April 2021 Bidding Timelines, including the Unpaid VLOA Ballot timeline. Please Note: CQ Training Bidding System (TBS) remains on its regular JCBA open, close, and award dates. In Solidarity, Marti McMillan APFA National Scheduling Chair scheduling@apfa.org Renée Mayer APFA…

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3.03.21 – April 2021 Bidding Timelines

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Wednesday, March 3, 2021 April 2021 Bidding Timelines The Company has informed APFA that the EVLOA-2 balloting deadline has been changed to Friday, March 12, 2021 at 2359 (CT), to align the leave program with other workgroups. Any awarded EVLOA-2’s are now projected to begin in May. This has caused the need to make last-minute changes and adjust the…

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2.17.21 – March 2021 PBS Bidding Closes Tomorrow

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Wednesday, February 17, 2021 March 2021 PBS Bidding Closes Tomorrow PBS will close for bidding tomorrow, Thursday, February 18th at 1200 (CST). PBS awards will be viewable in PBS on Sunday, February 21st at 1200 (CST). 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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2.10.21 – March LRD Closes Tomorrow

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Wednesday, February 10, 2021 March LRD Closes Tomorrow The Lineholder/Reserve Designator (LRD) to preference either Lineholder or “Senior Bumping” onto Reserve will close tomorrow, Thursday, February 11 at 1200 (CST). Remaining March Bidding Timelines In Solidarity, Brian Walsh APFA National Contract Chair contract@apfa.org Marti McMillan APFA National Scheduling Chair scheduling@apfa.org

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2.08.21 – APFA Contract & Scheduling Departments

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Monday, February 8, 2021 March 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 contact the base planners at FA.planner@aa.com. When you log onto the Crew Portal, you will see the LRD in the bottom right-hand corner of…

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2.01.21 – **Revised** March Bidding Timelines

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Monday, February 1, 2021 **Revised** March Bidding Timelines The recall process continues for our furloughed Flight Attendants. The top 3,000 Flight Attendants on the seniority list are being prioritized for fingerprinting, training, and returning to the line for the March bid month. This has caused the need to make last-minute changes and adjust the bidding timelines for the…

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1.24.21 – May 2021 – April 2022 Vacation Bidding

Sunday, January 24, 2021 May 2021 – April 2022 Vacation Bidding When bidding for the 2021-2022 vacation year, you may be bidding based on different categories of days that you have available. Accrued days are based on the 2020 calendar year, your seniority, and your activity for that year. If you were active for 15…

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1.11.21 – APFA Contract & Scheduling Departments

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Monday, January 11, 2020 February 2021 PBS Bidding As a reminder, PBS bidding will close Friday, January 15th at 1200 (CST). Please remember to check your status prior to bidding in PBS. Your information can be found on the PBS Dashboard. Also review if all the information in your Dashboard is correct including your aircraft qualifications, existing credit, training month and…

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1.08.21 – Recalled Flight Attendants: Base Assignments Now Available

Friday, January 8, 2021 Recalled Flight Attendants: Base Assignments Now Available Welcome back, everyone! Base assignments for all recalled Flight Attendants are now available in mobileCCI, as well as on Jetnet > Flight Service > Crew Resources > Planning > Vacancy Transfers > Transfer Forecast & Postings. Base assignments will be effective January 31, 2021, which will allow…

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1.06.21 – February LRD Closes Tomorrow

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Wednesday, January 6, 2021 February LRD Closes Tomorrow The Lineholder/Reserve Designator (LRD) to preference either Lineholder or “Senior Bumping” onto Reserve will close tomorrow, Thursday, January 7th at 1200 (CST). Remaining February Bidding Timelines In Solidarity, Brian Walsh APFA National Contract Chair contract@apfa.org Marti McMillan APFA National Scheduling Chair scheduling@apfa.org

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12.18.20 – January 2021 PBS Bid Award Summary & Mis-Award Process

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Friday, December 18, 2020 January 2021 PBS Bid Award Summary & Mis-Award Process January 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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12.06.20 – January LRD Closes Tomorrow

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Sunday, December 6, 2020 January LRD Closes Tomorrow The Lineholder/Reserve Designator (LRD) to preference either Lineholder or “Senior Bumping” onto Reserve will close tomorrow, Monday, December 7th at 1200 (CST). Remaining January Bidding Timelines In Solidarity, Brian Walsh APFA National Contract Chair contract@apfa.org Marti McMillan APFA National Scheduling Chair scheduling@apfa.org

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11.10.20 – PBS: Holiday Bidding Tips

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Tuesday, November 10, 2020 PBS: Holiday Bidding Tips Bidding for December may require a different bidding strategy than what is necessary during other times of the year. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, American Airlines is currently operating at a fraction of what it was this time last year. The types of sequences currently available for…

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11.09.20 – Mixing of Wide-body and Narrow-body Flying

Monday, November 9, 2020 Mixing of Wide-body and Narrow-body Flying Last week, APFA leadership participated in the regularly scheduled monthly staffing call with the Crew Planning department. This call allows your base and national leadership to give the Company feedback regarding Reserve numbers, PBS line averages, headcount, and more. Around this same time, APFA leadership…

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11.03.20 – December LRD Now Open

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Tuesday, November 3, 2020 December 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 contact the base planners at FA.planner@aa.com. When you log onto the Crew Portal, you will see the LRD in the bottom right hand corner of the…

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10.10.20 – November VLOA Bidding and November LRD Close Tomorrow

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Saturday, October 10, 2020 November VLOA Bidding & November LRD Close Tomorrow Bidding for the November unpaid Voluntary Leave of Absence (VLOA) (JCBA Section 25.B.) will close tomorrow, Sunday, October 11th at 1200 (CDT). Unpaid VLOA #’s by Base: You may access the ballot via Jetnet > Flight Service > Crew Resources > Manning > Voluntary Leave of Absence > November…

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10.08.20 – November VLOA Bidding Now Open

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Thursday, October 8, 2020 November VLOA Bidding Now Open Bidding for the November unpaid Voluntary Leave of Absence (VLOA) (JCBA Section 25.B.) opened today at 1200 (CDT). It is important to note that the Company is currently projecting no unpaid VLOA’s for the November bid month. However, APFA has requested for unpaid VLOA’s to be offered during today’s allocation call. In the event the…

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10.02.20 – November Bidding Timelines

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Friday, October 2, 2020 November Bidding Timelines Network Planning continues to work on finalizing the November flying schedule. As a result, the November bidding timelines have been adjusted. The chart below provides the updated November Bidding Timelines. Note: Training Bidding System (TBS), Vacation Monthly Rebid (MRB), and Vacation Filler Day Bid timelines remain on their normal JCBA…

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9.10.20 – October VLOA Bidding and October LRD Close Tomorrow

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Thursday, September 10, 2020 October VLOA Bidding & October LRD Close Tomorrow Bidding for the October unpaid Voluntary Leave of Absence (VLOA) (JCBA Section 25.B.) will close tomorrow, Friday, September 11th at 1200 (CDT). You may access the ballot via Jetnet > Flight Service > Crew Resources > Manning > Voluntary Leave of Absence > October 2020 Voluntary Leave Request Form.…

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9.09.20 – October VLOA Bidding and October LRD Close Friday

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Wednesday, September 9, 2020 October VLOA Bidding & October LRD Close Friday Bidding for the October unpaid Voluntary Leave of Absence (VLOA) (JCBA Section 25.B.) will close Friday, September 11th at 1200 (CDT). You may access the ballot via Jetnet > Flight Service > Crew Resources > Manning > Voluntary Leave of Absence > October 2020 Voluntary Leave Request Form. The…

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