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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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9.07.20 – October VLOA Bidding and October LRD Open Tomorrow

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Monday, September 7, 2020 October VLOA Bidding & October LRD Open Tomorrow Bidding for the October unpaid Voluntary Leave of Absence (VLOA) (JCBA Section 25.B.) opens tomorrow, Tuesday, September 8th at 1200 (CDT). You may access the ballot via Jetnet > Flight Service > VLOA Ballot. The Lineholder/Reserve Designator (LRD) to preference either Lineholder or “Senior Bumping” onto Reserve opens tomorrow,…

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9.01.20 – October Bidding Timelines

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Tuesday, September 1, 2020 October Bidding Timelines Network Planning continues to work on finalizing the October flying schedule. As a result, the October bidding timelines have been adjusted. The chart below provides the updated October Bidding Timelines. Note: Training Bidding System (TBS), Vacation Monthly Rebid (MRB), and Vacation Filler Day Bid timelines remain on their normal JCBA bidding…

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8.13.20 – September PBS Bidding Opens Tomorrow

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Thursday, August 13, 2020 September PBS Bidding Opens Tomorrow PBS opens tomorrow, Friday, August 14th at 1200 (CDT) for September 2020 bidding. PBS will close Tuesday, August 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 review if all the information in your Dashboard is correct…

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8.10.20 – 70-Hour September VLOA Bidding And September LRD Close Tomorrow

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Monday, August 10, 2020 70-Hour September VLOA Bidding & September LRD Close Tomorrow Bidding for the 70-hour VLOA will close tomorrow, Tuesday, August 11th at Noon (CDT). You may access the ballot via Jetnet > Flight Service > 70-hour VLOA Ballot – SEP 2020. The Lineholder/Reserve Designator (LRD) to preference either Lineholder or “Senior Bumping” onto Reserve will close tomorrow, Tuesday, August 11th…

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8.08.20 – 70-Hour September VLOA Bidding and September LRD Now Open

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Saturday, August 8, 2020 70-Hour September VLOA Bidding & September LRD Now Open Bidding for the 70-hour VLOA is now open. You may access the ballot via Jetnet > Flight Service > 70-hour VLOA Ballot – SEP 2020. The Lineholder/Reserve Designator (LRD) to preference either Lineholder or “Senior Bumping” onto Reserve is now open. If you believe your…

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8.07.20 – 70-Hour September VLOA Bidding and September LRD Open Tomorrow

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Friday, August 7, 2020 70-Hour September VLOA Bidding & September LRD Open Tomorrow Bidding for the 70-hour VLOA opens tomorrow, Saturday, August 8th, at 1200 (CDT). You may access the ballot via Jetnet > Flight Service > Crew Resources > Manning. The Lineholder/Reserve Designator (LRD) to preference either Lineholder or “Senior Bumping” onto Reserve opens tomorrow, Saturday, August…

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7.10.20 – 70-Hour August VLOA Bidding and August LRD Close Tomorrow

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Friday, July 10, 2020 70-Hour August VLOA Bidding and August LRD Close Tomorrow Bidding for the 70-hour VLOA will close tomorrow, Saturday, July 11th at 1200 (CDT). You may access the ballot via Jetnet > Flight Service > 70-hour August VLOA Bidding The Lineholder/Reserve Designator (LRD) to preference either Lineholder or “Senior Bumping” onto Reserve will close tomorrow, Saturday, July 11th at 1200 (CDT). In Solidarity, Brian…

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7.08.20 – Reserve PBS Bidding Logic Changes

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Wednesday, July 8, 2020 Reserve PBS Bidding Logic Changes Beginning with the August bid month, there will be a change on how a block of Reserve days at the end of the month can be bid and awarded/assigned. This adjustment will have a test period from August 2020 until May 2021. If this test proves to be…

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7.07.20 – 70-Hour August VLOA Bidding and August LRD Open Tomorrow

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Tuesday, July 7, 2020 70-Hour August VLOA Bidding and August LRD Open Tomorrow Bidding for the 70-hour VLOA will open tomorrow, Wednesday, July 8th, at 1200 (CDT). You may access the ballot via Jetnet > Flight Service > 70-hour VLOA Bidding The Lineholder/Reserve Designator (LRD) to preference either Lineholder or “Senior Bumping” onto Reserve will open tomorrow, Wednesday, July 8th, at 1200 (CDT). If you believe your…

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6.28.20 – PVLOA Bidding for the August Bid Month Closes Tomorrow

Sunday, June 28, 2020 PVLOA Bidding for the August Bid Month Closes Tomorrow Paid Voluntary Leave of Absence (PVLOA) bidding for the August bid month will close tomorrow, Monday, June 29th, at 08:00am (CDT). The PVLOA offering is for a 1-month leave (August 1 – August 30). You have the choice of a 19-hour paid leave, or an unpaid leave. CLICK HERE…

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6.24.20 – August Bidding Timelines

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Wednesday, June 24, 2020 August Bidding Timelines Network Planning is still working on the August flying schedule. This will cause the need to adjust the August bidding timelines. Please review the chart below, which provides the updated August Bidding Timelines. In Unity, Brian Walsh APFA National Contract Chair contract@apfa.org Linda Haertling APFA National Scheduling Chair scheduling@apfa.org

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6.24.20 – PVLOA Bidding for the August Bid Month Extended

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 PVLOA Bidding for the August Bid Month Extended The Paid Voluntary Leave of Absence (PVLOA) bidding window for the August bid month has been extended. The bidding window will now close Monday, June 29th, at 8:00am (CDT). The PVLOA offering is for a 1-month leave (August 1 – August 30). You have…

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6.23.20 – PVLOA Bidding for the August Bid Month Closes Tomorrow

Tuesday, June 23, 2020 PVLOA Bidding for the August Bid Month Closes Tomorrow Paid Voluntary Leave of Absence (PVLOA) bidding for the August bid month will close tomorrow, Wednesday, June 24th, at Noon (CDT). The PVLOA offering is for a 1-month leave (August 1 – August 30). You have the choice of a 19-hour paid leave, or an unpaid leave. CLICK HERE…

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