Posts Tagged ‘Contract Department’

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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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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5.28.21 – Monthly Vacation Buyback Available for the July Bid Month

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Friday, May 28, 2021 Monthly Vacation Buyback Available for the July Bid Month We anticipate this to be a busy summer of flying for our Flight Attendants. Demand for air travel is increasing dramatically, and the Company is ramping up our summer operation in response. As a result, the Company will open Monthly Vacation Buyback for the month…

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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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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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3.08.21 – April LRD Now Open

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Monday, March 8, 2021 April 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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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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2.10.21 – 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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2.01.21 – **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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1.30.21 – CQ Information

Saturday, January 30, 2021 CQ Information Last year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Company sought and received an FAA exemption for our annual training requirements. The FAA offered a one-time exemption for qualifications to be extended through the spring and summer of 2020 to facilitate CQ training. There are no FAA plans to allow…

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1.22.21 – Restored DECS Access for Recalled Flight Attendants

Friday, January 22, 2021 Restored DECS Access for Recalled Flight Attendants Recalled Flight Attendants may now access FOS/DECS with the temporary password sent to your Company email. You will need to log in and create a new password no later than Wednesday, January 27th. The deadline to submit a base transfer request for an effective…

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1.18.21 – February 2021 PBS Bid Award Summary & Mis-Award Process

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Monday, January 18, 2021 February 2021 PBS Bid Award Summary & Mis-Award Process February PBS Bid Award Summary 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 Award Challenge on Crew Portal >…

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1.15.21 – An Update on the Flight Attendant Recall Process

Friday, January 15, 2021 An Update on the Flight Attendant Recall Process The recall process is well underway for our furloughed Flight Attendants. The top 3,000 Flight Attendants on the seniority list are being prioritized for finger printing, training, and returning to the line. Once these Flight Attendants have moved through that process, the remaining…

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1.14.21 – Annual Vacation Buyback Process Closes Tomorrow

Thursday, January 14, 2021 Annual Vacation Buyback Process Closes Tomorrow In accordance with JCBA Section 8.F, the annual vacation buyback process will close tomorrow, Friday, January 15, at 1200 (CST). The awards will be posted by Wednesday, January 20, at 1200 (CST). Crew Portal > Monthly Bids > Vacation > Annual > Summary > Annual Buyback…

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1.14.21 – February 2021 PBS Bidding Closes Tomorrow

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Thursday, January 14, 2021 February 2021 PBS Bidding Closes Tomorrow PBS will close for bidding tomorrow, Friday, January 15th at 1200 (CST). PBS awards will be viewable in PBS on Monday, January 18th 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 Checklist.…

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1.08.21 – Base Assignments for Recalled Flight Attendants

Friday, January 8, 2021 Base Assignments for Recalled Flight Attendants Earlier this evening, the Company posted the base assignments for our recently recalled Flight Attendants. It is important for Flight Attendants to verify their base assignment from recall by going to Jetnet > Flight Service > Crew Resources > Planning > Vacancy Transfers > Transfer Forecast &…

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1.07.21 – Vacation Buyback and Vacation Bidding Timelines

Thursday, January 7, 2021 Vacation Buyback and Vacation Bidding Timelines In accordance with JCBA Section 8.F, the annual vacation buyback will open on Friday, January 8, at 1200 (CST), and will close on Friday, January 15, at 1200 (CST). The awards will be posted by Wednesday, January 20, at 1200 (CST). You have the option…

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1.03.21 – Final Recall Reminder for Furloughed Flight Attendants

Sunday, January 3, 2021 Final Recall Reminder for Furloughed Flight Attendants As a reminder, the deadline to accept recall or resign for furloughed Flight Attendants is tomorrow, January 4, 2021 at 2359 (CST). Also, you must submit a recall base preference form as part of the process to accept recall with American Airlines. Flight Attendant Recall…

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1.03.21 – February LRD Now Open

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Sunday, January 3, 2021 February 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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1.02.21 – Furloughed Flight Attendant Recall Information: Q&A – Part II

Saturday, January 2, 2021 Furloughed Flight Attendant Recall Information: Q&A – Part II Happy New Year! We are thrilled to welcome back all of our 7,985 furloughed Flight Attendants. The deadline to submit your decision to accept recall or resign from American isMonday, January 4, 2021 at 2359 CT. Please remember to submit the electronic form accepting…

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12.11.20 – Important Guidelines When Calling Out Sick

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Friday, December 11, 2020 Important Guidelines When Calling Out Sick Lineholder Sick Calls When calling out sick, you are calling out for the trip(s). Extending your absence will appear as a separate sick occurrence on your HI10M. However, Flight Service will “bridge” the absence if there is no paid activity between the sick calls. This will combine all…

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12.10.20 – January PBS Bidding Now Open

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Thursday, December 10, 2020 January PBS Bidding Now Open PBS bidding opened today at 1200 (CST) for January 2021 bidding. Bidding will close Tuesday, December 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,…

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10.23.20 – Lineholder Sequence Pay Protection Exception for November 2020

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Friday, October 23, 2020 Lineholder Sequence Pay Protection Exception for November 2020 For the November bid month, pay protections for COVID-19-related cancellations will be pay protected for their original value, plus premiums (Speaker, International, Galley and Purser pay). A list for all COVID-19-related cancellations can be found on Jetnet > Flight Service > Crew Resources > Scheduling…

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10.17.20 – November PBS Bidding Closes Tomorrow

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Saturday, October 17, 2020 November PBS Bidding Closes Tomorrow PBS will close for bidding tomorrow, Sunday, October 18th at 1200 (CDT). PBS awards will be viewable in PBS on Wednesday, October 21st at 1200 (CDT). 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 Checklist. In…

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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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9.21.20 – October 2020 PBS Bid Award Summary & Mis-Award Process

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Monday, September 21, 2020 October 2020 PBS Bid Award Summary & Mis-Award Process October PBS Bid Award Summary click image to enlarge VLOAs are treated as PPO’s (Pay Purposes Only) when processing PBS awards. This is for administrative purposes to correctly track Lineholder/Reserve rotation, and the Flight Attendant does not own any of the trips. VLOAs…

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9.19.20 – Preparing for Your EVLOA or STLOA

Saturday, September 19, 2020 Preparing for Your EVLOA or STLOA Flight Attendants who enrolled in either the Extended Voluntary Leave of Absence (EVLOA) or the Short Term Leave of Absence (STLOA) recently received communications from the Company outlining required actions. If you have been on a leave and not checking mobileCCI messages, we wanted to…

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