Posts Tagged ‘Contract’

10.22.21 – November 2021 Monthly Vacation Buyback

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Friday, October 22, 2021 November 2021 Monthly Vacation Buyback Monthly vacation buyback will be offered for the November contractual month. As an exception for November, APFA and AA have signed a Letter of Agreement that modifies language in JCBA Section 8.F.2. After seeing the minimum hourly constraints placed on many bases for November, it is easy to…

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10.21.21 – Coverage Needed (CN) Dates – November 2021

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Thursday, October 21, 2021 Coverage Needed (CN) Dates – November 2021 Coverage Needed (CN) is a term applied to a day in a bid month that occurs when not enough Flight Attendants bid in PBS to fly on that day. PBS does not consider holidays any different than other days of the month and must cover…

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10.19.21 – Reminder: Pay Protection for Scheduling System Misawards

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Tuesday, October 19, 2021 Pay Protection for Scheduling System Misawards The Misaward Guide is located on the home page of Crew Change in Jetnet: Below are some key points to remember: If you believe you have been misawarded in one of the Scheduling Systems, you must submit a Direct Connect within 96 hours of the misawarded…

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10.18.21 – November 2021 PBS Bid Award Summary & Mis-Award Process

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Monday, October 18, 2021 November 2021 PBS Bid Award Summary & Mis-Award Process November 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 Award…

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10.14.21 – November 2021 PBS Bidding Closes Tomorrow

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Thursday, October 14, 2021 November 2021 PBS Bidding Closes Tomorrow PBS will close for bidding tomorrow, Friday, October 15 at 1200 (CDT). PBS awards will be viewable in PBS on Monday, October 18 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…

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10.10.21 – November 2021 PBS Bidding Now Open

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Sunday, October 10, 2021 November 2021 PBS Bidding Now Open PBS bidding opened today, Sunday, October 10 at 1200 (CDT) for November 2021 bidding. Bidding will close on Friday, October 15 at 1200 (CDT). November 2021 PBS Awards will be viewable on Monday, October 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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10.10.21 – Mid-Month Changes to Carryover Sequences

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Sunday, October 10, 2021 Mid-Month Changes to Carryover Sequences We have seen a rise in changes to carry-over sequences where the change is added mid-month.  The original sequence is removed with a ‘CH’ code, and a new 5-digit sequence is added with the same code. The Company is calling these ‘changeover sequences’; however, there is no reference…

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10.03.21 – November LRD Now Open

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Sunday, October 3, 2021 November 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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10.01.21 – Lineholder/Reserve Designator (LRD) Reminders

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Friday, October 1, 2021 Lineholder/Reserve Designator (LRD) Reminders November bidding is rapidly approaching. We are welcoming back a large group of Flight Attendants returning from EVLOA. Many of those returning will be subject to Reserve. We want to provide some reminders for using the Lineholder/Reserve Designator (LRD) tool. The LRD tool allows Flight Attendants to…

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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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9.30.21 – Crew Portal Outage

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Thursday, September 30, 2021 Crew Portal Outage We are aware that Crew Portal has experienced intermittent outages all day. We have been in continuous contact with Flight Service as they work to determine the root cause of the failure. All of the systems are accessed through Crew Portal and a blunder of such a crucial…

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9.24.21 – Understanding Coverage Needed (CN) Dates in PBS

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Friday, September 24, 2021 Understanding Coverage Needed (CN) Dates in PBS One of the most common questions the APFA Contract & Scheduling Department hears is, “Why didn’t I receive the days off that I bid?” When looking at your PBS award tab, check to see if you had any coverage days listed. This is the most frequently overlooked part…

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9.20.21 – Revised October 2021 PBS Bid Award Summary

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Monday, September 20, 2021 Revised October 2021 PBS Bid Award Summary Today, the Company issued a revised PBS Bid Summary for the October award. A Flight Attendant noticed a discrepancy in the seniority number of the most junior awarded vacation low in CLT. Upon investigation, the Company acknowledged a mistake when calculating the vacation low lines…

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9.18.21 – October 2021 PBS Bid Award Summary & Mis-Award Process

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Saturday, September 18, 2021 October 2021 PBS Bid Award Summary & Mis-Award Process October 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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9.15.21 – Mid-month Direct Deposit Delay

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 Mid-month Direct Deposit Delay We are aware of an issue that affected some direct deposits for today’s mid-month paycheck. We understand this affected deposits into accounts at the American Airlines Credit Union. APFA has been in touch with management about this since early this morning. They report that the issue has…

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9.14.21 – October 2021 PBS Bidding Closes Tomorrow

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Tuesday, September 14, 2021 October 2021 PBS Bidding Closes Tomorrow PBS will close for bidding tomorrow, Wednesday, September 15 at 1200 (CDT). PBS awards will be viewable in PBS on Saturday, September 18 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…

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9.12.21 – Guyana, Canada, and Suriname Now Requiring Proof of Vaccination

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Sunday, September 12, 2021 Guyana, Canada, and Suriname Now Requiring Proof of Vaccination Guyana (GEO) has been added to the list of countries requiring proof of vaccination for entry. As of today, the list also includes Suriname (PBM), and Canada (all destinations). Carrying your vaccination card is required for these destinations. Effective with any sequence…

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9.10.21 – October 2021 PBS Bidding Now Open

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

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9.05.21 – Scheduled Into a Flex Day or Golden Day?

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Sunday, September 5, 2021 Scheduled Into a Flex Day? Crew Scheduling uses the FG code (Flex/Golden day) to indicate a Flex Day (FD) that a Flight Attendant has been assigned into or flown into in actual operations. This has caused some pay discrepancies. If you were either assigned or flown into a FD due to…

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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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9.03.21 – October LRD Now Open

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Friday, September 3, 2021 October 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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9.03.21 – Pay Comp Incorrectly Paying Rescheduled Sequences

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Friday, September 3, 2021 Pay Comp Incorrectly Paying Rescheduled Sequences With the recent onslaught of cancellations and reschedules, we have become increasingly aware of some issues with Pay Comp not paying rescheduled sequences correctly. The problem stems from Crew Tracking not rebuilding and coding sequences correctly. One issue affects a small group of Flight Attendants…

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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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8.26.21 – Monthly Vacation Buyback Available for the October 2021 Bid Month

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Thursday, August 26, 2021 Monthly Vacation Buyback Available for the October 2021 Bid Month The Company will open Monthly Vacation Buyback for the month of October per JCBA Section 8.F.2. Vacations that are completely in October are eligible. Vacations that originate in October and carry from October into November are eligible. Vacations that originate in September and carry into October are not eligible. Per the Contract, the Company…

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8.25.21 – mobileCCI Acknowledge Button

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Wednesday, August 25, 2021 mobileCCI Acknowledge Button The Company has updated mobileCCI to now show an “acknowledge” screen when you have a message regarding a Reserve assignment. For quite some time, Reserves were unaware that by clicking the “next” button on CCI, they were acknowledging an assignment. Due to the persistence of the APFA Contract/Scheduling Department,…

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8.25.21 – Reminder: Vacancy Transfers and Priority of Return

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Wednesday, August 25, 2021 Reminder: Vacancy Transfers and Priority of Return As a reminder, the company anticipates awarding a limited number of speaker and non-speaker vacancies in several bases throughout the system, with an effective date of November 1st, 2021. If you wish to transfer to one of these bases, you must update your transfer…

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8.22.21 – Calling Out of Time While on Reserve

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Sunday, August 22, 2021 Calling Out of Time While on Reserve Last month, many Reserve Flight Attendants were not given accurate information regarding calling out of time by Crew Scheduling. We also became aware of several Reserves who were assigned flying over the monthly max. Here is what you need to know about Calling Out…

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8.18.21 – September 2021 PBS Bid Award Summary & Mis-Award Process

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Wednesday, August 18, 2021 September 2021 PBS Bid Award Summary & Mis-Award Process September 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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