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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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7.29.21 – Rescheduling Issues Part V: Last Sequence Of The Month Pay And Credit

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Thursday, July 29, 2021 Rescheduling Issues Part V: Last Sequence of the Month Pay and Credit Crew Scheduling has been failing to notify Flight Attendants that the origination of their last sequence of the month has cancelled, as required in JCBA 10.J.2.c. They are waiting until the crew reports for their sequence and then notifying them that they are rescheduled…

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7.28.21 – Are You Being Rescheduled? Do You Have Deadheading Questions?

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Wednesday, July 28, 2021 Are You Being Rescheduled? Do You Have Deadheading Questions? Staffing in most bases remains tight through the weekend, and we anticipate crew reschedules and unscheduled deadheads. Over the past few weeks, we have published several rescheduling hotlines. If you are rescheduled, we want to arm you with the information needed to ensure you are being rescheduled…

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7.28.21 – EVLOA Return Ballot Closes Tomorrow, Thursday, July 29

Wednesday, July 28, 2021 EVLOA Return Ballot Closes Tomorrow, Thursday, July 29 As mentioned in a previous APFA Special Hotline, American Airlines has made the decision to recall all Flight Attendants currently on an Extended Voluntary Leave of Absence (EVLOA). Recalled Flight Attendants will return to flying beginning in the November 2021 or December 2021 bid month. As a final…

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7.15.21 – All EVLOAs to be Cancelled in November and December

Thursday, July 15, 2021 All EVLOAs to be Cancelled in November and December Due to an anticipated increase in flying later this year, the Company has made the decision to recall all Flight Attendants currently on an Extended Voluntary Leave of Absence (EVLOA). Recalled Flight Attendants will return to flying beginning in the November 2021 or December 2021 bid month.…

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7.12.21 – Updated PBS Buddy Bidding Checklist

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Monday, July 12, 2021 Updated PBS Buddy Bidding Checklist General Guidelines ▢  Have all “buddies” accepted? ▢  Check the final number of buddies in the group. ▢ The “initiator” is the first employee number listed and will have to submit the bid for the group. (PBS will base the award on the most junior Flight Attendant seniority in…

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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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5.24.21 – Reserve PBS Bidding Logic Test Extended

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Monday, May 24, 2021 Reserve PBS Bidding Logic Change Test Extended In May of 2020, APFA signed a Letter of Agreement to modify the language in JCBA 10.D.18.b.iv, which changes how a block of Reserve days at the end of the month may be awarded/assigned. Due to the significant flight reductions as a result of COVID-19,…

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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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5.18.21 – June 2021 PBS Bid Award Summary & Mis-Award Process

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Tuesday, May 18, 2021 June 2021 PBS Bid Award Summary & Mis-Award Process June 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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4.14.21 – PBS Bidding Alert ! Bidding Lineholder and Reserve

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Wednesday, April 14, 2021 PBS Bidding Alert: Bidding Lineholder and Reserve If you are designated as a Reserve when PBS opens, it is important to also bid as a Lineholder. With furloughed Flight Attendants returning to active status, the number of bidders moved to Lineholder status could be much larger than usual. Some of the recalls…

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9.25.20 – Navigating Reserve And Scheduling System Misawards

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Friday, September 25, 2020 Navigating Reserve and Scheduling System Misawards On APFA.org > Departments > JCBA, there are resources to assist you in navigating Reserve and Misawards in the Scheduling Systems (TTS, UBL, ETB, ROTA, ROTD). ROTA Troubleshooting Guide ROTD Troubleshooting Guide Scheduling Systems Misaward Process JCBA Hotline – Direct Connect Submissions for Misawards JCBA Hotline…

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7.14.20 – Trip Trade System (TTS) Updates

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Tuesday, July 14, 2020 Trip Trade System (TTS) Updates Multiple Drop Requests in TTS Understanding the Difference Between ‘Requests’ and ‘Choices’ Complex Ballots   Multiple Drop Requests in TTS Multiple drop/trades in TTS are expected to be available in the next few months (JCBA Section 10.E.1.d.iii). TTS processing times increase with each added feature. Initially,…

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6.15.20 – Direct Connect Submissions for Misawards

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Monday, June 15, 2020 Direct Connect Submissions for Misawards If you believe you were misawarded in TTS/UBL, ETB, or ROTA/D, you must submit a Direct Connect claim within 96 hours of the suspected misaward. After fulfilling your obligation, update your Direct Connect ticket with the TTS runs in which you participated and, if awarded, the date…

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3.20.20 – Generic UBL Bid Tip: Midnight Sequences

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Friday, March 20, 2020 Generic UBL Bid Tip: Midnight Sequences The Midnight Sequences criteria is required for sequences originating between 0000-0159. After selecting this criteria, 2 buttons will populate. Choosing the Plus Next Day Midnight Sequences button will autogenerate report times to 0200-2359. This selection will consider you for all sequences which match your criteria which originate…

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2.27.20 – Information About the Daily Call Out List

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Thursday, February 27, 2020 Information About the Daily Call Out List Callout Order Why is the order different on the Assignment Sequence and Assignment Standby Daily Call Out Lists? When ROTD is assigning a sequence, the order of assignment is from the Assignment Sequence Report.  ROTD uses the Assignment Standby Report to cover open standby shifts.…

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1.23.20 – Recent Scheduling System Enhancements

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Thursday, January 23, 2020 Recent Scheduling System Enhancements ETB Thanks to your feedback, a new enhancement has been added to the ETB Create Post page. When you click on Create Post, you will see the following screen. From here, instead of defaulting to drop, you must select the type of post you would like to…

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