Posts Tagged ‘JSIC Update’

5.14.20 – PBS: Reserve & Lineholder Status

Contract and Scheduling hotline

Thursday, May 14, 2020 PBS: Reserve & Lineholder Status PBS is now open for June 2020 bidding. 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…

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4.24.20 – May 2020 PBS Bid Summary & Mis-Award Process

Friday, April 24, 2020 May 2020 PBS Bid Summary & Mis-Award Process May Bid Summary   Definitions & Key Terms Here are a few definitions for some of the key terms to help you better understand the award summary chart above: Line Average (Actual and Requested) The average credit hours projected for lines of flying in…

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4.17.20 – May PBS Bidding Closes Tomorrow

Friday, April 17, 2020 May PBS Bidding Closes Tomorrow PBS will close for bidding tomorrow, April 18th at Noon (CDT). PBS awards will be posted in PBS on Tuesday, April 21st at Noon (CDT). Prior to logging out of PBS, use this bidding checklist to assist you in your monthly bidding Check your Layer Tab…

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4.18.20 – May PBS Bidding: Non-Schedule Lineholder (NSL)

Saturday, April 18, 2020 May PBS Bidding: Non-Schedule Lineholder (NSL) I am scheduled to be a lineholder bidding in PBS. Is there a possibility that I could end up as a Non-Schedule Lineholder (NSL)? Yes, while processing the bids in PBS, if there is an issue achieving the line average, there might be a need…

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4.12.20 – May PBS Bidding Update: Non-Schedule Lineholders

Sunday, April 12, 2020 May PBS Bidding Update: Non-Schedule Lineholders Due to the significant reduction in flying for the month of May as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, in order to achieve the contractual line average in PBS, some lineholders will be designated as Non-Schedule Lineholders (NSL). The list of the most junior Non-…

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4.09.20 – Don’t Want to be Considered a ‘No Schedule’ Lineholder?

Thursday, April 9. 2020 Don’t Want to be Considered a ‘No Schedule’ Lineholder? ‘No Schedule’ lines will be awarded to lineholders in seniority order. If you do NOT want to be awarded a ‘no schedule’ line, but would rather bid sequences in PBS, you must email FA.Admin@aa.com no later than tomorrow, April 10th, by Noon (CDT). Once you…

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4.08.20 – May PBS Bidding Update

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 May PBS Bidding Update As had been previously reported in last Sunday’s hotline, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, American Airlines has pulled down approximately 80% of the scheduled flying hours as compared to a year ago. No one could have foreseen a situation where an airline would pull down this much flying…

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4.06.20 – Update: May 2020 PBS Bidding

Monday, April 6, 2020 Update: May 2020 PBS Bidding As stated in yesterday’s PBS Update on May Bidding, total scheduled flying hours for May 2020 will be approximately 20-25% of the flying hours that were scheduled for May 2019. This is an extreme reduction in flying, and this has a direct effect on PBS processing.…

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4.05.20 – May PBS Bidding

Sunday, April 5, 2020 May PBS Bidding Many of you are considering whether or not to take one of the various leave options available, and we have received numerous questions regarding May PBS monthly bidding and how it will look with the reduction in flying announced by the Company. We wanted to share what we…

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12.19.19 – January 2020 PBS Bid Summary & Mis-Award Process

Thursday, December 19, 2019 January 2020 PBS Bid Summary & Mis-Award Process Important Information Related to January Awards During PBS processing for the January 2020 awards, the holiday logic has been utilized for both lineholders and reserves when covering January 1st. What this means is that if January 1st becomes a CN day it will be weighted…

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12.18.19 – PBS: How to Understand Your Award

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 PBS: How to Understand Your Award How to Read Your Award To view your PBS award, log in to PBS and click the Award tab, your awarded schedule will display. View the headers at the top of your award and the top of the pairing details for the following information: Layer…

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12.14.19 – PBS: Bidding Checklist

Saturday, December 14, 2019 PBS: Bidding Checklist PBS bidding will close at Noon DFW Time on the 15th of every month. Please make sure you have submitted your monthly bids or have updated your standing bid prior to closing. Prior to logging out of PBS, use this bidding checklist to assist you in your monthly bidding…

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12.12.19 – PBS: Allow Co-Terminal Mix / Position Bidding

Thursday, December 12, 2019 PBS: Allow Co-Terminal Mix / Position Bidding Allow Co-Terminal Mix in a Work Block This property allows pairings that originate in different airports within a co-terminal base to be awarded within the same work block. This property is considered a waiver and will be repeated in all subsequent layers (unless Clear…

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12.10.19 – PBS: Prefer / Avoid Aircraft Bidding Enhancement

Tuesday, December 9, 2019 PBS: Prefer/ Avoid Aircraft Bidding Enhancement For the January 2020 bid month, Flight Attendants will see an enhancement for bidding. The Prefer/Avoid Aircraft preference in PBS will offer you a greater number of aircraft specific options. Example: If a Flight Attendant wishes to select pairings that have 319 legs, they may now select Prefer…

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12.10.19 – PBS Open / Reserve & Lineholder Status

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 PBS Open / Reserve & Lineholder Status PBS Opens on the 10th. Please remember to check your status prior to bidding in PBS. Your information can be found on the PBS Dashboard on the 10th of every month at 1200 DFW time. Also review if all the information in your Dashboard is correct including…

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7.19.19 – August PBS Bid Summary & Mis-Award Process

Friday, July 19, 2019   August PBS Bid Summary & Mis-Award Process Here are a few definitions for some of the key terms to help you better understand the award summary chart above: Line Average (Actual and Requested) The average credit hours projected for lines of flying in a particular bid month. This value is…

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7.14.19 – PBS: Bidding Checklist

Sunday, July 14, 2019   PBS: Bidding Checklist PBS bidding will close at Noon DFW Time on the 15th of every month. Please make sure you have submitted your monthly bids or have updated your standing bid prior to closing. Prior to logging out of PBS, use this bidding checklist to assist you in your monthly…

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7.12.19 – PBS: Reviewing Your Layer Tab and View Pairing Set

Friday, July 12, 2019   PBS: Reviewing Your Layer Tab and View Pairing Set Reviewing your Layer Tab When bidding in PBS an important tool to use is the Layer Tab. This will give you an overview of the pairings you have selected in each layer and an opportunity to see if you have added pairings…

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7.11.19 – PBS: Reserve Bidding

Thursday, July 11, 2019   PBS: Reserve Bidding For bidding reserve off days, you start by clicking on the Reserve Tab on the navigation bar. The large calendar on the left side will show the number of reserves which are needed each day according to planning’s calculation.If you accidentally bid for reserve days off while under…

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6.19.19 – July PBS Bid Summary & Mis-Award Process

Tuesday, June 18, 2019   July PBS Bid Summary & Mis-Award Process Here are a few definitions for some of the key terms to help you better understand the award summary chart above: PPO Total Pay Purpose Only Bid – PPO bids are run with the same bids and settings as the regular bid (standing…

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6.18.19 – PBS: How to Understand Your Award

Tuesday, June 18, 2019   PBS: How to Understand Your Award How to Read Your Award To view your PBS award, log into PBS and click the Award tab, your awarded schedule will display. View the headers at the top of your award and the top of the pairing details for the following information: Layer…

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6.14.19 – PBS: Bidding Checklist

Friday, June 14, 2019   PBS: Bidding Checklist PBS bidding will close at Noon DFW Time on the 15th of every month. Please make sure you have submitted your monthly bids or have updated your standing bid prior to closing. Prior to logging out of PBS, use this bidding checklist to assist you in your monthly…

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6.13.19 – PBS: Buddy Bidding

Thursday, June 13, 2019   PBS: Buddy Bidding Disclaimer: The APFA JSIC has made repeated requests for the company to communicate the buddy bidding logic and how it is processed. APFA does not agree with the current logic, and we continue working with the company and the PBS vendor to correct it. The following information…

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6.12.19 – PBS: Reviewing Your Layer Tab and View Pairing Set

Wednesday, June 12, 2019   PBS: Reviewing Your Layer Tab and View Pairing Set Reviewing your Layer Tab When bidding in PBS an important tool to use is the Layer Tab. This will give you an overview of the pairings you have selected in each layer and an opportunity to see if you have added…

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6.11.19 – PBS: Reserve Bidding

Tuesday, June 11, 2019   PBS: Reserve Bidding For bidding reserve off days, you start by clicking on the Reserve Tab on the navigation bar. The large calendar on the left side will show the number of reserves which are needed each day according to planning’s calculation.If you accidentally bid for reserve days off while…

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5.14.19 – PBS Bidding Closes Tomorrow/Buddy Bidding in PBS

Tuesday, May 14, 2019   PBS Bidding Closes Tomorrow/Buddy Bidding in PBS PBS bidding will close at Noon DFW Time on the 15th of every month. Please make sure you have submitted your monthly bids or have updated your standing bid prior to closing. Buddy Bidding in PBS Disclaimer: The APFA JSIC has made repeated requests…

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5.13.19 – PBS Bidding Tip: Co-Terminal Mix & Position Bidding

Monday, May 13, 2019   PBS Bidding Tip: Co-Terminal Mix & Position Bidding Allow Co-Terminal Mix in a Work Block This property allows pairings that originate in different airports within a co-terminal base to be awarded within the same work block. This property is considered a waiver and will be repeated in all subsequent layers…

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5.12.19 – PBS Bidding Tip: Persistent & Single Use Line Properties

Sunday, May 12, 2019   PBS Bidding Tip: Persistent & Single Use Line Properties Persistent Line Properties When a persistent property is used in a layer, it will remain active throughout the remainder of your bid (unless Clear Bids is used). The following properties are persistent properties: Maximize Credit Maximize International Credit Allow Double-Up on…

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5.11.19 – PBS Bidding Tip: Reserve

Saturday, May 11, 2019   PBS Bidding Tip: Reserve Bidding Reserve in PBS For bidding reserve off days, you start by clicking on the Reserve Tab on the navigation bar. The large calendar on the left side will show the number of reserves which are needed each day according to planning’s calculation. The Days off…

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5.10.19 – PBS Bidding Tip: 7 & 7

Friday, May 10, 2019   PBS Bidding Tip: 7 & 7 PBS Guide There is an updated version of the PBS guide on the APFA website and JetNet. APFA PBS Guide Who should bid 7 Layers as a lineholder and 7 layers as a reserve? In PBS you can bid 7 layers as a lineholder…

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