Posts Tagged ‘JSIC’

5.15.20 – PBS: Generic vs. Specific/Prefer vs. Avoid Aircraft

Contract and Scheduling hotline

Friday, May 15, 2020 Generic vs. Specific Bidding We frequently receive the question on whether to combine specific and generic properties in the same layer or not. As a general rule, it is not advisable to combine bidding specific pairings with generic properties in the same layer, but there are circumstances when it can be…

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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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3.22.20 – April 2020 PBS Bid Summary & Mis-Award Process

Sunday, March 22, 2020 April 2020 PBS Bid Summary & Mis-Award Process April 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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3.21.20 – PBS: How to Understand Your Award

Saturday, March 21, 2020 PBS: How to Understand Your Award As you might be are aware, the April 2020 bidsheet information and sequences that had been uploaded into PBS were from a week ago. However, the status of the airline industry has dramatically changed day by day. Many of the international trips will no longer…

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3.17.20 – PBS: Review Layer Tab and Bidding Checklist

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 PBS: Reviewing Your Layer Tab & Bidding Checklist 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 to…

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3.16.20 – PBS: Prefer / Avoid Aircraft Bidding

Monday, March 16, 2020 PBS: Prefer/ Avoid Aircraft 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 Aircraft – 319. When using Prefer Aircraft to select a specific aircraft, it will show only pairings that…

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3.15.20 – PBS: Pairing Shuffle

Sunday, March 15, 2020 PBS: Pairing Shuffle Why did my pairings shuffle?  Each month we receive a number of questions as to why PBS shuffled out a trip a Flight Attendant wanted in an earlier layer for a trip in a later layer. A shuffle can occur when line properties that have been bid restrict the…

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3.14.20 – PBS: Generic vs. Specific Bidding

Saturday, March 14, 2020 PBS: Generic vs. Specific Bidding We frequently receive the question on whether to combine specific and generic properties in the same layer or not. As a general rule, it is not advisable to combine bidding specific pairings with generic properties in the same layer, but there are circumstances when it can…

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3.13.20 – PBS Open / Reserve & Lineholder Status

Friday, March 13, 2020 PBS Open / Reserve & Lineholder Status 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 your aircraft qualifications, existing credit, training…

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2.19.20 – March 2020 PBS Bid Summary & Mis-Award Process

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 March 2020 PBS Bid Summary & Mis-Award Process March 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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2.18.20 – PBS: How to Understand Your Award

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 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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2.14.20 – PBS: Bidding Checklist

Friday, February 14, 2020 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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2.12.20 – PBS: Pairing Shuffle

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 PBS: Pairing Shuffle Why did my pairings shuffle?  Each month we receive a number of questions as to why PBS shuffled out a trip a Flight Attendant wanted in an earlier layer for a trip in a later layer. A shuffle can occur when line properties that have been bid restrict…

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2.11.20 – PBS: Prefer / Avoid Aircraft Bidding Enhancement

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 PBS: Prefer/ Avoid Aircraft Bidding Enhancement For the March 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 Aircraft –…

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2.10.20 – PBS Open / Reserve & Lineholder Status

Monday, February 10, 20 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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1.20.20 – February 2020 PBS Bid Summary & Mis-Award Process

Monday, January 20, 2020 February 2020 PBS Bid Summary & Mis-Award Process February 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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1.18.20 – PBS: How to Understand Your Award

Saturday, January 18, 2020 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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1.14.20 – PBS: Bidding Checklist

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 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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1.13.20 – PBS: Reviewing Your Layer Tab & View Pairing Set

Monday, January 13, 2020 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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1.12.20 – PBS: Buddy Bidding Checklist

Sunday, January 12, 2020 PBS: Buddy 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. General Guidelines ▢  Have all “buddies” accepted ▢  Check the final number of buddies in the group ▢ The “initiator”…

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1.12.20 – PBS: Prefer / Avoid Aircraft Bidding Enhancement

Sunday, January 12, 2020 PBS: Prefer/ Avoid Aircraft Bidding Enhancement For the February 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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12.19.19 – 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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