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7.10.21 – August 2021 PBS Bidding Now Open

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

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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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5.10.21 – June 2021 PBS Bidding Now Open

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Monday, May 10, 2021 June 2021 PBS Bidding Now Open PBS bidding opened today, Monday, May 10 at 1200 (CDT) for June 2021 bidding. Bidding will close on Saturday, May 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…

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4.17.21 – May 2021 PBS Bidding Closes Tomorrow

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Saturday, April 17, 2021 May 2021 PBS Bidding Closes Tomorrow PBS will close for bidding tomorrow, Sunday, April 18 at 1200 (CDT). PBS awards will be viewable in PBS on Wednesday, April 21 at 1200 (CDT). For the May bid month, if you are designated as a Reserve, it is important to also bid as a Lineholder. More Info… If you were in either…

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12.18.20 – January 2021 PBS Bid Award Summary & Mis-Award Process

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Friday, December 18, 2020 January 2021 PBS Bid Award Summary & Mis-Award Process January 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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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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12.08.20 – Important Information Related to January PBS Bidding

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Tuesday, December 8, 2020 Important Information Related to January PBS Bidding During PBS processing for the January 2021 awards, the holiday logic will be 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 as more important than other CN…

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12.06.20 – January LRD Closes Tomorrow

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Sunday, December 6, 2020 January LRD Closes Tomorrow The Lineholder/Reserve Designator (LRD) to preference either Lineholder or “Senior Bumping” onto Reserve will close tomorrow, Monday, December 7th at 1200 (CST). Remaining January 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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11.10.20 – PBS: Holiday Bidding Tips

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Tuesday, November 10, 2020 PBS: Holiday Bidding Tips Bidding for December may require a different bidding strategy than what is necessary during other times of the year. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, American Airlines is currently operating at a fraction of what it was this time last year. The types of sequences currently available for…

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11.06.20 – December LRD Closes Tomorrow

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Friday, November 6, 2020 December LRD Closes Tomorrow The Lineholder/Reserve Designator (LRD) to preference either Lineholder or “Senior Bumping” onto Reserve will close tomorrow, Saturday, November 7th at 1200 (CST). For the December bid month, Voluntary Leaves of Absence (VLOAs) were not offered to any base by the Company. Remaining December Bidding Timelines In Solidarity, Brian Walsh APFA National…

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10.30.20 – December Bidding Timelines

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Friday, October 30, 2020 December Bidding Timelines Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was necessary to make last-minute changes to our bidding timelines over past months. However, for the December bid month, we are reverting to the JCBA bidding timelines. Please review the chart below, which provides the December Bidding Timelines. In Solidarity, Brian Walsh…

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10.15.20 – PBS Bidding Tips in a Holiday Month

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Thursday, October 15, 2020 PBS Bidding Tips in a Holiday Month With the holidays rapidly approaching, bidding for the holiday season may require a different bidding strategy than what is necessary during other times of the year. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, American Airlines is currently operating at a fraction of what it was this time…

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10.14.20 – November PBS Bidding Now Open

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Wednesday, October 14, 2020 November PBS Bidding Now Open PBS bidding opened today at 1200 (CDT) for November 2020 bidding. Bidding will close Sunday, October 18th at 1200 (CDT). 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…

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10.02.20 – November Bidding Timelines

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Friday, October 2, 2020 November Bidding Timelines Network Planning continues to work on finalizing the November flying schedule. As a result, the November bidding timelines have been adjusted. The chart below provides the updated November Bidding Timelines. Note: Training Bidding System (TBS), Vacation Monthly Rebid (MRB), and Vacation Filler Day Bid timelines remain on their normal JCBA…

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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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9.13.20 – October PBS Bidding Opens Tomorrow

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Sunday, September 13, 2020 October PBS Bidding Opens Tomorrow PBS bidding opens tomorrow, Monday, September 14th at 1200 (CDT) for October 2020 bidding. PBS will close Friday, September 18th at 1200 (CDT). 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…

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9.09.20 – October VLOA Bidding and October LRD Close Friday

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Wednesday, September 9, 2020 October VLOA Bidding & October LRD Close Friday Bidding for the October unpaid Voluntary Leave of Absence (VLOA) (JCBA Section 25.B.) will close Friday, September 11th at 1200 (CDT). You may access the ballot via Jetnet > Flight Service > Crew Resources > Manning > Voluntary Leave of Absence > October 2020 Voluntary Leave Request Form. The…

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7.21.20 – August 2020 PBS Bid Award Summary & Mis-Award Process

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Tuesday, July 21, 2020 August 2020 PBS Bid Award Summary & Mis-Award Process August PBS Bid Award Summary   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 are not reflected…

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7.10.20 – 70-Hour August VLOA Bidding and August LRD Close Tomorrow

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Friday, July 10, 2020 70-Hour August VLOA Bidding and August LRD Close Tomorrow Bidding for the 70-hour VLOA will close tomorrow, Saturday, July 11th at 1200 (CDT). You may access the ballot via Jetnet > Flight Service > 70-hour August VLOA Bidding The Lineholder/Reserve Designator (LRD) to preference either Lineholder or “Senior Bumping” onto Reserve will close tomorrow, Saturday, July 11th at 1200 (CDT). In Solidarity, Brian…

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7.08.20 – Reserve PBS Bidding Logic Changes

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Wednesday, July 8, 2020 Reserve PBS Bidding Logic Changes Beginning with the August bid month, there will be a change on how a block of Reserve days at the end of the month can be bid and awarded/assigned. This adjustment will have a test period from August 2020 until May 2021. If this test proves to be…

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7.07.20 – 70-Hour August VLOA Bidding and August LRD Open Tomorrow

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Tuesday, July 7, 2020 70-Hour August VLOA Bidding and August LRD Open Tomorrow Bidding for the 70-hour VLOA will open tomorrow, Wednesday, July 8th, at 1200 (CDT). You may access the ballot via Jetnet > Flight Service > 70-hour VLOA Bidding The Lineholder/Reserve Designator (LRD) to preference either Lineholder or “Senior Bumping” onto Reserve will open tomorrow, Wednesday, July 8th, at 1200 (CDT). If you believe your…

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6.09.20 – July PBS Bidding Opens Tomorrow

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Tuesday, June 9, 2020 July PBS Bidding Opens Tomorrow PBS opens tomorrow, Wednesday, June 10th at Noon (CDT) for July 2020 bidding. PBS will close Monday, June 15th at Noon (CDT). 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…

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5.16.20 – PBS: Pairing Shuffle

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Saturday, May 16, 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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5.15.20 – PBS: Generic vs. Specific/Prefer vs. Avoid Aircraft

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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

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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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