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5.10.22 – Lineholder Bidding Tips and Tricks- Part I

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Tuesday, May 10, 2022 Lineholder Bidding Tips and Tricks- Part I Viewing Your Pairing Set Each month, when we review PBS bid results, we invariably receive inquiries from Flight Attendants asking why pairings they thought they bid for went to Flight Attendants junior to them, or why they received trips from layers five or six…

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5.09.22 – PBS Reserve Bidding Reminders

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Monday, May 9, 2022 PBS Reserve Bidding Reminders Recently APFA Contract and Scheduling met with the Company PBS Team to discuss the issues we see with ballots and awards. We discovered some bidding errors and want to provide a few tips and reminders about bidding to help you have a more successful PBS reserve award.…

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3.10.22 – Temporary PBS Closure Due to User Interface Issues

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Thursday, March 10, 2022 Temporary PBS Closure Due to User Interface Issues We were made aware of issues with the PBS User Interface (UI) today. While this was being resolved, the company put PBS into maintenance mode (temporarily turned it off). The known issues included the following: •    Regular (domestic) trips were populating when using…

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1.18.22 – February 2022 PBS Bid Award Summary & Mis-Award Process

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Tuesday, January 18, 2022 February 2022 PBS Bid Award Summary & Mis-Award Process February 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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11.10.21 – December 2021 PBS Bidding Now Open

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Wednesday, November 10, 2021 December 2021 PBS Bidding Now Open PBS bidding opened today, Wednesday, November 10 at 1200 (CST) for December 2021 bidding. Bidding will close on Monday, November 15 at 1200 (CST). December 2021 PBS Awards will be viewable on Thursday, November 18 at 1200 (CST). Please remember to check your status prior to bidding in PBS. Your information can be found on the…

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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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10.13.21 – APFA PBS Virtual Training Town Hall Recording

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 APFA PBS Virtual Training Town Hall Recording Below, you will find a link for the recorded APFA PBS Virtual Training Town Hall, which took place yesterday. You may also find recent APFA Town Halls at APFA.org > Departments > Communications Department > APFA Town Halls. Please take a moment to provide…

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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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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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9.14.21 – 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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9.10.21 – 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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8.01.21 – September 2021 Bidding Timelines

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Sunday, August 1, 2021 September 2021 Bidding Timelines Please review the chart below, which provides the September Bidding Timelines: The APFA Contract and Scheduling Desk is available at 817-540-0108, Monday through Friday from 0700 – 1900 (CDT) to answer questions. Our APFA Live Chat online is available from 1500 – 2300 (CDT), Monday through Friday. You may also use APFA…

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7.18.21 – August 2021 PBS Bid Award Summary & Mis-Award Process

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Sunday, July 18, 2021 August 2021 PBS Bid Award Summary & Mis-Award Process August 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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7.14.21 – August 2021 PBS Bidding Closes Tomorrow

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Wednesday, July 14, 2021 August 2021 PBS Bidding Closes Tomorrow PBS will close for bidding tomorrow, Thursday, July 15 at 1200 (CDT). PBS awards will be viewable in PBS on Sunday, July 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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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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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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6.06.21 – July LRD Closes Tomorrow

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Sunday, June 6, 2021 July LRD Closes Tomorrow The Lineholder/Reserve Designator (LRD) to preference either Lineholder or “Senior Bumping” onto Reserve will close tomorrow, Monday, June 7 at 1200 (CDT). Remaining July Bidding Timelines In Solidarity, Jeff Petersen APFA National Contract Chair jpetersen@apfa.org Marti McMillan APFA National Scheduling Chair mmcmillan@apfa.org Renée Mayer APFA JCBA Specialist rmayer@apfa.org

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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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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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4.30.21 – June 2021 Bidding Timelines

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Friday, April 30, 2021 June 2021 Bidding Timelines Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the recall of Flight Attendants, it was necessary to delay our bidding timelines. For the May bid month, APFA has secured pay protections for partial and full sequence COVID-19 cancellations through a Letter of Agreement (LOA) with the Company. This LOA allows for a…

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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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4.14.21 – May 2021 PBS Bidding Now Open

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Wednesday, April 14, 2021 May 2021 PBS Bidding Now Open PBS bidding opened today, Wednesday, April 14 at 1200 (CDT) for May 2021 bidding. Bidding will close on Sunday, April 18 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…

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3.31.21 – May 2021 Bidding Timelines

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Wednesday, March 31, 2021 May 2021 Bidding Timelines Please review the chart below, which provides the delayed May 2021 Bidding Timeline. The recall of our furloughed Flight Attendants concludes with the May 2021 bid month. The last group of recalled Flight Attendants on the seniority list are being prioritized for fingerprinting and training. Please Note: CQ Training…

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3.21.21 – April 2021 PBS Bid Award Summary & Mis-Award Process

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Sunday, March 21, 2021 April 2021 PBS Bid Award Summary & Mis-Award Process April 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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3.17.21 – April 2021 PBS Bidding Closes Tomorrow

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Wednesday, March 17, 2021 April 2021 PBS Bidding Closes Tomorrow PBS will close for bidding tomorrow, Thursday, March 18 at 1200 (CDT). PBS awards will be viewable in PBS on Sunday, March 21 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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