Posts Tagged ‘Reserve’

9.05.21 – Scheduled Into a Flex Day or Golden Day?

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Sunday, September 5, 2021 Scheduled Into a Flex Day? Crew Scheduling uses the FG code (Flex/Golden day) to indicate a Flex Day (FD) that a Flight Attendant has been assigned into or flown into in actual operations. This has caused some pay discrepancies. If you were either assigned or flown into a FD due to…

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8.22.21 – Calling Out of Time While on Reserve

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Sunday, August 22, 2021 Calling Out of Time While on Reserve Last month, many Reserve Flight Attendants were not given accurate information regarding calling out of time by Crew Scheduling. We also became aware of several Reserves who were assigned flying over the monthly max. Here is what you need to know about Calling Out…

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7.27.21 – Reserve Red Flag Opportunities

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Tuesday, July 27, 2021 Reserve Red Flag Opportunities You can call out of time and be released from your remaining available reserve days if you are within five (5) hours of your monthly maximum. If you would like to pick up additional flying in ROTA or ROTD on these released days, advise Crew Scheduling so they can recode…

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7.24.21 – Calling in Well Available in Select Bases

Saturday, July 24, 2021 Calling in Well Available in Select Bases The Company has notified APFA that Calling in Well will be available in select bases through Wednesday, July 28th. A banner appears on the top of Crew Portal when Calling in Well is open, and indicates which base(s) may be eligible. Here are the rules for…

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7.02.21 – Reserve to Lineholder Month-to-Month Integration Issues

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Friday, July 2, 2021 Reserve to Lineholder Month-to-Month Integration Issues We are receiving reports from Flight Attendants serving reserve in June that were assigned sequences into July that conflicted with their lineholder trips. In some instances, Crew Scheduling is violating the contract and forcing people to split back onto trips they were illegal to originate.…

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6.29.21 – Our Reserve Survival Virtual Town Hall Will Begin Momentarily

Tuesday, June 29, 2021 Our APFA Reserve Survival Virtual Town Hall will begin momentarily. Various topics that will be discussed during the Town Hall include Reserve Availability Periods (RAPs), Reserve Open Time Assignment (ROTA/D), and Less than Minimum Callout (LMCO). For those unable to attend, this event will be recorded and posted on the APFA…

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6.28.21 – Join Us Tomorrow, June 29 for Our Reserve Survival Virtual Town Hall

Monday, June 28, 2021 APFA is hosting a special Reserve Survival Virtual Town Hall to help prepare Flight Attendants for future Reserve months. Various topics will be discussed during the Town Hall, including Reserve Availability Periods (RAPs), Reserve Open Time Assignment (ROTA/D), Less than Minimum Callout (LMCO), and other important issues related to Reserve. This…

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6.17.21 – New! Less Than Minimum Callout for Aggressive Reserves

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Thursday, June 17, 2021 Less Than Minimum Callout (LMCO) for Aggressive Reserves Reserve Flight Attendants have a minimum call out time of two hours (three hours in a co-terminal). The Company has completed new programming that allows aggressive Reserve Flight Attendants the option to waive the contractual call-out time to departure. The goal of this…

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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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6.03.21 – July LRD Now Open

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Thursday, June 3, 2021 July LRD Now Open The Lineholder/Reserve Designator (LRD) to preference either Lineholder or “Senior Bumping” onto Reserve is now open. If you believe your status is not correct, please submit an LH/RSV Status Issue on Crew Portal > Links > Support Tab > Create New Form > System > LRD > Form…

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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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2.14.21 – March PBS Bidding Now Open

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Sunday, February 14, 2021 March PBS Bidding Now Open PBS bidding opened today, Sunday, February 14th at 1200 (CST) for March 2021 bidding. Bidding will close on Thursday, February 18th at 1200 (CST). 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 in…

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2.08.21 – APFA Contract & Scheduling Departments

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Monday, February 8, 2021 March LRD Now Open The Lineholder/Reserve Designator (LRD) to preference either Lineholder or “Senior Bumping” onto Reserve is now open. If you believe your status is not correct, please contact the base planners at FA.planner@aa.com. When you log onto the Crew Portal, you will see the LRD in the bottom right-hand corner of…

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1.03.21 – February LRD Now Open

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Sunday, January 3, 2021 February LRD Now Open The Lineholder/Reserve Designator (LRD) to preference either Lineholder or “Senior Bumping” onto Reserve is now open. If you believe your status is not correct, please contact the base planners at FA.planner@aa.com. When you log onto the Crew Portal, you will see the LRD in the bottom right-hand corner of…

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12.11.20 – Reserve PBS Bidding

Friday, December 11, 2020 Reserve PBS 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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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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12.03.20 – Reserve Rotation Exception for RDU and STL Base Closures

Thursday, December 3, 2020 Reserve Rotation Exception for RDU and STL Base Closures Due to the unique circumstances with RDU and STL transitioning to satellite bases, APFA signed a Letter of Agreement for a one-time exception allowing RDU Flight Attendants who transfer to CLT and STL Flight Attendants who transfer to DFW for the February 2021 bid…

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10.08.20 – November LRD Now Open

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Thursday, October 8, 2020 November LRD Now Open The Lineholder/Reserve Designator (LRD) to preference either Lineholder or “Senior Bumping” onto Reserve opened today at 1200 (CDT). If you believe your status is not correct, please contact the base planners at FA.planner@aa.com. When you log onto the Crew Portal, you will see the LRD in the bottom right hand…

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9.07.20 – October VLOA Bidding and October LRD Open Tomorrow

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Monday, September 7, 2020 October VLOA Bidding & October LRD Open Tomorrow Bidding for the October unpaid Voluntary Leave of Absence (VLOA) (JCBA Section 25.B.) opens tomorrow, Tuesday, September 8th at 1200 (CDT). You may access the ballot via Jetnet > Flight Service > VLOA Ballot. The Lineholder/Reserve Designator (LRD) to preference either Lineholder or “Senior Bumping” onto Reserve opens tomorrow,…

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10.03.18 – The Weekly Scoop

    FAA Reauthorization Bill Today the Senate passed the FAA Reauthorization Bill of 2018. APFA was proud to support this important piece of legislation. The Bill now heads to the President’s desk. Thanks to the many APFA members who made phone calls, sent messages and came to Washington to help in our effort. Directs…

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6.29.18 – (LAA/LUS) – New Bid Timeline-LAA/FAQs/Online Resources/Podcasts/401kLawsuit/Resched After Disruption/8HRS Behind Door/Mock Bidding-LUS/HDQs Closed July 4/Uniforms

New Line Bidding Timeline Begins In July – LAA Trending FAQs – Golden/Flex Days on Reserve  Resources for Upcoming Changes​ JSIC Unity Pays Podcasts ​401(k) $uper $aver Lawsuit Update – LAA Rescheduling After a Disruption 8 Hours Behind the Door Means 8 Hours Behind the Door ​Mock PBS Bidding – LUS APFA HDQs Closed Independence…

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6.10.18 – (LAA/LUS) – PBS Bases – Before You Bid

  PBS Bases- Before You Bid Countdown to FOI Mock Bidding Check your Standing Bid Training on your Schedule? Read this! Reserve- Must off or Prefer off- Redbook PBS only! LODO Vacation Low Priority Core Pairings vs. FK and FM Pairings Red Eyes Defined Bidding High Time (91-110 hours) FABRC Hours & reminders Countdown to…

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6.06.18 – (LUS) – July 2018 PBS Bidding Information

    July 2018 PBS Bidding Information – LUS July 2018 Pairing Percentages – LUS   *Important Bidding Information- Redeye Pairings* – LUS Redeye Defined – Last September, both LAA and LUS Redeye pairings (sequences) were aligned. This was communicated by the the Company in August. A letter of agreement dated August 20, 2017 served…

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5.10.18 – (LAA/LUS) – PBS Bases – Before You Bid

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PBS Bases- Before You Bid Check your Standing Bid Training on your Schedule? Read this! Reserve- Must off or Prefer off- Redbook PBS only! LODO Vacation Low Priority Core Pairings vs. FK and FM Pairings Red Eyes Defined Bidding High Time (91-110 hours) How to research your PBS award FABRC Hours & reminders Last month,…

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3.09.18 – (LAA/LUS) – PBS Bases – Before You Bid

PBS Bases- Before You Bid Your Standing Bid Reserve Bidding- Senior, Cusp, and Junior Bidding strategy Training on your Schedule? Protect yourself with this information What is a Persistent Property? Vacation Low Priority Red Eyes Defined Bidding High Time (91-110 hours) New FABRC Hours Thank you for taking the time to educate yourself on these…

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