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5.18.22 – June 2022 PBS Bid Award Summary & Mis-Award Process

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Wednesday, May 18, 2022 June 2022 PBS Bid Award Summary & Mis-Award Process 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 PBS Mis-Award Process Any Lineholder or Reserve who has an inquiry or believes she/he may have received a mis-award must submit…

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5.18.22 – ROTA Acknowledgements

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Wednesday, May 18, 2022 ROTA Acknowledgements On May 2, 2022, the Company eliminated the practice of making “Courtesy Calls” to Reserve Flight Attendants for awards and assignments. Since then, many of you have reached out to APFA after experiencing issues with acknowledging your Reserve Open Time Award/Assignment (ROTA) via mobileCCI. Flight Attendants have acknowledged their…

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5.10.22 – COVID Vaccination/Booster Requirement to Fly Doha, Qatar

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Tuesday, May 10, 2022 COVID Vaccination/Booster Requirement to Fly Doha, Qatar The Company recently informed APFA there will be a COVID vaccination requirement to fly the upcoming JFK – Doha, Qatar (DOH) route. The mandate for Qatar goes a step further than what has been required to enter other destinations with vaccination requirements. Depending on…

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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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5.05.22 – Maximum Line Value Flex for June 2022

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Thursday, May 5, 2022 Maximum Line Value Flex for June 2022 This week on the staffing and allocations calls, APFA National and Base Leadership addressed the high reserve percentages and high line averages and asked for answers on why we see such a sharp increase in reserve numbers which inflates the line average. Despite APFA’s…

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5.01.22 – June 2022 Bidding Timelines

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Sunday, May 1, 2022 June 2022 Bidding Timelines APFA Contract & Scheduling Desk Call 817-540-0108 Monday – Friday, 0700 – 1900 (CT) APFA Live Messaging Monday – Friday: 1500 – 2300 (CT) Weekends and Holidays: 0900 – 1700 (CT) (Link may be found on homepage of APFA.org) In Solidarity, Jeff Petersen APFA National Contract Chair contract@apfa.org Marti McMillan APFA National Scheduling Chair scheduling@apfa.org

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4.29.22 – Discontinuing Courtesy Calls for Reserves

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Friday, April 29, 2022 Discontinuing Courtesy Calls for Reserves Starting Monday, May 2, 2022, Crew Scheduling will no longer make non-contractual, courtesy calls for Reserve assignments. We want to ensure you have a firm understanding of what this change means going forward. ROTA runs once daily and processes awards/assignments for the next day ROTA is contractually required…

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4.18.22 – May 2022 PBS Bid Award Summary & Mis-Award Process

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Monday, April 18, 2022 May 2022 PBS Bid Award Summary & Mis-Award Process 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 PBS Mis-Award Process Any Lineholder or Reserve who has an inquiry or believes she/he may have received a mis-award…

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4.06.22 – Scheduling and Hotel/Limo Desk Failures Continue

Wednesday, April 6, 2022 Scheduling and Hotel/Limo Desk Failures Continue Last weekend, American experienced another irregular operation, as large, slow-moving storms affected operations throughout Florida and the southeast. American Airlines and our competitors canceled and delayed thousands of flights in the region, which had ripple effects throughout the entire operation. During large irregular operations, crew tracking,…

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4.01.22 – May 2022 Bidding Timelines

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Friday, April 1, 2022 May 2022 Bidding Timelines APFA Contract & Scheduling Desk Call 817-540-0108 Monday – Friday, 0700 – 1900 (CT) APFA Live Messaging Monday – Friday: 1500 – 2300 (CT) Weekends and Holidays: 0900 – 1700 (CT) (Link may be found on homepage of APFA.org) In Solidarity, Jeff Petersen APFA National Contract Chair contract@apfa.org Marti McMillan APFA National Scheduling Chair scheduling@apfa.org

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3.24.22 – Updates Required for iPhone EFB

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Thursday, March 24, 2022 Updates Required for iPhone EFB This evening, Flight Service sent a CCI message informing Flight Attendants currently using the new iPhone EFB of the requirement to accomplish three updates prior to reporting for your next sequence. These include updates to the most recent iOS version 15.4 as well as the MyFlight and…

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3.18.22 – Vacation ETB, Vacation MRB, May Filler Day Bid, and VEX Day Timelines

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Friday, March 18, 2022 Vacation ETB, Vacation MRB, May Filler Day Bid, and VEX Day Timelines The Annual Vacation Bid Award for May 2022 – April 2023 is now final. To view your award details, go to Crew Portal > Monthly Bids > Vacation > Annual > Summary > Show Detail. Your awarded vacation days are also viewable in FOS/DECS under HI10. The monthly…

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3.18.22 – April 2022 PBS Bid Award Summary & Mis-Award Process

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Friday, March 18, 2022 April 2022 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 Award Challenge on…

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3.14.22 – Secondary Round of Annual Vacation Bidding Closes Tomorrow

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Monday, March 14, 2022 Secondary Round of Annual Vacation Bidding Closes Tomorrow The Secondary Round of vacation bidding will close tomorrow, Tuesday, March 15 at 1200 (CT). The Secondary Round allows you to bid for any remaining vacation days not awarded in the Primary Round of vacation bidding. Additionally, any carry forward days are bid in the Secondary…

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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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2.24.22 – Extended Live Messaging Hours Today

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Thursday, February 24, 2022 Extended Live Messaging Hours Today Due to the winter weather affecting the operation throughout the system, we are opening Live Messaging earlier than usual today. This will give Flight Attendants another option for contacting a Contract and Scheduling rep on duty as we navigate this current IROP. Live Messaging will open…

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2.23.22 – Primary Round of Annual Vacation Bidding Closes Next Week

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Wednesday, February 23, 2022 Primary Round of Annual Vacation Bidding Closes Next Week The Primary Round of Vacation Bidding will close on Wednesday, March 2nd at 1200 (CT). Annual Vacation Bid and Award (AVBA) System Access To bid for vacation, you must go through the Crew Portal. Once logged in, click on: Monthly Bids Vacation Annual…

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2.22.22 – Winter Storm Oaklee – Rescheduling Update

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Tuesday, 2/22/22 Winter Storm Oaklee – Rescheduling Update Winter Storm Oaklee is expected to spread snow and ice from parts of the West to the Southern Plains, Midwest and Northeast through the end of this week. A winter weather advisory has been issued for the Dallas area. The DFW airport has canceled 96 departures and…

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2.21.22 – Alert: More Glitches in Cloud-Based TTS

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Monday, February 21, 2022 Alert: More Glitches in Cloud-Based TTS As we shared with you in a hotline last night, the Company pushed ahead with migrating TTS to the Cloud starting with the March run with a few known issues. Many of you began reaching out to us immediately, sharing other glitches you were experiencing…

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2.20.22 – Alert: Important Information About Balloting in TTS for March

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Sunday, February 20, 2022 Alert: Important Information About Balloting in TTS for March On Friday, the Company sent a mobileCCI message informing Flight Attendants that TTS will migrate to a cloud-based system beginning with the TTS runs for March sequences. TTS Ballots for March opened today. Late Friday night, the Company advised APFA of known…

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2.18.22 – March 2022 PBS Bid Award Summary & Mis-Award Process

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Friday, February 18, 2022 March 2022 PBS Bid Award Summary & Mis-Award Process March 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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2.14.22 – March 2022 PBS Bidding Closes Tomorrow

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Monday, February 14, 2022 March 2022 PBS Bidding Closes Tomorrow PBS will close for bidding tomorrow, Tuesday, February 15 at 1200 (CT).  PBS awards will be viewable in PBS on Friday, February 18 at 1200 (CT). 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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2.02.22 – March 2022 LRD Now Open

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Thursday, February 3, 2022 March 2022 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…

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2.01.22 – March 2022 Bidding Timelines

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Tuesday, February 1, 2022 March 2022 Bidding Timelines Please review the chart below, which provides the March Bidding Timelines: APFA Contract & Scheduling Desk Call 817-540-0108 Monday – Friday, 0700 – 1900 (CT) APFA Live Messaging Monday – Friday: 1500 – 2300 (CT) Weekends and Holidays: 0900 – 1700 (CT) (Link may be found on homepage of APFA.org) In Solidarity, Jeff Petersen APFA…

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1.31.22 – Primary Round of Annual Vacation Bidding Now Open

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Monday, January 31, 2022 Primary Round of Annual Vacation Bidding Now Open The Primary Round of Vacation Bidding opened today, January 31st at 1200 (CT). The Primary Round of Vacation Bidding will close on Wednesday, March 2nd at 1200 (CT). Annual Vacation Bid and Award (AVBA) System Access To bid for vacation, you must go through…

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