Posts Tagged ‘Scheduling’

9.03.21 – Pay Comp Incorrectly Paying Rescheduled Sequences

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Friday, September 3, 2021 Pay Comp Incorrectly Paying Rescheduled Sequences With the recent onslaught of cancellations and reschedules, we have become increasingly aware of some issues with Pay Comp not paying rescheduled sequences correctly. The problem stems from Crew Tracking not rebuilding and coding sequences correctly. One issue affects a small group of Flight Attendants…

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9.01.21 – October 2021 Bidding Timelines

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Wednesday, September 1, 2021 October 2021 Bidding Timelines Please review the chart below, which provides the October Bidding Timelines: APFA Contract & Scheduling Desk Call or text 817-540-0108 Monday – Friday, 0700 – 1900 (CDT) APFA Live Messaging Monday – Friday: 1500 – 2300 (CDT) Weekends and Holidays: 0900 – 1700 (CDT) (Link may be found on homepage of APFA.org) In…

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8.26.21 – Monthly Vacation Buyback Available for the October 2021 Bid Month

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Thursday, August 26, 2021 Monthly Vacation Buyback Available for the October 2021 Bid Month The Company will open Monthly Vacation Buyback for the month of October per JCBA Section 8.F.2. Vacations that are completely in October are eligible. Vacations that originate in October and carry from October into November are eligible. Vacations that originate in September and carry into October are not eligible. Per the Contract, the Company…

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8.25.21 – mobileCCI Acknowledge Button

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Wednesday, August 25, 2021 mobileCCI Acknowledge Button The Company has updated mobileCCI to now show an “acknowledge” screen when you have a message regarding a Reserve assignment. For quite some time, Reserves were unaware that by clicking the “next” button on CCI, they were acknowledging an assignment. Due to the persistence of the APFA Contract/Scheduling Department,…

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8.25.21 – Reminder: Vacancy Transfers and Priority of Return

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Wednesday, August 25, 2021 Reminder: Vacancy Transfers and Priority of Return As a reminder, the company anticipates awarding a limited number of speaker and non-speaker vacancies in several bases throughout the system, with an effective date of November 1st, 2021. If you wish to transfer to one of these bases, you must update your transfer…

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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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8.18.21 – September 2021 PBS Bid Award Summary & Mis-Award Process

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Wednesday, August 18, 2021 September 2021 PBS Bid Award Summary & Mis-Award Process September 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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8.16.21 – September Monthly Vacation Buyback

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Monday, August 16, 2021 September Monthly Vacation Buyback Monthly vacation buyback will be offered for the September contractual month. As a one-time exception, APFA and AA have signed a Letter of Agreement that modifies language in JCBA Section 8.F.2. The operation continues to be stressed, and the vacation buyback is one way to bring some much-needed relief…

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8.12.21 – Fingerprinting for Flight Attendants Returning from EVLOA

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Thursday, August 12, 2021 Fingerprinting for Flight Attendants Returning from EVLOA The Company recently notified APFA of updated guidance received from TSA regarding Flight Attendants returning from Extended Voluntary Leave of Absence (EVLOA) and the need to be fingerprinted. If you are returning from EVLOA and have not worked a trip or attended CQ in…

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8.10.21 – September 2021 PBS Bidding Now Open

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Tuesday, August 10, 2021 September 2021 PBS Bidding Now Open PBS bidding opened today, Tuesday, August 10 at 1200 (CDT) for September 2021 bidding. Bidding will close on Sunday, August 15 at 1200 (CDT). September 2021 PBS Awards will be viewable on Wednesday, August 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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8.06.21 – August Monthly Vacation Buyback

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Friday, August 6, 2021 August Monthly Vacation Buyback This summer has been extremely challenging for our Flight Attendants. We have experienced high Reserve numbers, unsustainable trip construction, long duty days, long sit times, short layovers, delays, cancellations, and worst of all contract violations in the form of many illegal reschedules. The operation over the last week…

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8.06.21 – September LRD Closes Tomorrow

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Friday, August 6, 2021 September LRD Closes Tomorrow The Lineholder/Reserve Designator (LRD) to preference either Lineholder or “Senior Bumping” onto Reserve will close tomorrow, Saturday, August 7 at 1200 (CDT). Remaining September 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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8.06.21 – Rescheduling Issues Part VII: Forced Double-Ups

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Thursday, August 5, 2021 Rescheduling Issues Part VII: Forced Double-Ups We recently sent out a hotline about “tagging” or forced double-ups. This provision would apply to both Reserve Flight Attendants as well as Lineholders in normal situations. However, when we find the company unable to cover flying due to IROPS, legal and available inbound Reserve…

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8.06.21 – Rescheduling Issue Form Available on the APFA Website

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Friday, August 6, 2021 Rescheduling Issue Form Available on the APFA Website Due to the continued inability of the company to cover trips, we continue to see illegal reschedules occurring daily. We have heard from many of you and will research and follow up with the company on every situation. We wanted to have a…

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8.03.21 – EVLOA Return – Vacation FAQ’s

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Tuesday, August 3, 2021 EVLOA Return – Vacation FAQ’s Today, the Company published the EVLOA Return Awards on the Flight Service page. 3,180 Flight Attendants will be returning to the line in November and December. Many Flight Attendants returning from an EVLOA have questions regarding their vacation days. It is important to note that while on EVLOA…

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8.03.21 – September LRD Now Open

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Tuesday, August 3, 2021 September 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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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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7.31.21 – Rescheduling Issues Part VI: Can I Be Forced to Double Up?

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Saturday, July 31, 2021 Rescheduling Issues Part VI: Can I Be Forced to Double Up? Anyone who is flying this weekend knows that the operation is in shambles. We are seeing rampant disruptions and reschedules. Most bases are almost completely out of Reserve Flight Attendants. We want to remind you that as a Reserve Flight…

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7.29.21 – Rescheduling Issues Part V: Last Sequence Of The Month Pay And Credit

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Thursday, July 29, 2021 Rescheduling Issues Part V: Last Sequence of the Month Pay and Credit Crew Scheduling has been failing to notify Flight Attendants that the origination of their last sequence of the month has cancelled, as required in JCBA 10.J.2.c. They are waiting until the crew reports for their sequence and then notifying them that they are rescheduled…

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7.28.21 – Are You Being Rescheduled? Do You Have Deadheading Questions?

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Wednesday, July 28, 2021 Are You Being Rescheduled? Do You Have Deadheading Questions? Staffing in most bases remains tight through the weekend, and we anticipate crew reschedules and unscheduled deadheads. Over the past few weeks, we have published several rescheduling hotlines. If you are rescheduled, we want to arm you with the information needed to ensure you are being rescheduled…

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7.28.21 – EVLOA Return Ballot Closes Tomorrow, Thursday, July 29

Wednesday, July 28, 2021 EVLOA Return Ballot Closes Tomorrow, Thursday, July 29 As mentioned in a previous APFA Special Hotline, American Airlines has made the decision to recall all Flight Attendants currently on an Extended Voluntary Leave of Absence (EVLOA). Recalled Flight Attendants will return to flying beginning in the November 2021 or December 2021 bid month. As a final…

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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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7.18.21 – 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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7.15.21 – All EVLOAs to be Cancelled in November and December

Thursday, July 15, 2021 All EVLOAs to be Cancelled in November and December Due to an anticipated increase in flying later this year, the Company has made the decision to recall all Flight Attendants currently on an Extended Voluntary Leave of Absence (EVLOA). Recalled Flight Attendants will return to flying beginning in the November 2021 or December 2021 bid month.…

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7.15.21 – Reminder: Trading into Red Flagged Sequences via TTS

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Thursday, July 15, 2021 Reminder: Trading into Red Flagged Sequences via TTS Late last year, red flagged flying became available within the Trip Trade System (TTS). This also gives the ability to trade sequences on your schedule for a red flagged sequence. To bid for red flagged trips, go to TTS, and select the box…

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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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