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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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1.29.22 – Positive Space Travel to Base for BOS, LGA and PHL Commuters

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Saturday, January 29, 2022 Positive Space Travel to Base for BOS, LGA and PHL Commuters The Company has notified APFA they will offer positive space confirmed travel for BOS, LGA, and PHL-based commuters, effective today, January 29th, through January 30th at 2359. This positive space travel to base is for trips or Reserve assignments and…

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1.28.22 – Winter Storm Kenan

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Friday, January 28, 2022 Winter Storm Kenan As we communicated in yesterday’s hotline, a powerful winter storm is forecast to hit the Northeast this weekend. The storm is expected to dump up to two feet of snow, in addition to dangerous high winds and blizzard conditions in some areas. There will be significant disruptions to air…

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1.21.22 – Coverage Needed (CN) Dates – February 2022

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Friday, January 21, 2022 Coverage Needed (CN) Dates – February 2022 Coverage Needed (CN) is a term applied to a day in a bid month that occurs when not enough Flight Attendants bid in PBS to fly on that day. PBS will allow as many Flight Attendants to be off on a particular day (whether it is…

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1.20.22 – March 2022 Monthly Vacation Buyback

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Thursday, January 20, 2022 March 2022 Monthly Vacation Buyback In accordance with JCBA Section 8.F.2., the Company is offering vacation buyback for the March bid month. Flight Attendants with blocks of vacation days originating March 2 through March 31 will be eligible to participate in the buyback. You may only buyback full blocks of vacation days. The bidding window…

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1.19.22 – Annual Vacation Buyback Awarded/Vacation Bidding Timelines

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Wednesday, January 19, 2022 Annual Vacation Buyback Awarded The Annual Vacation Buyback for 2022-2023 vacation is now awarded. You may view your award in AVBA on the Summary page via Crew Portal > Monthly Bids > Vacation > Annual > Summary. Example Award: All Buyback bids were awarded to all Flight Attendants in all bases. If you have any questions…

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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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1.15.22 – Winter Storm Izzy – Rescheduling Update

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Saturday, January 15, 2022 Winter Storm Izzy – Rescheduling Update Winter Storm Izzy is bringing ice, snow and strong winds to millions this Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday weekend. This will lead to significant travel impact in parts of the Midwest, South and East. In the event of a cancellation or reschedule, we want you to…

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1.14.22 – February 2022 PBS Bidding Closes Tomorrow

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Friday, January 14, 2022 February 2022 PBS Bidding Closes Tomorrow PBS will close for bidding tomorrow, Saturday, January 15 at 1200 (CT). PBS awards will be viewable in PBS on Tuesday, January 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…

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1.13.22 – Annual Vacation Buyback Closes Tomorrow

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Thursday, January 13, 2022 Annual Vacation Buyback Closes Tomorrow The Annual Vacation buyback process will close tomorrow, Friday, January 14th, at 1200 (CT). In accordance with JCBA Section 8.F., Flight Attendants have the option to buyback a portion or all vacation days accrued during 2021 (carryover days are excluded). This includes the incentive vacation day…

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1.10.22 – February 2022 PBS Bidding Now Open

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< Monday, January 10, 2022 February 2022 PBS Bidding Now Open PBS bidding opened today, Monday, January 10 at 1200 (CT) for February 2022 bidding. Bidding will close on Saturday, January 15 at 1200 (CT). February 2022 PBS Awards will be viewable on Tuesday, January 18 at 1200 (CT).   During the LRD process, some of you may have “toggled” from Reserve to Lineholder for February. If you…

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1.07.22 – Annual Vacation Buyback Now Open

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Friday, January 7, 2022 Annual Vacation Buyback Now Open The Annual Vacation buyback process is now open. It will close on Friday, January 14th, at 1200 (CT). In accordance with JCBA Section 8.F., Flight Attendants have the option to buyback a portion or all vacation days accrued during 2021 (carryover days are excluded). This includes the…

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1.06.22 – February 2022 LRD Closes Tomorrow

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Thursday, January 6, 2022 February 2022 LRD Closes Tomorrow The Lineholder/Reserve Designator (LRD) to preference either Lineholder or “Senior Bumping” onto Reserve will close tomorrow, Friday, January 7 at 1200 (CST). Remaining February Bidding Timelines APFA Contract & Scheduling DeskCall 817-540-0108Monday – Friday, 0700 – 1900 (CT)APFA Live MessagingMonday – Friday: 1500 – 2300 (CT)Weekends and Holidays: 0900 – 1700 (CT)(Link may be found on homepage of APFA.org)…

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1.05.22 – COVID-19 Vaccine Verification

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Wednesday, January 5, 2022 COVID-19 Vaccine Verification If you have submitted your COVID-19 vaccine to the company, your training record will be updated with SPL 21 code on your HI*9 in FOS. We encourage all Flight Attendants who have submitted proof of vaccination to verify the code has been entered. You can access your training…

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1.01.22 – February 2022 Bidding Timelines

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Saturday, January 1, 2022 February 2022 Bidding Timelines Please review the chart below, which provides the February 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…

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12.21.21 – Brazil Now Requiring Proof of Vaccination

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Tuesday, December 21, 2021 Brazil Now Requiring Proof of Vaccination This afternoon, the company advised APFA that all destinations in Brazil will now require proof of COVID vaccination effective today. The Company immediately removed Flight Attendants who did not have proof of vaccination on record from sequences with Brazil flying that originate today, December 21st.…

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12.20.21 – Support Tab and Direct Connect

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Monday, December 20, 2021 Support Tab and Direct Connect Since the Flight Attendant Bidding Resource Center (FABRC) closed over a year ago, there have been changes to how we address our issues or questions to the Company. Challenging misawards, reporting problems with the various scheduling systems, and communicating with several departments has migrated mainly to…

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12.19.21 – COVID-19 Vaccine Submission and Confirmation Process

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Sunday, December 19, 2021 COVID-19 Vaccine Submission and Confirmation Process The COVID-19 vaccine is now required to fly to several destinations. As of today, the list includes all destinations in Canada, Colombia, Suriname, and Guyana, as well as Rio de Janeiro and Lima. Munich requires either vaccination or a negative COVID test prior to departure. This list…

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12.18.21 – January 2022 PBS Bid Award Summary & Mis-Award Process

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Saturday, December 18, 2021 January 2022 PBS Bid Award Summary & Mis-Award Process January PBS Bid Award Summary click image to enlarge You may have noticed a change in how the PBS Summary reported out the minimum line constraints for the December award. Instead of publishing the line number, which reflects base seniority, we asked the Company…

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12.14.21 – January 2022 PBS Bidding Closes Tomorrow

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Tuesday, December 14, 2021 January 2022 PBS Bidding Closes Tomorrow PBS will close for bidding tomorrow, Wednesday, December 15 at 1200 (CST).  PBS awards will be viewable in PBS on Saturday, December 18 at 1200 (CST). 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…

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12.10.21 – January 2022 PBS Bidding Now Open

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Friday, December 10, 2021 January 2022 PBS Bidding Now Open PBS bidding opened today, Friday, December 10 at 1200 (CST) for January 2022 bidding. Bidding will close on Wednesday, December 15 at 1200 (CST). January 2022 PBS Awards will be viewable on Saturday, December 18 at 1200 (CST).   It is important to remember there may be dates you will be forced to cover, either…

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12.08.21 – Coverage Needed (CN) Dates – December 2021

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Wednesday, December 8, 2021 Coverage Needed (CN) Dates – December 2021 Coverage Needed (CN) is a term applied to a day in a bid month that occurs when not enough Flight Attendants bid in PBS to fly on that day. PBS will allow as many Flight Attendants to be off on a particular day (whether it is…

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12.03.21 – January 2022 Vacation Buyback Re-opened

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Friday, December 3, 2021 January 2022 Vacation Buyback Re-opened The Company sent out a CCI message alerting Flight Attendants of an option for Monthly Vacation Buyback on November 25th. Since the message went out the evening before Thanksgiving and was sent as medium priority, many of you did not see the message and let your APFA Base…

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12.03.21 – January 2022 LRD Now Open

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Friday, December 3, 2021 January 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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12.01.21 – January 2022 Bidding Timelines

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Wednesday, December 1, 2021 January 2022 Bidding Timelines Please review the chart below, which provides the January 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…

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