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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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6.03.21 – Monthly Vacation Buyback for the July Bid Month Closes Tomorrow

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Thursday, June 3, 2021 Monthly Vacation Buyback for the July Bid Month Closes Tomorrow As a reminder, the Company opened the Monthly Vacation Buyback for the month of July per JCBA Section 8.F.2. This gives our members who were not awarded Annual Vacation Buyback the option to be paid out for July vacation hours. Vacations that are completely in…

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5.28.21 – Monthly Vacation Buyback Available for the July Bid Month

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Friday, May 28, 2021 Monthly Vacation Buyback Available for the July Bid Month We anticipate this to be a busy summer of flying for our Flight Attendants. Demand for air travel is increasing dramatically, and the Company is ramping up our summer operation in response. As a result, the Company will open Monthly Vacation Buyback for the month…

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3.15.21 – Secondary Round of Annual Vacation Bidding Closes Tomorrow

Monday, March 15, 2021 Secondary Round of Annual Vacation Bidding Closes Tomorrow, March 16 The Secondary Round of vacation bidding will close tomorrow, Tuesday, March 16 at 1200 (CDT). 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…

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2.26.21 – Primary Round of Annual Vacation Bidding Closes in 5 Days

Friday, February 26, 2021 Primary Round of Annual Vacation Bidding Closes in 5 Days As a reminder, the Primary Round of bidding will close Wednesday, March 3rd at 1200 (CST). Vacation is accrued monthly in the calendar year: January 1st through December 31st. The number of vacation days accrued is contractual, based on your years of…

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2.10.21 – Vacation Bidding Basics

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Wednesday, February 10, 2021 Vacation Bidding Basics The APFA National Contract & Scheduling Departments have created the following guide to walk you through the basics of vacation bidding. As a reminder, the Primary Round of bidding will close March 3rd at 1200 (CST). If you have any questions regarding your vacation accrual, please email FA.vacations@aa.com for assistance. Vacation…

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1.24.21 – May 2021 – April 2022 Vacation Bidding

Sunday, January 24, 2021 May 2021 – April 2022 Vacation Bidding When bidding for the 2021-2022 vacation year, you may be bidding based on different categories of days that you have available. Accrued days are based on the 2020 calendar year, your seniority, and your activity for that year. If you were active for 15…

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12.26.20 – Monthly Vacation Buyback Extended Through January 4th

Saturday, December 26, 2020 Monthly Vacation Buyback Extended Through January 4th Today, we were notified by American of possible staffing shortages throughout the holiday weekend. As a result, the Company will offer vacation buyback through January 4th, 2021. As a lineholder, you will be able to use UBL or TTS to pick up open time, and…

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9.23.20 – Important Reminders for Furloughed Flight Attendants

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 Important Reminders for Furloughed Flight Attendants As the month draws to a close, please review the following actions: Vacation Deferral/Payout The deadline to select to have your accrued and scheduled vacation either deferred our paid out is Friday, September 25, at 1200 (CDT). If you do not make a selection, the…

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9.17.20 – Vacation Option Election for Furloughed Flight Attendants

Thursday, September 17, 2020 Vacation Option Election for Furloughed Flight Attendants A furloughed Flight Attendant may elect to have her/his accrued/scheduled vacation paid out or carried forward for use upon return to duty per JCBA Section 23.E. Jetnet > Flight Service > Furlough Vacation Option Election The deadline to make the selection is Friday, September…

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8.05.20 – July 2020 VEOP, EVLOA, and STLOA FAQs – Part VII

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 July 2020 Voluntary Early Out Program (VEOP), Extended Voluntary Leave of Absence (EVLOA), and Short-Term Leave of Absence (STLOA) FAQs – Part VII *Vacation Bidding While on a PVLOA, EVLOA or STLOA Edition* The deadline for balloting for the Voluntary Early Out Program (VEOP), Extended Voluntary Leave of Absence (EVLOA), and Short-Term Leave of…

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6.01.20 – Vacation Monthly Rebid (MRB)

Monday, June 1, 2020 Vacation Monthly Rebid (MRB) The Vacation Monthly Rebid (MRB) is a monthly process which allows you to change your scheduled vacation days by bidding for days not awarded in the annual bid and/or days vacated by Flight Attendants due to retirement, leaves of absence, transfers or as a result of a…

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3.12.20 – Secondary Vacation Bidding

Thursday, March 12, 2020 Secondary Vacation Bidding The primary round of annual vacation bidding has been awarded. Be sure to check the AVBA to view your award. The secondary and final round of annual vacation bidding will be closing on Tuesday, March 17th at 1200 DFW time. If you have any vacation days that were not…

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11.06.18 – JSIC Update – PBS Facts

PBS Facts Proration of Days off for Lineholders and Reserves with 7 or More Days of Vacation Remember, when you have 7 or more days of vacation and bidding in PBS, your days off are prorated. For example, you are a lineholder next month and have 7 days of vacation and 9 prorated days off.…

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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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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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2.26.18 – (LAA/LUS) – 2018/19 Annual Vacation FAQs

2018/19 Annual Vacation FAQs APFA has been fielding calls from Flight Attendants with questions about how the 2018/19 annual vacation will work in conjunction with the present timeline for non-PBS bases to transition to PBS. The APFA JSIC has compiled the following FAQs to clarify: Q1: Will Flight Attendants carry their vacation when transferring from…

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