Review of the ISAP and ETB Timelines:
The JIRC and the Union have been strongly in favor of changing that time to more realistic hours because while the ISAP processing is happening, ETB will not process transactions. To give our Flight Attendants the most time available to drop/pickup/trade using ETB, we would like to achieve a shorter ISAP processing window but there are a few limitations with processing the CLT/DCA/PHL bases and the PHX base in between a required nightly Catcrew refresh that occurs at 0100CDT.
The topic was discussed this past week and the agreement was reached to adjust the ISAP processing window to 2000HDT - 0600HDT. While this is still an hour different than the contractual negotiated language, the JIRC and the Union have agreed that for a consistent ETB daily opening time, 2000HDT to 0600HDT is more desirable than 2000HDT to 0800HDT with room to adjust that window at a re-evaluation meeting on a to-be-determined date with the Company.
The implementation date for this change is to be determined and will be communicated as soon as it is established.
Review of Data Testing
Testing of Co-Terminal Pairing properties for DCA/IAD
The Upcoming Week:
Awards will be posted in PBS on July 18th by 0900 PHX/1200 EST. Awards will be loaded into Catcrew and available for ETB trading on July 19th at 0900 PHX/1200 EST.
*Note: Once the August Award has been posted, if you feel you have received a mis-award, you must present it for investigation no later than July 23rd at 1200 HDT. Any mis-award questions must be directed to the FARC – (480)693-8232 or (800)327-0117 option 2, 8.
Tip Of The Week:
For example, this bidder is telling PBS that they want EITHER these 3 specific pairings OR any other layover in CDG. They only bid 3 specific pairings but their Layer 1 is showing that this pairing pool has a total of 240 available positions. This should be a RED FLAG that PBS is including more pairings than you intended.
Reserve Tip Of The Week - Must Off vs Prefer Off:
Prefer Off is a preference only. If you have all Prefer Off’s in a layer, PBS can award a Reserve line from that layer even if it can not award all of those Prefer Off days. It will try to give you as many of your preferred days as possible.
Reserves get 11 days off per month. You do not need to bid all 11 days off if you do not have a preference or you are not sure what you can hold.
It is important to remember that each person’s rotation of days on/off can play a big part in someone’s ability to hold one specific day off that they want. For example, if someone junior to you has the first few days of the month off but you could not hold those days, it is because the junior person’s AVL block of days from the end of the previous month dictate that they have the 2nd and 3rd off to maintain legalities.
Laura Albert – PHL and DCA
Scott Barnes – PHX and the FARC (Flight Attendant Resource Center)
Emily Arner-Brown – CLT
About the JIRC:
The Joint Implementation Resolution Committee (JIRC) is a committee that was created by the current contract (the Redbook) to oversee the implementation of PBS.