Tuesday, November 10, 2015

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December 2015 Bidding Information - LUS
Crew Scheduling Contact Information and Hours - LUS
Flight Attendant Call Network Experiencing Technical Difficulties - LUS


December 2015 Pairing Percentages



December Reserve Count Numbers

Last night, APFA Scheduling Committee and APFA LUS Presidents received the Reserve numbers for the CLT, DCA, PHL and PHX bases. As this Company has demonstrated over and over each month, they are basing their staffing requirements on year-over-year projections. APFA has continually stated each month, that the Company cannot base Reserve numbers on pre-PBS historical data. APFA will continue discussions with Crew Planning on possible remedies to the high Reserve numbers in December.

December 2015 Bidding Timelines

Training Bid:
• December 2015 Training Bid Awarded: November 8 - 1400 EST/ 1200 MST
• Awards posted in CATS: November 8 - 1700 EST / 1500 MST
 

PBS Bidding:
• December 2015 PBS Bidding Opens:  November 10 – 1100 EST / 0900 MST
• December 2015 PBS Bidding Closes:  November 16 – 1100 EST / 0900 MST
• December 2015 PBS Bids Awarded:  November 18 – 1100 EST / 0900 MST
• Awards posted in CATS: November 19 – 1100 EST / 0900 MST
 

PBS Mis-awards Due to System or Company Error:
• Any Flight Attendant who has an inquiry or believes she/he may have received a mis-award shall notify the FARC no later than the 1200 on the 23rd of the month, or, if on vacation, within twenty-four (24) hours of return from her/his vacation.

Electronic Trade Board (ETB):
• December 2015 ETB Opens: November 19 – 1100 EST / 0900 MST

Reserve Assignment – Daily Process:
• Open for December 2 Bids: November 24 – 1500 Home Base Time
• Closed for Processing: December 1 – 1500 Home Base Time
• December 2 results posted: December 1 – 1930 Home Base Time

Reserve Trading Days Off – Daily Process:
• Open for December Bids: November 25 – 0600 Home Base Time
• Closed for processing: November 30 – 2000 Home Base Time
• Re-opens: December 1 – 0600 Home Base Time

Iterative Schedule Adjustment Process (ISAP) – Daily Process:
• December 2015 ISAP Opens: November 25 – 0600 Home Base Time
• Closes for Processing: November 30 – 2000 Home Base Time
• December 2015 ISAP Re-opens: December 1 – 0600 Home Base Time

Vacation Trades:
• No vacation trades available between: 
   November 8 – 1100 EST / 0900 MST and December 1 – 1100 EST / 0900 MST
• January 2016 trades via Wings: 
   December 1 – 1100 EST / 0900 MST through December 7 – 1100 EST / 0900 MST
• February 2016 – April 2017 trades available through ETB starting: 
   December 1 – 1100 EST / 0900 MST
• February 2016 trade window closes:
   December 31 – 1100 EST / 0900 MST
 

2016 Annual Vacation Bid (for January 2016 – April 2017):
• Closes for Round 2 processing: November 15 – 2300 EST / 2100 MST
• Final Awards published: November 21 – 2300 EST / 2100 MST
 

Monthly Vacation Rebid (for January 2016):
• Open for Bidding: November 21 – 2300 EST / 2100 MST
• Closed for Processing: November 30 – 2300 EST / 2100 MST
• Awards Published: December 1 – 2300 EST / 2100 MST
 

Vacation Filler Day Process (for January 2016):
• Open for Bidding: December 1 – 2300 EST / 2100 MST
• Closed for Processing: December 7 – 2300 EST / 2100 MST
• Awards Published: December 8 –2300 EST /  2100 MST

Vacation Extension (VEX) Requests for December:

• December 1 - 7 via VEX Form on Wings - Flight Service - Lines & Pairings (Bidding) page

A Flight Attendant who is scheduled for at least seven (7) consecutive vacation days in one bid month, may elect to place up to a total of four (4) days off BEFORE or AFTER, or SPLIT on either side of such vacation. The days off will act as a pre-planned absence and will carry NO pay or credit. Such days off will be counted toward the Reserve’s scheduled Golden Days. Such block of four (4) days, or portion thereof, may be extended into the next bid period.

Vacation Extension Timeline, Rules and Useful Tips

Flight Attendant Resource Center (FARC):
Representatives are ready to assist! Call 480-693-8232

Crew Scheduling Contact Information and Hours:



Flight Attendant Call Network Experiencing Technical Difficulties:
                                                                               
A problem has been identified with the Flight Attendant 800 call network when attempting to reach Crew Support Services with ISAP-related questions. Pending the resolution of the issue and as a temporary work-around, Flight Attendants who require ISAP support may call Crew Support directly at 412-776-8177 between the hours of 0500 and 1500 CST.    

Voluntary Leave of Absence Openings by Base for January 2016:

There will be no VLOAs (LUS) offered for the January bid month.

Domicile Transfer Openings by Base:

January 1, 2016 (January Bid Month)
There will be no domicile transfers for the January bid month.

Jaimie McNeice
APFA National Scheduling Chair

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Brian Clark
APFA National Communications Interim Chair

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