Accessing The Hub
AFA Local Numbers
Incentive bonus entries on ETB, such as "I will pay $100 if
you take my trip" or "I will give you 100 puppies if you take my trip", which
are used to entice other flight attendants to pick up particular trips are not
permitted. The Company and the AFA do not approve of incentive bonuses. All such
entries will not be allowed in the Trade Board environment and the bid will be
removed if the Crew Scheduler is notified. We are asking for your cooperation
with ensuring this practice does not occur.
Roger Holmin MEC President
AFA/CWA US Airways
The Manager of Crew
Scheduling, John Petronzi set the maximums in
ALL bases at 90:00 of Company time.
The pilots built some
higher lines (up to 95) on the 737ís and CLT 76I. If your line is above 90
please review the article titled Monthly Line Information on Wings. Go to
the heading Lines and Pairings click on Bidding & Seniority Info-CLT/DCA/PHL.
Under Recent Updates you will find Monthly Line Information.
PHL, DCA and CLT open May 24th at 1800.
PHL closes May 30th at 1800. CLT and DCA close May 31st at 1800. The
SAP non-high option window
is MAX of 90 and MIN of 60. July 4th is a Protected Holiday.
Note: Some DROPS were honored on this holiday in SAP 2011; therefore, with the
"New Upgraded SAP System" (which loops back) more DROPS on July 4th
should occur in SAP 2012.
The lines will
open June 7th at 1800 and close June 12th at 1800. Any
Secondary lineholder that wishes more Company time (to a Max of 90) may use the
Secondary Line Augmentation process which opens on June 14th at 0700
and closes June 21st at 1800.
The maximum for the
bid month will be 90:00; therefore, a reserve may call out of time at 85:01.
TI Lines with
Scheduling Committee constructed some TI lines with a 70-89 building range and
on the CLT 76I equipment some lines had one day (NTI) trips to meet the
average set by the Company. In Primary Line building we cannot use their
extended window because flight attendant primary windows are 70-85, 75-90 and
80-95 by the CBA. Additionally, we cannot add
NTI day trips or mix
because of LODO conflicts and/or different crew complements. As a result, to
make as many TI lines as possible inserting line lead- in (dummy time) trips was
devised and put in the CBA.
Refer to the article on WINGS for a full explanation of the flexibility that
exists when a line lead in trip is inserted and how line obligation works if you
are awarded such a line. Go to the heading Lines and Pairings click on Bidding &
Seniority Info-CLT/DCA/PHL. Under Recent Updates you will find Primary Lines
with Line Lead-in Trips. Remember: Each time a line lead-in pairing is
utilized to bring up the value of a line you may utilize the provisions on page
9-28 line 24 of the Contract. Additionally, the Company and AFA concur that the
protection associated with carry over trips, on 9-28 line 39, will also apply to
a flight attendant that is automatically removed from a pairing in the new month
due to a legality related to flying his/her last trip(s) of the old month.
The Pilot Permanent
bid for June, July and August are the same. Once the pilot scheduling committee
builds the number of blocks required by their permanent bid the remaining
"FAD-FAI-33F" open time (left by the pilot scheduling committee) is made into "flight
attendant only lines". Additionally, the Crew Planners (in PHX) create extra
flight attendant pairings (21M & 7IM). Once those pairings are completed they
are built into 21M or 71M lines. Finally, the Pilot Permanent Bid figures and
the numbers related to the Flight Attendant only lines are added together to
determine the total bidding positions by base. The results are listed below.
The information shown is compared to the NON-LODO bidding positions for June.
No Change-Primary lineholders 219.
Manpower Planning in PHX divided the 21M flying as follows: 72 % to CLT and 28%
To give you pertinent information and educate you on the process of building
Primary Lines this bid memo is written by Carol Austin - AFA Scheduling
Chairperson and John Petronzi -Manager Flight Attendant Scheduling.
CLT: No Change -
Primary NON-LODO lineholders equals 1521.
Increases by 03 positions
- Primary NON-LODO lineholders equals 1473.
Carol Austin MEC Scheduling Chair