Second Round Awards & Vacation Trades by Seniority
November 24, 2020
The Second Round Vacation Awards were published earlier this week. The next step in the process is Open Time Trades by Seniority:
- After the annual vacation award, all available vacation days remaining will be published and the Open Time Trades by Seniority trade window will open on November 24th at 0800 (HDT) and will close on November 30th at 8:00 (HDT).
- You can view Open Vacation Time Allocations from the myVacation page and selecting the “to view Vacation Open Time Click Here”
- Create Requests between November 24th and November 30th
- There are multiple options for criteria as well as the ability to modify and delete requests
The system processes all requests for a Flight Attendant until one is awarded or until their requests are exhausted and no trades can be made. The order in which requests are processed is based on the “Request Priority” specified by the Flight Attendant while submitting each OT Trade by Seniority trade request.
The system moves through the list of trade requests in seniority order, either awarding a trade or leaving the trade request as unawarded if no trades are possible for the specified dates. When the system has passed through all trade requests, it begins again with the most senior Flight Attendant and passes through any trade requests that remain unawarded in the event that a trade can now be made.
Once a trade request has been awarded, the system will no longer look back at that particular request to see if a higher preference trade request date has become available.
The system continues this process until all possible trades have been granted.
Full details about this process, how to view allocations, and instructions on submitting/changing/removing requests is reviewed thoroughly on our Vacation Page: https://unitedafa.org/schedule/vacation/
Open Vacation Election Period By September 25
Close Election Period On October 15 By 0800 HDT
Begin First Vacation Bid Period By October 23
Close First Vacation Bid Period On October 31 By 0800 HDT
Post First Vacation Awards By November 4
Begin Second Vacation Bid Period By November 8
Close Second Vacation Bid Period On November 16 By 0800 HDT
Post Second Vacation Awards By November 20
Vacation Allocations Published
By November 24
Trades by Seniority Open
Trades Awarded by Seniority
On November 30
January Vacation Fly Through Opens
On December 1
Final Vacation Allocations Published
By December 4
January Vacation Fly Through closes at 10:00 HDT
On December 5
Instant Trading Open
On December 5
8:00 A LDT
For additional information regarding 2021 Vacation bidding reference the 2021 vacation page on Unitedafa.org.