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Reserve Scheduling Timeline – For April 2021 Bid Month

Date: March 15, 2021

Reserve Scheduling Timeline – For April 2021 Bid Month

Dated: March 15, 2021

If awarded or assigned a Reserve line for the April bid month, there are various scheduling request deadlines and processes that occur during the period between bid awards and through the first week of the new month. While some of these events occur on the same calendar days each month, there are a few that are based on when the new Flight Attendant bid month begins, which may vary from month to month. For your convenience, we have compiled a Reserve bid month timeline detailing these items in both calendar and list formats.

 

April 2021 Bid Month Reserve Timeline – Calendar View

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

March Bid Month

 

 

Primary Bids Close

@ 0800 HDT

Primary Award Line #s Visible by 0800 HDT

 

Mutual Trades begin

@ 1700 HDT

VAC Slide Requests due by 0800 HDT

Mutual Trades suspended

@ 2359 Central Time

 

21

22

23

24

25

26

27

 

VAC Short Block Adjustment requests due by 2359 HDT

Day Off Trades with Pool begins in Staggered Brackets

Open Pick up of CQ by calling Inflight Admin (FAST)

during bracket

Day Off Trades with Pool re-opens

@ 0700 HDT

Re-start Open Pick up of CQ by calling Inflight Admin (FAST)

@ 0700 HDT

 

 

Day Off Trades with Pool closes @ 0700 HDT

Re-opens

@ 2100 HDT

28

29

30

31

1

2

3

Reserve “+” Day of Availability Restoration requests due by 2359 HDT

 

 

Resolve End-of-Month 1-in-7 Conflicts by 2359 HDT

Move-Up Electing screen closes

@ 2359 HDT

April Bid Month Begins

 

Move-Up Line Build begins

@ 0001 HDT

 

 

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

 

Advance Vacation Fly-Thru requests for May due by 1000 HDT

 

Move-Up Line Build Ends

@ 2359 HDT

Open Pick up of CQ by calling Inflight Admin (FAST) ends

@ 2359 HDT

CQ may be assigned by Inflight Admin (FAST) starting @ 0001 HDT

(“Due” and “Grace” months only)

 

 

 

 

 


April 2021 Bid Month Reserve Timeline – Detailed List View

Date

Time

Event Description

3/17

0800 HDT

Primary Bids Close

3/18

0800 HDT

Primary Award Line Numbers Visible

1700 HDT

Mutual Trades Begin

3/19

0800 HDT

Vacation Slide Requests Due

· Contract Section 12.G.3.a. provides Reserves with the ability to move a vacation up to two (2) days in either direction, provided no new legality or short blocks are created.

· Contract Section 12.G.3.b. provides a Reserve who is awarded a vacation that does not include any days of availability the ability to move the vacation a sufficient number of days forward or backward in order to encompass the nearest two (2) available Reserve days.

See our Reserve Lines and Vacation document for more details.

3/22

2359 HDT

Vacation Short Block Adjustment Requests Due

· Contract Section 12.C.3. provides Reserves will have a period of five (5) days to adjust their vacation or schedule to eliminate any short blocks created by the vacation days, if they so choose. This may be accomplished by dropping availability days, moving availability days, or moving the vacation by up to two (2) days in either direction.

See our Reserve Lines and Vacation document for more details.

3/23

Staggered Brackets

See Bid Packet Cover Letter

Reserve Day Off Trades with the Pool Begin

Open Pick-Up of CQ Training Pairings Begin

· Reserves must contact Inflight Administration (i.e., the FAST team) at 1-800-FLT-LINE, option 4, option 2 to be scheduled on a day of Reserve availability.

3/24

0700 HDT

Reserve Day Off Trades with the Pool Re-Open

Open Pick-Up of CQ Training Pairings Re-Opens (see above)

3/27

0700 HDT

Reserve Day Off Trades with the Pool Close

2100 HDT

Reserve Day Off Trades with the Pool Re-Opens

3/28

2359 HDT

Requests to Restore Reserve “+” Days of Availability Due

· If you were awarded or traded into a Reserve line with more than twelve (12) days off, Contract Section 8.I.1.l provides Reserve Flight Attendants with the ability to restore days of availability, without regard to whether or not they originally bid for the line. In the bid packet, the lines indicate days to be restored with a “+”. When a day of availability is restored, there is a corresponding increase to the Reserve minimum guarantee.

Please see our FAQ document for additional details.

3/31

2359 HDT

Deadline to Resolve End-of-Month 1-in-7 Conflicts

· Whenever a Reserve is not scheduled with at least one (1) calendar day off at their home domicile in any consecutive seven (7) day period due to the convergence of monthly schedules, Contract Sections 6.P.3. and 8.I.2. provide the Flight Attendant with the ability to decide how the schedule conflict will be reconciled. NOTE: If you do not contact the Crew Desk before the first day of the new bid month, the 1-in-7 is considered automatically waived.

Please see our Transitioning to Reserve document for details.

Move-Up Electing Screen Closes

· Unless otherwise selected during the Primary bidding process, all Reserves are added to the Move-Up List. Following the bid awards, Reserves may edit their Move-Up elections (remove/re-add name to list, type of flying preferences, protected days) using the Move-Up Electing screen in CCS until 2359 HDT on the last day of the old bid month.

See the Reserve Survival Guide and JCBA Move-Up List Enhancement Guide for more information.

 

Date

Time

Event Description

4/1

0001 HDT

April Bid Month Begins

Move-Up Line Build Begins

See the Reserve Survival Guide and JCBA Move-Up List Enhancement Guide for more information.

4/5

1000 HDT

Advance Vacation Fly-Through Requests for May Due

See our Reserve Lines and Vacation document for more details.

2359 HDT

Move-Up Line Build Ends

Open Pick-Up of CQ Training Pairings Ends

4/6

0001 HDT

CQ Training May Be Assigned by Inflight Administration (FAST)

· If April is your “Due” or “Grace” month for CQ, and you have not picked up a CQ training pairing by this date, Inflight Administration will attempt to assign the training. If the Inflight Administration team is unable to assign training, you can continue to try picking up open CQ training positions by contacting them throughout the month.

 

 

If you have additional questions on these or any other Reserve related topics, contact your Local Council Reserve Committee.

 

 

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