October Bidding Help

PLEASE FILL OUT THE SURVEY FOUND IN YOUR ENDEAVOR EMAIL!! COMPLETE IT TODAY. THE DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED THROUGHOUT THE WEEKEND. YOUR QUALITY OF LIFE DEPENDS ON IT!

 

 ALSO

OCTOBER BIDDING OPENS AND CLOSES AT NOON CENTRAL TIME

SEPTEMBER 10 – 15

 


 

PBS Crew Room Bid Assistance:

 

DTW: September 11-14 0800-1700

MSP: September 11-14 0800-1700

JFK: September 11-14 0800-1700 local time

LGA: September 11-12 0700-1500  and

LGA:  September 10-14 Email questions to scheduling@edvafa.org

ATL: September 11 1200-2000 and 12-14 0800-1700

 

 

Please utilize the PBS bidding experts in base this month.

MSP – David & Maureen, ATL- Jaki, JFK – Sandra, LGA – Eve, DTW – Natalie, Jean, & Anita

The bid month will be OCTOBER 01-31

There will be a slight decrease in flying towards the end of OCTOBER because of Halloween.

 


MSP flying:  a spike in 1 day trips up to around 40-50.

 

ATL flying characteristics:

    • The CR900 is now part of the ATL bid packet!!
    • 200-  There is so much flying out of ATL that other bases will have to help with half of the 5000 hours this month. Other bases will filter through.
    • 900-  1800 hours of flying but only enough staff to accommodate 1100 hours…700 hours will be assigned to FAs schedules from other bases.  Most duty periods are 3 legs.  The flying appears to have higher quality trips and credit. These trips will fly through all bases.

AFA SPECIAL REQUESTS –  We asked Crew Planning to build 5 legs maximum per day

  •     Crew Planning’s results:
    •  Programming 200 trips with 5 legs per duty period decreased block per duty and days off, increased company costs, and lost almost 20 CDOs.  95% of the 3200 duty periods have 5 or less legs. Because of this we decided to keep the 200 at 6 legs maximum and compromise with 5 legs per duty maximum on the 900.
      • Planning is steadily increasing planned aircraft changes to allow for more break time which will help with breaks during a 6 leg duty period.

 

TRIPS…

 

  • The 30 hour vacations will be in YOW, again.
  • 5 days trips – will adjust programming to 1100 start time /1800 end time to boost commutability.
  • Over 24 Hour Layovers :
    • 200- HPN, GNV
    •  900- IND, RSW, DFW, RDU, MEM, XNA
    •  YOW out of LGA every Fri night with 30 hours (idle day)

NEWS…

  • Only 20 of the 30 FA’s positions were filled for the ATL base. No plans to displace but to hire within the ATL market.  Are you thinking about transferring there?
  • Good Ratio of 3 to 4 day trips again this month
  • Planning was able to build CDOs on the 900 in ATL for October
  • Endeavor is trying out a new programming system, along with the Ad0pt system to build our trips. So far their results are beneficial to crew and the company.  It will be able to program for more specific requests much more quickly allowing for more adjustments before final schedules are due. Planning has been advising them of what we think your preferences are. PLEASE FILL OUT THE SURVEY TODAY!!
  •  The Annual Vacation Bid will open early October – Crew Planning will send out memos, crewtrac messages and reminders.