Q. I just found the LOA of Airbus training bidding. However I did not see where it told us if that two days of training bid so far in advance counts in our monthly TFP for bid award assignment by PBS, or do we have to be awarded the line average award on top of 2 days at training? Or do we get 12 TFP pre-awarded in our schedule before PBS starts loading us up with trips?
Does this mean that all Airbus trips will be in PBS to bid and us working them in March 2019, and all FAs will have the same duty day of max. 10.5 hours by March 2019?
A. Airbus Transition Training for L-AS Flight Attendants will be a pre-planned absence for purposes of bidding in NavBlue with a credit value of 12 TFP. The TFP value of transition training will be credited toward the line values during the line construction process. This is per section 10.F.2.a of the CBA.
If the TA is ratified, Full Integration is slated for March 2019 which means that all Flight Attendants L-VX and L-AS will be bidding together (in their respective bases for all Airbus and Boeing flying) at the beginning of February. All March pairings will be built under the JCBA which maintains all current Alaska Flight Attendant CBA provisions with respect to duty and rest provisions including the 10.5 hour duty day.