Management launched an online trade board as an interim solution to facilitate reserve trading as Jeppesen Crew Access (JCA) does not support reserve trading at this time. The trade board can be accessed from the Inflight website > Scheduling & Bidding > Reserve Trading Board. Instructions for use of the reserve trade board were posted earlier today by management in informational bulletin #2017-0030 (Reserve Trading Board).
Though the interim reserve trade board will help reserve Flight Attendants to exercise their contractual right to trade, it does not solve the greater issue of a fully automated reserve trading system as required by the contract (section 11.H.7). AFA will continue to take necessary steps through the grievance process to compel management to comply with this requirement and the remainder of our contract.
If you have questions about the reserve trade board, please contact your Local Reserve Committee. Contact information can be found on the Reserve Committee page of the AFA Alaska website.
Your MEC – Jeffrey Peterson, Brian Palmer, Linda Christou, Lisa Pinkston, Laura Masserant, Cathy Gwynn, Tim Green, Brice McGee and MEC Reserve Committee Chairperson Jarod McNeill