This message is for pre-merger Alaska Airlines Flight Attendants
On Monday, March 12, management advised AFA that a programming error was discovered with the new user interface of NavBlue PBS. The error, related to the programming of the “Duty On” preference in the new user interface, resulted in trips being awarded incorrectly to Flight Attendants despite bid preferences that were submitted properly. As a result of the programming error, NavBlue was immediately contacted by management and the necessary programming was corrected.
NavBlue made necessary corrections to the PBS programming which were completed earlier today. Management subsequently worked to re-award bids with the NavBlue programming having been corrected. Bid awards will be posted at 5 PM Pacific time today and F/A-to-F/A and Open Time trading will begin as originally scheduled.
Bidding and Trading Timeline
All times based on Pacific time
|Bid Re-Awards Posted||Tuesday, March 13 @ 17:00|
|Bid Protest Begins||Tuesday, March 13 @ 17:00|
|Bid Protest Final||Wednesday, March 14 @ 17:00|
|F/A-to-F/A Trading Begins||Thursday, March 15*|
|Open Time Trading Begins||Friday, March 16*|
*Please note that there is no change to the F/A-to-F/A and Open Time trading timeline.
It is AFA’s positon that management has an obligation to ensure Flight Attendant bidding and scheduling systems are fully functional and free of programming errors. AFA will be meeting with management to review the programming error with NavBlue PBS and discuss the future plans for roll out of the system.
If you have any questions about the bid re-award or trading timeline, please contact your LEC Officers.
Your MEC – Jeffrey Peterson, Brian Palmer, Linda Christou, Lisa Pinkston, Terry Taylor, Mario de’Medici, Melissa Osborne, Tim Green and Brice McGee