New PBS website is now on-line!
Your Joint PBS Committee is ready to roll out the newly updated Navblue PBS website. The internal functionality of PBS remains the same as far how your bids are processed. What’s changed is the logging in process, how you enter your bids, how you search for pairings and options for submitting or saving your bids.
Without consulting the provided training material you will have a difficult time logging on and navigating the new PBS! The changes to the PBS website were necessary for the program to be fully function-able on tablets and smartphones, including your company-issued IMD. It allows for use when off-line, unlike the program today that requires an internet connection. You’re now able to work on your bids when off-line, ‘saving’ your work until you’re back on-line and can then ‘submit’ them. This feature is only available on the new website.
Your AFA PBS Committee has been involved in the entire process of bringing the updated PBS website to you from the start of its development. Suggestions made to Navblue by us for improvements have been incorporated into the new website. We took the time to allow other airlines to ‘go first’ and be the guinea pigs for their new website. Other airlines have been using their new ‘user interface’ for many months now…some up to a year…and ideas they’ve suggested have been incorporated as well. Local AFA committee members have been using the new website to bid for some months now and we all felt it was ready for the entire group.
Navblue plans to end access to the current version of PBS later this year so it’s important that you take the time now to learn the new website. Links to both ‘old’ and ‘new’ websites are found on the Inflight webpage…Schedule and Bidding then Line Bidding. Monday, January 29th begins two months of ‘parallel bidding’….where access is available on both the new PBS websiteandthe current version. Whichever bid is submitted last, regardless of which website was utilized, will be the bid that is used during bid awards.
Training materials are posted on the PBS QA Sharepoint site. You’ll find a link posted on the Inflight webpage at ‘Line Bidding’….look for ‘PBS QA/Help’. Links to all training material are also found at the top of the PBS Info Page…you will be required to log into Alaska Outlook network if you’re not already logged in via Alaskasworld.
A great start would be to watch the Quick Tour Video…produced by ANCFA Justin Wetherell. Justin’s assistance was a huge part of helping to make this transition successful and we are forever grateful. Just below are links to the PBS QA/Help website and the updated Navblue PBS website.
Watch for base sits in March and April conducted by local members of your Scheduling and Reserve Committees. Members of the Joint Alaska-AFA PBS Committee will be providing support in the bases as well.
PBS QA/Help page—> https://alaskaair.
Updated Navblue PBS website—> https://asa.
Questions or feedback should be sent to the PBS Committee firstname.lastname@example.org
Your Joint Alaska-AFA PBS Committee are:
Sabrina Blevins-Crew Planning
John Bumanglag-Crew Planning
Kelly Yeager-Crew Planning
Your Council #19 Officers – Terry, Jake, Adam, Melinda and Megan