Our local Council 30 Scheduling Chairperson, Justin Wetherell, attended the monthly Scheduling Committee Meeting in Seattle and compiled these notes for our base. Please direct any questions or feedback to email@example.com.
The plan for the new bidding system is to start in July for the month of August bid.
- The system needs to change because NavTech will stop supporting the old system (it will shut down). The transition to the new system should be smoother as it is already used by Delta pilots, so it is not a prototype.
Flight Attendants will be able to “parallel bid” using both systems for three months.
Base Sits will be scheduled so you may come in for tutoring and assistance.
The difference in bidding systems is less drastic than that from eMaestro to JCA.
AFA began preliminary testing and asked to test bid prior to July.
You may have noticed a lot of changes to “premium flying” (i.e. 4K, high time turns) in the last bid. This is due to network/schedule changes and all bases were affected.
The Pairings team is working to keep the 1 and 3 pos crews together more often.
4 pos pairings after the 400s retired were considered; this is on hold with the merger.
The MEC appointed a new MEC Scheduling Chairperson, Zac Weeks. His term is through Dec 17, 2019.
If you receive incorrect or contradictory information from Crew Scheduling, please send an email with as much information as possible so we may follow up.
Programming an easy print of pairings directly from your roster is almost completed.
The Scheduling Chairpersons were all trained on a new system AFA will use to submit and track scheduling issues. This system will help track data, trend issues, and ensure you receive timely responses.
Please email any questions you have regarding pay during the JCA changeover
Quarterly Productivity Premium.
- At this time, the only way to check is by adding the TFP from your trips.
- The calculator is being updated so “estimated” for the month will be real time.
- AFA requested three numbers: Awarded, Projected, and Current (real time).
AFA requested the original Pairing Number remain with sipped/adjusted trips so TFP and pay can be compared.
Contractual fixes in JCA have priority, but AFA has a list of all requested fixes.
Find recent JCA fixes and FAQs at Scheduling & Bidding>Crew Access Help.
Cross training for Airbus is planned to start January 2018; no specifics at this time.
Van changes will be notified when: TransCon/Hawaii 60+ min, other 30+ min.
The last few forms from First Class are being updated for the FA Website.
Attendance Scorecard is being developed for the FA Website.
AFA requested an update on Out of Domicile Jetway Trades.
AFA requested an update to the Ground Delay form.
AFA requested an update for Flight Loads on the FA Website.
JCA should be updated with the correct hotel info, but no van times.
An update in June will notify API when hotel or transportation changes are needed.
In the meantime, AFA requested the Hotel Lookup be returned to the FA Website.
A link from the Roster with a hotel/van page similar to eMastro is being developed.
For any hotel-related issues, contact Council 30 Hotel Chairperson Dori Marron.
Thank you for continuing to send all scheduling and JCA issues/feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Justin Wetherell, Council 30 Scheduling Chairperson