Changes to the schedule max include dropping the hard monthly maximum and transitioning to a monthly average. This will give pilots greater schedule flexibility month-to-month while giving the company the increased productivity it needs to compete. The monthly range of 72-84 hours allows us to better match supply and demand during months when flying is lighter or heavier.
AA Actual Max is subject to 90 hour annual average. Individual months can go up to FAR.
DL max is an average for the month. Individual lines can be built 7.5 hours above the average, and pickup is line build +12 hours
UA max is an average for the month. Max line is 90 hours
B6 max is an average for the month. Lines can be built within +/- 7 hours of the average.
WN, 83 hour Maximum average (31 day months) extendably by 0.5 hours in 4 months of the year. Max declines by 2 hours per day for months with < 31 days.
US limit is 85, 90, or 95 based on position
*Assumes ratified UA TA
Preferential Bidding System
The company will replace the current line construction system with a modern and competitive Preferential Bidding System (PBS). This will give pilots greater control and flexibility in their schedules while offering the company a more efficient way to administer the bidline construction process.
PBS lets pilots build their lines to their individual preferences, allowing for an improved work/life balance, and eliminates month-to-month conflicts resulting in less reliance on reserves. Implementing PBS will take some time as there are a number of items that must be worked through in order to build the new system; however we will implement changes that enable us to reduce month-to-month conflicts in the interim.