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BID F/A & GDO Trip Requests 

Title                         Bid FA and GDO Pick-up Trip Requests

 

To                            ALL FLIGHT ATTENDANTS

 

Date Issued            January 29th, 2018

 

Effective date         February 7th 2018

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Great News! 

 

We are excited to announce the automation of the Trip Request process in FLICA. At this time the enhancement will be for the Bid FA & GDO Pick-up Trip Requests folder. This folder will be activated (go-live) on February 7, 2018.

 

Overview

Here are some of the enhanced features of the Bid FA & GDO Pick-up Trip Request folder:

  • All pick-up and swap requests will be processed by the system except for Vacation or Sick Leave make-up (as these award highest priority) and GDO Pick-ups.

  • You will no longer enter text requests as this will be replaced with preference options that can be selected from a drop-down menu.

  • Crew Schedulers will no longer copy and paste requests onto a spreadsheet to process, all requests will be handled in the folder.

  • This folder will begin awarding at 10:30HST each day, for trips departing the next day.

  • You will now have up until 10:30HST the day prior to trip departure to submit your preferences.

  • Preferences will now expire at the end of the Bid FA & GDO pick-up process instead of 16:00 LDT as currently stated in the AFA contract.

  • Reserve Trip Requests will continue to be handled the way they are today.

  • For those of you wishing to make trip requests from January 31st to Feb 6th please continue to use the current FA Bid and GDO Pick up folder.

  • For those of you wishing to make trip requests from February 7th onwards, please hold off until we open the new folder to capture your preferences.

 

 

Training Materials

Look for Trip Request instruction documents detailing the associated changes, including examples of how to enter request preferences, in the following locations:

  • FLICA – Instruction document will be located in the Trip Request Folder

  • Halflica.net – TR instruction document will be posted on the website           

  • IFS Website – Planning & Scheduling – FLICA and Trades page will also post an instruction document.

 

We will begin posting these documents from January 29th.

We will also have folks available in the Crew lounge from January 31st- February 5th to have inter-active demonstrations of what the folder looks like, how requests are created and how the system will award.

 

Communication

If you encounter any issues or have any questions with the new folder please submit a FLICA inquiry detailing your concern. The FLICA Inquiry Form is located on the IFS Website – Planning & Scheduling. General questions may also be sent to Halflica@Hawaiianair.com

 

We believe this is a very large step towards creating greater transparency both you and Crew Schedulers. We hope this enhancement will create a better experience for all involved with this process.

 

Mahalo

Your Crew Scheduling Team

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