Flight Release Requests (Bid and Reserves) - Manually processed
Crew Scheduling will acknowledge receipt of your request with the following response: RQ RCVD / PENDING APPROVAL
You are not automatically approved. The "Approved" designation allows the Scheduler to acknowledge receipt of your request - pending approval.
Memo from CS: The flight release folder only captures requests. FAs can request Flight release which will be awarded the day prior to departure, usually in the evening. If requested through trip request, and all things are created equal, we will award in seniority order. If requests are submitted after 10:30 it will be F-C-F-S. The system only captures the requests, so the ‘approval” is only an acknowledgment. When approved CS will call the FA to advise.