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2.07.19 – DFW Base Brief – March 2019 Allocations Call

Thursday, February 7, 2019

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March 2019 Allocations Call

Manning Information:

  • 5588 Headcount for March. Increase of 240 year over year.
  • 5245 Available Headcount at DFW. Increase of 158 year over year.
  • 3717 Bid jobs are planned. Decrease of 86 bid jobs from February. Decrease of 10 jobs year over year.
  • No open replacement lines are planned.
  • 642 Vacation Relief Lines are planned. Increase of 143 relief lines year over year.
  • 62 VLOA are projected for March. Ballot opens on FEB 3 at 1200 CT and close on FEB 7 at 1200 CT. Ballot’s can be found on the Flight Service website by clicking on Crew Resources>then>Voluntary Leave Information (in the Quick Links box).
  • 886 (16.7%) to 1087 (20.7%) Flight Attendants are planned to serve reserve in March. Contingency of 201 Flight Attendants is linked to the number of vacation relief lines that may break/bust. When vacation relief lines do not meet the minimum threshold of 65 hours they may break/bust. When this occurs, it may require a Flight Attendant to be pulled from the back up list. If you are on the back up reserve list, it is recommended to add reserve bids in addition to your regular selections.

Bidding Vacation Relief/Open Replacement remains unpredictable. Filler
trips may be added to vacation relief lines up to 85 hours. Remarks will be
considered but may not be honored. A mix of international and domestic
trips may be necessary. Remarks are read in highest to lowest priority.

Transfer information can be found on the Fight Service website under
Crew Resources. Click on Vacancy or Mutual Transfers.

Target line average for DFW 79.7 hours. System line average for non-PBS
Bases 79.9 hours. System PBS line average 79.7 hours.

Special Flying/Events in March:
Schedule Change Date—Sunday 03MAR
US Daylight Savings Time Change—Sunday 10MAR
St. Patrick’s Day—Sunday 17MAR
International Air Transport Association (IATA) Summer 2019 Begins – Sunday 31MAR

DFW Concerns:

  • Four-day trips have slightly decreased for March. Allocations will continue the practice of building commutable four-day trips. The base addressed the lack of commutable two and three day trips on the bid sheet. Many pairings have early sign-in and late arrivals. Allocations is working on programming that will track the number of commutable trips at each base.
  • DFW APFA continued to voice its frustration regarding the lack of high-time turns. We have lost SEA, PDX, YVR and many more with new software programming that was implemented in November with FOI. The base asked allocations to revisit the programming regarding red-eye flying and day layovers working all-night flights back to base. We will continue to fight for the return of our highly desirable/productive turns.
  • The company mixed aircraft for NRT in March. Flight 61 will operate on a 777-200 and flight 60 will operate 787-900. The mixing of equipment is due to time changes that prohibited a legal layover.

Don’t forget to check out the header section on the DFW bid sheet. Up-to-date information regarding RAPs, Standby times, CQ information, schedule highlights and much more is published monthly.

Bids open and paper bid sheets available on 11FEB. Bids close at noon
DFW time on 15FEB. MAR bid awards final noon DFW time 20FEB. TTS
opens/starts queuing for MAR transactions on 20FEB at noon DFW time. Golden Day/Flex Day opens 1800 DFW time on 20FEB and closes on 1200 DFW time on 27FEB. ETB opens 0400 HBT 22FEB.

Mock Bidding Timelines:
February Session 1: February 10-15
February Session 2: February 19-24

March Session 1: March 10-15
March Session 2: March 19-24

FOI training specialists will be offering PBS refresher classes in terminal A and C during February and March. Classes will be 1-1/2 hours and will cover the basics of PBS. There will be 10 slots available in both terminals with multiple slots to choose from. If you are interested in attending the refresher class you will need to visit the FOI navigation centers in Terminal A, C, or D and one of the specialists will let you know what slots are still available and sign you up. We encourage all DFW Flight Attendants to participate in the PBS mock bidding.

Primary Vacation Bidding Closes on 28FEB 1200 DFW time.
Primary Bid Awards posted 6MAR at 1200 DFW time. Secondary Vacation Bid Open
6MAR at 1200 DFW time. Secondary Bid Close 13MAR at 1200 DFW time. Secondary Bid Award and Assignment 20MAR at 1200 DFW time.

As a reminder, DFW has a designated email address for Bid Sheet questions
and concerns. Please email dfwbidsheet@apfa.org.

Domestic Percentage of Sequences:
3FA Solution: 1D—9.4%; 2D—45.7%; 3D—42.7%; 4D—2.2%
4FA Solution: 1D—29.6%; 2D—44.2%; 3D—23.9%; 4D—2.3%

Domestic Overnight Rest Distribution:
Overnight Rest Less Than 11 Hours: 10.9%
Overnight Rest Greater Than 12 Hours: 76.7%
Overnight Rest Greater Than 24 Hours: 1.5%

Domestic Duties Touching 0200-0400 (Red-eyes) 3FA & 4FA Solution, Year
Over Year Comparison:

NOV 2017: 3.8%
NOV 2018: 7.6%

DEC 2017: 5.0%
DEC 2018: 9.2%

JAN 2018: 5.7%
JAN 2019: 13%

FEB 2018: 5.5%
FEB 2019: 11.2%

MAR 2018: 6.0%
MAR 2019: 11.4%

Domestic FA Productivity:
Scheduled Block Hours per Calendar Day: 4hrs 45min.
Credit Hours Per Duty Period: 5hrs 32min.
Credit Hours Per Calendar Day: 5hrs 4min.
Domestic Sit Time: 2 hours – 12%; 2.5 hours – 6.8%; 3 hours – 5.2%
Number of Leg Distribution: 1 leg – 25%; 2 legs – 43%; 3 legs – 33%

Domestic Duty Distribution:
Duty length is calculated including sign-in and release time.
3 to 4 hours on duty: 5.8%
4 to 5 hours on duty: 11.9%
5 to 6 hours on duty: 7.5%
6 to 7 hours on duty: 3.9%
7 to 8 hours on duty: 13.6%
8 to 9 hours on duty: 19.6%
9 to 10 hours on duty: 12.5%
10 to 11 hours on duty: 10.9%
11 to 12 hours on duty: 7.9%
Greater than 12 hours on duty: 6.3%

Domestic Block Distribution:
3 hours or less – 11.4%; 3 to 4 hours – 18.1%; 4 to 5 hours – 14.8%; 5 to 6 hours – 20.2%; 6 to 7 hours – 16%; 7 to 8 hours – 13.5%; 8 to 9 hours – 6.3%;
Greater than 9 hours – 0%

NIPD Percentage of Sequences:
3FA Solution: 1D—0%; 2D—14.1%; 3D—58.8%; 4D—27%
4FA Solution: 1D—32.4%; 2D—33.6%; 3D—29.6%; 4D—4.3%

NIPD Overnight Rest Distribution:
Overnight Rest Less Than 11 Hours: 13%
Overnight Rest Greater Than 12 Hours: 74.8%
Overnight Rest Greater Than 24 Hours: 7.1%

NIPD Duties Touching 0200-0400 (Redeyes) 3FA & 4FA Solution, Year Over
Year Comparison:

NOV 2017: 3.9%
NOV 2018: 6.1%

DEC 2017: 4.5%
DEC 2018: 3.6%

JAN 2018: 5.7%
JAN 2019: 4.0%

FEB 2018: 5.7%
FEB 2019: 2.5%

MAR 2018: 13.4%
MAR 2019: 4.1%

NIPD FA Productivity:
Scheduled Block Hours per Calendar Day: 5hrs 27min.
Credit Hours Per Duty Period: 5hrs 54min.
Credit Hours Per Calendar Day: 5hrs. 34min.
NIPD Sit Time: 2 hours – 9.4%; 2.5 hours – 2.5%; 3 hours – 0%
Number of Leg Distribution: 1 leg – 29.9%; 2 legs – 38.7%; 3 legs – 31.5%

NIPD Duty Distribution:
Duty length is calculated including sign-in and release time.
3 to 4 hours of duty – 3.7%
4 to 5 hours of duty – 15.9%
5 to 6 hours of duty – 3.8%
6 to 7 hours of duty – 4.5%;
7 to 8 hours of duty – 9.5%
8 to 9 hours of duty – 16.5%
9 to 10 hours of duty – 9.6%
10 to 11 hours of duty – 10%
11 to 12 hours of duty – 11.3%
Greater than 12 hours of duty – 15%

NIPD Block Distribution:
3 hours or less – 11.5%; 3 to 4 hours – 11.6%; 4 to 5 hours – 10.2%; 5 to 6
hours – 22.9%; 6 to 7 hours – 11.6%; 7 to 8 hours – 12.9%; 8 to 9 hours –
18.6%; Greater than 9 hours – 0.8%

DFW Combined Operation Percentage of Sequences
All equipment all positions:
1D—24.3%; 2D—29.5%; 3D—37.2%; 4D—8.9%

 

In Unity,
Maureen Walsh-Martin
APFA DFW Base President
prdfw@apfa.org

Michael Truan
APFA DFW Base Vice President
vpdfw@apfa.org

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