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5.06.19 – June 2019 DFW Base Allocations Call and Manning Information

Monday, May 6, 2019

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June 2019 DFW Base Allocations Call & Manning Information

  • 6135 Headcount for June. Increase 423 from May, Increase of 326 year over year
  • 5739 Available Headcount at DFW. Increase of 321 from May, Increase of 392 year over year
  • 4665 Bid jobs are planned. Increase of 137 bid jobs from May, Increase of 326 jobs year over year.
  • No VLOA’s will be offered at DFW for the month of June

1074 (18.7%) Flight Attendants are planned to serve reserve in June. DFW will receive new hire flight attendants graduating in May and June. New Hire Flight Attendants will be placed on straight Reserve after graduation for one year in accordance with the JCBA.

Transfer information can be found on the Fight Service website under Crew Resources. Click on Vacancy or Mutual Transfers. Vacancy transfers posted and Flight Attendants reporting to DFW.

  • 01APR: 91
  • 02MAY: 99
  • 02JUN: 355
  • 02JUL: 132

DFW will receive 77 new hire (2019) Flight Attendants who have been awarded vacancy transfers effective 02JUL.

Projected Target line average for DFW 80.1 hours. System Projected line
average 79.9 hours.

June Schedule Highlights:

Schedule Change Date— Thursday, June 6
New Services / Seasonal Service

DFW—DUB
DFW—MUC
DFW—SAP
DFW—SDQ
DFW—KEF
DFW—KOA
DFW—SAL

Additional Service

DFW-CDG—2030 Departure
DFW-MAD—2045 Departure

Equipment Change:

DFW – ANC 787 service begins in June

Special Flying/Events:

  • Walmart Shareholders Meeting—05JUN-07JUN
  • Pebble Beach US Open—10JUN-16JUN
  • Father’s Day—16JUN

DFW Highlights:

Seasonal flying commences on 06JUN with many exciting destinations and departures. Dublin, Munich, Reykjavik, and Kona are just a few of the additional bid jobs created for June. DFW will have new hire Flight Attendants reporting and transferring into the base in May, June and July. The base will see an increase in ODANS for June. Many Flight Attendants enjoy the flexibility of these trips. We will continue to monitor the number of ODANS built and Flight Attendant desirability.

DFW Concerns:

Sit/Connect times continue to be high in June. Optimizer programming has remained intact with an 80 minute minimum connect time on most domestic flights. As a result, long connections (sit time) continue to dominate many pairings. Crews may experience longer than normal connect times when they are connecting through hub cities. We continue to ask for programming adjustments to minimize connect times. All bases have expressed their concerns
with the new guidelines.

We continue to voice our dissatisfaction regarding commutable trips. Many trips have early report times and late returns. The overall quality of domestic and NIPD pairings is unacceptable, with many working excessive legs for minimum pay.

Domestic Percentage of Sequences:

3FA Solution:

  • 1D—13%
  • 2D—40%
  • 3D—41.6%
  • 4D—5.5%

4FA Solution:

  • 1D—28.5%
  • 2D—53.8%
  • 3D—15.5%
  • 4D—2.2%

Domestic Overnight Rest Distribution:

Overnight Rest Less Than 11 Hours: 19%
Overnight Rest Greater Than 12 Hours: 68.9%
Overnight Rest Greater Than 24 Hours: 1.7%

Domestic FA Productivity:

Scheduled Block Hours per Calendar Day: 4hrs 38min.
Credit Hours Per Duty Period: 5hrs 43min.
Credit Hours Per Calendar Day: 4hrs 58min.
Domestic Sit Time: 2 hours. 29% 2.5 hours. 21.4% 3 hours. 9%

Number of Leg Distribution:

1 Leg – 20%
2 Legs – 46.6%
3 Legs – 33.2%
4 Legs – 0.1%

Domestic Duty Distribution:

Duty length is calculated including sign-in and release time:
3 to 4 hours on duty: 4.6%
4 to 5 hours on duty: 10.6%
5 to 6 hours: 4.9%
6 to 7 hours: 3.5%
7 to 8 hours: 10.4%
8 to 9 hours: 15.8%
9 to 10 hours:13.9%
10 to 11 hours: 13.8%
11 to 12 hours: 10.5%
Greater than 12 hours: 11.4%

Domestic Block Distribution:

3 hours or less: 11.2%
3 to 4 hours: 16.3%
4 to 5 hours: 15.4%
5 to 6 hours: 17.1%
6 to 7 hours: 18.4%
7 to 8 hours: 13%
8 to 9 hours: 8.5%

NIPD Percentage of Sequences:

3FA Solution:

  • 1D—5.2%
  • 2D—14.2%
  • 3D—68.7%
  • 4D—12%

4FA Solution:

  • 1D—24.7%
  • 2D—41.8%
  • 3D—27.7%
  • 4D—5.8%

NIPD Overnight Rest Distribution:

Overnight Rest Less Than 11 Hours: 15.8%
Overnight Rest Greater Than 12 Hours: 77%
Overnight Rest Greater Than 24 Hours: 10%

NIPD FA Productivity:

Scheduled Block Hours per Calendar Day: 5hrs 30min.
Credit Hours Per Duty Period: 5hrs 59min.
Credit Hours Per Calendar Day: 5hrs. 35min.

NIPD Sit Time:

2 hours 16.7%
2.5 hours 9.3%
3 hours. 0.4%

Number of Leg Distribution:

1Leg. 28.8%
2 Legs. 27.8%
3Legs. 43.5%

NIPD Duty Distribution:

Duty length is calculated including sign-in and release time.
3 to 4 hours of duty: 5.8%
4 to 5 hours: 15.2%
5 to 6 hours: 4.7%
6 to 7 hours: 3.2%
7 to 8 hours: 9.6%
8 to 9 hours: 11.2%
9 to 10 hours: 7.9%
10 to 11 hours: 5.9%
11 to 12 hours: 8.1%
Greater than 12 hours: 28.3%

NIPD Block Distribution:

3 hours or less: 12.1%
3 to 4 hours: 15.7%
4 to 5 hours: 8.6%
5 to 6 hours: 15.5%
6 to 7 hours: 9.9%
7 to 8 hours: 13.6%
8 to 9 hours: 23.7%
Greater than 9 hours: 0.8%

DFW Combined Operation Percentage of Sequences – All equipment, All positions:

  • 1D—20.4%
  • 2D—35%
  • 3D—37.3%
  • 4D—7.2%

Important Timelines:

  • PBS opens noon DFW time 10MAY
  • Bids close at noon DFW time on 15-MAY
  • PBS awards visible at noon DFW time on 18MAY
  • PBS bid awards final at noon DFW time 20MAY
  • TTS opens/starts queuing for JUN transactions noon DFW time 20MAY
  • First TTS run for JUN is 21MAY 2300 DFW time
  • ETB for JUN opens 0400 22MAY
  • Golden Day/Flex Day opens 1800 DFW time on 20MAY and closes on 27MAY noon DFW time.

Vacation Timelines:

  • 05/01—VC Monthly Rebid Open (monthly rebid awards are for two or more months out)
  • 05/10—VC Monthly Rebid Close
  • 05/11—VC Monthly Rebid Awarded
  • 05/11—VC Filler Days Open (only for two months out)
  • 05/20—Filler Days Close
  • 05/21—Filler Days Awarded

As a reminder, DFW has a designated email address for allocation/manning questions and concerns.

Please email dfwbidsheet@apfa.org.

In Unity,

Michael Truan
DFW Base President
prdfw@apfa.org
214-517-0120 cell

Amber De Roxtra
DFW Base Vice-President
vpdfw@apfa.org
682-422-7179 cell

DFW Allocations Committee
dfwbidsheet@apfa.org

1004 West Euless Boulevard
Euless, Texas 76040

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