6.05.19 – DFW July 2019 Allocations & Manning Call

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

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July 2019 Allocations/Manning Call

Manning Information

  • 6225 Headcount for July. Increase of 90 from June. Increase of 586 year over year.
  • 5864 Available Headcount at DFW. Increase of 125 from June. Increase of 446 year over year.
  • 4657 Bid jobs are planned. Loss of 8 bid jobs from June. Increase of 291 jobs year over year.
  • 1207 (20.6%) Flight Attendants are planned to serve reserve in July.
  • Limited VLOA’s may be awarded for DFW
  • VLOA opened 03JUN and closes noon DFW time on 07JUN
  • DFW will receive new hire Fight Attendants graduating in 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.
  • Projected Target line average for DFW 81.3 hours
  • System Projected line average 81.3 hours

 

Allocations Information

July Schedule Highlights
Schedule Change Date— Sunday, July 7
Fourth of July Holiday Adjustments—01JUL—06JUL

Special flying/events
Scout World Jamboree— 22JUL—02AUG
DFW Concerns

Sit/Connect times remain higher than normal. Optimizer programming maintains the 80-minute minimum connect time on most domestic flights. As a result, long connections (sit time) continue for many pairings. Crews may experience longer than normal connect times when they are connecting through hub cities. The company has implemented these changes due to aircraft reliability on day of operation. Extensive sit/connect times often result in longer duty days and shorter layovers with little to no financial gain. We will continue to voice our concerns and advocate for change.

High time turns continue to dissipate. We emphasize the desirability of these trips to the company monthly. High time turns are productive and allow both senior and junior Flight Attendants the opportunity to accumulate hours quickly. We have asked for improvements in quantity and quality for all turns at the base.

Due to the high number of ODANS built system wide in June, Allocations adjusted optimizer programming. The result is fewer ODANS at DFW for July.

We asked for a slight tweak in programming to increase ODANS for the base. Many Flight Attendants enjoy the flexibility these trips provide.

The base continues to address the lack of commutable two and three day trips with the Allocations Department. Four-day trips continue to be built with specific commutable parameters.

Important Timelines

6/10—PBS opens 1200 DFW time
6/15—PBS bids close 1200 DFW time
6/18—PBS awards visible 1200 DFW time
6/20— PBS bid awards final 1200 DFW time
6/20—TTS opens/starts queuing for JUL transactions 1200 DFW time
6/20—Golden Day/Flex Day opens 1800 DFW time
6/21—First TTS run 2300 HBT
6/22—ETB Open 0400 HBT
6/27—GD/FD Closes 1200 DFW time

Vacation Timelines

06/01—VC Monthly Rebid Open (monthly rebid awards are for two or more months out)
06/10—VC Monthly Rebid Closes
06/11—VC Monthly Rebid Awarded
06/11—VC Filler Days Open (only for two months out)
06/20—Filler Days Close
06/21—Filler Days Awarded
All times are 1200 DFW time

Domestic Percentage of Sequences
3FA Solution:
1D—5%
2D—44.3%
3D—45.6%
4D—5.1%

4FA Solution:
1D—25.9%
2D—50%
3D—21.5%
4D—2.6%

Domestic Overnight Rest Distribution
Overnight Rest Less Than 11 Hours: 18.6%
Overnight Rest Greater Than 12 Hours: 66.3%
Overnight Rest Greater Than 24 Hours: 2.5%

Domestic FA Productivity
Scheduled Block Hours per Calendar Day: 4hrs 57min.
Credit Hours Per Duty Period: 5hrs 42min
Credit Hours Per Calendar Day: 5hrs 09min
Domestic Sit Time: 2 hours. 28.6% 2.5 hours. 18.8% 3 hours. 5.1%
Number of Leg Distribution: 1 Leg. 22.4% 2 Legs. 43.8% 3 Legs. 33.8%

Domestic Duty Distribution
Duty length is calculated including sign-in and release time:
3 to 4 hours on duty: 2.7%
4 to 5 hours on duty: 13.5%
5 to 6 hours: 6.3%
6 to 7 hours: 2.9%
7 to 8 hours: 11.8%
8 to 9 hours: 16.4%
9 to 10 hours:13.2%
10 to 11 hours: 11.6%
11 to 12 hours: 9.9%
Greater than 12 hours: 11.3%

Domestic Block Distribution:
3 hours or less: 8.8%
3 to 4 hours: 15.3%
4 to 5 hours: 17.6%
5 to 6 hours: 18%
6 to 7 hours: 16.3%
7 to 8 hours: 13%
8 to 9 hours: 11%

NIPD Percentage of Sequences
3FA Solution:
1D—7.8%
2D—7.8%
3D—65%
4D—19.4%

4FA Solution:
1D—22.3%
2D—39%
3D—31%
4D—7.7%

NIPD Overnight Rest Distribution
Overnight Rest Less Than 11 Hours: 18.3%
Overnight Rest Greater Than 12 Hours: 75.7%
Overnight Rest Greater Than 24 Hours: 3.7%

NIPD FA Productivity
Scheduled Block Hours per Calendar Day: 5hrs 34min.
Credit Hours Per Duty Period: 5hrs 51min.
Credit Hours Per Calendar Day: 5hrs. 38min.
NIPD Sit Time

2 hours – 19.8%
2.5 hours – 10.8%
3 hours – 2.1%

Number of Leg Distribution
1 Leg 30.3%
2 Legs 30.3%
3 Legs 39.4%

NIPD Duty Distribution:
Duty length is calculated including sign-in and release time.

3 to 4 hours of duty: 4.8%
4 to 5 hours: 16.6%
5 to 6 hours: 4.7%
6 to 7 hours: 4.4%
7 to 8 hours: 10.7%
8 to 9 hours: 11.6%
9 to 10 hours: 6.4%
10 to 11 hours: 6.5%
11 to 12 hours: 6%
Greater than 12 hours: 28.3%

NIPD Block Distribution:
3 hours or less: 11.8%
3 to 4 hours: 15.3%
4 to 5 hours: 12.2%
5 to 6 hours: 17.8%
6 to 7 hours: 7.6%
7 to 8 hours: 11.4%
8 to 9 hours: 23.3%
Greater than 9 hours: 0.6%

DFW Combined Operation Percentage of Sequences
All equipment, all positions:
1D—17.8%
2D—32.0%
3D—42.4%
4D—7.8%

As a reminder, DFW has a designated email address for allocation/manning
questions and concerns. Please email dfwbidsheet@apfa.org.

In Unity,


Michael Truan                         Amber De Roxtra
DFW Base President              DFW Base Vice President
prdfw@apfa.org                      vpdfw@apfa.org
214-517-0120                           682-422-7179

DFW Allocations Committee
dfwbidsheet@apfa.org

1004 West Euless Boulevard
Euless, Texas 76040

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