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7.05.19 – DFW Base Brief

Friday, July 5, 2019

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August 2019 Manning/Allocations Information

Manning Information

6208 Headcount for August. Decrease of 17 from July. Increase of 573 year
over year

5835 Available Headcount at DFW. Decrease of 29 from July, Increase of
486 year over year

4686 Bid jobs are planned. Increase of 29 bid jobs from July, increase of
346 year over year

1149 (19.7%) DFW Flight Attendants planned to serve reserve in August.
System reserve average is 20%

Limited VLOA may be available for DFW in August. VLOA opens on 03JUL
and close noon DFW time on 07JUL

Projected Target Line average for DFW 81.9 hours

System Projected Line average 81.3 hours

Allocations Information

August Schedule Highlights

Schedule Change Dates—Tuesday, August 20
Scheduling Adjustment Begin for Labor Day—Monday, September 2

DFW Concerns

Sit/connect times remain high for August. We understand your frustration with the 80-minute minimum connect times on many pairings. All bases have voiced their concern and opposition to the increased sit/connect times and the impact on Flight Attendant sequences. We are hopeful the departments that are working on creating a dependable aircraft plan will find a solution quickly.

We have asked Allocations to adjust programming to eliminate sit time on turns in hub cities. SFO, BOS, PHL and LAX are just a few examples where Flight Attendants are having to sit unnecessarily. The base continues to address the lack of two and three day commutable trips, quality of sequences, loss of high value flying and inadequate layover rest on specific sequences. We will continue to advocate every month for pairing improvements for DFW.

Important Timelines

7/10—PBS opens 1200 DFW time
7/15—PBS closes 1200 DFW time
7/18—PBS awards visible 1200 DFW time
7/20—PBS bid awards final 1200 DFW time
7/20—TTS opens/starts queuing for AUG transactions 1200 DFW time
7/20—Golden/Flex Days open 1800 DFW time
7/21—First TTS run 2300 DFW Time
7/22—ETB opens 0400 DFW Time
7/27—GD/FD closes 1200 DFW time

Vacation Timelines

07/01—VC Monthly Rebid Open (monthly rebid awards are for two months out)
07/10—VC Monthly Rebid Close
07/11—VC Monthly Rebid Awarded
07/11—VC Filler Days Open (only for two months out)
07/20—Filler Days Close
07/21—Filler Days Awarded

Domestic Percentage of Sequences

3FA Solution:

1D—7.9%
2D—45.7%
3D—41.4%
4D—5%

4FA Solution:

1D—28.7%
2D—50.3%
3D—19.2%
4D—1.8%Domestic Overnight Rest DistributionOvernight Rest 10-10:30 hrs: 11.9%
Overnight Rest 10:30-11 hrs: 7.5%
Overnight Rest 11-12 hrs: 12%
Overnight Rest 12-14 hrs: 20%
Overnight Rest 14-16 hrs: 17.4%
Overnight Rest 16-24 hrs: 27.5%
Overnight Rest 24-34 hrs: 3.6%

Domestic FA Productivity

Scheduled Block Hours per Calendar Day: 4 hours 48 minutes
Credit Hours per Calendar Day: 5 hours 06 minutes
Credit Hours Per Duty Period: 5 hours 44 minutes

Domestic Sit Time

2 Hours: 29.2%
2.5 Hours: 20.2%
3 Hours: 7.1%

Number of Legs Distribution

1 Leg— 21.7%
2 Legs— 45.1%
3 Legs— 33.2%

Domestic Duty Distribution

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

3 to 4 hours of duty: 4%
4 to 5 hours of duty: 12.2%
5 to 6 hours of duty: 5.2%
6 to 7 hours of duty: 2.9%
7 to 8 hours of duty: 11.5%
8 to 9 hours of duty: 16%

9 to 10 hours of duty: 13.4%
10 to 11 hours of duty: 12%
11 to 12 hours of duty: 10%
Greater than 12 hours: 12%

Domestic Block Distribution

3 hours or less: 11.2%
3 to 4 hours: 15.6%
4 to 5 hours: 15.9%
5 to 6 hours: 16.8%
6 to 7 hours: 16.7%
7 to 8 hours: 13.3%
8 to 9 hours: 10.5%

NIPD Percentage of Sequences

3FA Solution:

1D—5.2%
2D—11.9%
3D—71.6%
4D—11.2%

4FA Solution:

1D—25.6%
2D—34.6%
3D—34.6%
4D—5.1%

NIPD Overnight Rest Distribution

Overnight Rest 10-10:30 hrs: 13%
Overnight Rest 10:30-11 hrs: 7%
Overnight Rest 11-12 hrs: 7.4%
Overnight Rest 12-14 hrs: 9%
Overnight Rest 14-16 hrs: 20.8%
Overnight Rest 16-24 hrs: 36.4%
Overnight Rest 24-34 hrs: 6.5%

NIPD FA Productivity

Scheduled Block Hours Per Calendar Day: 5 hours 25 minutes
Credit Hours Per Calendar Day: 5 hours 31 minutes
Credit Hours Per Duty Period: 5 hours 48 minutesNIPD Sit Time2 Hours: 20.6%
2.5 Hours: 10.6%
3 Hours: 2%

Number of Leg Distribution

1 Leg—29.4%
2 Legs—31.5%
3 Legs—39%

NIPD Duty Distribution

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

3 to 4 hours: 2.6%
4 to 5 hours: 18.5%
5 to 6 hours: 4.6%
6 to 7 hours: 4.3%
7 to 8 hours: 9.9%
8 to 9 hours: 14.1%
9 to 10 hours: 8.8%
10 to 11 hours: 4.5%
11 to 12 hours: 5.6%
Greater than 12 hours: 27%

NIPD Block Distribution

3 hours or less: 12.3%
3 to 4 hours: 14.9%
4 to 5 hours: 10.9%
5 to 6 hours: 22%
6 to 7 hours: 7.7%
7 to 8 hours: 9.8%
8 to 9 hours: 21.8%
Greater than 9 hours: 0.4%

DFW Combined Operation Percentage of Sequences

All sequences all positions
1D—20%
2D—33.4%
3D—39.6%
4D—7%

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

In Unity,


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


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

 

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