08.06.19 – DFW Base Brief August 2019

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

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September 2019 Manning/Allocations Information

MANNING INFORMATION

6181 Headcount for September. Decrease 27 from August. Increase of 558 year over year.

5671 Available Headcount at DFW. Decrease of 164 from August. Increase of 387 year over year.

4726 Bid jobs are planned. Increase of 40 bid jobs from August. Increase of 237 year over year.

945 (16.3%) Flight Attendants are planned to serve reserve in September. System reserve average is 16.5%.

141 VLOA (bid leaves) are planned for DFW in September. VLOA’s open noon DFW time on 03AUG and close noon DFW time on 07AUG. Information and ballots for VLOA’s can be found on Crew Portal or Crew Resources. All Flight Attendants interested in taking a VLOA should submit a ballot.

Projected Target Line average for DFW 81.9 hours.

System Projected line average 80.8 hours.

 

ALLOCATIONS INFORMATION

September Schedule Highlights:

Schedule Change Dates—Wednesday, September 04
Scheduling Adjustments for Labor Day—Monday, September 2
Super 80 Retirement—Wednesday, September 4

 

DFW Concerns

The Allocations department adjusted optimizer programing for September to address the extended sit/connect times that have been built into the schedule since April. DFW did see some modest improvements (decrease of 2.5% sit/connect times overall) but additional modifications need to be implemented. The base voiced it’s concerns with the quality and variety of sequences. Primary complaints consisted of excessive sit/connect time on last day of pairing, two sit/connect times in one duty period, trips with excessive legs and lack of commutable trips. Specific examples were provided for improvement. High time turns, ODANS and NIPD pairings have been impacted by the software adjustments and the loss of seasonal flying in some markets. Layover rest (less than 10:30 hrs.) have been cut in half to 6% of all parings for September.

Flight Attendants who fly London will be surprised to see network planning has switched some LHR flight numbers. If you bid London check your sign-in and departure time.

 

Important Timelines

08/1 – TBS Bidding Opens 1200 DFW Time
08/6 – TBS Bidding Closes 1200 DFW Time
08/10—PBS opens 1200 DFW time
08/15—PBS closes 1200 DFW time
08/18—PBS awards visible 1200 DFW time
08/20—PBS bid awards final 1200 DFW time
08/20—TTS opens/starts queuing for SEP transactions 1200 DFW time
08/20—Golden/Flex Days open 1800 DFW time
08/21—First TTS run 2300 HBT
08/22—ETB opens 0400 HBT
08/27—GD/FD closes 1200 DFW time

 

Vacation Timelines

08/01—VC Monthly Rebid Open (monthly rebid awards are for two months out)
08/10—VC Monthly Rebid Close
08/11—VC Monthly Rebid Awarded
08/11—VC Filler Days Open (only for two months out)
08/20—Filler Days Close
08/21—Filler Days Awarded

 

Domestic Percentage of Sequences

3FA Solution:

1D—7.3%
2D—49%
3D—34%
4D—9.7%

4FA Solution:

1D—30.4%
2D—45.2%
3D—21.2%
4D—3.2%

 

Domestic Overnight Rest Distribution

Overnight Rest 10-10:30 hours: 6.2%
Overnight Rest 10:30-11 hours: 7.5%
Overnight Rest 11-12 hours: 16.2%
Overnight Rest 12-14 hours: 18.3%
Overnight Rest 14-16 hours: 19.4%
Overnight Rest 16-24 hours: 31.6%
Overnight Rest 24-34 hours: 0.8%

 

Domestic FA Productivity
Scheduled Block Hours per Calendar Day: 4:58 hrs.
Credit Hours per Calendar Day: 5:14 hrs.
Credit Hours Per Duty Period: 5:38 hrs.

 

Domestic Sit Time

2 Hours: 26.2%
2.5 Hours: 16.5%
3 Hours: 4.6%

 

Number of Legs Distribution

1 Leg— 23.5%
2 Legs— 43.4%
3 Legs— 33%

 

Domestic Duty Distribution

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

3 to 4 hours of duty: 4.2%
4 to 5 hours of duty: 13.7%
5 to 6 hours of duty: 5.1%
6 to 7 hours of duty: 3.9%
7 to 8 hours of duty: 13.9%
8 to 9 hours of duty: 14.5%
9 to 10 hours of duty: 11.6%
10 to 11 hours of duty: 12.4%
11 to 12 hours of duty: 10.2%
Greater than 12 hours: 9.9%

Domestic Block Distribution

3 hours or less: 10.9%
3 to 4 hours: 16.5%
4 to 5 hours: 12.2%
5 to 6 hours: 21.6%
6 to 7 hours: 17%
7 to 8 hours: 14.7%
8 to 9 hours: 7%

NIPD Percentage of Sequences 

3FA Solution:

1D—0.8%
2D—6.7%
3D—69.2%
4D—23.3%

4FA Solution:

1D—31.5%
2D—24.5%
3D—34.6%
4D—9.4%

 

NIPD Overnight Rest Distribution

Overnight Rest 10-10:30 hours: 5.3%
Overnight Rest 10:30-11 hours: 5.9%
Overnight Rest 11-12 hours: 12.9%
Overnight Rest 12-14 hours: 16%
Overnight Rest 14-16 hours: 17.8%
Overnight Rest 16-24 hours: 38.6%
Overnight Rest 24-34 hours: 3.3%

 

NIPD FA Productivity

Scheduled Block Hours Per Calendar Day: 5:22 hrs.
Credit Hours Per Calendar Day: 5:31 hrs.
Credit Hours Per Duty Period: 5:46 hrs.

 

NIPD Sit Time

2 Hours: 21%
2.5 Hours: 14.8%
3 Hours: 1%

Number of Leg Distribution

1 Leg—23.6%
2 Legs—37.1%
3 Legs—39.3%

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

3 to 4 hours: 4%
4 to 5 hours: 11.4%
5 to 6 hours: 3.3%
6 to 7 hours: 3.7%
7 to 8 hours: 13%
8 to 9 hours: 21.4%
9 to 10 hours: 6%
10 to 11 hours: 11.6%
11 to 12 hours: 9%
Greater than 12 hours: 15.7%

NIPD Block Distribution

3 hours or less: 10.8%
3 to 4 hours: 10.2%
4 to 5 hours: 8.8%
5 to 6 hours: 31.6%
6 to 7 hours: 15.7%
7 to 8 hours: 10%
8 to 9 hours: 12.7%
Greater than 9 hours: 0.2%

DFW Combined Operation Percentage of Sequences

All sequences all positions

1D—21.5%
2D—29.6%
3D—40.2%
4D—8.7%

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

In Unity,


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


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

dfwbidsheet@apfa.org

 

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