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9.06.19 – DFW Allocations Manning – Base Brief

Friday, September 6, 2019

October 2019 Manning/Allocations Information

MANNING INFORMATION

6164 Headcount for October Decrease of 17 from September, increase of 562 year over year.

5687 Available Headcount at DFW. Increase of 16 from September, increase of 328 year over year.

4676 Bid jobs are planned. Loss of 50 bid jobs from September, increase of 272 year over year.

1011 (17.5%) Flight Attendants are planned to serve reserve in September. System reserve average is 16.8%.

74 VLOA (bid leaves) are planned for DFW in October. VLOA’s opens noon DFW time on 03SEP and close noon DFW time on 07SEP. 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 82 hours.

System Projected Line average is 80.3 hours.

ALLOCATIONS INFORMATION

October Schedule Highlights:

Schedule Change Date—Thursday, October 03
IATA Winter Season Scheduling commences—Sunday, October 27
ABQ International Balloon Fiesta—October 06 to October 14

DFW Concerns
Each month Crew Allocations sends us pairings for the next months schedule. We review the pairings and identify sequences that need improvement. We send the sequence information to crew allocations for adjustments. The goal is to have these pairings modified before they are presented to the base. Sometimes these difficult trips are adjusted, many times they are not. Our objective in bringing attention to undesirable parings and providing feedback to crew allocations is to facilitate optimizer programming changes. October domestic and NIPD flying did not see much improvement month over month. For October, we sent pairings with excessive sit time (especially on the last day of the trip), pairings built to maximum legalities, pairings with multiple short layovers that currently meet optimizer programming guidelines that are problematic and parings with all-niter flying and day layovers. We continue to advocate for high time turns, high time two-day trips and commutable trips. October is the last month for most of our summer seasonal flying. Paris and Madrid’s evening departure will continue to operate on specific days of the week. Paris (Flt.22) operates on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Madrid (Flt.156) on Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday.

Important Timelines
09/01 –  TBS Bidding Opens 1200 DFW Time
09/06 –  TBS Bidding Closes 1200 DFW Time
09/10 – PBS opens 1200 DFW time
09/15 – PBS bids close 1200 DFW time
09/18 – PBS awards visible 1200 DFW time
09/20 – PBS bid awards final 1200 DFW time
09/20 – TTS opens/starts queuing for OCT transactions 1200 DFW time
09/20 – Golden/Flex Days open 1800 DFW time
09/21 – First TTS run 2300 HBT
09/22 – ETB opens 0400 HBT
09/27 – GD/FD closes 1200 DFW time

Vacation Timelines
09/01 – VC Monthly Rebid Open (monthly rebid awards are for two or months out)
09/10 – VC Monthly Rebid Close
09/11 – VC Monthly Rebid Awarded
09/11 – VC Filler Days Open (only for two months out)
09/20 – Filler Days Close
09/21 – Filler Days Awarded

Domestic Percentage of Sequences
3FA Solution:
1D – 15.7%
2D – 46.9%
3D – 28.5%
4D – 8.8%

4FA Solution:
1D – 32.7%
2D – 44.5%
3D – 20.4%
4D – 2.4%

Domestic Overnight Rest Distribution:
Overnight Rest 10-10:30 hours: 7%
Overnight Rest 10:30-11hours: 9.2%
Overnight Rest 11-12 hours: 16.2%
Overnight Rest 12-14 hours: 17%
Overnight Rest 14-16 hours: 19.7%
Overnight Rest 16-24 hours: 30.2%
Overnight Rest 24-34 hours: 0.6%

Domestic FA Productivity
Credit Hours per Calendar Day: 5:13 hrs.
Scheduled Block Hours per Calendar Day: 4:56 hrs.
Credit Hours Per Duty Period: 5:35 hrs.

Domestic Sit Time
2 Hours: 26.6%
2.5 Hours: 16.6%
3 Hours: 3.5%

Number of Legs Distribution
1 Leg – 23.4%
2 Legs – 45%
3 Legs – 31.3%
4 Legs – 0.3%

Domestic Duty Distribution
Duty length is calculated including sign-in and release time:
3 to 4 hours of duty: 3.9%
4 to 5 hours of duty: 13.4%
5 to 6 hours of duty: 6.5%
6 to 7 hours of duty: 3.1%
7 to 8 hours of duty: 14.9%
8 to 9 hours of duty: 14.4%
9 to 10 hours of duty: 13.7%
10 to 11 hours of duty: 11.1%
11 to 12 hours of duty: 9.8%
Greater than 12 hours: 8.5%

Domestic Block Distribution
3 hours or less: 10.8%
3 to 4 hours: 15.1%
4 to 5 hours: 15.4%
5 to 6 hours: 23%
6 to 7 hours: 15.7%
7 to 8 hours: 13%
8 to 9 hours: 6.9%

NIPD Percentage of Sequences
3FA Solution:
1D – 0.0%
2D – 3.8%
3D – 45.2%
4D – 51%

4FA Solution:
1D – 26.2%
2D – 26.6%
3D – 36%
4D – 11.2%

NIPD Overnight Rest Distribution
Overnight Rest 10-10:30 hours: 13%
Overnight Rest 10:30-11 hours: 2.5%
Overnight Rest 11-12 hours: 11.6%
Overnight Rest 12-13 hours: 11.4%
Overnight Rest 14-16 hours: 21.3%
Overnight Rest 16-24 hours: 39%
Overnight Rest 24-34 hours: 1.2%

NIPD FA Productivity
Credit Hours Per Calendar Day: 5:27 hrs.
Scheduled Block Hours per Calendar Day: 5:19 hrs.
Credit Hours Per Duty Period: 5:38 hrs.

NIPD Sit Time
2 Hours: 21.4%
2.5 Hours: 13.2%
3 Hours: 1.3%

Number of Leg Distribution
1 Leg – 26.3%
2 Legs – 36.4%
3 Legs – 37.3%

NIPD Duty Distribution
Duty length is calculated including sign-in and release time.
3 to 4 hours: 2.7%
4 to 5 hours: 12.1%
5 to 6 hours: 5.2%
6 to 7 hours: 7.8%
7 to 8 hours: 11%
8 to 9 hours: 21.7%
9 to 10 hours: 6.5%
10 to 11 hours: 7.4%
11 to 12 hours: 8.6%
Greater than 12 hours: 16.4%

NIPD Block Distribution
3 hours or less: 10.9%
3 to 4 hours: 12.5%
4 to 5 hours: 12.4%
5 to 6 hours: 30.4%
6 to 7 hours: 10.8%
7 to 8 hours: 10.5%
8 to 9 hours: 12.4%
Greater than 9 hours: 0.1%

DFW Combined Operation Percentage of Sequences
All equipment all positions:
1D – 23.2%
2D – 31.2%
3D – 36.9%
4D – 8.4%
5D – 0.2%

If you have any questions, we have a designated email for Allocations and Manning. Please email your questions and concerns to dfwbidsheet@apfa.org

In Unity,


Michael Truan
APFA DFW Base President
214-517-0120 cell


Amber De Roxtra
APFA DFW Base Vice-President
682-422-7179 cell

DFW Allocations/Manning Committee
dfwbidsheet@apfa.org

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Euless, Texas 76040

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