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9.06.19 – ORD Base Brief Allocations

Friday, September 6, 2019

Hello ORD!

Hope everyone had an enjoyable summer.  We would like to give a warm welcome to all FAs new to ORD, happy to have you here!  Please remember when contacting us, always include your employee number and let us know if you have contacted another rep or HDQ.   This helps us to not duplicate work.  ORD reps are available by phone, text and email.  “Live Chat” on the APFA website is another after hours/weekend resource for assistance.

The monthly allocation meeting was this past week.  Most of the data we receive is available to you on the Crew Portal Bidding Dashboard and in the Bid packet.  We will continue to share these numbers and any pertinent information from the call.

OCT BIDS OPEN 10th (noon DFW time) BIDS CLOSE 15th (noon DFW time)
FBRC Support 800-327-0117 option #, then 7
800-872-7456 option2, then 5

APFA PBS MIS-AWARD Form is available on the APFA website/homepage Click here for PBS Miss-award Report Form

SAVE THE DATE:  ORD Retirement Seminar OCT 9, K19 Conference Room 1000-1400

Call Highlights:

— Schedule change OCT 3

— 787 DFW turn goes away after the schedule change and comes back at the end of the month, the 2day remains.  We stressed the base’s desire for 787 domestic flying is especially when the seasonal IPD trips start to go away and requested a review for NOV

— 737 MAX is not built into OCT schedules

— We’re still working with crew resources to get the right mix of ODAN flying.  There is a decrease in OCT.  The company is still working to reduce long sit times on sequences.  Since ODANs technically have long sits, the computer programming is struggling to build a better volume of ODANs and reduce long sits on other sequences.

— Please continue to share your feedback on the pairings.


Lineholder                       1845
Reserves                           342
Leaves                               55
Line Average                    78.5
OCT hours ORD                125268
OCT hours MSP               721

Early Boarding:  As a reminder, Sections 11.M and 14.F of the JCBA specifically state when Flight Attendants will be required to be onboard the aircraft ready to receive passengers.   Document  all violations.  The data will be used to support the Presidential Grievance.

System Issues: Please continue to use the Scheduling System Issues Report Form on the APFA website to report TTS/ETB/ROTA issues.  Our team continues to work for resolutions to violations and program fixes.   Click Here for Scheduling Systems Issue Report Form

Uniforms:  The APFA continues to document uniform reaction issues. Click Here for Uniform Reaction Form

As always, we remain available for questions.

Susan Wroble
ORD Base President APFA

Dray Howard
ORD Base Vice President APFA

1004 West Euless Boulevard
Euless, Texas 76040

Phone: (817) 540-0108
Fax: (817) 540-2077


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