10.07.19 – DFW Allocations Brief Nov

Monday, October 7, 2019

DFW November 2019 Manning/Allocations Information

6151 Headcount for November Decrease of 13 from October, Increase of 492 year over year.

5699 Available Headcount at DFW. Increase of 12 from October, Increase of 486 year over year.

4844 Bid jobs are planned. Increase of 168 bid jobs from October, Increase of 557 year over year.

855 (14.8%) Flight Attendants are planned to serve reserve in November. This is a significant decrease in reserves from NOV 2018 when we had 1015 Flight Attendants serve reserve.

System reserve average is 15.1% a decrease of 3.3% (18.4%) from NOV 2018.

VLOA’s (bid leaves) will be available for November. Information and ballots can be found on Crew Portal or Crew Resources. VLOA ballots open at noon DFW time on 03OCT and close noon DFW time on 07OCT. All Flight Attendants interested in taking a VLOA should submit a ballot.

Projected Target Line average for DFW 79.6 hours.

System Projected Line average is 79.3 hours.

ALLOCATIONS INFORMATION

November Schedule Highlights
Schedule Change Dates—Sunday, November 03 and Thursday, November 21

November 03—End of US Daylight Savings Time, clocks fall back one hour except in Hawaii and Arizona.

Flex Flying Bank for DFW—Sunday, December 01

DFW Concerns: November has two schedule changes, the first schedule change on November 03 incorporates the end of daylight savings time the second schedule change on November 21 introduces the Thanksgiving holiday schedule changes. The company ramps-down flying prior to Thanksgiving and then ramps-up the operation after the holiday. Due to these operational changes many flights do not operate routinely and in some cases do not operate at all. Several pairings will have longer layovers to accommodate holiday and operational changes. DFW will have one Flex Bank on Sunday, December 01. A flex bank is a late-night bank of departures. We continue to voice our concern regarding pairings with long duty days and short layovers, lack of commutable two- and three-day trips, excessive sit/connect times and four-day trips (too many). Examples of undesirable pairings were sent to Allocations for modifications.

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

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

Domestic Percentage of Sequences
3FA Solution:
1D—11%
2D—46.6%
3D—28%
4D—14.4%

4FA Solution:
1D—32.4%
2D—42.5%
3D—21.6%
4D—3.4%

Domestic Overnight Rest Distribution
Overnight Rest 10-10:30 hrs: 9%
Overnight Rest 10:30-11hrs: 8.5%
Overnight Rest 11-12 hrs: 15.3%
Overnight Rest 12-14 hrs: 18%
Overnight Rest 14-16 hrs: 20.2%
Overnight Rest 16-24 hrs: 26%
Overnight Rest 24-34 hrs: 2.8%

Domestic FA Productivity
Scheduled Block Hours per Calendar Day: 4:57 hrs
Credit Hours per Calendar Day: 5:14 hrs
Credit Hours Per Duty Period: 5:38 hrs

Domestic Sit Time
2 Hours: 24.2%
2.5 Hours: 15.6%
3 Hours: 3.2%

Number of Legs Distribution
1 Leg— 24.6%
2 Legs— 43%
3 Legs— 32%
4 Legs—0.3%

Domestic Duty Distribution
Duty length is calculated including sign-in and release time.
3 to 4 hours of duty: 3%
4 to 5 hours of duty: 14.8%
5 to 6 hours of duty: 6.7%
6 to 7 hours of duty: 3.3%
7 to 8 hours of duty: 13.7%
8 to 9 hours of duty: 15.6%
9 to 10 hours of duty: 12.5%
10 to 11 hours of duty: 10.6%
11 to 12 hours of duty: 9.3%
Greater than 12 hours: 10%

Domestic Block Distribution 3 hours or less: 8%
3 to 4 hours: 19.9%
4 to 5 hours: 15.5%
5 to 6 hours: 19.4%
6 to 7 hours: 15.4%
7 to 8 hours: 12.1%
8 to 9 hours: 9.7%

NIPD Percentage of Sequences
3FA Solution:
1D—0.7%
2D—26.7%
3D—48.6%
4D—24%

4FA Solution:
1D—18%
2D—30%
3D—44%
4D—7.9%

NIPD Overnight Rest Distribution
Overnight Rest 10-10:30 hrs: 7%
Overnight Rest 10:30-11 hrs: 9%
Overnight Rest 11-12 hrs: 7.3%
Overnight Rest 12-14 hrs: 9.4%
Overnight Rest 14-16 hrs: 22%
Overnight Rest 16-24 hrs: 42.8%
Overnight Rest 24-34 hrs: 2.6%

NIPD FA Productivity
Scheduled Block Hours Per Calendar Day: 5:21 hrs
Credit Hours Per Calendar Day: 5:31 hrs
Credit Hours Per Duty Period: 5:48 hrs

NIPD Sit Time
2 Hours: 25.6%
2.5 Hours: 12%
3 Hours: 0%

Number of Leg Distribution
1 Leg—27.2%
2 Legs—34%
3 Legs—38.8%

NIPD Duty Distribution
Duty length is calculated including sign-in and release time.
3 to 4 hours: 2.5%
4 to 5 hours: 12.4%
5 to 6 hours: 5.3%
6 to 7 hours: 6.6%
7 to 8 hours: 10%
8 to 9 hours: 15.8%
9 to 10 hours: 11.6%
10 to 11 hours: 9.2%
11 to 12 hours: 9.9%
Greater than 12 hours: 16.2%

NIPD Block Distribution
3 hours or less: 8.6%
3 to 4 hours: 12%
4 to 5 hours: 13.6%
5 to 6 hours: 26.8%
6 to 7 hours: 10.6%
7 to 8 hours: 15%
8 to 9 hours: 12.7%
Greater than 9 hours: 0.6%

DFW Combined Operation Percentage of Sequences
All sequences all positions
1D—25%
2D—31%
3D—33.2%
4D—10.4%
5D—0.2%
6D—0.2%
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

1004 West Euless Boulevard
Euless, Texas 76040

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