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11.04.19 – DFW December 2019 Manning/Allocations Information

Monday, November 4, 2019

December 2019 Manning/Allocations Information

Manning Information

6134 Headcount for December. Decrease 17 from November Increase of 490 year over year.

5728 Available Headcount at DFW.  Increase of 29 from November increase of 403 year over year.

4484 Bid jobs are planned. Decrease of 360 bid jobs from November, increase of 330 year over year.

1244 (21.6%) Flight Attendants are planned to serve reserve in December. This is an Increase of 73 Flight Attendants from December 2018. System reserve average is 22.9%.

DFW December 2018 Reserve percentage was 22.0%, which is a decrease of 0.4% from last year.

Limited VLOA may be available for DFW in December. VLOA’s opens on 03NOV and closes noon DFW on 07NOV.

Projected Target Line average for DFW 80 hours.
System Projected line average 78.9 hours.

ALLOCATIONS INFORMATION

December Schedule Highlights/Special Flying Events
Schedule Change Dates—Wednesday, December 4 and Wednesday, December 18.
Snowball Express —Saturday, December 7  and Wednesday, December 11.
Hanukkah – Monday December 23
Kwanzaa – Thursday December 26
Christmas—Wednesday, December 25.
New Year’s Eve—Tuesday, December 31.

DFW Concerns

December has two schedule changes, much like November. The second schedule change kicks off the Holiday Schedule.  Many flights return and new destinations operate starting on 18DEC. Due to the increase in flying after the schedule change, some Flight Attendants may have minimal hours the first part of the month and maximum hours at the end of the month.  We encourage all Flight Attendants to stay informed via APFA national hotlines regarding PBS Bidding for December.

The base did see some improvements in pairings for December.  Sit/connect times continue to slowly decline from April highs when the company implemented the 80-minute minimum sit/connect guidelines.  We are pleased to see progress, but continued improvements are needed. NIPD flying has some new destinations and layovers; GYE, UIO and SKB just to name a few.

Long duty days and short layovers continue to be addressed monthly.  Optimizer programming currently builds pairings with the duty day not longer than the prior night’s rest.  Many of the complaints the base receives regarding this issue is the first day of the trip.  Optimizer programming does not recognize the prior night’s rest on trip origination. We continue to provide these sequences to Allocations for modification.  Ongoing concerns discussed include lack of high time turns, increase in four-day trips, commutable trips designated primarily to four-day sequences and all-nighter pairings with day layovers with more than one leg per duty day.

Important Timelines:
11/01—TBS Bidding opens 1200 DFW time
11/06—TBS closes 1200 DFW time
11/10—PBS opens 1200 DFW time
11/15—PBS closes 1200 DFW time
11/18—PBS awards visible 1200 DFW time
11/20—PBS bid awards final 1200 DFW time
11/20—TTS opens/starts queuing for DEC transactions 1200 DFW time
11/20—Golden/Flex Days open 1800 DFW time
11/21—First TTS run 2300 HBT
11/22—ETB opens 0400 HBT
11/27—GD/FD closes 1200 DFW time

Vacation Timelines

11/01—VC Monthly Rebid Open
11/10—VC Monthly Rebid Close
11/11—VC Monthly Rebid Awarded
11/11—VC Filler Days Open
11/20—Filler Days Close
11/21—Filler Days Awarded

Domestic Percentage of Sequences
3FA Solution:
1D—23.5%
2D—39.4%
3D—22.7%
4D—14.4%

4FA Solution:
1D—27.6%
2D—44.6%
3D—26.1%
4D—1.6%

Domestic Overnight Rest Distribution
Overnight Rest 10-10:30 hrs:  9.1%
Overnight Rest 10:30-11 hrs:  10.3%
Overnight Rest 11-12 hrs:  12.9%
Overnight Rest 12-14 hrs:  21.9%
Overnight Rest 14-16 hrs:  18%
Overnight Rest 16-24 hrs:  25.7%
Overnight Rest 24-34 hrs:  2.1%

Domestic FA Productivity
Scheduled Block Hours per Calendar Day:  4:55 hrs
Credit Hours per Calendar Day: 5:12 hrs
Credit Hours Per Duty Period:  5:37 hrs

Domestic Sit Time
2 Hours:  21.4%
2.5 Hours:  7%
3 Hours:  4.2%

Number of Legs Distribution
1 Leg— 27%
2 Legs— 42.7%
3 Legs— 30.1%
4 Legs—0.3%

Domestic Duty Distribution
Duty length is calculated including sign-in and release time.
3 to 4 hours of duty:  2.9%
4 to 5 hours of duty:  15.9%
5 to 6 hours of duty:  7.8%
6 to 7 hours of duty:  3.9%
7 to 8 hours of duty:  11.6%
8 to 9 hours of duty:  14.1%
9 to 10 hours of duty:  12.8%
10 to 11 hours of duty:  11.6%
11 to 12 hours of duty:  9.8%
Greater than 12 hours:  8.9%

Domestic Block Distribution
3 hours or less:  10.3%
3 to 4 hours:  19.8%
4 to 5 hours:  15.1%
5 to 6 hours:  15.9%
6 to 7 hours:  16.5%
7 to 8 hours:  12.3%
8 to 9 hours:  9.9%

NIPD Percentage of Sequences
3FA Solution:
1D—11.8%
2D—  9%
3D—53.5%
4D—25.7%

4FA Solution:
1D—22.6%
2D—24.4%
3D—42.5%
4D—10.5%

NIPD Overnight Rest Distribution
Overnight Rest 10-10:30 hrs:  8.6%
Overnight Rest 10:30-11 hrs:  10.9%
Overnight Rest 11-12 hrs:  8.8%
Overnight Rest 12-14 hrs:  15.9%
Overnight Rest 14-16 hrs:  19.2%
Overnight Rest 16-24 hrs:  34.4%
Overnight Rest 24-34 hrs:  1.6%

NIPD FA Productivity
Scheduled Block Hours Per Calendar Day:  5:16 hrs
Credit Hours Per Calendar Day:  5:26 hrs
Credit Hours Per Duty Period:  5:47 hrs

NIPD Sit Time
2 Hours:  17%
2.5 Hours:  2.9%
3 Hours:  0.1%

Number of Leg Distribution
1 Leg—32.1%
2 Legs—37.3%
3 Legs—30.5%
4 Legs—0.2%

NIPD Duty Distribution
Duty length is calculated including sign-in and release time.
3 to 4 hours:  1.5%
4 to 5 hours:  13.5%
5 to 6 hours:  6.1%
6 to 7 hours:  8.8%
7 to 8 hours:  11%
8 to 9 hours:  15.1%
9 to 10 hours:  10.7%
10 to 11 hours:  10.5%
11 to 12 hours:  9.2%
Greater than 12 hours:  12.9%

NIPD Block Distribution
3 hours or less:  9.5%
3 to 4 hours:  12.4%
4 to 5 hours:  12.8%
5 to 6 hours:  26.4%
6 to 7 hours:  13%
7 to 8 hours:  10.7%
8 to 9 hours:  14.8%
Greater than 9 hours:  0.4%

DFW Combined Operation Percentage of Sequences      
All sequences all positions
1D—21.9%
2D—30.1%
3D—38.2%
4D—9.5%
5D—0.1%
6D—0.1%

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 cell


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

APFA DFW Base Allocations Committee
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