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12.06.19 – DFW Base Brief

Friday, December 6, 2019

January 2020 Manning/Allocations Information

6121 Headcount for January

Decrease of 13 Flight Attendants from December, Increase of 498 year over year.

5677 Available Headcount at DFW.

Decrease of 51 Flight Attendants from December, Increase of 405 year over year.
4247 Bid jobs are planned. Decrease of 237 bid jobs from December, increase of 256 year over year.

1430 (25%) Flight Attendants are planned to serve reserve in January.
System reserve average is 24.8%.

January 2019 reserve percentage was 24% with 1,281 Flight Attendants serving reserve.
VLOA’s (bid leaves) will be available for January.

Information and ballots can be found on Crew Portal or Crew Resources.

VLOA ballots opens at noon on 03DEC and close noon DFW time on 07DEC.

Projected Target line average for DFW 80.5 hours
System Projected line average 79 hours

ALLOCATIONS INFORMATION

January Schedule Highlights

Schedule Change Dates—Tuesday, January 07.
New Year’s Day—Wednesday, January 01
Consumer Electronics Show (Las Vegas)—Tuesday, January 07 – Friday, January 10.
Martin Luther King Junior Holiday—Monday, January 20
Super Bowl (Miami Florida)—Sunday, February 02

Starting January 2, 2020, DFW will staff LAS-NRT through January 11, 2020 for the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. This service will be on a 777-200 and is scheduled as a five-day trip.

DFW Concerns

January has a major schedule change on the seventh. The reduction in flying after the schedule change will result in limited service to some destinations and cancellations to accommodate the pull-down in the schedule. Pairings may appear inconsistent with flying concentrated on peak days throughout the month. Some of the desirable flying we lost after the schedule change was the domestic and NIPD wide body turns. Many Flight Attendants enjoyed flying these turns and we requested additional domestic and NIPD wide body flying in the future.

Other concerns we discussed included the overall quality of the pairings. Many pairings work three legs a day on multiple days. We once again voiced our opposition to the number of pairings that now have a “victory lap” on the last day of the sequence. A “victory lap” is when DFW Flight Attendants return to base on the last day of their trip and have to sit for two or more hours to fly a turn to complete their trip. We have asked the company for adjustments in optimizer programming to limit these difficult and unpopular pairings.

We continue to ask for a reduction in four day trips, decrease in sit-time, commutable two and three-day trips and an increase in high time two days and high time turns. IPD flying has been impacted as well after the schedule change. London will operate three flights a day (departure times vary). The late Madrid, Paris, HNL and OGG flights are discontinued as a part of the reduction in flying.

Important Timelines

12/03—LRD opens 1200 DFW time
12/07—LRD closes 1200 DFW time
12/10—PBS opens 1200 DFW time
12/15—PBS closes 1200 DFW time
12/18—PBS awards visible 1200 DFW time
12/20—PBS bid awards final 1200 DFW time
12/20—TTS opens/starts queuing for JAN transactions 1200 DFW time
12/20—Golden/Flex Days open 1800 DFW time
12/21—First TTS run 2300 HBT
12/22—ETB opens 0400 HBT
12/27—GD/FD closes 1200 DFW time

Vacation Timelines

12/01—VC Monthly Rebid Open
12/10—VC Monthly Rebid Close
12/11—VC Monthly Rebid Awarded
12/11—VC Filler Days Open
12/20—Filler Days Close
12/21—Filler Days Awarded

Domestic Percentage of Sequences

1D—25%
2D—39.8%
3D—21.5%
4D—13.5%
4FA Solution:
1D—27.8%
2D—47%
3D—22.2%
4D—3.1%

Domestic Overnight Rest Distribution

Overnight Rest 10-10:30 hrs: 7.6%
Overnight Rest 10:30-11 hrs: 12.5%
Overnight Rest 11-12 hrs: 17%
Overnight Rest 12-14 hrs: 17.4%
Overnight Rest 14-16 hrs: 17.4%
Overnight Rest 16-24 hrs: 26.4%
Overnight Rest 24-34 hrs: 1.5%

Domestic FA Productivity

Scheduled Block Hours per Calendar Day: 4:52 hrs
Credit Hours per Calendar Day: 5:10 hrs
Credit Hours Per Duty Period: 5:40 hrs

Domestic Sit Time

2 Hours: 23.9% 2.5 Hours: 10.2%
3 Hours: 5.7%

Number of Legs Distribution

1 Leg— 26.2%
2 Legs— 43.7%
3 Legs— 29.8%
4 Legs—0.2%

Domestic Duty Distribution

Duty length is calculated including sign-in and release time.
3 to 4 hours of duty: 3.6%
4 to 5 hours of duty: 14.2%
5 to 6 hours of duty: 7.7%
6 to 7 hours of duty: 3.4%
7 to 8 hours of duty: 10.5%
8 to 9 hours of duty: 14.9%
9 to 10 hours of duty: 12.7%
10 to 11 hours of duty: 11.2%
11 to 12 hours of duty: 10.7%
Greater than 12 hours: 10.1%

Domestic Block Distribution

3 hours or less: 10.9%
3 to 4 hours: 19.7%
4 to 5 hours: 14.4%
5 to 6 hours: 15.2%
6 to 7 hours: 16.5%
7 to 8 hours: 13.7%
8 to 9 hours: 9.1%
9 hours or greater: 0.4%

NIPD Percentage of Sequences

3FA Solution:
1D—7.0%
2D—14%
3D—49%
4D—30%
4FA Solution:
1D—17%
2D—22%
3D—54.3%
4D—6.7%

NIPD Overnight Rest Distribution

Overnight Rest 10-10:30 hrs: 5.2%
Overnight Rest 10:30-11 hrs: 10.4%
Overnight Rest 11-12 hrs: 8.5%
Overnight Rest 12-14 hrs: 17%
Overnight Rest 14-16 hrs: 21.1%
Overnight Rest 16-24 hrs: 37.2%
Overnight Rest 24-34 hrs: 0.6%

NIPD FA Productivity

Scheduled Block Hours Per Calendar Day: 5:13 hrs
Credit Hours Per Calendar Day: 5:19 hrs
Credit Hours Per Duty Period: 5:42 hrs

NIPD Sit Time

2 Hours: 22.6%
2.5 Hours: 5.2%
3 Hours: 0.1%

Number of Leg Distribution

1 Leg—29.4%
2 Legs—31.5%
3 Legs—39%

NIPD Duty Distribution

Duty length is calculated including sign-in and release time.
3 to 4 hours: 2.1%
4 to 5 hours: 12.5%
5 to 6 hours: 4.7%
6 to 7 hours: 9.2%
7 to 8 hours: 13.9%
8 to 9 hours: 17.5%
9 to 10 hours: 9.5%
10 to 11 hours: 8.5%
11 to 12 hours: 7.2%
Greater than 12 hours: 14.5%

NIPD Block Distribution

3 hours or less: 10.6%
3 to 4 hours: 10.5%
4 to 5 hours: 13.4%
5 to 6 hours: 30.8%
6 to 7 hours: 10.3%
7 to 8 hours: 10.3%
8 to 9 hours: 13.8%
Greater than 9 hours: 0.4%

DFW Combined Operation Percentage of Sequences All sequences all positions:

1D—19.5%
2D—33.3%
3D—37.7%
4D—9.0%
5D—0.5%

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

On behalf of your DFW Base Leadership and Base Council Representatives (BCR), we would like to wish you and yours a Happy Holiday season.

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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