1.07.20 – February 2020 Manning/Allocations Call Information

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

February 2020 Manning/Allocations Call Information

Manning Information


6100 Headcount for February. Decrease 21 from January, increase of 492 year over year.

5568 Available Headcount at DFW. Decrease of 109 from January, Increase of 486 year over year.

4588 Bid jobs are planned. Increase of 341 bid jobs from January, increase of 383 year over year.

980 (17.2%) Flight Attendants are planned to serve reserve in February. System reserve average is 16.5%. Decrease of 2.4% year over year.

135 VLOA’s will be available for DFW in February. VLOA opens on 03FEB and close 07FEB noon DFW time.

Projected Target Line average for DFW 78.9 hours. System Projected line average 78.5 hours.

 

Allocations Information


February Schedule Highlights 
Schedule Change Dates—Thursday, February 13
Super Bowl—Sunday, February 02
Valentine’s Day—Friday, February 14
Presidents Day—Monday, February 17
Daytona 500—Sunday, February 16

DFW Concerns
On February 13th an operational schedule change will affect our pairings, as you will see more in the second half of the month that weren’t previously available. March will begin the Spring seasonal flying with some flights returning to DFW.

The base continues to advocate for turns, in particular, high time turns. We have stressed to the company that many Flight Attendants count on the flexibility of turns to tend to family obligations. Turns are down system-wide in February. We increased pressure on the optimizer programming to improve the turns with limited success. A major programming change for February is a minimum twelve-hour layover scheduled in Hub cities. Due to this change, layovers twelve hours and greater have increased to 84.2% of all pairings. This is a significant improvement. Layovers eleven hours or less are 8.8% for February, which is the lowest since December 2018. The longer layovers have a good news/bad news scenario. Most of these trips have an early report on the first day and then a late return on the third day.

The base has maintained a good mix of short and long layover pairings to choose from overall. We continue to discuss the overall quality of pairings and the lack of desirability regarding sequences that work three legs a day on multiple days of a trip. This is an ongoing issue that has impacted our base for some time. We continue to advocate for high time turns and two-day trips, commutable two- and three-day trips and a variety of report times. We plan to tweak the programming for March. Feedback is encouraged regarding this change at the designated email address provided below.

Important Timelines 
02/03—LRD opens 1200 DFW time
02/07—LRD closes 1200 DFW time
02/10—PBS opens 1200 DFW time
02/15—PBS closes 1200 DFW time
02/18—PBS awards visible 1200 DFW time
02/20—PBS bid awards final 1200 DFW time
02/20—TTS opens/starts queuing for FEB transactions 1200 DFW time
02/20—Golden/Flex Days open 1800 DFW time
02/21—First TTS run 2300 HBT
02/22—ETB opens 0400 HBT
02/27—GD/FD closes 1200 DFW time

Vacation Timelines 
02/01—VC Monthly Rebid Open
02/10—VC Monthly Rebid Close
02/11—VC Monthly Rebid Awarded
02/11—VC Filler Days Open
02/20—Filler Days Close
02/21—Filler Days Awarded

Domestic Percentage of Sequences 
3FA Solution:
1D—25%
2D—38.8%
3D—26%
4D—10.2%

4FA Solution:
1D—25.5%
2D—45.2%
3D—26.9%
4D—2.4%

Domestic Overnight Rest Distribution 
Overnight Rest 10-10:30 hrs: 3.9%
Overnight Rest 10:30-11hrs: 5.1%
Overnight Rest 11-12 hrs: 7.6%
Overnight Rest 12-14 hrs: 28.7%
Overnight Rest 14-16 hrs: 20.3%
Overnight Rest 16-24 hrs: 32.5%
Overnight Rest 24-34 hrs: 1.9%

Domestic FA Productivity 
Scheduled Block Hours per Calendar Day: 4:53 hrs
Credit Hours per Calendar Day: 5:10 hrs
Credit Hours Per Duty Period: 5:39 hrs

Domestic Sit Time 
2 Hours: 21.8%
2.5 Hours: 9.9%
3 Hours: 5.4%

Number of Legs Distribution 
1 Leg— 26.7%
2 Legs— 42.4%
3 Legs— 30.7%
4 Legs—0.2%

Domestic Duty Distribution 
Duty length is calculated including sign-in and release time.
3 to 4 hours of duty: 3.2%
4 to 5 hours of duty: 14.8%
5 to 6 hours of duty: 7.9%
6 to 7 hours of duty: 3.7%
7 to 8 hours of duty: 10%
8 to 9 hours of duty: 15.4
9 to 10 hours of duty: 12.2%
10 to 11 hours of duty: 11.6%
11 to 12 hours of duty: 10.4%
Greater than 12 hours: 9.7%

Domestic Block Distribution 
3 hours or less: 10.9%
3 to 4 hours: 20.3%
4 to 5 hours: 14%
5 to 6 hours: 15.6%
6 to 7 hours: 15.9%
7 to 8 hours: 12.8%
8 to 9 hours: 10.1%

NIPD Percentage of Sequences 
3FA Solution:
1D—0.0%
2D—15.1%
3D—63.7%
4D—21.2%

4FA Solution:
1D—17.1%
2D—21.6%
3D—56.5%
4D—4.8%

NIPD Overnight Rest Distribution 
Overnight Rest 10-10:30 hrs: 1.9%
Overnight Rest 10:30-11 hrs: 6.5%
Overnight Rest 11-12 hrs: 5.0%
Overnight Rest 12-14 hrs: 14.2%
Overnight Rest 14-16 hrs: 24.2%
Overnight Rest 16-24 hrs: 47.3%
Overnight Rest 24-34 hrs: 0.3%
Overnight Rest Greater than 34 hrs: 0.6%

NIPD FA Productivity 
Scheduled Block Hours Per Calendar Day: 5:12 hrs
Credit Hours Per Calendar Day: 5:20 hrs
Credit Hours Per Duty Period: 5:49 hrs

NIPD Sit Time 
2 Hours: 19.2%
2.5 Hours: 4.8%
3 Hours: 0.0%

Number of Leg Distribution 
1 Leg—33.8%
2 Legs—36.6%
3 Legs—29.6%

NIPD Duty Distribution 
Duty length is calculated including sign-in and release time.
3 to 4 hours: 2.3%
4 to 5 hours: 10.2%
5 to 6 hours: 6.1%
6 to 7 hours: 9.0%
7 to 8 hours: 13.3%
8 to 9 hours: 18%
9 to 10 hours: 8.7%
10 to 11 hours: 9.3%
11 to 12 hours: 7.0%
Greater than 12 hours: 15.1% 8 Sunday, January 5, 2020

NIPD Block Distribution 
3 hours or less: 8.6%
3 to 4 hours: 12.4%
4 to 5 hours: 11.8%
5 to 6 hours: 30.8%
6 to 7 hours: 9.6%
7 to 8 hours: 12%
8 to 9 hours: 14.2%
Greater than 9 hours: 0.6%

DFW Combined Operation Percentage of Sequences All sequences all positions 
1D—18.4%
2D—31.4%
3D—41.1%
4D—8.9%
5D—0.2%


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

In Unity,


Amber De Roxtra
APFA DFW Base President
(682) 422-7179

Maureen Walsh-Martin
APFA DFW Interim Base Vice President
(817) 739-5202

DFW Allocations/Manning Committee
dfwbidsheet@apfa.org

1004 West Euless Boulevard
Euless, Texas 76040

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

 

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