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7.11.20 – APFA DFW Base Brief – August Allocations

Saturday, July 11, 2020

DFW August 2020 Manning/Allocations Information
Manning Information is Preliminary and Subject to Change

Manning Information

  • Active Headcount: 4,286
  • Available Headcount: 3,989
  • Bid Jobs/Line Holders: 2,366
  • Reserves: 600 (15.0%)
  • System Reserve: 15.2%
  • The Company is offering 1,023 paid (70-Hour) VLOA’s for August.
  • PVLOA effective MAY 2020: 2,099
  • PVLOA effective JUN 2020: 167
  • PVLOA effective JUL 2020: 119
  • PVLOA effective AUG 2020: 750
  • VEOP/LSVEOP: 178 Flight Attendants returning from PVLOA in August: 1,362 Expected Open Line Average: 76.1 hours
  • Expected System Line Average: 76 hours

 

Schedule Highlights

Schedule Change Dates— Wednesday, August 5 & Tuesday, August 18

Allocations Information

DFW continues to see an increase in block hours for August. The base was allocated a total of 172,216 hours, an increase of 18,981 hours from July. The increase in hours will create an additional 330 bid jobs for August. DFW is flying about half of the August 2019 schedule. Overall, block hours are down 54% at DFW and 57% system-wide year-over-year.

Optimizer programming remains consistent for August, with a few tweaks added to encourage two-day trips. We continue to voice our displeasure regarding pairings working excessive legs on multiple days of a trip. Current programming limits duty periods to a maximum of 9:15 when pairings consist of three or more legs per duty. We appreciate the shorter duty day limitations but would like to limit three-leg duty periods to one duty day per sequence while working under COVID-19 protocols.

Base Leadership continues to address network cancellations occurring after the PBS run. When pairings are entered into PBS, it is under the expectation that they will operate. Due to state and country pandemic restrictions, and in some cases, crew safety concerns, these flights may have to be canceled after-the-fact. We will continue to work with management to secure pay protections for Flight Attendants affected by these cancellations.

Important Timelines

3FA and 4FA Percentage of Sequences

  • 1D—55.7%
  • 2D—34.2%
  • 3D—10.1%
  • 4D—0.0%

 

3FA and 4FA Overnight Rest Distribution

  • Overnight rest 10-10:30hrs: 8.9%
  • Overnight Rest 10:30-11hrs: 7.3%
  • Overnight Rest 11-12hrs: 15.2%
  • Overnight Rest 12-14hrs: 34.3%
  • Overnight Rest 14-16hrs: 13.1%
  • Overnight Rest 16-24hrs: 16.0%
  • Overnight Rest 24-34hrs: 5.0%

 

3FA & 4FA Productivity

  • Credit Hours per Calendar Day: 5:12hrs
  • Schedule Block Hours per Calendar Day: 4:43hrs
  • Credit Hours per Duty Period: 5:31hrs

 

3FA & 4FA Sit-Time

  • 2 Hours: 13.1%
  • 2.5 Hours: 8.5%
  • 3 Hours: 5.2%

 

3FA & 4FA Leg Distribution

  • 1 Leg—18.4%
  • 2 Leg—59.8%
  • 3 Leg—21.7%
  • 4 Legs—0.1%

 

3FA & 4FA Duty Distribution

Duty length is calculated including sign-in and release time.

  • 3 to 4 hours of duty: 6.1%
  • 4 to 5 hours of duty: 7.7%
  • 5 to 6 hours of duty: 4.3%
  • 6 to 7 hours of duty: 5.6%
  • 7 to 8 hours of duty: 22.5%
  • 8 to 9 hours of duty: 28.1%
  • 9 to 10 hours of duty: 12.8%
  • 10 to 11 hours of duty: 4.6%
  • 11 to 12 hours of duty: 4.5%
  • Greater than 12 hours: 3.3%

 

3FA & 4FA Block Distribution

  • 3 hours or less: 10.6%
  • 3 to 4 hours: 11.9%
  • 4 to 5 hours: 20.4%
  • 5 to 6 hours: 35.0%
  • 6 to 7 hours: 13.0%
  • 7 to 8 hours: 5.2%
  • 8 to 9 hours: 3.8%

 

DFW Combined Operation Percentage of Sequences

All equipment all positions.

  • 1-Day: 46.6%
  • 2-Day: 27.2%
  • 3-Day: 26.1%
  • 4-Day: 0.1%

 

Designated email for Allocations and Manning questions and concerns: dfwbidsheet@apfa.org

In Solidarity,

Amber De Roxtra
APFA DFW Base President
(682) 422-7179
aderoxtra@apfa.org

Amy Knox Green
APFA DFW Base Vice President
(972) 696-9766

agreen@apfa.org

1004 West Euless Boulevard
Euless, Texas 76040

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

 

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