8.10.20 – APFA DFW Base Brief – September Allocations

Monday, August 10, 2020

DFW September 2020 Manning/Allocations Information

Manning Information is Preliminary and Subject to Change

Manning Information

  • Active Headcount: 4,563
  • Available Headcount: 4,273
  • Bid Jobs/Line Holders: 2,259
  • Reserves: 410 (9.6%)
  • System Reserve: 10.3%
  • The Company is offering 1,604 paid (70-Hour) VLOA’s in DFW for September.
  • PVLOA effective MAY 2020: 2,099
  • PVLOA effective JUN 2020: 167
  • PVLOA effective JUL 2020: 119
  • PVLOA effective AUG 2020: 750
  • PVLOA effective SEP 2020: 565
  • VEOP/LSVEOP effective May 2020: 178
  • Flight Attendants returning from PVLOA in September: 850
  • Expected Open Line Average: 75.9 hours
  • Expected System Line Average: 75.9 hours

 

Schedule Highlights

  • Schedule Change Date—Wednesday, September 9th
  • Special flying/event—Labor Day Weekend, September 5-7th

 

Allocations Information

September pairings are similar to August pairings. Optimizer programming has remained status quo with an emphasis on turns, two-day, and three-day trips.

Three-day trips are being built for commutability to the extent possible. We realize that commutable trips have decreased this summer due to pandemic programming adjustments, and we will continue to advocate for commuter Flight Attendants. The base was allocated 149,549 hours for September a loss of 19,050 hours from August. Bid jobs are down as a result of the pull-down in seasonal flying. HKG, HND, GUA, and YVR were canceled for September, which also contributed to a loss of hours and bid jobs. Overall, block hours are down 59% from September 2019 at DFW.

APFA leadership tried to gain some insight for October’s Optimizer programming, and significant changes may be implemented. The Allocations department could not provide details as Network Planning has not finalized October’s schedule. Available headcount will also contribute to programming adjustments if needed.

Important Timelines

3FA and 4FA Percentage of Sequences

3FA and 4FA Overnight Rest Distribution

  • Overnight rest 10-10:30 hrs: 7.0%
  • Overnight Rest 10:30-11hrs: 6.1%
  • Overnight Rest 11-12 hrs: 15.2%
  • Overnight Rest 12-14 hrs: 23.9%
  • Overnight Rest 14-16 hrs: 14.3%
  • Overnight Rest 16-24 hrs: 28.8%
  • Overnight Rest 24-34 hrs: 4.5%

 

3FA & 4FA Productivity

  • Credit Hours per Calendar Day: 5:15 hrs.
  • Schedule Block Hours per Calendar Day: 4:33 hrs.
  • Credit Hours per Duty Period: 5:31hrs.

 

3FA & 4FA Sit-Time

  • 2 Hours: 12.7%
  • 2.5 Hours: 8.3%
  • 3 Hours: 4.3%

 

3FA & 4FA Leg Distribution

  • 1 Leg—23.7%
  • 2 Leg—60.5%
  • 3 Leg—15.8%

 

3FA & 4FA Duty Distribution

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

  • 3 to 4 hours of duty: 7.3%
  • 4 to 5 hours of duty: 10.8%
  • 5 to 6 hours of duty: 4.4%
  • 6 to 7 hours of duty: 8.7%
  • 7 to 8 hours of duty: 21.2%
  • 8 to 9 hours of duty: 25.4%
  • 9 to 10 hours of duty: 11.1%
  • 10 to 11 hours of duty: 4.1%
  • 11 to 12 hours of duty: 2.1%
  • Greater than 12 hours: 3.1%

 

3FA & 4FA Block Distribution

  • 3 hours or less: 15.1%
  • 3 to 4 hours: 12.7%
  • 4 to 5 hours: 17.1%
  • 5 to 6 hours: 33.3%
  • 6 to 7 hours: 14.2%
  • 7 to 8 hours: 4.9%
  • 8 to 9 hours: 2.6%

 

DFW Combined Operation Percentage of Sequences

All equipment all positions.

  • 1D—48.3%
  • 2D—27.6%
  • 3D—24.0%
  • 4D—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

1004 West Euless Boulevard
Euless, Texas 76040

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

 

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