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10.12.20 – APFA DFW Base Brief – November Allocations

Monday, October 12, 2020

DFW November 2020 Manning/Allocations Information

Manning Information is Preliminary and Subject to Change

Manning Information

  • Active Headcount: 3,067
  • Available Headcount: 2,888
  • Bid Jobs/Line Holders: 2,544
  • Reserves: 344
  • DFW Reserve Percentage: 11.9%
  • System Reserve: 12.2%
  • Voluntary (unpaid) Leave of Absence (VLOA) will be offered for November.
  • EVLOA effective OCT 2020: 479
  • EVLOA—PVLOA Conversions: 82
  • EVLOA—After PVLOA: 351
  • STLOA effective OCT 2020: 312
  • STLOA-PVLOA Conversions: 8
  • STLOA—After PVLOA: 47
  • VEOP/LSVEOP effective MAY 2020: 178
  • VEOP/LSVEOP/<10 yrs VEOP effective OCT 2020: 381
  • Flight Attendants returning from PVLOA in NOV: 58
  • Expected Open Line Average: 78.7 hours Expected System Line Average: 80 hours

 

Schedule Highlights and Special Flying Events

  • Schedule Change Date—Wednesday, November 04
  • US Daylight Saving Time (one hour back) on Sunday, November 01, 0200 CST
  • Election Day—Tuesday, November 03
  • Thanksgiving Flying Adjustments, Monday, November 23 thru Sunday, November 29
  • Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 26

 

Allocations Information

The Allocations department took our feedback and made some programming adjustments for November. Some of the changes include a maximum three legs per duty on multi-day pairings, a duty day will not be longer than the prior night’s rest and four-day trips built with an emphasis on commutability. All improvements may have a few pairings that do not meet the new criteria. Five-leg duty days have been eliminated for November; however, four-leg turns remain.

We once again stressed to the Company that four-leg turns should not contain excessive sit-time and if possible, Flight Attendants prefer to stay on the same aircraft all day. We provided the allocations department a list of four-leg trips for modification, among other concerns. Other trip construction issues we addressed include, excessive legs per duty, long duty days, lengthy sit/connect times, and lack of commutable trips. We understand the current pairings are difficult and demanding and as always will continue to fight for improvements. To be honest, they are still not a “Quality of Life” that we want for DFW.

DFW block hours for November are down 51.2% year over year. System block hours are down 57.2% year over year. The base was allocated 159,795 hours for November an increase of 8,309 hours from October. Flight Attendants can expect the same type of Thanksgiving flying schedule/pattern as in years past. Flying will be pull-down before the holiday and then ramped-up after Thanksgiving Day. Some pairings may have longer layovers due to these schedule changes.

Market Update

  • Departure times are being adjusted for DFW-HNL and DFW-OGG to provide separation for health screening protocols.
    • 04NOV-30NOV DFW-OGG will be from 1105-1526 to 1145-1604.
    • 18NOV-30NOV DFW-HNL will be from 0935-1401 to 0950-1419.
  • DFW-PEK
    • AA service will be moving to new Beijing airport: Daxing (PKX).
    • AA will cancel DFW-PEK and add DFW-PKX.
    • Service is planned to restart on 27MAR westbound/28MAR eastbound.
  • DFW-RTB
    • Increase to 2x/week.
    • Effective 02DEC-16DEC, market operates with 737.
  • DFW-ICN
    • Service will operate 3x/week, operating on a 787-800 (previously a 777-200).
    • Effective 04NOV– 27MAR21.
  • DFW-AMS
    • Reduced daily to 3X/Week from 24OCT – 27MAR.
  • DFW-DUB
    • Route cancels and market exits from 24OCT – 27MAR; planned resumption daily from PHL on 27MAR; from DFW on 06MAY.
  • DFW-EZE
    • Route cancelled through end of NOV.
  • DFW-HKG
    • Route cancels and market exit from 26OCT – 16DEC; Planned resumption daily 17DEC westbound; 19DEC eastbound.
  • DFW-LHR
    • Reduced 4X daily to 1X daily continuing thru 27MAR.

 

AUSTIN Corner

Austin will become DFW’s first satellite base starting in November. We want to CONGRATULATE our AUS coordinator Karie Morrison and co-coordinator Laura Albert! We know that you will see AUS succeed and grow. Thank you for your willingness-to-serve and passion.

If you are interested in flying out of Austin next month, select Co-Terminal/Satellite Airport under the pairing tab in PBS for trips that originate and terminate in AUS. Also, please send a mail to: austinflying@gmail.com with the following information:

  • Name,
  • Employee #
  • Telephone
  • Email
  • How many miles from AUS airport?

 

Also, please join them on Facebook under Austin Satellite Flying.

Important Timelines

3FA and 4FA Percentage of Sequences

  • 1-Day: 50.0%
  • 2-Day: 26.0%
  • 3-Day: 21.3%
  • 4-Day: 2.7%

 

3FA and 4FA Overnight Rest Distribution

  • Overnight rest 10-10:30 hrs: 7.6%
  • Overnight Rest 10:30-11hrs: 7.2%
  • Overnight Rest 11-12 hrs: 17.3%
  • Overnight Rest 12-14 hrs: 17.4%
  • Overnight Rest 14-16 hrs: 23.0%
  • Overnight Rest 16-24 hrs: 20.1%
  • Overnight Rest 24-34 hrs: 6.5%
  • Overnight Rest Greater than 34 hours: 0.7%

 

3FA & 4FA Productivity

  • Credit Hours per Calendar Day: 5:35 hrs.
  • Schedule Block Hours per Calendar Day: tomorrow 5:20 hrs.
  • Credit Hours per Duty Period: 5:55 hrs.

 

3FA & 4FA Sit-Time

  • 2 Hours: 13.2%
  • 2.5 Hours: 9.8%
  • 3 Hours: 4.7%

 

3FA & 4FA Leg Distribution

  • 1-Leg: 20.2%
  • 2-Leg: 49.5%
  • 3-Leg: 28.2%
  • 4-Leg: 2.0%
  • 5-Leg: 0.0%

 

3FA & 4FA Duty Distribution

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

  • 3 to 4 hours of duty: 3.3%
  • 4 to 5 hours of duty: 10.8%
  • 5 to 6 hours of duty: 3.9%
  • 6 to 7 hours of duty: 3.1%
  • 7 to 8 hours of duty: 8.1%
  • 8 to 9 hours of duty: 20.6%
  • 9 to 10 hours of duty: 10.5%
  • 10 to 11 hours of duty: 11.3%
  • 11 to 12 hours of duty: 11.2%
  • Greater than 12 hours: 16.8%

 

3FA & 4FA Block Distribution

  • 3 hours or less: 9.1%
  • 3 to 4 hours: 11.5%
  • 4 to 5 hours: 7.6%
  • 5 to 6 hours: 26.0%
  • 6 to 7 hours: 19.7%
  • 7 to 8 hours: 16.2%
  • 8 to 9 hours: 9.7%
  • Greater than 9 hours: 0.2%

 

DFW Combined Operation Percentage of Sequences

All equipment all positions.

  • 1-Day: 39.2%
  • 2-Day: 22.6%
  • 3-Day: 32.7%
  • 4-Day: 4.5%
  • 5-Day: 0.2%
  • 6-Day: 0.7%

 

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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