12.06.20 – APFA DFW Base Brief – January 2021 Allocations

Sunday, December 6, 2020

DFW January 2021 Manning/Allocations Information

Manning Information is Preliminary and Subject to Change

Manning Information

  • Active Headcount: 3,121
  • Available Headcount: 2,924
  • Bid Jobs/Line Holders: 2,217
  • Reserves: 707
  • Limited Voluntary (unpaid) Leave of Absence (VLOA) will be available.
  • Expected Open Line Average: 83.7 hours
  • Expected System Line Average: 83.4 hours

 

Schedule Highlights and Special Flying Events

  • New Year’s Day — Friday, January 1
  • Schedule Change — Tuesday, January 5
  • Martin Luther King Holiday Weekend — Friday, January 16 thru Monday, January 18

 

Allocations Information

January pairings are similar to Decembers with the exception of mixing wide-body and narrow-body equipment. Four-day trips continue to remain high, scheduled layovers with ten to eleven hours of (minimal) rest have actually increased as well as duty days scheduled twelve hours or greater. We strongly voiced our concern about long duty days and short layovers especially in January with the potential for inclement weather. Once again, it fell on deaf ears.

Many pairings have Flight Attendants passing through hubs instead of returning to base, as we have had in the past. This is due to the pull down in flying with crews following the aircraft flying pattern. The amount of synthetic time built into the pairings has also increased for January due to reduced flying and hubs not operating banks on certain days after the schedule change on the fifth. Sit/connect times have decreased slightly for January but are still much higher than in years past. We have advocated for reduced sit times, especially at hubs.

We will continue to provide feedback to the allocations department regarding current optimizer programming and adjustments that need to be implemented to provide a better quality of life than what we have experienced these past three months. DFW was allocated 176,089 pay hours for January an increase of 4,289 hours from December. Austin was allocated 1,014 pay hours an increase of 93 hours from December. This is a concern that we have brought up to the company, as more senior AUS commuters will be back on reserve in January.  We have asked to reduce Austin hours down for January. Block hours are down 47.0% year over year at DFW and 53.6% systemwide. The airline is flying about half its schedule compared to January 2020.

Route Changes

DFW-AMS

  • Route Suspended
  • Effective 02DEC20-10FEB21

 

DFW-MAD

  • Route Suspended
  • Effective 02DEC20-10FEB21

 

DFW-CDG

  • Route Suspended
  • Effective 02DEC20-10FEB21

 

DFW-HKG

  • Route Suspended
  • Effective 02DEC20-10FEB21

 

DFW-HNL

  • Reduced from 2x daily in December to 1x daily
  • Effective 05JAN21-10FEB21

 

Important Timelines

3FA and 4FA Percentage of Sequences

  • 1-Day: 43.9%
  • 2-Day: 35.3%
  • 3-Day: 14.4%
  • 4-Day: 6.4%

 

3FA and 4FA Overnight Rest Distribution

  • Overnight rest 10-10:30 hrs: 6.5%
  • Overnight Rest 10:30-11 hrs: 10.3%
  • Overnight Rest 11-12 hrs: 22.5%
  • Overnight Rest 12-14 hrs: 17.9%
  • Overnight Rest 14-16 hrs: 16.9%
  • Overnight Rest 16-24 hrs: 17.4%
  • Overnight Rest 24-34 hrs: 8.2%
  • Overnight Rest Greater than 34 hours: 0.3%

 

3FA & 4FA Productivity

  • Credit Hours per Calendar Day: 5:29 hrs
  • Schedule Block Hours per Calendar Day: 5:12 hrs
  • Credit Hours per Duty Period: 5:54 hrs.

 

3FA & 4FA Sit-Time

  • 2 Hours: 13.6%
  • 2.5 Hours: 7.9%
  • 3 Hours: 3.8%

 

3FA & 4FA Leg Distribution

  • 1-Leg: 24.7%
  • 2-Leg: 48.9%
  • 3-Leg: 25.5%
  • 4-Leg: 1.2%

 

3FA & 4FA Duty Distribution

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

  • 3 to 4 hours of duty: 2.5%
  • 4 to 5 hours of duty: 13.1%
  • 5 to 6 hours of duty: 6.3%
  • 6 to 7 hours of duty: 3.7%
  • 7 to 8 hours of duty: 8.0%
  • 8 to 9 hours of duty: 16.7%
  • 9 to 10 hours of duty: 11.0%
  • 10 to 11 hours of duty: 10.6%
  • 11 to 12 hours of duty: 9.8%
  • Greater than 12 hours: 17.7%

 

3FA & 4FA Block Distribution

  • 3 hours or less: 11.3%
  • 3 to 4 hours: 13.0%
  • 4 to 5 hours: 9.5%
  • 5 to 6 hours: 21.1%
  • 6 to 7 hours: 18.4%
  • 7 to 8 hours: 15.2%
  • 8 to 9 hours: 10.9%
  • Great than 9 hours: 0.6%

 

DFW Combined Operation Percentage of Sequences

All equipment all positions.

  • 1-Day: 37.0%
  • 2-Day: 27.7%
  • 3-Day: 25.4%
  • 4-Day: 9.1%
  • 5-Day: 0.5%
  • 6-Day: 0.2%

 

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

Be careful and fly safe!

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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