Wednesday, January 6, 2021
February 2021 Allocations
As we begin the new year, I hope you had time to enjoy the holiday season. I would like to welcome back our furloughed Flight Attendants! This is extremely good news. Once the federally mandated background check is complete, the first group of recalls will report to their bases on March 2nd.
We seem to be slowly moving in the right direction for February. There is only a limited number trips that contain four legs in a duty period. Obviously, one is too many, and I have asked allocations to adjust these sequences. Sit time is still a concern, but mitigating it tends to create more 4-day trips with less opportunities for the optimizer to burn off synthetic time.
The 737 Max flying will significantly increase for February. Last month, I asked the Company to limit the number of legs contained in a duty period when they reintroduce this plane. I am pleased to report that most of these sequences are built with a limited number of legs, and on average contain 20% more synthetic time than the system average.
Effective February 11th, a major schedule change will be implemented. There will be more flying the second half of the month with plans to restore flying to Latin and Central America cities. We will see layovers in MGA and SAP. Both GIG and GRU will continue to operate daily. With the February 11th schedule change, GIG will have the long layover through February 10th, and then operate with a 13.50-layover through March 1st. GRU will operate with a 13.50-layover through February 10th and will have the long layover through March 1st. MVD will operate twice weekly with a 13.45-hour layover. With the exception of MXP, our European flying is planned to return this year. Network planning has not confirmed any dates with allocations. When the dates are released, I will update the base.
Total block hours for February 2021: 107,820 hours
- MIA: 96,431
- FLL: 5,004
- PBI: 2,465
- MCO: 2,184
- ATL: 1,736
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