2.12.21 – APFA DFW Base Brief – March 2021 Allocations

Friday, February 12, 2021

DFW March 2021 Manning/Allocations Information
Manning Information is Preliminary and Subject to Change

Manning Information

  • Active Headcount: 4,198
  • Available Headcount: 3,988
  • Bid Jobs/Lineholders: 3,111
  • Reserves: 877 (22%)
  • System Reserve: 19.3%
  • Flight Attendant’s returning from Furlough: 877
  • Expected Open Line Average: 80.7 hours
  • Expected System Line Average: 80.1 hours

 

Important Timelines

Schedule Highlights and Special Flying Events

  • Schedule Change on Thursday, March 4
  • Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday, March 14
  • Schedule Change for IATA summer season on Sunday, March 28

 

Allocations Information

We are happy to say that the flying at DFW will increase 25% for March. The base was allocated an additional 33,482 pay hours from what we had in February. The increase in flying will be incorporated into a variety of pairings. Many spring break routes will return, some new destinations have been added. IPD seasonal flying commences with the 28MAR schedule change. The base will see the return of FCO, MAD, SCL, PEK (via ICN) with an additional service to HNL and OGG. We hope this is the end of the constraints caused by the pandemic and that our flying is once more returning to our amazing base.

The base did see some improvement in paring construction and percentage of sequences for March. Many concerns that we provided feedback to the allocations department were addressed. Turns have increased, and many of our high-time turns have returned. Layovers with less than 11 hours of rest have decreased by 3% on domestic and NIPD pairings. Two-day trips have a variety of short and long layovers. The base leadership continues to advocate for a decrease in four-day pairings, excessive sit/connect times, and various commutable pairings.

We are excited to welcome back our furloughed brothers and sisters who are reporting to base in March. We look forward to seeing them back out on the line. We are hopeful that all our furloughed colleagues will be returning soon.

DFW was allocated 222,099 hours for March. STL was assigned 5,344 hours for the satellite, and AUS was allotted 1,188 hours. The total hours allocated to DFW is 228,631, an increase of 40,014 from February. The block hours are down 16.4% year-over-year at DFW and 40.4% systemwide. The airline is flying almost 60% of its schedule compared to March 2020. We hope to continue to see the trend of increased hours for the base in the months ahead and advocate for a better quality of life for DFW.

3FA and 4FA Percentage of Sequences

  • 1-Day: 42.3%
  • 2-Day: 36.9%
  • 3-Day: 12.4%
  • 4-Day: 8.4%

 

3FA and 4FA Overnight Rest Distribution

  • Overnight rest 10-10:30 hrs: 5.1%
  • Overnight Rest 10:30-11 hrs: 11.0%
  • Overnight Rest 11-12 hrs: 24.5%
  • Overnight Rest 12-14 hrs: 11.2%
  • Overnight Rest 14-16 hrs: 17.5%
  • Overnight Rest 16-24 hrs: 22.3%
  • Overnight Rest 24-34 hrs: 8.1%
  • Overnight Rest Greater than 34 hours: 0.2%

 

3FA & 4FA Productivity

  • Credit Hours per Calendar Day: 5:38 hrs
  • Schedule Block Hours per Calendar Day: 5:28 hrs
  • Credit Hours per Duty Period: 6:02 hrs

 

3FA & 4FA Sit-Time

  • 2 Hours: 12.9%
  • 2.5 Hours: 9.2%
  • 3 Hours: 4.3%

 

3FA & 4FA Leg Distribution

  • 1-Leg: 20.1%
  • 2-Leg: 51.7%
  • 3-Leg: 26.9%
  • 4-Leg: 1.3%

 

3FA & 4FA Duty Distribution

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

  • 3 to 4 hours of duty: 1.3%
  • 4 to 5 hours of duty: 13.0%
  • 5 to 6 hours of duty: 4.7%
  • 6 to 7 hours of duty: 3.5%
  • 7 to 8 hours of duty: 5.9%
  • 8 to 9 hours of duty: 17.9%
  • 9 to 10 hours of duty: 10.9%
  • 10 to 11 hours of duty: 15.9%
  • 11 to 12 hours of duty: 9.9%
  • Greater than 12 hours: 16.9%

 

3FA & 4FA Block Distribution

  • 3 hours or less: 5.6%
  • 3 to 4 hours: 13.6%
  • 4 to 5 hours: 10.8%
  • 5 to 6 hours: 20.1%
  • 6 to 7 hours: 21.0%
  • 7 to 8 hours: 15.5%
  • 8 to 9 hours: 12.8%
  • Great than 9 hours: 0.6%

 

DFW Combined Operation Percentage of Sequences

All equipment all positions.

  • 1-Day: 36.0%
  • 2-Day: 28.0%
  • 3-Day: 25.0%
  • 4-Day: 10.3%
  • 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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