Monday, May 3, 2021
June 2021 Staffing and Allocations
We received the staffing numbers today, and to say once again, I am disappointed at the Reserve numbers, is an understatement.
Last month it was five weekends and Mother’s Day driving the numbers up, not to mention not enough VLOAs. For June, the explanation I received is high sick volume and the number of Flight Attendants removed for vaccinations. I am just reporting what was told to me, and I am not buying it. I told the Company these numbers were inflated and were not consistent with the historical data. I made it very clear that we should not see a 5% increase from June of 2019, and a 6.5% increase from June of 2018. Clearly, the targeted hours are too low, and in my opinion, to blame it on the sick volume and vaccinations is not only inaccurate but disingenuous.
Our Reserve list for June will be at 21.1%, with an anticipated 493 Reserve jobs. The system average is also 21.1%.
In June, our block hours went up 23,000 hours from May. This represents a 15% increase. There will be a schedule change on June 2nd, so keep an eye on your carry-over sequences originating in May. We will see an increase in wide-body flying both in the Domestic and International operation.
GRU will operate daily on a 777-200 with a 40-hour layover. It will be paired that way through the summer. Due to a frequency change, GIG will operate as a Rocket three days a week on a 777-200. This is a change from my previous communication in May. It was not possible to build GIG as a 4-day trip. It will remain a Rocket through the summer unless the trip operates daily.
BCN and LHR will operate daily, BCN on a 777-200, and LHR on a 777-300. MAD will start daily service on a 777-200 beginning June 17th. TLV will begin service three days weekly on a 777-200 starting June 4th.
The 777-200 will have daily turns to SJU, CLT, JFK, and BOG, and a 1/1 to BOS. The 787 will have daily turns to UIO, GYE, and PAP, and a 2-day 1/1 to PHL.
The 777-300 will operate two daily Transcons to LAX, and daily turns to DFW and JFK.
Narrow-body turns will include daily service to UVF, SKB, ANU, SXM, SJO,UIO, MDE, and other Domestic cities.
FLL will operate a daily Transcon turn to LAX on the A321. The trip departs at 1930, and returns at 0734. It will be worth 10.51 hours.
Here are the staffing numbers and trip compositions:
Total block hours for June 2021: 142,889 hours
- MIA: 129,389
- FLL: 5,269
- PBI: 2,578
- MCO: 3,232
- ATL: 2,421
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