8.05.21 – APFA MIA Base Brief – September 2021 Allocations

Thursday, August 5, 2021

September 2021 Staffing and Allocations


September’s block hours will be 3.5% lower than August as the Company pulls down its fall schedule. Miami’s block hours are down 39.1% from pre-COVID levels in September of 2019, and the system is down 27.4% from that same period.

We can expect to see a significant drop in the number of Reserves needed for September. The plan is for 338 Reserves as compared to 496 in August. This change represents a 7% decrease. The Reserve percentage of 14.5% matches the historical data in September of 2019. Each month, I have argued that the inflated Reserve percentages this past year do not represent the historical data. It is refreshing to see that the 14.5% Reserve percentage for September matches the pre-COVID historical data in 2019. I will continue to push for this trend to continue.

On a less positive note, the sequence construction continues to be disappointing despite our suggestions and ideas. Our recommendations always fall on deaf ears. They continue to build non-productive multi-leg sequences that have resulted in unprecedented sick and fatigue levels. After reviewing the allocations for September, APFA collectively chose not to participate in this month’s monthly allocations call. I felt those three hours would be better spent being available to our base and writing this communication.

There will be no change to the IPD flying:

  • Daily 787 turns to GYE and PAP.
  • Daily 777 turns to DFW, JFK, and LAX.
  • Daily 777-300 day flight to LAX with a 15-hour layover.
  • Daily JFK 1/1 on a 777-300 which could be flown as a double-up.


Here are the staffing numbers and trip composition numbers:

Total block hours for September 2021: 133,750

  • MIA: 118,152
  • FLL: 6,221
  • PBI: 3,105
  • MCO: 2,774
  • ATL: 3,498


In Solidarity,

Randy Trautman
APFA MIA Base President


Heidi Morgan
APFA MIA Base Vice President


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