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1.10.22 – APFA DFW Base Brief – February 2022 Allocations

Monday, January 10, 2022

February 2022 Manning and Allocations Call
***Manning Information is Preliminary and Subject to Change***

Manning Information

  • Active Headcount: 6,401
  • Available Headcount: 5,887
  • Bid Jobs/Line Holders: 4,847
  • Reserves: 1,040 (17.7%)
  • System Reserve: 16.8%
  • No Voluntary (unpaid) Leave of Absence (VLOA) will be available
  • Vacancy Transfers reporting on 31JAN: 15
  • Expected Open Line Average: 81.5 hours
  • Expected System Line Average: 80.6 hours

 

Important Timelines

February Schedule Highlights

  • Schedule Change: Thursday, February 3
  • Super Bowl 2022: Sunday, February 13
  • Valentine’s Day: Monday, February 14
  • President’s Day: Monday, February 21
  • DFW Bank Cancellations: Monday-B9, Tuesday-B1 and B9, Wednesday-B1, Saturday-B9 and Sunday-B1

 

Allocations Information

The Optimizer programming remained primarily unchanged for February. Current programming includes maximizing turns and two-day trips and minimizing four-day trips while encouraging commutability. Minimize four-leg duty periods and refrain from placing a leg before redeye flying. Scheduled ground time on ODANs has been increased to a minimum of six hours versus the contractual minimums of 5:15 (domestic) and 5:30 (NIPD).

The Optimizer programming appears reasonable, but the outcome is generally disappointing. Last month, the issues we brought forward regarding excessive sit time on turns were not addressed, resulting in the same unproductive pairings for February. Concerns we discussed with allocations: lack of turns and two days, (especially high time), long duty days with short layovers, lengthy sit/connect times, increase in three-day pairings, and excessive legs per duty. We provided a list of pairings for review and improvement.

The transit initiative hours were expanded for February. Crews at DFW, CLT, PHX and ORD may be co-paired for most hub transits between 0900-2000. We continue to review the co-pairing initiative to improve crew reliability and operational complexity. We stressed to the company that trip construction, sequence duration, flexibility and quality of life for our members are our top priority.

DFW was allocated 337,926 hours for February, a decrease of 6,537 hours from January. AUS satellite base was given 1,486 hours, a reduction of 13 hours. STL satellite base was assigned 4,279 hours, a decrease of 24 hours from January. American is flying 81.7% of its block hours compared to February 2020.

3FA and 4FA Percentage of Sequences

  • 1-Day: 24.7%
  • 2-Day: 31.5%
  • 3-Day: 36.8%
  • 4-Day: 7.0%

3FA and 4FA Overnight Rest Distribution

  • Overnight Rest 10-10:30 hrs: 1.8%
  • Overnight Rest 10:30-11hrs: 9.5%
  • Overnight Rest 11-12 hrs: 16.1%
  • Overnight Rest 12-14 hrs: 17.3%
  • Overnight Rest 14-16 hrs: 19.3%
  • Overnight Rest 16-24 hrs: 30.4%
  • Overnight Rest 24-34 hrs: 5.3%
  • Overnight Rest Greater than 34 hrs: 0.1%

3FA & 4FA Productivity

  • Credit Hours per Calendar Day: 5:21 hrs
  • Schedule Block Hours per Calendar Day: 4:52 hrs
  • Credit Hours per Duty Period: 5.38 hrs

3FA & 4FA Sit-Time

  • 2 Hours: 12.6%
  • 2.5 Hours: 8.0%
  • 3 Hours: 3.7%

3FA & 4FA Leg Distribution

  • 1-Leg: 28.3%
  • 2-Leg: 47.4%
  • 3-Leg: 23.4%
  • 4-Leg: 0.9%

3FA & 4FA Duty Distribution

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

  • 3 to 4 hours of duty: 7.6%
  • 4 to 5 hours of duty: 12.3%
  • 5 to 6 hours of duty: 5.7%
  • 6 to 7 hours of duty: 4.1%
  • 7 to 8 hours of duty: 7.9%
  • 8 to 9 hours of duty: 14.8%
  • 9 to 10 hours of duty: 14.8%
  • 10 to 11 hours of duty: 13.7%
  • 11 to 12 hours of duty: 14.9%
  • Greater than 12 hours: 2.4%

3FA & 4FA Block Distribution

  • 3 hours or less: 15.3%
  • 3 to 4 hours: 12.5%
  • 4 to 5 hours: 13.8%
  • 5 to 6 hours: 19.9%
  • 6 to 7 hours: 19.3%
  • 7 to 8 hours: 14.2%
  • 8 to 9 hours: 4.8%
  • Nine hours or greater: 0.3%

DFW Combined Operation Percentage of Sequences
All equipment all positions.

  • 1-Day: 21.6%
  • 2-Day: 27.1%
  • 3-Day: 42.7%
  • 4-Day: 7.2%
  • 5-Day: 1.1%
  • 6-Day: 0.4%

 

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

1004 West Euless Boulevard
Euless, Texas 76040

Phone: (817) 540-0108
Fax: (817) 540-2077

 

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