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3.05.22 – APFA DCA Base Brief – April 2022 Allocations

Saturday, March 5, 2022

April 2022 Allocations

When PBS processing begins, if additional Lineholders are needed, those with Reserve status will be changed to Lineholder status in the following order:

  1. Tentative Flight Attendants who were involuntarily moved to Reserve status.
  2. Reserve Flight Attendants who toggled to Pref LH in the LRD who were unable to hold Lineholder status in LRD.
  3. Most junior Reserve Flight Attendants involuntarily moved to Lineholder status after all the above have been utilized.


If you are in one of these 3 categories above, you will want to bid
7 layers of Reserve and 7 layers of Lineholder in PBS

  • DCA: 32,184 flying hours (+486 month-over-month)
  • IAD: 2,297 (+469)
  • BWI: 2,468 (+6)
  • 36,949 Total Flying Hours (DCA, IAD, BWI) (+961)


April is scheduled for 27 new hire Flight Attendants joining our base. They are included in the Reserve headcount above, but only 14 will participate in the LRD. The remaining 13 will not be in the LRD due to graduating after April PBS has processed.

DCA April Reserve Seniority begins at system seniority number 20,955 with an OCC date of February 26, 2018.

In April, we will co-pair Flight Attendants and Pilots when flying through ALL our hub cities between the hours of 9am to 8pm to keep the integrity of the operation and protecting any misconnects of crew members.

We will have 20 Spanish Speaker designated NIPD sequences out of DCA. Destinations include: DGO, MEX, MTY, OAX, QRO.

Please bid accordingly if you hold a Spanish language qualification and would like to be
considered for these sequences.

Destinations Requiring COVID Vaccinations

If you did not submit proof of vaccination, you may not bid for these destinations in PBS as they now require crew members to be vaccinated to enter or stay at the hotel. You will only be awarded/assigned the destinations below if you submitted proof of full vaccination.

*Canadian destinations have additional restrictions that should be reviewed before bidding

Final Notes for the DCA Base:

  • Overall increase in block hours for co-terminal flying
  • 702 total combined sequences
  • 6 BOS ODANs operating 13 days out of DCA
  • 12 PHX traditional Redeyes operating 30 days out of DCA
  • Honor/charter flights are back again! (Flight numbers starting with 9). Sequence numbers: 12700, 12723, 12725, 12894 all operating out of DCA
  • YYZ sequences operating from all 3 co-terminals with COVID and DUI restrictions
  • NIPD Layovers only for DCA
  • NIPD turns out of BWI/IAD only
  • Release times at the end of the trips are earlier than last month for most sequences
  • Sit times are decreasing slightly, but are not where we would like to see them
  • Increase in 1-day trips
  • Slight decrease in 2-, 3-, and 4-day trips


April 2022 Bidding Timelines

April 2022 – Reserve System Seniority

Be kind and understanding of each other and THINK SPRING!!!

In Solidarity,

John Pennel
APFA DCA Base President

Dianne Britton
APFA DCA Base Vice President

Lisa Barnes
APFA DCA Base Council Representative – Allocations

1004 West Euless Boulevard
Euless, Texas 76040

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


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