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12.06.22 – APFA DCA Base Brief – January 2023 Staffing and Allocations

Tuesday, December 6, 2022

January 2023 Staffing and Allocations



January 2023 – Initial Reserve Seniority


January 2023 Bidding Timelines

  • DCA: 34,315 flying hours (-955 month over month)
  • IAD:  2,632 (+3)
  • BWI: 2,670 (+90)
  • 39,617 Total Flying Hours (DCA, IAD, BWI)

Schedule changes for winter pull down January 10

DCA Reserve Seniority begins at system seniority 22,089 -OCC date of April 29,2019

New Hire classes 22-27 22-28 and 22-29 will be joining the base December 12,19,26

January Holidays or Events:

  • New Year’s Day  January 1
  • Martin Luther King JR Day – January 16

Allocations Notes for January:

  • Decrease in overall block hours (-862)
  • 712 over all sequences
  • 30 days PHX ‘pinkeye’ sequences
  • LAX High time turns operating 29 days
  • ODAN sequences -BOS, CHS, LGA, PVD
  • 8 speaker sequences -NIPD sequences with Spanish speaking qualifications

Final Notes for the DCA Base:Again, we report that our December PBS final awards were not much better than in previous months. We still see minimum constraints of 70 and 78 hours starting at system seniority 1 and 10,882, and our reserve numbers were higher than what was needed.

As many of you know, we have advocated for more line holders and fewer reserves to balance the flying hours and help eliminate forced time in PBS.

Once a FA is held to a minimum of 78 hours, the system can assign hours to the maximum threshold of 90 hours, even exceeding the line average.

With fewer lineholders and more reserves than in December and just slightly less block hours, we predict a similar forecast for our January PBS awards. This is unacceptable as this will again affect flexibility and quality of life.

Please let the company know we deserve better by sending this letter to senior management expressing our concerns and demanding that they work constructively with your bargaining agent, APFA.

I want to thank so many of you who made our first picketing event so successful, and I offer special appreciation to our contract action team and lead ambassador, Dylan Shaw. I hope to see you all for round 2!

We wish you a very Happy Holiday Season,
and a Happy and Prosperous New Year.

In Solidarity,

John Pennel
APFA DCA Base President

[email protected]

Dianne Britton
APFA DCA Base Vice President

[email protected]

Lisa Barnes
APFA DCA Base Council Representative – Allocations

[email protected]

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1004 West Euless Boulevard
Euless, Texas 76040

M-F: 9:00AM - 5:00PM (CT)
Phone: (817) 540-0108

Call APFA

Contract & Scheduling Desk
M-F: 7:00AM - 7:00PM (CT)
Phone: (817) 540-0108

Chat APFA

After-Hours Live Chat
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