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4.09.23 – APFA DCA Base Brief – April 2023 Staffing and Allocations

Thursday, March 9, 2023

April 2023 Staffing and Allocations

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

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

Important: 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: 37,259 flying hours (+287 month over month)
IAD:  2,526 (-10)
BWI: 2,627 (-23)
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42,412 Total flying hours (DCA, IAD, BWI,) (+254)

  • April will not be a flex month and the contractual targeted credit range default is 70-90
  • No vacation buyback was offered.
  • April Holidays and Events: April Fool’s Day April 1, Palm Sunday April 2, Good Friday April 7, Easter Sunday April 9, The Masters Golf Classic and NASCAR 2nd week of April. Earth Day April 22,
  • DCA April Reserve seniority begins at system seniority 23,601 OCC date of April 28,2022
  • We will be receiving 37 New hires through the month of April. These new hires are not included the LRD process for April and 19 of these new hires will not bid in PBS for April but will be assigned reserve days off manually.

Allocation notes for April:

  • +254 block hours month over month
  • 767 total sequences for DCA, IAD, BWI
  • ODAN flying saw a slight decrease with RONs in BOS, CHS, LGA
  • LAX High Time 1-day turns operating 30 days.
  • PHX pink eye operating 2 days
  • PHX traditional Red Eye operating 22 days with RON of 27.30Hrs
  • Charter and Honor flights return in April with 12 sequences.
  • 8 Speaker sequences
  • NAS 1 day operating 4 times
  • NIPD RONs: BDA, BGI, CUN, CUR, GDL, SDQ, SLP, SJU
  • New Destinations:  HNL, SVD 🍍
  • DFW turns out of IAD operating 7 days
  • Canada RONs:  YVR, YYC, YYZ

Scheduled Duty Days

  • < 8 hours 44%
  • 8-10 hours 27.7%
  • 10-12    ours 25.5%
  • >12hours 2.8%

Scheduled Layover Rest

  • < 11 hours 0
  • 11-12 hours 1.9%
  • 12-14 hours 30.1%
  • 16-18 hours 16.6%
  • >24 hours 8%

April 2023 Bidding Timelines


Initial Reserve Seniority – April 2023


Final Notes for the DCA Base:

March PBS results had minimum constraints of 70 and 78 hours at system seniority 1 and 5799. The 78-hour constraint was the most senior we have seen in many months. We believe that the PBS starting Line holder numbers should be greater than they are to help with forced time at all seniorities. Please be aware of your relative seniority and what you can hold when bidding a Target Credit Ranger (TCR). Here is the PBS Guide for bidding information.

Deadlines to take into consideration:

  • Secondary 2023-2024 Vacation bidding is now open and closes March 14 at 12p, (CT)
  • 1st Quarter WBT is due March 20th @ 23:59 (CT)
  • TSA RAP Finger printing due date March 29, 2024
  • REAL ID Deadline is May 7, 2025

Upcoming Events:

  • APFA Contract Action Team Terminal Walk – March 27th from 6am until 11am.
  • April Picketing Event scheduled for April 4, 2023 from 11am until 1pm. Please bid accordingly if you would like to participate.

ARE YOU READY? WE ARE READY!


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In Solidarity,

John Pennel
APFA DCA Base President

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Dianne Britton
APFA DCA Base Vice President

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Lisa Barnes
APFA DCA Base Council Representative – Allocations

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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
M-F: 3:00PM - 11:00 PM (CT)
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