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6.12.23 – APFA DFW Base Brief- July 2023 Staffing and Allocations

July 2023 Staffing and Allocations
Information is Preliminary and Subject to Change

Monday, June 12, 2023

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Manning Information:

  • Total headcount: 7,053
  • Available headcount: 6,569
  • Lineholders: 4,991
  • Reserves: 1,578 (24.0%)
  • System Reserve: 22.9%
  • Initial Reserve Seniority: 15362 (12AUG13)
  • New Hires reporting to DFW in June: 151
  • Vacancy transfers reporting on 01 AUG: 59 (22 NH)
  • Expected opening line average: 81.8 hours
  • Expected system line average: 82.0 hours

Important Timelines:

June Schedule Highlights:

Key Dates:

  • Schedule Change: Wednesday, July 05.
  • Independence Day: Tuesday, July 04.

Critical Period

  • Saturday, July 01 thru Friday, July 07. “Absences from any flight assignments that occur on any date of a critical period receive one additional point under the dependability program.”
  • Incentive Credit (Reward Bank): Saturday, July 01 thru Friday, July 07.
    • “Flight Attendants the work all operational assignments (sequences, airport standby assignments, Reserve Availability Periods (RAPS), and special assignments) and have no absences or removals (e.g., Sick, FMLA, Jury Duty, Military, Personal, Bereavement, etc.), including pre-planned absences and removals, on days during a critical period accrue one (1) incentive credit that will reduce a future point-generating dependability event. Employees may earn up to three (3) incentive credits per year. Incentive credits are unlimited and do not expire.”

Holidays/Special Events:

  • St. Lucia Carnival (UVF) added frequencies and up gauged equipment 13JUL thru 18JUL.
  • Fourth of July Holiday Period : Sunday, July 02 thru Friday, July 07. Pulldown in narrow-body PM flying, bank cancellations on 7/3 (B9) and 7/4 (B1).

Bank Structure:

  • DFW will operate nine (9) banks in July with narrow-body cuts on Tuesday and Wednesday. AUS will have a pull-down in flying on Saturday for the month of July.

Allocated Hours for July:

DFW: 392,855 block hours, an increase of 2,742 hours from June. AUS: 1,505 block hours, increase of 17 hours from June. STL: 4,482 block hours, increase of 126 hours from June.

3FA and 4FA Sequence Durations:

  • 1-Day: 30.0%
  • 2-Day: 35.6%
  • 3-Day: 29.7%
  • 4-Day: 4.7%

3FA and 4FA Overnight Rest Distribution:

  • Overnight Rest 10:30-11:00 hrs: 0.3%
  • Overnight Rest 11-12 hrs: 3.2%
  • Overnight Rest 12-14 hrs: 28.7%
  • Overnight Rest 14-16 hrs: 25.8%
  • Overnight Rest 16-24 hrs: 33.9%
  • Overnight Rest 24-34 hrs: 8.0%
  • Overnight Rest greater than 34 hrs: 0.1%

3FA & 4FA Productivity:

  • Credit Hours per Calendar Day: 5:01 hrs.
  • Schedule Block Hours per Calendar Day: 4:33 hrs.
  • Credit Hours per Duty Period: 5.35 hrs.

3FA & 4FA Sit Times:

  • 2 Hours: 17.0%
  • 2.5 Hours: 8.4%
  • 3 Hours: 1.8%

3FA & 4FA Leg Distribution:

  • 1-Leg: 29.7%
  • 2-Leg: 47.4%
  • 3-Leg: 21.8%
  • 4-Legs: 1.1%

3FA & 4FA Duty Distribution:
Duty length is calculated including sign-in and release time.

  • 3 hours or less of duty: 1.2%
  • 3 to 4 hours of duty: 7.8%
  • 4 to 5 hours of duty: 15.1%
  • 5 to 6 hours of duty: 5.1%
  • 6 to 7 hours of duty: 4.3%
  • 7 to 8 hours of duty: 11.6%
  • 8 to 9 hours of duty: 14.9%
  • 9 to 10 hours of duty: 13.0%
  • 10 to 11 hours of duty: 12.3%
  • 11 to 12 hours of duty: 13.1%
  • Greater than 12 hours: 1.6%

3FA & 4FA Block Distribution:

  • 3 hours or less: 15.0%
  • 3 to 4 hours: 17.7%
  • 4 to 5 hours: 12.6%
  • 5 to 6 hours: 19.6%
  • 6 to 7 hours: 18.5%
  • 7 to 8 hours: 11.8%
  • 8 to 9 hours: 4.7%
  • 9 hours or greater: 0.1%

DFW Combined Operation Percentage of Sequences:
All equipment all positions.

  • 1-Day: 25.3%
  • 2-Day: 29.0%
  • 3-Day: 39.2%
  • 4-Day: 5.0%
  • 5-Day: 1.4%
  • 6-Day: 0.1%

Designated email for Allocations and Manning questions and concerns:
[email protected]

Amber De Roxtra
APFA DFW Base President
[email protected]
(682) 422-7179

Amy Green
APFA DFW Base Vice President
[email protected]
(972) 696-9766

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