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7.04.23 – APFA MIA Base Brief- August 2023 Staffing and Allocations

August 2023 MIA Staffing and Allocations

Tuesday, July 4, 2023

All,

Our total headcount for August is 3,455. This is up about 400 heads from August of 2022. Lineholders represent 2,584 jobs, and the Reserve percentage is projected at 21.4% with 703 required heads. The line average is set at 83.3, up from 82 in July.

We will receive 51 new hire Flight Attendants in July, bringing our total for the year to 479. The last class 2023-18 graduates July 18th and reports to base on July 25th. The hiring will pause for the next several weeks and will resume in August. We can expect to receive new hires toward the latter part of September and throughout the remainder of the year.

We can expect to see Labor Day adjustments to the flying from 28AUG-04SEP. This will include more coverage needed days, and a higher Reserve percentage for that week.

IPD Flying

LHR will operate two daily flights on the 777-200 and 777-300. GRU will operate a daily Rocket with the first half of the month on the 777-200, and the second half of the month on the 787-8. A second flight will operate daily on the 777-300 with a 38.25 hour layover. MAD, BCN, EZE, and GIG will all operate daily on the 787-8.

Non-IPD Wide-Body Flying

PHL will continue to operate the daily 1/1 on the 787-8 with a 30.13 hours layover. JFK will operate a daily 1/1 on the 777-200 with an 18 hour layover. DFW will operate a daily 1/1 with an 18 hour layover beginning 15AUG. The flying will be combined with the 777-200 and 787-8. SJU will operate a daily turn on the 777-200. LAX and DFW will operate turns beginning on 16AUG. LAX will be a day turn on the 777-200, and the DFW turn will be combined with the 777-200 and 787-8.

Narrow-Body Turns

  • BGI, SXM, UVF, GND, AUA, CTG, LIR, SKB, SJO, STT, CUR, SDQ, MDE, BAQ, SCU, CMW, NAS, SVD, BON, PAP, PTY, CVG, MSY, DEN, SAT, YYZ, JAX, LAS all-nighter, DEN all-nighter.

ODANs

  • ATL, RDU, MEM, JAX, BNA, MCO, SAV

August Block Hours

  • MIA: 195,853
  • ATL: 1,967
  • FLL: 6,105
  • MCO: 2,598
  • PBI: 3,512
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    Combined Total: 210,035

Reserve Confirming Assignments

We continue to receive calls from Reserves who are being issued TMs for confirming assignments through CCI. We cannot stress enough that you should only confirm your assignment verbally through Crew Schedule, or using Crew Portal. CCI is not reliable when confirming a Reserve assignment, and does NOT effectively communicate with FOS.

PBS Target Credit Range (TCR)

In July a 78 hour minimum constraint started at seniority 12250. The 70 hour constraint started at seniority 3624. Please make sure if you fall within these seniority ranges, you adjust your TCR to expect similar constraints for August.

Direct Conflicts/FAR Illegal-Pay Protection

If you have a FAR removal (FI), you are paid for the full value of both sequences. For a Direct Conflict (DC), meaning a sequence overlaps another, the pay for the first trip measures against the second trip.

For example, you have two 10-hour trips back to back. You arrive a day later from your first trip which makes you FAR Illegal (FI) for the second trip. Meaning you have less than 10 hours between trips, and there is no overlap. The first trip is now worth 15 hours. You are pay protected for the full value (10 hours) of the second trip since they did not overlap. The pay value for both trips in this scenario is 25 hours.

In the case of a Direct Conflict (DC), you get in the next day, causing a direct overlap with the second trip. The first trip becomes worth 15 hours, the second trip was worth 10 hours. The original scheduled value of both trips added together was 20 hours. You would be owed the difference of five hours in this scenario as a result of the trips overlapping. So you are pay protected the original value of both for a total of 20 hours.

Rescheduling Rules

As we continue to experience weather related IROPS and head into hurricane season, here are some important rules to help guide through your obligations when you experience a cancellation or disruption.

If your trip gets disrupted (e.g., misconnect, cancellation, etc.) and a reschedule is necessary, the company is required to notify you of changes to your schedule and you are required to remain available for a reschedule. Crew Scheduling will advise you of your adjusted sequence/assignment prior to four (4) hours after your originally scheduled sequence sign-in time or three (3) hours after the disruption is known, whichever is later. Positive contact is required.

If you have not been disrupted and a reschedule is necessary, the company must make positive contact with you through the approved methods (outlined in Section 10.V.5) to explain more about the adjustments made to your schedule.
Below are some key points to keep in mind if you are rescheduled.

Prior to report 10.J.2), my sequence was canceled in its entirety, what is Crew Scheduling’s obligation and what is mine?

Prior to report, you have no obligation to report for duty, regardless of whether Scheduling has notified you.

Prior to report (10.J.2), what should I do if I receive a communication (ONE message) or check Crew Portal and see my first flight or any flight of my sequence has canceled or been modified, and I haven’t been notified by Crew Scheduling?

If your sequence still has any active working or deadhead leg, you may still be subject to a reschedule and would still be required to report as originally scheduled.

If there is an adjustment to your sequence prior to report, Scheduling is required to contact you. If you notice an adjustment to your schedule before Scheduling has contacted you, you can proactively call Scheduling to receive your new sequence details. You may have the option to be removed from the sequence (10.J.2.b-c) and if you do not call or receive a call from Scheduling, you still are obligated to report to the airport at the original report time.

After report, but before departure (10.J.3), my sequence was modified or canceled, what are Crew Scheduling’s and my obligation?

Once you have reported for your sequence and your sequence experiences a disruption, Crew Scheduling has an obligation to notify you of the disruption and the subsequent reschedule. After the initial notification of your disruption, you will be advised of your adjusted sequence/assignment prior to four (4) hours after the originally scheduled sequence sign-in time or three (3) hours after the disruption is known, whichever is later. During this time, you should remain available at the airport during the timeframe listed above for your reschedule. If you have not heard anything and it’s nearing the end of the timeframe, please contact Crew Scheduling to receive information regarding your schedule. Scheduling may advise you of:

  • A reschedule and the applicable details associated with the reschedule
  • Release you from your duty day if you have flying on subsequent days
  • Or, release you from your sequence with no further obligation.

After report, but before departure (10.J.3), the first leg of my sequence has been canceled or my sequence has been canceled in its’ entirety and I’m unable to sign-in, what should I do?

If Crew Scheduling has not attempted to contact you, you should attempt to contact Crew Scheduling, but if you are unable to reach them, you should remain at the airport for up to four (4) hours from your originally scheduled sequence sign-in time or three (3) hours after the disruption is known, whichever is later, to be rescheduled. If you have not been contacted by Crew Scheduling during the aforementioned timeframe, please attempt to contact Crew Scheduling to see if you have been rescheduled or are released.

After origination, I experience a mid-sequence or end of sequence disruption (cancellation, delay, misconnect (10.J.4)), what should I do?

If Crew Tracking has not attempted to contact you and you have a mid-sequence disruption or the last leg(s) of your trip cancels (including if you are in your home base), you should contact Crew Tracking. You remain obligated to return the phone call and/or voicemail from Crew Tracking to be advised of your schedule. Rescheduled crews will be advised of their remaining duty assignment for that day and the balance of the sequence within three (3) hours after the disruption is known. If not assigned replacement flying within the three (3) hour timeframe, you will be released for that duty day.

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In Solidarity,

Randy Trautman
APFA MIA Base President

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Heidi Morgan
APFA MIA Base Vice President

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