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8.03.23 – APFA MIA Base Brief- September 2023 Staffing and Allocations

September 2023 MIA Staffing and Allocations

Thursday, August 3, 2023

All,

September flying will pull back around 7% system-wide. Miami will experience a 6% reduction. The next three months are 31-day months which will mitigate the reduction by 3.4%. This is typical as we head into the fall schedule.

Labor Day is Monday September 4th and we can expect to see changes to our schedule during the period from 31AUG thru 09SEP. This will include frequency changes as the College Football season kicks off with additional charter flying.

Our wide-body flying represents 24% of the total block hours. We can expect this to increase in the winter months with additional IPD flying coming back in late October.

Reserve percentages are projected to be at 20.9% with 688 required heads. This is slightly down from August. The LRD tool will accurately reflect the reserve totals since we will not be receiving any new hires prior to the PBS run.

IPD Flying

  • LHR-777-300
  • LHR-777-200
  • GRU-777-300
  • GRU-787-9 (Rocket)
  • MAD-787-8
  • BCN-787-8
  • GIG-787-8
  • EZE-787-8

Wide-Body Domestic Flying

  • JFK-777-200. 1/1
  • DFW-787-8. 1/1
  • PHL-787-8. 1/1
  • LAX-777-200. Turn first week only.

1-Day Trips

  • SJU, SDQ, ANU, STX, POS, STT, AUA, SXM, UVF, CUR, MEX, GND, CMW,PAP, CLO, SVD, PTY, DCA, PHX, JAX, YYZ, RDU

ODANs

  • MCO, RDU, MSY, BNA, JAX, ATL, BNA

September Block Hours

  • MIA: 183,797
  • ATL: 1,987
  • FLL: 6,077
  • MCO: 2,596
  • PBI: 3,923
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    Combined Total: 198,380



10-Hour Rest Requirement (Release to Report)

The 10-hour rest requirement ensures you will receive a minimum of ten (10) hours free of duty from release until report. This new FAR does not provide ten (10) hours of rest behind the door. Contractually we are still afforded eight (8)hours behind the door. If you are delayed due to hotel or transportation issues and have less than eight (8) hours behind the door, you must notify Crew Tracking to advise them of the delay, and have them adjust your rest accordingly.

Contractual Home Base Rest

Unless you have waived your home base rest in PBS or TTS/UBL in order to pick up a sequence, you are entitled to receive contractual home base rest.

For reserves the home base contractual rest is twelve (12)hours, and is non-reducible by the Company. The IPD contractual home base rest requirement is fourteen (14) hours and thirty (30) minutes, and is also non-reducible by Crew Schedule.

For Domestic Lineholders the contractual home base requirement is eleven (11)hours. Should you go below eleven (11)hours but are above the ten (10) hour FAR rest requirement, you can request to be removed unpaid from your next sequence provided you did not elect any waivers when picking up the sequence.

The Lineholder NIPD home base contractual requirement is twelve (12) hours, and can be reduced two (2) hours by Crew Schedule in actual operations to a minimum of ten (10) hours.

The IPD home base contractual rest requirement is fourteen (14) hours and thirty (30) minutes and is only reducible by the Flight Attendant. Should you go below fourteen (14) hours and thirty (30) minutes but are still above the FAR rest requirement of ten (10) hours, you can call Crew Schedule and request to be removed unpaid providing you did not waive your home base rest in order to pick up the sequence.

In each of the above scenarios if you do not notify Crew Schedule that you want your contractual rest, they will assume you want to fly the trip providing you have at least ten (10) hours rest from debrief to report. Should you go below the FAR ten (10) hour minimum, you will be pay protected under section 10.K of the JCBA, Illegal Through No Fault language.

Reserve Confirming Assignments

We continue to receive calls from reserves who are being issued Missed Trips (TMs) for confirming assignments through mobileCCI. 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.


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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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Euless, Texas 76040

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

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M-F: 7:00AM - 7:00PM (CT)
Phone: (817) 540-0108

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