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8.04.23 – APFA PHL Base Brief – September 2023 Staffing and Allocations

September 2023 PHL Staffing and Allocations

Friday, August 4, 2023

Hello PHL,

In this base brief:

  • Strike Authorization Vote
  • I am on probation. Am I allowed to cast a strike authorization vote?
  • I am in dues arrears. When is the last day I can become dues current to vote?
  • September 2023 PHL Staffing and Allocations
  • September 2023 Bidding Timeline
  • Follow @apfaunity on Instagram

Strike Authorization Vote

We are at a critical junction where we need to demonstrate to the Company that our Flight Attendant group is ENGAGED, UNIFIED, and WE ARE READY for the contract we deserve!

You may ask yourself how do we do that? WE VOTE! Now thru August 29, 2023, our strike authorization vote is open.

I am on probation. Am I allowed to cast a strike authorization vote?

All APFA Members in good standing, including probationary Flight Attendants, may participate in the strike authorization vote. Your vote is completely confidential. Neither APFA nor the election vendor will be able to access how anyone voted. Management will not have access either.

You cannot be terminated for casting a vote, whether or not you are on probation.

I am in dues arrears. When is the last day I can pay my past dues to cast my strike authorization vote?

To be eligible to vote, you must be dues current by August 24th at 5:00pm CTTo make a payment, visit apfa.org, click ‘My Account‘ at the top right of the landing page, and then select ‘Pay My Dues‘ from the dropdown menu. You may also click here for a tutorial video on dues payment.

  • If you are dues current- You are eligible to vote! 
  • If you are on probation- You are eligible to vote!
  • If you are on a payment plan and current- You are eligible to vote!


September 2023 PHL Staffing and Allocations

Yesterday was our monthly allocations and staffing call. Here is what we know for September:

Our monthly block hours were reduced by 6,454 hours. Although that is alarming to hear, it is in line with the summer pull-down in the schedule for this time of year. We are still under last year’s block hours by approximately 4% systemwide. Our opening line average is set at 79.9, with our Reserve coverage at 17.5%.

Our available headcount is 2,337 Flight Attendants, with 408 expected to be on Reserve. Although the opening line average is 79.9, we expect that to change based on bidding behavior. We have no new hire Flight Attendants joining us on the line this month. Hiring is expected to continue through the end of the year.

PIT Satellite Flying

PIT Satellite flying is reduced by 74 hours for the month of September to 4,706 hours. In August we had 4,780 hours.

ODANS

Available to bid are ORD, BDL, PIT, BTV, PWM, BOS, and BGR. Although we have several cities, please note that they do not all operate every day.
September 2023 Bidding Timeline


Follow @apfaunity on Instagram for updates!


In Solidarity,

Tracey Montanari
APFA PHL Base President

[email protected]

John Pratt
APFA PHL Base Vice President

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Hunter Meredith
PHL Base Council Representative
[email protected]

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APFA Headquarters
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
M-F: 3:00PM - 11:00 PM (CT)
Sat-Sun: 9:00AM - 5:00PM (CT)

APFA Events

4Q23 EC Meeting

February 22 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

APFA Headquarters
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
M-F: 3:00PM - 11:00 PM (CT)
Sat-Sun: 9:00AM - 5:00PM (CT)

APFA Events

4Q23 EC Meeting

February 22 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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