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12.09.23 – APFA DFW Base Brief – January 2024 Staffing and Allocations

January 2024 Staffing and Allocations
Information is Preliminary and Subject to Change

Saturday, December 9, 2023

Manning Information:

  • Total Headcount: 7,147
  • Available Headcount: 6,664
  • Lineholders: 5,054
  • Reserves: 1,530 (23.2%)
  • System Reserve: 23.7%
  • Initial Reserve Seniority: 17276 (09FEB15)
  • Voluntary Leave of Absence (VLOA): 80
  • Expected Open Line Average: 80.0 hours
  • Expected System Line Average: 79.2 hours

Important Timelines:

Schedule Highlights:

Key Dates:

  • Schedule Change: Monday, January 08.
  • Critical Period/Incentive Credit Dates: Friday, December 22 through Wednesday, January 03.
  • Incentive Credit (Reward Bank): Flight Attendants that work any operational assignments (sequences, airport standby assignments, RAPS, and special assignments) and have no absences or removals (Sick, FMLA, Jury Duty, Military, Personal, Bereavement), including pre-planned absences and removals on days during the critical period accrue one (1) incentive credit that will reduce any future point-generating dependability event. Employees may earn up to three credits per year. Incentive credits are unlimited and do not expire.
  • Critical Period: A critical period is any operational assignment (flight assignment, reserve day, or duty day) that occur on dates during the incentive period 12/22-1/03. A Flight Attendant will be charged 1 additional point for any occurrence during a critical period (other than the exceptions for MLOA or non-point generating PO).
  • Contractual Month: Monday, January 01 through Tuesday, January 30.

Holidays/Special Events:

  • New Year’s Day: Monday, January 01
  • Consumer Electronics Show (LAS): 08JAN-12JAN
  • JP Morgan Healthcare Conference (SFO): 11JAN
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Monday, January 15
  • Widebody Up-gauges: Various up-gauged equipment on domestic routes.

Holiday Pay Day(s):

  • Monday, January 01 (New Year’s Day)
  • Any Flying performed on a designated Holiday Day(s) including a reschedule shall pay a premium of 100% over the Flight Attendant’s base hourly rate (Holiday Day(s) premium is paid above guarantee for reserves) for hours flown (based on the greater of scheduled or actual hours flown), on a Holiday Day(s) and will include flying that cross over midnight local station time and touches a Holiday Day(s).

Bank Structure:

  • DFW will operate nine (9) banks in January with B1 & B9 cancellations on Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday.

Holiday Bank Cancellations:

  • Monday, 01/01: B1
  • Thursday, 01/04: B9
  • Friday, 01/05: B9
  • Sunday, 01/14: B1

Allocations Information:

The first week of January brings the Holiday peak flying schedule to a close after the schedule change on JAN 08. The winter pull-down in flying, bank cancellations, and frequency fluctuations will create changes in flying patterns, resulting in increased layover lengths for many destinations.

Widebody aircraft will be utilized domestically with the operational reduction in IPD flying. We did not see a spike in domestic WBD flying, which we did bring to the attention of the allocations department. We stressed the base enjoys 1-1 leg, two-day widebody flying and expects block hours to be shared evenly when possible.

Trip construction remained status quo for January. Pairings working one and two legs per day remain high, comprising 81.3% of all trips. Layovers over 24 hours increased by 0.7%, and duty days 11 hours and greater increased by less than 1%. The base requested an increase in two-day pairings, high-time turns, and domestic/NIPD widebody flying.

DFW received 387,546 block hours for January an increase of 9,687 hours from December. STL satellite has 4,376 hours, whereas AUS will have 1,587 hours for January.

3FA and 4FA Sequence Durations:

  • 1-Day: 31.7%
  • 2-Day: 28.9%
  • 3-Day: 35.0%
  • 4-Day: 4.5%

3FA and 4FA Overnight Rest Distribution:

  • Overnight Rest 10:30 to 11 hrs: 0.1%
  • Overnight Rest 11-12 hrs: 4.0%
  • Overnight Rest 12-14 hrs: 27.4%
  • Overnight Rest 14-16 hrs: 25.1%
  • Overnight Rest 16-24 hrs: 33.3%
  • Overnight Rest 24-34 hrs: 10.0%
  • Overnight Rest Greater than 34 hrs: 0.1%

3FA & 4FA Productivity:

  • Credit Hours per Calendar Day: 5:02 hrs.
  • Schedule Block Hours per Calendar Day: 4:27 hrs.
  • Credit Hours per Duty Period: 5.34 hrs.

3FA & 4FA Sit Times:

  • 2 Hours: 19.8%
  • 2.5 Hours: 10.3%
  • 3 Hours: 2.5%

3FA & 4FA Leg Distribution:

  • 1-Leg: 34.1%
  • 2-Leg: 47.2%
  • 3-Leg: 18.1%
  • 4-Legs: 0.6%

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

  • 3 hours or less of duty: 1.3%
  • 3 to 4 hours of duty: 9.4%
  • 4 to 5 hours of duty: 16.0%
  • 5 to 6 hours of duty: 7.9%
  • 6 to 7 hours of duty: 4.3%
  • 7 to 8 hours of duty: 8.8%
  • 8 to 9 hours of duty: 14.4%
  • 9 to 10 hours of duty: 11.4%
  • 10 to 11 hours of duty: 11.4%
  • 11 to 12 hours of duty: 13.6%
  • Greater than 12 hours: 1.6%

3FA & 4FA Block Distribution:

  • 3 hours or less: 18.1%
  • 3 to 4 hours: 18.0%
  • 4 to 5 hours: 12.1%
  • 5 to 6 hours: 17.8%
  • 6 to 7 hours: 17.1%
  • 7 to 8 hours: 12.8%
  • 8 to 9 hours: 3.9%
  • 9 hours or greater: 0.2%

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

  • 1-Day: 27.4%
  • 2-Day: 23.9%
  • 3-Day: 41.4%
  • 4-Day: 7.3%
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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