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2.03.24 – APFA ORD Base Brief – March 2024 Staffing and Allocations

March 2024 ORD Staffing and Allocations

Saturday, February 3, 2024

The Worldwide Flight Attendant Day of Action on February 13 is fast approaching! If you are off and able to attend, we hope to see you there! Final times, locations and details for Chicago and the 30+ other locations will be coming soon!

Show up and join other unions in standing up and saying we are ALL tired and enough is enough!

For more information, read the latest hotline here. Come out and show your support. RSVP here!


Vacation Bidding 

The Primary Round of Vacation Bidding opened, January 29 at 1200 pm (CT). The Primary Round of Vacation Bidding will close Wednesday, February 28 at 1200 pm (CT). Primary Round awards will be posted no later than Tuesday, March 5 at 1200 pm (CT).

Please note: Your 2024-2025 Annual Vacation Primary and Secondary Vacation Awards/Assignments are based on your crew base of record as of January 1, 2024.

Read the Vacation Hotline for more information.


Allocations 

March begins to welcome more of our IPD flying. BCN and FCO begin at the end of the month, with trips positioning crew starting on the 29th of March.

787 domestic wide body flying consists of:

  • DFW turn on March 31st
  • DFW 2 days throughout the month
  • PHX 3 days with 29-hour PHX layover

Turn percentages continue to be below where we would like, only 20%. We know people like turns, especially the early mornings. The company continues to work on achieving a more desirable number.

ODAN numbers are up slightly from February. We will watch how these trips are being covered.


Staffing

The reserve percentage for Chicago is 18.4% vs system average of 19.5%

The expected line average for Chicago at PBS open is expected to be 80.3 vs the system average of 80.9.


Sequence Starts per Day


Important Dates

March 10 – Spring Forward Daylight Saving Time

March 17 – St. Patrick’s Day 

March 31 – Easter Sunday


Trip Construction 

  • 1-day: 20% in March vs 22% in February
  • 2-day: 37% in March vs 36% in February
  • 3-day: 38% in March vs 38% in February
  • 4 plus-day: 4% in March vs. 4% in February
  • ODAN Starts per day:  16.4 in March vs 15.7 in February

PBS Preliminary Manning Plan

In Solidarity,

Dray Howard
APFA ORD Base President
(630) 215-8410
[email protected]

Justin Patterson
APFA ORD Base Vice President
(509) 720-0067
[email protected]

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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)
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APFA Events

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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

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