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3.03.24 – APFA MIA Base Brief – April 2024 Staffing and Allocations

April 2024 MIA Staffing and Allocations

Sunday, March 3, 2024

All,

The active headcount for April is 3,574. This is up slightly from March and an increase of 200 jobs YOY. We are projected to have 591 Reserves for April which represents 17.2% of the base. The line average will be 80.1 hours. Our Reserve numbers have decreased from March, which indicates we are continuing to move in a positive direction.

We can anticipate 107 new hires reporting to base in March. The first class reports Monday, March 4th, and each additional class will report every Monday throughout the month. This is very good news as this will have a positive impact on the those currently serving reserve. We know you will make them feel welcome.

The LRD tool does not reflect 75 new hires who will be on Reserve for April. The LRD tool indicates 516. The actual number of required Reserves is 591. So if you are on Reserve and senior on the list, make sure to back up your PBS bids with Lineholder bid preferences.

CDG and MVD have been discontinued and are projected to return in late October. EZE will lose one daily flight returning also in late October. EZE will operate a 777-200 on Wednesdays and Fridays with a 59.25-hour layover worth 23.12 hours and on Sundays with an 83.25-hour layover worth 30.04 hours. GRU will operate two daily flights with a Rocket on the 777-200, and the longer layover on the 777-300. LHR will continue to operate two daily flights split between the 777-300 and the 777-200. The later LHR is scheduled to depart at 2100. MAD, BCN, and GIG will operate daily on the 787-8.

Our wide-body NIPD and Domestic flying has been significantly reduced due to the increase in seasonal flying in the Northeast. We will be limited to a daily 777-300 to LAX with a 33.53-hour layover and a PHL 1/1 on the 787-8 with a 19.20-hour layover. There will be no wide-body turns on Domestic or NIPD. I have asked Allocations to push wide-body flying into our base for May, given the reduction in IPD flying. They are willing to review it.

IPD Flying:

  • LHR-777-300 Daily
  • LHR-777-200 Daily
  • GRU-777-300 Daily
  • GRU-777-200 Daily
  • EZE-777-200 (Wed,Fri, and Sun)
  • BCN-787-8 Daily
  • MAD-787-8 Daily,
  • GIG-787-8 Daily

Wide-body Domestic:

  • PHL 787-8
  • LAX-777-300

ODANs:

  • MCO, RDU, ATL, TPA, JAX

Turns:

  • HAV, CUN, MEX, BGI, MBJ, SDQ, SJU, SKB, SJO, FDF, AUA, PTP, SVD, UVF, LIR, STX, PAP, SXM, CUR, STT, PUJ, MDE, BAQ, SCU, POP, PEI, XPL, DCA, BOS, MSP, LGA, RDU, ATL, PHX, MCO, TPA, LAS, DEN, YYZ, JAX, RDU, MSY

Block Hours:

  • MIA: 204,240
  • ATL: 1,957
  • FLL: 6,020
  • MCO: 2,536
  • PBI: 3,937


  • A321N Differences
  • Operational Reliability
  • Collaborative De-escalation
  • Data Privacy Training and Privacy Policy Acknowledgement
  • What is Personal Data?
  • Data Disposal
  • Keeping American Secure – Insider Threat

WBT Deadline: Monday, March 11 @ 11:59 pm (CT). 
Failure to complete this training by March 11th, could potentially lead to disciplinary action.


Fingerprinting Deadline

The deadline for having your fingerprints done was February 23rd. If you have not completed this requirement, we urge you to do so. There is a fingerprinting office in operations, also there is one behind the ticket counter at the south end of the terminal.

The hours for fingerprinting are:

  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 0800-1615 (closed for lunch 1200-1300)
  • Tuesday and Thursday from 0600-1415 (Closed for lunch 1000-1100)

Increase in Trips Missed

We have experienced an increase in the number of trips missed this year. Many Flight Attendants have reported not receiving a call or voice mail message from Crew Scheduling regarding the assignment of a trip. Crew Scheduling has suggested that you add the following numbers into your contacts to help avoid calls not getting through. 682-315-2739 and 682-315-0000.


Late Reports

We continue to receive calls each month from Flight Attendants who either forgot to sign-in, or the tablet did not record the sign-in. You should always double check the NS to make sure you have an asterisk next to your name. If you do receive an LR and were at the airport prior to sign-in, you can pull up your KCM scan history by creating an account from the website on the back of your KCM card. Once you have successfully created the account, you will be able to access the previous 60 days of your scans. Keep in mind the times are posted in Zulu time which is four hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time. You can then provide a copy to your Attendance Manager that will prove you were at the airport prior to sign-in.


ETB Negating Pay Protection

If you receive pay protection for a sequence (XR, RS, ON, FI, LS), you may double dip only through TTS/UBL. Any ETB transaction over the CALENDAR days of the pay-protected sequence will negate the entire pay protection. For example: You are pay protected for an EZE sequence that arrives on the last day at 0600. If you conduct any ETB transactions up to 2359 of that day, you will lose the pay protection even though it was outside the footprint of the trip. This includes ETB trading, dropping, or picking up a sequence. We continue to hear from Flight Attendants each month who have made this costly critical error.

In Solidarity,

Randy Trautman
APFA MIA Base President

[email protected]

Heidi Morgan
APFA MIA Base Vice President

[email protected]

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Euless, Texas 76040

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Phone: (817) 540-0108

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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

Currently, no scheduled events...

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

Currently, no scheduled events...

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