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3.10.24 – APFA DFW Base Brief- April 2024 Staffing and Allocations

April 2024 Staffing and Allocations

Sunday, March 10, 2024

Manning Information:

  • Total Headcount: 7,142
  • Available Headcount: 6,668
  • Lineholders: 5,363
  • Reserves: 1,305 (19.6%)
  • System Reserve: 18.8%
  • Initial Reserve Seniority: 17721 (29FEB16)
  • Vacancy Transfers effective 02MAY: 59 (2 new hires)
  • Expected Open Line Average: 80.7 hours
  • Expected System Line Average: 79.8 hours

Important Timelines:

Schedule Highlights:

Key Dates

  • Schedule Change: Thursday, April 04
  • Contractual Month: Monday, April 01 through Wednesday, May 01
  • April is 31-day contractual month.

Holidays/Special Events

  • Solar Eclipse (MZT): Added capacity to/from DFW & PHX.  04APR-14APR.
  • Masters Golf Tournament at Augusta National (AGS): Added Capacity and one-off flights from AUS, BOS, CLT, DCA, DFW, LGA, MIA, ORD, PHL, & PHX. 07APR-15APR.
  • Coachella Music Festival (PSP): Added capacity and one-off flights from DFW, LAX and PHX. 04APR, 15APR, 18APR & 22APR.
  • Kentucky Derby (SDF): Added capacity and one-off flights to/from AUS, BOS, CLT, DCA, DFW, IAH, JFK, LAX, LGA, MIA, ORD, PHL, PHX & RDU. One-off 32T Operations on DFW-SDF, LAX-SDF & DFW-LAX. 01MAY-05MAY.

Bank Structure

  • DFW will operate nine (9) banks in April with bank nine (B9) cancellations on Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday.
  • Easter Carry through Bank Cancellations: Bank nine (B9) on Tuesday, April 02 and Wednesday, April 03.

Allocations Information: Flying continues to ramp up for spring break and the summer peak season. The schedule change on April 04 brings new routes (BCN) and other exciting flying opportunities for the base.

Block hours have increased significantly for April, with DFW allocated an additional 20,917 hours compared to March. The base has seen a 5.3% increase in block hours month-over-month and 10.7% increase year-over-year.

Trip construction for April improved slightly with increased domestic widebody flying, high-time turns, and desirable ODANs operating daily. We were pleasantly surprised that some of our monthly concerns were addressed.

There is still much room for improvement, but we appreciate the progress. We will continue to monitor open time after PBS awards and through April for ODAN demand with the increased flying.

Reserve percentages (number of FAs serving reserve) decreased by 2.4% month-over-month. Planning attributed the decrease to improved Flight Attendant performance and operational reliability.

Base Leadership continues to ask for an increase in traditional two-day pairings and a decrease in three-day trips. The base has requested a 35% two-day trip length target and a 30% three-day target. Two-day trips provide more flexibility when managing schedules for many Flight Attendants, and flexibility is key as we transition to the peak summer schedule.

DFW received 408,046 block hours for April, an increase of 20,917 hours from March. STL satellite has 4,315 hours, whereas AUS satellite will have 1,576 hours for April.

3FA and 4FA Sequence Durations: 

1-Day: 32.1%
2-Day: 29.4%
3-Day: 34.3%
4-Day: 4.2%

3FA and 4FA Overnight Rest Distribution: 

Overnight Rest 11-12 hrs: 3.3%
Overnight Rest 12-14 hrs: 26.0%
Overnight Rest 14-16 hrs: 26.7%
Overnight Rest 16-24 hrs: 36.0%
Overnight Rest 24-34 hrs: 7.9%
Overnight Rest Greater than 34 hrs: 0.2%

3FA & 4FA Productivity: 

Credit Hours per Calendar Day: 5:01 hrs.
Schedule Block Hours per Calendar Day: 4:30 hrs.
Credit Hours per Duty Period: 5.32 hrs.

3FA & 4FA Sit Times: 

2 Hours: 19.0%
2.5 Hours: 10.1%
3 Hours: 2.3%

3FA & 4FA Leg Distribution: 

1-Leg: 33.0%
2-Leg: 48.5%
3-Leg: 17.5%
4-Legs: 1.0%

3FA & 4FA Duty Distribution: 

Duty length is calculated including sign-in and release time. 
3 hours or less of duty: 1.1%
3 to 4 hours of duty: 10.0%
4 to 5 hours of duty: 15.6%
5 to 6 hours of duty: 7.0%
6 to 7 hours of duty: 4.0%
7 to 8 hours of duty: 9.8%
8 to 9 hours of duty: 15.7%
9 to 10 hours of duty: 12.2%
10 to 11 hours of duty: 10.3%
11 to 12 hours of duty: 12.8%
Greater than 12 hours: 1.4%

3FA & 4FA Block Distribution: 

3 hours or less: 18.2%
3 to 4 hours: 18.3%
4 to 5 hours: 12.1%
5 to 6 hours: 18.1%
6 to 7 hours: 17.3%
7 to 8 hours: 12.4%
8 to 9 hours: 3.3%
9 hours or greater: 0.2%

DFW Combined Operation Percentage of Sequences: 

All equipment all positions.
1-Day: 26.7%
2-Day: 26.3%
3-Day: 42.7%
4-Day: 4.3%

Designated email for Allocations and Manning questions and concerns:

[email protected] 

 

Continue to wear your red WAR pin, red lanyard, and bag tags until we secure the contract we’ve earned.
As always fly safely, take care of yourself and one another, and FOLLOW YOUR CONTRACT.

Amber De Roxtra
DFW Base President

[email protected]
(682) 422-7179

Amy Green
DFW Base Vice President

[email protected] 
(972) 696-9766

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