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4.19.24 – APFA DFW Base Brief- May 2024 Staffing and Allocations

May 2024 Staffing and Allocations

Friday, April 19, 2024

Manning Information:

  • Total Headcount: 7,280
  • Available Headcount: 6,768
  • Lineholders: 5,355
  • Reserves: 1,413 (20.9%)
  • System Reserve: 19.8%
  • Initial Reserve Seniority: 18476 (09JAN17)
  • Vacancy Transfers effective 02JUN: 105 (58 new hires)
  • New Hire Flight Attendants reporting to DFW in May: 178
  • Expected Open Line Average: 82.4 hours
  • Expected System Line Average: 82.1hours

Important Timelines:

Schedule Highlights:

Key Dates

  • Schedule Change: Monday, May 06
  • Mother’s Day: Sunday, May 12
  • Memorial Day: Monday, May 27
  • Contractual Month: Thursday, May 02 through Saturday, June 01. May is a 31-day contractual month.

Holidays/Special Events

  • 50 Charters systemwide.
  • 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.
  • PGA Championship (SDF): One-off flights to/from LAX & PHX 12MAY-20MAY.
  • Indianapolis 500 (IND): Added capacity to/from DFW 24MAY-27MAY.

Bank Structure

  • DFW will operate nine (9) banks in May.
  • Memorial Day Weekend Bank Cancellations: Saturday, 25MAY, B9 and Sunday, 26MAY, B1.
  • Flex Banks: Additional late-night banks added in CLT & PHX on 05/23.

Allocations Information: With the busy peak summer season approaching, flying at DFW continues to rise. Block hours have increased by 30,560 hours in two months. Seasonal and leisure markets are returning, adding new destinations and flying. The schedule change on May 06 is centered around report and release times, equipment changes and adding seasonal routes.

Trip construction is similar to April. Layover rest of 24 hours and longer has increased by 1.4% on domestic and NIPD. FA leg distribution is still favorable, with 81% of all pairings working one or two legs per day and 19% working three or four legs. The base is DFW will operate all nine banks in May with a small pull-down over Memorial Day weekend. Reserve percentages have remained stable, with the base close to the system average and decreasing by 1% year over year.

In May, the base will receive 178 new hire Flight Attendants. Please be sure to welcome them on the line.

DFW received 417,815 block hours for May an increase of 9,643 hours from April. STL satellite has 1,541 hours, whereas AUS satellite will have 1,604 hours for May.

3FA and 4FA Sequence Durations:

1-Day: 31.6%
2-Day: 29.5%
3-Day: 34.6%
4-Day: 4.3%

3FA and 4FA Overnight Rest Distribution:

Overnight Rest 11-12 hrs: 4.0%
Overnight Rest 12-14 hrs: 26.9%
Overnight Rest 14-16 hrs: 25.5%
Overnight Rest 16-24 hrs: 34.3%
Overnight Rest 24-34 hrs: 9.3%
Overnight Rest Greater than 34 hrs: 0.0%

3FA & 4FA Productivity:

Credit Hours per Calendar Day: 4:00 hrs.
Schedule Block Hours per Calendar Day: 4:28 hrs.
Credit Hours per Duty Period: 5.33 hrs.

3FA & 4FA Sit Times:

2 Hours: 18.9%
2.5 Hours: 9.3%
3 Hours: 2.4%

3FA & 4FA Leg Distribution:

1-Leg: 32.4%
2-Leg: 48.4%
3-Leg: 18.4%
4-Legs: 0.8%

3FA & 4FA Duty Distribution:

Duty length is calculated including sign-in and release time. 
3 hours or less of duty: 1.7%
3 to 4 hours of duty: 10.2%
4 to 5 hours of duty: 14.5%
5 to 6 hours of duty: 6.6%
6 to 7 hours of duty: 4.7%
7 to 8 hours of duty: 10.4%
8 to 9 hours of duty: 14.5%
9 to 10 hours of duty: 12.9%
10 to 11 hours of duty: 11.0%
11 to 12 hours of duty: 12.0%
Greater than 12 hours: 1.5%

3FA & 4FA Block Distribution:

3 hours or less: 18.7%
3 to 4 hours: 17.5%
4 to 5 hours: 12.5%
5 to 6 hours: 18.6%
6 to 7 hours: 16.2%
7 to 8 hours: 11.5%
8 to 9 hours: 4.7%
9 hours or greater: 0.3%

DFW Combined Operation Percentage of Sequences:

All equipment all positions.
1-Day: 26.1%
2-Day: 25.8%
3-Day: 43.7%
4-Day: 4.4%

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.

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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