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5.08.24 – APFA DFW Base Brief- June 2024 Staffing and Allocations

June 2024 Staffing and Allocations

Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Tomorrow, May 9th

11 am – 1 pm
DFW International Airport
Terminal D

3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
American Airlines Headquarters
Corner of Skyview Dr and Trinity Blvd
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Manning Information:

  • Total Headcount: 7,422
  • Available Headcount: 6,865
  • Lineholders: 5,217
  • Reserves: 1,648 (24.0%)
  • System Reserve: 22.7%
  • Initial Reserve Seniority: 16814 (12JAN15)
  • Vacancy Transfers effective July 2nd: 60 (28 new hires)
  • New Hires reporting to DFW as of May: 231
  • New Hire Flight Attendants reporting to DFW in June: 123
  • Expected Open Line Average: 84.0 hours
  • Expected System Line Average: 83.3 hours

Important Timelines:

Schedule Highlights:

Key Dates

  • Schedule Change: Wednesday, June 05
  • Father’s Day: Sunday, June 16
  • Critical Period/Incentive Credit (Reward Bank): Monday, July 01 through Sunday, July 07.
  • Contractual Month: Sunday, June 02 through Monday, July 01. June is a 30-day contractual month.

Holidays/Special Events

  • 21 Charters systemwide.
  • Walmart Shareholders Meeting (XNA): Added Capacity to/from DFW, CLT, ORD, & MIA. 03JUN-04JUN.
  • NCAA College Baseball World Series (OMA): Increased Capacity to/from ORD 05JUN.
  • Formula 1 Race (YUL): Increased Capacity to/from CLT, ORD, and & PHL 06JUN-10JUN.
  • PGA U.S. Open (FAY): Increased Capacity to/from CLT 13JUN-16JUN.
  • St. Kitts Music Festival (SKB): Added Capacity to/from MIA 26JUN-01JUL.

Bank Structure 

  • DFW will operate nine (9) banks for June.

Allocations Information: The peak summer schedule has arrived with additional IPD routes and point-to-point flying. DFW will operate two FCO, CDG, MAD, HNL & ANC flights daily starting on June 5th. LHR flights will operate on the 77W for June, and NIPD high-time turns will operate daily. Flight Attendants will have a variety of pairings to choose from in PBS, adding flexibility, which is critical during the summer months to create a healthy work life balance.

Trip construction is similar to May, with statistical data remaining mainly unchanged. We continue to push for an increase in two-day pairings, high-time turns, domestic widebody pairings, and 1-1 leg trips, allowing many to double up if desired. Reserve numbers did increase for June, which was expected given the increase in flying and the number of daily departures. While a significant increase of 3% month over month, the year-over-year number is better (0.3%) with an overall increase of 112 FAs serving reserve compared to June 2023. We expect the July reserve percentages to be consistent with last year, attributing the increase to higher line averages, block hours, and the Fourth of July holiday. Base leadership realizes the financial and personal hardship while serving reserve and consistently advocates for fewer reserves monthly. New Hire Flight Attendants are reporting to the base weekly; DFW is expecting 354 New Hire FA’s by the end of June. Please welcome our new brothers and sisters when you see them on the line.

DFW received 421,063 block hours an increase of 3,248 hours from May. STL satellite has 4,359 hours, whereas AUS satellite will have 1,594 hours for June.

3FA and 4FA Sequence Durations: 

  • 1-Day: 32.0%
  • 2-Day: 29.2%
  • 3-Day: 34.6%
  • 4-Day: 4.2%

3FA and 4FA Overnight Rest Distribution: 

  • Overnight Rest 11-12 hrs: 5.0%
  • Overnight Rest 12-14 hrs: 27.9%
  • Overnight Rest 14-16 hrs: 23.1%
  • Overnight Rest 16-24 hrs: 34.4%
  • Overnight Rest 24-34 hrs: 9.2%

3FA & 4FA Productivity: 

  • Credit Hours per Calendar Day: 4:00 hrs.
  • Schedule Block Hours per Calendar Day: 4:32 hrs.
  • Credit Hours per Duty Period: 5.34 hrs.

3FA & 4FA Sit Times: 

  • 2 Hours: 17.7%
  • 2.5 Hours: 8.6%
  • 3 Hours: 2.3%

3FA & 4FA Leg Distribution: 

  • 1-Leg: 32.0%
  • 2-Leg: 47.1%
  • 3-Leg: 20.2%
  • 4-Legs: 0.7%

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

  • 3 hours or less of duty: 1.2%
  • 3 to 4 hours of duty: 8.1%
  • 4 to 5 hours of duty: 15.5%
  • 5 to 6 hours of duty: 6.7%
  • 6 to 7 hours of duty: 5.8%
  • 7 to 8 hours of duty: 10.1%
  • 8 to 9 hours of duty: 14.4%
  • 9 to 10 hours of duty: 13.7%
  • 10 to 11 hours of duty: 10.9%
  • 11 to 12 hours of duty: 12.1%
  • Greater than 12 hours: 1.4%

3FA & 4FA Block Distribution: 

  • 3 hours or less: 15.8%
  • 3 to 4 hours: 19.3%
  • 4 to 5 hours: 12.7%
  • 5 to 6 hours: 18.9%
  • 6 to 7 hours: 16.5%
  • 7 to 8 hours: 11.5%
  • 8 to 9 hours: 5.1%
  • 9 hours or greater: 0.1%

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

  • 1-Day: 26.1%
  • 2-Day: 24.5%
  • 3-Day: 45.2%
  • 4-Day: 4.2%

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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