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4.04.22 – APFA MIA Base Brief – May 2022 Staffing and Allocations

Monday, April 4, 2022 May 2022 Staffing and Allocations All, For May the block hours increased 2.6% from the previous month, and we are still down 30.5% from pre-COVID levels. Total headcount increased to 3,027 up 52 heads from April. Some factors that will impact frequencies include a schedule change May 5th, the Kentucky Derby (May…

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2.05.22 – APFA MIA Base Brief – March 2022 Staffing and Allocations

Saturday, February 5, 2022 March 2022 Staffing and Allocations All, Block hours for March increased about 2%, still 29% lower than pre-COVID levels, while the entire system is only down 12%. I addressed this on the staffing call, and pointed out that way too much flying is being pushed out of Miami. This not only impacts…

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1.03.22 – APFA MIA Base Brief – February 2022 Staffing and Allocations

Monday, January 3, 2022 February 2022 Staffing and Allocations All, We will see a substantial decrease in the Reserve percentages for February. The total number of Reserves planned for February is projected at 398 which represents 14.7%. January spiked at 26.8% with a total of 735 Reserve heads. The Company is committed to looking at pre-pandemic…

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12.12.21 – APFA MIA Base Brief – Urgent Vaccination Alert

Sunday, December 12, 2021 Urgent Vaccination Alert All, More and more cities and hotels are requiring proof of vaccination. If you have submitted your vaccination card, you must confirm that your HI*9 reflects the code 21. I have received numerous calls regarding Flight Attendants who have been vaccinated, but the code has not been updated…

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12.03.21 – APFA MIA Base Brief – January 2022 Staffing and Allocations

Friday, December 3, 2021 January 2022 Staffing and Allocations All, For January, we will see an increase in IPD flying with less wide-body flying in the Domestic operation. The plan in the upcoming months is to move the majority of wide-body to the International operation providing the demand stays strong, and the countries continue to lift restrictions.…

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11.04.21 – APFA MIA Base Brief – December 2021 Allocations

Thursday, November 4, 2021 December 2021 Staffing and Allocations All, I want to start by welcoming back the last group of displaced Flight Attendants who will report back to Miami on January 1, 2022. As we continue to add flights, we are hopeful this will pave the way for the new hire classes to be…

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10.04.21 – APFA MIA Base Brief – November 2021 Allocations

Monday, October 4, 2021 November 2021 Staffing and Allocations The total headcount for November will be 2,735. This represents an increase of 222 heads from October and is attributed to the returning EVLOAs, and vacancy transfers. We are still down about 1100 heads or 25% from pre-COVID levels. There will be 26 displaced Flight Attendants…

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9.03.21 – APFA MIA Base Brief – October 2021 Allocations

Friday, September 3, 2021 October 2021 Staffing and Allocations All, In October, we will see a 12.2% pulldown in MIA flying compared to September. This is typical for this time of the year. The system flying is down 21.6% from pre-COVID levels, and Miami is down 32.5%. We expect the winter flying to increase significantly with…

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8.05.21 – APFA MIA Base Brief – September 2021 Allocations

Thursday, August 5, 2021 September 2021 Staffing and Allocations All, September’s block hours will be 3.5% lower than August as the Company pulls down its fall schedule. Miami’s block hours are down 39.1% from pre-COVID levels in September of 2019, and the system is down 27.4% from that same period. We can expect to see…

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7.15.21 – APFA MIA Base Brief – EVLOA Cancellations

Thursday, July 15, 2021 EVLOA Cancellations All, The Company announced today the cancellation of all Extended Voluntary Leaves of Absence (EVLOAs). Flight Attendants on leave will be required to ballot a return date of November or December of 2021. The Company will allocate the number of slots available in each of the two months. 348…

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7.09.21 – APFA MIA Base Brief – Lima COVID Testing

Friday, July 9, 2021 Lima COVID Testing All, I am pleased to report that the Peruvian authorities have published a new Decree that exempts all crew members from the testing requirements and completion of the online affidavit. Should a Peruvian immigration officer ask you for proof that crew members are exempt from any COVID testing,…

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7.06.21 – APFA MIA Base Brief – August 2021 Allocations

Tuesday, July 6, 2021 August 2021 Staffing and Allocations All, For August, Miami will see a 3% decrease in total block hours as compared to July. We are down about 40% from August of 2019. There will be a major schedule change on August 17th in which the system will experience a 7% reduction heading…

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6.30.21 – APFA MIA Base Brief – Quito Ecuador (UIO) Pay Protections

Wednesday, June 30, 2021 Quito Ecuador (UIO) Pay Protections All, I am pleased to report that all UIO cancellations will be pay protected. They will be added to the COVID pay protection list on Friday. To access the list, go to the Crew Resources tab on the Flight Service Website and click on the Scheduling tab.…

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6.07.21 – APFA MIA Base Brief – July 2021 Allocations

Monday, June 7, 2021 July 2021 Staffing and Allocations All, I have heard loud and clear your concerns regarding the Reserve percentages and how senior Reserve went for July. I informed the Company that our members are tired of the usual excuses each month as to what the drivers are. I advised them that we are…

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6.03.21 – APFA MIA Base Brief – PAP and MDE Cancellations

Thursday, June 3, 2021 PAP and MDE Cancellations All, I was able to confirm this evening that FLL-PAP-FLL cancellations that occur are COVID-related, and will be sequence pay protected under the COVID Letter of Agreement. Sequence 4064 and 4065 will be added to the list of COVID cancellations on the Flight Service Website. Please do…

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5.03.21 – APFA MIA Base Brief – June 2021 Allocations

Monday, May 3, 2021 June 2021 Staffing and Allocations All, We received the staffing numbers today, and to say once again, I am disappointed at the Reserve numbers, is an understatement. Last month it was five weekends and Mother’s Day driving the numbers up, not to mention not enough VLOAs. For June, the explanation I received…

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4.24.21 – APFA MIA Base Brief – April 24, 2021

Saturday, April 24, 2021 All, We have been unable to reach an LOA for sequence cancellation protections for those flights directly related to the active volcano in SVD. The Company has advised us that the language in 10.J.1.b, which protects the guarantee when a Flight Attendant loses all or the balance of the month’s schedule,…

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4.09.21 – ***Correction*** APFA MIA Base Brief – May 2021 Allocations

Friday, April 9, 2021 **Correction** APFA MIA Base Brief – May 2021 Allocations MIA Flight Attendants, We have a correction to Yesterday’s May 2021 Allocations Brief: TLV is planned to startup June **4th.** The trip will be built as a 5- and 6-day trip. The 5-day trip will have a 55-hour layover and will be worth 25.15…

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4.08.21 – APFA MIA Base Brief – May 2021 Allocations

Thursday, April 8, 2021 May 2021 Staffing and Allocations All, For the month of May, Miami’s block hours are 119,400. This is down 19,489 from April. This was mainly attributed to Manpower Planning giving us a lower target which resulted from frequency limitations, COVID restrictions, and other variables related to vacations and leaves. The goal is…

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3.26.21 – APFA MIA Base Brief – GYE and UIO Cancelations

Friday, March 26, 2021 GYE and UIO Cancelations All, I am pleased to report that all GYE and UIO cancelations will be marked as COVID cancelations, and will be pay protected, including premiums. The XI code for full sequences will be recoded to XF which is a paid removal. You may double dip per JCBA Section…

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3.09.21 – APFA MIA Base Brief – April 2021 Allocations

Tuesday, March 9, 2021 April 2021 Staffing and Allocations All, We continue to see an increase in block hours which is a trend we expect to see in the coming months. There is a real sense of optimism with future bookings on the rise, and our nation starting to experience an economic recovery. The Company…

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2.09.21 – APFA MIA Base Brief – March 2021 Allocations

Tuesday, February 9, 2021 March 2021 Staffing and Allocations All, Miami’s total block hours for March are 127,919. This is an 8.7% increase from February. We are still down 43% from the same period last year. The increase in block hours represents the gradual return of our flying. We expect this trend to continue. Please…

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