January Primary Lines of
AFA Local Numbers
January 2013 Primary
The Manager of Crew Scheduling, John Petronzi set the maximums in ALL bases at
85 hrs of Company time. The blocking objective was a flight attendant
window of 70-85 hrs.
November 24th at 1800 and closes November 30th at 1800.
CLT and DCA open November 24th at 1800 and closes December 1st at
1800. The SAP non-high option window is MAX of 85 and MIN of 60.
SAP: Jan 1st is a Protected
Holidays - A
drop on a protected holiday trip is based on the percentage of "Open Positions"
on such holiday resulting from all known drops on that date (VAC, TRN, MED, etc)
prior to SAP opening. If the "Open Positions" are under 15% a drop that touches
the 1st may occur. If the "Open Positions" are greater than 15%
drop is denied. Remember: Most holiday drops rely heavily on another f/a
wanting to ADD a holiday trip via a chain link award or flight attendants
wanting to ADD a holiday trip which lowers the open time position percentage to
Secondary Lines for
will open December 7th at 1800 and close December 12th at
1800. Any Secondary lineholder that wishes more Company time (to a max of 85)
may use the Secondary Line Augmentation process which opens on December 14th
and closes December 21st.
The maximum for the
bid month will be 85 hrs; therefore, a reserve may call out of time at 80:01.
TI/Line Lead-ins Trips:
Pilots Scheduling Committee built TI lines with a blocking window of 70 to 89
and put in one day trips to met the average they needed. In Primary Lines we
cannot use this extended window because flight attendant Primary windows are
70-85, 75-90 and 80-95 by the
CBA. Further, we cannot add
day trips to TI lines because of the LODO’s and different crew complements.
Therefore, to make as many TI lines as possible inserting line lead-in (dummy
time) trips was devised and put in the CBA. For
an explanation of the
flexibility that exists when a line lead in trip is inserted and how line
obligation works visit WINGS-INFLIGHT. Use the Blue Bidding ICON at the top of
the page. Under the heading Bidding Information find the article titled
Primary Lines with lead in trips.
January 2013 Pilot
The pilot permanent bid numbers are the same as November and December.
However, some pairings have changed because the Company switched "aircraft
types" servicing some destinations in the beginning of the month. As a result,
the pilot scheduling committee put together different language destinations
into their lines which we can not combine because of the LODO position.
As always, whenever
possible pilot lines are built the same for flight attendants. The Pilot
Scheduling Committee builds lines to comply with the posted permanent bid. Next,
the remaining "FAD - FAI - 33F" open time, left by the pilot scheduling
committee, is made into "F/A only lines". The remaining "open time" differs
from BP to BP; therefore, the amount of extra lines varies, over and above the
number of lines called for in the pilot permanent bid. Next the 21M/7IM trips,
made by Crew Planners in PHX, are put into separate lines and added to the
numbers associated with the pilot permanent bid and F/A only lines. After
adding all Non LODO Primary positions together the results are:
DCA: Primary lineholders
CLT: Is down 34 positions
over the previous bid period. Primary Non-LODO lineholders equals 1324.
PHL: Is down 14 positions
over the previous bid period. Primary Non-LODO lineholders equals 1239.
The Manpower Department in
PHX allowed the computer
to produce the 21M trips in a "free flow" manner. The results were: 49% to
CLT and 51% to PHL.
document was created by John Petronzi-Manager-Flight Attendant Scheduling
and Carol Austin-MEC Scheduling Chairperson to assist flight attendants in
understanding the process utilized in monthly line construction.
Carol Austin MEC Scheduling Chair
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