June Primary Lines:
The Manager of
Crew Scheduling, John Petronzi set the maximums in
ALL bases at 85:00 of Company time.
The blocking objective was
a flight attendant window of 70-85 but the pilots built some higher lines on the
737’s and CLT 76I. If your line is above 85 please review the article titled
Monthly Line Information on Wings. Go to the heading Lines and Pairings
click on Bidding & Seniority Info-CLT/DCA/PHL. Under Recent Updates you will
find Monthly Line Information.
PHL, DCA and CLT open April 24th at
1800. PHL closes April 30th at 1800. CLT and DCA close May 1st at 1800. The
SAP non-high option
window is MAX of 85 and MIN of 60. Note: No Protected Holiday.
The lines will
open May 8th at 1800 and close May 13th 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 May 15th at 0700
and closes May 21st at 1800.
The maximum for the bid
month will be 85:00; therefore, a reserve may call out of time at 80:01.
TI Lines with Line
Scheduling Committee constructed some TI lines with a 70-89 building range and
on the CLT 7I equipment some lines had one day trips to meet the average set by
the Company. In Primary Line building we cannot use their extended window
because flight attendant primary windows are 70-85, 75-90 and 80-95 by the CBA. Additionally, we cannot add NTI day trips or mix destinations because of the
LODO conflicts and/or different crew complements. As a result, to make as some
TI lines as possible inserting line lead- in (dummy time) trips was devised and
put in the CBA. Refer to the article on WINGS for a full explanation of the
flexibility that exists when a line lead in trip is inserted and how line
obligation works if you are awarded such a line. Remember: Each time a
line lead-in pairing is utilized to bring up the value of a line you may utilize
the provisions on page 9-28 line 24 of the Contract. Additionally, the Company
and AFA concur that the protection associated with carry over trips, on 9-28
line 39, will also apply to a flight attendant that is automatically removed
from a pairing in the new month due to a legality related to flying his/her last
trip(s) of the old month.
Line Constructed Process:
Permanent bid for June changed slightly from the month before. Once the pilot
scheduling committee builds the number of blocks required by their permanent bid
the remaining “FAD-FAI-33F” open time (left by the pilot scheduling committee)
is made into “flight attendant only lines”. Additionally, the Crew
Planners (in PHX) create extra flight attendant pairings (21M & 7IM). Once those
pairings are completed they are built into 21M or 71M lines. Finally, the Pilot
Permanent Bid figures and the numbers related to the Flight Attendant only lines
are added together to determine the total bidding positions by base. The results
are listed below. The information shown is compared to the NON-LODO bidding
positions for April.
Lineholders For June 2012:
Change-Primary lineholders 219.
- Primary NON-LODO lineholders equals 1521
by 50 positions
- Primary NON-LODO lineholders equals 1470
Note: Manpower Planning in PHX divided the 21M flying
as follows: 66 % to CLT and 34% to PHL.
To give you pertinent information and educate you
on the process of building Primary Lines this bid memo is written by Carol
Austin - AFA Scheduling Chairperson and John Petronzi -Manager Flight Attendant
MEC Scheduling Chair