March 2012 Primary Lines
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March 2012 Primary
Manager of Crew Scheduling, John Petronzi set the maximum in
ALL bases at 85 hrs of Company time.
The blocking objective was a flight
attendant window of 70-85 hrs but the pilots can build them higher.
If your line is above 85 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 opens January 24th
at 1800 and closes January 30th at 1800. CLT and DCA open January 24th
at 1800 and closes January 31st at 1800. The SAP non-high option window is MAX
of 85 and MIN of 60. Note: No Protected Holiday in March.
The lines will
open February 7th at 1800 and close February 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 February 14th
and closes February 21st.
The maximum for the bid
month will be 85 hrs; therefore, a reserve may call out of time at 80:01.
Lines with Line Lead-ins:
Pilots Scheduling Committee built international lines with a blocking window of
70 to 89 and put in one day trips to meet 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. 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 because of a legality related to flying his/her last
trip(s) of the old month.
Pilot Permanent bid for March increases numerous aircraft types. 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 PHX Crew Planners
create extra flight attendant pairings (i.e. 21M, 7IM). Once the 21M and 7IM
pairings are completed they are built into lines then added to the Pilot
Permanent Bid figures and number related to the Flight Attendant only lines. The
results are listed below. The information shown is compared to the NON-LODO
bidding positions for February 2012.
Increases by 09 -Primary lineholders 219.
Increases by 82 positions - Primary NON-LODO lineholders equals 1414 for
Decreases by 03 positions - Primary NON-LODO lineholders equals 1304 for
Note: Manpower Planning in
PHX to split the 21M flying about 56% to CLT and 44% to PHL.
To 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 Scheduling.
MEC Scheduling Chair