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Representing United Airlines Flight Attendants based at IAH. Local CWA #26042

Council 42 September 2020 Schedule Update (Aug 10, 2020)

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Elizabeth Hibbard

Elizabeth Hibbard

LEC President
Beth Fortner-Rodgers

Beth Fortner-Rodgers

LEC Vice President
Candance Mills

Candance Mills

LEC Secretary
David Bannister

David Bannister

Council Representative
Gina Knowles

Gina Knowles

Council Representative
Rene Trujillo

Rene Trujillo

Council Representative

Council 42 September 2020 Schedule Update (Aug 10, 2020)

COUNCIL 42 SEPTEMBER 2020 LINES OF FLYING SUMMARY

September is a 31-day month beginning on Sunday, August 30th and ending on Tuesday, September 29th. 

 

For IAH the combined line average for all lines is approximately 69 hours. This average varies in the different crew complements based upon the pairing types (values) within each of these. These ranged from a 66:58-hour average in the International 03FA crew complement to a 71:48-hour average in the International SPN crew complement.

 

International flying:  GRU and UIO (except 5th) daily. LIM--4 and 5-day trips starting the 17th on MO/TH/SA’s.  AMS--4 and 5-day trips beginning the 10th on TH/SA/MO’s.  FRA—4 and 5-day trips beginning the 9th on WE/FR/SU’s.  BOG starting the 2nd on WE/FR/SU/MO as red-eye turns. GER and NLD language lines return with FRA and AMS flying.

 

Domestic flying: Approximately 42% of FA positions are one-day trip lines, 23% 2-day trips and 35% multi-day. A small decrease in all-night/ red-eye flying. With limited flight schedule, the distribution of more daily or close to daily pairings allowed purer lines to be built.

 

******IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING CHANGES TO BIDDING MATRICES AND PAIRING NUMBERS ******

Beginning with the July schedules there have been changes to the bidding matrices and pairing position numbers due to the company’s recently modified staffing guidelines.  Both Domestic and International are affected.

For Domestic, there will no longer be 06 FA position base pairings. Wide-body and narrow-body flight segments will be blended into 03 FA base pairings.  Base crew FA position 02 will now work GF on all aircraft (exception 737-700 and Airbus which are staffed with only 3 FAs). Domestic 3000 range pairings which were GF will now work economy position. Any aircraft staffed with more than 4 FA positions will be covered by 4000 range pairings. For International, as a result of recently announced staffing modifications, pairing numbers and bidding positions have also changed. Refer to the August bidding matrices in the cover letters for specific work positions. Always refer to the current month bid packet matrices before bidding, if bidding for specific positions.

 

IAH Line Holder numbers for September 2020  

                                                                                                       Change from August

Total INTL Positions               151                +   47

Total Domestic Positions         536                   -  100

Total Positions                           740                   -    53

 

IAH International Positions Breakdown

                                                                                                        Change from August

International Purser         23                            + 07 

Line Holders                      91                            27

GER Language                 06                        + 06

NLD Language                06                        + 06

POR Language                 17                            + 01

SPN Language                 08                          no change

Total INTL positions       151                           + 47

 

IAH Domestic Positions Breakdown

                                                                                                Change from August

Line Holders                  488                           -   95

SPN Domestic                  48                           -   05

Total Positions              536                           - 100

 

AUS SEPTEMBER LINES OF FLYING SUMMARY

A total of 6 lines for 18 line-holders in the 03 crew complement with an average of 70:22 hours.   Approximately 50% turns/one-day trips.

 

AUS Line Holder numbers for September 2020  

                                                      Change from August

AUS 03 FA  positions      18                         -  45

AUS 01 FA  positions         0                         -  05

Total FA positions           18                         -  50

 

Your AFA local schedule committee appreciates feedback and is happy to answer any questions you may have

regarding line construction. Feedback/inquiries can be sent to cwise@unitedafa.org. A complete system-wide

scheduling report is available from the Central Schedule Committee (CSC) on the unitedafa.org website.  Below are

your AFA Council 42 schedule committee members.   

 

Cory Wise (chairperson)     Kim Hudak

Dawn Moragne                    Maria Mustafa

Nathan Mills                   

 

RESERVE summary for IAH and AUS

IAH reserve

 

September is a 31-day month with 4 full weekends and no holidays. All lines were built with 16 days off with restorable days. The days to be restored are indicated with a "+". There is 1 line with all weekends off and the individual Sunday at the beginning of the month. There are 3 lines with all weekends off, 2 lines with 3 weekends off, 12 lines with 2 weekends off, and 17 lines with 1 weekend off. 36 of the 40 lines have at least 1 weekend off. We used patterns for the first 10 lines to keep reserve on the same days each week. The remaining lines were built to meet company targets and maximize the number of weekends off.

 

FSL Reserve

 

There are 10 purser reserve lines. All were built with 16 days off with restorable days off. The days off to be restored are indicated with a "+". All lines were built to meet company targets.

 

SPN reserve

 

There are 5 Spanish reserve lines. All were built with 16 days off with restorable days off. The days off to be restored are indicated with a "+". All lines were built to meet company targets.

 

POR

 

There are 2 Portuguese reserve lines. Both were built with 16 days off with restorable days off. The days off to be restored are indicated with a "+". There is 1 line with all weekends off.

 

GER/NLD

 

There is 1 reserve line each for GER and NLD. The line was built with 16 days off with restorable days off. The days off to be restored are indicated with the "+".  There is no flying planned for these bases for the first 7 days of the bid month so the lines were built with the first week off to give the company as much coverage for when the flying starts.

 

 

Austin Reserve

 

There are 5 reserve lines for Austin. All lines were built with 16 days off with restorable days off. The days off to be restored are indicated with a "+".  There is 1 lines with all weekends off. All other lines were built to meet company targets.

 

We are always looking for feedback for the reserve lines. If you have any questions or comments, please send them to DBannister@unitedafa.org.

 

 

In solidarity,

 

David Bannister

Reserve Co-Chair

Council 42 Council Rep

 

Brandi Neal

Reserve Committee

Local Schedule Reserve Build

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