INSIDE THIS ISSUE - November 10, 2016
• December Bidding Information
Ladies and Gentlemen of Council 21,
Below, you will find the December bidding information. As all of you are aware, we still continue to see many changes in International flying.
As I had previously reported, you will see lower line averages. Internationally, you will see a slight increase in line positions. Domestically, you will see less positions, as well as wide body flying and Purser opportunities. Many lines have mixed IDs in order to meet the lineholder quota and to have legal lines at a minimum of 71 hours.
As you review the bidding information below, we remind you that this information is subject to change. We provide this preview as a courtesy to the C-21 Membership.
Always review the December Cover Letter and Bid Package for final information. Please remember to bid accordingly.
In Solidarity & With Respect,
Local Executive Council President
AFA-CWA, DCA Council 21
December Bidding Information: December is a 30 day month, starting on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 and ending on Thursday, December 29, 2016
Contractual Holiday(s): Christmas Day - Sunday, December 25, 2016.
RSV Letter: "B"
Int'l Line Average: 75:47
Domestic Line Average: 73:31
As a reminder, the company is to place the following information into all bid cover letters to help clarify deadhead symbols:DHD= Deadhead on s-UA metal,UA=Deadhead on s-CO metal andUX= Deadhead on United Express.
International Lines for December 2016:
219 Lines (Includes All) = 482 F/A's
November 2016 = (479 F/A's)
October 2016 = (599 F/A's)
September 2016 ( 623 F/A's)
August 2016 (702 F/A's)
Domestic Lines for December 2016:
We continue to see Wide Body Domestic Flying in December. DCA Purser line range is 1-40. Non Purser is 1000-1687. We will continue to see 767 & 777 flying in some ID's.
Domestic 3 position lines for December 2016:
108 Lines = 324 F/A's
(November, 2016) = 136 lines = 408 F/A's
(October 2016 = 105 lines or 315 Flight Attendants)
(September 2016 = 97 lines or 291 Flight Attendants)
(August 2016 = 73 lines or 219 Flight Attendants)
Domestic 1 position lines for December 2016:
79 Lines = 79 F/A'S
(November 2016) 71 lines = 71 F/A's
(October 2016) 65 1-position lines = 65 Flight Attendants)
Special Leaves of Absence & 30-day ANP:
30 day ANP is not expected for most domiciles.
At this point, there is no known MAC or other Charter flying for the December schedule.
The company has decided to increase and/or decrease the total number of Reserve Lines at certain locations. DCA will see 30 Reserve lines. Please keep in mind that this will not change the total number of reserves in a specific location, but rather the total number of Reserves assigned to any given Reserve line. For example, if a location had 38 lines but has seen the population decrease due to attrition, retirements, transfers out, etc., instead of having 10 reserves awarded on line 1401, the population may now support four. By reducing the total number of lines available to bid, the company now can again award 10 positions per line. This may be advantageous if the line is a desirable line - such as a vacation line or weekend off line.
We encourage you to review any transfers requests you may have on file and delete those for which you no longer have an interest. Transfers awarded and not subsequently accepted will restrict additional transfer opportunities for individual Flight Attendants for a period of (3) months as provided in Section 22.A.2.
Seasonal service to the Caribbean, Mexico, and Alaska markets changes monthly.
HOLIDAY REDUCTIONS START AS EARLY AS DEC 19TH AND CAN RUN THROUGH JAN 1ST .
Aircraft Equipment Changes:
Mixed Flying/ Base IDAssignment Changes:
- #950/951 IAD/BRU: DCA will fly all positions except on 12/1- 12/4 DCA will fly all base and 1 ‘F’ LQ and EWR will fly 1 ‘N’ LQ position.
- #988/989 IAD/FRA: DCA will fly all positions.
- #932/933 FRA/IAD: FRA will fly (6) base positions and 2 ‘G’ LQ positions. DCA will fly (3) non-base positions.
- #918/925 LHR/IAD: LAX will fly all positions.
December 2016 International Flying Summary:
NRT, PEK, MUC, BRU, FRA, LHR. MEX, SJU, CUN, SJD, AUA, PLS, NAS (see Key Pages for frequency)
December 2016 Flying By Language Position:
GER- MUC, FRA
JPN – NRT
MAN – PEK
NLD – BRU
SPN- MEX, SJU