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LEC 42 Meeting

July 8th, 2020

11:00 AM



AFA Council 42 LEC Meeting Reminder

Online Only Meeting via ZOOM

All Council 42 Members in Good Standing are encouraged to attend this Zoom meeting. 

When: Jul 8, 2020 11:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada) 

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July is a 30-day month beginning on Wednesday, July 1st and ending on Thursday, July 30th. 

There is a contractual paid holiday on Saturday, July 4th.


For IAH the combined line average for all lines is approximately 69:27 hours. This average varies in the different crew

complements based upon the pairing types (values) within each of these. These ranged from a 65:40-hour average in SPNI to a 72:48-hour average in the International 05FA crew complement.


International flying:  GRU: daily on 787Z.   UIO: on July 2nd and daily beginning July 6th on a 737G.   EZE: 5 and 6-day trip beginning the 7th of July, on TU/TH/SA’s on a 787Z.   LIM: 4 and 5-day trip beginning the 6th of July, on MO/TH/SA’s on a 767C. 


Domestic flying:  Approximately 49% of line holder positions are turns/one-day trips. Greater frequency of consistent pairings/trips which allowed for more pure lines especially in the one-day trip lines.  In the 03 FA position crew complement there is minimal all-night/red-eye flying only in first 6 days of July.  In the 01 FA position crew complement there is some all-night/ red-eye flying throughout the month with most of it being Hawaii flying.



Starting 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 for July. Refer to the July 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 JULY 2020  

                                                                                                       Change from June

Total International Positions  124                +   52

Total Domestic Positions         418                   + 251

Total Positions                           542                   + 303


IAH International Positions Breakdown

                                                                                                        Change from June

International Purser         18                           + 10 

Line Holders                      75                           + 27

POR Language                 16                      no change

SPN Language                 15                           + 15

Total INTL positions       124                          + 52


IAH Domestic Positions Breakdown

                                                                                                Change from June

Line Holders                  371                           + 220

SPN Domestic                  47                            +  31

Total Positions              418                            + 251



There are no lines for AUS for JULY.  All flight attendants will be paid a 71-hour minimum.


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


July is a 30-day month with 4 full weekends and 1 holiday, July 4th. We used patterns as best we could to try and have the same days on reserve as well as provide the most lines possible with weekends off. Once again, the company required that all lines have 16 days off with 4 restorable days. The days that can be restored are the days with the "+" sign and the cover letter will provide the instructions for restoring your days. With all lines having to have 16 days off and targets higher at the beginning of the month due to the holiday, the lines with pure patterns were very difficult to build. The majority of the lines were built solely to meet company targets.


For the FML and SPN base, there are 10 lines each. The lines are built identical for each base. The company required all lines to be built with 16 days off with restorable days. There is at least 1 line with weekends off. All other lines were built solely to meet company targets.


For POR, there are 2 lines. One line has weekends off and one line has coverage for the 4th of July. Both lines have 16 days off with restorable days.



The company did not provide flying for AUS so there are no reserve lines. All flight attendants will be paid a 71-hour minimum.


Please continue to provide feedback or questions about reserve lines to DBannister@UnitedAFA.org.


David Bannister

Reserve Committee Co-chair

Schedule Committee Reserve Line Build


Brandi Neal

Reserve Committee Council 42

Schedule Committee Reserve Line Build

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