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Local Council Meeting

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@ 1100 CST

October 13th 2021

CWA Meeting in MSY
October 18-19th


October is a 30-day month beginning on Thursday, September 30th and ending on Friday, October 29th.  A substantial increase in line averages from September. Most crew complements are 85-87 hours, ranging from 80:44 in the International 03FA crew complement to 87:12 in the Domestic 02FA crew complement.  The quotas given to us and associated higher line averages resulted in a loss of 301 line holder positions. Bid lines/VRL/reserve accordingly to cover yourself.


International flying:  .

 Changes:  SCL---daily except 3rd.  

LIM—daily.   GRU-- daily.   EZE—daily.   FRA— daily.  UIO—daily.  BOG--early flight daily; late flight daily, MO/WE/FR/SU + 2nd, 4th, 5th, 16th.


Domestic flying: Overall line average in domestic is approximately 86 hours.


IAH Line Holder numbers for October 2021  

                                                                               Change from September

Total INTL Positions               284                  --  18

Total DOM Positions                780                     -- 283

Total Positions                         1064                    -- 301


IAH International Positions Breakdown

                                                                           Change from September 

International Purser        41                            --  03 

Line Holders                      175                            --  12

GER Language                 14                        --  01

POR Language                 14                     no change

SPN Language                 40                            --  02

Total INTL positions         284                            --  18


IAH Domestic Positions Breakdown

                                                                     Change from September

Line Holders                         714                            --  267 

SPN Domestic                    66                            --    16

Total Positions                780                            --  283



A total of 16 lines for 48 line-holders in the 03 FA crew complement with an average of 85:03.   A total of 8 lines in the 01 FA crew complement with an average of 80:46.  Line averages in the 03FA crew complement was slightly higher and averages in the 01FA crew complement were much lower.  There  were also more consistent pairings as well as more even distribution of pairings throughout the month which resulted in somewhat cleaner lines.


AUS Line Holder numbers for October 2021

                                                      Change from September

AUS 03 FA  positions      48                           -- 09

AUS 01 FA  positions         8                           -- 01

Total FA positions           56                          --  10


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 Summary


October is a 30 day month. Each reserve day is worth 4:20. There are 35 lines for October. All reserve lines were built with 12 days off. We used patterns to try and give a variety of lines for reserves to choose from based on individual preference. The first 7 lines have 4 on 3 off patterns with the same days of the week working. There are 2 lines that have all weekends off. We also used 6 day on blocks to meet the company targets. The remaining lines were built with patterns that allow for long blocks of days off for those who like to pick up on days off and to meet all other company goals.


FSL - 7 lines. 1 with weekends off.

SPN - 10 lines. 2 with weekends off.

GER - 2 lines. Each line has 2 weekends off.

POR - 2 lines. Each line has 1 weekend off. 



AUS Reserve Summary


October is a 30 day month. Each reserve day is worth 4:20. There are 4 reserve lines for Austin. All lines were built with 12 days off. Based on feedback from the base, we tried to build each line with at least 1 weekend off. This was on possible for 3 of the 4 lines.


If you have any comments or feedback for future lines, please contact DBannister@unitedafa.org


In solidarity,


David Bannister                                                               Brandi Neal

Council 42 Council Rep                                                   Hotel Committee Chair

Reserve Committee Co-chair



Your attitude determines your altitude!

Fly Safe and Defy Gravity!!

IAH Contract Roadshow October 19th
AUS Contract Roadshow October 20th
Locations TBD