January Bid 341 – Scheduling Notes

Hello all and good day!

January trips are complete and are getting ready to be loaded into PBS before bidding opens. There are two market changes in January, one in the first week and another towards the end of the month. We will see increased intra-California routes, in addition to a new LAX-MSO at the end of the month.

We were able to use both duty-rest rules for both aircraft types. This ensures that your scheduled duty day isn’t longer than the preceding or following layover. AFA has agreed to continue co-pairing with the pilots, so duty will follow the FAR117 duty table. Long sits out of base have been reduced below 3 hours on the E175 and below 2 hours on the Q400. Some sits in SEA, PDX & LAX exceed 3 hours, but you will have access to a crew room there. After midnight releases have been eliminated except for a few of the AK trips.

Statistics for the Pairing Solution

E175: Flying will be in PDX & SEA only

  • Max 4 Working Legs + 1 DH
  • 10:30 Min Rest – 126 (18.9%) pairings have at least one layover under 11 hours
  • Both Duty-Rest Rules
  • Sit Times – 63 pairings with a 3:00 hour sit or longer
  • Day Rooms – 9 pairings with a 4:00 hour sit or longer
  • State of Alaska – 42 total pairings (All SEA based)

Q400: Flying will be in all bases

  • Max 4 Working Legs + 1 DH
  • 11:00 Min Rest
  • Both Duty-Rest Rules
  • 2:00 max sits, max 3:33 in PDX, max 3:45 in SEA
  • Sit Times – 165 pairings with a 3:00 hour sit or longer, 44 with a 3:30 hour sit or longer


Trip Length:


Credit in Base:

E75Total Credit% of TotalCredit/Duty
Total19101:42100%AVG 5:07


Trip Length:


Credit in Base:

DH4Total Credit% of TotalCredit/Duty
Total13910:54100%AVG 4:55

We will continue to advocate for improvements for our members each month during the pairing development process. Our schedules make a huge difference in determining our work-life balance as well as our overall pay. If you have any comments or suggestions, please advise your base scheduling reps. We need a new scheduling rep for the GEG and MFR bases. If you are interested, please submit a letter of interest to Joelle Jaeger at joellejaeger@afahorizon.org for GEG or Kirk Hansen at kirkhansen@afahorizon.org for MFR.

In solidarity,

Claire Michaels
MEC Scheduling Chair & Crew Planning Liaison

Peter Oxentenko 
Council 17 Scheduling Chair (PDX/MFR)

Miria Davis
Council 16 Scheduling Rep (BOI)

Kenneth Cantu and Nicole Lajuett
Council 16 Scheduling Rep (SEA)

Heather Coleman
Council 16 Scheduling Rep (PAE)

Jolene Vallelunga-Heller & Sherry Busch
Council 17 Scheduling Reps (PDX)