Crew Planner John Bumanglag’s D position pairings and the AFA 3 position pairings were selected for March.
- The bid month begins March 2nd
- Daylight savings time begins March 9th. This coincides with a large schedule change where you will see many minor flight time changes as well as some flight number changes.
- Some flights that have seen reductions for the winter months will resume or return to daily as of March 9th. These include ANC-ORD and BOS-SEA and PDX and SEA-EWR market. Also the 3rd ONT-SEA flight will come back which brings back the morning pairing out of ONT.
- Horizon begins operating in Alaska March 3rd. They primarily will fly ANC-FAI with one daily flight ANC-ADQ. We have some D position pairings with deadhead on Horizon for March.
Here are comments specific to each base.
SEA- Two day pairings continue daily to DCA(2x)/PHL/PVR and SJD nonstop and FLL. High time turns continue daily to MCI/TUS/DFW and MSP(2x).
PDX- Two day pairings continue daily to KOA and DCA. They resume daily to BOS March 9th. AM LAS turns, mid AM PHX and DFW turns run daily as well.
ANC- ANC-ORD resumes daily March 9th. ANC-HNL nonstop continues daily.
LAX- DCA two day and high value Mexico turns continue daily. TFP overall looks better than previous months. ONT RON flight resumes March 9th so trips out of there should be more normal. SNA has frequent turns per FA feedback.
SAN- BOS two day operates daily. As a reminder OGG and HNL-SAN both currently duty off after midnight so the trip is actually one day longer. So though it may look like a two or three day…it’s really a three or four day for bidding purposes.
Thanks for your comments and suggestions. Please see attached March pairing stats.
Your Crew Planning Team
AFA Pairing Analyst