Competitive Advantage (Disadvantage) in Flight Attendant Productivity 2011
2011
Sensitivity in Headcount Based on Flight Attendant Productivity
AA CO DL NW UA US HP WN B6 FL F9 VX
AA (1,925) (1,275) 1,984 (1,404) (2,983) (6,624) (3,534) 4,179 (4,184)
CO 1,223 413 2,484 331 (673) (2,987) (1,023) 3,880 (1,436)
DL 1,741 (887) 4,450 (176) (2,332) (7,303) (3,084) 7,447 (3,971)
NW
UA (1,449) (2,856) (2,381) (2,476) (3,629) (6,290) (4,032) 1,604 (4,506)
US 727 (269) 67 1,753 (817) (2,701) (1,102) 2,889 (1,438)
HP
WN 2,269 805 1,299 3,778 1,201 (2,769) (419) 5,448 (913)
B6 1,721 1,221 1,390 2,237 1,356 946 803 2,807 634
FL 643 293 411 1,004 388 100 (562) 1,404 (118)
F9 (344) (503) (449) (181) (460) (590) (890) (636) (689)
VX 262 141 182 386 174 75 (153) 41 523
AS (11) (349) (235) 337 (258) (535) (1,174) (632) 723 (746)
HA 21 (135) (82) 182 (93) (221) (517) (266) 361 (319)
G4 221 138 166 306 160 92 (65) 68 401 40
How to read:  If American were to fly its network at Continental's average FA block hours per month, then it could possibly reduce total FA headcount by up to 1,239.
How to read:  If Continental were to fly its network at American's average FA block hours per month, then it would need to increase total headcount by up to 676.
Source:  US DOT Form 41 via BTS, schedules P10 & T2.
Note:  Nuances within each carrier's respective network would affect headcount adjustments suggested by the analysis.
Note:  Northwest and Delta restructuring effects are not fully realized in the 2006 data.  Once realized, productivity may increase which would change the comparisons.
Note:  US Airways and America West 2006 filings may not be fully accurate given the merger effects on accounting.