Competitive Advantage (Disadvantage) in Flight Attendant Productivity 2012
2012
Sensitivity in Headcount Based on Flight Attendant Productivity
AA CO DL NW UA US HP WN B6 FL F9 VX AS HA G4
AA (1,652) 587 (1,858) (3,549) (6,452) 2,725 (5,174) 38 (512) (4,590)
CO
DL 2,231 3,024 (279) (2,562) (6,483) 5,910 (4,757) 2,281 1,539 (3,968)
NW
UA (793) (3,021) (3,300) (5,581) (9,499) 2,884 (7,774) (742) (1,484) (6,985)
US 975 108 1,283 (887) (2,410) 2,404 (1,740) 994 706 (1,433)
HP
WN 3,336 1,784 3,888 1,590 (2,729) 5,897 (1,527) 3,371 2,855 (978)
B6 1,796 1,336 1,959 1,279 808 2,554 356 1,806 1,653 518
FL
F9 (225) (361) (176) (378) (517) (757) (651) (222) (267) (603)
VX 420 286 468 269 132 (104) 641 423 378 47
AS (7) (314) 102 (352) (666) (1,206) 499 (968) (102) (859)
HA 51 (113) 109 (133) (300) (587) 320 (461) 54 (403)
G4 234 150 264 139 53 (95) 373 (30) 236 208
How to read:  If American were to fly its network at Delta's average FA block hours per month, then it could possibly reduce total FA headcount by up to 1,652.
How to read:  If Delta 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 2,231.
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.