Total Flight Attendant Average Block Hours per Month
(Estimate based on Average Seat Size of System Fleet)
1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
American                  36.6                  37.1                  36.9                  36.0                  31.8                  32.1                  31.2                  34.5                  37.9                  41.5                  42.7                  42.7                  43.7                  43.0                  42.0                  42.3                  41.3                  41.0                  42.2                  40.8                  42.2                  41.7                  41.0                  42.1                  42.7
Continental                  49.9                  48.9                  48.0                  46.6                  45.3                  44.7                  42.8                  45.2                  44.0                  46.5                  44.5                  47.2                  47.6                  46.7                  45.3                  44.4                  47.3                       -                         -                         -                         -                         -                         -                         -                         -  
Delta                  36.8                  41.9                  40.3                  39.0                  38.2                  38.1                  38.0                  40.2                  42.1                  45.4                  48.9                  51.6                  50.1                  47.1                  46.7                  47.0                  45.1                  45.9                  47.8                  47.3                  47.1                  46.2                  46.6                  47.1                  47.8
Northwest                  45.2                  45.4                  45.3                  40.9                  44.1                  43.6                  42.8                  45.6                  47.4                  47.5                  46.3                  48.6                  50.8                  50.9                  48.4                       -                         -                         -                         -                         -                         -                         -                         -                         -                         -  
United                  47.4                  47.5                  61.3                  32.0                  29.5                  30.8                  28.6                  32.4                  34.3                  39.1                  37.2                  39.0                  38.5                  41.7                  37.7                  37.3                  36.6                  39.4                  38.9                  39.3                  40.2                  38.1                  43.3                  43.3                  43.1
US Airways                  37.4                  36.9                  36.6                  35.8                  35.0                  34.2                  47.0                  39.5                  40.8                  44.4                  53.3                  43.9                  47.6                  47.5                  46.8                  46.0                  45.5                  46.6                  44.9                  46.1                       -                         -                         -                         -                         -  
America West                  47.8                  50.5                  50.2                  47.8                  41.4                  68.2                  51.5                  49.9                  50.4                  50.1                  52.2                       -                         -                         -                         -                         -                         -                         -                         -                         -                         -                         -                         -                         -                         -  
 --sub Network                  41.1                  42.5                  44.0                  37.3                  35.4                  36.2                  36.0                  38.2                  40.2                  43.5                  44.3                  44.7                  45.4                  45.4                  43.6                  43.4                  42.8                  42.5                  43.0                  42.9                  43.0                  41.9                  43.4                  44.0                  44.4
Southwest                  58.0                  55.6                  57.2                       -                    52.5                  55.8                  55.1                  52.1                  56.6                  59.1                  59.3                  60.9                  62.5                  63.1                  49.0                  52.5                  51.4                  53.3                  54.4                  56.5                  51.7                  49.3                  48.9                  48.2                  45.4
jetBlue                       -                         -                         -                         -                         -                         -                    42.3                  57.9                  57.3                  59.3                  58.7                  60.7                  75.1                  73.4                  72.1                  72.8                  72.9                  70.7                  72.7                  71.3                  69.6                  64.3                  58.4                  59.0                  57.2
AirTran                       -                         -                    70.1                  44.1                  53.2                  46.4                  47.3                  49.6                  51.6                  50.5                  53.6                  54.3                  56.0                  58.8                  55.9                  56.4                  53.8                       -                         -                         -                         -                         -                         -                         -                         -  
Frontier                  31.0                  24.9                  69.9                  74.5                  97.9                121.5                  52.8                  49.2                  50.5                  52.4                  45.3                  53.5                  56.1                  96.4                  54.2                  31.3                  32.5                  34.8                  44.0                  52.0                376.4                474.7                620.2                657.0                788.3
Virgin America                       -                         -                         -                         -                         -                         -                         -                         -                         -                         -                         -                         -                         -                    37.6                  63.6           16,631.4           13,184.8                  61.8                  60.2                  64.1                  59.1                  57.9                  54.8                       -                         -  
 --sub LCC                  57.1                  53.6                  57.9                  50.1                  53.9                  56.3                  53.4                  52.1                  55.7                  57.5                  57.3                  59.3                  62.9                  65.3                  53.8                  56.0                  55.5                  54.7                  57.0                  59.2                  59.0                  56.6                  55.7                  55.7                  53.8
Alaska                  47.0                  36.3                  47.4                148.9                144.0                  44.9                  44.1                  45.6                  45.4                  42.3                  48.6                  44.7                  44.9                  45.9                  45.4             3,036.8             3,363.4                  40.9                  41.4                  41.0                  40.8                  44.2                  39.6                  42.8                  41.8
Hawaiian                  46.2                  47.9                  48.5                  47.9                266.9                  38.5                  57.8                  47.7                  48.0                  38.1                  47.5                  38.0                  40.4                       -                    42.7                  42.0                  42.1                  42.4                  42.5                  43.2                  43.9                  43.1                  42.2                  40.4                  39.7
Spirit                  35.1                  20.4                  32.7                       -                    37.8                  40.5                  43.0                  41.2                  48.7                  55.9                  58.1                  56.0                  60.2                  43.3                  61.8                  52.5                  49.8                  48.4                  47.9                  49.5                  45.9                  46.7                  42.5                  43.2                  45.9
Allegiant                       -                         -                         -                         -                         -                         -                         -                         -                    24.6                  49.3                  52.9                  59.7                  60.7                  56.6                  57.2                  65.9                  62.2                  58.4                  60.0                  62.9                  54.0                  50.6                  46.7                  46.2                  42.5
 -- sub Other                  46.2                  37.5                  46.6                  96.0                107.9                  42.4                  46.9                  45.2                  45.7                  43.5                  49.8                  45.3                  47.1                  46.3                  48.0                  96.3                  91.4                  44.2                  44.6                  45.2                  44.0                  45.4                  41.7                  42.9                  42.7
Total All Sectors                  57.7                  54.9                  57.0                    1.6                  53.2                  55.5                  54.7                  51.9                  56.1                  58.2                  58.6                  60.0                  61.8                  62.7                  49.8                  54.4                  53.4                  52.9                  54.2                  56.0                  52.3                  50.3                  49.5                  49.0                  46.7
Note: Shaded data means data appear questionable.  
Data Source:  US DOT Form 41 via BTS, Schedule P10 & T2.
Note: Avg. Block Hours = (Total Block Hours * (Avg. Seats per Dept / 50)) / Number of Flight Attendants / 12 Months. Assumption of 1 FA per 50 seats may underestimate avg. block hours, and may not be representative of avg. block hours flown by any given FA in any given month.