Month: November 2017

Aviation Park Opening a Success!

On a beautiful fall morning, six Delta pilots volunteered to represent ALPA and Delta Air Lines at the grand opening of an aviation-themed playground next to the Cobb County International Airport. Our pilots led games for the kids, posed for photos and talked to attendees about pilot careers. Several hundred community members attended the park’s grand opening celebration, including local politicians, aviation enthusiasts and families. Students from the Walker School chorus sang the national anthem to kick off the ceremony, and were the first to explore the playground. At the ALPA table, our pilot volunteers helped children design, decorate...

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5 Things We Know & 5 Questions We Have: iPad Pro

After the official October announcement from Flight Ops, we now know that the next generation of EFBs for Delta pilots will be the Apple iPad Pro 10.5-inch. As we anticipate the rollout of this new device sometime next year, here’s what we know and questions we still have that need to be answered. What we know: Expected rollout date – May 2018 The device is currently in testing The iPads will come equipped with a cellular plan It will feature a new content management system with its own search engine Per the PWA, a compatible keyboard will be provided...

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Our Future Our Fight Event at DTW

The looming threat to our jobs from the ME3 airlines (Emirates, Etihad and Qatar) remains one of the MEC’s primary focuses. Through illegal subsidies and trade violations, the ME3 is dumping capacity into the market at a loss and forcing for-profit airlines like Delta to pull out of markets that we have served for many years. Today Delta no longer serves India, a country with over one billion people, or Dubai, a market where we once thrived, due to unfair competition. According to the Partnership for Fair and Open Skies each lost international route costs us 1,500 American jobs....

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Open Enrollment Ends Nov. 17

Ensure you and your family are covered – enroll in 2018 health and wellness benefits. Open Enrollment ends November 17 at 11:59pm ET. Make sure you’re prepared by reviewing the 2018 healthcare options on the Open Enrollment HQ available on DeltaNet. On the Open Enrollment HQ website you will find plan details, an extensive list of in-person seminars and online webinars available for all employees. If you have further questions, look to the Retirement and Insurance (R&I) Committee’s 2018 Open Enrollment video, posted on the R&I committee webpage. Open Enrollment questions can also be addressed by contacting the R&I committee at dalri@alpa.org or by...

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October MEC Recap

Every month we update you on the highlights of what’s happening in your union. 2018 Open Enrollment Started October 30 Open Enrollment for 2018 health and wellness benefits began on Monday, October 30 and will be open through Friday, November 17 at 11:59pm ET. The Delta MEC reminds pilots to print the confirmation sheet after completing enrollment. Make sure you are prepared by reviewing the 2018 healthcare options on the Open Enrollment HQ available on DeltaNet. On the Open Enrollment HQ website, you will find an extensive list of in-person seminars and webinars available for all employees. The Retirement...

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