Month: January 2018

iPads on the Line with Ambassadors

The Ambassadors have been selected and the iPad Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) implementation is solidly underway. Flight Operations is planning to distribute iPad EFBs to 125 ambassadors tasked with using the devices during flights, providing feedback to the Company and becoming expert users. Device testing among this set of pilot volunteers will help ensure a smooth rollout to the rest of the pilot group. In addition to the help that the iPad ambassadors provide, Flight Operations is creating a dedicated iPad Implementation page on DeltaNet to provide information about the iPad and the associated rollout. Stay tuned for...

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2017 Profit Sharing Quick Brief

With 2017 behind us, the Delta pilot group can look back on a job well done, and look forward to sharing in our company’s financial success. Every year, ALPA meets with management to review and audit the Company’s profit sharing methodology and calculations for both accuracy and PWA compliance. This process will take place over the next few weeks in anticipation of the February 14 payout. Here are some important things to keep in mind in the coming weeks: Last year, the Company realigned non-contract employees’ profit sharing with the pilots’ contractual profit sharing plan. There were no changes...

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Understanding Your Union: MEC Meetings

This is the sixth installment in a series of posts designed to explain the structure and function of your union. Knowing how your union works and who to contact when you have questions or issues you want addressed will help you make the most of your career. Today we’re looking at the inner-workings of MEC Meetings.

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What the A321neo Aircraft Order Means to Us

In December, Delta announced a firm order for 100 A321neo aircraft with options for up to 100 more. With the announcement, CEO Ed Bastian said that he expects this order to be finalized at 200, bringing the total number of A321s on property to 322. With this order, Delta pilots will have to opportunity to fly state-of-the-art airframes at every level at Delta. Narrowbody pilots will have the option to fly the C-Series or the A321neo, while our widebody pilots will have the chance to fly the A330-900neo and the A350-900. Added Revenue Through Cabin Density Improvements Delta will...

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Polling & Survey FAQs

In preparation for negotiations, the MEC conducts polling and surveys to ensure Delta pilots’ priorities are properly addressed. Today we’re answering some of the frequently asked questions regarding polling and surveys. When will the results of the polls and surveys be released? Polling and survey results are confidential. The information is used to determine direction and priorities during negotiations, and we don’t want to reveal that information to management. While it can be discouraging not to be privy to the findings, the effect is a stronger negotiating position and ultimately a contract which better reflects the will of the...

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