Every month we update you on the highlights of what’s happening in your union.

 

  1. ATL Power Outage Reroute Pay

ALPA is seeking pilot information related to the ATL power outage. If you were impacted in any way (particularly if you were rerouted into an extra duty period), please send your name, employee number, rotation number and start date, screenshots of rotation(s), detailed information on extensions and any other relevant information to poweroutage@alpa.org  as soon as possible.

  1. Check your Checks  

The Retirement & Insurance Committee published a report reminding pilots to review your last paycheck for 2017, first paycheck for 2018 and beneficiaries to ensure all information is correct. Review the R&I Report for details on how to make sure your benefits and payments are correct.

  1. Mid Contract Survey

The online Mid-Contract Survey has been extended to Wednesday, February 7 to give all pilots the opportunity to participate. To take the survey, click here. Your user name is your ALPA # and your password is your four-digit birth year (e.g. 1968). Your input provides direction as to what goals are important to the pilot group as a whole, so we encourage every pilot in good standing to participate.

  1. Beta testing for the new Pilot Dashboard

All pilots are invited to be a part of beta testing of the new Pilot Dashboard, an enhanced version of Pilot Tools available via a banner on the Delta MEC Website. The Pilot Dashboard provides retirement and category projections and pay calculators. Please email all feedback and issues to DALPilotDashboard@alpa.org.

  1. Open Skies Update

Progress has been made on fight against illegal trade practices by the ME3 airlines (Qatar, Etihad and Emirates). The U.S. State Department shared that an understanding has been reached with representatives of Qatar to open Qatar Airways’ financial statements to public scrutiny. Further, Qatar indicated that it has no plans to initiate “Fifth Freedom” routes to and from the U.S. via third countries. The work of Delta pilots, the Delta MEC Government Affairs Committee and the Company have been instrumental in raising awareness of this issue. We will continue work to ensure our U.S. carriers have a level international playing field. Learn more in this Capitol Hill Brief.

  1. Bombardier Decision

On January 26, the U.S. International Trade Commission ruled in favor of Bombardier in the trade case brought by Boeing concerning U.S. sale of the new C Series aircraft. The 4-0 decision effectively shelves two tariffs, totaling nearly 300%, that the U.S. Commerce Department wanted to impose on Bombardier. Plans on Delta’s delivery commencement are still unclear and may remain so for the next few weeks.