11/17/20: COVID Increase

There has been an uptick in positive COVID cases among crew members recently. As cases increase around the country, many U.S. cities are implementing new restrictions and increasing enforcement. Violations can result in fines. Please be cognizant of local restrictions.  With more positive cases come more crews in quarantine due to close contact status. As you are planning for your …

11/17/20: Operational Jumpseats

The COVID Travel MOU allows for operational jumpseats in bidpack trips with limitations – particularly limiting the number of 767 jumpseats. It does not, however, affect revisions, x-pairings, or personal jumpseats. Although rarely used in pre-COVID times, it is important to note that business necessity deadheads on Company jumpseats are contractually allowed in some situations (8.A.3.c and 8.A.3.e). When there is a revision, CRS is …

11/17/20: Paris COVID Testing

FCIF 20-0186 announced optional COVID testing in Paris at the Airport Marriott hotel. Most pairings that layover in Paris and subsequently operate to HKG are being moved to the Airport Marriott hotel to facilitate the testing. If your pairing has not moved and you desire to get a test in Paris, please complete an INSITE or, if time is critical, …

11/17/20: Country Rules and CIQ Procedures Update

Pilots continue to encounter many problems – often with deadheads – that can be alleviated by reviewing this document on PFC. This document contains the pertinent information you need and should be the first place as you prepare. Please read the document first and then call the Duty Officer if you still have any questions.  Some recent issues include: ANC: Anchorage has increased enforcement of its …

11/17/20: Return Home Ticket Agreement

The FedEx MEC Negotiating Committee recently requested and the Company approved an additional extension of the FDA LOA Return Home Ticket agreement. The new return date is August 1, 2021. Please continue to fill out PDRs when encountering difficulties or any experience that may be useful for other pilots to understand. With changes happening so often during this period, your PDRs are often the …

11/10/20: CHINA RESTRICTIONS/PAST COVID

The Company has released FCIF 20-0803 with updated instructions for pilots who have formerly tested positive for COVID to optionally return to China/HKG flying.

11/10/20: COUNTRY RULES AND CIQ PROCEDURES UPDATE

Pilots continue to encounter many problems – often with deadheads – that can be alleviated by reviewing this document on PFC. This document contains the pertinent information you need and should be the first place as you prepare. Please read the document first and then call the Duty Officer if you still have any questions.   Some recent issues include: ANC: …

11/10/20: OPERATIONAL JUMPSEATS

The COVID Travel MOU allows for operational jumpseats in bidpack trips with limitations – particularly limiting the number of 767 jumpseats. It does not, however, affect revisions, x-pairings, or personal jumpseats. Although rarely used in pre-COVID times, it is important to note that business necessity deadheads on Company jumpseats are contractually allowed in some situations (8.A.3.c and 8.A.3.e). When there is …

11/10/20: COVID INCREASE

There has been an uptick in positive COVID cases among crew members recently. As cases increase around the country, many U.S. cities are implementing new restrictions and increasing enforcement. Violations can result in fines. With more positive cases come more crews in quarantine due to close contact status. As you are planning for your trips, consider the possibility of being …

10/27/20: Country Rules and CIQ Procedures Update

Pilots continue to encounter many problems – often with deadheads – that can be alleviated by reviewing this document on PFC. Recommend you consider this document like NOTAMs and look at it a few days before a trip begins and then again before every duty period as critical information is regularly updated. This document contains the pertinent information you need and should …