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 mask mandate and is threatening violators with fines starting at $50. 

CAN: Initial PDRs at the new “hotel”, indicate that current food availability is poor and often not of the quality we would expect.  While the Company attempts to fix this problem, pilots may want to consider packing whatever extra legal snacks they can during layovers here.

CDG: A partial shutdown is in effect and pilots will need to carry the personalized exemption form when you transit between the airport and hotel to avoid fines.

CRK/MNL: FCIF 20-0753 detailed new requirements for all flights to the Philippines including crew members providing copies of passport images. Please review the CIQ information for complete requirements prior to any flights to CRK or MNL.

HNL: Be sure to complete the QR code and have the Hawaii Exemption Letter printed and ready for submission upon entry. 

NRT/SYD: We have received several reports of customs agents carefully screening all luggage upon entry to NRT and SYD and threatening fines for undeclared items. Please be mindful to declare everything required including alcohol. Future violations should expect fines. 

TLV: Hotel quarantines have been relaxed in some cases depending on recent travel history – see the CIQ for detailed information.

TPE: Due to testing requirements for all inbound passengers, operational jumpseats are being used in lieu of commercial deadheads.