1/27/21: Medical MOU/Positive/Close Contact

If you are a presumed COVID positive or assume you are COVID positive but do not, for any reason, have an actual positive test result, please contact ALPA via DART or phone call so we can help guide you. We have had recent situations where pilots were led to believe they would be afforded all the pay protections of the …

1/27/21: NOQ/Bidding

If you are placed in NOQ status due to Close Contact or COVID Positive, you will still conduct your monthly bid normally. However, you will not be able to take part in any Bid Line Adjustments or participate in the View/Add Window if you have an open NOQ record. Please consider if attempting to conflict trips.

1/27/21: COVID-19 Vaccine

We know that some states are currently making the vaccine available to transportation workers. Vaccine delivery is done by locality within the U.S. As of this time, the Company has not published any guidance to pilots and has not requested any sort of priority in distribution from government authorities. FedEx flight crew members are typically considered essential workers and covered under …

1/27/21: HKG Testing, What to expect

We have now had multiple pilots test positive upon arrival in HKG. Please try to get tested prior to any flights to HKG – as close to your departure time to HKG as possible. All crew members transiting the ramp should expect to be COVID tested – this includes same duty deadheads. If you remain on the ramp your entire …

1/27/21: International Deadheads

Crewmembers continue to encounter problems on some international deadheads. Be sure to review the CIQ for the most up-to-date information and requirements for each country. Checking in with an actual agent at a desk rather than an online check in reduces the chance of problems at boarding. Delta Airlines: If you encounter a boarding issue while traveling on Delta, please …

1/27/21: SYDNEY FLIGHTS

CIQ contains a link to new Sydney FAQ with information about testing and quarantines by New South Wales including: Current testing involves NSW using a single swab for both nostrils and mouth (to save swabs) If there is a positive result, NSW will conduct contact tracing NSW has not yet determined if close contacts can leave before quarantine on Purple …

1/12/21: HKG Testing What to Expect

We have now had multiple pilots test positive upon arrival in HKG. Please try to get tested prior to any flights to HKG – as close to your departure time to HKG as possible. All crew members transiting the ramp should expect to be COVID tested – this includes same duty deadheads. If you remain on the ramp your entire …

1/12/21: FRA Testing + DXB COVID Tests + ICN Deadhead Changes

FRA TESTINGThe current COVID CIQ says “Crewmembers may be subject to a COVID test up to 10 days after entry.” We have received reports from crew members deadheading to FRA that have encountered this testing. Please be sure to call the Duty Officer when this happens to verify current regulations and method of payment for the test. DXB COVID TESTSWe …

1/12/21: Medical MOU/Positive/Close Contact

As a reminder, once you are determined to be COVID positive or a close contact by competent authority, referencing the Positive and Close Contact Letters on PFC/COVID-19/ ADDITIONAL RESOURCES may help with what to expect.  Your Fleet Manager can also assist.  However, we are encountering a recent uptick in the Company not properly applying the pay protections provisions of  the …

1/12/21: Deviation International Travel/COVID Free Flights

More airlines are introducing “COVID free” flights where all passengers (no exemptions) must have a negative COVID test result prior. You should not be scheduled on these flights but be sure to check that any deviation travel is not as well. The CIQ introduction contains useful information for pilots opting to deviate on international flights. As always, be sure to review …