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 …

1/12/21: Harvey Watt Voicemail

We’ve been notified that some pilots are receiving a message when calling Harvey Watt that the voicemail box is full. Representatives of Harvey Watt have indicated that this is not unusual. In the event you are unable to leave a voicemail, you can email them at fedexavmed@harveywatt.com as an alternative form of communication. 

12/16/20: COVID Cases and Testing

As the spike in cases continues around the globe, we are seeing several pilots removed from duty due to close contact status with positive family members. Please consider taking every opportunity you have to get tested before possibly exposing your fellow crew members. A positive test while on a trip will normally place several other crew members in a lengthy …


The Company has informed us that future KIX layovers will allow some movement outside of the hotel. Unfortunately, the KIX area just went under an emergency order that will delay any of these changes until at least 15Dec. When allowed, the changes will be detailed in the hotel “welcome letter.”


Flights to these areas, including turns, require additional action that must be completed before arrival. Not having all paperwork, emails, etc. complete before arrival can result in unnecessary delays. See the CIQ for necessary info.

12/1/20: KIX Layover Quarantine Changes

The Company has informed us that KIX layovers will now allow some movement outside of the hotel. The specific rules and allowances will be printed on the hotel “welcome letter.” This change is only for KIX as of this time.