Message to Instructors - 6/12/18
Message to Instructors - 6/12/18


June 12, 2018
Ladies and Gentlemen,
There are various and differing company communications regarding how we will be paid for this month’s mandatory meetings.
Some examples include, but may not be limited to:
  • Pay only schoolhouse straight pay
  • Schoolhouse draft
  • ADM
  • Future LMS
  • Training on a day off (TOD)
  • Etc.
The bottom line is that based upon our positions and current monthly pay-only status for the month, our pay may vary from one individual to another. If you have any concerns about your own pay status, please talk to your specific scheduler or fill out a pay log.
An additional point of interest recently brought to my attention, and for the busy summer travel season: Keep an eye on your scheduled deadheads with regard to the following previously published ALPA communications and link (below). For anything suspect, be sure to follow those instructions.
Enforcing Section 8.A.5.d. (Company Purchase of Higher Class of Service Tickets in Bid Period Package):
If you are due a higher class of service on a bid package trip, management is obliged to purchase your ticket before it purchases tickets requiring a lower class of service. We recently received a report from a pilot concerning this type of situation.
Initially, 3 weeks prior to his deadhead, he checked business class availability and noticed that there were 7 seats available, but no ticket purchased for him. A week or so later, the company purchased an economy class ticket without a request for an upgrade to a higher class of service." The pilot was able to contact Global Travel and obtain a ticket in the appropriate class of service, but the delay in purchasing his ticket and the eventual failure to include an upgrade request warrant a closer look at how this benefit is being processed for everyone. We are asking that you participate in tracking the timing of purchasing of tickets for your scheduled deadheads, especially when a higher class of service is contractually mandated, and inform ALPA of any issues or system failures. Please use the form found here to record and submit all deadhead ticket information as it applies to you. If you find a delay in the purchase of your ticket, we recommend that you also contact Global Travel and separately document the event with Contract Enforcement.
In Unity,
Rich Odbert