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Old 03-26-2020, 01:13 AM   #1  
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AVA for almost every seat and an FCIF to not bug CRS because they are overwhelmed. Looks like a good time to not fly extra. And I know there will be someone to tell me the contract isn't amendable until 2021, but we should be talking now. We should be reaping some of the benefits of flying extra, and the hazard of flying into Covid China. We got an FAA 60 day extension to when we have to do our sims. The Union should be all over this and guys should be flying the minimum.
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AVA for almost every seat and an FCIF to not bug CRS because they are overwhelmed. Looks like a good time to not fly extra. And I know there will be someone to tell me the contract isn't amendable until 2021, but we should be talking now. We should be reaping some of the benefits of flying extra, and the hazard of flying into Covid China. We got an FAA 60 day extension to when we have to do our sims. The Union should be all over this and guys should be flying the minimum.
You don't have to call CRS for AVA, you can submit the trip of interest through VIPS.
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The seats that were offered Vacation Buy Backs and AVA appear to be all fleets that could potentially conduct international flying in response to the increased demand of the Coronavirus.

HKG B767 CAP
HKG B767 F/O
EUR B757 CAP
​EUR B757 F/O
MEM B777 CAP
​MEM B777 F/O
​LAX MD11 CAP
LAX MD11 F/O
​ANC MD11 CAP
ANC MD11 F/O
​MEM MD11 CAP
MEM MD11 F/O


This appears to be more of a strategic move to have all hands on deck. Same goes for the Currency extension and cancellations of numerous Recurrent Training events. Doubt it has much to do with “not bugging CRS”.
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AVA for almost every seat and an FCIF to not bug CRS because they are overwhelmed. Looks like a good time to not fly extra. And I know there will be someone to tell me the contract isn't amendable until 2021, but we should be talking now. We should be reaping some of the benefits of flying extra, and the hazard of flying into Covid China. We got an FAA 60 day extension to when we have to do our sims. The Union should be all over this and guys should be flying the minimum.

they need an extension on medicals. Doctors are swamped. I am having a hard time doing some required yearly tests for class 1.
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they need an extension on medicals. Doctors are swamped. I am having a hard time doing some required yearly tests for class 1.
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As I mentioned last week, ALPA had asked the FAA to extend the duration of FAA medicals. We anticipate this week that the FAA will issue a policy memo extending the duration of unrestricted first-class and special issuance medicals by 90 days."

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AVA for almost every seat and an FCIF to not bug CRS because they are overwhelmed. Looks like a good time to not fly extra. And I know there will be someone to tell me the contract isn't amendable until 2021, but we should be talking now. We should be reaping some of the benefits of flying extra, and the hazard of flying into Covid China. We got an FAA 60 day extension to when we have to do our sims. The Union should be all over this and guys should be flying the minimum.
Nobody will get AVA/Draft with guys picking up trips at straight time.
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Nobody will get AVA/Draft with guys picking up trips at straight time.
Sad, but true.
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Nobody will get AVA/Draft with guys picking up trips at straight time.
We are overmanned. Nobody is going to get AVA because of that.
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We are overmanned. Nobody is going to get AVA because of that.
Overmanned and they’re denying trip trade due to MAX Open Time Exceeded?
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Overmanned and they’re denying trip trade due to MAX Open Time Exceeded?
Are they really exceeded?
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