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Old 11-18-2008, 05:03 PM
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Fellow American Eagle pilots,

This afternoon, we finished the successful testing process of our Mutual Inter-Domicile Transfer software. Let me begin by expressing my sincere appreciation to Andy McKee, a fellow Eagle pilot who devoted an unbelievable amount of his own time to program this software utility from scratch.

Although we have scheduled time with ALPA’s IT Department in early January to fully automate the process, it is now automated sufficiently to process the monthly MIDT award.

Mutual Inter-Domicile Transfer is a mechanism that supplements vacancy bidding by allowing two pilots in the same seat and equipment, yet different domiciles to swap domiciles on the first day of the next contractual month even if there are no similar vacancies posted.

In order to enter a base exchange request, pilots must access the ‘members only’ partition of ALPA.org on the MEC homepage and select the MIDT link. Upon reaching the form, the pilot must enter his American Eagle employee number, current bid status, and then up to five status preferences in order of the pilot’s priority.

Pilots who are not members of the Association or who have lost their ALPA.org log-in information may contact the MEC office and receive a paper version of the MIDT request form. This version MUST be notarized prior to returning the signed original to the MEC office.

In order to be eligible for MIDT, a pilot must be active with no “next” status. In other words, a DCE pilot who was awarded NCE is not eligible to participate in MIDT until after the effective date of his DCE-NCE status change.

The window for MIDT requests will close on Wednesday, December 3rd, at 11:59 p.m. Central Time. Any MIDT requests submitted after that time will be held in abeyance for the following month’s processing. Until the system is fully automated in January, pilots who enter an MIDT request and later want to void that request must submit an additional form that has no preferences entered.

Prior to entering any MIDT requests, we strongly encourage interested pilots to review Letter of Agreement 06-06 in the American Eagle – ALPA collective bargaining agreement.

On the following page, we have included a screen shot of the on-line form.

Beginning Friday morning, American Eagle pilots will be able to submit their MIDT preferences. Please call the MEC office with any questions.

Fraternally,


Herb Mark
Chairman – EGL MEC


This e-mail came to me today from the Eagle MEC and it was the first time I had heard of something like this being put into effect at this company. I'm curious to hear what some of ya'll think about this and wonder how many will likely be submitting a request to transfer. I am currently OFE and will be looking for DFE when this comes through.


Couple of questions to get started: Is this software mandatory per the new contract amendment?

When will the transfer date become active? It reads like Jan 1, but I have a feeling that those awarded a domicile exchange will be bidding for their new base for the Feb contractual month...
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Old 11-21-2008, 02:56 PM
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The link was been posted today on ALPA. Wonder if it will be awarded on seniority or first come first serve
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Originally Posted by PIPErdrvr View Post
Couple of questions to get started: Is this software mandatory per the new contract amendment?
It has been in the pilot contract for a long while now... they just never had the software to make it work. If you check in the LOA's in the back of your contract. It's LOA 06-06 page 221 and was agreed to in 2006



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When will the transfer date become active? It reads like Jan 1, but I have a feeling that those awarded a domicile exchange will be bidding for their new base for the Feb contractual month...
The earliest it can be used will be for the Jan bid cycle... but it can be used at anytime, not just now.... basically, from now on if you can't bid out of a base and into another, you have the option of finding somebody willing to switch with you. Visit the EGL pages on www.alpa.org for more details, and the online form to file.
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This is huge! Good work Andy!
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Old 11-21-2008, 06:48 PM
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so who wants to come to jfk and i can go back to boston?

i'm still not cutting my hair or shaving til eagle opens boston to all pilots again and i'm signing in in the boston crew room...

i want my couch back
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This is good now that there are no Flowbacks.
Yes, and with the end of letter 3, and the flowthrough issue slowly being resolved, it shouldn't be tooooo much longer before the pilot group isn't as fractured as it has been in the past... Then we can all get back to fighting with AMR instead of with eachother.
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I put in my MIDT request to go from OFE to JFE. I see few guys that got displaced from ORD to JFK, hoping they want back Chi town. Hopefully this system works. It should. Anybody know, how I will know, if I have been awarded the base transfer.
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My guess is you'd get an email from EGL ALPA saying a match was made and sent to the company.... then it should show up in your *3 under next status. Not sure about the email part, but the next status would HAVE to be in there eventually. What did it say when you clicked on the additional information link at the bottom of the form on the EGL ALPA MIDT form page?
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Originally Posted by Mason32 View Post
My guess is you'd get an email from EGL ALPA saying a match was made and sent to the company.... then it should show up in your *3 under next status. Not sure about the email part, but the next status would HAVE to be in there eventually. What did it say when you clicked on the additional information link at the bottom of the form on the EGL ALPA MIDT form page?
It just said any questions contact them by email.... Nothing really.
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I put in for LGA FO to ORD FO. Hopefully it will happen. My question is what happens if you change your mind? Is there a way to remove the preference or do you submit one for present base to present base.
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