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Recent Publications

  • The MEC would like to remind pilots that LOA 49 is in full effect. Paychecks today should reflect the mid-contract raises as well as the captain upgrade and retention bonuses. Commuter hotels can now be approved under the guidelines of LOA 49. We encourage everyone to request their commuter hotels as far in advance as possible.
  • The way we login to MyIDTravel has changed! Going forward, to create a jumpseat listing for carriers that use MyIDTravel (such as American, JetBlue, and Southwest), Air Wisconsin pilots will need to use https://myidtravelsso.airwis.com/ to login. This link will take you to the Air Wisconsin Single-Sign-On (SSO) portal, the same place we sign in to CSS, myairwis.com, and webmail.
  • Some airlines are intent on diverting attention away from their failure to effectively manage air service operations as post-pandemic travel resumes. They're pushing the false “pilot shortage” narrative along with reckless solutions—such as dialing back pilot qualification requirements and now seeking to raise the mandatory retirement age for U.S. airline pilots above age 65. Raising the retirement age will not increase the supply of pilots. In fact, increasing the retirement age will displace pilots and introduce risk into the aviation system.
  • Last week the MEC voted unanimously to approve a new Letter of Agreement incentivizing voluntary upgrades and improving overall quality of life for everyone at the airline. In this email we’d like to explain the details of this new LOA, LOA 49. You can read the full text of the LOA here:
  • The MEC held a special meeting recently and voted to approve LOA 49 which ratifies the previously announced AIP. Full details are found in today’s separate LOA 49 communication with explanations, charts, and the attached LOA. Highlights include competitive pay raises for all pilots, captain upgrade and retention bonuses, commuter hotels and reserve pilot benefits.
  • After weeks of discussions with the company focused on staffing issues (specifically a shortage of Captains) the MEC is pleased to announce we have reached an Agreement in Principle with management. This AIP will delay a looming involuntary displacement bid and provides economic and quality of life gains for everyone.
  • As many of you are aware, staffing at our airline is a concern. Attrition is very high and this is causing an imbalance of Captains to First Officers. The Company previously tried to incentivize pilots to bid for upgrade just in DAY with a monthly cash bonus. They made this offer under the guise of LOA 37, new hire bonuses.
  • Survey Results/Career Progression More than 600 ALPA members responded to the recent FFD survey. Not surprisingly, a significant majority indicated a strong desire to transition from their current employment to a mainline, all-cargo, or low-cost carrier.
  • For this month’s Contract Corner, we will be reviewing the Commuter Policy of the CBA. Most of our pilots are probably familiar with the two-flight rule; however, we will dig a little deeper today. This policy is crucial for those of us who live out of base. If a pilot follows Section 26.T of the contract, they will not be subject to discipline, or have the unavailability counted as a part of the Company’s Attendance Policy.
  • The ARW MEC gathered for three days in March to hear reports from various committees, develop a strategic plan and to deliberate on legislative items. A synopsis of the meeting is presented here to inform the pilot group of the activities and outcomes of the meeting.

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