Since 2016, there have been over 23 Section 1 violations, with more on the way.

Violations of Section 1E. Permitted Arrangement with a Foreign Carrier have been increasing steadily over the last 4 years.

There have been 23 confirmed Section1 E.and 1 C.violations to date.

At the current pace, ALPA projects 2019 Section 1 E.violations will exceed last year’s count.

 

KOREAN AIR JV, 12 Scope Contract Violations

Eight violations related to the Korean Air Joint Venture were heard by a five-member System Board on February 19-21, 2019. Final arguments were filed in post-hearing briefs on April 19, 2019. The matter is now awaiting the arbitrator’s decision.

These violations represent a deficit of thousands of Pacific block hours that were required to be flown by Delta pilots as spelled out in Section 1E. Permitted Arrangement with a Foreign Carrier. By not meeting the requirements under Section 1 E., the Delta-Korean JV does not constitute a “Permitted Arrangement with a Foreign Carrier” 

  1. May 2018  Section 1 E.10.   (18-22) (agree to JV before)

  2. Jul 2018    Section 1 E.8.      (18-22) (JV blockhours < baseline)

  3. Aug 2018   Section 1 E.8.     (18-22) (JV blockhours < baseline)

  4. Sep 2018   Section 1 E.8.     (18-22) (JV blockhours < baseline)

  5. Oct 2018   Section 1 E.8.      (18-22) (JV blockhours < baseline)

  6. Nov 2018   Section 1 E.8.     (19-03) (JV blockhours < baseline)

  7. Dec 2018   Section 1 E.8.      (19-04) (JV blockhours < baseline)

  8. Jan 2019   Section 1 E.8.      (19-08) (JV blockhours < baseline)

  9. Feb 2019   Section 1 E.8.      (19-0x) (JV blockhours < baseline)

  10. Mar 2019   Section 1 E.8.      (19-0x) (JV blockhours < baseline)

  11. Apr 2019   Section 1 E.8.      (19-0x) (JV blockhours < baseline)

  12. May 2019 Section 1 E.8.      (19-0x) (JV blockhours < baseline)

    MEC Grievance 18-22 5 Member Board on for February 18-22 2019, awaiting Arbitrator finding.
    MEC Grievance 19-03 5 Member Board on for February 18-22 2019, awaiting Arbitrator finding.
    MEC Grievance 19-04 5 Member Board on for February 18-22 2019, awaiting Arbitrator finding.
    MEC Grievance 19-08 5 Member Board on for February 18-22 2019, awaiting Arbitrator finding.

AEROMEXICO JV, 7 Scope Contract Violations

Delta has violated four different provisions of Section 1 totaling seven violations since 2016. Three violations related to the Aeroméxico Joint Venture were heard by a five-member System Board on March 20, 2019. Final arguments were filed in post-hearing legal briefs on June 6, 2019, we are now awaiting the arbitrator’s ruling.

ALPA has also grieved new Aeroméxico-related violations that occurred in December 2018 and January 2019. These violations concerned the Company’s failure to perform the minimum required block hours of flying to and from Mexico as spelled out in Section 1E. Permitted Arrangement with a Foreign Carrier. By not meeting the requirements under Section 1 E., the Aeroméxico JV does not constitute a “Permitted Arrangement with a Foreign Carrier” 

  1. Jul 2016 Section 1 E.2.a.                   (>40% of seats)

  2. Dec 2017 Section 1 E.2.c.  (18-07)  (>75 seats)

  3. Mar 2018 Section 1 E.2.a.  (18-09)  (>40% of seats)

  4. Jun 2018 Section 1 E.2.a.  (18-17)  (>40% of seats)

  5. Dec 2018 Section 1 E.3.      (DAL Ownership, monthly blockhours < baseline)

  6. Jan 2018 Section 1.E.3        (DAL Ownership, monthly blockhours < baseline)

  7. Feb 2019 Section 1 E.8.      (DAL JV rolling 3-month blockhours < baseline)

    MEC Grievance 18-07 5 Member Board on March 20-21 2019
    MEC Grievance 18-09 5 Member Board on March 20-21 2019
    MEC Grievance 18-17 5 Member Board on March 20-21 2019

WestJet JV, 3 Scope Contract Violations

Even though this Joint Venture has not been formally launched, there have already been Section 1 violations involving Delta putting too many Delta passengers on WestJet aircraft.

 

  1. Jul   2016  Section 1 E.2.a. (>40% of seats)

  2. May 2017  Section 1 E.2.a. (>40% of seats)

  3. Jul   2017  Section 1 E.2.a.  (>40% of seats)

     

A350 DELIVERY, One Scope Contract Violations

  1. November 2017 – A350 Delivery – Section 1 C.1.    (All flying in accordance with PWA)

    MEC Grievance 17-20 affirmed and awarded costs