Question for DAL pilots about medical

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At NWA, pilots can use FMLA, ie 240 hours per year, if approved, to take care of family stuff, intermittant medical injuries/therapy. If using FMLA, nothing is counted as a sick call. After three "sick calls" in a year, we have to talk to a chief pilot , etc.

Does Delta have anything like that? Lets say, a pilot has to miss one day of work, three times in a month. Would that count as 3 sick calls and when does a chief pilot get involved? I have a back injury that acts up from time to time.

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At NWA, pilots can use FMLA, ie 240 hours per year, if approved, to take care of family stuff, intermittant medical injuries/therapy. If using FMLA, nothing is counted as a sick call. After three "sick calls" in a year, we have to talk to a chief pilot , etc.

Does Delta have anything like that? Lets say, a pilot has to miss one day of work, three times in a month. Would that count as 3 sick calls and when does a chief pilot get involved? I have a back injury that acts up from time to time.

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That would count as 3 sick calls. As far as I know, we are done with the "chief pilot intervention" thing, unless you are a true sick call junkie. You get 300 hrs per rolling 3 year period, and another bunch at less pay. If there is a circumstance that you need off and you just can't get it, a call to the chief pilots office usually gets it off. At least I have never been denied. I have seen the chief pilot get involved in cases where somebody literally called in sick every month of the year. I think my record was 7 sick calls in 1 year, and I never heard a thing. Of course, I have also had only 2 or 3 a year as well. FWIW

As for the glitz on the uniform, culture, I guess. Military history, except for that hat wearing indoor thing.
 

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from the contract:

F. Verification of Sickness
1. The Company may require that a pilot verify his sickness by providing, at the Company’s option, either:
a. a doctor’s certificate, or
b. other proof of illness.
2. Under normal conditions, the Company will not require verification unless the pilot has been absent for more than seven consecutive days.​
3. A pilot is not required to state the nature of his sickness to Crew Scheduling. He may be required to describe his sickness in general terms to his Chief Pilot.
 

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from the contract:

2. Under normal conditions, the Company will not require verification unless the pilot has been absent for more than seven consecutive days.


I called in sick for two consecutive trips, a four day and a six day and never heard from the CPO.

I've never once been called by the CPO and I've never been shy about using my sick leave.​
 

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I called in sick for two consecutive trips, a four day and a six day and never heard from the CPO.

I've never once been called by the CPO and I've never been shy about using my sick leave.[/left]

Use it if you need it - Do not fly sick.
 

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Use it if you need it - Do not fly sick.
100% correct. Beyond the obvious safety issues, it is a disservice to the company and the rest of the crew to show up sick and get everyone else sick.
 
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