Flight Options, Flexjet given single system status

The National Mediation Board said it has determined single carrier status for Flight Options, LLC and Flexjet, LLC, after the International Brotherhood of Teamsters asserted that the two fractional carriers constitute a single transportation system.

In its Sept. 30 decision, the NMB determined that Flight Options and Flexjet, wholly owned subsidiaries of OneSky Flight, LLC, are operating as a single transportation system for representation purposes under the Railway Labor Act.

The Teamsters Union is the certified representative for approximately 380 Flight Options pilots who operate luxury business jets for wealthy customers. The approximately 310 pilots with Flexjet are currently organizing with the Teamsters.

Flight Options was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Cleveland. Flexjet has operations in Dallas and Cleveland.

Founded in 1903, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters represents 1.4 million men and women throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico, including over 80,000 workers in the aviation industry.