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Commuter Policy

Date: January 5, 2018
Type: AFA Article

Details of the Commuter Policy can be found in Section 28 of the JCBA. Specific circumstances under which a Flight Attendant may be unable to report for a scheduling assignment include:

  1. Un-forecasted severe weather conditions or other natural disasters (i.e., blizzards, hurricanes, earthquakes, and other similar events), or
  2. Hazardous or impassable roads resulting from severe weather, accidents, or natural disasters, or
  3. Mechanical problems while on the way to work, or
  4. Unexpected airport disruption(s) or closures

In order for a Flight Attendant commuting by air to utilize the Commuter Program there are a number of provisions which must be met.  Refer to Section 28 of our JCBA or the educational article on our MEC website.


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