Commuter Program Clarification
April 18, 2018
MEC Grievance Committee
Details of the Commuter Program 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-forecast 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, subsequently Flight Attendants are reminded that once they have initiated the commuter policy with crew scheduling they are required to continue to try and get to their respected base, unless scheduling has released them. There are NO defined time frames for this to be accomplished.
Flight Attendants can find additional information on the guidelines for utilizing the Commuter Program on pages 218-222 of our JCBA as well as on www.unitedafa.org.