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Pass Travel Enrollment 2020

Date: November 26, 2019

Pass Travel Enrollment 2020


Annual Pass Travel election changes for the 2020 calendar year open in early December. Beginning December 4, 2019 Flight Attendants will have the opportunity to make selections for their 2020 pass travel elections. The selection window will remain open until December 30, 2019 at 7 pm (CT). 


Flight Attendant that elect to surrender their buddy passes in leu of a Second Enrolled Friend will have the opportunity to designate their Primary Friendbeginning January 1, 2020. Married employees with a spouse / domestic partner and one enrolled friend will not have the option to designate the enrolled friend as the primary friend. Once your designation is made no changes may be made for the remainder of the year. 


If you do not wish to make any changes for next year, you do not need to take any action. Keep in mind once the enrollment period closes, no changes can be made to your elections. If you do not make any updates, your eligible pass riders (family, extended family buddies and enrolled friends) will carry over to next year. 


Flight Attendants who elect to keep regular buddy passes should be aware that regular buddy names will not roll over and will expire December 31 at midnight. They can be added at any time during 2020.



Enrolled Friend and Primary Friend Annual Overview




No Action Needed

Action Needed

Important Program Dates

Where to make your elections

Electing one Enrolled Friend in Lieu of spouse / domestic partner


To keep your current election of Enrolled Friend or Spouse / Domestic Partner for 2020

To add or change your election for 2020orif you are unsure of who you want to elect for 2020


Pass Travel Enrollment for 2020:

Dec.4- Dec. 30, 2019 (Until 7:00 pm (CT)


Eligible for travel on Jan.1, 2020

Travel > Manage Pass Riders

Second Enrolled Friend In lieu of Regular Buddy Passes


To keep your current election of forfeiting Regular Buddy Passes for 2020


If you are electing to forfeit your Regular Buddy Passes for 2020


Pass Travel Enrollment for 2020:

Dec.4- Dec. 30, 2019 (Until 7:00 pm (CT)


Eligible for travel on Jan.1, 2020

Travel > Manage Pass Riders

Primary Friend

Eligible United employees


If you currently only have a spouse or domestic partner or an enrolled friend on your travel profile.


If you have two Enrolled Friends and wish to designate one of the as a Primary Friend

Designation Dates for 2020:Jan. 1, 2020, until designation is made


Eligible for primary friend boarding upon election

employeeRES > My Profile > Manage Profile > Travelers Profile



The Employee Travel Center will be experiencing higher than normal call volume in addition to Help Hub requests related to pass travel enrollment, Review frequently asked questions to hold times. 


To review pass travel enrollment guidelines and make elections for the upcoming year go to Travel > Manage pass riders or click here.

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