Inclement Weather Reminders
February 17, 2021
System wide members are dealing with the direct impact of severe winter weather. From ice storms and snow in Texas, to polar vortex in the Midwest and nor’easters on the east coast, it’s a mess out there. We understand weather events have the potential to disrupt travel plans to arrive to work despite our best efforts to proactively plan ahead.
Commuting - In advance of commuting during potential inclement weather we encourage Flight Attendants to review the Commuter Policy in Section 28 of the JCBA.
When can I utilized the provisions of the Commuter Policy?
- Un-forecast severe weather conditions or other natural disasters (i.e., blizzards, hurricanes, earthquakes of similar events), or
- Hazardous or impassable roads resulting from severe weather, accidents, or natural disasters, or
- Mechanical problems while on the way to work
- Unexpected airport disruption(s) or closures
Which type of transportation can I use?
The Commuter Policy covers all forms of transportation. You can review the specifics at Unitedafa.org.
Remember, when commuting, be proactive. You should keep records of calls to crew scheduling, flight listings, traffic reports or images to ensure you have all the necessary information to be covered by the policy.