Inclement Weather Reminders
March 16, 2021
Spring is almost here but winter storms are still causing problems for several of our hubs around the system. We understand weather events have the potential to disrupt travel plans to arrive to work despite our best efforts to proactively plan ahead. When commuting in to work becomes unsafe or impossible you are covered by the Commuter Program in our JCBA.
Commuting - In advance of commuting during potential inclement weather we encourage Flight Attendants to review the Commuter Program in Section 28 of the JCBA.
When can I utilized the provisions of the Commuter Program?
- 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 Program covers all forms of transportation. You can review the specifics on our website 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.