Section 28 – Commuter Program
May 4, 2021
The commuter provisions, provided for in our Contract, give us the flexibility and ability to live where we want while still flying out of our home domicile. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused many of us to make necessary life changes leading more people to commute.
For Flight Attendants who commute by air, this past summer (July 1, 2020), AFA negotiated and attained a temporary modification to the language of Section 28.B.4.b. Normally when commuting via air travel Flight Attendants had to list for two separate flights that would have them arriving at their Home Domicile prior to their assignment. The temporary modification takes in to account the reduction of flights available to commuters during the pandemic, and currently only requires a Flight Attendant being listed for one (1) flight. The secondary flight requirement is temporarily waived.
Regardless of the flight requirement reduction, when commuting via air travel, Members are reminded to keep track of travel records including PNRS in the event they have trouble commuting to ensure they have the necessary information in order to avail themselves of the protections offered by the Commuter Program provisions.