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Updating Access & Listing Procedures Using Reciprocal Cabin Seat Agreements

Date: January 14, 2022


As those of us who commute know, there have been a series of ongoing issues that have made it difficult to access the listing tool for those airlines who require an advance, online listing in order to be accommodated when using the Reciprocal Cabin Seat Agreements for which AFA has consistently advocated.  When we have experienced these difficulties with the listing tool, we have enjoyed a good working relationship with the leadership of the Employee Travel Center who have been consistently responsive in addressing our concerns related to our inability to access the tool.


In addition to the Reciprocal Cabin Seat Agreements, United has negotiated a number of agreements with other airlines that provide pass travel opportunities beyond those available to us in our United travel network.

In an effort to address the ongoing access issues when using these travel opportunities as well as to provide an improved source of information, effective this month (January 2022), when booking interline travel, including Reciprocal Cabin Seat Agreements, we will use an updated version of myIDTravel to:

  • Purchase your electronic ZED ticket and list for your desired flights on the other airline
  • View flight options on other airlines
  • See detailed conditions and policies from other airlines

New Ways to Access myIDTravel

There are two ways you can access myIDTravel:

  • Directly by visiting https://myidtravel.ual.com and log in using your global ID and password, or
  • Through Flying Together with your global ID and password.

Which airlines require advance listing for Reciprocal Cabin Seat Agreements via myIDTravel?

  • American Airlines
  • Southwest
  • Allegiant Air
  • JetBlue


To create a Reciprocal Cabin Seat Listing using myIDTravel:

Creating a commuter listing on the above airlines must be done online by following these steps:

  • Log in to https://myidtravel.ual.com utilizing your Global uID and password.  Once logged in:
  • Select only yourself as the traveler, then select continue
  • On the "Flight Schedule Query" page, select the airline
  • Select Flight Attendant commuting listing from the travel status drop-down menu
  • Complete the remaining fields based on your travel needs (economy only), and select Find flights
  • Continue through the booking process until you receive a confirmation


This new myIDTravel listing tool has some unique requirements which, if not used correctly, will generate a flight availability error when listing for commuter travel.  These include:


  • Selecting more than just the employee
  • Selecting an airline that does not use myIDTravel to create commuter listings
  • Selecting any cabin other than Economy
  • Selecting a date that is too far in the future. American and JetBlue both currently have the advance booking window set to seven days for commuter listings.


For airline-specific Reciprocal Cabin Seat agreements, we recommend you review the updated Listing Procedures documents that are available in the Travel section of our website on unitedafa.org.

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