Q. Why were no improvements to air commuting negotiated for example commuting offline, load protections etc?
A. The JNC advocated strongly for both of those improvements in negotiations. However, besides being adamantly opposed to those provisions, management was very unwilling to make changes that impacted only a portion of the Flight Attendant group because this was not a full Section 6 negotiations. The JNC understands the importance of those two provisions to air commuters.
One improvement to air commuting is the ability to use the new ground commuting provisions in conjunction with air commuting. Now, if you are a registered air commuter and have an unanticipated ground commuting issue on your way to your commuting airport in your registered commuter city, then you may utilize the Ground Commuting Policy provisions.