Q: If this TA goes through, will those of us who still have our Stuff Happens Pass (SHP) be able to use it through Jan 2019 or will it be immediately taken away? I understand we will no longer accrue a new one once it is used this year, but will we still have the ability to use the one we have right now in the event the TA passes?
A: The Stuff Happens Pass is scheduled to sunset per the VX Commuter Policy LOA, this is found in Paragraph H. “Stuff Happens Pass Sunset Clause”:
Stuff Happens Pass Sunset Clause: If the Commuter Policy is extended beyond the four (4) bid month trial period of October 2017 through January 2018 indicated in §G [Trial Period] above, the Stuff Happens Pass (SHP) will be sunset beginning January 31, 2018, on a go-forward basis as follows:
A Flight Attendant will no longer be eligible to ‘accrue’ additional SHPs if s/he uses the SHP on or after January 30, 2017.
The SHP will be fully retired for all Flight Attendants effective January 31, 2019, or whenever the last eligible Flight Attendant uses her/his remaining SHP (no later than January 30, 2019, whichever occurs first.
The sunsetting of the SHP will happen regardless of whether the TA passes or not, but the SHP will continue beyond the ratification date of April 3, 2018. L-VX FAs who still have a SHP will be able to use it through January 30, 2019. If the TA passes, the remainder of the L-VX Commuter Policy will stay in effect until full integration, which is currently scheduled for March 2019.