Q: With regard to Registered Air Commuters having a commuter priority, does this extend to the jumpseat?
A: No, the commuter priority is only for cabin seating.
“Registered Air Commuters” will be given boarding priority over Company employees (and dependents) on pleasure travel and over all employees of other airlines on Alaska Airlines mainline flights and on other airlines if applicable in accordance with current Company policy at the time of the commute. – JCBA §28.G.5 [Domiciles: Commuter Policy]
Commuters do not receive preferential priority for the jumpseat.
Although the jumpseat priority is technically Company policy and therefore subject to management discretion, AFA obviously takes a very, very active interest in the jumpseat priority. There is no intent to change current practice for jumpseat priority: seniority until D-30, at which point it converts to first-come, first-served.