Commuter Policy Survey Results
AFA received 183 complete responses to the survey, which resulted in the following outcome:
As a result, the Master Executive Council (MEC) has agreed to the continuation of the Virgin America Commuter Policy. The Commuter Policy will remain in effect until Virgin America Flight Attendants are covered under a merged agreement with Alaska Airlines Flight Attendants. For questions about the Commuter Policy please refer to the Commuter Policy FAQ for more details, or contact your Council 35 officers.
What will happen to the Stuff Happens Pass (SHP)?
AFA recently advocated to management for the SHP program to remain in effect concurrently with the Commuter Policy, but management was not interested in doing so. The Commuter Policy, without black-out dates and usage limits, is a more liberal program, and management does not want to offer both. Therefore, the SHP program will sunset (i.e. be phased out) beginning January 31, 2018, after which the SHP will no longer accrue. The SHP will be available for use concurrently with the Commuter Policy through the sunset period, and Flight Attendants will be able to use previously accrued passes until January 31, 2019.
Does this policy cover ground transportation issues?
Yes. This policy covers both ground and air commuting challenges.
How many times may I use this policy?
There are no limits to the number of occurrences an F/A can use the Commuter Policy to cover transportation challenges.
Are there any black-out dates?
Unlike the SHP program, there are no black-out days for using the Commuter Policy.
What type of documentation is required?
Documentation is required for both air and ground transportation challenges. Please refer to the Commuter Policy FAQ for more details.
Please let us know if you have any questions. You can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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