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usdcaguy
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AA/US Combined Non-Rev Policy

Wed Apr 02, 2014 12:06 am

Has there been any news on the combined employee travel program for AA/US? Now that AA/US have merged, will employees now be cleared from the standby list by seniority or order of check-in time? What about super-priority and buddy passes?
 
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RE: AA/US Combined Non-Rev Policy

Wed Apr 02, 2014 12:13 am

You should refer this question to wings / jetnet. The interim travel policy was unveiled January first and announced that the new AA would transition to a check-in time based system as that is what the technology that the merged airline will use (SABRE RES) is currently configured for.
 
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RE: AA/US Combined Non-Rev Policy

Wed Apr 02, 2014 12:15 am

Quoting usdcaguy (Thread starter):
Has there been any news on the combined employee travel program for AA/US? Now that AA/US have merged, will employees now be cleared from the standby list by seniority or order of check-in time? What about super-priority and buddy passes?

Yep, announced a few months ago.

-Time of Check In
-D3 is the starting priority with D1 and D2 for vacation and higher priority
-Buddy Passes will be at the lowest priority, even if employee is flying with them
-Guest Pass (US thing) will be added for PMAA employees.
-Buddy Passes will be allotted to 16 one ways or 8 r/t (AA had more but this included parents too)

All in All I think they truly took the best of both sides of non revving.

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RE: AA/US Combined Non-Rev Policy

Wed Apr 02, 2014 12:46 am

Quoting Atrude777 (Reply 2):
-D3 is the starting priority with D1 and D2 for vacation and higher priority

So even employees will travel as D3 now? Will the priority code for buddy passes change?
 
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RE: AA/US Combined Non-Rev Policy

Wed Apr 02, 2014 1:01 am

Sorry, Alex. Need to clarify a few things:

Pass priority is as follows:

D1 - vacation pass (4 per calendar year per employee/spouse/companion/child)
D2 - standard priority for active employees
D3 - buddy pass (16 one-way passes per calendar year)

Boarding priority is based on time of check-in. Eligible travelers can check-in exactly 24 hours prior to the flight's scheduled departure time.

I hope this helps!
 
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RE: AA/US Combined Non-Rev Policy

Wed Apr 02, 2014 1:04 am

Don't forget one new kink. A non rev passenger on a connecting flight will get priority over a passenger originating in the city. Thus a pax flying from BOS-ABQ via DFW will get priority on the DFW-ABQ segment over anyone starting in DFW. The reason for this is AA does not want to strand non rev passengers in hubs while making connection and they assume that any originating passengers will have some sore of accommodations in that hub.
 
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RE: AA/US Combined Non-Rev Policy

Wed Apr 02, 2014 1:05 am

Quoting OB1504 (Reply 3):

So even employees will travel as D3 now? Will the priority code for buddy passes change?

I missed a line about that, as corrected by jetboytwa down below...

Quoting jetboytwa (Reply 4):
Sorry, Alex. Need to clarify a few things:

No Problem! I was thinking that didn't sound right at first and was trying to find the updated list to make the correction. Thanks!

Is is still true, was I understanding that buddy passes regardless if traveling with employee or not will still be lower then the employee?

Alex
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RE: AA/US Combined Non-Rev Policy

Wed Apr 02, 2014 1:07 am

Quoting apodino (Reply 5):
Don't forget one new kink. A non rev passenger on a connecting flight will get priority over a passenger originating in the city. Thus a pax flying from BOS-ABQ via DFW will get priority on the DFW-ABQ segment over anyone starting in DFW. The reason for this is AA does not want to strand non rev passengers in hubs while making connection and they assume that any originating passengers will have some sore of accommodations in that hub.

Isn't this already part of the current policy?

Will retirees/furloughs remain D2P?
 
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RE: AA/US Combined Non-Rev Policy

Wed Apr 02, 2014 5:10 am

Quoting OB1504 (Reply 7):
Will retirees/furloughs remain D2P?

Retirees will now have a separate designation D2R, which is below D2 (although I'm not sure where it remains in relation to D2P).
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RE: AA/US Combined Non-Rev Policy

Fri Apr 04, 2014 2:38 pm

Quoting Atrude777 (Reply 2):
Yep, announced a few months ago.

-Time of Check In
-D3 is the starting priority with D1 and D2 for vacation and higher priority
-Buddy Passes will be at the lowest priority, even if employee is flying with them
-Guest Pass (US thing) will be added for PMAA employees.
-Buddy Passes will be allotted to 16 one ways or 8 r/t (AA had more but this included parents too)

All in All I think they truly took the best of both sides of non revving.

With the merger , will US now offer EZED tickets? They were one of the few carriers that did not offer it. while I believe AA did
 
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RE: AA/US Combined Non-Rev Policy

Fri Apr 04, 2014 2:50 pm

Quoting bobnwa (Reply 9):
With the merger , will US now offer EZED tickets? They were one of the few carriers that did not offer it. while I believe AA did

My understanding was from friends that were at US Corporate was that they could buy E-Zed (at least they did on Delta...)
 
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RE: AA/US Combined Non-Rev Policy

Fri Apr 04, 2014 2:59 pm

Where will Interline (ZED) staff be in priority, after D3 ?
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RE: AA/US Combined Non-Rev Policy

Fri Apr 04, 2014 8:01 pm

Quoting bobnwa (Reply 9):
With the merger , will US now offer EZED tickets? They were one of the few carriers that did not offer it. while I believe AA did

US moved to an E-Zed vendor (MyIDTravel) in late 2012/early 2013, which was something that was planned well before this merger was announced.

Quoting MH017 (Reply 11):
Where will Interline (ZED) staff be in priority, after D3 ?

The order of boarding will be:

D1 (vacation passes)
D2 (employees, spouses, dependents, registered guests)
D2R (retirees)
D2P (parents)
D3 (buddy passes)

AAC (non-wholly owned regional employees/dependents) - note that they get priority on their own metal.
ONE (Oneworld airline employees)
D4 (OA company business travel)
ZED (OA employees)

Also note that connecting non-revs will have a "T" appended to their priority code, and will move to the top of their priority at the connecting point regardless of check-in time. For example, a D2 traveling DFW-PHX-LAX will board as a D2 in DFW, and as a D2T in PHX, and will be above a D2 flying only the PHX-LAX segment.
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