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UAL Express carriers new travel program, question

10nCLR

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SkyWest was notified on Friday that there is a change in UAL flight benefits regarding the Companion Program, Membership fees, the Enrolled Friend Program and Weblisting. SkyWest had BuddyPasses that will go extinct June 1 and the new United Companion Passes take into affect. So, I'm wondering, If you work for one of the other Express carriers, I'm curious to know when you found out that a new travel program was starting (2 weeks ago, a week ago, last Friday), what benefits you gained, what you lost and what the membership fees are going to be, boarding priorities etc. I also would like to know how your management went about informing you. SkyWest informed their employees right up against United's required transition date and stated that "had we communicated before today, the program would have looked much different." Hmmm. Some good came out of the changes, but companions flying on SkyWests own AC got more expensive, plus now an employee membership fee, which might be similiar to Delta's. SkyWest said they will pay the fee up-front and employees will have a 90 day window to payback. Many questions arising from the employee group now and its the weekend. Good timing with the Friday 5:30 memo.
Anyway, I'm curious to know what the other Express carrier's management did for their employees. What compromised agreement did they come up with for the most benefit and the least possible cost to the people.
 

IBNAV8R

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UAL can expect to reap the rewards of gouging their partners' employees (as well as there own). I, for one, am tired of being asked to remain "professional" by those who would seek to finance their own ill-deserved bonuses at my expense. THIS FOR THE PRIVILEGE OF RIDING ON MY OWN AIRPLANE!!!!!

Hmmm, the release says FL350 but the FMS says we can save 400# of UAL's fuel by climbing to FL390. That's probably more than half that fee in JUST ONE FLIGHT!!! And, there's just a couple hundred more flights to go this year.
 

great cornholio

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Our memo was dated Friday as well, but I just heard about it today and it is effective tomorrow June 1st. For us pretty much nothing improved and we can only fly for free on our own planes. Any other carrier and the "base fee" is anywhere from 10 to 50 bucks.
 

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UAL can expect to reap the rewards of gouging their partners' employees (as well as there own). I, for one, am tired of being asked to remain "professional" by those who would seek to finance their own ill-deserved bonuses at my expense. THIS FOR THE PRIVILEGE OF RIDING ON MY OWN AIRPLANE!!!!!

Hmmm, the release says FL350 but the FMS says we can save 400# of UAL's fuel by climbing to FL390. That's probably more than half that fee in JUST ONE FLIGHT!!! And, there's just a couple hundred more flights to go this year.


Hey there ace...great attitude...doing my job for 60% less than what I make. Just like flight 3407 I make sure my family NEVER rides your planes...EVER.
 

s.o.sJTB

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Hey there ace...great attitude...doing my job for 60% less than what I make. Just like flight 3407 I make sure my family NEVER rides your planes...EVER.

How much were making flying the E-145? Was it 60% less than what your making now? idiot....
 

inflightboi175

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republic notified us on may 27th. one good thing is now all republic airways employees get ual benefits. we can also enroll a friend to have benefits



CHANGES TO UNITED AIRLINE SPACE AVAILABLE PLEASURE TRAVEL
Effective June 1, 2009 United Airlines’ space available travel program will highlight unlimited pleasure travel privileges for all active and qualifying retired company employees regardless of whether they directly support the UA operation.
Highlights of the program include:
Access to Weblist from home
Retirees at 55 years of age with 5 years of company service qualify
Domestic partner permitted
“Enrolled Friends” permitted for single employees who do not have spouse/domestic partner
Companion pass travel segments retained

All employees of Chautauqua Airlines, Republic Airlines, Shuttle America and Republic Airways Holdings are included
Base segment fees and service charges will apply for each segment flown and class of travel used and will be payroll deducted the month following travel.
Base Segment Charges
Home Airline: $0
Other United Express $10
United Mainline – US/Can/Mex/Carr $20
United Mainline – Other International $50
 
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IBNAV8R

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Hey there ace...great attitude...doing my job for 60% less than what I make. Just like flight 3407 I make sure my family NEVER rides your planes...EVER.

That will save glenn a little bit of gas right there!! I'm sure he appreciates your help.
 

propsarebest

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$20 bucks per segment on UAL domestic? Jesus you can buy a positive space ticket for almost that much...
 

ROSWELL41

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And now all of these non-UAL dedicated employee groups are getting access to the UAL network. Not that the loads weren't high enough to begin with...
 

Shifty

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Shut up and sit down your number 20 on the stand-by list. You might get there next thursday. Have a great day!
 

skipper1

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Seriously...this new United policy is bull********************! Does mainline employees have to pay per leg?
 

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I wonder if any of the "fees" will be wavied if you are willing to go with a lower priority?
 

relief tube

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as if we all didn't hate United enough already.
 

labbats

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$20 per flight to commute on mainline? Good thing everyone in the regionals gets paid so much or that might seem out of line from a gem like Tilton.

I for one am glad the ALPA had the stones to fight this tooth and nail, as well as all the effort to keep everyone involved in the loop. You've earned your 2% again ALPA!

(heavy sarcasm)
 
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