SOME IMPORTANT CHANGES

CHANGES TO NON-REVENUE TRAVEL BENEFITS MAY 1, 2019

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REGISTERED COMPANION OPTION - CHANGES

Many of you have a spouse or a domestic partner who also works for American (or one of our regional carriers) or a spouse or domestic partner who prefers not to travel. 


You will NOW be able to replace your spouse or domestic partner with a registered companion of your choosing.  More details can be found in the AA Travel Guide.  www.retirees.aa.com


 

WAITING  PERIOD

FOR  EMPLOYEES'  D3  TRAVELERS

AA is implementing a  (6) six-month waiting period before employees can add D3 travelers to their travel list.  This change does not impact retirees. 

This change will align with the Zonal Employee Discount (ZED) program. This change only impacts D3 travelers as there will be no waiting period for dependent or parent travel.

D3 SERVICE CHARGES INCREASE

D3 travelers are responsible for paying a service charge that is calculated based on mileage and the market where they travel.

 

After a review of D3 service charges compared to the actual cost of travel, AA has decided to increase these service charges by 10%. 


There is an option in the Travel Planner to add the credit card of your D3 traveler when you  list them for flights.  


NOTE:  the card entered will not be stored for D3 travelers, so a credit card must be entered for each flight segment/PNR created for them, otherwise, their travel service charges will default to your 'stored' credit card.

The "SOMETHING WENT WRONG" Message

 

If you are checking flight schedules in the Travel Planner; you may get a messages that says:  'SOMETHING WENT WRONG' 


--- If you are searching for NON-STOP FLIGHTS between two cities, and there is only connecting service,  you will get the message: 

'SOMETHING WENT WRONG'


--- You MUST uncheck the NON-STOP BOX ONLY;

If there are no non-stop flights.


--- Or, you can leave the Non-Stop Box Only checked and you can add a connecting city to your search and get the connecting flight schedules.

THE TRAVEL PLANNER & THE TRAVEL GUIDE

THE TRAVEL PLANNER

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The Travel Planner is used for Non-Revenue Travel Planning on American and American Eagle.

 

You can view flight schedules, check availability, list for flights, check-in for flights (place name on airport priority list), view airport priority lists, check gates/times, and estimate applicable service charges. 

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THE TRAVEL GUIDE

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The Travel Guide defines the Rules & Regulations and Travel Eligibility Requirements for travel on  American Airlines or regional affiliated subsidiaries (Envoy, Piedmont and PSA), 


The Travel Guide is generally  about 50-pages of information You may want "PRINT' a copy of it, and take it with you when traveling. You ask why; sometimes, not all airport personnel are familiar with the Rules & Regulations of our travel benefits. 

NON-REV STANDBY CODES

BOARDING PRIORITIES

A9 Emergency/Bereavement Pass Travel (Employees & Retirees)

D1 Vacation Pass (Employees & Retirees) 

D1T Connecting Passenger 

D2 Employee Personal Travel

D2T Employee Connecting Passenger


FLIGHT DECK JUMP-SEAT

D2WP and D2WA codes indicate a pilot who has reserved the flight deck jump-seat (FDJ) pursuant to their CBA. If they are not cleared to the FDJ, they will be cleared in priority order amongst all other D2s.


PARENTS TRAVELING  AS  A  D2

Designated parents may only travel as a D2 when travelling with the employees who is traveling as a D2. Employees and parents must travel D2 together. The employee may not use a D1 while their parent travels as a D2. 


D2R Retiree Personal Travel

D2RT Retiree Connecting Passenger

D2P Parent Personal Travel (Traveling without Employee or Retiree)

D2PT Parent Connecting Passenger


ACC Employees of AA’s Regional Affiliates & Eligible Travelers

Regional affiliated employees and accompanying eligible travelers traveling on their own  MEDAL (company-owned aircraft) operated as American Eagle will be cleared before  any mainline employees or retirees, or wholly-owned subsidiary, or other regional  affiliates’ employees and family, regardless of boarding priority level; 

(e.g., a Republic employee and accompanying eligible travelers traveling on a Republic- operated aircraft operating as American Eagle will board before any other non-revenue  travelers, including D1s).


ACCI Applies to a passenger who is ticked and primarily to employees of Air Wisconsin (and  also to other regional affiliated employees who are not yet able to use the Travel  Planner.  


D3 Guest Pass Travel

D3T Guest Connecting Passenger

CHANGING PASS TRAVEL CLASSIFICATION

CHANGING PRIORITY PASS TRAVEL CLASSIFICATIONS

If you change from a D2 to a D1 in the connecting city you will lose your THRU/CONNECTING “T” status appended to your name on the airport priority list.


EXAMPLE  – Original flight listing is for D2 travel from LAX/PHL/MUC,;

you travel as a D2 LAX/PHL and change to a D1 from PHL/MUC;

you must cancel the PHL/MUC segment and re-book it as a D1. 


Canceling and re-listing will establish a new check-in time and you will lose the THRU/CONNECTING "T" status appended to your name; however --- you will have a higher priority boarding status of a D1, rather than, a D2T.

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ONEWORLD AIRLINES

  • American Airlines
  • British Airways
  • Cathay Pacific
  • Finnair
  • Iberia
  • Japan Airlines
  • LATAM
  • Malaysia Airlines
  • Qantas
  • Qatar Airways
  • Royal Jordanian
  • S7 (Siberia) Airlines
  • Srilankan

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REVENUE PASSENGER STATUS CODES for passengers are NUMBERS following a standby code and identify the passenger's status with AA. 

1 = Concierge Key

2 = Executive Platinum

3 = Platinum Pro

4 = Platinum

5 = Gold

E = Team member

CONNECTING NON-REVENUE TRAVELERS

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"CONNECTING" NON-REV TRAVELERS

Non-Rev passengers connecting to a flight are considered "THRU" passengers and their boarding priority code will be appended with a "T" to indicate you are a "THRU/CONNECTING passenger".  Connecting Non-Rev Travelers will be boarded ahead of locally boarding non-rev travelers (who have the same priority boarding code; D1, D2, etc.).

 
If your flight listing (PNR) contains “connecting” segments, the same priority code will be applied automatically to the connecting flight airport priority list when you are accommodated at your origin city. Your name will not appear on the airport priority list of the connecting flight until you are accommodated on your originating flight. 


INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS

When connecting to an international flight from a domestic flight you MUST do the following:

  • HAVE YOUR PASSPORT SWIPED BY AN AIRPORT AGENT AT YOUR CITY OF ORIGIN.   


IMPORTANT: If you do not have your passport swiped in your city of origin; you will lose your original check-in time (created by the retirees' website) for your connecting flight.


NOTE:  Your name will not appear on the priority list for your international connecting flight until you are accommodated on your originating flight. 

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MORE -- ABOUT CONNECTIONS

CONNECTING Flights More Than 12 Hours

If your connecting flight is more than 12 hours from your origination flight, your check-in time will default to the time you are placed on the standby list as a “THRU/CONNECTING” traveler when you were issued your boarding pass for your originating  flight ----- 

NOT the time you checked- in using the retirees' website.

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CONNECTING Flights Not in Same PNR

When your connecting flight is not in the same PNR, you MUST check in with an agent at the connecting city and present your inbound boarding pass from your originating flight.


The agent will add the THRU/CONNECTING  "T" indicator to your name on the priority list of the connecting flight.  

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CO-TERMINALS

ONE-WAY PASS TRAVEL / CO-TERMINALS
Co-Terminal ..... and .....Multi-City Airports serving the same area are considered to be the same city for purposes of using one-way passes.
Co-Terminal/Multi-City Airport 

  • BWI - DCA - IAD
  • FLL - MIA
  • OAK – SFO – SJC
  • LAX – ONT – BUR – LGB – SNA
  • EWR- HPN – JFK – LGA
  • HOU – IAH
  • DFW – DAL
  • SLU - UVF
  • HND – NRT
  • LHR – LGW - STN

More information can be found on the Retirees' Website. 


THE TRAVEL GUIDE - RESOURCES PAGE

LAST PAGE

'NEW' information has been added to The Travel Guide. It's "The “Resources Page" and is the LAST page in the Guide.

   

It contains the following information.

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· Travel Guide Updates;  

  (What Was Updated & When It Was Updated.


· Non-Rev Instructions; 

 (TO - download and share with Travelers) 


· Non-Rev Guest Information; 

 (TO - download and share with Travelers)

 

· Clear the Air - Archives

THE TRAVEL GUIDE RESOURCES PAGE

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