Eligible employees may update their enrolled friend, spouse or domestic partner and regular buddy elections for 2019 starting Dec. 4 through 7 p.m. CT on Dec. 29, 2018. If you don’t make any updates, your eligible pass riders (family, extended family buddies and enrolled friends) will carry over to next year.
If you elected to have buddy passes in 2018 and have registered regular buddy pass riders, those travelers will not carry over to 2019, and their travel eligibility will end on Dec. 31 at midnight CT. You will have to take action if you want to keep all or some of the names for 2019. If you don’t have any changes to make and don’t have buddy passes, then no action is needed.
If you have two enrolled friends, you can designate your primary friend beginning Jan. 1 through employeeRES > My Profile > Manage Profile > Traveler Profiles. The primary friend option enables eligible employees who do not have a spouse or domestic partner on their travel profile to select someone to board at the same boarding priority as a spouse or domestic partner.
Please note, when registering enrolled friends and buddies, their names must exactly match what appears on their travel documents (e.g., driver’s license or passport).
For more information on these programs, including questions and answers and an overview chart, go to the Pass Travel Enrollment page. To update your elections, go to Travel > Manage pass riders beginning Dec. 4.
Beginning December 4 Flight Attendants will have the opportunity to make selections for their 2019 pass travel elections. The selection window will remain open until December 29, 2018, 7pm (CT),
Employees are encouraged to review the following options before making their selections. If you have no changes, no action will be required. However, it is important to note that once the enrollment period closes, no changes will be allowed to your elections.
The designation for primary friend begins Jan. 1, 2019. This option enables eligible employees who do not have a spouse or domestic partner on their travel profile to designate one of their two enrolled friends to board at the same boarding priority as a spouse or domestic partner.
For detailed information and helpful quick reference guides go to Travel > Manage pass riders.