Pass Travel UPDATE December 1, 2016
In this issue:
1) Register your Enrolled Friends for 2017 now!
The enrollment period is December 1st until December 30th at 1900 CST.
To keep your 2016 EFs for 2017 no action is necessary; they automatically rollover.
To change your EFs for 2017 you must take action by 1900 CST on Dec 30.
Access the Pass Travel Enrollment screen on FlyingTogether>Travel> “Update pass riders and buddies” (It’s the second blue tile under the photo on the Travel page).
NOTE: you will have to sign in again with your file number and password.
Here’s a step-by-step enrollment guide for retirees:
Important notes for RETIREES:
Retirees do NOT have regular buddies or extended family buddies.
Retirees can NOT designate a “primary friend”.
Retirees’ eligible pass riders are: Spouse or Domestic Partner, up to two Enrolled Friends, Children until age 26 and up to two Parents. More info is HERE.
During the Pass Travel Enrollment period (Dec 1st-Dec 30th 1900 CST) retirees may:
Choose new Enrolled Friend(s) to fly on 1/1/2017.
Remove EF(s) to open available slot(s) so you can add someone later in 2017. To remove EF(s), uncheck the box in the “Keep for 2017” column.
NOTE: To change your 2016 Enrolled Friend for a new EF in 2017: first remove the 2016 EF by unchecking their names inside the 2017 election tool, then click “confirm and continue”, then click “Add 2017 Pass Riders” and proceed to certify your new Enrolled Friend.
United will send you an email when you successfully complete enrollment.
Oops! Made a mistake? You can make changes until 1900 CST on December 30th.
After 1900 CST on Dec 30th NO CHANGES will be allowed until the enrollment period in December 2017 for travel on 1/1/2018. However, IF you left slot(s) open before 1900 CST on December 30th, you can fill the slot(s) with Enrolled Friend(s) anytime in 2017.
IMPORTANT: 2016 Enrolled Friend(s) who you change or remove for 2017 must complete all travel by 12/31/2016.
You don’t know what an Enrolled Friend is? Here’s the information on Flying Together:
2) Get Google Trips; it’s free!
“Google Trips” is a new app to help you travel; especially to new places! Download the app to your IOS or Android mobile device; select a destination and it will show you lots of useful information including suggested sights, day plans, getting around, money, tipping, food, emergencies, etc. Add your own reservation info and friends’ recommendations then click “download” to have it all accessible on your phone or tablet without using wifi! Get the app and more information here: https://get.google.com/trips/
3) Get the free Mobile Passport app
Thanks to Kathy Shriner of Seattle for this information
“Mobile Passport” is a new app to help you speed through US Customs and Border Protection at 20 US airports when returning from abroad. It enables travelers to submit their passport and customs declaration information via their smartphone instead of the traditional paper form. The “Mobile Passport” app is free to download and free to use! For more information and to download visit: http://mobilepassport.us
Note: “Mobile Passport” is different than Global Entry or other Trusted Traveler Programs that may include TSA PreCheck. More information on TT Programs, including how to link your KTN (Known Traveler Number) in employeeRES and MileagePlus, is here:
4) Reminder from the ETC: myUAdiscount and space-available
“Retirees and their pass riders are reminded of these three important guidelines when booking myUAdiscount travel:
1. Do not hold a confirmed reservation (myUAdiscount, revenue, mileage) and space-available booking over the same routing for the same trip
2. You cannot travel standby on the same day that you have confirmed reservation for the same routing or same trip.
3. Once purchased, you may not cancel the confirmed reservation to revert back to a space-available listing on the same day, same trip”.
5) “Recent News” on Flying Together>News
Click the “Recent News” link above to see other stories. Here are some you might like:
09/29: IAD lease extended thru 2024
10/07: Big Wins in China and Japan
10/10: Commitment to LAX
11/03: Oscar hosts RETIREE summit
6) Have you seen our RAFA website?
Check out the Travel Benefits tab here: http://www.rafa-cwa.org
Read the Pass Travel Program Summary, helpful links, phone numbers and more.
For other Pass Travel Topics: Previous Travel UPDATES
Compiled by Kirk Moore, RAFA Travel Benefits Committee December 1, 2016 revised