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Bulletin Board – December 22nd, 2018

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December 22, 2018


RUPA Members: Latest travel news from RAFA Kirk Moore!


Pass Travel UPDATE – December 22, 2018

  1. EF enrollment CLOSES Dec 29th
  2. Pay your travel invoice by Jan 15th
  3. New routes announced
  4. News from United Daily
  5. RAFA’s website

Read this UPDATE on RAFA’s website, the links may work better:


1)  EF enrollment for retirees CLOSES Dec 29th!

From now until 7 PM CT on Dec 29, 2018 retirees may update Enrolled Friends for the next travel period (Jan 1st to June 30, 2019). Go to https://ft.ual.com, log in and click on the “Travel tab”; then click on “Manage pass riders”.

If you don’t have any changes to make then no action is needed (your current Enrolled Friends will automatically roll over).

Before calling the ETC with questions read the enrollment guide for retirees: https://ft.ual.com/travel/passriderslandingpage/retireepasstravel/pass-travel-enrollment-for-retirees

Here are three important tips: http://www.rafa-cwa.org/3-Tips-for-Enrolling-EFs

The next EF enrollment will be in June 2019 for flying July 1- Dec 31, 2019.


2)  Pay your travel invoice by Jan 15th.

If your taxable pass riders’ (domestic partner, enrolled friends) travel was billed between Aug 1 and October 31, 2018 you should have received an invoice (Travel Liability Statement) from United.  Do not forget to pay it!

You can view your pass rider’s travel history in FT > Travel > Pass Travel > “Pass travel report”.

Here is information from the Employee Travel Center:

Visit our W-2 Pass Travel Tax Reporting page for a complete list of resources and tools including:

Click to read: RAFA’s page about imputed taxes


3) New Routes Announced

As a perfect end to a year in which we lapped our competition by introducing an industry-leading 93 new routes, today we announced new service from ORD, LAX, IAD and IAH to 10 more U.S. cities. Read more here:


Then scroll down to see three new international routes from SFO, including year-round nonstop service to MEL (Melbourne, Australia) and YYZ (Toronto), and seasonal nonstop service to DEL (New Delhi). That’s in addition to a second daily flight from SFO to ICN (Seoul, South Korea) and increasing trips from SFO to AMS (Amsterdam), AKL (Auckland, New Zealand) and PPT (Papeete, Tahiti) from seasonal service to year-round. Read more here (scroll down):



4) NEWS from the United Daily

12/14: New Preferred seating in Economy

12/11: Basic Economy fare expands to Trans-Atlantic

11/20: All F/As to attend Chicago customer svc summit in 2019 read comments


5) Have you seen RAFA’s website?

Check out the Travel Benefits tab here: https://www.rafa-cwa.org

Read the Pass Travel Program Summary, helpful links, phone numbers & more.

For other Pass Travel Topics: Previous Travel UPDATES


Kirk Moore, RAFA Travel Benefits Committee – December 22, 2018


Thank you Kirk!

Happy Holidays and a very Happy New Year to all!