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I know that either the employee or the spouse has to escort the person on the buddy pass, but do you have to escort them both ways?

I am under the impression you only have to escort 1 way, but I can't find the wording.

Anybody know for sure?

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Taken from another website...if this confuses you, call ETS........

Such, that the Active Employee now HAS to accompany the Travel Partner and thus "in theory and principle" able to better control the activity/process along the way in the presence of all. We all know that most employees are quite responsible in practice about the travel privilege-benefit. But all we need for AC to end the type-trial of evolving the notion of “unaccompanied” nominated travel partner travel (C5/Y10) is for innocent "incidents" to happen and be reported to IND TRVL YUL AC HQ industrytravelyul@aircanada.ca . So let’s not take the risk as “morale” is not at it's greatest level amongst the ranks these days and the pressure of short-staffing could prompt some to trigger a knee-jerk reaction, capiche? ;-)

"The Parent/Partner Travel Program"

The automation of the new employee travel product will allow us to reintroduce—on a one year trial basis— limited use of “unaccompanied” travel partner travel. With the launch of this new system in early 2003, each employee, eligible retiree and/or widows/widower will have an annual allotment of Parent/Partner passes as follows:

• Each employee, eligible retiree will have a total annual allotment of 10 Parent/Partner passes each year and eligible widows/widowers will continue to receive four 4 partner passes per year. This allotment will be tracked in your profile.

On a one-year trial basis, limited use of unaccompanied partner travel for non-dependent children and Designated Partners of single employees/retirees as follows: o a) Non-dependent children will travel unaccompanied at a C5/Y10 priority (part of above allotment of 10). This does not include the spouse or children of the non-dependent child. Non-dependent children will be listed in the employee travel profile on the website.

Only single employees/retirees will be able to list a Designated Partner in their travel profile on the website (part of above allotment of 10), with the option of changing this Designated Partner once every six months (maximum of two Designated Partners in a one-year period).

All other partners must be accompanied. A maximum of four partners can travel with you or your spouse (part of the above allotment of 10).

• Accompanied travel partners will travel at the employee’s priority. C1/J10 is not available to travel partners.

• Parent/Partner travel pass charge will continue to be three times the employee economy charge.

• Parents will continue to travel unaccompanied at their C3/Y10 priority (part of the above allotment of 10). Accompanied parents will travel at the employee’s priority.

Accompanied Travel Partners:

• As it is today, you’ll be required to travel with all other partners. A maximum of 4 partners can travel with you or your spouse (part of the above allotment of 10). Accompanied travel partners will travel at the same priority as the employee. Note: C1/J10 is not applicable to travel partners.

Pass Travel is a special privilege and with it comes responsibility.

As an eligible participant in the Air Canada employee travel privileges program, you are responsible for knowing and respecting the rules of this program and for ensuring that everyone who shares your privileges does so as well. To protect this program and help ensure the continued enjoyment of travel privileges, you are required to read and confirm your agreement with the following conditions of use and access to this website:

If you have questions about your travel privileges or the travel policy please contact an Employee Travel Representative at 1-866-473–4732.

Employee Travel


• Policies and procedures - Consult ETS

Policy and Procedures

1) Refer to the ETS News an Policies section

2) Go to Aeronet/Neighbourhoods/Employee travel

3) Call the Employee Travel team: 1-866-473-4732


Travel Partners, other than those named above, must be accompanied by the employee/retiree or spouse up to a maximum of four (4) partners per trip. The accompanied partners will travel on the same priority as the employee or spouse on all flight segments.


The employee/retiree/widow/er is responsible to ensure the following:

 The employee and travel partner are aware of and respect Air Canada’s pass travel policy

 The employee and travel partner are aware and respect Air Canada’s dress code policy


 An active/retired employee or widow/er must be capable of personally selecting the travel partner


Any violation of the travel partner program policy by the active/retired employee/Widow/er or the travel partner is considered a serious offense by the Company and may result in:

 Cancellation of all travel privileges

 Disciplinary action including dismissal without prejudice to any other recourse the Company may have

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