Tmcn From Belgium, joined Jan 2009, 28 posts, RR: 0 Posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 4505 times:
Just wondering how many of you do already experience the effects of the global crisis on their business travel? I am not thinking of fewer trips because the business is suffering, but what about tighter budgets (e.g. economy instead of business), being asked to use your miles for business travel instead of holidays, no personal choice of preferred airliner but mandatory booking on cheapest carrier,...
Yflyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 1114 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 4422 times:
Quoting Tmcn (Thread starter): I am not thinking of fewer trips because the business is suffering, but what about tighter budgets (e.g. economy instead of business... no personal choice of preferred airliner but mandatory booking on cheapest carrier,...
My company is kind of notorious for pinching pennies; we had those two rules before the economic crisis hit (at least for domestic travel; I've never had to travel internationally for work before so I'm not familiar with the rules for that). So about the only thing we can do is to take fewer trips, and we've been told that if we do absolutely have to travel to "be frugal."
PITingres From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 1178 posts, RR: 13
Reply 3, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 4417 times:
No real change here. I've never worked at a company that allowed business class travel anyway. One or two pretended to allow it for sufficiently long flights, but in practice you could never get it approved anyway.
My current employer is trying to cut back travel a bit, with more telemeetings and such, but no oppressive mandatory rules about bookings yet; at least, nothing that wasn't already in place two years ago.
Cubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 23423 posts, RR: 21
Reply 6, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 4307 times:
Quoting Tmcn (Thread starter): no personal choice of preferred airliner but mandatory booking on cheapest carrier,...
There's quite a lot of variability in these policies; many companies are going to tell you that if X and Y have a flight at the same time, you need to pick the cheaper one. Far fewer companies are going to tell you to wait around the airport 3 hours to save $50.
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Tennis69 From Qatar, joined Apr 2007, 407 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (5 years 11 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 4250 times:
It's good to work for yourself. I go where I please, when I please, and how I please. This year I will make 6 trips between the US and Vietnam always flying KE in prestige class. 12 trips between China and Vietnam on CZ in first. And at least 40 in-country flights on VN.
And the best thing is, my clients pay for everything and I easily maintain my DL platinum elite plus status.
EUROBUS From Spain, joined Nov 2004, 313 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 4129 times:
I have lost my main business account An American company listed on the NYSE which global sales have dropped over a 60%, so there went my contract with them out the window. Travel throughout Southern Europe, London and MAD to America have come to an end.