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Favorite/Least Fav Airline To Non-Rev  
User currently offlineMiafll From Jamaica, joined Jun 2000, 143 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 10608 times:

Mine would be Delta because they will usually seat you in J/F class if seats are available and you are dress appropriately (i.e. no jeans, collared shirt etc)

Least..Southwest becuse you usaully get stuck with a C boarding priority

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User currently offlineJetdeltamsy From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 2987 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 10585 times:

My least favorite is because my experience is that they're almost always full! I love flying with them, but have a heck ofa time getting on.


Tired of airline bankruptcies....EA/PA/TW and finally DL.
User currently offlineDiesel33 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 311 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 10538 times:

My favorite is KLM. Some of my best flights and non-rev experiences have been with them.


My least favorite is US. Just not a fan... Not too sure how they are now though.


User currently offlineUadc8contrail From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1782 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 10515 times:

favorite outside of my employer is frontier

least favorite is southwest as 90% of the time we are told at the checkin counter that the flight is full, only to find out there is at least 20 seats available after we get on.....on a side note....have always ug a wn employee if seats are available so im trying to get some good karma going for our phx-las flts in sept and oct Smile



bus driver.......move that bus:)
User currently offlineEvan767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 2957 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (9 years 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 10515 times:

It's gotta be Delta as the best. They will put you up front if space is available, you don't even have to ask.

Haven't non-revved on many other airlines. The only other airline would be United and they are just fine.



The proper term is "on final" not "on finals" bud...
User currently offlineYEGer From Canada, joined Aug 2006, 43 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 10500 times:

A dumb question I am sure, but what does it mean to non-rev?

User currently offlineJeremy From United States of America, joined May 2001, 668 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (9 years 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 10415 times:

Best is Delta for the reasons mentioned above.

I don't care for WN because of the boarding process, but they do have flights often which is not a bad thing.



You are now free to be sexually harassed and then terminated for filing a complaint--Southwest Airlines to me.
User currently offlineAa767400 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 2417 posts, RR: 26
Reply 7, posted (9 years 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 10404 times:

That would be B6.

Until AA gets a reciprocal jumpseat agreement with them I don't want to deal with some of their employees attitude towards non-reciprocal airlines.



"The low fares airline."
User currently offlineUadc8contrail From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1782 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (9 years 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 10388 times:

Quoting Aa767400 (Reply 7):
Until AA gets a reciprocal jumpseat agreement with them I don't want to deal with some of their employees attitude towards non-reciprocal airlines.

Aa767400
am i to assume B6 as "them"?????if not who are u refering to????if it is B6 then pay the $25 dollars and go non-rev....enjoy the service that i have enjoyed twice between jfk-den.....i would imagine that AA,UA crews would find it rather akward to have a B6 f/a sitting next to them on roll out but they dont seem to have a problem trying to get a j.s on others...... certain airlines(skywest that i know of) have agreements as long as there is a seat in the cabin!



bus driver.......move that bus:)
User currently offlineN200WN From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 786 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (9 years 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 10376 times:

Quoting Miafll (Thread starter):
Least..Southwest becuse you usaully get stuck with a C boarding priority

I meet and talk to other airline non-revs on WN all the time. They love Southwest because they don't have to take that weekend trip to LAS in "business attire." Boarding group C is nothing to complain about when flying for free.


User currently offlineOptionsCLE From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 467 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (9 years 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 10348 times:

Quoting N200WN (Reply 9):
Boarding group C is nothing to complain about when flying for free.

Finally someone with a little bit of perspective. Thank you N200WN!! Remember, nonreving is a privilege not a right! If you really want A, buy the $54 ticket from LAS-PHX.

I've only nonreved on NW and CO but both have been great. NW didn't upgrade me even though there were seats up front but the early morning flight from LGA-IND was booked to something like 30/1xx on a DC93. I had the entire exit row to myself, can't complain about that! CO's service is always great and I sat up front 3 times this summer. That tripled my previous first class experience!


User currently offlineAA767400 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 2417 posts, RR: 26
Reply 11, posted (9 years 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 10342 times:

Quoting Uadc8contrail (Reply 8):
am i to assume B6 as "them"?????if not who are u refering to????if it is B6 then pay the $25 dollars and go non-rev....enjoy the service that i have enjoyed twice between jfk-den.....i would imagine that AA,UA crews would find it rather akward to have a B6 f/a sitting next to them on roll out but they dont seem to have a problem trying to get a j.s on others...... certain airlines(skywest that i know of) have agreements as long as there is a seat in the cabin!

Listen here!

I will gladly pay the $25 bucks to non-rev on B6! But it has not been in put in place for me to pay, until then I will not fly on them because some employees there have serious problems with us using them.

I don't blame them. I would charge $25 bucks too if the concerning airline did not reciprocate. But here is the reality, I am not the spokesman for AA, nor do I call the shots at AA and decide whether we get an agreement or not. And until then I will not non-rev on an airline that gives me the cold shoulder,gives me dirty looks, and treats me like a second class citizen.

Maybe some of you have not experienced the cold blue experience from some of their employees. But I have and I refuse to non-rev on them until AA gives it up, or B6 starts charging us. That way I know I have PAID MY WAY.

[Edited 2006-08-17 07:55:44]

[Edited 2006-08-17 07:56:33]


"The low fares airline."
User currently offlineN200WN From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 786 posts, RR: 6
Reply 12, posted (9 years 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 10322 times:

Quoting OptionsCLE (Reply 10):
CO's service is always great

Agreed...CO is a great airline to non-rev on. WN has an excellent pass agreement with them that includes parents. Mine use them about four times per year on SAN-EWR. They are always treated well.


User currently offlineNkops From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2808 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (9 years 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 10268 times:

Quoting YEGer (Reply 5):
A dumb question I am sure, but what does it mean to non-rev?

non-rev (non-revenue) in this case means free or reduced rate travel. As employees of airlines, we get to travel on our own airline or other airlines (depending on agreements) either free or at highly reduced rates. It is on a standby basis though, so if flight is full, you wait for the next one or try a different airline. Hope that helps, and thats not a dumb question!! As a teacher used to tell me. "The only stupid question is the one not asked".

To answer the question... I really don't have a worse or best airline. The one that gets me where I need to go is the best one at that time.



next flight: PHL-DCA-JAX-PHL on AA
User currently offlineLucky42 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (9 years 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 10219 times:

I never have seen my airline (nw) upgrade any off line non-rev's. However, DL used to always put me up front as long as there was a seat even UA put me up front every time I flew them I didn't have to ask.

User currently offlineAY104 From Canada, joined Nov 2005, 507 posts, RR: 6
Reply 15, posted (9 years 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 10212 times:

Quoting Jetdeltamsy (Reply 1):
My least favorite is because my experience is that they're almost always full!

Hey, looks like you forgot to name the airline. A lot of planes are full these days, so hard to guess which one.
Cheers,
AY104



The only thing a customer should expect for his/her loyalty is good service
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