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Non-Reving - Explanation?  
User currently offlineShamrock1Heavy From Ireland, joined Nov 2002, 250 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1876 times:

I really have no idea how it works. Can somebody please explain this to me. I see it all the time on this site, but I dont really know what it means. Thanks!

-D


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User currently offlineUnique From Switzerland, joined Mar 2003, 1703 posts, RR: 35
Reply 1, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1875 times:

Guess you mean non-rev? That's short for non-revenue, i.e. staff passengers not paying anything or just a small fee.
Cheers


User currently offlineShamrock1Heavy From Ireland, joined Nov 2002, 250 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1862 times:

Thanks, I am like "duh".

-D



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User currently offlineMxCtrlr From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 2485 posts, RR: 35
Reply 3, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1801 times:

Some airlines also like to throw some curve balls, calling "non-rev's" by other names. Pan Am called them "SubLo's" for Subject to Load. Just a little more trivia for ya!

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User currently offlineAccidentally From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 643 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1754 times:
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Also, you don't need to be an employee on all airlines, you just need to know one.


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User currently offlineATL2CDG From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 296 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1737 times:

Non-rev (aka non-revenue) refers to the industry practice of free or reduced-rate travel for company employees, their close family and those within the industry. Some carriers provide this service at no cost to the benefit holders, while others charge a small fee, usually no more than $50, depending upon class of service and distance traveled.

Also, the vast majority of carriers have agreements in place that allow employees and their families from another company to "non-rev" on their flights, despite any marketing competition. For example, a UA flight attendant could non-rev ORD-SFO on UA, SFO-SEA on AS, SEA-NRT on NW and NRT-ATL on DL.

Many companies also provide what are called buddy passes or friends and family certificates whereby the employee can give "non-rev" opportunities to friends or extended family on a trip-by-trip basis. These passes are limited in number ranging from the pathetic 8 at DL to upwards of 30+ at UA.

In all of the cases, the "non-rev" is at the bottom of the standby list. All revenue passengers are boarded, followed by company non-revs then others.



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User currently offlineFlpuck6 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 2123 posts, RR: 29
Reply 6, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1678 times:

And when there are more than one non-revenue passengers (normally there are lol), each non-revenue usually has a specific priority. Some non-revenues are on business trips (trainings, etc.). Business non-revs have a higher priority over a non-rev taking a personal trip, for example.

Generally there are 4 classifications:

S1
S2
R1
R2

I can't remember what S stands for, but the 1 usually means non-rev, confirmed, '2' means space available. An easy way to associate 'R' is with "recreation", i.e. vacation, personal travel.



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User currently offlineSwissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 33
Reply 7, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1658 times:

Flpuck6
There is also N1 and N2, isn't it?



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User currently offlineUAL Bagsmasher From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 2148 posts, RR: 10
Reply 8, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1633 times:

UA's buddy pass fares are now based off ID90 pricing. A roundtrip buddy pass fare from ORD-SFO is something like $350 now. You can buy a ticket cheaper and get a confirmed seat. If UA thinks they are going to make more money by charging such ridiculous fares for buddy passes, they better think again.

User currently offlineCitationJet From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 2459 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1620 times:

Another general term for non-revs was NRSA, which means Non Revenue Space Available.

On the original Frontier in the 1980s, employees and family members carried coupons that cost $2.50. Each flight took one coupon!. Frontier would serve steak on china, cloth napkins, and free wine in coach on flights of less than 90 minutes. Those were the days.

Also some airlines use check-in time as the non-rev priority (within a classification). Other airlines use company seniority as the criteria.



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User currently offlineMattnrsa From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 394 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1614 times:

Actually, the SFO-ORD roundtrip companion fare, including all government fees and taxes, is $283. The fares have definitely gone up, esp on intl flts, but they are still good for last minute travel when advance purchase requirements cannot be met. Also if the employee is taking a trip with a friend, the friend might as well use the buddy pass, since they'll both be in the same standby boat anyway. If you know the flt is likely to be open in First or Business (doesn't happen often, but you see it sometimes), it could make for a nice last minute trip, esp to Hawaii, where the fares have actually gone down.

Also, UA uses BP codes for anyone who sits in a seat, ranging from BP1 (confirmed full fare pax) to BP10 (employees from other airlines). Most UA staff are BP8A, who are then prioritized by their company seniority.


User currently offlineCitationJet From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 2459 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1598 times:

Also some airlines gave priority to "thru" employees over employees originating. To get around this, some employees in Dallas for instance, would fly Dallas to Houston first. Then return to Dallas so they could check in as a thru passenger to have a higher priority on an outbound Dallas flight.


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