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User currently offlineBobnwa From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 6444 posts, RR: 9
Posted (10 years 6 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 12399 times:

Does anyone have a list of the carriers that belong to the ZED fare program?

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User currently offlineThe Ticketor From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 434 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (10 years 6 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 12342 times:

Yep, but only on paper. And it's rather long (luckily!). Do you have a specific carrier in mind?

User currently offlineSwissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 33
Reply 2, posted (10 years 6 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 12321 times:

I had the feeling like every airline signs with other carriers for specific ZED agreements.

Or if one airline has ZED agreements, are they applicable for all airlines having ZED agreements?



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User currently offlineATAManIndy From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 18 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 6 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 12313 times:

ZED agreements are not universal. As with any interline agreement, the carriers can negotiate and sign deals with other carriers independently. It's not a package deal; although that would be nice.

User currently offlineDgeHfx From Canada, joined May 2001, 132 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 6 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 12294 times:

I have also noticed that while AC has ZED fare agreements with some carriers that carrier's own employees might have an entirely different agreement with AC. (For those not familiar with ZED fares, these are exclusively for airline staff stand-by travel).

User currently offlineSwissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 33
Reply 5, posted (10 years 6 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 12277 times:

I wish my company would have ZED agreements at least with some airlines ...


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User currently offlineBobnwa From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 6444 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (10 years 6 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 12274 times:

The Ticketor,

I am interested in the following carriers in Europe.
British Airways
TAP
Alitalia
Air France
Iberia

Thanks for help


User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 6 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 12238 times:

There are two components to a ZED agreement. One is a standard bilateral interline agreement between the airlines in question, and the other is membership in the Zonal Employee Discount (ZED) forum.

Airlines can have an interline agreement with each other (eg. ID90s) without being ZED members - and airlines can both be members of the ZED forum without having a bilateral agreement. BOTH components must be satisfied before ZED ticketing is available for employees of one carrier on the other. Hence, each airline will have a different list of partner carriers that are eligible to ZED ticket on.

The bilateral ZED agreements set the conditions for ZED ticketing, such as which of the ZED groups (Employee/Retiree/Spouse/ChldU21/ChldU24/Chld/SisBro/Parent/Widow/etc..) are eligible for ZED priviledges and at what level (ZL/ZM/ZH) respectively.

The fare tables are then standardized by the ZED forum for constant tariff calculation across carriers. I am enclosing the October 2003 ZED chart below which I believe is the most current one.

ALL FARES IN USD
...............................................................
DISTANCE/. ZL . ZL .. ZM . ZM .. ZH . ZH ..
IN MILES . F BASIS .FARE.. F BASIS .FARE.. F BASIS .FARE..
...............................................................
1-450 . YIDZL1R2 . 13 .. YIDZM1R2 . 19 .. YIDZH1R2 . 25 ..
451-750 . YIDZL2R2 . 16 .. YIDZM2R2 . 25 .. YIDZH2R2 . 36 ..
751-1600 . YIDZL3R2 . 21 .. YIDZM3R2 . 30 .. YIDZH3R2 . 44 ..
1601-3200. YIDZL4R2 . 32 .. YIDZM4R2 . 43 .. YIDZH4R2 . 68 ..
3201-4080. YIDZL5R2 . 37 .. YIDZM5R2 . 50 .. YIDZH5R2 . 89 ..
4081-5000. YIDZL6R2 . 41 .. YIDZM6R2 . 59 .. YIDZH6R2 .105 ..
5001-6100. YIDZL7R2 . 49 .. YIDZM7R2 . 63 .. YIDZH7R2 .113 ..
6101-7100. YIDZL8R2 . 57 .. YIDZM8R2 . 70 .. YIDZH8R2 .126 ..
7101-9000. YIDZL9R2 . 63 .. YIDZM9R2 . 85 .. YIDZH9R2 .150 ..
...............................................................
THE FARE WILL BE CALCULATED ON A PER COUPON BASIS AND NOT ON A
THROUGH FARE BASIS.

There are also other specialized twists on ZED ticketing such as the ZED Positive Space discount program, etc... but the vast majority of the ZED ticketing is now done based on the above tables.

Hope this info helps.


User currently offlineBobnwa From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 6444 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (10 years 6 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 12226 times:

B747-437B,

Thanks for the great explanation. My carrier NWA is just getting into the ZED fare program. It looks as though the fares will be better than ID90 or even ID95.


User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (10 years 6 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 12224 times:

Bobnwa - ZED's are SIGNIFICANTLY cheaper than any ID90/95 fares on pretty much every route. It also makes it easy to carry "backup" tickets when traveling on days with heavy demand. A single ZED ticket issued is valid for travel on ANY ZED carrier, so it saves the cash outlay on having to buy a handful of interline ID90s.

User currently offlineUk_dispatcher From United Arab Emirates, joined Dec 2001, 2590 posts, RR: 30
Reply 10, posted (10 years 6 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 12219 times:

bmi are part of the ZED scheme. Interesing to know NWA are going to be - not sure what we get with them at the mo.... Be nice to try out one of their DC-9s one of these days......

User currently offlineOH-LGA From Denmark, joined Oct 1999, 1436 posts, RR: 19
Reply 11, posted (10 years 6 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 12182 times:

I love ZED!!!  Smile

We're starting to get more into it now, and they are fantastic deals.

Like B747-437B said, you have to be a member of the ZED forum (requirement is that you be a scheduled air carrier) and then sign agreements with each specific airline at a mutually agreed ZED level (Low, Medium or High), which can also vary inside the agreement depending on the relationship (employee/dependents/parents/etc.).

We've just signed an agreement with BMI, which is fantastic, and have pretty good access to a large portion of the world, but the agreements keep on coming which is a good thing. ZED's flexibility is also a major plus.

Happy Travels!  Smile
Kai




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User currently offlineUadc8contrail From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1782 posts, RR: 9
Reply 12, posted (10 years 6 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 12164 times:

OH-LGA,
what is the low/medium/high on the zed fares?????



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User currently offlineAA767400 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 2333 posts, RR: 26
Reply 13, posted (10 years 6 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 12150 times:

North America:

AA
YX
HP
SW
AC

Central and South America:

VG
AM
MX
TA
CM
LA
AV

Europe:

BA
AF
KL
AZ
IB
TP
SK
LH
OA
LX
EI
VS

Australia and Asia:

QF
CI
CX
TG
NH
BR

Those are most of them , but there are many more.



"The low fares airline."
User currently offlineJcs17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 39
Reply 14, posted (10 years 6 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 12181 times:

Here is a list of ZED participants--it might be a bit old, but I got them on a CD from an airline I interviewed with.

AER LINGUS (EI)
AEROMEXICO (AM)
AIR CALIN (SB)
AIR CANADA (AC)
AIR EUROPA (UX)
AIR FRANCE (AF)
AIR INDIA (AI)
AIR MALTA (KM)
AIR TAHITI NUI (TN)
AIR WISCONSIN (AZ)
AIR ZIMBABWE (UM)
ALITALIA (AZ)
ALL NIPPON AIRWAYS (NH)
ALOHA AIRLINES (AQ)
AMERICAN AIRLINES (AA)
ASIANA AIRLINES (OZ)
AUSTRIAN AIRLINES (OS)
AVIACSA (6A)
AVIATECA (GU)
BRITISH AIRWAYS (BA)
BRITISH MIDLAND (BD)
BWIA INTL AIRWAYS (BW)
CATHAY PACIFIC (CX)
CAYMAN AIRWAYS (KX)
CENTRAL MTN AIR LTD (9M)
CHINA AIRLINES (CI)
CONTINENTAL AIRLINES (CO)
CZECH AIRLINES (OK)
DEUTSCHE BA (DI)
EL AL ISRAEL (LY)
EVA AIRWAYS (BR)
FINNAIR (AY)
FIRST AIR (7F)
FRONTIER AIRLINES (F9)
GREAT LAKES AVIATION (ZK)
GRUPO TACA (TA)
GULF AIR (GF)
HK DRAGON AIRLINES (KA)
IBERIA AIRLINES (IB)
ICELANDAIR (FI)
KLM (KL)
KOREAN AIRLINES (KE)
LACSA (LR)
LAN CHILE (LA)
LOT POLISH AIRLINES (LO)
LTU INTL AIRWAYS (LT)
LUFTHANSA AIRLINES (LH)
LUXAIR (LG)
MAERSK AIR (DM)
MALEV HUNGARIAN (MA)
MALMO AVIATION (TF)
MARTINAIR HOLLAND (MP)
MEXICANA AIRLINES (MX)
MIDDLE EAST AIRLINES (ME)
MIDWEST EXPRESS (YX)
OLYMPIC AIRWAYS (OA)
PLUNA AIRLINE (PU)
POLYNESIAN AIRLINES (PH)
QANTAS AIRWAYS (QF)
ROYAL JORDANIAN (RJ)
SCANDINAVIAN (SK)
SKYWARD AVIATION (K9)
SOUTH AFRICAN (SA)
SWISS INTL AIR LINES (LX)
THAI AIRWAYS (TG)
TURKISH AIRLINES (TK)
VARIG AIRLINES (RG)
VIRGIN ATLANTIC (VS)

The fare really depends on your carrier's agreement with the airline you are travelling on and the distance traveled. I've seen ZED fares as low as $12.00 and as high as $120+




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User currently offlineFLYACYYZ From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 1914 posts, RR: 12
Reply 15, posted (10 years 6 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 12120 times:

AC has an extensive list of ZED fares on a reciprocally negotiated with other airlines.

The ZED fare levels if I'm not mistaken are lower on fellow Star Alliance carriers, versus non-Star carriers.

Also, each carrier (including Star members) have different eligibility requirements with respect to:

Eligible Spouse (married)
Common-law Spouse
Same-Sex Spouse

Some Airlines 1, 2 or all 3 of the above.



Above and Beyond
User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13512 posts, RR: 62
Reply 16, posted (10 years 6 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 12116 times:
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Rumor has it that Alaska Airlines will become a participant in the ZED program as a condition of their expanded codeshare partnership with American Airlines.


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User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (10 years 6 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 12105 times:

what is the low/medium/high on the zed fares?????

The best explanation I can give for this is from the GI:ZED partition on AI's systems, so please bear with the formatting and the all caps.


THE ZED FARE STRUCTURE WORKS ON THE PRINCIPLE OF MILEAGE.
VARIOUS SLABS OF MILEAGE ARE PREDETERMINED WHICH ARE CHARGED
TO THE PASSENGERS. THERE ARE 3 LEVELS OF FARES IN ECONOMY VIZ ZL,
ZM AND ZH... LOW, MEDIUM AND HIGH. THESE FARE STRUCTURES WITH THE
FARE BASIS ARE GIVEN IN TABLES GI:ZED/FARES

THE FARE WILL BE CALCULATED ON A PER COUPON BASIS AND NOT ON A
THROUGH FARE BASIS. FOR EXAMPLE BOM-FRA-NYC WILL BE CALCULATED
AS BOM-FRA PLUS FRA-NYC.

VARIOUS LEVELS OF FARE VIZ ZL, ZM AND ZH APPLY TO DIFFERENT
CATEGORY OF ELIGIBLE TRAVELER. FOR EXAMPLE AZ OFFERS ZL TO EMPLOYEE
OR SPOUSE OR CHILD UNDER 21 BUT OFFERS ZM TO CHILD OVER 21 OR
TO PARENTS. INDIVIDUAL FARE LEVELS ARE NEGOTIATED BETWEEN AIRLINES
AND ON RECIPROCAL BASIS.


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