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User currently offlineMaxca From Norway, joined Feb 2004, 4 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 8938 times:

Howdy fellow forumites,

I was wondering whether anybody knows what kind of travel benefits (if any) an IATA employee would be entitled to.

For you ground staff: do you process IATA staff any differently from other pax?

Thanks a bunch!

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User currently offlineAirxLiban From Lebanon, joined Oct 2003, 4512 posts, RR: 53
Reply 1, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 8920 times:

HI Maxca,

theres lots of things you can do with your IATA card. For one, you can get the industry rate (travel industry) on hotels. This can be anywhere from 10% off the nightly rate to 80% off the nightly rate or more. If they can't give you a better rate, lots of times hotels will upgrade your room for the same price.

In addition, you can travel standy on any airline and you pay only a certain percentage of the rate. Can't quite remember what it is...



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User currently offlineETA Unknown From Comoros, joined Jun 2001, 2077 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 8907 times:

A cautionary word of advice- the hold discounts are usually off rack- cheaper to book a discounted rate on the hotel's own web site.

Same thing as well with the airtickets- 10-25% off full fare- sometime standby. In a nutshell, I did non-rev traveleling for a few years and it's no longer worth it, but others may feel differently.


User currently offlineMaxca From Norway, joined Feb 2004, 4 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 8891 times:

Hmmm... I see, thanks for your replies guys. Much appreciated. Just a little clarification...... were you referring to travel agents from IATA-accredited agencies or actual employees of IATA?......

Thanks in advance for any info.


User currently offlineUsdcaguy From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 972 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 8891 times:

The discount one can get with an IATA card, an AD75, allows travel at a 75 percent discount off the full Y or F fare. Not much of a bargain, but great if you need to travel midweek to a destination not yet served by a low cost carrier.

User currently offlinePilottim747 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1607 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 8849 times:

My mother works in a travel agency and she can attest to how things aren't as good as people think. There are some great deals out there for IATAN (changed from IATA) but they can be few and far between. Being a travel agent in today's industry is hard work with little reward (pay is low and benefits are dissapearing).

Most airlines dont offer any good discounts to travel agents. The exception is Mesaba Airlines which allows agents to fly non-rev. Otherwise, travel agents get travel industry discounts at hotels (although not much, if any, discount from regular rates). The exception to this one is Marriott Hotels, which offers travel agents great deals (rooms as low as $49/night), if the agent participates in their Famtastic program.

pilottim747



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