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User currently offlineBDRules From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2000, 1501 posts, RR: 3
Posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 5580 times:

I have been wondering for a while, can employees of the likes of UPS & DHL get free flights onboard the aircraft or not. I suppose after watching Castaway and having a job interview with UPS coming up soon i was just wondering

Thanks

Stu

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User currently offlineSearpqx From Netherlands, joined Jun 2000, 4344 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 5500 times:

Unless it's changed since my partner worked there, non-flying crew for UPS don't have any flight benefits. Can't speak for FedEx. Back in the 80s, Flying Tiger used to let OAL and even travel agents non-rev on their widebody flights out of Anchorage. It was a great way to get to HKG, JFK, etc.

Rgds
Duane



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User currently offlineCanoecarrier From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2843 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 5451 times:

A friend of mine flew on Gemini or Atlas from NY to AMS. She said it was a very pleasant experience. We have Polar, Atlas and Gemini crew fly us all the time, from what I hear when they occationally have someone hitch a ride, they're happy to have the company and return the favor, since they depend on passenger carriers to get to work. I don't believe that UPS and Fedex have seats available for JS unless you are a flight crew member of their company.


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User currently offlineFRA2DTW From Germany, joined Feb 2004, 322 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 5369 times:

My son, who is a widebody capt. has taken me along a few times. There are a couple of seats behind the cockpit and you look at the cargo during the flight. It's a wonderful experience. He needs the chief pilot's OK to do this.

User currently offlineFinnWings From Finland, joined Oct 2003, 640 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 5216 times:

One of my colleagues was on board of West Air Sweden HS748 and BAe ATP several times... He just asked always few days before the departure permission from the captain.

Regards,
FinnWings


User currently offlineB747skipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 5197 times:

Yes, passengers on the upper deck of cargo 747s.
xxx
Cargolux had 14 F class seats on upper deck of their 747-271Cs...
Seaboard World had 29 Y class seats on upper deck of their 747-245Fs...
xxx
With Cargolux, we even had a flight attendant when passengers were aboard.
Serving caviar and champagne...
xxx
Happy contrails  Smile
(s) Skipper


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