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Do AirPORT Employees Get Discounts On Flights?  
User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (11 years 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 19163 times:

Hi all,

I have a rather stupid question.

Do airport employees get a discount on flights?

Let's say: I am working for a company like Fraport (or any other airport in Germnay), do I get a discount (ID or PEP) on flights because my employer is an airport?

I know that travel agents get discounts as well, so do airport employees get it also?

Thanks in andvance for your replies!


Edited for typos

[Edited 2005-05-16 05:28:30]

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User currently offlineMarkATL From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 540 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (11 years 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 19139 times:

Only if they're related to or married to an airline employee. Same as anyone else.

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User currently offlineFlypdx From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 636 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (11 years 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 19122 times:

I think the reason travel agents get discounts is because they sell tickets for the airline and make the airline money while airport employees aren't really doing anything for the airline.

User currently offlineViscount630 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 241 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (11 years 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 19063 times:
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In the years I worked for airlines, in various ground-based roles, such benefits got less and less. From being able to practically walk up to any ticket counter, show an ID and get at least 90% off any standard fare for a stand-by ticket, I was eventually form-filling, waiting weeks, paying more and getting further and further down the priority list at check-in! In the end it usually worked out cheaper, and much less hassle, to get a confirmed seat from a re-seller on the internet!

One of the problems was that I went from being an actual airline employee, via various take-overs, sell-offs etc, to, reluctantly, working for a handling agent. Same job, same hassles, handling the same flights and passengers - but MUCH less staff incentives. It was not too difficult to get a space-available ticket on a holiday charter, but how often do THEY have empty seats! Any attempt to get a scheduled ticket grew increasingly frustrating.

The very last time I tried, I approached the station rep' for an airline I was handing 2-3 times a day, every day and with whom I had developed a good professional and personal relationship over several years. I was after a trans-Atlantic routing, maximum of four flights and had never bothered this airline for rebated tickets before. After several weeks of debate, being made to feel I was making a terribly unreasonable demand, form-filling and my humble request being placed before a hoard of managers at the airline's head office - I ended up getting a stand-by ticket at about £50 less than I could have bought a full-fare, confirmed, discount from a "bucket-shop"! To add insult to injury, I ended up on the same flight as the rep', who had decided to make a similar trip at the last minute and had written a FREE ticket out for herself!

Shortly after, I left the business all together and now surf the 'net for cheaper, confirmed seats I can now well afford thanks to a stress-free, much better paid job!

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User currently offlineAirsicknessbag From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 4723 posts, RR: 31
Reply 4, posted (11 years 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 18992 times:

Quoting Sabena332 (Thread starter):
Do airport employees get a discount on flights?

It depends on what the airport negotiates with the airline.

E.g. the airline you worked for gave 50 % off unrestricted Y and C fares to the employees of the airport I worked for.

Daniel Smile

User currently offlineTriStar500 From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 4706 posts, RR: 39
Reply 5, posted (11 years 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 18962 times:

During my time at Fraport, we used to get the usual range of PEP-offers. I didn't check the ID-xx regulations, but I suppose, they were available as well.

Homer: Facts are meaningless. You could use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!
User currently offlineLeskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 67
Reply 6, posted (11 years 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 18954 times:

Yepp, a large amount of PEP-Offers also includes airport employees (or, in some cases, hotel-employees); since PEP offers are, quite frequently, better than the AD (50/75, we rarely get 90s) tickets I can get, I usually take the PEP if one is available...

Smile - it confuses people!
User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (11 years 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 18864 times:

Thanks for the replies!

I asked this question for a friend who was curious about this. He had a job interview at an airport last Friday but they didn't talk about travel discounts.


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