Msett1 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 44 posts, RR: 0 Posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2073 times:
Indepence Air in Tampa replied to my resume today. They seem very interested. I know they are not in the greatest condition but any advice about how they are to work for? Do they have any non revenue agreements with other airlines? I know they are up for auction so you could end up jobless even with that. Figure at least some expearience could be gained out of this possibly short term postion.
FutureFO From New Caledonia, joined Oct 2001, 3095 posts, RR: 24 Reply 5, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1876 times:
They do not really have any agreements with other airlines. I would apply with alot more stable airline, like lets say Southwest. You will be lucky to get a month of gainful employment with DH. I say put out your resume to other airlines. Do not board a sinking ship.
Msett1 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 44 posts, RR: 0 Reply 6, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1840 times:
So no one think its even worth doing for the short time? I just wonder what there is to loose. Its a CSA postion. Also when you go to DC for 3 weeks training, are you able to fly home on weeknds, and non rev?
Captover From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 87 posts, RR: 0 Reply 7, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1756 times:
I think you should go ahead and give it a try. Independence has received several indications of interest to buy the airline as a going concern or invest in the current airline. Tampa is one of Independence's best markets so it would be unlikely that they would pull out. Also, Independence has employee interline agreements with about 50 airlines from small regionals like Cape Air to large international airlines such as Qantas and Lufthansa. Hope this helps.
This is the main pass bureau list given to me from my friend at FLYI
the second fare is for Parents and the NO/YES is for Companions
Air Berlin (AB) ZM ZM NO Minimum 6 months employment
Air Canada (AC) 800-413-1113 ZM ZH NO Minimum 1 year employment
AirTran (FL) 800-AIRTRAN FEE FEE NO $25 one-way, $50 round-trip; must obtain authorization from Employee Travel and purchase at AirTran Ticket Counter
Alaska Airlines (AS) 800-ALASKAAIR ID90 ID75 NO Minimum 6 months employment; dependents under 21
Allegiant Air (SA)">G4) 800-432-3810 FEE FEE NO $25 one-way, $50 round-trip plus tax
Aloha Airlines (AQ) 800-367-5250 ID90 ID75 NO Minimum fare $50 one-way, $100 round trip
America West (HP) 800-894-PASS FEE FEE NO $25 one-way, $50 round-trip
American Trans Air (TZ) 800-I-FLY-ATA FEE FEE NO United States $25 one-way; SJU/Hawaii/Mexico/Caribbean $45 one-way; Europe $80 one-way
British Midland (BD) ZM ZM NO Minimum 6 months employment
Cape Air (9K) 800-352-0714 FEE FEE NO $15 one-way
Cayman Airways (KX) 800-422-9626 ID90 ID75 NO
Colgan Air (9L) ID90 ID90 NO Minimum 6 months employment
Colorado Mountain Express () 800-525-6363 FEE FEE NO $25 one-way, $50 round-trip; dependents under 21; retirees
Commutair () 800-231-3273 FEE FEE NO $25 one-way
El Al Israel Airlines (LY) 800-223-6700 ZM ZH NO Minimum 6 months employment
Ethiopian Airlines (ET) ZL ZL NO Minimum 6 months employment; Listing is required on all ET flights at departure city
Etihad Airways (EY) ZL ZL NO Minimum 6 months employment; Listing is required
Great Lakes (ZK) 800-554-5111 FEE FEE NO $15 one-way, $30 round-trip
Hawaiian Airlines (HA) 888-899-9875 ID90 ID75 NO Minimum 6 months employment
Horizon (QX) 800-547-9308 FEE FEE NO $25 one-way; $50 round-trip
Iceland Air (FI) 800-715-3547 ID90 ID75 NO
Island Air (WP) 800-323-3345 ID90 ID75 NO $25 one-way, $50 round-trip
Jazz (AC) Contact Air Canada NO
JetBlue Airways (B6) 800-JET-BLUE FEE FEE YES $25 one-way; must obtain authorization from Employee Travel and purchase at JetBlue Ticket Counter; one companion allowed, must travel with employee; maximum 6 companion round trips per year
Korean Air (KE) 800-438-5000 ZM ZM NO Minimum 6 months employment
Lufthansa (LH) 800-399-LUFT ZL ZH NO 8 passes per employee per calendar year; parents must travel with employee; minimum 6 months employment
Martinair Holland (MP) 800-MARTINAIR FEE FEE YES $250 round-trip; USA-AMS only; one companion allowed; minimum 6 months employment
Mesa (YV) 800-637-2910 FEE FEE NO $25 one-way, $50 round-trip
Mesaba (XJ) FEE FEE NO $25 one-way, $50 round-trip
Mexicana (MX) 800-531-7921 FEE NO NO Fiesta Fare $125 round-trip; additional $25 per connection; must obtain authorization from Employee Travel and buy From Mexicana
Midwest Airlines (YX) 800-452-2022 FEE FEE NO $25 one-way, $50 round-trip
North American Airlines (NK) 800-FLY-NAA2 FEE FEE NO $25 one-way, $50 round trip
Pakistan Intl. Airlines (PK) 800-578-6786 ID90/FEE NO NO JFK to KHI/ISB/LHE $150 plus tax round-trip; $50 plus tax round-trip inside Pakistan
Paradise Island Airlines () ID90 ID75 NO
Polynesian Airlines (PH) 800-264-0823 ID90 ID75 NO One ID90 per calendar year; unlimited ID75s
Qantas (QF) ZM NO NO EMBARGO: No non-rev travel from Australia/NZ to LAX Dec 13-23, Jan 11-28; no non-rev travel from LAX to Australia/NZ Dec 31-Jan 10; Minimum 6 months employment
Saeta (EH) FEE NO NO USA/Canada to South America only; minimum 1 year employment
SSA)">AS Scandinavian Airlines (SK) 800-221-2350 ZL ZH NO 8 passes per employee per calendar year; parents must travel with employee; minimum 6 months employment
Saudi Arabian Airlines (SV) ID90 ID75 NO
Skyway/Midwest Express (JZ) 800-452-2022 FEE FEE NO $25 one-way; $50 round-trip
Skywest (OO) FEE FEE NO $25 plus tax one-way systemwide; minimum 6 months employment
South African Airways (SA) 800-722-9675 ZM NO NO Minimum 6 months employment
Southwest (WN) FEE FEE NO $25 one-way, $50 round-trip plus $3.20 segment tax per connection and $2.50 security tax per segment; minimum 6 months employment
SpanAir (JK) ID90 ID90 NO Minimum 6 months employment; dependents under 21
Spirit Airlines (MK) 800-772-7117 FEE FEE YES $20 one-way; $40 round-trip; must obtain authorization from Employee Travel and purchase at Spirit Ticket Counter; companion must travel with employee; maximum 3 companion round trips per year
Trans Meridian (T9) 866-435-9862 FEE FEE NO $25 one-way; $50 round-trip plus tax
US Airways (US) 800-943-5436 ZM ZM NO Minimum 6 months employment
Virgin Atlantic (VS) 800-862-8621 ZM ZM YES Minimum 6 months employment; Fly anywhere system wide and bring a companion; employee must travel with companion; no upgrade
There Are Those Who Believe That There May Yet Be Other Airlines Who Even Now Fight To Survive Beyond The Heavens
HPLASOps From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 12, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1358 times:
Try HP, they welcome newcomers to the industry and the travel benefits are great. Plus, you get to work for an airline with the worst reputation in the industry and if you bust your ass for five years you might even earn a livable wage!
IAirAllie From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 14, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1117 times:
Quoting FutureFO (Reply 5): They do not really have any agreements with other airlines.
They actually have lots of interline agreements. The travel benefits are very good. If you have nothing to loose go for it why not. But if you have other offers or a current job that is stable I wouldn't take the risk. I was an FA for them things could be really frustrating sometimes because there was a lot of ingrained inefficiency. Over all though it was a fun place to work and there are lots of great employees especially at the outstations. The outstation employees seemed happier and the stations better run than the IAD hub.
NASBWI From Bahamas, joined Feb 2005, 1254 posts, RR: 0 Reply 15, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1107 times:
It's a tough call to make. I applied to become a flight attendant, and actually became one in October for DH. In my experience, financial situation notwithstanding, it has been wonderful. The employees are a joy to be around, and we all tend to have a lot of fun, even in the face of adversity. It's like a big family, and perhaps that's a big advantage of working for a small airline. I can't say what it's like for the CSA, as we all have different sets of responsibilities, but the CSA in IAD seem like a pretty friendly bunch (generally). It has only been two months, and some have already thrown the "enjoy it for the 3 months while it lasts" comments in my face, but quite honestly, I have no regrets. It has been a fun ride, and I wish DH only the best.
That said though, the problem is that I got in two months ago, and that was even pushing the envelope...coming aboard now, with all that's going on, may not be a wise decision. If you can, wait it out a week or two, and see what news comes regarding the company. If things sound like they're gonna pick up, then by all means come on over! But don't put all your eggs in one basket...especially when that basket doesn't appear to be the strongest in the market, y'know? All the best to you!
Oh, and as per the nonrev travel, I don't think you're eligible until you've actually been hired (and have received a valid employee number). That's how it was for us, anyway. Cheers!