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User currently offlineJasYHZ From Canada, joined Sep 2005, 175 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 12658 times:

Hi Everyone,

I was talking to some WS employees the other day (in a hurried conversation) about the WS work environment and they told me that their travel benefits (flights/hotels/non-rev agreements on other airlines?) are some of the best in the industry.

Can anyone elaborate? Maybe a WS employee can fill me in?

JasYHZ


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User currently offlineAccargo From Canada, joined Sep 2004, 610 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 12649 times:

Considering they are not eligible for travel benefits on the majority of airlines I tend to think this is more WS rah rah bs. I believe NW and Alaska give them standby benefits and maybe a few more but thats about it. I'd love to here the real truth if someone from WS wants to post the details of their benefits on other airlines.

User currently offlineSwissy From Switzerland, joined Jan 2005, 1734 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 12622 times:

[quote=Accargo,reply=1]Considering they are not eligible for travel benefits on the majority of airlines I tend to think this is more WS rah rah bs.

Agree with you Accargo, nothing with the majors, some Hotels yes, however
trading is a big thing for them if a ticked is needed from a major airline.

Cheers,


User currently offline9252fly From Canada, joined Sep 2005, 1390 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 12610 times:

Once they move away from the WN business concept and start interlining,then it will open up all kinds of possibilities for travel. It's a two-edged sword though!

[Edited 2006-03-17 21:49:10]

User currently offlineMalaysia From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 3332 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 12605 times:

In my opinion, US interline benefits are the best in the industry, while DL mainline benefits are the best in the industry.

WN has great benefits on mainline and some ZED stuff, but I am sure Westjet has some ZED and flashy agreements, but not many mainline ones.



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User currently offlineAccargo From Canada, joined Sep 2004, 610 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 12592 times:

Quoting Malaysia (Reply 4):
but I am sure Westjet has some ZED and flashy agreements, but not many mainline ones.

No doubt they do have some ZED discounts, but the OP was told by someone at WS that their benefits are among the best in the industry. That is simply not true.


User currently offlineJasYHZ From Canada, joined Sep 2005, 175 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 12533 times:

I did find it odd that as they are sort of WN-like (business model etc.) and they tend to keep to themselves in terms of partnering with other airlines etc.

It would be interesting to get the truth.....



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User currently offlineSwissy From Switzerland, joined Jan 2005, 1734 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 12503 times:

Well my guess would be: there will be no WS employee in the forum answering
that good question of yours.
I can only say what I know as I am not a WS employee

Cheers,


User currently offlineOmand1 From Canada, joined Apr 2005, 31 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 12482 times:

WS and CX are in the final negotiations for a ticketing/baggage agreement. I'm not sure how this would affect, if any, this would have on employee travel benefits.


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User currently offlineAccargo From Canada, joined Sep 2004, 610 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 12467 times:

Quoting Omand1 (Reply 8):
WS and CX are in the final negotiations for a ticketing/baggage agreement. I'm not sure how this would affect, if any, this would have on employee travel benefits.

Yeah, they've been in "final negotiations" for over a year now. A "little" problem with some new computer system and software seems to be holding things up.


User currently offline9252fly From Canada, joined Sep 2005, 1390 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 12465 times:

Quoting Accargo (Reply 9):
A "little" problem with some new computer system and software seems to be holding things up.

I recall reading somewhere that the new system will be deffered until early next year. It was to be up and running later this year,so who knows what the issues are.


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