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User currently offlineUAL Bagsmasher From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 2147 posts, RR: 10
Posted (13 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3650 times:

Today United announced to its employees that all pass travel by employees and their dependants will be free of service charges effective October 15. This includes First Class service as well as International flights. This is one way United is rewarding its employees for the hard times we have been enduring.

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User currently offlineMdsmith11 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 194 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (13 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3504 times:

Correct but we will have to pay the same service charge before ONLY if we are occupying First Class on a 3-cabin A/C during an international flight only.

Yes, that is very good new to us!

Mark from UAL @ MSY...thinkin about transferring


User currently offlineNwa747-400 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1337 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (13 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3494 times:

why would they reward their pilots and mechanics when they are the ones who have created all the problems?

User currently offlineKKMolokai From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 760 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (13 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3446 times:

I see United is following AA's lead. AA implemented this program yesterday (Oct. 1st).


We are the people of American Airlines. And we know why you fly.
User currently offlineDeltaAgent From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 95 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3442 times:

Delta has had free domestic (anything that is not over an ocean) since July 2000. Each employee has 18 free transoceanic flight days per employment year.

Employees also have 6 flight days they can travel at a higer level of standby. More high priority days are obtained mainly from customer compliments.

Delta Agent  


User currently offlineBoeing747-400 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (13 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3438 times:

Hey there,

I was just wondering, you can order your ticket off the web using your free passes, right? If you book your free flight early enough, you can choose your seat just like anyone, right?

Thanks,

B744


User currently offlineCPAir 4 life From Canada, joined Nov 1999, 209 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (13 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3437 times:

I don't think employees can book like a normal person.
I think they just list themselves on a flight over the phone, not through the internet.


User currently offlineSQA340 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 702 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (13 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3420 times:

That is right.

Employees of United call this phone number to look to see how full/empty a flight is.
I wacthed my dad do it many times. At work my dad has someone do it for him to see how full a flight is. You airlines empolyees know this so I will shut up.


Best Regards
SQA340


Rising with U N I T E D  


User currently offlineUALfa@jfk From United States of America, joined May 2000, 311 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (13 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3388 times:

I'm soooo glad. It's about time.

User currently offlineUAL Bagsmasher From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 2147 posts, RR: 10
Reply 9, posted (13 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3372 times:

At United, we can list one of three ways. We can call an automated listing service, which is voice activated. I dont care for it. It's too time consuming. Another way we can list is over "Skynet", our employee Intranet which we can access from home. It shows us all the load information, including how many S/A's are listed in each class. Finally, my personal favorite, we can list through Apollo at any Apollo terminal. Many people tend to shy away from this choice since you have to know command lines...kind of like DOS used to be 


User currently offlineILUV767 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3141 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (13 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3371 times:

Hey, I guess Its more afordable for me to fly weekly, like I do! Well, I fly most of the time this year on SkyWest, so its not free. Does anyone know if the express carriers will allow the free flight for employees? Just wondering.

Hey, I've got an idea... Lets fly U N I T E D    



User currently offlineFLY777UAL From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4512 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (13 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3370 times:

United Express is offering United employees free flights, but still using the BP-9 level.

United, inturn, offers United Express employees free flights, also using the BP-9 level.

F L Y 7 7 7 U A L


User currently offlineILUV767 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3141 posts, RR: 8
Reply 12, posted (13 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3361 times:

             
I commute to SMF weekly from SFO, and I'm really creating ahudge bill!   I'm so glad about the free fares!


User currently offlineUAL Bagsmasher From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 2147 posts, RR: 10
Reply 13, posted (13 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3355 times:

Now if it only went into effect immediatly. I am flying ORD-DTW tomarrow just to get on a DC10, ship 3135. It may be my last D10 flight  I am coming right back on the same aircraft w/ a one hour layover.

User currently offlineFLYUAL From United States of America, joined Sep 2013, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (13 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3311 times:

Does this affect "buddy passes"? Are they now free or do you still pay a per mile charge for them (with the rate being determined by the distince of the flight)?
Jeff Hester


User currently offlineUALfa@jfk From United States of America, joined May 2000, 311 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (13 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3306 times:

FLYUAL:

Buddy Pass rates will remain the same, AFAIK.


User currently offlineMEL From Canada, joined Oct 1999, 1098 posts, RR: 13
Reply 16, posted (13 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3292 times:

Now I can justify flying UA001 around the world when it begins next year. It won't cost a whole lot in Business!


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User currently offlineUAL Bagsmasher From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 2147 posts, RR: 10
Reply 17, posted (13 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3283 times:

Well my DC10 flight got downgraded to a 757 today. They used the DC10 for the LAS flight,because the LAS aircraft had a mechanical. They stuck a 757 on the DTW flight. Needless to say, I cancelled my listing and came home.

User currently offlineMEL From Canada, joined Oct 1999, 1098 posts, RR: 13
Reply 18, posted (13 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3274 times:

I hate when they do that!! Was there room on the -10 to do a ORD-LAS-ORD quick trip?


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User currently offlineUnited LHR From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2000, 37 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (13 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3274 times:

We were obviously talking about this news at LHR today and lots of employees were wondering if this means a lot more will travel?
I guess for you guys in the USA it may not make too much difference as service charges for domestic trips are low, but for us in London we will only have to pay taxes now to get to the US, approx $40-45, instead of the usual charges.


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