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Non-reving On VS  
User currently offlineAaer 777 From Ireland, joined Aug 2000, 199 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 2925 times:

I hope not to be off topic. This is after all about civil aviation, albeit trying to fly non-revenue on VS.
I have never had the pleasure so far to fly on Virgin but I was seriously contemplating getting a ZED fare on their LGW TAB route. When I price an itinerary on the VS website, the fare seems pretty low for the dates I am looking for (outbound 13th Sep return from TAB to LGW 27th), it brings an N class fare at under GBP400 with taxes. Yet when I called VS I was informed that non-reving is not an option as the flights are "full" (by this I would understand fully oversold) both ways. The person I was talking to would not even list me for the flight. I know not to be pushy when calling as a non-rev and I did not insist. But I am somehow puzzled. Could any of you out there who may travel stand-by on VS on a regular basis please let me know if this is normal procedure?
Thanks in advance.

aaer 777

Which part of "NO" do you not understand?
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User currently offlineLH417AF025 From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 277 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 2877 times:

perhaps there is an embargo? this happens sometimes during the busiest times of the year to certain destinations.

User currently offlineDon From Japan, joined Jun 2003, 275 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 2676 times:

Actually, both flights look quite ok for non-rev travel on Sabre , I would give them a try but as you have more than week to go, better ask them closer to the dates of your intended travel.

If they have an embargo on this route, they will not accept you. Keep calling VS reservations untill you find an agent in a good mood and ask for his / her recommendation for best dates to try.

Here is the flight status from Sabre.

LGW London Gatwick UK [EGKK]
TAB Tobago TT
THU 13 Sep 2007

Carrier Flight From Depart To Arrive A/C St Availability
--------- ------ ---- --------- ---- --------- ---- ---- --------------------------------------
VS 51 LGW 09:00 TAB 13:00 744 0 J4 D2 Z0 S7 Y7 B7 L7 M7 Q7 X7 N7
BA 2157 LGW 10:40 TAB 16:20 777 1 J9 C9 D9 I9 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M9 R9 V9 N9

TAB Tobago TT
LGW London Gatwick UK [EGKK]
THU 27 Sep 2007

Carrier Flight From Depart To Arrive A/C St Availability
--------- ------ ---- --------- ---- --------- ---- ---- -----------------------------------------------------
BA 2156 TAB 18:25 LGW 09:50 +1 777 1 J9 C9 D8 I5 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M9 R9 V9 N9 E9 L9 S9 Q9
VS 52 TAB 19:35 LGW 09:00 +1 744 0 J1 D1 Z0 S7 Y7 B7 L7 M7 Q7 X7 N7

User currently offlineOHLHD From Finland, joined Dec 2004, 3963 posts, RR: 22
Reply 3, posted (8 years 8 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2609 times:

I just checked at www.flyzed.com and it shows a happy green smile for this date  Smile

There is no embargo ( at least with my airline) but I suppose there would be one for everybody.

User currently offlineAaer 777 From Ireland, joined Aug 2000, 199 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 8 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2514 times:

Thank you all for your replies! I will try and call again. I hate doing that as I know that the reservation agents are busy and have other things to do than deal with non-revs...

Which part of "NO" do you not understand?
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