CVG2LGA From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 659 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 13464 times:
I just read on our company site that Delta had joined the ZED program in conjunction with CO, AS & NW.
Not being very familiar with ZED, can someone explain to me exactly how it works? Thanks for any & all help, hope everyone's having a great day.
They don't call em' emergencies anymore. They call em' Patronies.
It's an industry-wide program for non-rev travel. Gives you a lower priority, but allows you to go to many more places than just served by your current carrier.
Quote: From www.gozed.com:
ZED Fare Pricing is a ZED Fares travel planning area where employees from participating ZED airlines can look up discount ZED fares and flight schedules. ZED agreement information such as eligibility criteria, embargoes and unique fare pricing are automatically applied to the trip itinerary.
If you are unsure if your airline is participating with goZED's ZED Fare Pricing tool or have forgotten your access password please contact your staff travel office.
EA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 15347 posts, RR: 60
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 13419 times:
ZED (zonal employee discount) fares are published based on mileage flown, and there are three price tiers - Zed High, Zed Medium, and Zed Low. The decision on whichever tier is used is part of the agreements between various participating carriers. The main advantage is that a ZED ticket is (supposedly, anyway) completely interchangeable between participating carriers - there's no need to get backup passes on other airlines that participate in the program.
Most typically use Zed Medium, although from what I'm told many carriers that are marketing partners will sometimes go for the Zed Low rates, as they're obviously less expensive.
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AF Cabin Crew From French Polynesia, joined Sep 1999, 1044 posts, RR: 32
Reply 8, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 13173 times:
Ia Orana All !
Evan767, I believe DL's employees use ID fares within DL but believe me when I tell you that DL has been a ZED carrier for other airlines just like AF.
I also remember that at the beginning of skyTEAM there was a ZS fare where it was cheaper but you could only take it on skyTEAM carriers and it wasn't possible to fly on other airlines with that fare.
I used Delta ZED tickets on the following routes CDG-CVG-DFW-CVG, MIA-ATL, LAX-JFK-LAX, HNL-LAX and never had any problems !
You wanted to go from CDG-LAX. The mileage is 5669, zone 7. The fare would be $72.00 for meduim fare and $122.00 for high fare. Not including taxes. Space available. Employees and dependants are charged the medium fare and parents, the high fare.
Belizexp From Belize, joined Dec 2005, 376 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 12848 times:
Quoting EA CO AS (Reply 3): The main advantage is that a ZED ticket is (supposedly, anyway) completely interchangeable between participating carriers - there's no need to get backup passes on other airlines that participate in the program.
With a ZED fare and the interchangeable part does one need to call any 800 number or just walk up to a ticket counter and request to be listed.
EWRCabincrew From United States of America, joined May 2006, 5543 posts, RR: 55
Reply 15, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 12844 times:
Quoting Belizexp (Reply 14): With a ZED fare and the interchangeable part does one need to call any 800 number or just walk up to a ticket counter and request to be listed.
Depends on the carrier. Most you list with their employee res number or regular 800 number. The website www.flyzed.com is another way to list for others. Most, if not all, require you to get your ticket through your pass bureau before going to their ticket counter.
DocChaos From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 85 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 12771 times:
FYI, This is for DL, OH, DL Tech, Etc... Employees flying on NW, AS, and CO right now. DL may have published ZED for other airlines employees, but I know this is new for the DL employees on other airlines. Previously, if one wanted to fly on NW, they would be the purchase of an ID95 fare, which was still kinda high, for some routes, for NRSA
I am a frontline (OH / DL / UAX ) employee, and I just received this info today. I was introduced to ZED fares just last week, during UA Ticketing class. (I know you ask, why am I a DL / OH frontline employee in a UA ticketing class? That's another subject entirely. )
Depends on the agreement, UA gets C class fares on LH.
In this case of the three negotiated so far AS, CO and NW. DL has secured a C international/domestic F agreement with CO. NW and AS are Y only. I hope that the AF agreement will be a C class or higher agreement since they are DL closest partner.