Meheboob From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (14 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 909 times:
How to embassy personnel and diplomats/ambassadors travel? Do they have their own private/goverment aircraft or do they fly in the carrier of their country? What if their national airline does not serve the country where they are posted? Thanks!
Neder99 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2000, 184 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (14 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 834 times:
It depends on the government's policy on travel. I know that for many countries, the embassy personnel have to find the cheapest possible deal, and that includes the ambassador. Many governments think that the extra money you paid for business/first is just a waste of money that could otherwise be used for better things!
NoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7992 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (14 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 813 times:
> Many governments think that the extra money you paid for business/first is > just a waste of money that could otherwise be used for better things!
Nice. On the other hand, my girlfriend always gets a free upgrade from Business to First. When she then arrives in P* (I better don't mention the country) she can stay a little longer in the plane (This goes like this and always caughts the curiosity of a number of people : *dingdong* "Mrs K. is asked to stay ...")
No checks or whatever burden ...
BTW: It is not my better half who is working at an embassy herself - but her aunt.