I LOVE EWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 852 posts, RR: 7 Posted (12 years 7 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2006 times:
This is a question to Pilots and FAs. I hope to be a commerical airline pilot one day and was wondering if you can give me a few tips for me to store down the road. When working a trip I understand you get Per Diem pay per hour on duty depending on your specific airline's contract. How far does that Per Diem go? You obviously have to eat and such but overpriced airport food and overpriced hotel food I am sure can quickly cut into that Per Diem Check as well as your salary. Do any airports/hotels offer discounts to food items to pilots and FAs. Any tips that you may have on good ways to save your Per Diem Check money?
Artsyman From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4747 posts, RR: 33
Reply 1, posted (12 years 7 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1989 times:
Continental, 16 year hire, flying International (IAH>CDG) will get around 120 dollars for PD per trip. This will more than cover a nice lunch and dinner for your time in Paris. Yes you can easily spend more, but no need.
Jetguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 7 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1886 times:
Our corporate operation is pretty typical, I think, for most of the larger companies. We get reimbursed 100% for actual hotel and rental car costs. We aren't expected to stay in cheap hotels, mostly mid to upper quality properties like Hilton, Marriott, Embassy Suites, etc. Meals are reimbursed at actual costs with a minimum reimbursement of $34/day (domestic) and $68/day (international). We have no upper limit for meal reimbursements, but common sense limits us to $75 per meal. (We get to eat pretty well. )