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Do ATC Get Staff Travel Discounts?  
User currently offlineBBADXB From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2116 times:


An A343/A332 captain told me that ATC in London get staff travel concessions on BA and on other airlines? Is this really so? Does this apply to ATC elsewhere in the EU too?

Thanks for your replies.

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User currently offlineCancidas From Poland, joined Jul 2003, 4112 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1980 times:

not sure about here in the US, but on clearance delivery i have heard controllers asking pilots to take care of thier buddies in exchange for slightly better routings.


"...cannot the kingdom of salvation take me home."
User currently offlineFlykal From Australia, joined Sep 2003, 442 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1976 times:

Yes.

I know of a controller at CDG who regularly flies with discounted tickets, so I would assumt this to be the case for the majority of controllers.

Not sure which airlines permit this, but we ( KE ) certainly do.



One doesn't discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time
User currently offlineContact_tower From Norway, joined Sep 2001, 536 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1961 times:

Can only speak for the 4 Nordic countries, no discount here.

In Norway however we have a sytem of familiarisation flights, one return flight each year with SAS&Braathens, Wideroe and RoNAF (C-130)
The fflight is in practice a standby ticket, and has to be carried out on jumpseat (kinda the point). If the airlines have crew that need the jumpseat, and the rest is full, we get bumped.


User currently offlineSPREE34 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 2248 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1938 times:

No freebies for US Controllers. We used to fly jumpseat on occasion for training, but TSA screwed that up.


I don't understand everything I don't know about this.
User currently offlineContact_tower From Norway, joined Sep 2001, 536 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1908 times:

"but TSA screwed that up."

TSA and screwed in the same sentence sounds familiar......  Big grin


User currently offlineBBADXB From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1840 times:


Thanks a lot  Wink/being sarcastic Hope I will see this for myself one day!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


User currently offlineCancidas From Poland, joined Jul 2003, 4112 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 1750 times:

TSA and screwed in the same sentence sounds familiar......

how so? my understanding is that it stood for "thousands standing around"



"...cannot the kingdom of salvation take me home."
User currently offlineJhooper From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 6204 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (9 years 11 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1707 times:

Yea, I thought air traffic controllers had jumpseat privileges in the U.S.--guess not anymore... Sounds kinda rediculus to me that ATC could be considered a security threat in the cockpit, considering what they're charged with doing on a regular basis.


Last year 1,944 New Yorkers saw something and said something.
User currently offlineAC861 From Canada, joined Mar 2004, 43 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (9 years 11 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1694 times:

I know here in Canada controllers in the north get 1 or 2 trips to a major Canadian center a year bought for them by Nav Canada.

User currently offlineSPREE34 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 2248 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (9 years 11 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1689 times:

Jhooper......"Yea, I thought air traffic controllers had jumpseat privileges in the U.S.--guess not anymore... Sounds kinda rediculus to me that ATC could be considered a security threat in the cockpit, considering what they're charged with doing on a regular basis."

Yea J, the agency that hires checkers with a criminal history to steal from your checked bags, and provide security, thinks those of us with Secret Security Clearance are a risk. We (ATC)have some folks who very badly need to see what pilots do.



I don't understand everything I don't know about this.
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