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User currently offlinefrenchpilot From France, joined Aug 2004, 84 posts, RR: 1
Posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 5222 times:

Hello everyone,

I have been trying to know what is the current offering of staff travel solutions for low cost airlines employees?
I know easyJet for exemple only allows staff travels on their airline and are quite reluctant to have partnership with other airlines, do other LCC have agreements with other legacy carriers for their employees to benefit from? One that comes to mind is Air Arabia, as I was seated next to an FA that was traveling on ID90 staff travel ticket issued by her airline to fly on Emirates.
Do any LCC, affiliated or not to IATA have some agreements with legacy carriers then? What is the options available at all the airlines worldwide?

Thanks for your time

[Edited 2011-02-10 03:33:21]


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User currently offlinebluewhale18210 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 237 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 5193 times:

WN has recipricol agreement with almost all major airlines in the U.S, and a few overseas ones too. When I worked for CI I accepted more than a few ID90 tickets issued by WN to fly LAX/TPE. That ticket stock is no good on regular revenue tickets but ok for non-revs. Our agreement with WN allows "trip passes" that goes for a fixed per-segment fare on WN flights. This creates interesting problem because the auto-ticketing system is not designed to accept a carrier code which it does not have interline agreement for. The manual explicitly said to accomplish this a manual ticket must be used. Quite an interesting experience to hand-write ticket on red paper ticket stocks in the 2000's...
As far as I know B6 has similar agreements with major airlines as well. I can get ZED on B6 and I imagine the agreement would be recripricol.



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User currently offlineskord From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2008, 562 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 5109 times:

Here at SAS, we get ID90 on JetBlue.

User currently onlinebobnwa From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 6538 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 5036 times:

I believe WN an B6 have ZED agreements with most carriers

User currently offlineB6MoneyGuyJFK From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 231 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 4877 times:

We (B6) have agreements with many carriers. A mixture of Legacy and LCC's. The agreements are with both US and foreign carriers.
Some are for a service fee, a few are ID90, and many are Zed.
As a matter of fact, I have passes (Zed M) on AF to travel next week.
I'm praying to both the weather and non-rev Gods!



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User currently offlineBoeing77w From United Kingdom, joined May 2007, 210 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 4687 times:

BE have agreements with numerous airlines including VS and AF for staff travel. Don't know of the finer details.

User currently offlineB6JFKH81 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 2902 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 4624 times:

Quoting B6MoneyGuyJFK (Reply 4):
As a matter of fact, I have passes (Zed M) on AF to travel next week.

Taking the AF A380?

Quoting B6MoneyGuyJFK (Reply 4):
I'm praying to both the weather and non-rev Gods!

Awe heck, I'll even say an extra "Our Father" for ya LOL!



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User currently offlineDogbreath From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2008, 265 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 4538 times:

Try this website for staff travel discounts.

www.stafftravel.eu



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User currently offlinefrenchpilot From France, joined Aug 2004, 84 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 4179 times:

Thanks so much for the replies above. I was wondering if some of you could tell me excactly how come Southwest or any other airlines that are not affiliated with IATA can get through with having agreements with other airlines that are IATA?
I am trying to understand why easyJet doesn't give that option to their employees, and refuse categorically to accept other airlines staff travel? Is there a limit as to not being an IATA member? Do you know of other airlines that are non IATA and have agreements with others?
Thanks again everyone!



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User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 26029 posts, RR: 22
Reply 9, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 4092 times:

Quoting frenchpilot (Reply 8):
I was wondering if some of you could tell me excactly how come Southwest or any other airlines that are not affiliated with IATA can get through with having agreements with other airlines that are IATA?
I am trying to understand why easyJet doesn't give that option to their employees, and refuse categorically to accept other airlines staff travel? Is there a limit as to not being an IATA member? Do you know of other airlines that are non IATA and have agreements with others?

It has nothing to do with IATA. It's a matter of negotiation between airlines. Although WN doesn't interline with other carriers they have staff travel agreements with other airlines which are reciprocal, meaning they offer discounts to employees of other carriers and vice versa. WN has alwways treated their staff well and that's probably just one example. They know other airlines aren't going to offer staff travel discounts to WN employees unless they over similar discounts to the other carriers.

EasyJet obviously doesn't share that view and no doubt doesn't want to deal with anything related to interlining. Obviously, other carriers aren't going to offer staff travel discounts to EasyJet employees unless EasyJet gives the same benefits to the other carriers' staff. EasyJet would then have to accept tickets issued by the other carriers which would be complicated since they have no interline accounting facilities or staff. The revenue they'd get from other carriers' staff flying on EasyJet probably wouldn't even cover the administrative and accounting costs. And with EasyJet's low fares and high load factors, would other carriers' staff want to risk flying standby on EasyJet when for a little more you can buy a full fare ticket and guarantee you're going to get there?


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