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Delta Global Services non-rev benefits questions  
User currently offline777ORD From United States of America, joined May 2010, 532 posts, RR: 1
Posted (3 years 7 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 14202 times:

Hello all!

Well, I know this topic has been discussed, and the most recent I found, almost 3 years ago. So, see Delta Global Service Flight Benefits? (by SWASFLA Sep 19 2008 in Civil Aviation) for any info regarding past discussion on the matter.

In the time since that was posted, can anyone provide guidance on the LATEST non-rev benefit(s) for a DGS employee? I used to work for Eagle, and seniority doesn't count, check in time does. But, seeing S3C,B etc... just confuses me beyond belief. I'm used to D1,D2,D3.

I was offered a (second) job by a guy who works/manages DGS @ KSAN and I want the job bad, but I want to know the non-rev policies they currently have in place. Granted, my current employment will prevent me from truly using the benefits unless I use leave, but, nothing stops me from flying KSAN-KLAX on the weekend for the day etc...

Any insight is highly appreciated, thank you again.

777ORD

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User currently offlineFlyASAGuy2005 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 7004 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (3 years 7 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 14189 times:

Quoting 777ORD (Thread starter):

DGS rides SC3 on Delta mainline. To put things in perspective, S3 is active DL employees, their dependents/spouse, or travel companion. S3B are DL retirees, parents of active mainline employees, non-dependent children. It goes a little deeper than that when throwing in DCI employees but I won't confuse things.



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User currently offlinerduoodl From United States of America, joined Dec 2009, 70 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (3 years 7 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 14154 times:

The flight benefits with DGS aren't the greatest but they have got me nearly everywhere I have tried to nonrev into without trouble. DGS employees fly at S3C priority which falls behind:

Revs
B1 (paid standbys)
S1A (family emergency)
S1 (relocation)
S2 (DL employees choosing to use an S2)
S2B (Honor Roll)
S3 (DL employee standard priority)
S3B (Non-Dependants.)

Retirees, DL Connection employees and DGS all use S3C based on hire date. The only people that fly behind DGS/DL Conx are buddy pass riders and OAL employees.

Yeah, it's got me stuck a few times but what nonrev has never slept in an airport before?

Edit: Thought I had got the first post in....

[Edited 2011-04-23 14:19:26]


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User currently offlinebobnwa From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 6515 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (3 years 7 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 14141 times:

Quoting rduoodl (Reply 2):
Revs
B1 (paid standbys)
S1A (family emergency)
S1 (relocation)
S2 (DL employees choosing to use an S2)
S2B (Honor Roll)
S3 (DL employee standard priority)
S3B (Non-Dependants.)

S3B is for DL retirees


User currently offline777ORD From United States of America, joined May 2010, 532 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (3 years 7 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 13769 times:

Ouch! Ok, Good stuff to know. I think I'll go ahead and take the offer just for the additional income, knowing things can/will change in teh future. They also service DL/Virgin America/ Alaskan. So it'll be interesting to see their operations, too!

Thanks again for all your help!!

777ord


User currently offlineCODC10 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2460 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (3 years 7 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 13751 times:

As a somewhat frequent Buddy Pass rider on DL (S4 priority but my sponsor has a very good DOH), I rarely ride in back and have visited some high-demand places at peak times. A little flexibility obviously goes a long way but S3C at DL is pretty good for international travel, in my experience.

User currently offlinejetmatt777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2831 posts, RR: 33
Reply 6, posted (3 years 2 months 18 hours ago) and read 12308 times:

Pulling this thread up from the graveyard.

Is the info here still correct?

Do you get buddy passes?
Does family (for example: dad and brother) get travel? (The website says family, but it doesn't really clarify who qualifies)



No info
User currently offlineJRadier From Netherlands, joined Sep 2004, 4714 posts, RR: 50
Reply 7, posted (3 years 2 months 17 hours ago) and read 12296 times:

Quoting rduoodl (Reply 2):
Yeah, it's got me stuck a few times but what nonrev has never slept in an airport before?

I didn't, and only had to get a hotel for the night once!



For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and ther
User currently offlinecotparampguy From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 228 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (3 years 1 month 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 12107 times:

Quoting jetmatt777 (Reply 6):

From my experience when I was working with them last year, no, you do not get buddy passes. Your parents (and step-parents if you have them) and 1 person of your choosing can be put on your benefits. However, they do not get unlimited travel, I believe it's 10 round trips a year.


User currently offlinebrains From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 259 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (3 years 1 month 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 12042 times:

S3C riders do not get buddy passes, at least we didnt when I was at my last employer. While I was there we were given three international travel days per year as well. Shortly after I left it was increased to six international travel days per year. S3C isnt the greatest but it beats the hell out of not having the travel bennies.


Brains
User currently offlineKatwspotter From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 209 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (3 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 11599 times:

Quoting brains (Reply 9):
S3C riders do not get buddy passes, at least we didnt when I was at my last employer. While I was there we were given three international travel days per year as well. Shortly after I left it was increased to six international travel days per year. S3C isnt the greatest but it beats the hell out of not having the travel bennies.

I have to travel S3C and I get one travel companion, my parents fly under my benefits and I get 16 one way buddy passes



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User currently offlinesimairlinenet From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 922 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (3 years 1 month 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 11468 times:

Quoting brains (Reply 9):
While I was there we were given three international travel days per year as well.

Three? What's the point of having an odd number?


User currently offlineJRadier From Netherlands, joined Sep 2004, 4714 posts, RR: 50
Reply 12, posted (3 years 1 month 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 11442 times:

Quoting simairlinenet (Reply 11):
Three? What's the point of having an odd number?

What would the point be of having an even number?



For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and ther
User currently offlinedoug_Or From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3434 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (3 years 1 month 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 11428 times:

Quoting JRadier (Reply 12):
What would the point be of having an even number?

The ability to get back to work from your second trip.



When in doubt, one B pump off
User currently offlinebrains From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 259 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (3 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 11389 times:

Quoting Katwspotter (Reply 10):
I have to travel S3C and I get one travel companion, my parents fly under my benefits and I get 16 one way buddy passes

You're lucky, who do you work for? With 9E (when I was there) we didn't.

Quoting simairlinenet (Reply 11):

Three? What's the point of having an odd number?

We never got a good explanation. From what I understand it has been changed to 6 days now.



Brains
User currently offlineMSPNWA From United States of America, joined Apr 2009, 1993 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 11348 times:

Quoting Katwspotter (Reply 10):
I have to travel S3C and I get one travel companion, my parents fly under my benefits and I get 16 one way buddy passes

DGS still gets all that? Be thankful. That's miles better than every CP (and I believe XJ too) employee. Goes to show how raked over the coals the former wholly-owned workers were.


User currently offlineTranspac787 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 3216 posts, RR: 13
Reply 16, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 11327 times:

Quoting bobnwa (Reply 3):
S3B is for DL retirees

It is also for non-dependents, so he is correct same as you.


User currently offlineKatwspotter From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 209 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 11326 times:

Quoting brains (Reply 14):
You're lucky, who do you work for? With 9E (when I was there) we didn't.
Quoting MSPNWA (Reply 15):
DGS still gets all that? Be thankful. That's miles better than every CP (and I believe XJ too) employee. Goes to show how raked over the coals the former wholly-owned workers were.

Before the merger, I worked for 9E but now, and I usually do not disclose this on, here but I work for Regional Elite. S3C's are still below mainline retirees who fly as S3B's which sucks but I live with it. I usually do not have problems getting on the flights I want to get on. My travel companion and I also get 6 S2's per year that are good on OH only but use to work on CP and XJ flights as well until CP was sold to AX and XJ was sold to 9E.



A/C I have worked in ATW - SF340 E145 CRJ2/7/9 DC93/4/5 A319/20 MD83 B738 B752/3 B763/4 A333
User currently offlineDL_Mech From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 1977 posts, RR: 9
Reply 18, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 11295 times:

Quoting simairlinenet (Reply 11):
What's the point of having an odd number?

The third day was added so someone could travel intra-Europe after a Transatlantic night flight. DL goes by local time of departure and not the 24 hour flight day.



This plane is built to withstand anything... except a bad pilot.
User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12261 posts, RR: 35
Reply 19, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 11201 times:
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Quoting DL_Mech (Reply 18):
The third day was added so someone could travel intra-Europe after a Transatlantic night flight. DL goes by local time of departure and not the 24 hour flight day.

Intra Europe would not count towards your travel days, as it only counts DL flights and anything intra Europe would be a ZED

Quoting MSPNWA (Reply 15):
That's miles better than every CP (and I believe XJ too) employee. Goes to show how raked over the coals the former wholly-owned workers were.

Yeah they were.. I feel bad for my former coworkers..



“Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, an
User currently offlineDL_Mech From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 1977 posts, RR: 9
Reply 20, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 11168 times:

Quoting KaiGywer (Reply 19):
Intra Europe would not count towards your travel days, as it only counts DL flights and anything intra Europe would be a ZED

Today Yes, but before ZED fares, DL had a FRA hub and tag on flights such as ATL-VIE-BUD and ATL-FRA-BOM.



This plane is built to withstand anything... except a bad pilot.
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