I believe DL
's travel benefits are among the best in the industry.
First of all, you get unlimited free domestic travel at the standard priority which is S3 under their system. You also get an allotment of six S2
priority a year which gets you ahead of the regular S3 non-revs. I use these when the flights are very full or I need to get on.
As for international travel, each employee gets 18 free transoceanic flight days (basically one-way international) each year. Travel to Canada, Mexico, and Central America counts as domestic travel but Europe, Asia, South America, and Hawaii are counted as transoceanic. International travel is free but any fees and taxes are your responsibility and usually payroll deducted.
Employees are allowed to ride in the F or C cabins if they meet the dress code which is basically business casual; no jeans, tennis shoes, t-shirts, etc. The dress code for coach is more relaxed which is a bonus for employees who travel with their kids or don't want to dress up for any reason.
If you meet the dress code, then you are seated in the forward cabin if seats are available. Otherwise you ride in coach or not at all if the flight is full. They clear employees depending on their standby priority and then their employment date. For example, they clear S2
's before S3's and then they are organized by hire date inside each priority. Basically seniority rules unless someone else uses a higher priority than yours. There are also penalties if you go over your allotment or of you sue an unauthorized priority.
I hope for others to share their companies procedures.
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