Flying Non-Rev or ID
Stand-By is really not as great as it may sound like!
For me, I just HATE it!!! Especially Flying Stand-By with Lufthansa is really a hassle!
I try to avoid flying LH
whenever possible, since ID
travel with US carriers is much nicer and more friendly!
I don´t like the way you´re treated when on Stand-By with LH
I will never understand why there is always that fight between flight crews and ground personell! My theory, it might be envy and resentment and obviously many of the LH
ground staff like the feeling of having power and authority over others, especially F/A´s flying Stand-By and especially in FRA
Never experienced such a impudent, outrageous and impertinent treatment on an American carrier!
But it´s not only ground staff, sometimes even the cabin crew is rude, which I think is really unbelievable, a shame and very inconsiderate and uncooperative!
And believe me, I´m the nicest person when it comes to airtravel no matter if stand-by or full fare, so there´s no reason for treating me like crap!
Plus Flying ID
or Stand-By, isn´t always the cheapest option in Germany, since we don´t get any free tickets, only ID90 and we pay a lot of taxes and other fees! Very German!!!!
So those damn and "expensive" ID
tickets are definetley not worth the hassle and annoyance!
Needless to say, that I don´t use it very often as I don´t really like it anyway!
I´m glad I don´t have to commute! I did 3 trips with LH
flying Stand-By in the last 6 years, all of which where not only disappointing but a pain in the neck!!!
Beside that the few stand-by trips I had on other carriers such as DL
I can only advise all stand-by flyers to really avoid LH
!!! Believe me, they really don´t appreciate your business and they don´t even try to hide that fact! All they care for is senators!!!
Better go DL
or any other US carrier, or in Europe BA
is an option!
I was totally surprised how friendly they were! Two thumbs up for BA
, definetley my choice if it comes to ID
travel here in Europe!
And due to the fact that LH
don´t likes me when I´m an ID90, I don´t like them and they won´t get my business when I´m travelling full fare!!!
I´ve never been on a full fare ticket with LH
in my entire life, and I definetley never, ever will!
Whenever full fare I fly and support those who treated me right as a stand-by!
This brought me SkyMiles Silver Medallion Elite status with DL
(an awesome airline) and lots of free upgrades
It bothered me for so long and I´m glad, I finally got a chance to let it all out!
It was about time!
Thanks Nick for bringing up the topic... lol!!!