JetboyTWA
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US Airways Employees: Question About Non-Revving

Sat May 29, 2004 7:23 pm

Hey there:

I am a new employee with US Airways, and I was able to list myself successfully for some flights for tomorrow evening. However, I have not received my US Travel ID/Company ID yet. Is it still possible for me to travel without it?

Like I've said, I'm in the Travel system now, I just wasn't sure if I needed the card to get onto the flights.

Thank you!
Ryan
 
JetboyTWA
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RE: US Airways Employees: Question About Non-Revving

Sat May 29, 2004 8:08 pm

I know it's very early in the morning here, but......anyone know?

-Ryan
 
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RE: US Airways Employees: Question About Non-Revving

Sat May 29, 2004 8:18 pm

Ok, I'll bite....What's Non-Revving?
 
JetboyTWA
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RE: US Airways Employees: Question About Non-Revving

Sat May 29, 2004 8:21 pm

Non-revving is traveling without paying for a ticket. This is a benefit offered by many airlines to their employees. You still have to fly stand-by, which means that you are only offered seats which are not being used by a paying passenger.

-Ryan
 
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RE: US Airways Employees: Question About Non-Revving

Sat May 29, 2004 8:28 pm

Thanks for the info  Smile

Is it limited to only the airline you work for, or can you fly on any company?
 
JetboyTWA
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RE: US Airways Employees: Question About Non-Revving

Sat May 29, 2004 8:31 pm

For me, it's just limited to US Airways. I believe other airlines may have arrangements with their partners for travel as well.

For example, Delta employees can also fly Air France as non-revenue passengers.....


Back to my original question.... Any fellow employees know if I can fly without my company ID / travel-pass? Will my photo ID suffice?

Thank you
Ryan
 
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RE: US Airways Employees: Question About Non-Revving

Sat May 29, 2004 9:39 pm

Internal company business is not something you should discuss on a public forum....just for future reference. In any event, get a travel authorization letter from your manager in the interim. Any gate or ticket counter agent can also verify whether or not you are an active employee, so for now, along with your photo ID (driver's license), that should suffice. And BTW, where and what will you be doing for US? Welcome and good luck!

[Edited 2004-05-29 14:48:43]
 
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RE: US Airways Employees: Question About Non-Revving

Sat May 29, 2004 11:05 pm

Hey I have another question about non-reving with US.

I used to work for Delta and if First Class was free, non-revs would be placed in First with no cost if it was open. With US it seems that is the last place you get seats for.

I was traveling from CHO to CO / KMCO), USA - Florida">MCO via CLT a few months back, the CO / KMCO), USA - Florida">MCO flight was oversold. We went to the FLL flight and they said they had 10 seats open... We relisted to go to FLL. Right before the scheduled departure the agent said, "Do you have upgrade coupons?" Totally oblivious to what this was I responded, "um no... what's an upgrade coupon?" The agent got snippy, and replied back, "Well all I have is first class open, I'm sorry." Realizing what she meant by this, my jaw dropped. I said to her, "So, you'd rather let the last FLL plane of the night go with empty seats, rather than put non-revs who need to get home in those seats? You'd rather us end up having to spend the night in the CLT airport?" and she responded back, "Um, that's not really my problem."

Astonished, My partner and I ran to the MIA gate with hopes of maybe getting onto that flight. The agent there said to hurry, we would get the last two seats! As we boarded, he said, "Take any two seats that are not in first..." Granted a free seat is a free seat to me. Yet there were a whole bunch of seats in first and three seats in coach. Sheesh!

When I worked the gate, if first was open I always tried to make sure to offer it to non-revs or little old ladys that couldn't walk well. They know how to act, they know the how it all works.

Is US the only airline that doesn't give out First? I know DL, UA, FL, NK, NW and CO have always offered it to me or anyone I've flown with. I asked a friend that used to work there and he said he thought that now the gate agents are being audited. Is there truth to this?

I'm kind of curious, anyone know?

Smiles,
-Philzy
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