CopySouthwest: Gatwick Express offers us a 70% discount. I have never actually taken it but it's been posted on our employee website.
SeaMeFly: I do agree with your statement in seeing people have some ridiculous statements and comments to try and get discounts for being an airline employee. But I do not believe that this is such an out of the ordinary question. For example: Working for Continental I can receive discounts on any GM
, Ford, and Toyota vehicles. Now I would like for any of you to show me how we have any affiliation with all three motor vehicle companies? The only affiliation I see is with Ford because we use their vehicles on the airport. But the other 2 companies I see no relationship. Or another discount is cellular phone companies. We receive a discount on almost every cell phone company accept Verizon. Now why would we get discounts on cell phone companies that we have no "affiliation" with.
Now being that I have shown you 2 different examples on where we receive discounts with no "affiliation", please explain to me how my question wasn't a "common sense" question. Or how I didn't "try to think before I spoke".
Stefandotde: Thanks for clearing up that Eurail is an alliance of different train companies. I was under the impression that "Eurail" was sort of like Amtrak. I was asking this question because I wanted to learn about the rail systems in Europe before I travel there this summer. So I appreciate you clearing that up for me.
But I don't know who your quoting when you say: "It's not a "shame" to ask for airliners reduction - but it's also not a "shame" to deny" because I don't ever recall saying that I was ashamed to ask anything at all. And if you read what I wrote above with the 2 examples in where we get discounts with no affiliations then you can understand why I asked this question. It has nothing to do with shame, but everything to do with curiosity. I do agree that we receive discounts because the airline is either working with them or in the future want to work with them, but in several of these examples there has been nothing to really support that.
Amtrakguy: Your absolutely right it would be nice for you to receive a discount on the airlines you give discounts to.