tritanic
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DL Has The Best Flight Benefits For Employees

Thu Jun 29, 2000 7:31 am

DELTA Airlines has just enhanced it's flight benefits for it's employees. Delta had already lead the industry in this category, but now has undoubtedly stormed above the entire industry. The following is a comparison chart of all major carriers. For those in the industry we realize that this is one of the most rewarding compensations amongst the majority of corporations world wide.

Y- coach class, C- business class, F- First class

Delta: Domestic flights- Unlimited Free Tavel
Transocianic- 18 free flight days
$75.00 service charge on 19th flight day
All standby's are eligible for First Class!!
Parents get 24 Domestic free flight days
and 18 free International flight days.
Each employee recieves 8 Family and Friends
Certificates (which are purchased at .03 cents
a mile) ex: 800 miles is $24.00. These certificat
es distributed at employees discretion.
Employee's flight day's are good for DL
commuters and code shares.

AA: Y-$.00578 per mile ($5.50 min) F- $.01837 per mile (16.50 min). Europe: Y-$50.00, C-$100, F-$200. Japan add $50.00 to the above. Employees with 25 years service are waived the service charge.

CO: RT charge: Domestic Y-$20.00..F/C-$70.00
Hawaii Y-$30.00....F/C-$130.00
Europe Y-$60.00....F/C-$200
Asia Y-$60.00.....F/C-$200
After 10 years of service no service charges for Y class.

NW: RT charge: Domestic Y-$20...F-$40
International Y-$107.00....C-$137....F-$197
Always service charges no matter how many years of service.

US: RT charge: Y-$20....F-$50.00 up to 1000 miles
and F-$80.00 beyond 1000 miles. International $150.00
Employees may also choose to pay an annual fee ranging from $55.00 up to $185.00 for several family members for coach travel. No unlimited travel for service years.

TWA: RT Charge: Under 15 years: Domestic Y-$20
International Y-$50.....F upgrades are an additional $20 domestic and $50.00 International.
With 15 years of service Y- is free but must pay for upgrades.

UA- Domestic- Y-$6.52+.004072 per mile
F/C- $11.00+.009898 per mile

Hawaii- Y-$10.44+.002596 per mile
F/C- $33.98+.005244 per mile

International- Y-$12.60+.004511 per mile
F/C- $30.10+.009721 per mile.
UA has certain incentive programs such as perfect attendance that grants free travel.

Well that's the break down of the majors. This is probably only of interest to those in the industry, but serves as a rare opurtunity to compare the industry flying benefits. I do find Delta way in the forefront with unlimited First class flying benefits which only requires a credit card like flight card!!!
 
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RE: DL Has The Best Flight Benefits For Employees

Thu Jun 29, 2000 7:38 am

i love it......thats why i chose to work for DELTA over any other airline. we have the best flight bebefits, the best health insurence and we are the highest paid in the industry........

GO DELTA!!!!!!!!!!

 
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RE: DL Has The Best Flight Benefits For Employees

Thu Jun 29, 2000 7:39 am

Is it just me or does this post seem to be an "advertisment" & the start of another world war for people who hate Delta (Not Me).
 
tritanic
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RE: DL Has The Best Flight Benefits For Employees

Thu Jun 29, 2000 7:45 am

Most of us within the industry are pretty much compensated the same amount. The industry is very competitive amongst carriers and are always enticing new ways to gain over the others. It's very interesting to see comparison charts on any stats, such as DOT, Fleet size and allocations, Profits, Revenue, Employee sizes, Union vs. Non union, and benefits.
 
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RE: DL Has The Best Flight Benefits For Employees

Thu Jun 29, 2000 7:46 am

As explained to me by American I personally can earn 12 roundtrip or 24 one way tickets per year for freinds and family.I pay the tax only for all of my travel within the continental 48 states.So Delta's does looks pretty nice good job on the info.
 
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RE: DL Has The Best Flight Benefits For Employees

Thu Jun 29, 2000 7:54 am

Doug, when I was reviewing the comparisons one thing left out was AA and UA Friends and Family pass info. I do have some UA friends that get an annual alotment of these as well. I believe UA is up there with your company as well. The comparison was done just for employees and immediate family, but believe me one reason for getting the word out on the new DL benefits is the other majors usually adjust or inhance theirs programs to remain competitive within the industry. I guarentee you you'll see one of the majors anti up this year!!
 
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RE: DL Has The Best Flight Benefits For Employees

Thu Jun 29, 2000 8:06 am

United has stopped the "Pride 9" program for perfect attendance as of last April, I believe. Pride 9 would have entitled employees to either:
-One r/t International ticket with ALL service charges waived (incl. airport tax, etc.)
-Two r/t Domestic passes with all service charges waived
-One US Savings Bond (I think it was $50?)

Let's hope that UA matches what DL offers!!

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RE: DL Has The Best Flight Benefits For Employees

Thu Jun 29, 2000 8:12 am

Thanx Titanic for the info it gives me something to look forward to once American steps up to the challenge.Just a little off the topic and if I am wrong in explaining this plz correct me.American has 3 classifications on boarding a flight,D1,D2,and D3.The D1's are the paying flying public no D2 nor D3 can get a seat until they are taken of.The D2's are next in line they are American Airline employees.D3's are freinds or relatives of American Airline employees.They can't get a seat until the D1's and D2's are situated.The pilots and flight attendants might get an exception.
 
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RE: DL Has The Best Flight Benefits For Employees

Thu Jun 29, 2000 8:19 am

On AAs passes a D1 is also a employee, It"s a one time a year only boarding priority for employees and a few selected family members. there are also many other pass classications for employees and paying passengers. Doug when you get access to a Sabre set I,ll give you the code so you can see all the diffrent priorities everybody has.
 
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RE: DL Has The Best Flight Benefits For Employees

Thu Jun 29, 2000 8:29 am

Appreciate it DFW-JETS
 
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RE: DL Has The Best Flight Benefits For Employees

Thu Jun 29, 2000 8:31 am

Doug, you're idea of D classifications are a little off. The revenue passengers do not have such a classification at all. Rather, these apply only to non-revenue travelers. The first of the non-rev travelers to board are those fly on "A" passes. Most A passes are for business travel, but personal emergency travel (for serious illness, hospitalization, or death) are A-9. These passes are available to a long list of relatives and apply when the emergency involves someone from another long list of relatives.

After the A passes, we get into the 3 main classifications for stand-bys, the D passes.

D-1 passes are available to the same people as D-2 passes, but offer a higher boarding priority (i.e. D-1s board before D-2s). These passes carry the same service charge as D-2s, but are available on only one round trip per year per eligible traveller.

D-2 passes are the standard passes used by employees, there spouses, and their dependent children. They offer unlimited travel throughout the American route system.

D-3 passes are the passes that employees can give to anybody else they want, including family members not eligible for D-2 (such as grandkids, nephews, aunts, etc.). These passes can also be given to friends. Employees are given a total of 24 o/w D-3s per year. D-3s have a lower boarding priority than D-2s.

Within each classification, there are also "through passengers" who are in the computer as "D-1T", "D2-T", or "D-3T". Passengers who are in the middle of their trip are listed as through and have boarding priority over passengers who are just beginning their trips. For example, when I fly SAN-ORD-IND for school, I have boarding priority in Chicago over other D-2s who are starting their trip at O'Hare.

When all of this is put together, this is what the personal travel boarding priority looks like for American:

A-9 -> D-1T -> D-1 -> D-2T -> D-2 -> D-3T -> D-3
Among the travellers in any given classification, boarding passes are issued on a first-come, first-served basis based on initial check-in time.

 
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RE: DL Has The Best Flight Benefits For Employees

Thu Jun 29, 2000 8:34 am

I must have had this window open for a while before replying... you got both of those posts in before I posted!
 
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RE: DL Has The Best Flight Benefits For Employees

Thu Jun 29, 2000 8:41 am

I have a lot to learn
 
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...

Thu Jun 29, 2000 8:42 am

Delta's Brochure in PDF format... I meant to post it yesterday, but didn't have time. Comparisons to the other airlines is on the last page.



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RE: DL Has The Best Flight Benefits For Employees

Thu Jun 29, 2000 9:07 am

I have non-revved on pretty much every major US carrier and my honest opinion is that while DL may offer the best benefits on paper, the best non-rev service is provided by CO. This is a totally unbiased view, as my non-rev benefits come through my dad who works for a foreign carrier.

I have had my share of upgrades on every airline, and I will be the first to admit that DL is more likely to upgrade you on a non-rev ticket than the others, but in the event that something goes wrong (which happens as often as not with non-revs), DL is not particularly helpful. On the other hand, I have lost count of the number of times that a CO agent has actually SUGGESTED reroutes for me when flights were xld or sold out.

As a result, I would much rather non-rev on CO with an extra connection than non-rev on a DL non-stop out of ATL. It has even affected my choice of airline that I pay to fly, and I will be making Elite on NW/CO this year.
"The A340-300 may boast a long range, but the A340 is underpowered" -- Robert Milton, CEO - Air Canada
 
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RE: DL Has The Best Flight Benefits For Employees

Thu Jun 29, 2000 9:14 am

Does anyone know what are traditionally the hardest flights to get on stand by and the time of year excluding the obvious x-mas and thanxgiving?
 
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RE: DL Has The Best Flight Benefits For Employees

Thu Jun 29, 2000 9:17 am

B747 I completely respect your last post. I sometimes fret when my parents fly around the world. I can only do so much for them, and I depend completely on my fellow coworkers to guide them, especially when the flights are full or cancelled. I sometimes witness poor non rev service, but sometimes I witness some of the best internal customer service.
I must say this Delta is one of a very few who will upgrade other Airlines. Some carriers are astounished the fact that there own carrier won't upgrade them, but when the get to DL they find themselves in First Class.
 
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RE: DL Has The Best Flight Benefits For Employees

Thu Jun 29, 2000 9:18 am

Don't even dream about getting out of LGA to any hub on a Sunday evening.

Also, forget about going anywhere on January 2.
"The A340-300 may boast a long range, but the A340 is underpowered" -- Robert Milton, CEO - Air Canada
 
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RE: DL Has The Best Flight Benefits For Employees

Thu Jun 29, 2000 9:32 am

Also my recomendation to any airline employee out there. Do not atempt to non-rev for the next two days. You won't get there unless a storm hits your airport and the inbounds are delayed. Check out this number in ATL. DL has a capacity of approx 110,000 people to pass through in a day. Well on Fri there are 114,000 passing through. That's some heavy loads. You're right on about Sun nights, especially from LGA. I just make it a habbit anymore to fly on SUNDAY's. Lately thought the habbit has been not flying on WED,THU,FRI,SUN..........
 
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RE: DL Has The Best Flight Benefits For Employees

Thu Jun 29, 2000 1:49 pm

UAL does not have any "add ons" for so many cents a mile. the base fares are just that. Its either a flat 7.50 or 12.00 ANYWHERE. There are no other costs involved. So, in closeing, I think UAL has a better employee travel program

Brian UAL/BDL
 
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RE: DL Has The Best Flight Benefits For Employees

Thu Jun 29, 2000 1:54 pm

UA does not have a bad one, but remember DL is FREE!!!
 
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RE: DL Has The Best Flight Benefits For Employees

Thu Jun 29, 2000 6:23 pm

Actually, I do think that UA has those add ons to the base fare. Flying one way SFO-HNL was $35.XX in First Class--a far cry from $12!

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