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United Pass Travel Now Free

Tue Oct 03, 2000 2:16 am

Today United announced to its employees that all pass travel by employees and their dependants will be free of service charges effective October 15. This includes First Class service as well as International flights. This is one way United is rewarding its employees for the hard times we have been enduring.
 
mdsmith11
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RE: United Pass Travel Now Free

Tue Oct 03, 2000 2:21 am

Correct but we will have to pay the same service charge before ONLY if we are occupying First Class on a 3-cabin A/C during an international flight only.

Yes, that is very good new to us!

Mark from UAL @ MSY...thinkin about transferring
 
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RE: United Pass Travel Now Free

Tue Oct 03, 2000 2:47 am

why would they reward their pilots and mechanics when they are the ones who have created all the problems?
 
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RE: United Pass Travel Now Free

Tue Oct 03, 2000 7:46 am

I see United is following AA's lead. AA implemented this program yesterday (Oct. 1st).
We are the people of American Airlines. And we know why you fly.
 
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RE: United Pass Travel Now Free

Tue Oct 03, 2000 7:57 am

Delta has had free domestic (anything that is not over an ocean) since July 2000. Each employee has 18 free transoceanic flight days per employment year.

Employees also have 6 flight days they can travel at a higer level of standby. More high priority days are obtained mainly from customer compliments.

Delta Agent  
 
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RE: Ual Bagmasher

Tue Oct 03, 2000 8:01 am

Hey there,

I was just wondering, you can order your ticket off the web using your free passes, right? If you book your free flight early enough, you can choose your seat just like anyone, right?

Thanks,

B744
 
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RE: Ual Bagmasher

Tue Oct 03, 2000 8:06 am

I don't think employees can book like a normal person.
I think they just list themselves on a flight over the phone, not through the internet.
 
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RE: United Pass Travel Now Free

Tue Oct 03, 2000 8:44 am

That is right.

Employees of United call this phone number to look to see how full/empty a flight is.
I wacthed my dad do it many times. At work my dad has someone do it for him to see how full a flight is. You airlines empolyees know this so I will shut up.


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SQA340


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RE: United Pass Travel Now Free

Tue Oct 03, 2000 12:16 pm

I'm soooo glad. It's about time.
 
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RE: United Pass Travel Now Free

Tue Oct 03, 2000 1:36 pm

At United, we can list one of three ways. We can call an automated listing service, which is voice activated. I dont care for it. It's too time consuming. Another way we can list is over "Skynet", our employee Intranet which we can access from home. It shows us all the load information, including how many S/A's are listed in each class. Finally, my personal favorite, we can list through Apollo at any Apollo terminal. Many people tend to shy away from this choice since you have to know command lines...kind of like DOS used to be 
 
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RE: United Pass Travel Now Free

Tue Oct 03, 2000 1:42 pm

Hey, I guess Its more afordable for me to fly weekly, like I do! Well, I fly most of the time this year on SkyWest, so its not free. Does anyone know if the express carriers will allow the free flight for employees? Just wondering.

Hey, I've got an idea... Lets fly U N I T E D    

 
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RE: United Pass Travel Now Free

Tue Oct 03, 2000 1:50 pm

United Express is offering United employees free flights, but still using the BP-9 level.

United, inturn, offers United Express employees free flights, also using the BP-9 level.

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RE: United Pass Travel Now Free

Tue Oct 03, 2000 2:28 pm

             
I commute to SMF weekly from SFO, and I'm really creating ahudge bill!   I'm so glad about the free fares!
 
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RE: United Pass Travel Now Free

Tue Oct 03, 2000 3:06 pm

Now if it only went into effect immediatly. I am flying ORD-DTW tomarrow just to get on a DC10, ship 3135. It may be my last D10 flight  I am coming right back on the same aircraft w/ a one hour layover.
 
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RE: United Pass Travel Now Free

Wed Oct 04, 2000 1:14 am

Does this affect "buddy passes"? Are they now free or do you still pay a per mile charge for them (with the rate being determined by the distince of the flight)?
Jeff Hester
 
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RE: United Pass Travel Now Free

Wed Oct 04, 2000 1:20 am

FLYUAL:

Buddy Pass rates will remain the same, AFAIK.
 
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RE: United Pass Travel Now Free

Wed Oct 04, 2000 2:08 am

Now I can justify flying UA001 around the world when it begins next year. It won't cost a whole lot in Business!
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RE: United Pass Travel Now Free

Wed Oct 04, 2000 4:41 am

Well my DC10 flight got downgraded to a 757 today. They used the DC10 for the LAS flight,because the LAS aircraft had a mechanical. They stuck a 757 on the DTW flight. Needless to say, I cancelled my listing and came home.
 
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RE: United Pass Travel Now Free

Wed Oct 04, 2000 5:20 am

I hate when they do that!! Was there room on the -10 to do a ORD-LAS-ORD quick trip?
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RE: United Pass Travel Now Free

Wed Oct 04, 2000 5:32 am

We were obviously talking about this news at LHR today and lots of employees were wondering if this means a lot more will travel?
I guess for you guys in the USA it may not make too much difference as service charges for domestic trips are low, but for us in London we will only have to pay taxes now to get to the US, approx $40-45, instead of the usual charges.