|Quoting BAfan (Thread starter):|
Do any airlines offer totally free travel to their cabin crew staff???
I think a good few years ago Virgin Atlantic crew could get 7 free sectors, being 7 meant that either a flight out or return could be "worked", I think it was quite clever, plus friends and family could be given free flights (though of course it comes out of the crewmember's allowance). I don't know the intricacies of how it works and if it still continues though.
As for the other airlines, a previous carrier I worked for had an agreement with all of the above (minus Ryanair) for discounted travel, it was years ago and unfortunatly I can no longer remember the specifics however a lot of airlines have agreements with other carriers for discounted travel, even the worst of great rivals.
The same carrier used to do a great deal on staff holidays (though I believe that was wiped out after the merger with tui), basically you ring up 3 days before you are due to leave and name 4 places you want to go to, they will tell you anywhere that's available and if any are on your "list" they will let you know, the prices were insane like 5* hotel in the Maldives was around £50 per person, per night or a simple accommodation in spain was as little as £5 PPPN, making the actual flight costs really cheap. They did a few good ones on flight only where the flight price was in some cases 70%+ off and in the odd case only a few pounds more than taxes, just because it was booked within 3 days to departure.
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