777ord
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Delta Global Services non-rev benefits questions

Sat Apr 23, 2011 8:57 pm

Hello all!

Well, I know this topic has been discussed, and the most recent I found, almost 3 years ago. So, see Delta Global Service Flight Benefits? (by SWASFLA Sep 19 2008 in Civil Aviation) for any info regarding past discussion on the matter.

In the time since that was posted, can anyone provide guidance on the LATEST non-rev benefit(s) for a DGS employee? I used to work for Eagle, and seniority doesn't count, check in time does. But, seeing S3C,B etc... just confuses me beyond belief. I'm used to D1,D2,D3.

I was offered a (second) job by a guy who works/manages DGS @ KSAN and I want the job bad, but I want to know the non-rev policies they currently have in place. Granted, my current employment will prevent me from truly using the benefits unless I use leave, but, nothing stops me from flying KSAN-KLAX on the weekend for the day etc...

Any insight is highly appreciated, thank you again.

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Delta Global Services non-rev benefits questions

Sat Apr 23, 2011 9:08 pm

Quoting 777ORD (Thread starter):

DGS rides SC3 on Delta mainline. To put things in perspective, S3 is active DL employees, their dependents/spouse, or travel companion. S3B are DL retirees, parents of active mainline employees, non-dependent children. It goes a little deeper than that when throwing in DCI employees but I won't confuse things.
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Delta Global Services non-rev benefits questions

Sat Apr 23, 2011 9:17 pm

The flight benefits with DGS aren't the greatest but they have got me nearly everywhere I have tried to nonrev into without trouble. DGS employees fly at S3C priority which falls behind:

Revs
B1 (paid standbys)
S1A (family emergency)
S1 (relocation)
S2 (DL employees choosing to use an S2)
S2B (Honor Roll)
S3 (DL employee standard priority)
S3B (Non-Dependants.)

Retirees, DL Connection employees and DGS all use S3C based on hire date. The only people that fly behind DGS/DL Conx are buddy pass riders and OAL employees.

Yeah, it's got me stuck a few times but what nonrev has never slept in an airport before?

Edit: Thought I had got the first post in....

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Delta Global Services non-rev benefits questions

Sat Apr 23, 2011 9:19 pm

Quoting rduoodl (Reply 2):
Revs
B1 (paid standbys)
S1A (family emergency)
S1 (relocation)
S2 (DL employees choosing to use an S2)
S2B (Honor Roll)
S3 (DL employee standard priority)
S3B (Non-Dependants.)

S3B is for DL retirees
 
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RE: Delta Global Services Non-rev Benefits Questions

Sun Apr 24, 2011 3:47 am

Ouch! Ok, Good stuff to know. I think I'll go ahead and take the offer just for the additional income, knowing things can/will change in teh future. They also service DL/Virgin America/ Alaskan. So it'll be interesting to see their operations, too!

Thanks again for all your help!!

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RE: Delta Global Services Non-rev Benefits Questions

Sun Apr 24, 2011 3:52 am

As a somewhat frequent Buddy Pass rider on DL (S4 priority but my sponsor has a very good DOH), I rarely ride in back and have visited some high-demand places at peak times. A little flexibility obviously goes a long way but S3C at DL is pretty good for international travel, in my experience.
 
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RE: Delta Global Services Non-rev Benefits Questions

Sat Sep 24, 2011 11:29 am

Pulling this thread up from the graveyard.

Is the info here still correct?

Do you get buddy passes?
Does family (for example: dad and brother) get travel? (The website says family, but it doesn't really clarify who qualifies)
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RE: Delta Global Services Non-rev Benefits Questions

Sat Sep 24, 2011 12:53 pm

Quoting rduoodl (Reply 2):
Yeah, it's got me stuck a few times but what nonrev has never slept in an airport before?

I didn't, and only had to get a hotel for the night once!
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RE: Delta Global Services Non-rev Benefits Questions

Mon Sep 26, 2011 11:42 am

Quoting jetmatt777 (Reply 6):

From my experience when I was working with them last year, no, you do not get buddy passes. Your parents (and step-parents if you have them) and 1 person of your choosing can be put on your benefits. However, they do not get unlimited travel, I believe it's 10 round trips a year.
 
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RE: Delta Global Services Non-rev Benefits Questions

Mon Sep 26, 2011 10:02 pm

S3C riders do not get buddy passes, at least we didnt when I was at my last employer. While I was there we were given three international travel days per year as well. Shortly after I left it was increased to six international travel days per year. S3C isnt the greatest but it beats the hell out of not having the travel bennies.
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RE: Delta Global Services Non-rev Benefits Questions

Sat Oct 08, 2011 4:48 pm

Quoting brains (Reply 9):
S3C riders do not get buddy passes, at least we didnt when I was at my last employer. While I was there we were given three international travel days per year as well. Shortly after I left it was increased to six international travel days per year. S3C isnt the greatest but it beats the hell out of not having the travel bennies.

I have to travel S3C and I get one travel companion, my parents fly under my benefits and I get 16 one way buddy passes
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RE: Delta Global Services Non-rev Benefits Questions

Mon Oct 10, 2011 12:24 pm

Quoting brains (Reply 9):
While I was there we were given three international travel days per year as well.

Three? What's the point of having an odd number?
 
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RE: Delta Global Services Non-rev Benefits Questions

Mon Oct 10, 2011 4:16 pm

Quoting simairlinenet (Reply 11):
Three? What's the point of having an odd number?

What would the point be of having an even number?
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RE: Delta Global Services Non-rev Benefits Questions

Mon Oct 10, 2011 10:20 pm

Quoting JRadier (Reply 12):
What would the point be of having an even number?

The ability to get back to work from your second trip.
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RE: Delta Global Services Non-rev Benefits Questions

Tue Oct 11, 2011 4:22 am

Quoting Katwspotter (Reply 10):
I have to travel S3C and I get one travel companion, my parents fly under my benefits and I get 16 one way buddy passes

You're lucky, who do you work for? With 9E (when I was there) we didn't.

Quoting simairlinenet (Reply 11):

Three? What's the point of having an odd number?

We never got a good explanation. From what I understand it has been changed to 6 days now.
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RE: Delta Global Services Non-rev Benefits Questions

Tue Oct 11, 2011 4:17 pm

Quoting Katwspotter (Reply 10):
I have to travel S3C and I get one travel companion, my parents fly under my benefits and I get 16 one way buddy passes

DGS still gets all that? Be thankful. That's miles better than every CP (and I believe XJ too) employee. Goes to show how raked over the coals the former wholly-owned workers were.
 
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RE: Delta Global Services Non-rev Benefits Questions

Tue Oct 11, 2011 6:37 pm

Quoting bobnwa (Reply 3):
S3B is for DL retirees

It is also for non-dependents, so he is correct same as you.
 
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RE: Delta Global Services Non-rev Benefits Questions

Tue Oct 11, 2011 6:39 pm

Quoting brains (Reply 14):
You're lucky, who do you work for? With 9E (when I was there) we didn't.
Quoting MSPNWA (Reply 15):
DGS still gets all that? Be thankful. That's miles better than every CP (and I believe XJ too) employee. Goes to show how raked over the coals the former wholly-owned workers were.

Before the merger, I worked for 9E but now, and I usually do not disclose this on, here but I work for Regional Elite. S3C's are still below mainline retirees who fly as S3B's which sucks but I live with it. I usually do not have problems getting on the flights I want to get on. My travel companion and I also get 6 S2's per year that are good on OH only but use to work on CP and XJ flights as well until CP was sold to AX and XJ was sold to 9E.
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RE: Delta Global Services Non-rev Benefits Questions

Wed Oct 12, 2011 1:27 am

Quoting simairlinenet (Reply 11):
What's the point of having an odd number?

The third day was added so someone could travel intra-Europe after a Transatlantic night flight. DL goes by local time of departure and not the 24 hour flight day.
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RE: Delta Global Services Non-rev Benefits Questions

Fri Oct 14, 2011 12:18 am

Quoting DL_Mech (Reply 18):
The third day was added so someone could travel intra-Europe after a Transatlantic night flight. DL goes by local time of departure and not the 24 hour flight day.

Intra Europe would not count towards your travel days, as it only counts DL flights and anything intra Europe would be a ZED

Quoting MSPNWA (Reply 15):
That's miles better than every CP (and I believe XJ too) employee. Goes to show how raked over the coals the former wholly-owned workers were.

Yeah they were.. I feel bad for my former coworkers..
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RE: Delta Global Services Non-rev Benefits Questions

Fri Oct 14, 2011 11:47 am

Quoting KaiGywer (Reply 19):
Intra Europe would not count towards your travel days, as it only counts DL flights and anything intra Europe would be a ZED

Today Yes, but before ZED fares, DL had a FRA hub and tag on flights such as ATL-VIE-BUD and ATL-FRA-BOM.
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