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Continental Non-rev Question

Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2007 9:18 am
by miafll
Will CO upgrade other airline non-rev employees on flights to/from Europe (similar to what DL does)?
If so is there a dress code (i.e no jeans etc.)?

Thanks

RE: Continental Non-rev Question

Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2007 10:23 am
by socalfive
It's my understanding the only way to non-rev Int'l flights on CO is by flying WITH a CO employee. At least that's what my CO employee friend always tells me. Also, it's my understanding there is NO upgrades whatsoever and REGARDLESS of where you sit you should always dress nice, no jeans, no T-shirts, no tennis shoes. You non-rev, you represent the employee AND the airline.

RE: Continental Non-rev Question

Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2007 11:25 am
by jetdeltamsy
Quoting Socalfive (Reply 1):
you should always dress nice, no jeans, no T-shirts, no tennis shoes.

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Depends on the airline. i understand Delta has virtually eliminated a dress code for non-rev passengers. As long as it's clean and not offensive, it's OK.

I kind of agree with you though. It's a perk whose value should be recognized. While I don't agree that we are necessarily reprsenting our company (as we are as anonymous as the person sitting next to us), I do agree we should look well groomed and dressed.

RE: Continental Non-rev Question

Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2007 11:33 am
by HPAEAA
Quoting Miafll (Thread starter):
Will CO upgrade other airline non-rev employees on flights to/from Europe (similar to what DL does)?
If so is there a dress code (i.e no jeans etc.)?

I dunno... I used to fly the domestically and they upgraded me all the time... dunno about the INTL... Falcon? can you shed some light on the question?

RE: Continental Non-rev Question

Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2007 11:39 am
by doug_or
Quoting Socalfive (Reply 1):
It's my understanding the only way to non-rev Int'l flights on CO is by flying WITH a CO employee.

Nope. Any airline that has an agreement with CO can use ZED fares. I did it last march EWR-LIS.

RE: Continental Non-rev Question

Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2007 11:40 am
by EWRCabincrew
It depends on the station.

For B/F non-rev attire - No jeans, no denim. Collared shirt, nice trousers (khakis and the like). Nice shoes. Business casual, essentially. No shorts, tank tops, cut offs.

RE: Continental Non-rev Question

Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2007 12:49 pm
by UncleBuck
on intl flights, if u get a cool crew, they might upgrade non-revs regardless of airline.

RE: Continental Non-rev Question

Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2007 1:03 pm
by jetdeltamsy
Quoting Socalfive (Reply 1):
It's my understanding the only way to non-rev Int'l flights on CO is by flying WITH a CO employee. At least that's what my CO employee friend always tells me
Either you're mistaken or your "friend" isn't telling you the truth.

Continental is a ZED carrier. Any participating (other ZED) airline employee, their spouse, domestic partner, dependent children and parents can non-rev on Continental.

ZED isn't absolutely free. It's based on mileage, but is very inexpensive. From Chicago, it's like $50 to the West Coast. $75 to/from Europe (plus all taxes..the UK is a killer on departure taxes).

[Edited 2007-09-25 06:06:08]

RE: Continental Non-rev Question

Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2007 10:39 pm
by ADXMatt
ZED Fares are for COACH travel....

No OAL in Business First unless travelig with a CO employee.

Nice Jeans and sneakers are OK for coach class. I'm old school and always dress at least business casual.

Pass Travel Attire
First/BusinessFirst Class
Men
Dress shirts, collared polo style shirts
Slacks/pants (except jeans).
Dress shoes and socks.
Coats and ties are not required.
Denim attire is unacceptable.

Women
Suits, dresses, pantsuits
Skirts or slacks/pants with blouse, sweater or jacket
Dress shoes (including dress sandals). Hosiery not required.
Denim attire is unacceptable.

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Economy/Coach Class
Men
In addition to the items listed for First/BusinessFirst;
Casual collared shirts, sweaters and jeans.
Casual shoes (including athletic and deck shoes) and socks.
Denim attire is acceptable.

Women
In addition to items listed for First/BusinessFirst;
Jeans and other denim attire.
Casual shoes (including athletic and deck shoes).
Children (under age 12)
Clothing suitable for travel, including jeans and shorts.
Children (under age 12)
Clothing suitable for travel, including jeans and shorts.


Unacceptable Attire:
Tee shirts, sweatshirts, spaghetti strap tops, tank tops and any attire that reveals midriff.
Mini Skirts, shorts, sweatpants, jogging suits.
Tank top style dresses and Spaghetti strap style dresses.
Form-fitting lycra/spandex tops, pants and dresses.
Beach-type rubber flip flop sandals.