|Quoting bobnwa (Reply 56):|
Quoting northwestEWR (Reply 7):
At Delta, the senior managers/VPs/COO/CEO fly on standby for personal travel like everyone else.
That is true. however many of the pro union people would not agree.
I am definitely not pro Union!!! But I must disagree because I have first experience. I know managers that travel PS
F for personal travel and have even taken vacation with one once. So I am not guessing, I know this to be a fact.
Now it might involve some funky booking process like below (I have no idea how it get books)...
|Quoting TWAL1011 (Reply 59):|
Unlimited positive space first class for exec and dependents, highest status of FQTV program, membership for exec and spouse in Admirals Club. This is all booked to a UATP cards as a full fare ticket so that appears as full fare booking in system and bypasses the PS/NRSA listing process. In the background, the associated revenue is reversed so it processes as a ZERO fare ticket in the revenue accounting system and the exec is taxed on the fair value of the ticket for IRS purposes. However, they are provided a further allowance to reimburse them for their tax liability.
Sounds very logical.
Even if you don't work for an airline a lot execs at Fortune 500 companies have personal travel allowances as part of their compensation package, so it only makes since that an airline exec would have it.
|Quoting northwestEWR (Reply 62):|
I've always heard this but I haven't witnessed it myself. It says a lot when a millionaire CEO sits in the back on his own planes.
I've never witnessed it either, but I've heard enough stories from credible sources to know it is true. It definitely says a lot. Even if he didn't want to travel up front for free, he could certainly afford to pay for it himself, but he actually prefers to fly in the back and talk to passengers.
What I want to know is if he does this for international as well or just domestic? I assume it is just domestic because I can't imagine him being able to function in a meeting after a 10 flight in economy, but if he does travel economy for international as well... WOW!