Staff Travel

I'm likely getting a job offer from a major European airline.
Even though the job would be a 9-5 office job, I would be getting the usual staff travel privileges (ZED, buddy passes, etc.), so it's pretty tempting.

How is non-rev travel nowadays?
I heard that it was pretty good until 2020, fantastic in 2021 but how is it going now that travel has come back to pre-2020 levels?
My place of work would be next to the main hub of my employer, two more major hub airports being 4 to 5 hours away by train in case of high loads.
Would you be able to pull off stunts like leaving on Friday and coming back on Monday morning?

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  1. 12 months ago
    Anonymous

    Pretty hard to tell in your situation without knowing the airline as non rev heavily relies on # of seats and frequency of flights. Big difference between a once/twice daily flight compared to a route that has 5+ flights between them. Weekends are mildly shit time to non rev because they tend to be unpredictable at best but manageable if you plan backups on ZED

    • 12 months ago
      Anonymous

      Its for delta

      • 12 months ago
        Anonymous

        When did Delta become European?

        • 12 months ago
          Anonymous

          they have a euro division. its an international company anon.

        • 12 months ago
          Anonymous

          Their customer service quality certainly rivals some European airlines.

    • 12 months ago
      Anonymous

      OP here, it's a company in the Lufthansa group (Austrian Airlines), workplace located near VIE with MUC being in train distance and FRA & ZRH (LH/LX hubs) also doable by train and having lots of busy daily flights.

  2. 12 months ago
    Anonymous

    Id like to stuff her in my overhead compartment if you know what I mean.

    • 12 months ago
      Anonymous

      you want her to peg you in the ass?

  3. 12 months ago
    Anonymous

    staff travel is pretty great. If I wanted a flight where I live to Melbourne (Australia) tommorrow it would cost me 615 dollarydoos. On staff travel it costs me 66 dollars. Good deal, especially since I only have to work as little as three hours a week as a casual worker. Take long "holidays" or leaves of absence as a casual worker and you grift some pretty great savings.

    • 12 months ago
      Anonymous

      Does this also apply to partner companies like catering or ground handling?
      If so then I'd look there for a part time job during uni.

    • 12 months ago
      Anonymous

      >I only have to work as little as three hours a week as a casual worker.
      Sounds nice, any seasonal restrictions?

  4. 12 months ago
    Anonymous

    Non-rev travel is still superior to all other travel options. Business class is ridiculously cheap. The important thing is to work for an airline that has good agreements with other airlines. Lufthansa group is great for this. Make a friend in the revenue management department and you’ll never have to worry about your flight being full ever again.

    • 12 months ago
      Anonymous

      They can block and allocate seats?

      • 12 months ago
        Anonymous

        Technically yes but they won’t do it for you. However they can with a fairly good accuracy tell you how many seats will be open in advance. Each flight has a forecast

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