Buddy Pass / Companion Ticket

Discussion in 'Delta Air Lines' started by Lampmanjosh, Sep 23, 2017.

  1. Lampmanjosh

    Lampmanjosh Newbie

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2017
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0
    #1 Lampmanjosh, Sep 23, 2017
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2017
    Please delete this thread. A member thinks this personal situation I'm going through is funny & I don't think it's funny at all.

    I've been through a lot to be apart of my son's life. And I'm simply looking for cheaper ways to travel the 2,000 miles to see him.
     
    • Funny Funny x 1
  2. xUT

    xUT Veteran

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2009
    Messages:
    7,104
    Likes Received:
    3,776
    Thanks for the laugh...:confused:
     
  3. Lampmanjosh

    Lampmanjosh Newbie

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2017
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0
    Why is that funny?
     
  4. jimntx

    jimntx Veteran

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2003
    Messages:
    10,546
    Likes Received:
    3,240
    No airline employee (who is sane) would ever give a buddy pass to anyone they do not know. As an employee I am personally responsible for the behavior of anyone traveling on a buddy pass I have given to them. And, to sell a buddy pass to someone is a termination offense at most airlines.
     
  5. Lampmanjosh

    Lampmanjosh Newbie

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2017
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thank you for your response.

    This is all the previous poster had to say as I was unaware of what exactly it was.
     
  6. jimntx

    jimntx Veteran

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2003
    Messages:
    10,546
    Likes Received:
    3,240
    #6 jimntx, Sep 25, 2017
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2017
    Your best bet is to look into the ultra-low cost (ULCC) airlines, such as Spirit and Allegiant. The travel experience may not be the best, but it would be cheaper. Also, watch for those ads that say things like "Fly to LA for $79!" These are travel wholesalers who buy last minute empty seats from the airlines. If you can travel on a moment's notice, these could be a solution for you.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  7. Lampmanjosh

    Lampmanjosh Newbie

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2017
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0
    @jimntx

    As an airline employee do you get free airline flights?

    I work full time at Managed Service Provider as a Cisco Engineer (work from home, so I can travel) , but might consider a part time job at an airline if that is a perk.
     
  8. Lampmanjosh

    Lampmanjosh Newbie

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2017
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0
  9. jimntx

    jimntx Veteran

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2003
    Messages:
    10,546
    Likes Received:
    3,240
    Yes, I get free airline flights as an employee, but that is referred to as NRSA--Non-Revenue Space Available. Space Available is the operative phrase here. If a revenue passenger walks up at the last minute and takes the last available seat, I do not get on the flight. (Well, I do. I get to sit in a flight attendant jumpseat if there's an empty one, but as a flight attendant, I'm a special case.)

    I am not familiar with the availability of part-time employment with the airlines. Most of those jobs (such as gate agent at smaller airports with few flights) were eliminated after 9/11, and are now performed by employees of contract companies. Contract employees do not get travel privileges on the airlines they work for.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  10. Lampmanjosh

    Lampmanjosh Newbie

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2017
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thank you for that info. I might look into IT jobs at an airline. That may be able to help me.

    Again, I appreciate the help!
     
  11. jimntx

    jimntx Veteran

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2003
    Messages:
    10,546
    Likes Received:
    3,240
    Just FYI then, don't waste your time trying to interview with Sabre. American sold Sabre to an outside company several years ago. And, it shows. When I started in the IT field in 1979, American Airlines Sabre was the gold standard for corporate data processing. Not anymore.
     
  12. xUT

    xUT Veteran

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2009
    Messages:
    7,104
    Likes Received:
    3,776
    My sincere apologies.
    We get so many trolls here that I can be insensitive at times.
    JimInTexas has given you very good advice.
    I don't know about Delta, but United outsources most all of their IT work, along with much everything else.
    The 'airline job' of old is now a myth.
    I have been jaded by the 'good old days' that will never come back.
    I, personally, hate flying today and would rather drive if I have the time.
    I sat in the middle row seat, economy, of a 777 (seat E of a 2x5x2 config,) overseas a few times, I hated it and I was flying on company business.
    Good Luck to you, but I would weigh the costs of a cheap seat before changing my career looking for the 'elusive' cheap flights (which are company policy that can be changed/terminated at any time).

    Regards,
    xUT
     
  13. NewHampshire Black Bears

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2002
    Messages:
    8,581
    Likes Received:
    650
    #13 NewHampshire Black Bears, Oct 7, 2017
    Last edited: Oct 7, 2017
    Since you live in SDF, thats a plus. Example. Check out DGS. Thats Delta Global Services. They pay (most recently) $12 a hour. No bennies, except for free flying on DL.

    Go to deltaglobalaviation.com. They hire frequently in CVG, AND there was " A " job posted in SDF.
     
  14. Kev3188

    Kev3188 Veteran

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2003
    Messages:
    17,437
    Likes Received:
    9,296
    Getting to Chico is no easy feat; there's no commercial service, and the closest airports that have it are (I think?) Sacramento and Redding.
     
  15. 737823

    737823 Veteran

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2010
    Messages:
    6,612
    Likes Received:
    3,315
    Archie now that RA is running Amtrak maybe DGS will come and take Union jobs at South Station, Back Bay Station, Route 128 as a pilot with the ok from Gov Baker. The Amtrak unions are social fraternities compared to your counterparts in Germany, Japan or the U.K. where they can shut everything down and enjoy rich CBAs and job protection Amtrak unions can only dream of!

    Josh
     

Share This Page