Just found this forum through Google search regarding the Amex Delta Platinum(w/Companion Ticket. My Mom wants to meet her grandson) that I'm interested in, and then I come across buddy passes.
This is probably a little bit of a different story. But, to make a long story short. My four-year-old son lives in Chico, CA & I live in Louisville, KY. Basically his Mom left while she was pregnant & moved to California(we were not married) and I have been fighting tooth and nail to be in his life. Lawyer fees, working OT to pay for tickets/hotel/rental car. The court did rule her as the move-away parent so she does have to reimburse 50% of air travel, but she has been getting away with not paying me back.
How are buddy passes obtained? Do you have to know someone that works at Delta?
Also, if you have any other tips on how to cut on airfare I'm all ears.
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.)
My sincere apologies.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.