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Change to EK staff travel

Old 27th Jan 2014, 08:45
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Cat A fares remain UNCHANGED, which is unfortunately the only category we can afford. Thanks for nothing....
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Old 27th Jan 2014, 12:13
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1629: They met somewhere in the middle after the feedback.

And you know this how exactly? My sources tell me Mr President was away last week....
I guess my sources get out the lift on a higher floor than yours 7B.
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Old 27th Jan 2014, 12:36
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Sources...

Crag,

Unless you know someone on 10th, then I doubt it. And that's my last comment on the subject.

7B
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Old 28th Jan 2014, 11:04
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Check your inbox, some changes made....
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Old 28th Jan 2014, 12:41
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Changes to the sub contingent which is nice to see, but the rest of us...

This paragraph is very telling -"At times, market fares may be lower than Staff Travel due to short term promotional initiatives. Other airlines might offer lower fares but have a weaker product, smaller network and often charge for extras like baggage and food."

We are talking about STAFF TRAVEL, are we not?? What on earth does other airlines rates and product have to do with our STAFF travel? Silly me, I thought it was a cost neutral essential benefit as an expat and not another source of revenue.
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Old 28th Jan 2014, 14:24
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At least we know what the company thinks the inflation rate is. All they need to do is increase wages by the same rate as the CAT A cost increase and we'll all be happy
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Old 28th Jan 2014, 19:08
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Funny isn't it.

The Co. wants us to save them money on CDAs, S/eng taxi, cruise mgt, discretion, APU use...and the reward:

0.5% increase in two years and 20% increase in Cat 'A's

What am I missing here ?

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Old 28th Jan 2014, 19:27
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Fliion. At least we now know the reason for all those poor crew turn outs downroute.... Ugly FO's.
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Old 29th Jan 2014, 04:51
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I have to say , even when I am not 100% happy, the Special Ticket fares are very different now.

1,700usd instead on 9,000usd for a LAX-DXB-LAX on Buisiness Class or 780usd instead on 1,300usd in Economy its a good disscount from the full fare, at least my friends are not laughing in my face now.
Last week it was like triple of this

I agree regarding the increment on cat A.
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Old 29th Jan 2014, 05:55
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1,700usd instead on 9,000usd for a LAX-DXB-LAX on Buisiness Class or 780usd instead on 1,300usd in Economy its a good disscount from the full fare, at least my friends are not laughing in my face now.
Will we really be able to buy these tickets for our friends? Or will they be the same as the ID50s and SRC Firms that in reality can only be booked on flights that we would get on with Standby ID90 anyway. Even if these 'Firm' tickets can be bought the company has already reminded us about who will be bumped off first if the flight becomes overbooked. Expect frantic calls in the middle of the night from 'friends' stuck down route.

And if the tickets are really available I would sooner have a better chance of getting home on an ID90 knowing that the aircraft wasn't being filled up with dizzy GR2s wide social circle on firm bookings.

In fact this benefit is no benefit to the staff who just want to get themselves and their families home and back.
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Old 29th Jan 2014, 08:37
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Cat A tickets remain up by 30%, the only tickets the majority of us use, Rentals up 50% in a year, Salary increase 0.5%.
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Old 29th Jan 2014, 09:54
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Keep looking.
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Old 29th Jan 2014, 15:59
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Oh I don't know about that, some flight deck crew actually have a few friends, strange but true...
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Old 29th Jan 2014, 16:39
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Originally Posted by whossorrynow
Even if these 'Firm' tickets can be bought the company has already reminded us about who will be bumped off first if the flight becomes overbooked. Expect frantic calls in the middle of the night from 'friends' stuck down route.
You can get bumped off with a full fare commercial ticket. The advantage of 'Firm' and 'Special' tickets is that (as with commercial tickets) you become the problem of the airline if you are offloaded.
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Old 29th Jan 2014, 17:11
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Oh I don't know about that, some flight deck crew actually have a few friends, strange but true...
If my chances of using staff travel benefits have been knocked back by a revenue generating 'enhancement' disguised as a philanthropic gesture, and they have, then nobody is getting onboard using my staff number. Staff travel is already a victim of this airlines success, it should not be made harder for EK staff to get about the network but this policy will do just that.

Even TCAS had to bag a jump seat out of the UK recently, we can't do that.
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