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Old 19th Jan 2014, 03:20
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Change to EK staff travel

From today, Cat C Wider Eligibility tickets have become Special tickets. You can book 15 Special tickets in a year January to December for your friends, for yourself, and for any of your family members.

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Old 19th Jan 2014, 04:01
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Wow.

Anyways, I'm still hoping for a big announcement of the possibility to get J tickets for cabin crew. Why is it that hard?!? Maybe it's part 2 of the announcement?
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Old 19th Jan 2014, 04:09
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That will be announced right after it's announced F/o's can travel in Business and Captains in First with their young kids.
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Old 19th Jan 2014, 04:45
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Kids are kids and not allowed in premium cabins. Period. But I think as an employee I should be allowed to at least BUY discounted J tickets. I'm not asking for anything free.
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Old 19th Jan 2014, 04:58
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My kids are allowed in the J cabin, firm space, because I have four stripes on my shoulder.

FOs kids can't even be upgraded to J, because clearly, being the offspring of someone with three stripes, they aren't as well behaved

(ETA- I know I have to spell this out for some here- the "Rolleyes" indicates SARCASM )
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Old 19th Jan 2014, 05:32
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It appears that the new ST fares aren't exactly the absolute best fares in the world...
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Old 19th Jan 2014, 05:41
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Change to EK staff travel

I did a test run on the fares. The new special tickets were more expensive than a regular ticket off emirates.com
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Old 19th Jan 2014, 06:03
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Wizofoz My kids are allowed in the J cabin, firm space, because I have four stripes on my shoulder.

FOs kids can't even be upgraded to J, because clearly, being the offspring of someone with three stripes, they aren't as well behaved

(ETA- I know I have to spell this out for some here- the "Rolleyes" indicates SARCASM )
There is always a hint of truth in sarcasm.
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Old 19th Jan 2014, 06:06
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We've potentially just 'lost' Cat C WE fares.

A fare online for a particular sector is 10% LESS than an equivalent 'Special' fare, not that the special fare was available anyway.

J class or Y, fares about the same.

No doubt there will be sectors where it will be a 'benefit', just nowhere that my friends/family would like to travel.

On the bright side, it's good yield management that could equate to a bumper profit share.
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Old 19th Jan 2014, 06:14
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New Fares

These 'Special' fares are just that for EK; vastly more expensive than can be found on the www.

Other fares have also gone up as of today, so thanks EK for asking us to hold back for applying for tickets until the announcement.

I await further good news ...........
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Old 19th Jan 2014, 06:14
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Ah, I recognize that last line as sarcasm. In both of the above posts.
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Old 19th Jan 2014, 06:17
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Hate to say I told you so but it was pretty likely this was just giving with one hand behind the back...

I agree it's a joke that CC cannot even buy a discounted J fare when staff of other companies can and do.... Getting to the point that staff "travel" is a useless perk coz you can never get on if you are from certain places....
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Have the Cat C WE prices risen as a result of this announcement?
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Old 19th Jan 2014, 07:10
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New Fares

Maybe we should ask that they revoke this 'improvement' to staff travel, as all that appears to have happened is for basic fares to have increased - and as I said earlier, it's pretty poor that it was suggested we wait to apply for tickets until the announcement. Just more taken away.
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Old 19th Jan 2014, 09:05
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So glad I waited to buy my ticket until they posted the big announcement...now I can pay 255 Dhs more for the exact same ticket. Please do us all a HUGE favor EK and rescind these wonderful new fares!
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Old 19th Jan 2014, 09:08
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hahahahaha thanks very much

what a great opportunity to raise the prices of all tickets and cloak it in the fanfare of "expanded staff travel benefits"

Here is a piece of shit, with a nice red ribbon around it.
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Old 19th Jan 2014, 09:27
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Change to EK staff travel

Cat A up by 30% in some cases
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Old 19th Jan 2014, 09:47
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Is EK the only airline that charges its employees more than just taxes to fly standby?
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Old 19th Jan 2014, 10:28
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Nope. Lots do. Sadly it's the way it is. Really really pissed off though that they are charging us more on the other stuff. Before I send futile email, can we have some exact examples.
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Have a wee look at Groupworld community section, some truly upset staff on there. EK management, what special Shisha are you smoking Habibis!

On a typical sector that I use every 2--3 months, fares have increased on a CAT A, by 20+%. I thinks its time to say stuff EK Standby fares and all the hassle that ensues and get a Full Fare other Airline, confirmed ticket, for less money!
As for the fares for friends and families, no thanks, ID 90 would have been better!

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