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Old 5th May 2017, 14:03
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IAG Staff Travel

Rumour within Air Lingus that they will be following BA in a change to Staff Travel. Most likely change according to Rumour Control is that staff will lose Premium Cabin Seating. Unlikely to lose all ST as europeans need ST to commute and BA (at least) need European Speaking Cabin Crew.

Anybody heard this rumour?
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Old 5th May 2017, 14:27
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Nope. Not that I care.
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Old 5th May 2017, 14:48
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I have not heard that BA staff travel will be subject to a complete loss of premium cabin seating ....... and that seems to be the comparison that you are making?

In BA, certain staff travel tickets have a cabin eligibility code which implies a premium seat but that depends on:
1. Whether there are premium seats on the aircraft being used for the flight, and
2. Whether commercial passengers are already occupying any of those premium seats.

If there are no available premium seats, then a BA staff traveller can expect to be down the back in economy, or perhaps even on a jump seat. But no regular BA staff traveller can ever assume they will have a premium seat, even if their cabin eligibility code for the ticket implies it.

Is it the case now that Aer Lingus staff always get a premium seat when using staff travel? Your opening post is not at all clear!

Originally Posted by beerdrinker View Post
Unlikely to lose all ST as europeans need ST to commute and BA (at least) need European Speaking Cabin Crew.
"European Speaking", a language I am not familiar with ..... but where the EU is concerned, perhaps it is part of the longer term European Project?
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Old 5th May 2017, 17:49
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Aer Lingus off duty staff do not have automatic access to Premium cabin seating now so no change there then.
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Old 5th May 2017, 22:00
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Perhaps beerdrinker has had .......erm ........ a bit too much beer?
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Old 12th May 2017, 23:05
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To be honest the AL staff travel can't really get any worse so I hope that we end up with something akin to BA. At present it's ID90 only so you are way down the list, also being outside of One World kicks us pretty much into touch. Wouldn't mind seeing confirmed hotlines coming in as it's guaranteed revenue for the airline but nothing ever happens quick at work so I won't be holding my breath.
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