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Pilots travelling for free on code-shared flights

Pilots travelling for free on code-shared flights

  1. Peter S

    Hello guys, I had one very quick question, a friend of mine is a pilot for UA and as usual he gets (I believe one) free plane ticket per year in J or F (unsure). He usually goes somewhere where UA themselves operate. However he told me that this year he is travelling to NBO via ZRH on F and operated by LX. When asking him whether he had to pay extra as he wasn’t in UA he said he didn’t as it was code-shared, do any of you know if this is true?

  2. No Name

    [USER=1939]@Peter S[/USER]

    Seems your friend is not the only UA pilot doing this.

  3. Peter S

    o_O wow

  4. Peter S

    But the thing is that it is on first class and specially Swiss, so given the fact that I thought it was extremely complicated to redeem miles on Swiss F then I thought there would also be some kind of regulation also in this specific situation

  5. David W

    It could be one of a few things (all speculation on my part)

    UA employment contract with seniority based perks
    UA and Star Alliance contracts pertaining to employee’s personal travel
    UA/AC/LH Group airlines JV contracts pertaining to employee’s personal travel

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