Flying standby can be a great way to save money on airfare, but it can also have its stressful moments. Cue the flashbacks of spending 3 days trying to get to Japan. We’ve been navigating the standby life for over eight years, often with three young kids in tow. And through all the highs and […]
If you have a friend or family member who works for an airline, you may have heard about buddy passes. Or maybe you’re the airline employee and you’re a little unsure about using them. They allow non-employees to fly at a discounted rate, but it’s not always rainbows and happy smiles. Before you decide to
Joining an airline means opening yourself up to a whole new world of travel opportunities. And for a lot of people, the discounts for airlines employees are one of the biggest perks. You know, after the travel benefits, of course. There are many places we’ve traveled as a direct result of airline travel benefits (looking
We get these questions all the time: how does flying standby work? How can I fly standby? Why should I fly standby? And it always pains me to give the unhelpful answer “it’s not usually beneficial to most people”. Because it until recently, it wasn’t. Flying standby was synonymous with airline benefits. Or irregular operations.
Jet-setting across the globe to your dream destination—for a fraction of the cost. Sounds dreamy, but possible if you’re flying with a buddy pass. Working in the airline industry myself, I’ve had the privilege to travel all over the world using my airline benefits. And one of those benefits is the buddy pass. It’s not
If you’re new to the airline industry, you’ll quickly find these terms thrown around everywhere. What is non-rev travel? How does flying standby work? We’re breaking everything down for all our newbie standby traveler friends. We’ve been at this non-rev travel thing for several years and want to share what it’s like for any beginner
Flying standby, non-revenue, space available, or staff travel. However you hear it, it basically means one thing: traveling on an unconfirmed ticket.