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Flaps2Go
01-04-2019, 08:29 AM
Iím curious, can a SWA employeeís in-laws instead of biological parents be granted pass travel (buddy passes excluded)? Lastly, does SWA have any zed agreements on a legacy carrier?


JustAnFO
01-04-2019, 08:30 AM
Iím curious, can a SWA employeeís in-laws instead of biological parents be granted pass travel (buddy passes excluded)? Lastly, does SWA have any zed agreements on a legacy carrier?



Canít help you with the in-laws question, but yes, we have ZED agreements for Y class travel on UA, AA, DL, and many more.


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Psycho18th
01-04-2019, 09:12 AM
Almost certain itís biological or adoptive parents for pass privileges. You have to provide your birth certificate or adoption paperwork.


satpak77
01-04-2019, 09:21 AM
Can’t help you with the in-laws question, but yes, we have ZED agreements for Y class travel on UA, AA, DL, and many more.


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silly question but is this

1. discounted airfare (how much?) for "space available" seats ? aka buy a cheap ticket but you may need to wait for the next flight if this one is full ?

2. or discounted airfare and a confirmed seat ?

3. What about spouse and immediate blood family (child in college) on SWA metal ? free, discount ? etc

Thanks, didn't know how it worked at SWA

JustAnFO
01-04-2019, 09:45 AM
silly question but is this

1. discounted airfare (how much?) for "space available" seats ? aka buy a cheap ticket but you may need to wait for the next flight if this one is full ?
Itís a fixed fare, plus certain taxes, depending on the mileage and the agreement level between SWA and the reciprocating airline (ZL low, ZM medium, or ZH high). Google ďZED fare tableĒ and youíll get a general idea. Most legacies are either ZL (low) or ZM (medium).

2. or discounted airfare and a confirmed seat ?
As far as I know, we have no confirmed seat purchase options with other airlines. As a matter of fact, we donít have any on our own metal, either. Itís either $0 fare nonrev space-available, or buy a ticket like everyone else.

3. What about spouse and immediate blood family (child in college) on SWA metal ? free, discount ? etc
Spouse, or any one other person you choose can travel for free as well, and shares the same ZED benefits. Biological parents as well. Children Iím less familiar with, but I believe itís children up to 18 years old travel like a spouse. I believe children up to 25 years old if they are in college are eligible as well, but donít quote me.




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satpak77
01-04-2019, 09:47 AM
Itís a fixed fare, plus certain taxes, depending on the mileage and the agreement between SWA and the reciprocating airline. Google ďZED fare tableĒ and youíll get a general idea. Most legacies are either ZL (low) or ZM (medium).


As far as I know, we have no confirmed seat purchase options with other airlines. As a matter of fact, we donít have any on our own metal, either. Itís either $0 fare nonrev space-available, or buy a ticket like everyone else.


Spouse, or any one other person you choose can travel for free as well, and shares the same ZED benefits. Biological parents as well. Children Iím less familiar with, but I believe itís children up to 18 years old travel like a spouse. I believe children up to 25 years old if they are in college are eligible as well, but donít quote me.




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Thank you sir

cheap
01-04-2019, 12:08 PM
If a child is an unmarried dependent enrolled as a full-time student, travel privileges may be extended until age 24.


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e6bpilot
01-04-2019, 02:58 PM
Spouse, parents, children up to 24 (after 19th bday have to be registered in school).
Parents need to be biological, adoptive, or step parent if natural parent is deceased.
All the above get unlimited free space A on SWA and ID90 passes via myidtravel with no first class or business class listing available.

Companions in lieu of spouses now get unlimited segments as of this year. Used to be up to a certain number. They do not get ID90.

Guest passes earned through the SWAG rewards program based on attendance, random drawings, atta boy type awards, and company goals being met. If you donít call in sick or fatigued you could earn up to 14 passes a year or you could burn the points for confirmed travel or visa gift cards.

hoover
01-04-2019, 03:46 PM
I tried to have my mom and my dad's wife listed as he doesn't travel. They said has to be a mother and father. I asked what about if I had two legal mothers?
They just stared then muttered this is 'merica.
Last part may be made up but they did just stare. It's still a Texas airline

CityWok
01-04-2019, 05:00 PM
Parents need to be biological, adoptive, or step parent if natural parent is deceased.

Also you're only allowed two listed 'parents' regardless of how many you have.

flyguy81
01-04-2019, 05:33 PM
My parents are divorced and both remarried. They just told me to pick my favorite two....lol

Westpac15
01-05-2019, 06:13 AM
Itís a fixed fare, plus certain taxes, depending on the mileage and the agreement level between SWA and the reciprocating airline (ZL low, ZM medium, or ZH high). Google ďZED fare tableĒ and youíll get a general idea. Most legacies are either ZL (low) or ZM (medium).


As far as I know, we have no confirmed seat purchase options with other airlines. As a matter of fact, we donít have any on our own metal, either. Itís either $0 fare nonrev space-available, or buy a ticket like everyone else.


Spouse, or any one other person you choose can travel for free as well, and shares the same ZED benefits. Biological parents as well. Children Iím less familiar with, but I believe itís children up to 18 years old travel like a spouse. I believe children up to 25 years old if they are in college are eligible as well, but donít quote me.




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I think we have Positive Space Y Class on South African Airways???

JustAnFO
01-05-2019, 06:21 AM
I think we have Positive Space Y Class on South African Airways???



You are right, I didnít know that! $550 round trip USA to SA.


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Dragonpilot
01-15-2019, 07:06 AM
Just curious, is there a listing of international airlines that WN has benefits on for zed fairs?

Can your dependents (and parents) zed fair on Delta, American and United (and vice versa for them on SWA) both domestically and internationally?

barabek
01-15-2019, 07:24 AM
Just curious, is there a listing of international airlines that WN has benefits on for zed fairs?

Can your dependents (and parents) zed fair on Delta, American and United (and vice versa for them on SWA) both domestically and internationally?

Yes, there's a list of all airlines we can ZED on. You can find it on Swalife under interline travel. All 3 majors you asked are included. Out of the big international airlines, we don't have an agreement with British Airways, of the top of my head.

at6d
01-15-2019, 07:41 AM
Correct about British Airways.

Grumpyaviator
01-15-2019, 09:25 AM
I think we have Positive Space Y Class on South African Airways???


Is that through myidtravel, and is it coach only? I get an error when I try confirmed but it works for standby.

JustAnFO
01-15-2019, 09:30 AM
Is that through myidtravel, and is it coach only?



Y class only.
Not available through MyIDTravel... go to SWALife > My Life > Travel ... Resources (over on the right side of the screen) > Other Airline Pass Agreements > South African Airways - Positive Space > Offer Details (pdf)


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Proximity
01-15-2019, 10:07 AM
Out of the big international airlines, we don't have an agreement with British Airways, of the top of my head.

Correct on BA, and another missing element in our ZED system is any Japanese airline. Overall though our list of airlines with agreements is extensive.

Grumpyaviator
01-15-2019, 10:25 AM
Y class only.
Not available through MyIDTravel... go to SWALife > My Life > Travel ... Resources (over on the right side of the screen) > Other Airline Pass Agreements > South African Airways - Positive Space > Offer Details (pdf)


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Thanks..........

Dragonpilot
01-15-2019, 02:31 PM
Correct on BA, and another missing element in our ZED system is any Japanese airline. Overall though our list of airlines with agreements is extensive.

Thanks, I had no idea!

Dragonpilot
01-15-2019, 03:25 PM
What about KLM and Kenya airways specifically?

barabek
01-15-2019, 04:18 PM
What about KLM and Kenya airways specifically?

Yes to both. There are really very few that we're missing. BA is definitely the biggest one, then Japanese and Chinese are missing, too.

Proximity
01-15-2019, 06:45 PM
What about KLM and Kenya airways specifically?

Kenya Airways is on my list of todos.

KLM is another good one, the UK has really high departure tax so leaving the UK I usually hop over to AMS and then take KLM or DL back to the USA.

We also just added Air France, and Lufthansa has always been a good option for Europe also.