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RegionalFO
05-01-2019, 12:08 PM
Sorry to create a new forum but I was just wondering how FedEx pilots and their families travel. With airlines offering non rev travel benefits I just always wondered if one were to be a FedEx pilot and their spouse liked to travel a lot how could you offset the travel benefits that airlines offer? Thanks!


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middies10
05-01-2019, 12:27 PM
Sorry to create a new forum but I was just wondering how FedEx pilots and their families travel. With airlines offering non rev travel benefits I just always wondered if one were to be a FedEx pilot and their spouse liked to travel a lot how could you offset the travel benefits that airlines offer? Thanks!


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I personally bid schedules that have a ton of deadheads. We keep all the airline miles so many guys will use those accrued miles to buy tickets.

Temocil27
05-01-2019, 12:50 PM
We make enough where we can just buy our family tickets.


123456
05-01-2019, 01:04 PM
Sorry to create a new forum but I was just wondering how FedEx pilots and their families travel. With airlines offering non rev travel benefits I just always wondered if one were to be a FedEx pilot and their spouse liked to travel a lot how could you offset the travel benefits that airlines offer? Thanks!


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Have you tried getting your family a seat on a non rev flight lately? Nearly impossible to any desired location.
Buy the ticket.

RegionalFO
05-01-2019, 01:50 PM
Have you tried getting your family a seat on a non rev flight lately? Nearly impossible to any desired location.

Buy the ticket.



Does FedEx have ZED or any agreements with any airlines?


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Grumpyaviator
05-01-2019, 02:18 PM
Does FedEx have ZED or any agreements with any airlines?


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And are those first class zeds?

max8222
05-01-2019, 07:23 PM
We can non-rev using myidtravel website. Need to do an online test every six months so you know the rules. Southwest is about $30 each way and the easiest to go on. Delta fee is based on a bunch of factors. SAN-SLC $80 each way. Flights are over sold a lot. If you can travel off peak you will have better luck getting on.

Flown with some guys who have gone all over the world. They homeschool so they can miss the rush.

wankel7
05-01-2019, 07:34 PM
I personally bid schedules that have a ton of deadheads. We keep all the airline miles so many guys will use those accrued miles to buy tickets.

Would a new hire be able to hold deadheads or does that come with being senior?

LunkerHunter
05-01-2019, 09:44 PM
Would a new hire be able to hold deadheads or does that come with being senior?

in the 75 you can hold lines with deadheads in less than a year.
other fleets, not so much

AwkwardTurtle
05-02-2019, 03:05 AM
in the 75 you can hold lines with deadheads in less than a year.
other fleets, not so much

About a year on other fleets too, if not less. There's a lot of deadheads on the MD.

Freighthumper
05-02-2019, 06:41 AM
Have you tried getting your family a seat on a non rev flight lately? Nearly impossible to any desired location.
Buy the ticket.

I took my daughter to Prague(about $200 RT) last summer using ID90 fares with no hassle at all. You just need to be flexible. Nonstop international flights are easier than domestic stuff that goes through a hub as well.


About a year on other fleets too, if not less. There's a lot of deadheads on the MD.

Iím a little under 80% on the MD in FO seat(1.5 years from hire) and I was able to hold a line with deadheads. VTO would have been easy to get them as well.

Sluggo_63
05-02-2019, 09:07 AM
Have you tried getting your family a seat on a non rev flight lately? Nearly impossible to any desired location.
Buy the ticket.I know that's what we like to say, and to be sure, I know some passenger guys who will buy tickets for vacation if they absolutely need to be there. But I also have many friends who are taking their families to places all over the globe using their non-rev benefits. It doesn't seem that tough if you're flexible.

BlueMoon
05-02-2019, 11:10 AM
I know that's what we like to say, and to be sure, I know some passenger guys who will buy tickets for vacation if they absolutely need to be there. But I also have many friends who are taking their families to places all over the globe using their non-rev benefits. It doesn't seem that tough if you're flexible.


The problem is definitely flexibility. If you have to work around rigid schedules (spouse works full time, school, ETc.) or want to vacation someplace specific, it is/can be difficult.

My significant other likes to go to Disney, good luck non-revving from a hub city to a tourist trap with any reliability. Luckily tickets to tourist traps are generally some of the less expensive tickets (more competition).

I just like not worrying about weather or not I'll get on the flight, It kind of wrecks the vacation for me, and I have had no problem getting enough miles to pay for the airline tickets for two round trips a year for two people.

gitpull
05-06-2019, 05:52 AM
The problem is definitely flexibility. If you have to work around rigid schedules (spouse works full time, school, ETc.) or want to vacation someplace specific, it is/can be difficult.


I'm with you. I work full-time and have limited PTO. There's no way I'm going to travel without a guaranteed seat. This is also why we never used Space-A when we could... Since I work, I can also pay for tickets. It's one of those things :)

TeamSasquatch
05-06-2019, 06:11 AM
Not at FedEx, but flying non rev with a family. For us, we have had some luck finding cheap one ways to get home on. Once we find a cheap flight home, we give ourselves a few days to get to our vacation destination if needed. Price of a last minute hotel or VRBO has to be considered though. I like the VRBO, that way half the family can settle in, if the other half isnít there yet. Many use a door code that is emailed to you. To me, In the end, itís worth just buying the tickets if the destination is important. If you donít mind just looking at loads and going where the wind takes you, non rev can be fun.

busdriver12
05-06-2019, 07:17 AM
I fly a lot of deadhead trips, and always try to fly on Delta...therefore collecting airmiles and Diamond status. I use the miles to fly my family, and the company will pay for my deadheads (with some restrictions). No worries on getting a seat, sometimes my kids even get upgraded, and the status allows me to change or cancel the mileage flights when needed. No reason to even look at going standby.

Black Meatball
05-06-2019, 07:38 AM
I signed up for the id90 and did the test. For some reason I only get Alaska airlines as an option to Id90 on? How do you check other airlines?

Paulbearcory
05-06-2019, 07:44 AM
When booking standby for the family, whatís the difference between ID90 and MyIdtravel? Iíve seen both referenced.

max8222
05-06-2019, 10:59 AM
ID90 and myidtravel are two separate sites. When using myidtravel there is also a difference when non revenue and Jumpseat reservations. Non rev you use you company Jumpseat is different login.

Grumpyaviator
05-06-2019, 01:00 PM
Do you have first class zed agreements at FedEx?

Black Meatball
05-07-2019, 07:40 AM
So if we want to book an ID 90 ticket on Delta do you use ID90 app or myidtravel? I have the Id90 app and it lets me log in but says we are only allowed to fly Alaska because itís our only agreement.

Low Flyin
05-07-2019, 09:42 AM
So if we want to book an ID 90 ticket on Delta do you use ID90 app or myidtravel? I have the Id90 app and it lets me log in but says we are only allowed to fly Alaska because itís our only agreement.

Use myidtravel

whataclub
05-07-2019, 10:55 AM
Do you have first class zed agreements at FedEx?

No, back of the bus only.

10km00000
05-07-2019, 03:39 PM
How about parents eligibility?

whataclub
05-07-2019, 06:05 PM
How about parents eligibility?

Only on United, American, and Frontier

UnusualAttitude
05-07-2019, 06:06 PM
Only on United, American, and Frontier

Wow, I didnít realize that. Thanks for the info.

whataclub
05-07-2019, 06:23 PM
Wow, I didnít realize that. Thanks for the info.

Home.fedex.com
Keyword: mytravel
Personal travel
Review discount airline list

That tells you all the airlines we are eligible for, it is not that impressive

lpcunity
05-07-2019, 11:10 PM
My family and I are in Hong Kong. We bounce around non-reving on Cathay. They treat us great. It's really appreciated.

andyredvest37
07-14-2019, 05:05 AM
[QUOTE=whataclub;2816112]Home.fedex.com
Keyword: mytravel
Personal travel
Review discount airline list

That tells you all the airlines we are eligible for, it is not that impressive

andyredvest37
07-14-2019, 05:08 AM
Hello and good day anyone having problems login in my password keep saying expired or corrupted is there some sort of trick to bypass that mind you this is my first try no help at all the mytravel site either

IQuitEagle
07-14-2019, 06:45 AM
Hello and good day anyone having problems login in my password keep saying expired or corrupted is there some sort of trick to bypass that mind you this is my first try no help at all the mytravel site either

For MyIDTravel.com

Request a new password. A link will be sent to your company email. If the link doesnít work by clicking on it, copy/paste in your browser window, but delete the ď=ď at the very end. That should allow you to reset your password. This is all assuming you have already done the Nonrev ďtestĒ that you must take (every 6 months I think it is) to be able to use these benefits.