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What is Mesabas and Compass travel benifits?

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Heard Comair is going to get hosed once again and get their benifits screwed and they will be lowered to Mesaba/Compass level. Does anyone know exactly what Mesaba/Compass benifits are? Expecially for parents and employees.
 

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Wow, they must have been AWESOME if they are being lowered to the Mesaba level....
 

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Comair's is the same as Deltas. We are S3 and have 6 S2's. Parents have 18 days of free travel each anywhere in the world all for $50 total each year. Parents are S3B's. And 8 buddy passes for friends that are S4s. I would say that is pretty good.
 

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Wow, they must have been AWESOME if they are being lowered to the Mesaba level....

uh, no. XJ's benefits are basically the bottom of the barrel labled 'ok'.

-No yearly fees
-Everyone but spouse/child pays per leg fees
-No buddy/friend passes at all
-There is some kind of "travel partner" deal but it's pretty convoluted and useless.

It sucks that Comair might be losing real privileges, where is the info coming from?
 

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Non-rev benefits are practically non-existent anyway these days. The flights are ALWAYS full to any destination worth going to. I have had to buy my wife a ticket at the airport numerous times in the last year due to getting stuck. Unfortunately, she couldn't miss work. Now, I just buy her a ticket ahead of time. It's cheaper that way. The airlines ruined the benefit of non-revving by over-selling flights. It's sad when you don't get on, and the person standing next to you that didn't get on starts crying because she actually bought a ticket on the flight. F*ck non-revving. A once great privilege that is now worthless.
 

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Heard Comair is going to get hosed once again and get their benifits screwed and they will be lowered to Mesaba/Compass level. Does anyone know exactly what Mesaba/Compass benifits are? Expecially for parents and employees.

Compass has the equivalent of S2B (5W at NWA). Same as Mesaba as described above except we have useless buddy passes. You have to travel with your buddy. I'll be happy to get Comair's travel benefits even if it's S2B, but it sucks if Comair is brought down in the process.
 

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Won't be S2B...S2 are "high priority" passes that Delta mainline and wholy owned subsidiaries get only 6 of per year. Might be "S3B" which is the boarding priority for retirees and parents.

Regardless, there are many rumors around this. They seem to have started with a change in benefits for the "RHS" people (the mergered Compass, Mesaba, & Comair rampers, gate agents etc) and the rumor seems to have spread to ALL of the 3 carriers in all departments.

Regardless, we will soon find out as in John the 2nd's last msg he said the announcement would be in about two weeks...
 

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Non reving sucks. I would rather buy a cheap ticket on AirTran and fly out of Flint instead of dealing with the BS and full flights in DTW
 

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Mesaba and Compass will come on with S3C, behind mainline retirees and parents. Didn't hear about how Comair and Pinch nickel will go. It sounds like all regional carriers will get the same though. We will see soon. The time line was suppose to be June 1 to have all settled and on TravelNet.
 

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Interesting though, I thought that NWA traveled on Mesaba as(5's) the same as a Mesaba employee. So IE date of hire. I wonder how that will go now with Delta.
 

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Nope that was changed in the last changing.... NWA went on Mesaba as 5 and Mesaba went on Mesaba as 5W (lower priority for nonrev) Mesaba still had first priority on the JS but not for a seat in the back.
 

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Well, since ALL the flights are marketed and sold as a Delta flight, I don't see a problem with Delta employees being the top of the priority list. We should be S3 or whatever they call it and the sub-contractors S3B. Don't worry though. They will probably give y'all the same as DAL employees to keep throw you a bone and keep you from whining.
 

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Well, since ALL the flights are marketed and sold as a Delta flight, I don't see a problem with Delta employees being the top of the priority list. We should be S3 or whatever they call it and the sub-contractors S3B. Don't worry though. They will probably give y'all the same as DAL employees to keep throw you a bone and keep you from whining.

I don't agree. We shouldn't bump a Mesaba non-rev on their own ac and they shouldn't bump us on our own.
 

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Well, I guess we will have to agree to disagree. Those are Delta seats and as such Delta employees should go first. I agree on the jumpseat though. The way that they change from Delta to sub contracted flights on a seasonal, and sometimes weekly/daily basis it is the right way. We will see by June 1 though.


I don't agree. We shouldn't bump a Mesaba non-rev on their own ac and they shouldn't bump us on our own.
 

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Well, I guess we will have to agree to disagree. Those are Delta seats and as such Delta employees should go first. I agree on the jumpseat though. The way that they change from Delta to sub contracted flights on a seasonal, and sometimes weekly/daily basis it is the right way. We will see by June 1 though.


You seem like FNWA, if you are use to the cross travel between regionals like NWA and Mesaba, and mainline's travel priority....you will be shocked when you see Comair's priority's. There are not only the same as yours on Comair but the same as yours on Delta ac.....and yes that means all former NWA ac as well.
 

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I fully understand that. Hopefully this will be rectified soon. Being that there are 6-8 subs. flying Delta flights; ie. one flight mesaba, the next asa, the next mainline, the next compass, etc. and the seasonal shifting, it only makes sense that Delta employees are a higher priority. This is a Delta flight. No one is buying a ticket on the subs. The jumpseat I have no problem with. Again, these are Delta seats and therefore we should get a higher status. Never understood/nor liked how a 6 month eagle employee(or child for that matter) could have boarding priority over a 35 year AA employee just by checking in earlier.



You seem like FNWA, if you are use to the cross travel between regionals like NWA and Mesaba, and mainline's travel priority....you will be shocked when you see Comair's priority's. There are not only the same as yours on Comair but the same as yours on Delta ac.....and yes that means all former NWA ac as well.
 

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I fully understand that. Hopefully this will be rectified soon. Being that there are 6-8 subs. flying Delta flights; ie. one flight mesaba, the next asa, the next mainline, the next compass, etc. and the seasonal shifting, it only makes sense that Delta employees are a higher priority. This is a Delta flight. No one is buying a ticket on the subs. The jumpseat I have no problem with. Again, these are Delta seats and therefore we should get a higher status. Never understood/nor liked how a 6 month eagle employee(or child for that matter) could have boarding priority over a 35 year AA employee just by checking in earlier.


I'll bet that most if not almost all other NWA employees don't.
 

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I fully understand that. Hopefully this will be rectified soon. Being that there are 6-8 subs. flying Delta flights; ie. one flight mesaba, the next asa, the next mainline, the next compass, etc. and the seasonal shifting, it only makes sense that Delta employees are a higher priority. This is a Delta flight. No one is buying a ticket on the subs. The jumpseat I have no problem with. Again, these are Delta seats and therefore we should get a higher status. Never understood/nor liked how a 6 month eagle employee(or child for that matter) could have boarding priority over a 35 year AA employee just by checking in earlier.

But a 8 month DAL pilot should have priority over a 10 year XJ CA on a XJ flight. Nice.
 
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