Which regional has the best travel benefits ?

fulcrum

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Hello there regional ,national ,pilots just curious how the other other airlines stack up against Comair/ASA regarding travel benefits for me and my family, how about express jet, mesaba,pinnacle ,Mesa, CHQ, PSA etc.

Also i am flying 135 right now we dont have ID-90 so what is this ID-90 thing much would it cost to fly JFK-- Hongkong for example.

Thanks again.
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WSurf

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I think US Airways has some of the best travel bennies in the buisness! That comes from taking to others at different regionals.

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SKYW emplyees get bennies on both DAL and UAL.
 

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I know at colgan on the usair side of things it is totally free. You pay $20 for first class upgrades, but you rarely ever use those i have found. It is all pretty easy, just need an empty seat in the back, or an empty jumpseat in the cockpit.
 

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I thought Mesa was the best because the had free travel and priority with United, America West, and USAirways.
 

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WSurf said:
I think US Airways has some of the best travel bennies in the buisness! That comes from taking to others at different regionals.

Anyone Else?

Anyone flying in the Airways system has the best. You get isssued a travel card that you pay for at the beginning of the year and you and immediate family start flying.. Not like other airlines that have per leg charges or the dumbest..United .04 cents per mile what a pain in the butt! USAir's travel bennies rule!
 

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Av8tor1 said:
Chautauqua gets benefits on Delta, Us Airways and United.
So if I worked for Chatauqua, or Mesa, or Skywest (as examples), I get the bennies on all their mainline parters? Or just the one for which I am currently assigned and flying?? Does this extend to spouse, parents etc?
 

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Unless youre a checkairmen, You get the bennies for whatever flying is done in that base. So if you are in a base with 3 codeshare colors, you get 3, If you are in a base with one like STL, you just get AA. Or so i hear.
 

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tuna pimp said:
So if I worked for Chatauqua, or Mesa, or Skywest (as examples), I get the bennies on all their mainline parters? Or just the one for which I am currently assigned and flying?? Does this extend to spouse, parents etc?
At Chautauqua it depends on where you are based for your Binnies. For Example, If your based in GSO they do flying for United, UsAir, and Delta. You and your family members would get bennies on all 3 airlines. Whoever you fly for out of that base is who you get bennies for.

While in college I was a Station agent for Delta and then ASA. I would say that HANDS DOWN Delta has the best travel bennies. For one, It's Free and you can travel on big Skyteam members. IE Aeromexico, Air France, and Korean Air.
 

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At SkyWest you get both because you can and often do fly United express one day and Delta connection the next.
 

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Av8tor1 said:
Chautauqua gets benefits on Delta, Us Airways and United.
and American, Southwest, ATA, JetBlue
 

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One thing to consider, ASA/CMR gets higher boarding priority than the contract carriers on Delta. S3 vs S3B.

With the flights as full as they are, that is often an issue.

OTOH, having a 2nd affiliated mainline carrier to geton is worth something as well.

All depends where you live, where you're based and where you're trying to go.
 

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BlackPilot628 said:
At Chautauqua it depends on where you are based for your Binnies. For Example, If your based in GSO they do flying for United, UsAir, and Delta. You and your family members would get bennies on all 3 airlines. Whoever you fly for out of that base is who you get bennies for.

While in college I was a Station agent for Delta and then ASA. I would say that HANDS DOWN Delta has the best travel bennies. For one, It's Free and you can travel on big Skyteam members. IE Aeromexico, Air France, and Korean Air.
I would have to say ASA/Comair. Unlimited domestic travel (S3) and also some (S2s)at no cost. The skyteam portion has changed, you now have to buy an ID90.
 

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spitfire1500 said:
Anyone flying in the Airways system has the best. You get isssued a travel card that you pay for at the beginning of the year and you and immediate family start flying.. Not like other airlines that have per leg charges or the dumbest..United .04 cents per mile what a pain in the butt! USAir's travel bennies rule!
Wholly owned Employees do not pay the annual fee...Haven't in years!
(Not to say that it wouldn't or can't come back!
Enjoy
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AV8700 said:
I would have to say ASA/Comair. Unlimited domestic travel (S3) and also some (S2s)at no cost. The skyteam portion has changed, you now have to buy an ID90.
Have to by an ID90. Wow, thats good to know.

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BlackPilot628 said:
Have to by an ID90. Wow, thats good to know.

Thanks
It's actually an ID96 for Skyteam members (except NW/CO is ID95).
 

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At 9E our benefits are identical to NWA. Having spent all of my career at regional airlines, this is the best set I've ever had.

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Am I the only one who notices '9E' rhymes with 'henie'?
 

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Why is it that everyone on this forum snipes at Pinnacle? I guess Mesa bashing got boring.
 
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