Author Topic: Airline Employee Travel Hacks  (Read 1874 times)

Wings5

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Airline Employee Travel Hacks
« on: February 25, 2015, 10:06:29 AM »
For those of us who work in aviation or travel, there are plenty of benefits available. Nonrevenue travel, ID90, ZED fares, hotel, rental car, and cruise discounts, etc. How do you work these into your Mustachian travel plans? Has anyone figured out ways to get a near-free vacation? Do you use a credit card for hotel points, guaranteed flights, rental cars, cash back? I'm curious what you've found works best. We use Marriott points, but I think IHG hotels may have a better rewards program.

A few years ago I took my family of four to Hawaii for a week and all total it cost less than $1,000 and we were pretty proud of ourselves. I am sure there are airline employees on here who have traveled for waaaaay cheaper than that. For actual travel days we usually pack my wife's heavenly sandwiches, nuts, and sliced fruit. We try to stay in hotels or rentals with a kitchen and laundry room, and we grocery shop locally once we arrive.

This summer we would like to go to South or Central America this summer, as well as explore a few U.S. cities for short day trips.

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Re: Airline Employee Travel Hacks
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2015, 10:38:47 AM »
I'm not in the industry but try flyertalk forum.  I see mention of these terms every now and then.