What are the Emirates staff travel benefits?

Emirates staff travel information

All airlines provide free/concessional tickets to their staff and other family members.

They also provide this facility to other airline employees which reciprocated.

Emirates also provide these kinds of travel benefits to their employees and reciprocate with other airlines too.

These tickets can be used while the staff is on leave.

You get 50% off and 90% off. You can fly anywhere you want even using other airlines and availing of the same fares but you must get back to base (Dubai) within your rest period prior to your next flight.

Emirates staff travel
Emirates staff travel

The travel benefits are as follows as of the time of writing (March 2020).

  • 1 annual leave ticket (confirmed) – completely free – for self, spouse and children. First 3 years of service, a ticket for declared hometown. Post that, free ticket for any Emirates destination. For some senior grades, freely upgraded to the next class, if available and if travel party does not have a child below 13 years.
  • Unlimited ID90 tickets (subject to load i.e. flight not being full) – for self, spouse and children. You pay full taxes and 10% of the standard IATA fare (which is higher than the market fare). Overall, works out to be around 30% of total fare (base + taxes) found in the open market, as a thumb rule.
  • Unlimited ID50 tickets (confirmed) – for self, spouse and children. You pay full taxes and 50% of the standard IATA fare (which is higher than the market fare).
  • 1 SRC ticket (per year of continuous service after the first 3 years). This is subject to load and you pay only taxes, 0% on the base fare. It can be transferred to any passenger you wish.
  • 1 additional confirmed SRC per year of continuous service over X years (don’t recall how many years).
  • If you quit/retire after more than 15 years of continuous service, you get 1 subject to load and 1 confirmed SRC per year for life.
  • 2 subject to load ID90 tickets per year for your maid (above certain grade).
  • 2 subject to load ID90 and 2 confirmed ID50 for each of your parents, parents-in-law, and siblings per year.
  • 10 special tickets every year, which can be given to any other friend/relatives not listed above. These are confirmed buddy tickets, that are slightly cheaper than the market (maybe 10% discount) but are inventory controlled tightly. So you won’t find availability for the most popular routes on popular travel periods.
  • Maybe something more, that I can’t recall.

Emirates staff travel information/benefits?

  1. These are only available for full-time permanent staff. Not for temporary, contractual or consulting staff
  2. The benefits seem attractive on paper, but if you have a family with kids and can travel only during school holidays (peak travel periods), then the subject to load tickets are usually useless, as Emirates flights usually go completely full.
  3. The confirmed annual leave tickets are good. If you have kids though, you have to sacrifice the free upgrade to business class.
  4. The ID50 tickets and buddy tickets are pretty useless if most of your travel is to/from the Indian subcontinent or other popular destinations as these tickets are strictly inventory controlled based on forecast demand.

What’s the discount that Emirates Airline employees get on tickets?

They get one annual leave ticket for self and family free. First 3 years of employment it’s to your home country.

Post 3 years it’s anywhere on the Emirates network. In addition to self and family unlimited discounted subject to availability tickets.

Emirates staff gets a 50% discount on tickets on the class (Economy, Business, First) they are entitled to as per the Grade. These are the confirmed tickets.

Staff can get 90% discounted tickets too but it is highly subjected to availability and has a fair chance of not getting to fly.

Worse is that the staff gets to know this at the last minute if it is a Yes or no.

As a former airline employee, I can attest that an ID90 ticket does not, in reality, amount to a 90% discount off the ticket price.

It is based on the highest unrestricted “full” fare, which translates to a much smaller discount off the lowest confirmed fare you could buy.

In return for the discount, you do not get a confirmed reservation, but rather are on standby status.

I never found it to be a particularly good deal as an airline employee.

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ID90 is what would usually choose.

The flip side to this discounted fair is that you get a seat on the flight.

Emirates staff travel
Emirates staff travel

ONLY if there is a seat available and you will have to go to the airport with your luggage to know if you will get on the flight or not.

What is a staff ticket?

Staff travel is a benefit for (retired) airline employees, travel industry employees, their family members or close friends (often called “buddy passes”). 

Staff travel tickets can be purchased at a fraction of the costs of a standard ticket, but are only granted if there are unsold seats available.

Do flight attendants have to wear makeup?

Female flight attendants for Virgin Atlantic will no longer be required to wear makeup on the job and will be given the choice to wear pants or a skirt, the airline announced.

As an airline, we have always stood out from the crowd and done things differently to the rest of the industry.

Do Emirates pilots get free flights?

Emirates Airlines currently has around 4,000 pilots covering over 100 nationalities.

The crew flies to 155 destinations in 83 counties across six continents.

Emirates Captains on the A380 and B777 fleets earn a total monthly tax-free salary of AED58,770.

How do I contact Emirates Airlines?

Emirates/Customer service number: 091670 03333

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