Interline discount travel test

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by riskybzns, Jan 21, 2016.

  1. riskybzns

    riskybzns New Member

    I can't seem to find where to take the certification test. Could someone please post it for me. Thank you!
     
  2. FedexCares

    FedexCares Member

    As someone who just used interline in the past 6 months, I would strongly recommend you don't. I'm not sure if you have ever flown standby before, but the Airlines group standby passengers into three different categories. Flying interline you'll be in the third group which means there will be 5 to 10 people ahead of you on standby on every flight. If you get bumped and have to go to the next flight you will be back at the end of the line. Needless to say the only time I've ever spent the night at an airport was flying through interline. You won't even save much money either my ticket came to almost $250.

    If you do still decide to fly through interline there are a few tips I can give that I learned the hard way. Try to be traveling on Saturdays only. There are a lot less business travelers on Saturday so you have the best shot of actually getting on the flight. Book the earliest flight in the morning possible so if you do get bumped there are lots of other flight still going out that day that you can possibly make. Finally make sure you are doing a direct flight. Connecting flights just raise the odds that much higher that you will be bumped and screw up your vacation.

    If I was you I would just save yourself the headache and buy a normal ticket.
     
  3. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    I haven't flown standby in a while. Is there even a test?
     
  4. burrheadd

    burrheadd Superstar

    Probably to keep the Ground drivers away. You know they couldn't pass a test
     
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  5. FedexCares

    FedexCares Member

    There is a "test "to use interline but it's mainly just them telling you to conduct yourself in a professional manner and basically not to go off on the airline employees when you get bumped from flights. It's just something you have to sign off on before you can schedule any dates.
     
  6. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    Ok. That I remember.
     
  7. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    I'm also going to advise not bothering to even do it. The airlines are running full, and empty seats are at a premium.
     
  8. FedEx GT

    FedEx GT Active Member

    Haha, yeah........ It's kind of hard to look down on someone from your pedestal when they do the same job.

    Got all ya'll rocket scientist fellers over on that there express side drivin' a truck.
     
  9. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    Except he's a UPSer.
     
  10. FedEx GT

    FedEx GT Active Member

    They do the same job.

    Just because you get paid more doesn't mean you are any higher on the food chain when Wall Street, CEOs, doctors, lawyers, etc all look at you the same as ups, usps, express, ground, or ontrac.

    Just is interesting to me, the levels of segregation this one spawning towards intellect. I can promise you know one here that is a driver was recruited by the company because of their IQ or Ivy League education
     
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  11. Fred's Myth

    Fred's Myth Active Member

    Clarity is not your strong suit, eh?
     
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  12. Route 66

    Route 66 Flacid Member

    I guess knot!!!
     
  13. FedEx GT

    FedEx GT Active Member

    Maybe not, but either is looking down on people just because I make a lot more money than they do.
     
  14. SmithBarney

    SmithBarney Well-Known Member

    The only real perk of we have with Flying is using the Airline Employee TSA security line.. saves alot of time especially with 4 kids....
     
  15. Mindthegap

    Mindthegap Ain't got no chill.

    Just buy a ticket and ignore this fake benefit. Tix are about the same price as our "discount" right now anyway.
     
  16. SwingJob

    SwingJob New Member

    Could you please elaborate on this? I was unaware of this "perk." It could be a game changer when running late
     
  17. Star B

    Star B White Lightning

    If you are a badged employee of the airport in question, some will allow you to use your airports employee TSA line. I tried at an airport that wasn't mine once and I got blasted by the TSA for not going thru the regular line.

    Domestically, interline and ZED tkts are not typically a deal, but going internationally they can be. I haven't been here the 6 months to be able to get onto myIDtravel yet.
     
  18. SmithBarney

    SmithBarney Well-Known Member

    There is an "airline" employee TSA line at most airports. I am not stationed at an airport so I do not possess a SIDA? badge. I usually ask the TSA agent nicely if I can use this line.. they usually have nobody in that line and I've never had a problem...

    I also try to use my ID for discounts for food at the airport...but they are much more strict about that, go figure.