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What is Interline travel?

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What does Interline travel mean?

Interline travel is a benefit for (retired) airline employees, travel industry employees, their family members or close friends (often called 'buddy passes'). Interline tickets can be purchased at a fraction of the costs of a standard ticket, but are only granted if there are unsold seats available. They are used extensively throughout the airline industry.

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Who can purchase Interline tickets?

People who work for an airline often have the benefit of being eligible to purchase Interline tickets. Depending on their airline's policy, their family members and friends can join them on their flights for the same, reduced fee.

We estimate there are about 22 million people worldwide who are eligible for Interline travel.

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What are the benefits of Interline travel?

Freedom and flexibility! That is how most airline employees would praise Interline travel. We can travel the world at severely reduced prices. Also, we can change our plans at any time as Interline tickets are as flexible as it gets: they're valid for months and can be cancelled for free.

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What are the downsides of Interline travel?

Uncertainty. If the flight is full, we don't get on board. Often, this is decided at the very last moment. On busy routes, flights may be overbooked for days.

At StaffTraveler, we decided to make your interline trips easier and less stressful by getting you in touch with the people who can look up the number of available seats. For the first time, you can accurately estimate your chances of getting onboard, by having access to accurate, reliable flight loads.

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Can I purchase Interline tickets for all airlines?

Depending on your airline's agreements with other airlines, there may be many other airlines that you can purchase Interline tickets for. Please check with your airline which agreements they have made.

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How to book an Interline ticket?

This depends on your airline. myIDTravel is a popular choice airlines, but your airline might have a proprietary system. Please ask your airline if you are unsure about booking your Interline tickets.

Please note that myIDTravel indicates the loads in a funny way, based on smileys. These indications are not exact and have proven to be unreliable. We've got your back: you can request exact and reliable flight loads with our StaffTraveler app.

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How to get the seat availability?

You came to the right place! We have created the StaffTraveler app to enable you to check the loads for the flights you wish to travel on. With our advanced flight search engine, you can easily find the perfect flights to your destination. With one tap, you can request the loads of all the possible flights. People at the airlines you wish to travel with will answer your requests, enabling you to choose the perfect route and time to travel. Join our 193,000 members from over 650 airlines today.

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Where can I download the StaffTraveler app?

You can download the StaffTraveler app in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. We hope you'll like it!

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Airline notes

Where can I get non-rev information for the airline that I'm flying with?

Many airlines have their own specific rules and procedures when it comes to ID90 passengers. StaffTraveler has a large database with airline-specific, ID90 related information. You'll find these in the StaffTraveler app and in the online StaffTraveler Airline Notes.

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Synonyms for Interline travel

Interline travel is referred to in different ways across the world. Here are some other words that you might find:

Synonyms for Interline travel
  • Non-rev travel
  • Non-revenue travel
  • Staff travel
  • Pass travel
  • ZED travel
  • Jumpseating
  • ID90
People who fly on Interline tickets
  • Non-rev'er
  • Non-revenue passenger
  • Standby passenger
  • StaffTraveler
Tips

Do you have some more tips and tricks?

We wrote a blog with the 10 golden rules of Interline travel. Here you go!

Do you have questions about StaffTraveler? We are happy to help you! Check our help pages.

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