Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 18

Thread: Steep Buddy Pass Fare?


  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    5

    Default Steep Buddy Pass Fare?

    My Delta friend quoted a price of over $600 for one round trip buddy pass to LHR from ATL, via BOS. He hasn't booked a buddy pass in a while, and I want to make sure that he is correct. I was expecting it to be $300 for one person, and somewhere around $600 for the two of us total. We leave on May 18 and return on May 25.


  • #2
    Winner! mrs767er's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Kentucky
    Posts
    4,080
    the taxes are about 25% of the pass costs and that is correct
    LHR is one of the highest priced destinations you could choose because of the fees added to mileage
    mrs767er - NonRev Correspondent - Specialty Travel

    Wherever you go, there you are

  • #3
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    MSP
    Posts
    39
    Yeah, as an employee when I flew to London this year I paid aprox $140 in departure taxes, and from what I've read recently on nonrev.net the taxes have recently increased. If you do some digging you might be able to find full fare tickets for roughly the same price without the stresses of nonreving.

  • #4
    Winner! mrs767er's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Kentucky
    Posts
    4,080
    Good news is that the late flights look quite good for business class. (Guess no one wants to fork over that $151 taxes/fees--lists are short)
    mrs767er - NonRev Correspondent - Specialty Travel

    Wherever you go, there you are

  • #5
    Full Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Posts
    167
    Our non-rev trips over to the UK are no more...

  • #6
    Super Moderator spongebue's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    DEN
    Posts
    2,189
    Quote Originally Posted by mrs767er View Post
    Good news is that the late flights look quite good for business class. (Guess no one wants to fork over that $151 taxes/fees--lists are short)
    Not only that, but I think that the taxes go up even more when there is a charge associated with the reservation... certainly more than the $151 for nonrevs.
    Spongebue - NonRev Correspondent - U.S./Midwest Region


  • #7
    Winner! mrs767er's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Kentucky
    Posts
    4,080
    Quote Originally Posted by spongebue View Post
    Not only that, but I think that the taxes go up even more when there is a charge associated with the reservation... certainly more than the $151 for nonrevs.
    That's the total paycheck deduction for employee travel.

    Oh yeah, the "sales" tax portion has to be calculated on the mileage base fare on buddy pass and then added to that $151
    mrs767er - NonRev Correspondent - Specialty Travel

    Wherever you go, there you are

  • #8
    Super Moderator spongebue's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    DEN
    Posts
    2,189
    Right, that's what I meant. For example, a buddy pass on UA is $145.10 SFO-LHR. $121.80 of that is the fare, everything else is taxes and fees. On an economy nonrev pass for the employee, it's nothing. The return flight is 265.76. Same fare returning, $143.96 in taxes. Those same taxes on the employees pass would be $127.66... not as much as I expected, but there is still a difference there.
    Spongebue - NonRev Correspondent - U.S./Midwest Region


  • #9
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Posts
    4
    Hi, I was wondering if someone can help me out. For some reason my buddy pass calculator isn't working right. I think it may be due to the fact that I haven't paid the fee of activation on it. I just didn't want to, just incase I don't use them. But I was wondering if that is the case of why I can't use the calculator.

    I'm Looking for a round trip from MSP-BOM, around Sept 15 or 19, 20011 returning on October 4th or 5th, 2011.

    I can see the loads, but when I but in the code and desination on the buddy pass calculator it doesn't work. It says that there are no flights of Delta flying from Msp (minnesota) to BOM ( Mumbai, India). If it is because I haven't paid the fee, can someone please give me an estimate of the ticket price for a buddy pass in First/Business class please. My buddy passes are going to expire in two weeks and I need to book them before they do.

    Also is there a different step I would need to take on how to book for first or Business class? Or will it all show, once I register and pay the fee. Please someone respond quickly, and if I am wrong on paying the fee to get the answers....can someone guide me.

    The reason why I am thinking it is that, is because I can see my family rates....but not the buddy pass rates. And it also doesn't have a drop down list for which class. Also, what does that dot that you can click on called "SA" while booking mean. It's on the same page as it says coach class. Thank you.

  • #10
    Winner! mrs767er's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Kentucky
    Posts
    4,080
    $670 --not estimate (just faked a booking on one of our buddies but I had to deduct the $25 change fee)
    you'll be asked if you want to list for business class.
    ps--tell your buddies to pay the activation fee!
    clueless about the SA--I don't see it anywhere but I wasn't using the calculator.

    remind your buddy that if he gets business class it's about a $7000 ticket! (as in he owes you!!)
    ask if he has a visa, too...
    Last edited by mrs767er; 13-Aug-2011 at 01:26 PM.
    mrs767er - NonRev Correspondent - Specialty Travel

    Wherever you go, there you are

  • >

    Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

    Thread Information

    Users Browsing this Thread

    There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

    Similar Threads

    1. buddy pass
      By osfscott in forum Europe
      Replies: 5
      Last Post: 25-Mar-2008, 01:12 PM
    2. Replies: 5
      Last Post: 19-Jul-2007, 02:18 AM

    Bookmarks

    Bookmarks

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •