(Closed) How do Delta Buddy passes work ?

posted 9 years ago in Travel
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

you sign up and register it, your friend will know how to do this, she has to put you in the system, you tell her where you want to go. You pay taxes which is still very cheap

You show up at the airport, you will be the last to be called, if you get called you get in

there will be a board saying if you are cleared

if there’s none left you have to re-book yuor ticket for anoth er time or a destination to get there and wait again–yuor bags may have been on theflight though

I’ve been bumped off more frequently because they been reducing load

 

how do I know this–I used this for the entire longdistance relationship I had with my british Fiance, my sister is a flight attendant

whereever delta flies yuo can go

 

I’ve been to rome, paris, athens, london, wales, liverpool, barcelona, munich

 

the list is extensive you have to have your friend look up where to go or look up the website; I look at the map on their magazine and pick out a country; I have flown to europe for just $350 business

I fly business 95% of the time

 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009 - Westwind YWCA camp

I fly on my aunt’s delta buddy passes quite frequently!

If I were you, I’d go to the delta website.  See where the flights go, and what the carriers are – you can’t use a buddy pass if it’s a CODESHARE flight.  It needs to be a delta plane.

With respect to latin america, as far as I know, Delta flys direct from Atlanta to Santiago, at the very least!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

dont know about south america, I think there are a few cities, I was never interested, Ihave always used it for europe, see message above I added the places

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

How much senority with Delta does your friend have? It makes a difference in your boarding order. Buddy passes are at the bottom of the list. You pay so much per mile and all taxes and airport fees. I rarely use them anymore as I have had trouble getting on. Not worth the hassle on your honeymoon. Delta does go to Mexico and LAtin AMerica. My sister’s a Delta Flight Attendant with 11 years with the company. It was easier to fly on a pass ten years ago than it is now.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

my sister has been with delta for about 9 years so I always get business woo-hoo, I have been bumped off lately but at least I fly business!!!

 

yes that makes a difference on if you get bumped off

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Most of the flights to Mexico and Latin America will leave from Atlanta and a few from JFK and LAX. On Saturdays, there are a few more flights added to/from Mexico and the Caribbean from other points in the US.

The buddy pass fare are based off some magical formula of so many cents per mile in addition to the taxes.

Which destinations you are hoping to get to/from?

 

Post # 10
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Helper bee

I’ve used these a bit too,    but get frustrated with them.  

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