15 Tips Every Buddy PassRider Should Know
As a Buddy Passrider, you must remember that you are representing the employee whose buddy pass you’re using. As such, we prepared some tips for you when passriding:
1. Dress smart
This is really a small price to pay to get a discount ticket. Dress accordingly. If you don’t want to follow the rules for this type of travel, then you should just buy a ticket.
2. Don’t check bags
This makes it easier for you to change flights if necessary and it may be necessary.
3. Know the flight schedules for your trip
Be prepared, use Passrider.com to help you.
4. Have backup plans
Remember that its space available, so you may not get on if the flight is full. So you should have backup plans in case things fall apart and they may.
5. Don’t use a buddy pass for a life event, buy a ticket
If you have to be somewhere, buy a ticket.
6. Don’t whine or complain
You are representing the employee, so don’t make them get reprimanded. Just chill. If there’s an issue contact the employee.
7. Use the electronic services of the airline to check loads and list for your flight
This saves the airline money and also help you to get checked in efficiently. If you have an issue contact the person who gave you the pass, don’t argue with the agent.
8. If you know in advance you’ll be flying, buy a ticket
9. Be courteous to the agents and others you interact with
This should go without saying, but I see people disrespecting others all the time. Say hello, please and thank you.
10. Don’t crowd the podium, have a seat as close as possible
The agents will call you if you have a seat. Also, use the electronic tools, Apps, screens at airports, etc. to help you. Don’t make the gate agent’s job difficult at all.
11. Be attentive and listen for your name to be called
I know the gate area is crowded and bothered, but listen; don’t be distracted with your phone or others. Sometimes they only call your name once.
12. Consider sharing a hotel room with others if you have to stay overnight as you got bumped
Sometimes more than one person is bumped. If another person looks trustworthy, consider sharing a room with them to decrease cost. Ensure that you work out the details and you trust them of course. Follow your instinct.
13. Consider renting a car with others if you get bumped and have to drive the rest of the way
This is a great way to save money too. Think about it the next time you get bumped.
14. Don’t swap seats with other passengers
This is a no-no. So don’t do it.
15. Behave yourself on the flight
Seriously, don’t make a fuss if something does not work out. If asked to move to another seat, do so politely and quickly.
Note: It’s not the agent’s fault you did not make the flight, so don’t argue.
Can you think of anything additional? Please leave a comment below.