Getting Started With Passrider.com
I’m Kerwin, founder of Passrider.com. If you’re new to airline employee standby travel or this site, this page is for you! It contains the information you need to get started and well on your way to flying standby successfully.
Although some may not think so, it’s an art; a learned art. Here’s a look around the site.
If you are unfamiliar with what standby travel means for an airline employee/staff, here’s a definition. In short, you get a seat when its not taken by a paid passenger and it’s your turn on the list.
The rules vary by airline so its best that you contact your individual airlines if you have specific questions as to which airlines you can use.
Typically, some airlines will allow the employee to give tickets to others. These tickets are never to be sold.
This is perhaps the part of the site you will use the most. The idea is to give you a list of flights that are scheduled to fly between two cities.
You can find the widget on the right side of each page as well as on the Advanced Search page. Feel free to use either one.
If you are on a mobile device and are having issues, try https://www.passrider.com/mobile.
How To Use The Flight Schedules
Enter the airport name, city name or airport code in the From and To boxes. Note that it is possible to enter an airport code or name and not receive a dropdown list box fro which to choose.
If this occurs, don’t be alarmed as if you enter the airport code only, you will still receive results if its a correct airport code.
You may use the icon to quickly switch the From and To cities.
Enter the date either using the calendar or the format DD/MM/YYYY. Only dates greater than or equal to today’s date is accepted.
The default sort order for the search results is Departure Time. However, you may change this order Arrival Time, Duration or Connecting City.
You may set any of these fields in your Profile if you are a Passrider Premium Member.
Choose the airline in question or use the default, “All” option. If you choose a particular and receive no results, try using the “All” option.
The default is set to “Nonstops” unless pre-set in your Profile. This will show you only nonstop flights. Other options are ‘All Flights”, “Direct”, “One Stop/Two Stops.”
Sometimes you may want to only see flights that connect via a particular airport. Just enter the three-letter code only in this field.
If you choose Specific Date as “No” you will see 7 days worth of schedule and your selected date will be highlighted. Otherwise, you will only received the schedule for the date you entered/selected.
The default is set to “No” unless pre-set in your Profile. This ensures that you do not see any codeshared flights in your results.
The default is set to “No” unless pre-set in your Profile. This ensures that you do not see any Interline flights in your results. e.g. results that involve multiple airlines who have interline agreements (agreements to work with each other to provide you a seamless flight).
What is a ZED Fare?
This is a frequently asked question so I’ve actually created a video to address this. Here you go:
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89 Things To Do As An Employee Before You QUIT
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I Appreciate Your Support!
I just wanted to wrap up by saying that I’m here for you, not only as a guide while you begin or continue your passrider journey but also as a friend.
I do my best to respond to all emails and voice mails (it’s getting tougher as this blog gains in popularity, but I will always do my best to respond!). My sole purpose for this site is to make your travels more efficient. I thank you for the opportunity to do so.
Thank you so much for your support. Please pop over to my Facebook Page. I’ll definitely respond, and I look forward to meeting you on the road somewhere. If you see me in your travels, please don’t hesitate to say hello.
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