Disney no longer offers airline/interline

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  1. mrf777

    mrf777 Mouseketeer

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    I just got off the phone with Disney reservations and they said they no longer offer discounts to airline employees!!..I really think they are going to lose alot of business!:mad:
     
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  3. Mousemommy1

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    I believe they ended it 1/9
     
  4. DebbieB

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    Sorry but why do airline employees deserve discounts over everyone else?
     
  5. scubadiver

    scubadiver Take nothing but pictures, leave nothing but bubbl

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    Because they think they are in travel, they should get travel discounts. Believe me I have had this conversation with some of them. They feel it is a deserved perk.
     
  6. MinnieLovesMickey12

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    If every airline employee in the entire world decided never to go to Disney again because they don't get a discount it wouldn't affect Disney at all. They make billions off everyone else.

    I think if Disney offers a discount it should be for everyone or nobody.

    The Swan and Dolphin may offer airline employees a discount. I know they do for cops and teachers.

    If you want guaranteed discounts you need to be a Florida resident or an annual pass holder. Otherwise you have to wait for a general public discount like everybody else or get a PIN code.
     
  7. buzznina

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    Doing away with that perk is okay, I also do not thing flight attendants should get special discounts. But Disney has been starting to show their greedy side lately. With cutting back on EMH, lowering the Premium AP discount from 20% to 10%, cutting the monorail hours, and the big one, eliminating the childs AP and charging adult prices for 3-10 year olds:furious: It is our favorite place to vacation at, but they are $50 and $100 us right out of the park.
     
  8. mrf777

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    It's a perk..just like the people at GM and Ford get on new cars and the people that work at stores get a discount
     
  9. It'sWDW4me

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    Ok. So, using your examples, airline employees should get airfare discounts. :confused3 I don't understand why Disney discontinuing their perk to airline employees is such a shock and horror.
     
  10. puertorican00676

    puertorican00676 Earning My Ears

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    So bad they ended it! Thank goodness I booked for this years trip! It was an awesome benefit for airline industry that funnels thousands of people to their parks every year!
     
  11. maxiesmom

    maxiesmom The Mean Squinty Eye Works

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    And get paid for doing so.

    As far as Disney being greedy, they are a business. The whole point is to make money. The last hour of night time EMH the parks were dead. So it was a perk that was costing them money, and having little benefit to the majority of guests. A no brainer to cut a perk so few were using.

    The goal of any business is to make money. And most businesses are looking for ways to trim whatever fat they can find. Disney is no different.
     
  12. goofy4prez

    goofy4prez A guy can love Disney and still keep his man card!

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    I hate to sound unsympathetic but I fail to see the logic here. An employee of Ford gets a discount on the price of a product made by Ford; an employee of GM gets a discount on the price of a GM product. Neither of these employees gets a discount off the price of gasoline from a Sheetz or Marathon because of being in the auto industry. As for stores, the employee may get a discount from purchases at their store, but if they walk across the street they are not going to get a discount off the price of a Big Mac or Whooper.

    The only thing in common an airlines has with WDW is that one provides the destination and the other provides the means to arriving at that destination. The relationship is the same as Coke does with McDonalds. Sorry, but I personally don't feel someone working for an airlines deserves any perk from WDW that is not available to the general public. Just my 2 cents. :)
     
  13. padawans

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    People that work in the travel get discounts on hotels, cruises, fly free and discounts on park tickets. It's one of the perks of working in travel industry. There has always been a lot of jealousy on this board so I can see where this thread could turn ugly fast. Nobody ever said they deserved it's just something most hotel chains offer. I'm not sure why Disney got rid of it.
     
  14. kaytieeldr

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    People who sell travel and meet somewhat strict qualifying criteria get discounts from hotels, cruise lines, travel destinations, etc. with the expectation they will direct clients to those destinations/businesses. The typical flight attendant, gate agent, pilot... isn't in a position to directly benefit companies like Hilton or Disney. Therefore, it was a nice perq while it lasted.

    No jealousy here.
     
  15. padawans

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    No surprise I disagree with you. At least you were semi nice this time. I'll just take the high road and leave it at that.
     
  16. padawans

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    Universal resorts offer the 40% off if your looking for a nice resorts in Orlando. Disney will be losing about 20k from me a year, but there are still lots of great places in the world to visit. I wouldn't get to down about it. I was told the are getting rid of it because the public discounts are so close to the airline discounts. I have a feeling it has more to do with closing down there interline office that deals with the reservations. They probably want to cut out a department more than they want to lose our business.
     
  17. puertorican00676

    puertorican00676 Earning My Ears

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    It's not really an issue of deserving or not, its just that it was nice while it lasted. Discounts are given to attracts a target market (specific group of people) to a business. Its not a right or something deserved by anyone.
     
  18. LadyLuck24

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    My thoughts on all these "disappearing" perks is that they are Disney's way of dealing with the bad economy. They're continuing to offer room discounts and free dining to fill up the parks during non-peak times, which helps all of us who have been affected by the bad economy to still get to DW. But in this economy, something has to give, even if you're a corporate giant like Disney. I don't think it's greed--in fact, I think it's the opposite of greed. It's making smart business decisions now by cutting small corners that affect only a small portions of their visitors---which will help ensure their survival as a company for many more years, for the benefit of everyone. Who knows, maybe some perks will return when (if) the economy bounces back.
     
  19. ditsypixie

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    I agree with you. As the spouse of an airline employee, we never looked at the discount like it was deserved or we were entitled to it. It was just a nice perk that was offered to the employees. I wish we had known. We would have booked our trip before it ended :(
     
  20. padawans

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    This could be. Disney had a special office that took care of airline employees. I really think they wanted to cut expenses by getting rid of this office. At least that is the impression I got from the cm. Too bad for them they had nice 9-5 hours. I actually cancelled my interline reservations and I am using the bb offers. I prefer the room only reservations vs the package rules the interline rates were under.
     
  21. dadddio

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    Back when I was in college, my girlfriend (now wife) and I worked for an airline. It was lousy work with long hours and low pay, but we flew for free or cheap and got discounts on hotels, car rentals and FedEx. Those perqs made the job worth it.
     
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