As an airline employee, we have the opportunity to fly other airlines at a reduced rate. This interline 'opportunity' comes with several risks and challenges.
The first challenge is flying standby and that is exactly what it is ... stand by and hope you get on. With standby travel comes a great deal of waiting ... in departure lounges and in worst case scenario ..hotels if you have to return the next day.
Secondly, when and if you get on, your seat choice may not be the greatest. I have been fortunate so far .. fingers crossed.
Connecting ... you get another opportunity to work your way through the process once again. What is one to do if stuck in Dallas Fort Worth at midnight?
I flew from Toronto to Dallas Fort Worth connecting to Lima. I was fortunate to have chosen American Airlines. The agents in Toronto and in Dallas were courteous, informative and very helpful. They made a long day as stress free as possible. A special thanks to American Airlines and their employees for making my experience as painless as possible.
Don is a former educator and having worked for a Canadian airline, he enjoys travel that is mildly