10 Tips to Flying for Free


7) Work for an Airline

While this suggestion may not be feasible for everyone and could possibly require a career change for most people, it’s a great way to fly for free. Free flights extend beyond flight attendants and pilots. Most airlines provide free flights to all employees and their immediate family members (such as a spouse) to any location where that airline flies. Many airlines even offer employees a companion pass, allowing other guests to fly for free as well. If you have no desire to change careers, you could make friends with someone who already works for your favorite airline or ask around your social network. You could also consider applying for a part time or weekend position with the particular airline you are interested in flying with. If you do decide to seek employment, check into the company benefits before applying to see how generous, or not, they are with free flights for employees.