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MoneyUnited Airlines fires 35 employees for abusing travel benefits

07:45  09 march  2019
07:45  09 march  2019 Source:   nydailynews.com

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United Airlines fired more than 35 employees who were abusing their travel perks, like selling travel passes that are intended for friends and family. The airline “uncovered a brokering scheme where employees were soliciting pass travel privileges from their colleagues to put up for sale.”

More than 35 United Airlines employees were fired after the company discovered they were abusing their employee travel perks by selling travel passes We have clear rules on flying privileges so we can all fairly enjoy this benefit ." The article also provided a reminder to employees about the rules of

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United Airlines fired more than 35 employees who were abusing their travel perks, like selling travel passes that are intended for friends and family.

"United employees at the gate noticed something fishy about a particular group of nine non-revenue pass riders," the company said in an article published on United's internal site and obtained by USA TODAY.

"The three families, who were traveling internationally, stated that they had 'paid for' first class tickets – but they were on nonrevenue reservations and were unable to provide the names of the employees who had provided the tickets."

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United Airlines has fired 35 employees who were allegedly involved in a “brokering scheme” involving the sale of travel privileges that employees get as a Chicago-based United didn’t say how often it catches employees flouting rules governing standby travel benefits intended for immediate family

United Airlines fired more than 35 employees for brokering special travel pass privileges and profiting off of them. More than 35 United Airlines employees were fired after the company discovered they were abusing their employee travel perks by selling travel passes , which are.

The airline “uncovered a brokering scheme where employees were soliciting pass travel privileges from their colleagues to put up for sale.”

United found that employees would provide fake documents to pass off strangers as stepparents or domestic partners.

“Some of the employees who gave up their passes received payment, while others were deceived into giving away their pass travel privileges based on the pretext that the passes were for a good friend or a relative (although even that would be against the rules),” the airline said.

United spokesperson Frank Benenati told USA TODAY: “Enjoying flying privileges is a unique and special advantage of working at an airline, and it is intended only for our employees and their friends and family. We have clear rules on flying privileges so we can all fairly enjoy this benefit.”

The airline has clarified its employee travel policy.

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