Warning: Why You Should Never Purchase Buddy Passes

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    Travel by airplane using a buddy pass — which is defined in this article — can be one of the least-expensive ways to see the world; but you must know an employee of an airline to have access to one... ...or you can purchase a buddy pass through various channels — which is highly discouraged, as you should never purchase buddy passes from anyone. The sale of buddy passes is absolutely prohibited by the airlines which issue them, as they are not intended to be instruments from which employees should profit. They are called buddy passes for a reason, as they are meant to be used by the relatives or friends — or buddies — of the airline employee who has a limited quantity of them as part of their perks and benefits of employment by the airline. Airline employees are not permitted to sell their buddy passes under any circumstances. If an unscrupulous person acquires a buddy pass and sells it, the airline employee to whom that buddy pass was assigned may find himself or herself in serious trouble as a result of disciplinary action from the airline, which could include termination of employment from the airline. Consider the unfortunate experience of the travel companion of... The post Warning: Why You Should Never Purchase Buddy Passes appeared first on The Gate.

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