If you were going for a new job which required a lot of international travel - would you be influenced at all by the corporate travel policy? I have the fortune (or misfortune) of working for myself. I get to choose the clients I work with. And because I travel a lot, I choose the airline and the class. If the client isn't ok with that, then we don't work together. There are plenty of Fortune 500 companies now with global Y travel policies. Is yours one of them?