JohnK said:Company policy was for anything over 5 hours you fly business class. :shock: Never eventuated.
When you work for company that only ever looks at bottom line then business travel is way to expensive. They also wanted employees to fly in their own time even if it was public holidays. Soon fixed that by claiming and receiving time offin lieu for all company related travel. No way would I travel to Singapore in cattle class on flight that arrives at 4:00 and be expected to work 10 hours that day. I remember a couple of years back flew to BKK on Easter Sunday worked Easter Monday and flew back Anzac Day. Company thought I was a saint until I requested 3 days of in lieu and actually was granted them as well.
NM said:Last time I got a phone call at 3am telling me to get on the next flight to XYZ, I used the assumption that such a request must mean business class travel was approved :wink: .
So I told the person who called me at 3am that they needed to get an email approval from the VP who had told him call me at 3am, and that it needed to include his approval for business class travel. His email arrived before 5am and was entitled "Bugg@r the cost, just get him on the d@mn plane". My flight departed 1:55pm and I was in my hotel room by midnight.
The rule for our corp travel agents is they they book whatever class has been approved by the necessary level of management. They will not issue the ticket until they see the necessary approval. And for international travel that requires the CEO's approval. He will only approve business class if the paying VP has approved it. So when that statement comes from the paying VP, no problem.oz_mark said:He may say Bugg@r the cost, but in my experience with corporate travel agents, they are pretty fastidious at sticking with the rules the corporate client has given them.