Industry Standards for Airline Employees Personal and Duty Travel. Through membership in ZED-MIBA Forum (ZMF). 1. Will ZMF membership work for you?. Do you want to connect with airlines to offer reduced rate travel for your employees?. ID: 156382
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Industry Standards for Airline Employees Personal and Duty TravelThrough membership in ZED-MIBA Forum (ZMF)
Will ZMF membership work for you?
Do you want to connect with airlines to offer reduced rate travel for your employees?Do you spend a lot of time requesting ID tickets for your employees? Would you like to reduce your administrative costs?Would you like to harmonize agreements with industry partners?
If you said “YES” to any of these questions, then answer for your company may be …
Full detailed application conditions in « how to participate to ZMF ? » section
ZMF provides …
An Interline Staff Travel Agreement (ISTA)Participants can bilaterally concur with other Participants, as they choose for personal and/or duty travelA flexible program which providesAbility to connect with industry partners to offer reduced rate travel to your peopleSimplified administration
Based on easy to calculate flat rate service charges applicable to Nine mileage bandsThree fare levels for leisure travelThree fare levels for duty travelOther duty travel discount optionsTwo classes of service Two reservations status optionsTwo fulfillment options (Self-ticketing (IET) or Transporting Airline Ticketing (NIET))
Objectives of ZMF
To provide industry standards for interline ID travelTo harmonize procedures to reduce administrative costs associated with ID travelTo provide infrastructure and mechanisms to enable members to travel on other airlines
An airline may either qualify as a:full member (be an airline operating scheduled air passenger transportation services available for Members use)orassociate member (be an airline operating air transportation services which are not available for Members’ use under the operating carrier’s own code (with the intent to include Cargo, Charter Airlines and scheduled passenger airlines whose inventory may or may not be controlled by a Full Member(s).)To be eligible for ZMF membership, an airline must comply with articles A.1 or A.2 of the Interline Staff Travel Agreement (more details p.17 & 18) Any ZMF participating airline may bilaterally include its subsidiary, affiliate, or franchisee companies (S/A/F), upon bilateral agreement.
Personal TravelEligible Travelers - Mandatory
ZMF participants for leisure travel must agree to accept Category A travelers, which comprise:Active employees of the ZMF participating airline and any bilaterally agreed S/A/FRetired employees of the ZMF participating airline and any bilaterally agreed S/A/FSpouse of the employee/retireeChildren, under 24 years of age, of the employee/retiree
Personal Travel Eligible Travelers - Optional
ZMF participants for leisure travel may bilaterally agree to accept other Eligibile Categories, limited to:Children, 24 years of age and over, of employee/retireeParents of employee/retireeSisters and brothers of employee/retireeTravel partner of employee/retiree
Personal or Duty Travel Fares
Uniform fares are charged based on Ticketed Point Mileage (TPM) within 9 fixed distance zonesThe final cost of the journey is the sum of the fares for each individual coupon plus all applicable taxes, fees, and charges (TFC).Only TFC paid to a government and/or airport authority may be collected (fuel surcharge is not collected)Child and Infant discounts applyTravel by children (age 2-11, inclusive) is at 67% of the applicable adult fare, plus applicable taxes & feesTravel by infants (birth to 23 months, inclusive), not occupying a seat, is at no fare, plus applicable taxes & fees
Personal Travel Space-Available ZED (R2) or confirmed (R1) Fares
ZMF participants for leisure travel have the option to bilaterally agree with other members using stand-by and/or confirmed fares; Economy and/or Business class (fares are being revised once a year upon market evolution)
(*) Y = Economy (C = Business) – ID = Industry Discount- ZM = Zed Medium - « 2 » = zone 2 R = leisure- 2 = space-available (1 = confirmed)
Duty or Crew Deadheading travelConfirmed MIBA Zone Fares
ZMF participants for duty (S1) or crew-positioning (C1) travel have the option to bilaterally agree with other members using different confirmed fares; Economy and/or Business class (fares are being revised once a year upon market evolution)
Duty TravelOther discount options
ID50S1 (50% discounted off the highest applicable unrestricted fare, confirmed space travel in business class or economy class)ID50C1 (50% discounted off the highest applicable unrestricted fare, confirmed space travel in business class or economy class – for Crew Deadheading ONLY)ID00S2 (100% discount, space-available travel in business class or economy class)ID00S1 (100% discount, confirmed travel in business class or economy class)
ZMF participants may select one of the following 2 options for standardized ticketing:IET (self-ticketing)NIET (ticketing by the operating carrier)If the member opts for IET, tickets must be issued in accordance with IATA Resolution 788 and Recommended Practice 1788, in addition to the requirements listed in the ISTA Agreement. These include:Fare Basis CodeTour Code BoxPassenger Type Code, Ticket DesignatorStandardized fares
How to participate in ZMF?
How to participate in ZMF?
Apply to become a member of the ZED-MIBA Forum (ZMF)The ZED-MIBA Forum is an umbrella organization consisting of most carriers (all alliances, independent, cargo ), ZMF enables members to concur for personal and/or duty travelParticipation in ZMF does not mean a Member will automatically have agreements with every other ZMF MembersIndividual Members will need to evaluate bilateral concurrences based on their own business models and policy
Are you an airline operating scheduled air passenger transportation services you may offer to other ZMF Members?If yes, you can become a Full MemberAre you an airline operating air transportation services (e.g. cargo, charter)?If yes, you can become an Associate Member
Full Member Requirements: article A.1 of the Interline Staff Travel Agreement
Airline must:Be an airline operating scheduled air passenger transportation services available for Members use.Be able to accept Eligible Person(s) in accordance with this Agreement.Have a concurrence with at least one Full Member. Pay the annual membership fee and other fees agreed by the Members.Possess a corporate e-mail address for official communication.File its fares in accordance with Appendix Fares.Recognize and observe the principles of relevant IATA Resolutions and Recommended Practices, even if not a member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA).
Associate Member Requirements: article A.2 of the Interline Staff Travel Agreement
Airline must:Be an airline operating air transportation services which are not available for Members’ use under the operating carrier’s own code (with the intent to include Cargo, Charter Airlines and scheduled passenger airlines whose inventory may or may not be controlled by a Full Member(s).)Have a concurrence with at least one Full Member. Pay the annual membership fee and other fees agreed by the Members.Possess a corporate e-mail address for official communication.Recognize and observe the principles of relevant IATA Resolutions and Recommended Practices, even if not a member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA).
Procedures for Participation
Contact the Member Service Centre (MSC) to obtain acceptance procedures, at:firstname.lastname@example.orgSubmit the following to the MSC:A completed Application Form Two signed originals of the ZMF Signature DocumentPay the subscription fee As indicated on the invoice delivered by the MSC
Upon confirmation that the payment has been received by MSC, the interested airline will be considered an applicant.Log-in and password will be provided for access to the Member Section on the website.
What happens next
MSC will notify all ZMF Members of the new ZMF ApplicantZMF Applicant and ZMF participants are then free to contact each other to negotiate a bilateral concurrenceOnce an Applicant has its first ISTA concurrence, both parties must confirm the concurrence to the MSCThe Applicant then becomes a ZMF Member and a ZMF participantIn due course, you will receive an original of the Signature document, countersigned by the ZMF Leader, for your files
Other valuable information
ZMF Forum was established in 2002, to combine and streamline the administrative elements of the ZED and MIBA programsZMF is governed by the ISTA agreement
Growth of ZMF Forum
ZMF Forum participation has grown to include over 190 airlines and related entities from all parts of the globePlus over 70 scheduled passenger airlines included as S/A/F
Growth of ZED
ZED was formed in November 1994 by seven airlines:Aer LingusAir CanadaAustrian AirlinesBritish AirwaysLufthansaMalev HungarianSAS/Scandinavian
Growth of MIBA
MIBA was formed in July 1991 by six airlines:Air France Austrian AirlinesKLMLufthansaSAS/ScandinavianSwissair
ZED-MIBA Forum Members represent carriers from over 90 countries and 6 continents
ZED-MIBA Advisory Council
Secretary: Mike Muller/IATA
Communications & Admin
ZED/MIBA Forum AGM
Secretary: Mike Muller/IATA
Member Service Center
For more on ZMF
If you are interested in obtaining more information about ZMF, or are ready to become a Member, please contact:Ms. Ann FarrellMember Service Center (MSC)MSC@zedmiba.org