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Old Oct 9, 04, 12:17 pm
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NHS Discount?

I know this might seem like a silly question to you gurus of the airways, but is there such a thing as discounted flights for NHS medical staff in the UK (or a travel agent who specialises in such things?) I was wondering if they maybe had something akin to a corporate rate?
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Old Oct 9, 04, 1:06 pm
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Not directly an answer to your question but I had a client who worked for a Government agency who via their travel agency (Pickfords, I think) got Government discount on BMI - but I did notice that the fares they got for him were always discounted full Y or C when there was much cheaper available on BMI's web site.

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Old Oct 9, 04, 1:18 pm
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I think each PCT has to make their own arrangements.
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Old Oct 9, 04, 1:50 pm
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No, it's just the F service, and particularly the Champagne, which is going NHS...
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Old Oct 9, 04, 7:09 pm
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You're joking - right? Most NHS trusts will just about pay train fares, there is no way that any of the 10+ trusts I have worked for would ever pay airfares for any of their medical staff. Management may be different Some of the bigger trusts have hotel discounts but that's about it

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Old Oct 10, 04, 8:10 am
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It wasnt for an NHS trust to pay the fees, it was just that I was curious if BA (or any other carier in the UK) gave a discount for staff in the health service. I know for example some US hotel chains (and I think cariers) give discounts to medical staff (as well as teachers) on certain fairs.

I knew this was a long shot - but hey, nothing ventured nothing gained
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I believe you could get a somewhere in the region of 10-15% discount on BA as serving military personnel, this was done through a TA I believe, although I never took advantage of it
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I believe you could get a somewhere in the region of 10-15% discount on BA as serving military personnel, this was done through a TA I believe, although I never took advantage of it
Pushing the definition of the school ATC club again a bit aren't we Fraser?
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Pushing the definition of the school ATC club again a bit aren't we Fraser?

Do you mean the famous club that gets you an upgrade just by flashing your ID?
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I know this might seem like a silly question to you gurus of the airways, but is there such a thing as discounted flights for NHS medical staff in the UK (or a travel agent who specialises in such things?) I was wondering if they maybe had something akin to a corporate rate?
Key Travel is a travel agent that specialises in travel arrangements for non-profit organisations - see:

http://www.keytravel.co.uk/index.html
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