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Biz trip but no biz class flight

Google nWof86
Mar 14

I'm shocked to learn Google doesn't support a business class flight for a business trip by default. I have a upcoming international trip (12 hours non-stop) that I can only buy an economic class due to limited trip cap.

All my previous companies supported a biz class. Very shocked... Anything I can do?

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  • Expedia gordonlion
    Pay for the upgrade out of your pocket if that is important for you. Isn't Google giving you enough cash to afford the upgrade? Business class doesn't seem to be an essential requirement for a business trip
    Mar 142
    • Amazon / EngZeroDrift
      Youโ€™d be great at Amazon
      Mar 14
    • Expedia gordonlion
      And book your flights on Expedia for the best prices, lol
      Mar 14
  • Salesforce bbvhjbj
    I would leave immediately
    Mar 140
  • Salesforce bbvhjbj
    OMG, really??
    Mar 140
  • Google fantafien
    This is true. Google is CHEAP when it comes to flights. Hot tip: just file for VP exception. Most admins insta approve.
    Mar 143
    • Google toGoOrNo
      Not to mention the $80/day for food. Cheap as hell. That doesn't get you very far in NYC for example. When I was at Disney we got $140-$220/day for food/drink depending on the destination.
      Mar 14
    • Microsoft
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      Troll living under the I-5 overpass
      MP3more
      How the hell is $80/day not enough for food?
      Mar 14
    • Google / Engbolobala
      What do you do in NYC that makes $80 per day cheap? If you meet clients I suppose there's a different budget for that. Otherwise you there's food in the cafe.
      Mar 14
  • Google euBx84
    How late are you booking? I've booked all my domestic trips 1.5 months early and I've always gotten first class. You should be able to get biz class internationally if you book early. If your trip is long enough, you can request a business class cap if I'm not mistaken. Do some research, and you should be able to find more info.
    Mar 140
  • Amazon / Mktgbfshke6
    Oh no man, this is horrible! You gotta leave right away, you show 'em!
    Mar 142
  • Facebook SWmF26
    Enjoy Ruth..:) - still happy I left. And if you donโ€™t think the cost cutting has stopped, youโ€™re in for some more surprises
    Mar 140
  • Microsoft jrex
    omg, such injustice
    Mar 140
  • Facebook / Engthis.sucks
    Move to Facebook
    Mar 140
  • Well you can move to Facebook and sell the data of your customer to finance your biz class travel, or do like the rest of us: suck it up in economy. Seriously, biz class for long flight is typically 6k$ more. Definitely not worth it
    Mar 141
    • Facebook SWmF26
      *yawn* another clueless
      Mar 14
  • Microsoft naaam
    I guess that's pretty common in most tech companies.
    Mar 141
    • Google HfSQ81
      Nah, Facebook was pretty much default business class
      Mar 14
  • Intel rewt
    Lol.. even Intel gives business class tickets for 8+hours travel...
    Mar 140
  • Intel movaxbx
    Slap the flight waitress on the butt and you often get upgraded
    Mar 140
  • Amazon / EnglSPF51
    Is it a joke?)
    Mar 140
  • Oracle now@google
    That is fairly common. Never flew business class at any company. YOE 20+
    Mar 141
  • Seriously, I hope.that most of the responses are sarcastic.

    Unless you are VP I don't see why you would need to fly business
    Mar 141
    • Twitch RbOv54
      Mostly cause 12 hours later, you're expected to go to the office or client meeting to work, so sleeping on a plane really helps, therefore business class is much valued
      7d
  • Chase blahBumbu
    Business class is default at JP for cross Atlantic flights. Economy otherwise.
    Mar 140
  • OpenTable Meliodas
    I know Googlers that fly business class, monthly, between US and Europe. Itโ€™s not a company wide policy.
    Mar 140
  • Microsoft / Biz DevMemeGenX
    I've found trip caps for flights to be super generous at Google making it easy to build up credits to upgrade hotels/flights when I want to. Hotels are a different story. Either way just go for VP approval. But yeah I miss default business class for international at Microsoft.
    Mar 140
  • Micron / EngBDJO24
    This is pretty normal.
    Mar 140
  • Oracle RealTalq
    In Oracle, it depends on your seniority level.
    Mar 140
  • Microsoft dknu51
    Microsoft doesn't either unless you make 2 or 3+ trips per year
    Mar 140

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