Does Facebook give business class tickets for travel?

Microsoft TMlq84
Jul 31, 2018 162 Comments

I will be traveling to Menlo park from Singapore as part of the new joinee bootcamp.
Will Facebook provide me with a Business class flight ticket?

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  • Airbnb / Eng
    CFABurrito

    Airbnb Eng

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    CFABurritomore
    Pretty much all companies I’ve worked at provide business or first class tickets.
    Jul 31, 2018 71
    • Microsoft f(x)
      Amazon will put you in a cardboard box and ship via UPS with final delivery done by local post office.
      Aug 1, 2018
    • GE / Eng
      weakPtr

      GE Eng

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      weakPtrmore
      GE doesn't. Even VPs fly coach for domestic. Rest of us fly coach, even for 20+ hour trips to China. Sufficient to say - not many volunteers for travel.
      Aug 1, 2018
    • Daimler ForkBomb
      Mercedes does
      Aug 1, 2018
    • Comcast keysersözæ
      Comcast does. They also pay for high end king suites.
      Aug 1, 2018
    • Bloomberg
      Bloomberg does
      Aug 1, 2018
    • eBay egXg61
      Ebay doesn’t unless you are a VP regardless of distance. I travel Internationally quarterly and no biz or first class.
      Aug 1, 2018
    • Uber vdjydsgg
      Uber does not... Fly 24 hrs ..in premium economy max ... And if one leg of journey is it's than 4 hours.. It needs to be economy ...
      Aug 2, 2018
    • Dolby / Eng ddplus
      Dolby doesn’t...
      Aug 2, 2018
    • Adobe / Eng
      vaish1991

      Adobe Eng

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      TC : 160 K base + 240 K stocks over 3 years + 5-10% bonus , Location : Bay Area , Hobbies : Gaming ( PUBG, Dota , LoL, Fortnite ) , Sports
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      Adobe does :)
      Aug 5, 2018
    • Siemens Healthineers Gunplt18
      Siemens USA does not.
      Aug 11, 2018
  • Microsoft AWSAZURE
    Yes with VP approval
    Jul 31, 2018 11
    • Facebook Mixitup
      False. You don’t need VP approval. You just get business class for anything international. I think the min distance was 5k miles, but can’t remember exactly.
      Jul 31, 2018
    • Microsoft AWSAZURE
      Don’t listen to this false news. How does that even make sense. Flying business for Canada? Really?
      Jul 31, 2018
    • Facebook Mixitup
      Lol sure. Listen to the guy who works at Microsoft about Facebook policies
      Jul 31, 2018
    • Facebook Mixitup
      I have never traveled anything other than business class and I travel twice a month
      Jul 31, 2018
    • Facebook / Product Eiwhdnek
      Yes, esp for long distance flights
      Jul 31, 2018
    • Snapchat TalohwuH
      It’s a policy that they created in 2014, wasn’t always this way.

      It’s a pretty generous policy that applies to everyone, not just those that fly a lot. IMO it should just apply to people who Facebook needs to fly a lot.
      Jul 31, 2018
    • Facebook / Mgmt AsdfFdsa?
      4500 miles one-way (including connections). Applies to everyone.
      Jul 31, 2018
    • Facebook / Eng AwGK74
      False
      Jul 31, 2018
    • IBM / Eng xuGg35
      I hope the people responsible for designing the new Skype client all get let go cause it is a giant pile of steaming crap.
      Jul 31, 2018
    • Uber Satico
      If you don’t have business/sleeper class for long distance red eyes, your not going to get as many volunteers for your Australia recruiting events... it’s a sensible policy tbh
      Jul 31, 2018
  • Amazon JURE58
    Boo hoo you poor spoiled bitches need a business class ticket for a flight over 4 hours. How do the poor plebes in Econ ever survive?
    Jul 31, 2018 11
    • Amazon JURE58
      And 100’s of people fly in economy without issue
      Jul 31, 2018
    • Amazon JURE58
      Just because you can code, are you an entitled little princess?
      Jul 31, 2018
    • Facebook we'll
      Makes a business trip much easier arriving rested.
      Jul 31, 2018
    • The Trade Desk adsadsads
      When you're tall this is important. How tall are you?
      Jul 31, 2018
    • Cadence / Eng
      MoneyGod

      Cadence Eng

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      MoneyGodmore
      I feel you. That's the point.
      I'm 6'3" and it's a HUGE pain flying econ.
      Jul 31, 2018
    • Amazon JURE58
      6’3” as well
      Jul 31, 2018
    • Qualtrics Qwertydick
      Lmao this is unreal.
      Jul 31, 2018
    • The Trade Desk adsadsads
      He wants to increase AMZN earnings .00003%. Jeff Bezos approves mightily.
      Jul 31, 2018
    • Coupang / Eng
      aqtP17

      Coupang Eng

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      So 16h sucks. It sucks in business too, done that and it only helps some.
      Op:
      I fly over 10h usually 13h about 8 times a year and I do it in economy.
      Pro tip: ask for a ticket that can be upgraded (actually about half I get can't) and use something called your money to buy that seat you want for your own reasons. That said it looks like in this case you get what you want so...
      Jul 31, 2018
    • Google xjdn
      6 3 as well da fk
      Jul 31, 2018
  • Amazon KumquatK
    Yes, if the trip is longer than certain number of miles.
    Jul 31, 2018 9
    • Microsoft TMlq84
      OP
      Certain miles? Any idea how much? Say Singapore to USA California
      Jul 31, 2018
    • Facebook markzuck
      Yes. It’s roughly enough miles that the NYC office doesn’t qualify (from SFO) but pretty much anything further does.
      Jul 31, 2018
    • Facebook / Eng
      VWem45

      Facebook Eng

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      Previously at mid size startup in SF.
      VWem45more
      it’s 4500 mi
      Jul 31, 2018
    • Yahoo IC9
      Yeah, LA to Singapore is one of the longest flight routes from the USA. Only a few extended range airplanes can make it like A350 with a few seats removed.
      Jul 31, 2018
    • Uber Satico
      That is a sensible policy. Basically do you have to sleep on the flight or not
      Jul 31, 2018
    • Zendesk Toadstool
      I like how someone is asking if maybe Singapore to USA is too short. Hello! Check a map!! The only way to make it much longer is to go off-planet!
      Aug 1, 2018
    • New / Eng
      sde4life

      New Eng

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      sde4lifemore
      Seriously if that trip is too short than any earth trip is too short. Also just ask HR they have final say anyway
      Aug 1, 2018
    • Adobe SaltyPepsi
      @Toadstool, every flight is off-planet.
      Aug 7, 2018
    • Ford / Eng idiablo
      @Toadstool the longest flight is from Delhi to SF and its basically more than twice as long - 9506 miles
      Aug 7, 2018
  • Salesforce YSPJ65
    I am svp level at a certain software company and purposely fly coach.
    Jul 31, 2018 7
    • Amazon / Eng b@s
      That's stupid.
      Jul 31, 2018
    • Amazon JURE58
      Glad you aren’t a puss like some of the FB cry babies on here
      Jul 31, 2018
    • Salesforce YSPJ65
      I leave “business class” for the weak and entitled.
      Jul 31, 2018
    • Cadence RubiksCube
      You should take paycut for Poor's too
      Jul 31, 2018
    • Facebook / Eng AwGK74
      Haha says the Amazon employee... 😂 Because I know you're stuck in coach
      Jul 31, 2018
    • LogMeIn Gj3epf39
      Lol I’m sure salesforce appreciates your “sacrifice”
      Aug 1, 2018
    • Salesforce hIjVcfR
      Business class isn’t available for IC at Salesforce
      Aug 1, 2018
  • Google / Eng zbRE00
    Business class if the trip is over 4500 miles
    Jul 31, 2018 3
    • Facebook BRTt65
      This answer is correct
      Jul 31, 2018
    • Facebook / Product OnTheFly
      Correct. Or > 6hours with approvals. Generally US/Canada/Mexico will all fall in Economy. Unfortunately I have seen some parts of the business no longer get Business even with such policies. Things are changing a bit. Example: large annual conferences in the US, seen my Singaporean colleagues having to come economy, or Sales offsites (very few teams that are truly global and need to fly more than 4500 miles, so it holds for all).
      Jul 31, 2018
    • Facebook / Eng Leo Messi
      Because we hired too many. You can’t afford business for that many ops
      Jul 31, 2018
  • Airbnb / Eng
    CFABurrito

    Airbnb Eng

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    CFABurritomore
    Yes
    Jul 31, 2018 0
  • New / Eng M!racle
    Serious question — I’m 6’8 ... If I worked at Facebook, wouldn’t that allow business class on any flight regardless of distance? I can’t fit in coach except in exit rows when they’re available and I do have to pay extra for those ... 😥🦒
    Jul 31, 2018 1
    • Snapchat TalohwuH
      Lmao

      Send the expense to your manager and I’d be surprised if they deny it, sounds like a legit reason for you
      Aug 1, 2018
  • Facebook GOB
    joeb gets first class
    Jul 31, 2018 2
    • LinkedIn / Eng HelloWorId
      I miss joeb jokes on Secret
      Aug 1, 2018
    • Airbnb pyVE35
      Me too
      Aug 1, 2018
  • Facebook / Eng bVYc10
    Yes, and you can also combine it with a personal trip and pay the difference. For e.g. I also took a 20 day vacation in Asia at the end of my business trip there and flew back to USA in business class.
    Jul 31, 2018 3
    • LinkedIn / Eng HelloWorId
      The difference between what exactly?
      Aug 1, 2018
    • Facebook / Eng bVYc10
      The cost of business trip reservations only and business + personal trip reservation.
      Aug 1, 2018
    • LinkedIn / Eng HelloWorId
      The flight ticket will likely remain the same. So you must be talking about hotels, etc, yeah?
      Aug 1, 2018
  • Nvidia nvkoolaid
    I am happy fb does that. Here at Nvidia they won't even pay for economy plus for a flight from India to USA. Enjoy your free champagne op!
    Aug 1, 2018 4
    • Oracle LAoh31
      At least they pay. At Oracle my senior director manager hasn't even gotten a free economy ticket to visit the team that reports to him in Prague in over 6 years.
      Aug 1, 2018
    • Facebook / Eng Kya
      Is that flight for business reasons? Even Facebook does not pay for personal travel
      Aug 1, 2018
    • Zendesk Toadstool
      Wow, Oracle!
      Aug 1, 2018
    • Nvidia zJCx73
      I heard they do economy plus now for international flights.
      Oct 31, 2018
  • Yahoo ebno51
    It's charged back to your managers cost center so if you are a little whiner about being in coach, they'll know. Suck it up.
    Jul 31, 2018 0
  • IBM / Other bbWI22
    Meanwhile at IBM: SFO-HKG? Coach. SJC-LHR? Coach. SFO-LAX-BNE? Coach.

    Once it showed me that a coach ticket of $6500 was in policy, while the same flight business class was $4500 and out of policy.
    Aug 1, 2018 0
  • Amazon / Other
    pOnOs

    Amazon Other

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    Why the fuck do you think I would put any personal information in an anonymous chat app? You seem really confused, @blind
    pOnOsmore
    Short men try to stop normal-sized men from getting more comfortable seats, whether it's on a plane or shuttle bus or uberpool.
    Short people can be comfortable anywhere. It's called Short Privilege and it's real. Check yours.
    Aug 1, 2018 0
  • LinkedIn foobar123$
    Not with the stock price falling :-D
    Jul 31, 2018 0
  • New ABkH43
    Request a Oculus Go for the flight
    Jul 31, 2018 0
  • Facebook Smqp53
    Not for orientation
    Jul 31, 2018 2
    • Microsoft
      SinCity

      Microsoft

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      SinCitymore
      In my recent NHO at FB, intl people flew biz
      Aug 1, 2018
    • Facebook Xyzxix
      Really? London to SFO was booked out in biz for NHO practically very frequently last year. Makes sense though, complaints had been made about our NHs flying in biz. (Fresh out of college kids stacking, free booze, business class..., What could go wrong?)
      Aug 3, 2018
  • Facebook / Eng kerby
    Yes, you are able to get business class for that. Their rule is you use economy unless its 4500 miles or more (Basically forcing all continual flights to be eccon)
    Jul 31, 2018 1
    • LinkedIn / Eng HelloWorId
      Is the 4500 per leg or for the whole trip?

      Say I’m going from SFO -> NYC -> Paris. Would I get business class for both legs? (Given that SFO to NYC is less than 4500)
      Aug 1, 2018
  • Salesforce hIjVcfR
    No business class at Salesforce. You can upgrade to premium economy.
    Aug 1, 2018 0
  • Facebook / Eng ULcd16
    Biz class all the time
    Jul 31, 2018 0
  • Facebook / Eng ULcd16
    You will need your manager consent to your trip by any means
    Jul 31, 2018 0
  • Uber uberon
    So FB policy much better than Uber then. Uber only gives PE until L6
    Aug 1, 2018 5
    • New Nme58j
      How is the expense policy at Uber? Like noise cancelling headphones etc.?
      Aug 1, 2018
    • Uber uberon
      No noise cancelling headphones. I know Salesforce gives them.
      Aug 1, 2018
    • New Nme58j
      So you cant even expense it by asking the manager? Wow
      Aug 1, 2018
    • Uber uberon
      Managers are required to follow company expense policy...
      Aug 1, 2018
    • New Nme58j
      Some companies dont state an upper limit so managers have flexibilith, I'm guessing in your case the expense policy has a strict upper limit?
      Aug 1, 2018
  • Amazon Lkht
    They gave me business for my interview trip.
    Aug 1, 2018 2
    • Facebook / Eng ULcd16
      That’s not gonna happen unless no economy class seat available.
      Aug 1, 2018
    • Amazon Lkht
      Special treatment for amazon employees
      Aug 1, 2018
  • Oath / Eng Yggdr
    Ya only if you bring millions of $ in revenue to the company
    Jul 31, 2018 1
    • Capital One / Mgmt Sunk
      If that were the case, you get your own private jet
      Jul 31, 2018
  • Facebook / Eng w.t.f.
    Welcome and enjoy the bootcamp!
    Aug 28, 2018 0
  • Facebook / Eng Kya
    Yes
    Aug 1, 2018 0
  • Lyft / Other Jmacrow
    Yes. Right out of privacy violation land!
    Jul 31, 2018 0
  • SonicWALL / Eng
    tUpH80

    SonicWALL Eng

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    tUpH80more
    0lnñ be volunteering behaviourally behaviourally we you be
    Jul 31, 2018 0
  • Oscar / Eng Bff
    Seattle to sf? NYC to sf?
    Jul 31, 2018 0

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