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Just a general comment on our travel policy.    I would love for the power that be to take a hard look at the criteria for booking business class when travelling internationally.   I just travelled from Toronto to Sao Leopoldo Brazil (Labs LA) in economy as I do not qualify for business class right now.    For me it took two days out of my life and upon arrival I had to take a power nap before waking up to get dinner and am about to hit the sack again.   Sunday evening/dinner and basically all of monday wasted.    I believe that I could have been productive if I had been able to get some decent sleep on the 10 1/2 hour flight, however being crammed into economy with no room to stretch out left me lacking any sort of decent shut eye.

I find that the Policy is biased terribly towards higher ups, and feel that anyone travelling more than 6 hours or overnight should be able to book Business Class.   Right now although my flight is two segments of 10 1/2 hours (here and back) I would be unable to book business class as I do not ‘qualify’….qualification being

“…and the employee has already taken two round-trips within one calendar year where one segment of the round-trip travel (outbound or return flight) was longer than eight hours.”

In a regular year I might fly a few times to meet that criteria….when I look at the criteria for Leadership, their criteria is…

“…One segment of the round-trip travel (outbound or return flight) is longer than two hours.”

I usually do not rant very much, but it really seems unfair to me….especially in areas where an overnight flight is called for. 🙂     I do not begrudge Leadership their perks….but this seems a bit out of line.

and there you have the ramblings of an overtired IT person as he puts fingers to keyboard

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