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Life as a cabin crew is very unique and can be very demanding. On one hand, it is a profession which offers many options to explore, go out & enjoy different things and on the other hand, it is also one of the professions where saving can be quite difficult. Especially, living in a place like UAE which has so many different things to offer. This is one of the main reasons that as a part of their employee happiness program and retention effort, many airlines provide a special benefit program for their crew. That's one of the most important perks of working with a UAE carrier.
UAE is a hub for 4 major airlines with more than 40k crew living in the country. While some of the airlines are offering their own benefit programs, there are also independent companies working in this field. Here's a list of the best benefit programs available exclusively for crew.
Cost for crew: Free
Discounts Available: >500
Isave is a benefit program for Etihad crew giving them discounts in a variety of places like beaches, clubs, restaurants, retail etc. The majority of discounts are available only in Abu Dhabi with some options in other cities like Dubai & a few other cities globally. The categories covered by the benefit program are quite exhaustive, but the global coverage is limited. Check here
Cost for crew:
Basic - Free
Premium - AED 9.90/monthly & AED 99/yearly
Discounts Available: >1000
World Of Crew is an independent company offering discounts to crew from all airlines. The discounts are available worldwide with a vast majority available in the UAE in categories like restaurants, clubs, cafe, hotels, utilities etc. The discounts are accessible for the crew via their app called World Of Crew. They have 2 different packages available; for free which gives crew access to discounts <20% and premium for access to all discounts from 0-100%. Check here
Cost for crew: AED 50-70
Available for Emirates crew and other employees, the paid program gives the employees access to a variety of discounts globally like hotels/resorts/restaurants/retail/cafe. The discounts can be accessed via their app EK Platinum mobile app or through their website also.
Cost for crew: AED 25
Discounts Available: >300
The Flight Attendant Club of Emirates offers discounts for the Emirates crew. The discounts are available majorly in Dubai in different categories like access to beaches, restaurants, gyms, clubs etc. Along with the discounts they also organize special events for their crew. Check here
Cost for Crew
Registration: AED 250
Subscription AED 3600/yearly
Club Exec another Dubai based independent company offers discounts to airline crew & their family in categories like hotels, health & fitness, restaurants, beauty. In addition, the club also organizes events for its members. The discounts are available within UAE & available for all crew.
|Platinum||>700||AED 50-70||Emirates Employees||https://goo.gl/2MihTd||3|
|Facecard||>300||AED 25||Emirates Crew||https://goo.gl/Axq8xd||4|
|World Of Crew||>1000||AED 9.90||All Airline Crew||https://goo.gl/rp5goa||2|
|Club Exec||Info not available||AED 250 + AED 3600/Yearly||All Airline Crew||https://goo.gl/KciraS||5|
The ranking is based on the cost of the program for the crew & the number of discounts available.
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