What are ID90 and ZED?

There are several ways for cabin crew members to go on a trip without needing a reservation and paying less than the price of the ticket. Those two ways are called ID90 and ZED/MIBA.


ID90 stands for industrial discount 90%, it is a reduction decided by an airline and given to their employees. Crew members using a ID90 can only use it inside their own company, for flight assured by this airline.

ZED is a multilateral agreement, acronym of zonal employee discount. Airlines can agree on three levels of fares, low, medium and high. It was created by seven airlines and count today more than 170 separate companies.


The 7 creators of ZED in 1994 are:

  • Aer Lingus
  • Air Canada
  • Austrian Airlines
  • British Airways
  • Lufthansa
  • Malév Hungarian Airlines
  • SAS Scandinavian Airlines System


MIBA, standing for Multilateral Interline Business Travel Agreement, was created in order to standardize and simplify procedures regarding mutual industry discount travel for their respective crew members and other eligible persons accordingly with IATA Resolution 788 and to facilitate transportation of these individuals.

ZED/MIBA Forum is the result of the merging between administration of the ZED program with the MIBA program in 2001.

ZED/MIBA allows crew members and affiliate individuals to fly with any airlines being a member of the forum, thus not limiting it to their own airlines, but the price is often higher than ID90.


ZED and ID90 are useful tools for crew members, whose can then travel standby.


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