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(Some Guy)   As a thanks for bailing them out again, airlines are now selling a lot of flights they have no intention of operating to generate revenue   (skift.com) divider line
    More: Asinine, Airline, Southwest Airlines, Aircraft, Los Angeles International Airport, Avianca, Flight attendant, Northwest Airlines, Airlines of the United States  
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2020-05-30 2:35:22 PM  
They'll refund you in vouchers.
 
2020-05-30 3:33:50 PM  

edmo: They'll refund you in vouchers.


Many years ago, I stayed in a Double Tree in Denver off of a voucher after a flight left before my connecting flight left. The cute receptionist gave me TWO cookies and her phone number.
 
2020-05-30 3:34:27 PM  

iheartscotch: edmo: They'll refund you in vouchers.

Many years ago, I stayed in a Double Tree in Denver off of a voucher after a flight left before my connecting flight left. The cute receptionist gave me TWO cookies and her phone number.


Before my connecting flight arrived.

Damn phone.
 
2020-05-30 4:06:05 PM  
Hey subby, would you rather they burn through all the money they've received quicker instead of using it wisely?  That seems rather counter productive.  Yes, it sucks for those having to reschedule things, but it's better to consolidate people on one flight than to have multiple flights flying mostly empty - at least in terms of money for the airlines.
 
2020-05-30 6:53:20 PM  

edmo: They'll refund you in vouchers.


By DOT rule for any flight where either end of the trip is in the US, if the airline cancels they are required to give you a refund, not a voucher.  Airlines (looking at you, United) are being sneaky in trying to get you to accept a voucher instead, but if you complain and show you know the rules they will give a refund.
 
2020-05-30 7:03:34 PM  

SpaceyCat: Hey subby, would you rather they burn through all the money they've received quicker instead of using it wisely?  That seems rather counter productive.  Yes, it sucks for those having to reschedule things, but it's better to consolidate people on one flight than to have multiple flights flying mostly empty - at least in terms of money for the airlines.


SpaceyCat likes it when he goes out to eat at Chef Maurice's Italian Villa, after ordering eggplant parmesan with fresh salmon, chef Maurice drops off a McDonald Happy Meal and says "hey, I really don't want to burn through all that money on fresh salmon, so this is a much wiser way to keep my business afloat."
 
2020-05-30 7:23:05 PM  

edmo: They'll refund you in vouchers.


Thats there plan alright and under the current administration they will get away with it.
 
2020-05-30 8:51:18 PM  

snowshovel: SpaceyCat: Hey subby, would you rather they burn through all the money they've received quicker instead of using it wisely?  That seems rather counter productive.  Yes, it sucks for those having to reschedule things, but it's better to consolidate people on one flight than to have multiple flights flying mostly empty - at least in terms of money for the airlines.

SpaceyCat likes it when he goes out to eat at Chef Maurice's Italian Villa, after ordering eggplant parmesan with fresh salmon, chef Maurice drops off a McDonald Happy Meal and says "hey, I really don't want to burn through all that money on fresh salmon, so this is a much wiser way to keep my business afloat."


Better than that it keeps people from booking on a competing airline.  This is the airline version of vaporwear.
 
2020-05-30 10:14:18 PM  

mcreadyblue: snowshovel: SpaceyCat: Hey subby, would you rather they burn through all the money they've received quicker instead of using it wisely?  That seems rather counter productive.  Yes, it sucks for those having to reschedule things, but it's better to consolidate people on one flight than to have multiple flights flying mostly empty - at least in terms of money for the airlines.

SpaceyCat likes it when he goes out to eat at Chef Maurice's Italian Villa, after ordering eggplant parmesan with fresh salmon, chef Maurice drops off a McDonald Happy Meal and says "hey, I really don't want to burn through all that money on fresh salmon, so this is a much wiser way to keep my business afloat."

Better than that it keeps people from booking on a competing airline.  This is the airline version of vaporwear.


Yup, straight up bait-and-switch. Adding a connection Fs up my day.
 
2020-05-30 10:32:13 PM  

iheartscotch: edmo: They'll refund you in vouchers.

Many years ago, I stayed in a Double Tree in Denver off of a voucher after a flight left before my connecting flight left. The cute receptionist gave me TWO cookies and her phone number.


"It's zero."

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2020-05-31 12:28:29 AM  

Invincible: mcreadyblue: snowshovel: SpaceyCat: Hey subby, would you rather they burn through all the money they've received quicker instead of using it wisely?  That seems rather counter productive.  Yes, it sucks for those having to reschedule things, but it's better to consolidate people on one flight than to have multiple flights flying mostly empty - at least in terms of money for the airlines.

SpaceyCat likes it when he goes out to eat at Chef Maurice's Italian Villa, after ordering eggplant parmesan with fresh salmon, chef Maurice drops off a McDonald Happy Meal and says "hey, I really don't want to burn through all that money on fresh salmon, so this is a much wiser way to keep my business afloat."

Better than that it keeps people from booking on a competing airline.  This is the airline version of vaporwear.

Yup, straight up bait-and-switch. Adding a connection Fs up my day.


Yep. Every flights direct and when you show it now has 3 connections and gets you in at 3 am.
 
2020-05-31 3:43:15 AM  

Lish: edmo: They'll refund you in vouchers.

By DOT rule for any flight where either end of the trip is in the US, if the airline cancels they are required to give you a refund, not a voucher.  Airlines (looking at you, United) are being sneaky in trying to get you to accept a voucher instead, but if you complain and show you know the rules they will give a refund.


Any flight that has a leg touching the EU has strict air passenger rights https://europa.eu/youreurope/citizens​/​travel/passenger-rights/air/index_en.h​tm

It's €600 for a cancellation, and up to €300 for a serious delay. And you submit your request to a European agency, not standing at the counter trying your best not to piss off the airline employee because you just want your damn refund
 
2020-05-31 10:08:40 AM  

Cajnik: Lish: edmo: They'll refund you in vouchers.

By DOT rule for any flight where either end of the trip is in the US, if the airline cancels they are required to give you a refund, not a voucher.  Airlines (looking at you, United) are being sneaky in trying to get you to accept a voucher instead, but if you complain and show you know the rules they will give a refund.

Any flight that has a leg touching the EU has strict air passenger rights https://europa.eu/youreurope/citizens/​travel/passenger-rights/air/index_en.h​tm

It's €600 for a cancellation, and up to €300 for a serious delay. And you submit your request to a European agency, not standing at the counter trying your best not to piss off the airline employee because you just want your damn refund


Wow!

What a socialist hellhole.
 
2020-05-31 11:33:22 AM  

Riche: Cajnik: Lish: edmo: They'll refund you in vouchers.

By DOT rule for any flight where either end of the trip is in the US, if the airline cancels they are required to give you a refund, not a voucher.  Airlines (looking at you, United) are being sneaky in trying to get you to accept a voucher instead, but if you complain and show you know the rules they will give a refund.

Any flight that has a leg touching the EU has strict air passenger rights https://europa.eu/youreurope/citizens/​travel/passenger-rights/air/index_en.h​tm

It's €600 for a cancellation, and up to €300 for a serious delay. And you submit your request to a European agency, not standing at the counter trying your best not to piss off the airline employee because you just want your damn refund

Wow!

What a socialist hellhole.


Bastards arent even caring about the job creators. I bet they didn't even give them a tax break in recent years so they could pump up stock prices either
 
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