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How Is The Health Of USAir?  
User currently offlineSilverfox From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 1060 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3088 times:

reason for asking is that i intend using them for an internal airpass this October.
If the go belly up how do i claim for the flights i have booked, insurance... another carrier... or is it just tough?

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User currently offlineGEG2RAP From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 860 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3063 times:

Silver fox, if they go belly up other airlines usually will offer your STANDBY on the same route same day, but if the flights are full you could be out of luck, but usually the airlines are really good to you so you chose to fly them next time.
They should still be around this october, unless something drastic happens, next october is a different story

User currently offlineMidnightMike From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 2892 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (12 years 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3062 times:

If it is a mileage pass, well then, you just simply lost the pass. If it is a paid ticket, I believe that you can send in a claim, it will take a while & I am unsure as to how much money you will get back. The morale of the story, use the ticket now, before you lose out.

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User currently offlineTrekster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3018 times:

What if u are flying them international. LGW to LAS

I have paid for the flights, a hotel in gatwick, and a hotel in Vegas for april

User currently offlineFlashmeister From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 2919 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (12 years 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2969 times:
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Other carriers usually are pretty accomodating in these circumstances, and at least in the US, there are newer laws which compel them to help you, but they can charge a small fee, if I recall correctly.

Even if you're stranded abroad, someone else, either a US carrier or BA/VS, will probably help out, since goodwill is itself a great marketing tool (unless, of course, you're UA, but that's a different thread.)

User currently offlineSilverfox From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 1060 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2830 times:

Thanks for the input.
I found them to be a good carrier 3 years ago and intend using them again, i jusr needed reassurance iwouldnt be stranded in SFO when i am flying back home from PHL!!!!

User currently offlineStarrion From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1148 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (12 years 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2783 times:

As far as US Air's health, if they were a person then the doctor would be standing over them with the paddles shouting "clear!"

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User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 14856 posts, RR: 60
Reply 7, posted (12 years 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2705 times:
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Section 145 of the Aviation and Transportation Security Act is the law that required carriers to honor (for a small service fee) standby travel of customers holding tickets of customers affected by an air carrier's cessation of service.

There is a little known sunset clause in the legislation that frees all carriers from this obligation 18 months after the enactment of the act.

So if US goes under, no one is obligated to carry you, standby or otherwise.


S. 1447-49


(a) In General - Each air carrier that provides scheduled air transportation on a route shall provide, to the extent practicable, air transportation to passengers ticketed for air transportation on that route by any other air carrier that suspends, interrupts, or discontinues air passenger service on the route by reason of insolvency or bankruptcy of the other air carrier.

(b) Passenger Obligation - An air carrier is not required to provide air transportation under subsection (a) to a passenger unless that passenger makes alternative arrangements with the air carrier for such transportation within 60 days after the date on which that passenger's air transportation was suspended, interrupted, or discontinued (without regard to the originally scheduled travel date on the ticket).

(c) Sunset - This section does not apply to air transportation the suspension, interruption, or discontinuance of which occurs more than 18 months after the date of the enactment of this Act.

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