747firstclass From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2881 times:
Today I was talking to a friend of mine who is a retired travel agent. She told me that she believes that in Nov, 2004 the law that requires airlines to honor the tickets of airlines that have ceased operations be honored by other airlines will expire. She said that Congress will have to vote to extend the law. That seems unlikley as they will shortly recess until after the election.
Say, if I bought a ticket on US or any other financially weak US carrier for travel early next year and that airlines ceased operations before my travel date, that means other carriers will have to honor my ticket, if the law expires?
I am hoping there is somebody here who can give an absolute definitive answer on this subject. Many thanks in advance.
N801NW From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 744 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2802 times:
One of the USAToday travel columnists had a piece about it. Basically, it was passed as part of one of the post 9/11 Airline aid bills. Other carriers are required to honor the tickets of the carrier that has shut down on a space-available basis. I believe they can charge a $25 fee to the pax. The law does expire in March of 2005, I believe.