Nycfuturepilot From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 791 posts, RR: 0 Posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 5603 times:
I found a very cheap fare that has flights on UA and US this december but i am hesitant to book as I do not know what the future has in store for these two carriers. Would you book it? If i do book it and one of the airlines does go under what will happen with my ticket? Also, is there channel 9 on ted?
JmhLUV2fly From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 559 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 5559 times:
Yes..I would make a reservation with them for travel in December, whether with credit card or cash, the airline must provide transportation for you and fufil the "contract"
or provide you a refund...otherwise the kitty litter can hit the fan in the airlines favor...legal trouble city!
Deltaffindfw From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1496 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 5555 times:
JMH - while you are correct, why would you chance it with cash?? When you pay by check or cash, you must file a claim with the airline - making yourself a creditor of the airline and dealing with undue hassle. By using a credit card, you just file a claim with your credit card company. Typically they will credit your account right away - so you wouldn't have to wait for an airline to cough up a check.
Trickijedi From United States of America, joined May 2001, 3266 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 5307 times:
Yes, I would definitely do it. In fact, I am currently researching fares for travel for Dec-Jan05. This type of scare has happened before when UA filed for bancruptcy. I don't see any reason to be hesitant.
Its better to be on the ground wishing you were in the air than be in the air wishing you were on the ground. Fly safe!
MasseyBrown From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 6149 posts, RR: 7
Reply 9, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 5267 times:
If you pay by credit card and it's a domestic flight, the financial risk is fairly small. However, if your ticketing airline goes belly up, there is the risk of all the seats being taken on competing airlines if you're flying during a popular holiday period or on a route with limited competition.
So if you MUST get someplace at a specific time, why take the chance on US or UA?
If time isn't important, then book on US or UA and maybe you'll get to spend a night in some exciting hub airport in the middle of winter.
Seriously, now ... US is a bigger risk.
The best time to plant a tree is today. The second best time is tomorrow.
AirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 22
Reply 12, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 5194 times:
Me and my gf bought our tickets back in March for our 2004 Christmas on UA/Ted (PHX-SFO-SEA-SFO-PHX) and it cost us $130 for me, and $160 for her (we booked our rez separately). We are excited to go and we are not worried about UA, we know UA will be fine in December no doubt!
A Safe Flight Begins With Quality Maintenance On The Ground.
Captaink From Grenada, joined May 2001, 5119 posts, RR: 10
Reply 13, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 5127 times:
US will be here in December too, dont worry. THe loads on all the caribbean flights are already heavy for this winter season, (I work in GND so i monitor this) so obviously a lot of people have no fear either.
As much as people give definite dates of US demise, I will tell you confidently that US will still be here in December, and I am will to put my head on a block for that.
Bostonguy From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 514 posts, RR: 7
Reply 18, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 4961 times:
UA will be around in December.
US is highly questionable.
Just because you are loyal to an airline doesn't mean it won't go belly-up.
Frankly, any airline that publicly claims it may go out of business in the next few months, as US has if certain conditions aren't met, should expect see passengers depart in droves. Why be loyal to a company that can't put together an effective business plan?