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Would You Book A Flight On US And UA For December?  
User currently offlineNycfuturepilot From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 791 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 4598 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?


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User currently offlineN670UW From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1606 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 4589 times:

Be sure to pay with it using a credit card. If one of the carriers goes under, you can get a full refund from your credit card company.



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User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 4568 times:

He beat me to it...  Big grin Make sure it's a CREDIT card, not a debit card...



User currently offlineJmhLUV2fly From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 559 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 4554 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!
JMH


User currently offlineDeltaffindfw From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1449 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 4550 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.


User currently offlineIsitsafenow From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4984 posts, RR: 23
Reply 5, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 4537 times:

UAL yes....they still some cash socked away to keep operating on thru Dec....
safe



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User currently offlineRCS763av From Colombia, joined Jun 2004, 4396 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 4424 times:

UA yes. US no way. Just my 0.02

User currently offlineChepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 6236 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 4384 times:

Im planing a trip to NYC for Thanksgiving with a couple of my best friends- TED,UAX, UAL have the lowest fare and If I do travel I wouldnt hesitate to buy a ticket on UAL for NOv.
Chepos



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User currently offlineTrickijedi From United States of America, joined May 2001, 3266 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week ago) and read 4302 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.


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User currently offlineMasseyBrown From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 5604 posts, RR: 7
Reply 9, posted (10 years 4 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 4262 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.  Smile

Seriously, now ... US is a bigger risk.



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User currently offlineOrdpark From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 576 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (10 years 4 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 4248 times:
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Yes, Ted has channel 9! Yes, United will be here in Dec...and Jan....and Feb...etc

User currently offlineUA2162 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 499 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (10 years 4 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 4227 times:

I wouldn't worry about flying UA in December. As a matter of fact, I have already booked my yearly KOA-LAS trip at the end of December. If they go out before then, I'll buy your ticket back!  Smile

User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 24
Reply 12, posted (10 years 4 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 4189 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!


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User currently offlineCaptaink From Mexico, joined May 2001, 5109 posts, RR: 12
Reply 13, posted (10 years 4 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 4122 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.

Mark my words.. this is captaink speaking...  Smile



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User currently offlineUal777contrail From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (10 years 4 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 4065 times:

I wouldn't fly either of them, according to the rocket men of this forum both carriers should be gone by Christmas. Insane


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User currently offlineNIKV69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (10 years 4 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 4029 times:

US I wouldn't. UA should be ok. I am flying UA September 7th. I think they can survive, US is in trouble.

User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 16, posted (10 years 4 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3994 times:

I would confidently continue to give my business to the airline of my choice, even if it is US or UA.

Without their loyal customers, there's no chance of making it through.

N


User currently offlineAlpha 1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (10 years 4 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3973 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"

If you use Cash, and US would go out of business, they won't supply you with anything-you're on your own, basically. Use a credit card.

And I would book UA. I would not, with all respect to our USAir colleagues, book US, since I don't think they'll be around.


User currently offlineBostonguy From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 514 posts, RR: 7
Reply 18, posted (10 years 4 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3956 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?

Steer clear of US!


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