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US Rolls-out New Ticket Jacket  
User currently offlineCha747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 785 posts, RR: 6
Posted (9 years 9 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 3875 times:

I'm the first to stand-up for US but I experienced something that tells me I should REALLY rethink my loyalty. My wife and I were flying the past week from CHA-CLT-PHL. CHA (being a tiny station) doesn't have kiosks and for some reason web check-in wouldn't let me check-in and print boarding passes online, so I got the the counter to get my boarding passes.

The CSA printed my boarding passes and stapled them to a piece of paper. The guy then meticulously folded the paper so it looked like a jacket. On one side it had all the stadard regs (limited liability, baggage policy, Warsaw Convention stuff, yadda yadda yadda) and the other side had my boarding passes stapled to it.

It looked VERY cheap. I would have preferred no jacket at all. Are they through printing US ticket jackets or was CHA just out of them?




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User currently offlineUALGSO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 9 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3645 times:

I have seen the same thing here in GSO. I was told by a US employee that the company that produces the tkt jackets will not produce anymore until US is out of BK. So instead US is printing all the regulations and rules that are normally on the tkt jackets on sheets of paper and having the agents hand them to pax.

User currently offlineUswyjer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 9 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3596 times:

In Charlotte they aren't using ticket jackets anymore, you just get the boarding passes. But that isn't something that is going to make me rethink my loyalty, if it helps them save a few dollars, more power to US; now if they start handwriting the boarding passes a la Tower Air, then that will be something else.

User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13608 posts, RR: 61
Reply 3, posted (9 years 9 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3584 times:
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Any new ticket jackets for US Airways should have hourglasses on them with sand slowly trickling out...  Big grin


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User currently offlineSHUPirate1 From United States of America, joined exactly 11 years ago today! , 3670 posts, RR: 16
Reply 4, posted (9 years 9 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3579 times:

Interesting, I flew US Airways last Wednesday (LGA-PHL-PBI) and I was given the same standard ticket jacket they have been using since I started flying on the carrier regularly.


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User currently offlineF9Animal From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 5054 posts, RR: 28
Reply 5, posted (9 years 9 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 3462 times:

Supplies may have been running short. If it is because they are trying to save money, I give them credit for it!


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User currently offlineNjdevilsin03 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 728 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 9 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3159 times:

We'll I can confirm PHL and FLL doesn't have them. Got just the boarding passes at both airports.


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User currently offlineA330323X From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 3039 posts, RR: 43
Reply 7, posted (9 years 9 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3105 times:

PIT doesn't have them either.

I will note, however, that US ran out of ticket jackets a few years ago as well.



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User currently offlineContrails From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 1833 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 9 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3008 times:

No disrespect intended, but why do you determine loyalty based on ticket jackets? They, like so many things in commercial aviation today, will probably disappear in a few more years. Any why should anyone care if US wants to save some money by using a cheap facisimilie of a jacket?

I suspect in the end it won't matter anyway. I doubt now that US will be around past mid-January, if they can make it that far. So you might as well start looking for another carrier. How many are there at CHA?




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User currently offlineSupa7E7 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (9 years 9 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2958 times:

Contrails, you will of course own up to that statement in 3-4 weeks, right? Care to make a friendly wager?

User currently offlineUsairways16bwi From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1004 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (9 years 9 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2886 times:

if they are running out of ticket jackets, than they must be selling alot of tickets!? so that may be a good thing

User currently offlineNlink From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 313 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (9 years 9 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2871 times:

A couple other major airlines are talking about getting rid of them for domestic flights and only use them for intl pax very soon.

User currently offlineContrails From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 1833 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (9 years 9 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2799 times:

Supa7E7, if I am wrong I will certainly own up to it. It is my sincere hope that I am wrong and that US has a long and happy future.

As for a wager, I'm cashing in my US miles because I wasn't willing to bet on being wrong.








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User currently offlineLegendDC9 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (9 years 9 months 4 days ago) and read 2762 times:

The new jackets have a little pouch in the front for donations.

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