Hypermike From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1001 posts, RR: 5 Posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1285 times:
Delta Outlines Ticket Acceptance Procedures For Possible USAirways Flight Suspension
ATLANTA, March 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL - news) today outlined the procedures Delta, Delta Express, the Delta Shuttle and Delta Connection carriers will observe in accepting USAirways' tickets if that carrier's flights are suspended later this week. These special procedures will apply for passengers traveling on March 25, 2000 through the duration of the suspension.
Delta will accommodate as many inconvenienced USAirways passengers and cargo customers as possible, based on the availability of space on its flights and once all Delta-ticketed customers are accommodated. While space on many flights, particularly in the Northeast and to Florida, may be limited, Delta expects to have some availability, both domestically and internationally.
All revenue tickets issued prior to March 25 for travel on USAirways flights, both domestically and internationally, will be accepted for transportation on Delta, Delta Express and the Delta Connection carriers without penalty or administrative service charges during the flight suspension period, if seats are available in the appropriate class of service. The origin and destination of the original ticket must remain unchanged. It is recommended that passengers holding electronic tickets with USAirways secure a paper ticket from that carrier before traveling with Delta.
If passengers hold tickets on USAirways and a Delta seat is not available in the appropriate class of service, they may travel on a standby basis. Travelers may be able to obtain confirmed seats by changing to another flight where seats are available or by paying more to change to a different fare category that is available in the appropriate class of service.
Passengers scheduled to travel on the USAirways Shuttle will be accommodated on the Delta Shuttle, provided they hold a paper ticket from USAirways and seats are available. The Delta Shuttle's Guaranteed Seat Policy will be suspended for the duration of this special ticketing procedure period.
Delta urges passengers impacted in the event of a USAirways flight suspension to be flexible in making alternative travel plans. Delta would very likely experience very heavy call volumes at its reservations centers and urges customers to call during evening or very early morning hours, if their flight schedules permit, to reduce waiting time.
To make or change reservations, call Delta at 1-800-221-1212. Passengers may also make flight reservations, purchase tickets and view real-time flight schedules, fares and availability at Delta's web site: www.delta-air.com. For flight arrival and departure information, Delta encourages customers to log on to www.delta-air.com or phone its automated Flight Information line at 1-800-325-1999.
Customers seeking to book cargo space should phone Delta at 1-800-352-2746.
Hypermike From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1001 posts, RR: 5 Reply 1, posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1201 times:
SOURCE: Northwest Airlines
Northwest Airlines, KLM Agree to Accommodate US Airways Passengers in the Event of a Strike
MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL, Minn., March 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Northwest Airlines (Nasdaq: NWAC - news) and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines have agreed to accommodate US Airways passengers on Northwest/KLM flights in the event of a strike at US Airways on Saturday, March 25.
The agreement covers passengers holding tickets issued by US Airways and becomes effective only if a strike is declared. At that time, passengers may be re-accommodated based on availability on Northwest or KLM. Passengers should contact their travel agent or call Northwest reservations at 800-225-2525.
Northwest Airlines is the world's fourth largest airline offering more than 2,600 daily departures with hubs at Detroit, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Memphis, Tokyo and Amsterdam. With its travel partners, Northwest serves more than 750 cities in 120 countries on 6 continents. Northwest and partner KLM Royal Dutch Airlines received Air Transport World's prestigious ``1997 Airline of the Year'' award and, based on statistics compiled by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Northwest was the most on-time U.S. airline among the seven largest network carriers for the period 1990-1999. Northwest is the 2000 recipient of Air Transport World Airline Technology Management Award.
Northwest's WorldPerks frequent flyer program is the highest rated U.S.-based program reviewed by InsideFlyer Magazine, the leading authority on airline free travel programs, and in 1999 was named the most preferred frequent flyer program by the readers of Time in Asia. WorldPerks received the special ``Industry Impact Award'' during InsideFlyer's 12th Annual Freddie Awards. In 1999, Northwest's nwa.com was chosen as best airline web site by zdNews.com and Business 2.0 and was named one of the top 500 sites by Internet World magazine.
Hypermike From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1001 posts, RR: 5 Reply 2, posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1202 times:
AirTran Airways To Accommodate US Airways Passengers
ORLANDO, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 23, 2000--In light of US Airways' pending suspension of operations, AirTran Airways and US Airways have a ticketing agreement, which will enable US Airways' ticketed passengers to be re-accommodated on AirTran Airways' flights (should services be suspended). AirTran Airways has added extra service this weekend between its Atlanta hub and Orlando, in response to increased demand.
Systemwide, AirTran Airways operates 278 daily departures to 30 cities. Offering the convenience of easy, same concourse connections in Atlanta, AirTran Airways operates 132 daily departures from Hartsfield Atlanta International, the world's busiest airport.
AirTran Airways provides everyday, affordable air travel throughout the eastern United States, and unlike other airlines, never requires a roundtrip purchase or Saturday night stay. AirTran Airways is the launch customer for the Boeing 717, today's newest, most innovative commercial aircraft. AirTran Airways is a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:AAIR - news).
For more information and reservations, call your travel agent, 800-AIRTRAN (800-247-8726), 770-994-8258 (in Atlanta), or visit the AirTran Airways' website at www.airtran.com.
L1011 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1619 posts, RR: 9 Reply 3, posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1198 times:
Just before I read Hypermike's post, I had called Delta to ask if they will accept my US Airways Shuttle tickets for April 1 and 2. They said not yet, that it hasn't been authorized. They said to call back in a couple of days and by then they should be able to give me an answer.
Hypermike From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1001 posts, RR: 5 Reply 4, posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1191 times:
Company Press Release
SOURCE: United Airlines
United Airlines Will Assist US Airways Customers If Strike Occurs
CHICAGO, March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines today announced it is prepared to assist US Airways customers in the event of a strike by flight attendants at US Airways, beginning tonight.
``United and our United Express partner carriers are committed to offering their entire domestic and international route systems to try to meet the needs of US Airways passengers inconvenienced by a strike,'' said Chris Rado, United director of interline programs.
Rado cautioned, however, that the Easter break period is a time when United flights are already heavily booked, which reduces seat capacity available for last-minute customers.
United plans to accommodate US Airways customers within the following guidelines:
-- United will accept US Airways tickets for similar booking categories
of fares such as First Class, Business Class and various levels of
Economy Class, provided that seats are available.
-- If the customer's origin/destination are the same or within 200 miles
of those appearing on the ticket, United will accept the US Airways
flight coupon and will not need to re-issue the ticket.
-- United will have the ability to accept US Airways E-tickets.
-- If the origin/destination are not the same or not within 200 miles, or
if space in the comparable booking class is not available, the
customer can purchase any applicable and available fare for the new
itinerary. If the new ticket is issued, the customer should then
apply to US Airways for a refund on the original ticket.
-- If space is available, United will accept tickets for bulk or
unpublished fares, including frequent flyer awards. Passengers will
be accommodated in United Economy.
-- United's ability to rebook passengers holding US Airways tickets has
been authorized by US Airways for the current day and the next three
days. Return travel may be booked at the same time within seven days
of the originating flight.
-- Standing by at the airports is not encouraged because of anticipated
heavy volumes of customers.
Customers can reach United Reservations at 800-241-6522.
Hypermike From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1001 posts, RR: 5 Reply 5, posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1183 times:
Company Press Release
SOURCE: Midway Airlines Corporation
Midway Airlines to Accommodate US Airways Passengers
RALEIGH-DURHAM, N.C., March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Midway Airlines Corporation (Nasdaq: MDWY - news) announced today that it will assist US Airways customers should that airline shutdown.
Midway and US Airways have a ticketing agreement, which will enable ticketed US Airways passengers to be re-accommodated on Midway subject to availability. No electronic tickets (E-tickets) will be accepted. Customers holding E-tickets must first contact US Airways or their travel agent to have the tickets reissued as paper tickets. Complete procedures will be made available to passengers and airline employees should US Airways experience a disruption in service.
Midway flights are already heavily booked due to the peak Spring Break travel season and may not be able to accommodate all affected passengers. Passengers can contact Midway Airlines and Corporate Airlines at their toll- free reservations number, 1-800-44-MIDWAY. Additional information will be available on our web site at www.midwayair.com .
Midway Airlines and its commuter partner, Corporate Airlines, serve 25 non-stop destinations and offer a total of 232 daily departures and arrivals from their hub at Raleigh-Durham International Airport, where they currently serve more passengers and operate more flights than any other airline. The Company operates one of the youngest all-jet fleets in the world, with an average jet age of less than three years. For more information on Midway Airlines, visit its Web site at www.midwayair.com .
Hypermike From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1001 posts, RR: 5 Reply 6, posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1182 times:
Company Press Release
SOURCE: American Trans Air, Inc.
ATA to Honor US Airways Tickets; Offers Travel Assistance to Passengers During US Airways Work Stoppage
INDIANAPOLIS, March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- ATA (American Trans Air, Inc.) announced today that it has agreed to honor US Airways tickets in the event that service is suspended. The arrangement with US Airways will allow ATA to accept US Airways paper tickets for travel on ATA routes, based upon availability.
``ATA has made a commitment to assist these travelers,'' said Rick Larsen, ATA's Vice President of Marketing. ``We hope to reduce some of the inconvenience and stress that may result from this situation during the busy Spring Break holiday.''
Under terms of the agreement, ATA will re-accommodate US Airways passengers with departures for the current day and the subsequent three days until the strike concludes. Return bookings may be made up to five days from the original travel date. US Airways passengers are encouraged to call their travel agent, US Airways, or ATA at 1-800-I FLY ATA and make a reservation prior to their arrival at the airport.
Those customers who are traveling with electronic tickets should contact US Airways or their travel agent to have a paper ticket issued prior to making a reservation with ATA. ATA will not be able to accept passengers electronically ticketed or those traveling on frequent flyer award tickets.
ATA, the principal subsidiary of Amtran, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMTR - news), is now in its 27th year of operation, is the 11th largest U.S. passenger airline, and is the largest worldwide operator of commercial and military passenger charters. ATA operates scheduled service flights from gateways in Chicago-Midway and Indianapolis to popular vacation destinations and major business centers. The airline operates a fleet of 53 aircraft, including 24 Boeing 727s, 11 Boeing 757s and 18 Lockheed L-1011s, which is supported by the Company's own maintenance and engineering facilities in Indianapolis and Chicago-Midway and maintenance support stations worldwide. The corporation employs nearly 7,000 people. To learn more about ATA, visit the website at www.ata.com.
DeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8818 posts, RR: 12 Reply 8, posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1183 times:
FORT WORTH, Texas, March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- American Airlines, American
Eagle and its affiliate Business Express, will assist US Airways passengers
should that airline shutdown.
Subject to availability, ticketed US Airways passengers originally
scheduled to travel on canceled US Airways flights will be able to book
American, American Eagle and Business Express flights, and in most cases,
present their US Airways' issued ticket to American without modification by US
Airways. US Airways frequent traveler tickets will also be accepted, with
certain restrictions. Complete procedures will be made available to
passengers and airline employees should US Airways experience a disruption in
Passengers can contact American Airlines, American Eagle and Business
Express at their toll-free reservations number, 800-433-7300, or via the
Internet at http://www.aa.com.
Current AMR Corp. (NYSE: AMR) news releases can be accessed via the
Internet. The address is http://www.amrcorp.com/corpcomm.htm.
Hypermike From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1001 posts, RR: 5 Reply 9, posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1175 times:
Company Press Release
SOURCE: Northwest Airlines
Northwest Airlines Cargo is Prepared to Accommodate Shipments in the Event Of A US Airways Strike
Company to Provide Special Contingency Service Between Pittsburgh and Detroit
MINNEAPOLIS, March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Recognizing that shippers may soon face difficulties in shipping to/from Pittsburgh and several other East Coast cities, Northwest Airlines Cargo is pleased to offer a solution. Effective immediately, Northwest Airlines Cargo will temporarily provide additional capacity between Pittsburgh and Detroit by offering exclusive-use road feeder service. This ``prime time'' link to our largest hub will offer non-stop service to most major business markets with arrivals by noon for VIP and Specific Air shipments.
Northwest will operate an exclusive 48' trailer with the following schedule:
Detroit to Pittsburgh (Tuesday thru Saturday)
Depart NW Detroit - 0400 Arrive NW Pittsburgh - 1000
Additionally, Northwest Airlines Cargo is prepared to assist shippers operating within its alliance network, which provides service to over 500 cities in nearly 100 countries on 6 continents. On the East Coast, Northwest Airlines offers hundreds of daily flights to/from Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Charlotte, Miami and numerous other cities. The company also offers extensive wide-body service throughout our domestic and international network.
Shippers are encouraged to call 800-NW-CARGO (800-692-2746) for more information about this special contingency service.
Hypermike From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1001 posts, RR: 5 Reply 10, posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1175 times:
Company Press Release
SOURCE: America West Airlines
America West Airlines Provides US Airways' Passengers Reaccommodation Information
PHOENIX, March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- In the event of an interruption of service at US Airways due to job action taken by its flight attendants, America West Airlines will assist US Airways' passengers with reaccommodation on America West flights, subject to availability.
Ticketed US Airways passengers originally scheduled to travel on canceled US Airways flights will be able to book America West flights, and in most cases, present their US Airways' issued ticket to America West without modification by US Airways. US Airways frequent traveler tickets will also be accepted, with certain restrictions. Electronic tickets (e-tickets) will not be accepted. Customers holding e-tickets must first contact US Airways or their travel agent to have their tickets reissued as paper tickets. If seats are not available, US Airways ticket holders will be accommodated on a stand-by basis.
Passengers wishing to travel on America West should contact America West reservations at 1-800-235-9292, their travel agent or any America West city or airport ticket office for seat availability.
America West Airlines, the nation's ninth-largest carrier, serves more than 140 destinations with 861 daily departures in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. America West Airlines is a wholly owned subsidiary of America West Holdings Corporation (NYSE: AWA - news), an aviation and travel services company with 1999 sales of $2.2 billion.
This press release, as well as releases issued in the past year by America West Holdings and its affiliates, can be accessed on the America West Internet site at www.americawest.com.
Hypermike From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1001 posts, RR: 5 Reply 11, posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1174 times:
Company Press Release
Amtrak to Honor US Airways Tickets if the Airline Suspends Service Saturday; The Railroad to Offer More Than 2000 Extra Seats On Board Trains, Primarily in the East
WASHINGTON, March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Amtrak is prepared to add more than 2,000 seats to its trains, traveling throughout the east, should US Airways suspend service Saturday, March 25. The corporation is monitoring advance bookings to help determine the number of additional seats it will have available for stranded airline customers.
Amtrak will honor the tickets of US Airways customers who may be left stranded. Travelers holding US Airways tickets will be able to exchange their tickets at Amtrak stations. The railroad will accept any US Airways ticket, with the exception of e-tickets. Travelers holding e-tickets should contact US Airways directly to convert their e-ticket to a paper ticket.
Amtrak will also have specially marked signs and ticket counters in its major stations in the Northeast to direct stranded travelers and to speed the ticketing process. To facilitate business travelers who may be affected, Amtrak has contacted 175 corporations in the Northeast to provide them with information on its plans for expanded service along the east coast.
Amtrak will be adding 1,500 seats to its trains traveling throughout the Northeast. These trains include Amtrak's new Acela Regional service (Boston- New York-Washington), and its Metroliner service (New York-Washington). The number of seats on board its NortheastDirect trains (Boston/Springfield-New York-Washington-Richmond/Newport News) may also be increased. For those customers traveling between the Midwest and the Northeast, additional seats will be available on board the Lake Shore Limited (Chicago-Cleveland-Albany- Boston/New York).
An additional 500 seats will be available for customers traveling through the southeast. Passenger coaches will be added to Amtrak's Carolinian (Washington-Raleigh-Charlotte), and Crescent (New York-Charlotte-Atlanta). In addition, Amtrak's Silver Palm (New York-Jacksonville-Tampa-Miami) and Silver Star (New York-Raleigh-Jacksonville-Orlando-Miami) will each have additional coaches to accommodate travelers to and from Florida.
Customers should call Amtrak's toll-free reservations line, 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245) or click onto www.amtrak.com for more information if a suspension of service occurs.