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My Tragic Trip.... Subject To Further Delay  
User currently offlineKtachiya From Japan, joined Sep 2004, 1796 posts, RR: 2
Posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3002 times:

I am totally thankful for those people who responded to my past post My flight is overbooked do I get compensated!!! that I posted a few days ago.

Basically, I was scheduled to travel back to Vancouver from Osaka, Japan on the evening of the 5th of September (Monday). My intinerary was as follows.

JL 1510 ITM-HND 11:35-12:35

And transfer by bus from there to NRT and catch a flight in the evening

JL18 NRT-YVR 18:20-10:55

Now, they re-booked me basically in the same intinerary on the 7th of September.

The problem is that there is now a horrendous typhoon (Typhoon Nabi) destined to hit the Honshu region of Osaka and Tokyo from the evening of the 6th til the evening of the 7th.

I will post the link of the trail of this monster

http://typhoon.yahoo.co.jp/weather/jp/typhoon/typha.html

Now, I just received a call from JAL again saying that both of my flights on the 7th may be cancelled due to the typhoon for another few days. The other problem now is that both JL12 (Scheduled on the 8th of September) and JL 18 (Scheduled on the 9th of September) are completely full for the C class that I was upgraded on.

Can any climatologist, aviation professionals, Japan Airlines insiders, or anybody please help me? What should I do now? Can I ever get back to Canada? My university classes are starting soon and I have no idea what to do.


Flown on: DC-10-30, B747-200B, B747-300, B747-300SR, B747-400, B747-400D, B767-300, B777-200, B777-200ER, B777-300
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User currently offlineUnitedgirlie From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 98 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2996 times:

are you the person who they rang and you basically agreed to a change?

at the end of the day you are booked on that flight now as you agreed to be (from what i can remember excuse me if you are the wrong person)

I guess you will sent whatever way they can send you when it is safe to send you. At a guess if they have lots of people they wont even bother to attempt to get you on one of their other flights if they are booked and you never know they may rebook you on another airline to get you home.

ring them and ask!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! have you done this yet? ringing the airline will always get you the info first hand surely, least do this first and also ask what happens ie their policy, maybe because it is weather you wont get as much compensation as if it was the airlines fault etc.

find out if their are any local rules etc like we have over here.


User currently offlineSunriseValley From Canada, joined Jul 2004, 5148 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2759 times:

While the whole set of circumstances are inconvenient surely they do not fall under the usual definition of "tragic"?

User currently offlineFlyingTexan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2726 times:

Quoting SunriseValley (Reply 2):
While the whole set of circumstances are inconvenient surely they do not fall under the usual definition of "tragic"?

I concur.

Quoting Ktachiya (Thread starter):
Can I ever get back to Canada?

I don’t know, man. You may have to fly riff-raff class. You will never be the same.


User currently offlineKanebear From United States of America, joined May 2002, 953 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 2644 times:

Call them and ask for a reroute on a different airline! If it's that important (and I'd say getting out before a typhoon would qualify) you shouldn't care what class you fly! Call and tell them you want out any way possible back to YVR. See what they say.

Also, to everyone else, realize that English may not be the poster's first language. I doubt you could do as well in Japanese as the OP is doing in English.  Smile

[Edited 2005-09-04 22:39:09]

User currently offlineKtachiya From Japan, joined Sep 2004, 1796 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2499 times:

Well.......... as for using the word tragic, I don't mean that any accident is going to take place.

I am just saying that with these series of changes to my itinerary, I am saying that these series of events is tragic.

Is that wrong to say?



Flown on: DC-10-30, B747-200B, B747-300, B747-300SR, B747-400, B747-400D, B767-300, B777-200, B777-200ER, B777-300
User currently offlineFlyingTexan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2464 times:

Quoting Ktachiya (Reply 5):
Is that wrong to say?

It’s not black or white.

With any itinerary, anticipate problems – delays (especially wx) resulting in missed connections, cancellations, just irregularities in general. Definitely with an itinerary that involves a ground connection and a trans-Pacific segment.

Always anticipate irregularities; be willing and able to deal with them. Know other flights, alternate routes, overnight accommodations. Arm yourself with this info.

An educated consumer is a smart one.  Wink


User currently offlineKanebear From United States of America, joined May 2002, 953 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2403 times:

Tragic would be being bumped off a flight to see an ill relative and that relative passing away before you could get there.

Missing a few days of school due to overbooking and natural disaster is an inconvenience but it's by no means tragic.

Now getting kicked out of school because you couldn't get back, THAT might qualify as tragic... but having been in this situation myself that's a highly unlikely event.


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