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User currently offlineCaptain.MD-11 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 704 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 1 week ago) and read 1514 times:

I have a flight booked with AA (ATL-MIA) which I don't intend to fly on (due to problems with getting to a further destination). The cancellation fee is more than the cost of the flight, so I don't intend to pay it. I presume I won't be charged if I "no-show" as I am not asking for a refund etc. anybody know if I am right in saying that? After all Airlines plan on having people not turn up! (bareing inmind I am from the U.K. but will be reaching the destination on the given date)

Secondly I have re-booked seats on a different carrier (Delta) for a similar route which I will be flying. On two of the flights (on my confirmed itinerary sent through the post) it notes Business class next to my booking. This must be a type error, it also gives my class on the ticket as "U" if that is any help? Can anyone tell me if I will (in my dreams) be flying BIZ-ELITE or can just confirm what I think (that it is a type error)  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Thanks


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User currently offlineCaptain.MD-11 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 704 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1475 times:

No ideas/answers anyone?


Twins,twins, everywhere.... but where are the three holers?
User currently offline9V-SPK From Hong Kong, joined Aug 2001, 1646 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (13 years 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1466 times:

For the first flight, if there's a no-show, airlines won't be charging you anything, just to cancel the flight and you could also not get back you air-fare.However it seems strange that the cancellation fee is more expensive than the flight...Also depends if your flight is open fliht or confirmed one.
But anyways yeh you're rite.No-Show means you'll lose only the air-fare you paid, without other charges, but if it's true that the cancellation fee is even higher than the air-fare, then yeh you made a wise decision.Also i believe that no other charges will be made for no-show.

For the 2nd situation, i believe that's really really unlikely to happen.It's really impossible for both airlines or travel agencies to type Business Class instead of Economy (If you're booked on Y).Afterall they'll mae double checks and so mistakes like you mentioned are hardly to happen.

Also it's not just your ticket which shows your booking class.The computer system of each airlines also have records of class and flights, details of yourself.So i'd say it's a typing error..truth is i'm not sure of Deltas booking class or that "U", but for me, they really won't give you a business ticket instead of an economy one!Still, i won't 100% say that they typed wrong...it all depends what they give ya on the day of the departure!

At least that's what's gonna happen here in Hong Kong...i won't say that other countries are the same or all airlines uses the same method or so, but at least that's what's gonna happen here!

Best Regards


User currently offlineSUDDEN From Sweden, joined Jul 2001, 4130 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (13 years 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1459 times:

I can answer your first question!
If you don't show up, your "No show" goes to either a staff member or a pax that bought a stby ticket at the desk. So no, they don't care if you don't show up.
They will probably call out your name at the very last second on the PA to make you move your butt. But you will not hear that anyway.
So don't worry.



When in doubt, flat out!
User currently offlineDutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 56
Reply 4, posted (13 years 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1451 times:

Concerning the American Airlines situation, you are probably better off advising them that you will not be using the seat, I am certain that they will not charge you an additional charge to cancel. If your ticket cost less that the cancellation or change fee, the airlines usually cancel on an "even-exchange" basis, even if it is not clearly written in the rules. Being that you will be going through ATL that day, due to the heightened security rules, you never know what could happen and you may (it is remote) be asked about this. Remember, airlines at times kind be very kind and cooperative.....if you explain the situation (ie, you cannot use the AA flight due to your connection to an onward destination because of a schedule change, they may give you a travel voucher for future use, you wont get your money back, but you may get something of value that you could use in the future), maybe I am foolish, but it usually pays to be honest and straightforward.

Concerning the DL tickets, U class is generally used as a code for a non-reservation shuttle service (ie, the BOS-LGA shuttle on DL or US): I have never seen it used for other reasons, like excursions fares (generally B, L, V, Q) or non-restricted bargain fares (T or K class). Business is C, D, or J, so dont get ready for business elite, especially since you did not pay for it.

I hope this is some help, I would call DL and ask them what is going on. Have you made seat reservations for the flights ? - that may be the best way for DL to check your file and see what they have to say.


User currently offlineCaptain.MD-11 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 704 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1446 times:

9V-SPK thanks for that. With regards to my AA ticket I think its a case of, I payed for it, so I can do what I choose with it. Most airlines hope for a certain no of now shows as it means the flight will not be so over-booked  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

As for situation 2. I doubt I will be in B-Elite  Sad However I have e-mailed travelocity and asked why it says business on two flights and economy on the other. I found it strange thats all. I assumed it was just economy when I booked it, so economy it should be. I got one of the last seats on the plane 54J!



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User currently offlineCaptain.MD-11 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 704 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (13 years 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1440 times:

Thanks everyone for the info. I was just concerned about the heightened security and people might think I did not intend to travel onwards etc The cancelation fee is $100. My flight only cost £42!
I have a seat booked on the flight (54J) so unless they have moved the Biz section, I will be in economy! The ticket I got is also the boarding card which states class U! I am confused, I have never seen U before! The Fare is ATL-MCO Delta MD-11 so it aint a shuttle!



Twins,twins, everywhere.... but where are the three holers?
User currently offline9V-SPK From Hong Kong, joined Aug 2001, 1646 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (13 years 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1436 times:

Yeh just do what you want.However here in the travel agency i work my colleague had so many refunds to do...mostly Singapore Airlines, Malaysian Airlines, Cathay Pacific and United Airlines.Worst thing is that each airline have different methods and their own regulations on refunds...and that sucks.

So yeh do whaever you like!Afterall you bought that ticket and you can sorta like decide its fate.

For situation 2, probably you can get yourself a biz ticket next time...so that you'll get yourself a CONFIRMED J seat on Delta!Myself have never heard of anyone that bought a Y ticket but got a J seat that the flight is not full in Y or so...unless you got a YJ ticket, which means if J is avaliable, you'll get to fly on J when Y is confirmed (Usually for staff travelling, myself have always experienced that FJY are shown on the ticket, but probably ground staff thought that Y was allowed only, so always have to remind them.Well this seems to be fewer nower days...afterall those handling staff are getting more experienced nower days!

Anyways, have a good flight and write a trip report or so!  Laugh out loud

Best Regards


User currently offlineCaptain.MD-11 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 704 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (13 years 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1431 times:

Yeah I might right a trip report just for fun  Smile/happy/getting dizzy The economy section has around 10 seats spare (if not less) so there was not much choice in where I could sit!


Twins,twins, everywhere.... but where are the three holers?
User currently offlineA330300 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 172 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (13 years 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1423 times:

The U fare is a widely used discount coach fare used by Delta, part of the LUser fare family.

Most likely it's a typo....don't expect any service AT ALL in either class during your short flight.



User currently offlineCaptain.MD-11 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 704 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (13 years 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1417 times:

A330300 I will be happy if I get to MCO and then hop onto the EMB-120 to RSW safely! Aslong as my trans-atlantic is ok its fine by me. BTW the flight was a hell of alot less than the other fares I was quoted, so im expecting no more than cargo class  Wink/being sarcastic


Twins,twins, everywhere.... but where are the three holers?
User currently offlineCaptain.MD-11 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 704 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (13 years 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1413 times:

If there are seats free in BIZ can you pay for upgrade at the check-in? If so how much roughly could it be on a short hop like that? I would love to go BIZ on the way out to ATL, it would make the 10hrs ish go pretty quickly  Love But hey not many of us can afford to upgrade!


Twins,twins, everywhere.... but where are the three holers?
User currently offline9v-spk From Hong Kong, joined Aug 2001, 1646 posts, RR: 6
Reply 12, posted (13 years 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1401 times:

If you're an airline staff or a family member...i might help ya!  Laugh out loud

What if everbody wants an upgrade to J!Even it is...i guess you would have the pay the difference between the J ticket or Y ticket!Afterall...that's fair to those who paid the price for a J ticket!

Best Regards


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