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Buying Tickets

Wed Mar 03, 2004 8:19 pm

I am planning to buy 5 tickets on UA for travel AMS-IAD-AMS between april and may 2004. Since we do not have any discounts etc. I have to pay the full fares for that of almost euro 800,00 each incl. taxes. For me a lot of money... Now I know that the current status is not that stable financially for UA. Would I risk my money by choosing them? Would you choose an alternative flight?
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RE: Buying Tickets

Wed Mar 03, 2004 8:26 pm

I'm not a huge fan of United. I would take KLM whether or not UA was financially stable.

If you are worried about the financial stability of UA in terms of your flights, I wouldn't worry about it.
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RE: Buying Tickets

Wed Mar 03, 2004 8:34 pm

You can fly KL/NW for eur 490. I just check on Amadeus for you its an instant purchase ticket so you have to be quick.LH via FRA have a similar fare.
Hope this helps.
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RE: Buying Tickets

Wed Mar 03, 2004 9:03 pm

I'd say your money is safe!
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RE: Buying Tickets

Wed Mar 03, 2004 9:07 pm

Lijnden, where did you find that fare ??? In last november I flew CDG-IAD-JFK for 330€ return (incl. taxes), and booked my ticket just a few days before departure on UA's website.
I'm just back from and found 523€ for a random date in april. Also found 450€ with CO, but not for a direct flight. The thing I'm sure is that you will get FF miles on every fare with UA, quite nice ! But don't blame me if it is the same thing with CO, I've never flew with them.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
Feel free to ask me if you want some info, be well !

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