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Is It Safe To Buy An ATA Ticket For Dec.

Sat Oct 30, 2004 12:06 pm

... to buy a ticket for mid-December on ATA on the MSN-MDW-FNT-MDW-MSN route with the impending death of ATA at the hands of Chpt 11? I would also like to know what would happen if C8 were to cease operations before the date I was scheduled to fly?
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Is It Safe To Buy An ATA Ticket For Dec.

Sat Oct 30, 2004 2:12 pm

As was noted in earlier press releases, ATA is not going to stop flying and the impression I got was that any new owner would "phase in" their operations over a 6 month or so period. They intend on operating their schedule...
If C8 stopped flying, I am sure someone else would drop in and pick up the service.

But just to be safe....
Make sure you buy your ticket with a credit card. This way if they can't fly you there, you can call the credit card company and tell them what happened and they will credit your account.


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jjbiv
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RE: Is It Safe To Buy An ATA Ticket For Dec.

Sun Oct 31, 2004 1:41 am

I agree with the above advice. Buy the ticket (especially since all your flights are on C8) but purchase with a credit card. I've seen no signs suggesting that we will stop operating.

Enjoy your trip and be sure to write a trip report.

joe
 
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RE: Is It Safe To Buy An ATA Ticket For Dec.

Sun Oct 31, 2004 3:40 am

You're fine.
We expect no changes to the schedules until January at the earliest.

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RE: Is It Safe To Buy An ATA Ticket For Dec.

Sun Oct 31, 2004 3:27 pm

it appears that you will be fine. but with the price of oil draining the bank accouns of every airline, i'd be prudent if i were you.

fly delta. (i'm not sure we even fly the route, but...maybe thru cvg) we need the business and have a billion and a half dollars still in the bank...we'll be flying.
Tired of airline bankruptcies....EA/PA/TW and finally DL.