Y'know, everyone here has been quick to dismiss what C-boy is saying, but it does
happen to airlines occasionally.
Case in point? Alaska Airlines - definitely a top-notch air carrier - began offering nonstop YVR
service, and went full-tilt to market it. Flights were booked up months in advance, and loads were good.
Just one little problem - even though customers pre-cleared U.S. customs in YVR
, laws still required the presence of a U.S. Customs and Immigration facility at SNA
for the service to operate.
End result? AS
had to change the flight to a one-stop YVR
flight to comply with the laws, losing tons of business in the process and refunding many tickets from disgruntled customers as well.
A big SNAFU happening at VS
isn't as far-fetched as some people might think. Odds are things will be fine, but you never know!
"In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem - government IS the problem." - Ronald Reagan
Comments made here are my own and are not intended to represent the official position of Alaska Air Group