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ramprat74
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I Will Just Buy A Ticket Next Time, Wrong

Wed Oct 25, 2006 10:55 am

I work for United. I have been planning to visit Paris since earlier this year. Well since United only has two flights a day into CDG now. I couldn't get on last May. So I planned to go this month. I made my hotel reservation about four months ago. So even in the middle of October, the flights are oversold. I really hate flying stand-by these days. How does a International First class cabin booked to zero a week a before the flight fill up a day before the flight. In the fourteen years I have worked for United. If International First was empty, you could pretty much count on getting it, if you have the seniority. I thought it took way too many miles to bump up to First?

So fast forward to last Sunday. I have another vacation in December. I'm planning to go down to PSP. I will make it easy on myself. Wrong! So I buy a ticket on Alaska. They start their nonstop PDX-PSP this time of year. The departure times work great for my schedule. So for the hell of it. I was looking at Apollo at work. They were showing a different departure times coming and going then the ones I had booked for. I thought that maybe they didn't update the new Alaska flight times.

I get home and call up Alaska. I told them what I found out. They checked the flight times, and they indeed changed. The flights leave six hours earlier now. Even United doesn't change their schedules a month and a half before. The new times just don't work for me. I told the agent to switch my flights into ONT on Horizon. She said fine. I asked if Alaska will refund the difference between the PSP and ONT flights. The ONT flights were cheaper. She said they can't do that. I would have never booked the flights into PSP, if they had the new departure times posted. They should of had their schedules set about three months ago. When I picked my seats, about half the seats were gone. So I won't be the last person to call and change. I never did receive a call or email from them this week.

So much for making my travels and vacation hassle free. Maybe I should just drive for now on. I just like to say. I been a Alaska flyer for some time now. I been using ID90's for over eight years on them. I will step down from my soap box now.
 
timeair
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RE: I Will Just Buy A Ticket Next Time, Wrong

Wed Oct 25, 2006 11:41 am

It may be a bit more of a trip, but what about PDX-YVR-YUL-CDG on your Star Alliance passes with AC?..or..PDX-FRA-CDG with LH?
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Stealthz
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RE: I Will Just Buy A Ticket Next Time, Wrong

Wed Oct 25, 2006 11:52 am

My big irritation with Anet, specifically the Civ/Av forum is whiny airline employees missing out on their perks!

So for years you have been travelling at a fraction of the price the rest of us pay and this time the dice rolled the wrong way, that is life get over it.

Cheers
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N702ML
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RE: I Will Just Buy A Ticket Next Time, Wrong

Wed Oct 25, 2006 12:03 pm

Quoting StealthZ (Reply 2):
My big irritation with Anet, specifically the Civ/Av forum is whiny airline employees missing out on their perks!

My big irritation with Anet is people who complain about OTHER peoples' posts/

If you don't wanna hear about it...don't read it. No one is making you.
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timeair
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RE: I Will Just Buy A Ticket Next Time, Wrong

Wed Oct 25, 2006 12:21 pm

Quoting StealthZ (Reply 2):
So for years you have been travelling at a fraction of the price the rest of us pay and this time the dice rolled the wrong way, that is life get over it.

Cheers

Actually, he DOES pay a fair amount for these privelges..it is having to deal with all of the whining and arrogant not to mention P.I.T.A's he may have to deal with on a daily basis..and even has to pay a fair $$ for them...ID50 is 50% of the FULL Y/F fare..which is actually more than alotof the people on the plane paid for their seat at the excursion fare...an ID90, well that is almost impossible on INTL flights.
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flyboy2001
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RE: I Will Just Buy A Ticket Next Time, Wrong

Wed Oct 25, 2006 12:53 pm

Quoting N702ML (Reply 3):
My big irritation with Anet is people who complain about OTHER peoples' posts/
If you don't wanna hear about it...don't read it. No one is making you.

   Exactly. This is a discussion forum, not an arena for badgering people who post subjects that irk you.

[Edited 2006-10-25 05:56:41]
And you... Revolution, or just resistance?
 
n844aa
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RE: I Will Just Buy A Ticket Next Time, Wrong

Wed Oct 25, 2006 1:06 pm

Quoting StealthZ (Reply 2):
My big irritation with Anet, specifically the Civ/Av forum is whiny airline employees missing out on their perks!

This is a significant portion of their compensation package. If the airlines are undermining it unilaterally, the employees are getting screwed, period.
New airplanes, new employees, low fares, all touchy-feely ... all of them are losers. -Gordon Bethune