mig21umd
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Is It Safe To Book With JAL?

Tue Sep 29, 2009 7:19 am

Hi all,

I am thinking of going skiing in Japan around Christmas time.

What is the realistic possibility of me loosing my money (and holiday) if I book with JAL?

And

Is JAL a company the Japanese government would not allow to fail?

Thanks for your input.
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RE: Is It Safe To Book With JAL?

Tue Sep 29, 2009 5:34 pm

Hi Tom, I am not the top expert on JL by any means, but I have been following the news on their discussions with DL and AA, and on the government task force charged with restructuring and saving JL. I believe I read somewhere that the government will not allow JL to fail. Plus, you must have seen already the lists of routes to be cut in separate threads on this forum. I will venture to say that you will be safe if you book with JL if it is your best option in terms of routes, stops, duration of layovers, fares, mileage accrual, etcetera. If you are still worried, consider using a credit card for the booking and maybe paying for travel insurance (I have seen it on cheaptickets.com for example, at a nominal price). Most of all, enjoy your December skiing trip and write a report.  Smile
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RE: Is It Safe To Book With JAL?

Tue Sep 29, 2009 5:56 pm

Is it safe to book with JAL?

Yes.
 
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LAXintl
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RE: Is It Safe To Book With JAL?

Tue Sep 29, 2009 7:29 pm

Its a safe assumption JAL will be around, however I would not be schocked if schedule/route changes happen in the interim.

Frankly, unless JL has some fantastic offer others dont have, in my view why take the risk.
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RE: Is It Safe To Book With JAL?

Sun Oct 04, 2009 3:18 am

Doesn't ANA fly to Australia. In my modest opinion they are much better than JAL.
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RE: Is It Safe To Book With JAL?

Sun Oct 04, 2009 3:05 pm



Quoting SOBHI51 (Reply 4):
Doesn't ANA fly to Australia. In my modest opinion they are much better than JAL.

Only QF/JQ/JL have direct and or nonstop flights between Australia and Japan.
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RE: Is It Safe To Book With JAL?

Sun Oct 04, 2009 3:08 pm

The chance of JAL disappearing is nil.

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mig21umd
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RE: Is It Safe To Book With JAL?

Tue Oct 06, 2009 9:51 am

Thanks all,

I have considered other airlines but JAL has the best price.

Thanks again!
Tom.
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RE: Is It Safe To Book With JAL?

Tue Oct 06, 2009 1:15 pm



Quoting Mig21UMD (Thread starter):
What is the realistic possibility of me losing my money (and holiday) if I book with JAL?

Nearly nil, partucularly if you pay by credit card.

Quoting TravelExec (Reply 6):
The chance of JAL disappearing is nil.

Well, a bit more than "nil" but FAR less than 1%. We're only talking about a few months down the road, they will still be here. IF--and this is a big IF--they did go broke, they wouldn't suddenly disappear. They woud file for reorganization and continue to operate as normal.

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RE: Is It Safe To Book With JAL?

Tue Oct 06, 2009 8:30 pm

JAL is pushing forward with self-revival plans and supporting measures from the Japanese government. At the moment, there are absolutely no concerns about bankruptcy. JAL will survive, and you can be assured about that!
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