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Refund for flights on jets with sport teams you hate, pink ribbons, etc.

Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:45 pm

Would an airline issue a refund or reroute you if you didn't want to fly on a jet which promoted something you hate? Perhaps you hate the NY Jets and the plane looks like it's the team's very own private charter jet. Maybe you hated TWA or America West and said you would never in a million years fly them again and you see one of their jets at the gate for your flight. Maybe, at the start of your dream vacation, you don't want to think about cancer (perhaps even moreso if you had it and the trip was to make you forget about it for awhile). I am curious what you guys think.
 
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Re: Refund for flights on jets with sport teams you hate, pink ribbons, etc.

Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:19 pm

Short answer: no
 
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Re: Refund for flights on jets with sport teams you hate, pink ribbons, etc.

Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:24 pm

It would get real in a heartbeat if AA launched a Trump Shuttle retro jet. Perhaps this should move to Non-Aviation.
 
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Re: Refund for flights on jets with sport teams you hate, pink ribbons, etc.

Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:19 pm

I actually like that question and think it's an interesting thing to think about.
But I have no valuable contribution.
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Re: Refund for flights on jets with sport teams you hate, pink ribbons, etc.

Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:05 pm

I wish they would so I wouldn’t have to worry about sitting next to someone so childish
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Re: Refund for flights on jets with sport teams you hate, pink ribbons, etc.

Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:08 pm

American "Sue" Culture to the max if this was true.
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Re: Refund for flights on jets with sport teams you hate, pink ribbons, etc.

Fri Oct 11, 2019 3:39 am

In a word, no. If nothing else, all of these special liveries are public and in fact advertised. You know - or should know - there's a possibility of getting one of these liveries when you buy a ticket. Just like you can't demand a refund from Spirit because you didn't know they charge for soda, you can't demand a refund from any carrier because you didn't know how their planes are painted. This is easily available information and it's caveat emptor.
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Refund for flights on jets with sport teams you hate, pink ribbons, etc.

Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:15 am

I would question the mental stability of said passenger.


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Re: Refund for flights on jets with sport teams you hate, pink ribbons, etc.

Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:05 am

Actually, I did have this happen to me once- I was flying MCO-IAD on United, and we got one of the Star Alliance logojets. An elderly passenger saw the plane pull into the gate, and went up to the podium and demanded to be put on a different flight, because he wanted to fly on United, not "whatever airline that is there".

Long story short, the gate agents did re-book him on a different flight, but only because we were overbooked and they needed the seat...
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Re: Refund for flights on jets with sport teams you hate, pink ribbons, etc.

Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:51 am

It's the same as if at the time of booking, the equipment stated was a 77W but when boarding you have an A330 at the gate. Do you think the pax has a case then too?
 
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Re: Refund for flights on jets with sport teams you hate, pink ribbons, etc.

Sat Oct 12, 2019 2:12 am

I’d be nervous that any jet featuring a Sheffield United logo would be prone to catastrophic failure.
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Re: Refund for flights on jets with sport teams you hate, pink ribbons, etc.

Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:26 am

I'm willing to bet some diehard Manchester United fans would be fuming if they saw this turn up at their gate:

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Re: Refund for flights on jets with sport teams you hate, pink ribbons, etc.

Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:38 am

I think it is a perfectly valid question.
What if you are flying Delta and instead of the scheduled A330 the aircraft that pulls at your gate is a pink 767-400? A PINK aircraft!
And to make matters worse once you reach you assigned seat your seatmate is a 50 year old 250 lbs guy in a pink tutu dress who immediately starts blubbering about pink IZOD polo shirts!
Wouldn't you have grounds not only to be rebooked (on a non-pink aircraft) AND upgraded but also get monetary compensation for emotional distress?
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Re: Refund for flights on jets with sport teams you hate, pink ribbons, etc.

Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:45 pm

P1aneMad wrote:
I think it is a perfectly valid question.
What if you are flying Delta and instead of the scheduled A330 the aircraft that pulls at your gate is a pink 767-400? A PINK aircraft!
And to make matters worse once you reach you assigned seat your seatmate is a 50 year old 250 lbs guy in a pink tutu dress who immediately starts blubbering about pink IZOD polo shirts!
Wouldn't you have grounds not only to be rebooked (on a non-pink aircraft) AND upgraded but also get monetary compensation for emotional distress?
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There are exceptions to every rule. That would definitely get you compensation. I don't think he's 50, though...
 
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Re: Refund for flights on jets with sport teams you hate, pink ribbons, etc.

Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:11 pm

In march this year FC Schalke 04 was beaten up 7:0 by Manchester City in European Football Champions League. To make things worse one of charter planes taking the fans home was showing the full branding of local arch rival Borussia Dortmund.
 
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Re: Refund for flights on jets with sport teams you hate, pink ribbons, etc.

Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:16 pm

ei146 wrote:
In march this year FC Schalke 04 was beaten up 7:0 by Manchester City in European Football Champions League. To make things worse one of charter planes taking the fans home was showing the full branding of local arch rival Borussia Dortmund.



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Re: Refund for flights on jets with sport teams you hate, pink ribbons, etc.

Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:09 pm

afcjets wrote:
Would an airline issue a refund or reroute you if you didn't want to fly on a jet which promoted something you hate?


You’re creating a long-winded description of a person best described as a snowflake.

Most snowflakes would go ahead and take the flight so they could get where they wanted to go. Then they would ask for a refund and compensation based on the emotional distress they suffered.

If someone did such a thing they should immediately be placed on the no-fly list.
 
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Re: Refund for flights on jets with sport teams you hate, pink ribbons, etc.

Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:17 am

CV990A wrote:
because he wanted to fly on United, not "whatever airline that is there"


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Re: Refund for flights on jets with sport teams you hate, pink ribbons, etc.

Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:37 pm

I’d not be upset at all. However, during the yearly Delta hoo-hah about breast cancer, and their pink lemonade, I ask for a glass of their Prostate Cancer Awareness lemonade. Fair is fair. All in good humor and with smiles of course, but I make my point.
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Re: Refund for flights on jets with sport teams you hate, pink ribbons, etc.

Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:31 pm

afcjets wrote:
Would an airline issue a refund or reroute you if you didn't want to fly on a jet which promoted something you hate?

No.
But if you really wanted to make your point, you could ask to be rebooked, pay the $200 change fee plus any fare difference, and take a later flight. You always have that choice if you are that dead set against a particular paint scheme.
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Re: Refund for flights on jets with sport teams you hate, pink ribbons, etc.

Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:51 pm

WesternDC6B wrote:
I’d not be upset at all. However, during the yearly Delta hoo-hah about breast cancer, and their pink lemonade, I ask for a glass of their Prostate Cancer Awareness lemonade. Fair is fair. All in good humor and with smiles of course, but I make my point.


Breast cancer pink lemonade? Even as a guy, I'll pass.

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