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Re: The Day After COVID19 -Airlines
« Reply #30 on: March 16, 2020, 04:01:07 PM »
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Re: The Day After COVID19 -Airlines
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Re: The Day After COVID19 -Airlines
« Reply #32 on: March 16, 2020, 07:08:02 PM »
https://m.jpost.com/Israel-News/El-Al-to-use-empty-passenger-planes-for-cargo-621018/amp

Why dont more airlines do this?

They have always done this, in fact about half of air cargo is shipped on passenger planes.

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Re: The Day After COVID19 -Airlines
« Reply #33 on: March 16, 2020, 07:13:27 PM »
Erm, and how am I getting in that room?

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Re: The Day After COVID19 -Airlines
« Reply #34 on: March 16, 2020, 07:15:26 PM »
That was A"H earlier this year.
1st world problems. The consequences of using miles for flying.
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Re: The Day After COVID19 -Airlines
« Reply #36 on: March 16, 2020, 09:49:50 PM »
Erm, and how am I getting in that room?
Lets say you got into that room. What would you demand from the airlines?

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Re: The Day After COVID19 -Airlines
« Reply #37 on: March 16, 2020, 11:09:15 PM »
Lets say you got into that room. What would you demand from the airlines?
As I've said above, I think high on the list would be some legal requirements obligating the airlines to some minimal standard in their contract of carriage (and barring some of the clauses that get them off the hook now).

Removing immunity from antitrust rules.

Putting reserve requirements on them in proportion to marketshare.



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Re: The Day After COVID19 -Airlines
« Reply #38 on: March 16, 2020, 11:12:28 PM »
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/16/opinion/airlines-bailout.html
As he says in this article, the government won't let them fail just like they didn't let the banks fail, so they don't really care about their business model, they just make sure wall st is happy then they can get their bonuses

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Re: The Day After COVID19 -Airlines
« Reply #39 on: March 17, 2020, 04:21:44 AM »
As I've said above, I think high on the list would be some legal requirements obligating the airlines to some minimal standard in their contract of carriage (and barring some of the clauses that get them off the hook now).

Removing immunity from antitrust rules.

Putting reserve requirements on them in proportion to marketshare.
The reserve will come out of your pocket as a traveller. Let it come from the tax money of those who aren't traveling...
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Re: The Day After COVID19 -Airlines
« Reply #40 on: March 18, 2020, 01:48:50 PM »
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Re: The Day After COVID19 -Airlines
« Reply #41 on: March 18, 2020, 02:00:35 PM »
https://www.dansdeals.com/more/dans-commentary/bail-airlines-hotels-boeing-ask-return/

What am I missing?
posting across multiple threads is not permitted ;D
I think its like the KSML problem, if there are no complaints, why change.

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Re: The Day After COVID19 -Airlines
« Reply #42 on: March 18, 2020, 03:44:20 PM »
To cancel a flight booked through Amex travel with points do you call Amex or the airline (AA). Should I expect a refund?
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Re: The Day After COVID19 -Airlines
« Reply #43 on: March 21, 2020, 11:44:15 PM »
To cancel a flight booked through Amex travel with points do you call Amex or the airline (AA). Should I expect a refund?
Need to call Amex usually only it's Delta which tends to help.
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Re: The Day After COVID19 -Airlines
« Reply #44 on: March 24, 2020, 09:41:46 PM »
Lets say you got into that room. What would you demand from the airlines?

Thoughts on this Whitehouse.gov petition?


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"Create a traveler's bill of rights in exchange for bailing out airlines and hotels"

Airlines and hotels are seeking billions in bailouts. We the taxpayer want in return:
1. Ban hotel resort/destination fees
2. Cash refunds when airlines cancel/change flights
3. Passenger rights like EU261 with cash payments for delayed/cancelled flights
4. Remove slot controls so more airlines can compete
5. Ban basic economy fares that dehumanize travel
6. Donít charge families to sit together
7. A free checked and carry-on bag
8. Mileage program devaluations need to be announced 6 months in advance and award charts must be published
9. Ban fuel/carrier imposed surcharges
10. Regulate seat pitch/width and bathroom size
11. Remove Deregulation Act protections so airlines can be sued
12. Cap change/cancel fees at a percentage of the fare
Read more here: https://www.dansdeals.com/go/rights

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