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Author Topic: Airline Compensation Master Thread  (Read 449732 times)

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Re: Airline Compensation Master Thread
« Reply #4290 on: July 14, 2019, 10:54:46 PM »
Why would any1 take a voucher over cash? Maybe 30k points? LOL

I wonder what their success rate (getting ppls to take a cert instead of cash)  is.
For sure more than half. People would rather get a "free vacation" again. And the number sounds more than the cash option. What I really wonder is if anyone takes the points option.

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Re: Airline Compensation Master Thread
« Reply #4291 on: July 16, 2019, 11:29:44 AM »
1 hr flight delay on jet blue - non weather related. got $60 travel bank credit.
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Re: Airline Compensation Master Thread
« Reply #4292 on: July 17, 2019, 01:08:47 AM »
Why would any1 take a voucher over cash? Maybe 30k points? LOL

I wonder what their success rate (getting ppls to take a cert instead of cash)  is.

If someone has known use for the voucher, $1,000 > ₪3,080 (or ₪3,120)
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Re: Airline Compensation Master Thread
« Reply #4293 on: July 17, 2019, 01:12:45 AM »
If someone has known use for the voucher, $1,000 > ₪3,080 (or ₪3,120)
$1000 voucher vs about $865 check (will update when the check arrives). Hey, you can flip the voucher for about 80%....

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Re: Airline Compensation Master Thread
« Reply #4294 on: July 17, 2019, 02:32:20 AM »
What I really wonder is if anyone takes the points option.

I wonder where they picked the 30,000 miles figure from, and whether they would negotiate a higher mileage offer (such as 100,000 - which would probably cost them less than cash or voucher offered).
I've been waiting over 5 years with bated breath for someone to say that!
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Re: Airline Compensation Master Thread
« Reply #4295 on: July 17, 2019, 03:10:11 PM »
1hour and 15 minute delay with ba from LHR to TlV can i expect anything?
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Re: Airline Compensation Master Thread
« Reply #4296 on: July 17, 2019, 04:05:26 PM »
1hour and 15 minute delay with ba from LHR to TlV can i expect anything?
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Re: Airline Compensation Master Thread
« Reply #4297 on: July 18, 2019, 03:42:34 PM »
UA flight yesterday from IAH to LGA delayed 1 hr 25 mins and then diverted to IAD because of thunderstorms in NYC area.  The delay didn't really bother me and I am well aware there is no compensation for weather related delays. 

However, they initially said diversion was to refuel and would then continue on to NY.  We landed in IAD close to 9 p.m. and after about an hour or so they said they are not flying that night, they would be flying 9 a.m. the following morning.  For starters, there was not a single hotel with availability within a 20+ miles radius of the airport.  Secondly I had important business meetings beginning at 9 a.m. that there was no way I could miss.  Having nowhere to sleep even if I wanted to and needing to get to NY ASAP, I rented a car and made the 4+ hour drive up leaving IAD at about after 11:30 p.m. because it took them over an hour to get the luggage out.

Thoughts on compensation expectations if any?

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Re: Airline Compensation Master Thread
« Reply #4298 on: July 18, 2019, 07:55:17 PM »
I was booked on an AA flight that was supposed to land at PHL at 5:30PM this afternoon. Once we boarded we sat on the plane for 1 hour, deplaned, after which the flight was cancelled. They rebooked me tomorrow morning on a flight leaving at 5:00AM landing at 7:00 AM. What can I expect considering they didn’t pay for a hotel since they said it was because of ATC?

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Re: Airline Compensation Master Thread
« Reply #4299 on: July 18, 2019, 09:20:51 PM »
UA flight yesterday from IAH to LGA delayed 1 hr 25 mins and then diverted to IAD because of thunderstorms in NYC area.  The delay didn't really bother me and I am well aware there is no compensation for weather related delays. 

However, they initially said diversion was to refuel and would then continue on to NY.  We landed in IAD close to 9 p.m. and after about an hour or so they said they are not flying that night, they would be flying 9 a.m. the following morning.  For starters, there was not a single hotel with availability within a 20+ miles radius of the airport.  Secondly I had important business meetings beginning at 9 a.m. that there was no way I could miss.  Having nowhere to sleep even if I wanted to and needing to get to NY ASAP, I rented a car and made the 4+ hour drive up leaving IAD at about after 11:30 p.m. because it took them over an hour to get the luggage out.

Thoughts on compensation expectations if any?
Email them and depending on status you'll get some Voucher. You can request full comp for costs but YMMV.
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Re: Airline Compensation Master Thread
« Reply #4300 on: July 18, 2019, 10:55:00 PM »
Email them and depending on status you'll get some Voucher. You can request full comp for costs but YMMV.

Thanks.  I have no status with United, but I sent them a DM via twitter and they said to fill out a refund request as I may be eligible for a partial refund due to the circumstances and not flying the last leg.  Will see what happens.

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Re: Airline Compensation Master Thread
« Reply #4301 on: July 19, 2019, 10:25:33 AM »
Had a 4:15 hour delay on Swiss ZRH-EWR on July 16, do to operational issues, whats the way to claim for compensation? I do know Swiss is tough with claim's

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Re: Airline Compensation Master Thread
« Reply #4302 on: July 20, 2019, 09:47:12 PM »
I was booked on an AA flight that was supposed to land at PHL at 5:30PM this afternoon. Once we boarded we sat on the plane for 1 hour, deplaned, after which the flight was cancelled. They rebooked me tomorrow morning on a flight leaving at 5:00AM landing at 7:00 AM. What can I expect considering they didn’t pay for a hotel since they said it was because of ATC?


I sent an email to AA and received 10k miles. Is that too little for a 12hr+ delay?

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Re: Airline Compensation Master Thread
« Reply #4303 on: July 20, 2019, 10:15:14 PM »

I sent an email to AA and received 10k miles. Is that too little for a 12hr+ delay?
Definitely!

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Re: Airline Compensation Master Thread
« Reply #4304 on: July 21, 2019, 02:26:45 PM »
United delayed luggage overnight - $75 voucher