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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #3045 on: July 31, 2017, 11:15:57 AM »
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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #3046 on: July 31, 2017, 11:56:51 AM »
OW or RT?
RT and ignoring the return i'd guess..

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #3047 on: July 31, 2017, 11:58:13 AM »
RT and ignoring the return i'd guess..
Still a phenomenal deal especially with BP, I wish I could have booked but I wasn't able to commit timing on such short notice
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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #3048 on: July 31, 2017, 11:59:13 AM »
RT and ignoring the return i'd guess..
Nope I live in Israel, was planning on taking the return.

My booking got canceled. It was held for a few hours but confirmed and ticketed. It was canceled this morning. If they honor other tickets then I think I may have a decent chance to fight it with the DOT.

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #3049 on: July 31, 2017, 12:01:46 PM »
Nope I live in Israel, was planning on taking the return.

My booking got canceled. It was held for a few hours but confirmed and ticketed. It was canceled this morning. If they honor other tickets then I think I may have a decent chance to fight it with the DOT.
This whole thing just makes no sense, especially with QR's tweet on Sunday.
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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #3050 on: July 31, 2017, 12:03:12 PM »
This whole thing just makes no sense, especially with QR's tweet on Sunday.
Which is why I don't think they can claim anyone acted in bad faith. Sometimes you know it's a mistake. This time it really wasn't clear. Hopefully I get it but not counting on it.

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #3051 on: July 31, 2017, 12:13:40 PM »
Which is why I don't think they can claim anyone acted in bad faith. Sometimes you know it's a mistake. This time it really wasn't clear. Hopefully I get it but not counting on it.
Seems like people who ticketed without holding still have tickets, I'm not sure what happened with yours.
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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #3052 on: July 31, 2017, 12:58:18 PM »
Which is why I don't think they can claim anyone acted in bad faith. Sometimes you know it's a mistake. This time it really wasn't clear. Hopefully I get it but not counting on it.
Why do they need to claim ppl acted in bad faith? If they want to cancel, they can. It might make sense to them not to. Of course if this was a mistake, it's a much more believable mistake, so if you r flying to the US and booked nonrefundable hotels, they may have to cover. 

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #3053 on: July 31, 2017, 01:03:56 PM »
Why do they need to claim ppl acted in bad faith? If they want to cancel, they can. It might make sense to them not to. Of course if this was a mistake, it's a much more believable mistake, so if you r flying to the US and booked nonrefundable hotels, they may have to cover.

When the DOT ruled that UA didn't need to honor the Kroner mistake they said that the tickets were purchased in bad faith. I'm sure Qatar can come up with another reason to not honor them, but in this case I honestly feel that I did not act in bad faith.

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #3054 on: July 31, 2017, 01:07:26 PM »
When the DOT ruled that UA didn't need to honor the Kroner mistake they said that the tickets were purchased in bad faith. I'm sure Qatar can come up with another reason to not honor them, but in this case I honestly feel that I did not act in bad faith.

Was there an update to this policy? It isn't limited to bad faith purchases...

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #3055 on: July 31, 2017, 01:11:41 PM »
Was there an update to this policy? It isn't limited to bad faith purchases...

I never said bad faith was the only consideration, simply that it doesn't apply here. I guess what we will have to wait to see is whether or not this was a mistake fare. If it wasn't a mistake fare, based on the document you just shared I'm not sure if they can cancel my confirmed reservation.

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #3056 on: July 31, 2017, 01:28:29 PM »
I never said bad faith was the only consideration, simply that it doesn't apply here. I guess what we will have to wait to see is whether or not this was a mistake fare. If it wasn't a mistake fare, based on the document you just shared I'm not sure if they can cancel my confirmed reservation.

Why wouldn't it apply?
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As a matter of prosecutorial discretion, the Enforcement Office will not enforce the requirement of section 399.88 with regard to mistaken fares occurring on or after the date of this notice so long as the airline or seller of air transportation: (1) demonstrates that the fare was a mistaken fare; and (2) reimburses all consumers who purchased a mistaken fare ticket for any reasonable, actual, and verifiable out-of-pocket expenses that were made in reliance upon the ticket purchase, in addition to refunding the purchase price of the ticket.

They only need to demonstrate that it is a mistake, and given that the base fare was $0, that shouldn't be too hard to do if they want to.

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #3057 on: July 31, 2017, 01:32:32 PM »
Why wouldn't it apply?
They only need to demonstrate that it is a mistake, and given that the base fare was $0, that shouldn't be too hard to do if they want to.

I only said bad faith doesn't apply.

The reason I said I'm not sure if they can cancel my reservation is because I'm not sure they will be able to prove it's a mistake fare.

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #3058 on: July 31, 2017, 01:41:51 PM »
FYI, qatar has a new business class sale here

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #3059 on: July 31, 2017, 01:45:16 PM »
FYI, qatar has a new business class sale here

I don't want to fly them that bad.  ;)