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Why didn't they recommend filling a complaint with the DoT?
« on: April 04, 2024, 08:03:21 PM »
Share a bunch of stories and show how a reporter can get some form of refund for readers but why not recommend filling with the DoT? Is this some secret kept from regular people or something?

https://www.nytimes.com/2024/04/04/travel/japan-airlines-downgrade-first-class.html?ugrp=u&unlocked_article_code=1.iE0.93ge.MEpwN2PqQRv9&smid=url-share

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Re: Why didn't they recommend filling a complaint with the DoT?
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2024, 11:24:32 PM »
Share a bunch of stories and show how a reporter can get some form of refund for readers but why not recommend filling with the DoT? Is this some secret kept from regular people or something?

https://www.nytimes.com/2024/04/04/travel/japan-airlines-downgrade-first-class.html?ugrp=u&unlocked_article_code=1.iE0.93ge.MEpwN2PqQRv9&smid=url-share



Did you read the article?

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Re: Why didn't they recommend filling a complaint with the DoT?
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2024, 04:01:00 AM »


Did you read the article?

Did you see a point in what was written? Collecting stories about customers who are wronged, but not really giving people any solutions (unless you happen to be a times journalist or can spend hours with customer service/get lucky by booking amexgbt).

My hope is this is testing the waters for if it's worth it for The Times to do a large investigative piece on airlines that will shellshock some people somewhere maybe and make flying better for more people, but idk.

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Re: Why didn't they recommend filling a complaint with the DoT?
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2024, 07:37:18 AM »
My hope is this is testing the waters for if it's worth it for The Times to do a large investigative piece on airlines that will shellshock some people somewhere maybe and make flying better for more people, but idk.

A single story, no matter how big, won’t move the needle. Only regulation or legislation (same difference?) would move the needle.
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