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#11 twinkletoes

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    Posted 03 April 2008 - 10:30 AM

    Sorry to hear about your flights. Glad to hear you were able to get everything worked out in time.
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    #12 Saraha

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      Posted 03 April 2008 - 10:35 AM

      Bummer!!! That sucks!

      #13 MarieSam

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        Posted 03 April 2008 - 10:41 AM

        Crazy isn't it? I work as a news reporter and get this, a bride getting set to fly to her destination wedding in Hawaii -- wedding dress in one arm -- arrives at LAX this morning only to find out ATA basically no longer exists. How awful!! She was devastated ~ I felt so horrible for her, I can't even imagine what I would have done.

        So now hundreds of people who thought they were going somewhere today on ATA airlines are left scrambling for other travel options and of course are forced to dish out more money if they are intent on traveling today!

        Now for any of you who have ATA reservations or flights the following may apply to you as far as getting your money back ( I had to report on this story this morning so hopefully this helps some of you out and again it totally sucks ~ I'm sorry!!!):

        ATA customers who purchased tickets by credit card were advised to
        contact their credit card company or travel agency directly for information on
        how to obtain a refund for unused tickets.
        Those who purchased ATA tickets with cash or check may be able to obtain
        a full or partial refund for unused tickets by submitting a claim in ATA's
        Chapter 11 proceedings.
        Customers who purchased tickets from Southwest Airlines for flights
        operated by ATA under the codeshare agreement were asked to contact Southwest Airlines directly at (800) 308-5037.


        #14 Alyssa

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          Posted 03 April 2008 - 10:44 AM

          Wow, what a nightmare!!!

          I am so glad you were able to change your flights :)

          #15 Kristy!

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            Posted 03 April 2008 - 10:45 AM

            Oh that poor bride! That is so awful!

            #16 Betsy

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              Posted 03 April 2008 - 10:51 AM

              Too bad that bride didn't know about BDW! Just kidding! Anyways that really sucks about your tickets but I am glad you got it all worked out. And thank god it happened a little bit before your actual day! Your dads comment totally reminds me of what my dad would say LOL! Glad it is figured out! What a PITA!

              #17 Sherry

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                Posted 03 April 2008 - 10:54 AM

                I'm sorry to hear that happened to you. Glad to hear that you got it all worked out though! I can't imagine being that bride yesterday. That would be so unbelievably stressful.

                #18 starchild

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                  Posted 04 April 2008 - 09:33 AM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by msam007562
                  Crazy isn't it? I work as a news reporter and get this, a bride getting set to fly to her destination wedding in Hawaii -- wedding dress in one arm -- arrives at LAX this morning only to find out ATA basically no longer exists. How awful!! She was devastated ~ I felt so horrible for her, I can't even imagine what I would have done.

                  So now hundreds of people who thought they were going somewhere today on ATA airlines are left scrambling for other travel options and of course are forced to dish out more money if they are intent on traveling today!

                  Now for any of you who have ATA reservations or flights the following may apply to you as far as getting your money back ( I had to report on this story this morning so hopefully this helps some of you out and again it totally sucks ~ I'm sorry!!!):

                  ATA customers who purchased tickets by credit card were advised to
                  contact their credit card company or travel agency directly for information on
                  how to obtain a refund for unused tickets.
                  Those who purchased ATA tickets with cash or check may be able to obtain
                  a full or partial refund for unused tickets by submitting a claim in ATA's
                  Chapter 11 proceedings.
                  Customers who purchased tickets from Southwest Airlines for flights
                  operated by ATA under the codeshare agreement were asked to contact Southwest Airlines directly at (800) 308-5037.
                  I was just about to say I saw the bride story and the no cash refund thing on the news here but you beat me! What station do you work for? (if you can say)

                  #19 nikkianddean

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                    Posted 04 April 2008 - 01:34 PM

                    All I have to say is travel insurance has never been such a priority for me. But cleary now it is a necessity. And I am a terrified of flying....so when I see news stories about maintenance issues it makes me very nervous. Sorry if I freak anyone out.....

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                    #20 jean-marcus

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                      Posted 08 April 2008 - 12:57 PM

                      i cant believe that they can just declare bankruptcy and these people are left having to buy new tickets. when i was in mexico this weekend there were familys at the resorts freaking out because they had no way back home and would hve to shell out thousands to get new tickets last minute... thats just SOOO wrong




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