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Another way to think about booking on threatened airlines

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Dec 5th, 2004, 05:48 PM
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Another way to think about booking on threatened airlines

In the process of booking some European travel for next summer, SIL has discovered that he can't buy insurance for the airline part of his trip via groups like TravelGuard if he books on UA or USAir. They are both listed on both the no-coverage-for-strike list and no-coverage-for-financial default list, and UA has been been excluded for a while now. What this means is that if the flight is canceled because of bankruptcy or a strike, or if he's severely loused up by delays or rebooking and rerouting as a result, he's SOL. So far American is still not on the lists, as are Delta and Continental, evidently.

Strike list for TravelGuard: http://www.travelguard.com/news/0314...86612107052040
Financial default list: http://www.travelguard.com/news/aler...86612107052040

Interesting asides: National, Alamo, and Budget are on the no-coverage-for-financial-default list. So are a bunch of cruise lines, other airlines (Olympic). El-Al is on the strike list.

So those of you teetering on the edge of shelling out money for 2005 tix on USAir or UA might factor that into your decision.
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