Safe to buy Europe tickets on AA?

Feb 6th, 2012, 10:24 AM
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Safe to buy Europe tickets on AA?

We are pricing tickets to Europe for July and AA is the cheapest by quite a bit. With their bankruptcy, is it safe to buy tickets? What's the worst case scenario? Thanks!
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Feb 6th, 2012, 10:39 AM
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It's my understanding that the AA bankruptcy is of the "reorganizing" type, not the "going out of business" type. Layoffs, adjusting pensions, that sort of thing. I wouldn't hesitate to buy a ticket from them, especially if the price is right.
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Feb 6th, 2012, 12:10 PM
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AA is just one of several airlines that have undergone reorganization since 9/11. None of the major airlines have failed in that time and there is no reason to think that AA will either.
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Feb 6th, 2012, 01:47 PM
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Chapter 11 they are re-organizing will still fly DL and CO have both done this I flew with both of them in fact will be flying with them to Eastern Europe in a couple of months.Odds are great you will be fine.
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Feb 6th, 2012, 01:49 PM
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Forgot might do quotewright.com or other trip insurance cheap wise just in case.Europe in economic difficulty also so unrest
strikes are possible this summer and happening in fact currently in Greece..
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Feb 6th, 2012, 05:35 PM
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AA will definitely be here. Worst case is they cut more flights, including yours. You'll be rebooked, so schedule may change.
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Feb 13th, 2012, 09:13 PM
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It also depends on which of AA's gateway cities you're flying out of, and where you're going.

In the past I've flown Iberia, Turkish Air, BA, and even Swiss Airlines while being booked on an AA ticket.

You might want to download the OneWorld timetable for a reference point as to who is flying where.
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