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I've booked an awards trip on USAirways for May 2005 ... will they still be flying?

I've booked an awards trip on USAirways for May 2005 ... will they still be flying?

Old Nov 10th, 2004, 04:46 PM
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Thanks for the update, Sher. I really do need to watch the local news more often. I have 2 FF tickets for Pittsburgh - Grand Cayman for January 1 and am crossing my fingers. As they said late-Spring/Summer, maybe I'll be lucky.
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Old Nov 11th, 2004, 08:41 AM
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Hi Sher. Thanks for the update, I guess whatever happens, happens.
As an eternal optimist, I still believe that some airline will try to pick up the pieces if USAirways isn't flying, and even if I can't use the miles on this particular trip, they won't be completely lost.
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Old Nov 11th, 2004, 09:11 AM
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I'm feeling less optimistic than I was a few days ago, and that was less optimistic than when I booked my flights a couple weeks before that.

And my point is? Just need to whine!
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Old Nov 11th, 2004, 12:31 PM
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Grandmere. I will whine right along with you.
Two of the places we would really like to stay in require a deposit. I have already sent one by wire transfer. That was something I never had to do before. But I guess many of the Manor houses in Portugal do not use credit cards.
I have written twice to these places to try to pin down a cancellation policy. So far I cannot seem to get a reply. So I may be out the $200 plus the $27 it cost for the transfers.
Keep the fingers crossed.
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Old Nov 11th, 2004, 12:46 PM
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I know, Sher, that's another issue for me, too, reserving places. Especially since some of the little places book early. One place said they wanted my cc # to charge 1/3 of the price, and when I emailed asking their cancellation policy, they said they wouldn't use credit card until the first of May. I've never had to use a wire transfer either, but chances of getting that $$ back seem dim.

This situation has lots of ramifications for many of us and guess there is nothing to do but wait and see how it is played out. I can't believe I was so dumb as to not only book ticket with ff miles, but to buy one outright for my husband. I just kept thinking that USAirways would not fold.

As you say, let's keep our fingers crossed!
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Old Nov 11th, 2004, 12:53 PM
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Grandmere. Except for the ticket problem, I really do not mind paying the deposit ahead of time. The way the dollar is dropping, it really is a little hedge against inflation. Of course I have never had a problem with this up until now.
Some of these properties only have about five or six rooms. Two of the ones we want only have one apartment each.
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Old Nov 11th, 2004, 03:56 PM
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http://www.usatoday.com/travel/flights/today/sky.htm
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Old Nov 11th, 2004, 04:38 PM
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Thanks AA. Looks as if we may find out sooner rather than later.
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