Go Back  FlyerTalk Forums > Miles&Points > Discontinued Programs/Partners > United Mileage Plus (Pre-Merger)
Reload this Page >

Flight Cancelled, Can only get me nearby airport (140) Miles

Flight Cancelled, Can only get me nearby airport (140) Miles

 
Old Apr 27, 09, 2:24 pm
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Programs: HH Diamond, Marriott lifetime Plt, UA 1K
Posts: 901
Flight Cancelled, Can only get me nearby airport (140) Miles

Was scheduled to arrive in PSC at 2:00ish. After the flight cancellation (mechanical) the closest they can get me today is to GEG and suggested that I rent a car and drive the remainder. Flights to SEA and PDX were full so no connections via QX.

What should compensation should I request, Rental Car reimbursement? miles?
JONEZY00 is offline  
Old Apr 27, 09, 2:37 pm
  #2  
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: STL
Programs: MR LT Titanium, UA 1K, DL Gold, AA EXP
Posts: 885
Originally Posted by JONEZY00 View Post
Was scheduled to arrive in PSC at 2:00ish. After the flight cancellation (mechanical) the closest they can get me today is to GEG and suggested that I rent a car and drive the remainder. Flights to SEA and PDX were full so no connections via QX.

What should compensation should I request, Rental Car reimbursement? miles?
You won't get reimbursement for the rental car. Don't believe anyone at the airport or on the phone who says you will. I've been bitten by this twice.

YMMV.
dartagnan is offline  
Old Apr 27, 09, 2:42 pm
  #3  
FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Los Angeles & Orange County, CA
Programs: Wouldn't you like to know?!
Posts: 23,820
insist to be booked on another airline?
BlissWorld is offline  
Old Apr 27, 09, 2:48 pm
  #4  
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: FWA
Programs: AA, DL, EC
Posts: 20
Ask for a full refund for that portions plus some miles for your account.
sprunger is offline  
Old Apr 27, 09, 4:06 pm
  #5  
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Los Angeles, CA USA
Programs: SPG PLT, AA EXP
Posts: 3,732
Originally Posted by sprunger View Post
Ask for a full refund for that portions plus some miles for your account.
Yep.. that's how you get reimbursed for your rental car.
TonySCV is offline  
Old Apr 27, 09, 4:12 pm
  #6  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Programs: HH Diamond, Marriott lifetime Plt, UA 1K
Posts: 901
dartagnan, I had to laugh as thats exactly the Res agent suggested (calling in afterward and getting reimbursed for the car.)


BlissWorld, We Did try to rebook through QX with no luck.


sprunger, Would this be best to request this now at the arport (I'm in DEN with three hours to kill), or call into the 1P line?
JONEZY00 is offline  
Old Apr 27, 09, 4:24 pm
  #7  
FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Bay Area, CA
Programs: UA Plat 2MM; AS MVP Gold 75K
Posts: 34,983
I don't get it. What's the issue:

UA0407 DEN SEA 0603P 0753P
AS2100 SEA PSC 1020P 1110P

UA has some seats, AS appears wide open.
channa is offline  
Old Apr 27, 09, 4:29 pm
  #8  
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: BOS
Programs: UA 1K 1.45MM, Marriott+SPG Plat, Clear, Nexus, Global Entry and MEX Viajero Confiable
Posts: 1,777
Originally Posted by channa View Post
I don't get it. What's the issue:

UA0407 DEN SEA 0603P 0753P
AS2100 SEA PSC 1020P 1110P

UA has some seats, AS appears wide open.
looks like a solution. Maybe OP could hit the RCC and get an agent to book that flight
NH_Clark is offline  
Old Apr 27, 09, 4:34 pm
  #9  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Programs: HH Diamond, Marriott lifetime Plt, UA 1K
Posts: 901
Originally Posted by channa View Post
I don't get it. What's the issue:

UA0407 DEN SEA 0603P 0753P
AS2100 SEA PSC 1020P 1110P

UA has some seats, AS appears wide open.

When we did the rebook two-step at about noon CST, the CSR wasn't able to grab a seat on 407. And not sure about AS2100, for some reason the last flight she has listed to PSC was AS 2110

Last edited by JONEZY00; Apr 27, 09 at 4:41 pm Reason: spelling
JONEZY00 is offline  
Old Apr 27, 09, 4:37 pm
  #10  
FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Bay Area, CA
Programs: UA Plat 2MM; AS MVP Gold 75K
Posts: 34,983
Originally Posted by JONEZY00 View Post
We we did the rebook two-step at about noon CST, the CSR wasn't able to grab a seat on 407. And not sure about the AS2100, for some reason the last flight she has listed to PSC was AS 2110
It's there if you want to get re-rebooked.

There is also an AS flight DEN-SEA (wide open) but that leaves at 5:10p.
channa is offline  
Old Apr 27, 09, 4:47 pm
  #11  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Programs: HH Diamond, Marriott lifetime Plt, UA 1K
Posts: 901
Originally Posted by channa View Post
It's there if you want to get re-rebooked.

There is also an AS flight DEN-SEA (wide open) but that leaves at 5:10p.

Thanks Channa, will give that a try. Thanks to all for the input.
JONEZY00 is offline  
Old Apr 27, 09, 7:10 pm
  #12  
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: SNA
Programs: AA EXP, UA 1K (until it expires then never again), *wood Plat, Marriott Gold
Posts: 9,041
Its times like this where I find having access to KVS or a similar tool invaluable, rather than hoping you get an agent that will really check for all available options you can empower yourself with the needed information and then tell them what flights you want to be re-booked on.
ryan182 is offline  
Old Apr 28, 09, 7:14 am
  #13  
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: FWA
Programs: AA, DL, EC
Posts: 20
it's best at the airport, if you can swing it.
sprunger is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Search Engine: