GlockTalk.com
Home Forums Classifieds Blogs Today's Posts Search Social Groups



  
SIGN-UP
Notices

Glock Talk
Welcome To The Glock Talk Forums.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-18-2013, 23:04   #1
DanaT
Pharaoh
 
DanaT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: CO & Baden –Württemberg
Posts: 15,837
Blog Entries: 1
Flight Cancellations - RRRR

Damn.

This trip has not been kind for air travel.

First plane coming ver..cabin filled with smoke....cancelled flight...missed connection to Germany...so had to take a much later plane)

Second leg to germany....airplane problems..5 hours late leaving What was worse is it was a 10pm flight. We kept being told boarding 10 minutes...for 2 hours...so by the time they figured out we couldnt board in 10 minutes...there was nothing open in the airport to get food...made it to Germany a day later than expected.

This morning..got up early to catch the train to Zurich. I got the email that the flight has been cancelled. Called the airline. Basically, these is an easy solution. Flights are sold out, they got me a seat tomorrow.

What other thing do people buy where what you buy (i.e. getting from point A to point B, on the day and time you contract to get there, and in the class of service you pay for) do they feel entitled to give you something else?

Well, I guess I could have taken the option of a flight today, but they wanted to "downgrade" me. That REALLY pisses me off. They sure like your money for a premium seat but are more than willing to give an eco seat and you pay a premium price.

Just pissed getting up at 5am to get home and then learning it will be the same drill tomorrow...
__________________
Quote:
Twice a week? 14 times a month?
Quote:
2x4=8, not 14.
Many of the truths that we cling to depend on our point of view.
DanaT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2013, 23:45   #2
*ASH*
Senior Member
 
*ASH*'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: nc
Posts: 22,069
Quote:
Originally Posted by DanaT View Post
Damn.

This trip has not been kind for air travel.

First plane coming ver..cabin filled with smoke....cancelled flight...missed connection to Germany...so had to take a much later plane)

Second leg to germany....airplane problems..5 hours late leaving What was worse is it was a 10pm flight. We kept being told boarding 10 minutes...for 2 hours...so by the time they figured out we couldnt board in 10 minutes...there was nothing open in the airport to get food...made it to Germany a day later than expected.

This morning..got up early to catch the train to Zurich. I got the email that the flight has been cancelled. Called the airline. Basically, these is an easy solution. Flights are sold out, they got me a seat tomorrow.

What other thing do people buy where what you buy (i.e. getting from point A to point B, on the day and time you contract to get there, and in the class of service you pay for) do they feel entitled to give you something else?

Well, I guess I could have taken the option of a flight today, but they wanted to "downgrade" me. That REALLY pisses me off. They sure like your money for a premium seat but are more than willing to give an eco seat and you pay a premium price.

Just pissed getting up at 5am to get home and then learning it will be the same drill tomorrow...
you sure you are not flying Carnival airlines ?
__________________
— 'Most people have a regulator between their mind and mouth that modulates their brutish sentiments and spikiest impulses.
*ASH* is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2013, 23:51   #3
DanaT
Pharaoh
 
DanaT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: CO & Baden –Württemberg
Posts: 15,837
Blog Entries: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by *ASH* View Post
you sure you are not flying Carnival airlines ?
Maybe Carnival and United have partnered?
__________________
Quote:
Twice a week? 14 times a month?
Quote:
2x4=8, not 14.
Many of the truths that we cling to depend on our point of view.
DanaT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2013, 02:11   #4
Deanster
CLM Number 250
Cheese?
 
Deanster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 1999
Posts: 6,461
Quote:
Originally Posted by DanaT View Post
Maybe Carnival and United have partnered?
That sure would explain a lot of things.
__________________

Your behavior angers God and/or the Constitution. Just sayin'.


I only seem liberal because I believe hurricanes are caused by low barometric pressure, and not gay marriage.
Deanster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2013, 04:39   #5
DanaT
Pharaoh
 
DanaT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: CO & Baden –Württemberg
Posts: 15,837
Blog Entries: 1
Here is what even adds more to the story.

This is the order of emails I received.

1st Email:
United flight UA937 on March 19 is delayed due to late-arriving aircraft.
Now departs: 11:45 a.m. on March 19 from gate E34, Zurich, Switzerland (ZRH) Now arrives: 3:45 p.m. on March 19 at Washington, DC (IAD - Dulles)

2nd:
Dana, imagine yourself on a relaxing getaway

3rd
United flight UA937 on March 19 is delayed due to late-arriving aircraft.
Now departs: 2:15 p.m. on March 19 from gate E34, Zurich, Switzerland (ZRH) Now arrives: 6:15 p.m. on March 19 at Washington, DC (IAD - Dulles)

4th
United flight UA937 from Zurich, Switzerland (ZRH) to Washington, DC (IAD - Dulles) on March 19 is canceled.

I have really been trying to imagine myself on an airplane relaxing...its not working out so well.
__________________
Quote:
Twice a week? 14 times a month?
Quote:
2x4=8, not 14.
Many of the truths that we cling to depend on our point of view.
DanaT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2013, 09:29   #6
Dennis in MA
Get off my lawn
 
Dennis in MA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Taunton, MA
Posts: 52,520
Back in 89, I was headed on BA to London. Sat at JFK for 7 hours. . . ON THE PLANE!

We got all the way to the runway, shut down. Go off to the side. Then back somewhere else. Then back to the terminal. THEN the pilot finally "puts his foot down" and feeds us - hours late. 8 seconds later, they get us a plane. "We'll let you finish your food before we move to the other plane."

NO! I WANNA GO NOW!

Oh, and they didn't tell us the plane wasn't restocked, so take your blanket and headphones. Nope. Get over there. "Oh, sorry. We don't have any." Complete disaster.

I had been on that stupid plane from 9pm to 4am. Didn't arrive in London until EVENING instead of morning. Wasted a day. "Sorry old chap."

Oh, and my then-GF/now-Wife who was meeting me left me a note. Do you think there would be 2 Dennis in MA's on that flight??? And the loser that WASN'T me (as opposed to the loser that was me) read the message AND KEPT IT! Never a thought that there might be two of us on the plane. Glad the gate girl remembered the message.

Security at Heathrow and then at DaVinci was interesting. I flew out the 1st anniversary of Lockerbie. Coming from a very-pre-9/11 world here. Guard with submachineguns in DaVinci. VERY good (and friendly) TSA-like security at Heathrow.

So I can feel your pain - sometimes they just f it all up and then can't seem to fix it.
__________________
The truth is you're the weak. And I'm the tyranny of evil men. But I'm tryin', Ringo. I'm tryin' real hard to be the shepherd.
Dennis in MA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2013, 09:48   #7
DanaT
Pharaoh
 
DanaT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: CO & Baden –Württemberg
Posts: 15,837
Blog Entries: 1
Flying is "interesting"

I just love the image the airlines portray that you will be whisked away a dream vacation in a magical world where there are no worries...

except their flight is cancelled. You seat doesnt work right. You hotel is cancelled because your flight was late.

What is supposed to be a stress free vacation always has lots of stress...

When we went to Hawaii for Xmas a few years ago, we arrived on an 11pm flight. Got the Hilton a little after midnight. They Hilton was oversold and people had arrived and had no hotel after midnight even with confirmed rooms.

Our room was also gone. So we got "upgraded" to the suite on the top floor (it didnt hurt being a very high status with hilton to have a room). The "upgrade" was nice, if it were two adults. It had a really nice bedroom with a nice king sized bed. Then it had a living room with a hide a bed. I had ordered a double bed room. Well, my daughter was young enough she was scared of sleeping in the living room by herself. The solution...a week in Hawaii on in a suite, with me sleeping on a hide-a-bed.

I hate to say it, but every year we go to Disney world as one of our vacations. The few times something has gone wrong, it was immediately fixed. One time was my wifes fault. It was a weekend business trip (I was supporting a clinical trial in Celebration Hospital) and they went for the weekend with me. My wife bought tickets in CO to "Disney world". She didnt pay attention that they were for "Disney Land". I didnt look. Disney world is much more expensive and that is why she got such a good deal.

At the ticket counter they told her the tickets were for California. She then broke down and started crying. My god. They told her just go over the other window and they would fix the problem. She was still beside herself. Within 5 minutes they handed us Disney World tickets and said they were sorry for the confusion that two different parks caused.

We have been back there at least once a year because it is mostly stress free.
__________________
Quote:
Twice a week? 14 times a month?
Quote:
2x4=8, not 14.
Many of the truths that we cling to depend on our point of view.
DanaT is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump




All times are GMT -6. The time now is 23:19.



Homepage
FAQ
Forums
Calendar
Advertise
Gallery
GT Wiki
GT Blogs
Social Groups
Classifieds


Users Currently Online: 900
245 Members
655 Guests

Most users ever online: 2,244
Nov 11, 2013 at 11:42