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Inaugural Flight Cancelled Due To Water Cannon Salute Gone Wrong

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This has got to go down as one of the most ridiculous reasons for a flight cancellation ever.

A Virgin Atlantic plane known as “Beauty Queen”, an Airbus A330-300 had just made its inaugural flight from Atlanta to Manchester, England. Upon landing it was given what the airline thought was a “water cannon salute” but it wasn’t exactly what it seemed. Continue reading Inaugural Flight Cancelled Due To Water Cannon Salute Gone Wrong

Is It The Airline’s Duty To Contact Us About Flight Cancellations

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At the beginning of the month, Kim, Lucas and I got stuck in Orlando during our first trip of 2015. Our flight was cancelled due to a potential snow storm that was supposed to hit the NYC area on Super Bowl Sunday. From what friends told me, around the time our flight would’ve landed, the weather really wasn’t so bad…

Either way, I guess it’s better to be safe than take any chances flying into potentially bad weather.

The thing that bothered me most is that I got no notification from American Airlines about the cancellation. Continue reading Is It The Airline’s Duty To Contact Us About Flight Cancellations

Unexpected Miles Earned From An Award Flight

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On Super Bowl Sunday we were supposed to fly home from our first trip of 2015 which was to Orlando, Florida.

With reports of snowstorms most likely hitting the NYC area and American waiving flight change fees I decided to call up to see what the status of our flight was. I received a call back from AA close to an hour and a half after I called in. I found out that our flight had been cancelled. Continue reading Unexpected Miles Earned From An Award Flight

What Did A Flight Cancellation Cost Us?

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Flight cancellations…

Last year we got stuck in Oslo, this year it was Orlando’s turn. What’s up with these snowstorms hitting NYC in January!

Our flight was supposed to take off from Orlando just before 7:00PM (on Super Bowl Sunday) but it got cancelled due to a storm that was supposed to hit the NYC area that evening. Continue reading What Did A Flight Cancellation Cost Us?

The Verdict: Hey United, I Want My $158+ Back

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After quite a few e-mails, posts and a physical letter being sent, my dispute with United has finally come to an end.

Back in January we were on our first trip of the new year in Oslo, Norway. Despite the chilly weather, we had a great time and really enjoyed our visit. Our one complaint was not having enough time to check out more of the country.

Due to an approaching winter storm back at home our flight was cancelled. Rather than head to the airport, I called United through Skype. We got re-ticketed for the following morning without a problem. When I asked who was responsible for our accommodations, I was told (quite rudely) that we were . I got off the phone and quickly booked a hotel and then Kim and I set out some plans for the day. Why not enjoy our extra day in Oslo!

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Update 3: Hey United, I Want My $158+ Back

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During our first trip of 2014 to Oslo we got stuck thanks to an approaching winter storm back at home.

Rather than head over to the airport, I called United through Skype and got us rebooked for the following day.  We didn’t mind the extra day in Oslo (we really enjoyed the city), but an extra day meant extra costs.

While rebooking my flight, I had asked the United phone rep who was responsible for our accommodations and she was somewhat rude and matter of fact in telling me that we were.

The following day I found out that 2 other passengers had their hotel stay and meals covered by United! Find out all about it in my post Hey United, I Want My $158+ Back.

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Update 2: Hey United, I Want My $158+ Back

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This isn’t exactly an update. It’s more of a debate about what my next step should be related to getting my $$$ back from United after being stuck in Oslo due to an approaching winter storm.

Check out what we did during our first day in Oslo here.

A brief recap: Our flight home from Oslo was cancelled and rather than heading to the airport, I called United through Skype. I was able to get our tickets reserved to fly home the following day. After dealing with this, I asked the United rep about accommodations and was told that we were on our own.

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Update: Hey United, I Want My $158+ Back

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A couple of days back I wrote about an issue that we had during our trip to Oslo. Our flight home was cancelled due to an approaching winter storm coming to the NYC area.

After having a nice (extra) day in Oslo, we headed to the airport for our flight home a day later than originally planned. While there I had a couple of conversations with other stranded passengers who were also on our flight. I found out that while United told me that I was on my own in booking my accomodations, these 2 other passengers had their hotel stay and meals covered by the airline.

This new found information led me to have a discussion with United’s only surpervisor at Oslo Airport (OSL).  Check out my post Hey United, I Want My $158+ Back if you are curious about the rules and regulations that I discovered. 

After writing my post and following the United Supervisor’s instructions on how to claim my money back for our hotel stay and meals, I was shocked at the automated response that I received.

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Hey United, I Want My $158+ Back

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We finally made it home from our first trip of 2014 to Oslo, Norway. We had a great time and really enjoyed the city, even with its sky-high prices.

A couple of days back I wrote how we were Stuck In Oslo Thanks To An Approaching Winter Storm. Our flight was cancelled due to a snow storm forecasted for the NYC area. While some flights made it into Newark-Liberty Airport, United went ahead and pre-emptively cancelled ours.

In my post about being stuck in Oslo, I forgot to mention something pretty important. While on the phone with United customer service, I asked about accommodations and who was responsible. The representative was very short with me (code for rude) and said that we were responsible. Her response was something like well it’s not like we wanted to cancel the flight and not get everybody home.

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Stuck In Oslo Thanks To An Approaching Winter Storm

Screen Shot 2014-01-15 at 1.47.36 AMThanks to an approaching storm in the New York City area, Kim, Lucas and I have an extra day to spend in Oslo.

We were supposed to head home this morning but United cancelled our flight due to the upcoming weather conditions.

We’d been reading about the potential storm online so I decided to check our flight status last night. As of midnight (Oslo time) our flight was scheduled to arrive on-time, possibly getting in a bit early.

When I woke up at 6:22 AM the first thing I did was grab my phone and check our flight status once again. I headed on over to FlightAware, which offers live flight tracking to make sure that our flight was taking off on time.

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