What we’re reading: FAA statement on delays, no refund after fiance dies, United sends 787 for fix

by Stephanus Surjaputra on April 26, 2013


FAA statement on delays

The Federal Aviation Administration released a statement on the delays that have affected flights.

The FAA will continue to work with the airlines throughout the day to try and minimize delays for travelers. We encourage all travelers to check their flight status and also to visit fly.faa.gov for the latest airport delay information.

No airline refund after fiance dies

Allegiant Air has denied a refund to a woman whose fiancé died suddenly before their wedding.

Even as she dealt with the emotions of losing her partner of the last eight years, there were things that have to be taken care of — like getting the airline tickets changed. But when [Anuandi] Hodges called Allegiant Air, she learned even the death of a loved one wouldn’t get her a refund.

So what do you think readers? Even though Ms. Hodges did not purchase travel insurance and this was a non-refundable ticket, should Allegiant Air bend the rules and give her a refund?

United sends first 787 for installation of new battery

United Airlines sent its first 787 to a Texas facility to install the new battery.

The plane was flown today by three United pilots from Los Angeles, where it had been grounded, to Kelly Field in San Antonio, Christen David, a spokeswoman for United, said in a telephone interview. The flight went as planned, David said.

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  • Johnp

    Allegiant Air Lines, Have a heart or just be fair and refund this woman’s fare. The sudden death of a groom is much less a frequent occasion than the death of an airline. May your airline’s demise be forthcoming.

  • Bill

    i wish allegiant’s demise was forthcoming, but it isnt. it concentrates in the cities full of people who want to pay the least amount (and complain the most because they are not getting everything). i agree allegiant is making a poor choice, but these bargain hunters are who all airlines pander to these days – and to keep operating at bargain fares, they have to “stick it to them” in other ways.

  • B777

    Allegiant is a mess

  • MikeF

    I’ll be passing this on to everyone I know. Including my 3,000,000 fellow members of the American Legion. Allegiant can go to hell.

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