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United and American Airlines place price caps on some cities to help Southwest customers get homeMany Southwest customers have been desperately trying something – anything – that will get them back home. But some passengers have been horrified to find other airlines posting last-minute flights to their destinations that can cost thousands of dollars. United and American Airlines say they have a solution: The airlines will place price caps on travel to and from select cities, the companies told CNN. Although it didn’t specifically mention Southwest, American implied the price caps were… (www.msn.com) More...
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That’s the big problem flying SWA and LCC’s. Electronic tickets and no interline ticketing agreements. In th old days Airline A would accept Airline B tickets gladly or at least accept the paper ticket and exchange after departure for a FIM. We skated on several cancelled flights but somehow got on an on time flight and our baggage was monitored from behind the scenes and arrived on our flight with us two days later (not WN)
This depends on what you paid on airline A. If you booked a $199 fare on A but the last minute fare on Airline B is $599, you pay the difference. Not quite like the old days thanks to AA’s, and now everybody’s yield management system.
Your choice. At least you have the option of a ticket.
Wow that was really nice of United and American. Because as we all know Southwest would have Never done that for them!
I just love how Southwest management blames everything on the weather. It's a tried & true old ploy. The simple fact is Southwest SHUT DOWN their complete operation for 2-3 days to reset their outdated computer scheduling system. Their commitment is to money NOT the passenger. Go screw yourself, your on your own. Until they upgrade their scheduling software I'd stay away from this airline. Lots of luck on getting reimbursed for you out of pocket expenses. That's many months away, regardless of what management says.
With ripoffs like this they can do all the press releases they like about how they aren’t taking advantage of the situation in some markets while totally taking advantage in others.