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Airline changes

Friday, August 27, 2010

We purchased tickets last month for a flight to Phoenix for a family reunion in October. We got an e-mail yesterday that the airlines would like to change the times of the flight by a couple of hours both coming and going. Now, it really is no big deal but I guess I want to know why they are not doing something to compensate for the inconvenience. If we had called and asked to change our flight to later in the day we would have been charged $75 per ticket.

Has anyone ever had this happen and do you think I'm just being petty or would you also want an answer?

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THATS_LOVELY101 8/27/2010 12:12PM

    That can get especially frustrating when you have to pay excess hotel fees for not checking in on time, etc. Airlines don't care about making you happy. Unfortunately, they just care about making money. Don't let it ruin your trip!

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SISTERDEAR 8/27/2010 11:56AM

    I've experienced the same thing, Seems like we are at their mercy. I wish I had some answers.
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    No, you are ABSOLUTELY RIGHT! I had the very same thing happen when I needed to change our tickets a bit, but didn't do it because it would have been $75 a pop. Grrr! emoticon

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YARJKA 8/27/2010 11:30AM

    This happens all the time to me. Airlines can get away with anything.

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LUCKIEST24 8/27/2010 11:25AM

    Oh yeah! I feel your pain. I don't think you're being petty at all. I think airlines should do something when the change is "their idea." We've had vacations shortened by a whole day because of these types of changes. I'm just not sure what we can do about it? Any ideas?

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