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    Flights cancelled...works for the best!

    I got an email from United (I hate calling them United... Continitental one pass member since 1987!!!) saying that my JFK - AUA flight in December had been cancelled and I was re-routed through EWR.

    The problem with this was - I was still flying back into JFK.

    I called United to figure out what they could do....

    1) I got my return flight changed to a direct flight back to EWR which worked out better because I originally had a connection and flying into JFK which is much further away from my home compared to EWR.

    2) I get a little bonus time on the beach because I now have an earlier flight leaving NJ and a later flight returning home.

    3) Best of all - the prices dropped significanly and I was able to convince the airline that since they had waived the change fee becuase of their schedule change, that they should refund me the difference. I got over $300 back. Which is pretty amazing being that this is over New Years.... my flights are now under $450 a ticket for New Years week. 2 years ago we paid over $1000 a ticket for the same time period!!!!




    Just had to share!!!
    -Eric, Karen and Mia-
    Aruba New Years 2017-18 12/28/17 - 1/3/18 (18th Trip)


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    Wow, glad that worked out so well with you. We have a problem now with United. We have air miles with United, and always fly back through Dulles, and then have a half hour flight home from there. Since the merger, they have canceled flights from AUA to Dulles, and now we will have to fly further north, then fly south to get home. Also, they are offering less miles tickets, and have doubled the cost, so we are not at all happy. We haven't figured out what we are doing in regards to our next trip.

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    Finally someone gets a big break with the airlines!

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    Well played, it's always nice to get something back.

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    good job, glad it worked out for the best for you instead of the airlines !!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by hatteras View Post
    Wow, glad that worked out so well with you. We have a problem now with United. We have air miles with United, and always fly back through Dulles, and then have a half hour flight home from there. Since the merger, they have canceled flights from AUA to Dulles, and now we will have to fly further north, then fly south to get home. Also, they are offering less miles tickets, and have doubled the cost, so we are not at all happy. We haven't figured out what we are doing in regards to our next trip.

    Maybe this is part of why my flight was changed. We were originally flying home with a 2 hour layover at Dulles.
    -Eric, Karen and Mia-
    Aruba New Years 2017-18 12/28/17 - 1/3/18 (18th Trip)


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