US Air stole 14% of our family reunion by canceling our flight for no given reason. You can read my letter to the CEO (and customer service) below. So far my letter to Douglas Parker and US Air Customer Support has gone unanswered. US Air Sucks!!
Mr. Parker (USAIR CEO):
As a gift, my elderly father booked a family reunion/vacation in Belize for him, my mother, my family and my sister's family (10 of us all together). This was a once in a lifetime opportunity to bring all three generations together for a week and enjoy the great climate and activities that Belize has to offer. When the trip was booked months ago, we had a reservation on a USAIR flight from Charlotte to Belize that left on January 2nd and returned on January 9th, and accordingly my father booked a house that we were all to stay in for that week. US Air confirmed all our reservations and the tickets were paid for in full.
However, we just learned from him that a few weeks ago USAIR canceled the returning flight on the 9th from Belize (no reason was given), and did not re-book us on a competing airline's Sunday flight (both American and Continental fly out of Belize on the 9th). When my father called a couple of weeks ago about the problem, the USAIR representative told him the only solution was to book the return flight on another USAIR flight on the 8th (shortening our once in a lifetime family reunion by over 14%), and went on to say that if we wanted to sit together on the US Air flight he would have to pay an additional fee to US Air do so (this is hard for me to believe, but he says it's true). He paid the fee.
Mr. Parker, I would expect that instead of canceling our flight with little/no notice (we were unable to shorten our agreement on the accommodations so we will waste the $1, 750US/day cost of the house), there would be an opportunity for US Air to place us on a Continental or American flight on Sunday the 9th (which there appears to be plenty of seats on). I'm sending you this information because as the CEO of a company (granted millions, not billions in size like US AIR, but I think the concept is universal), I would want to know if one of my companies behaved like this and I would want to make it right.
Mr. Parker, I greatly appreciate that you took the time to read this email and I look forward to your view and response on this problem with our US Air flight. As you can see from the dates above, we are in the middle of our time in Belize, and therefore can only be reached by email, douglas.[protected]@usairsu..., or at the house phone in San Pedro Belize [protected]). Thank you for your assistance with this.
And sorry for the all the SEO keywords and the http://www.usairsucks.com address. Just trying to get someone's attention before we have to leave a day early on the US Air flight on the 8th.
If you guys correct this, I'll be happy to give you both credit for doing so as well as the http://www.usairsucks.com domain. I look forward to hearing from USAIR on this issue.
US 722 US Air Sept 11th ...US 730 US Air Sept 11th
We felt we had to write to you to complain . The flight from Orlando was late taking off due to a delay in baggage loading As a result we landed in Philadelphia late and had to run a long distance to catch our connecting flight . We are both 61 . The flight from Philadelphia was also delayed . The only drinks we were offered were a small glass of water or a can of fizzy drink ansd coffee in the morning . We were all quite ill after the flight . We all suffered stomach upsets and we can only presume this was as a resul;t of the inflight meals as those were all we had eaten . We were shown a film trailer and as a result bought 3 sets of headphones at $5 each . That film was never shown, and no other entertainment was shown in place of it. The Tv screens remained off throughout the flight, enquiry with flight attendants gave the impression no Tv films etc would be shown - Why then sell the headsets ?.. No refund was forthcoming. We travel a lot and use several air lines . The service we received was appauling in comparison and falls well below that of other airlines . If nothing else I would hope that we be offerred a refund for the headsets at least.