Tech Bit #27 by Gregg Marshall
Did you know that United Airlines has a “flat tire rule” that says if you miss your flight (within 4 hours) they will rebook you on the next available flight?
Or that there was a double elite qualifying miles promotion from April through June?
If you fly more than once or twice a year on the same airline, head over to FlyerTalk (http://www.flyertalk.com).
I thought I knew a lot about flying on United, my main airline (5-10 years ago 84% of all flights out of Denver were United). But after reading FlyerTalk for a few months, I found there’s a lot more to know.
Not all the discussion is positive, in fact a lot is just grumbling or rumor chasing.
But if you are having a problem, or need some esoteric question answered (i.e., If I book an award ticket in economy and waitlist for an award in business, if it clears less than 21 days before the flight will I have to pay the short notice ticketing fees?), there are people who can help (or will try to help).
There are forums for virtually every airline, many hotel chains, and a lot of general travel forums.
Knowledge is power, and when flying it may be the difference between getting stuck somewhere and knowing the best way to deal with a flight cancellation.