US Airways just earned back my business and should be acknowledged for doing the right thing. For frequent travelers, it's imperative that we receive timely, correct, and helpful assistance and I applaud US Airways for their level of service.
After missing my flight I called US Airways to hear my options. The reservations agent charged me a fare difference and a change fee when I missed my original flight as opposed to advising me to hustle to the airport. Coincidentally, I arrived at the airport within the 2 hour window, and found a ticketing agent who was especially helpful and empathetic to my situation.
I travel so much, my dad asked me if I'd seen "Up in the Air". I actually want to watch the movie, "Going the Distance", but I'm never in one place long enough to see it. The irony.
Regardless, "THANK YOU, US Airways."
For the details see below.
Dear Ms. Wirk,
Thank you for contacting the Passenger Refunds Department.
We have reviewed the file and a refund in the amount of $150.00 was issued to an American Express Card ending in XXXX today. This transaction should post to the account within 7 to 10 business days and appear on the statement in one to two billing cycles.
Also, a refund in the amount of $441.00 was issued to an American Express Card ending in XXXX today. This transaction should post to the account within 7 to 10 business days and appear on the statement in one to two billing cycles.
We know that you have many choices when it comes to traveling and we would like to say thank you for choosing US Airways.
US Airways Refunds
Ticket Numbers: XXXXX XXXXXXX
Original Message Follows:
Last name: Wirk
Company name: http://www.TheWirk.com
Country: United States
Dividend miles number: XXXXXXX
Travel time frame: Travel completed
Nature of feedback: Reservations
Departure City: DCA
Arrival City: Las Vegas, NV (LAS)
Flight number: XXX
Travel date: XX/XX/XX
Confirmation code: XXXXXX
Airport information: me
Comments: I am a silver preferred member and I was delayed getting to the airport on Friday, 10/22. I thought I was doing the right thing by calling reservations to make sure I could go on the next flight to LAS. I was told I needed to pay the fare difference and a change fee. I was not told that I could go to the airport within the 2 hour window and be rebooked at the airport. I did arrive at the airport within the 2 hour window and the ticketing agent (Tamara S) and her supervisor (Mike) told me that I should request that you consider a refund to my credit card. I am a frequent traveler, and I am very upset that $440 was charged to my account (fare difference) and an additional $150 (change free) unnecessarily, since I was within the 2 hour window. I thought I was doing the right thing by calling reservations, but it actually hurt me. I'm a gold medallion member on Delta. I have a travel blog http://www.TheWirk.com and I would like to have a positive US Air experience to write about. Rght now I'm very disappointed and would like to request a refund since I would not have been charged those fees at the airport.
Message generated on www.usairways.com at 10/26/2010 10:15:25.