Domestic Airline Pricing Class Action Settlement and 70% Off Garuda Indonesia Awards

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  1. I must say the Amtrak story really resonated with me, I’ve been doing the DC-NYC trip off and on for 21+ years, and the Acela I feel like is going the way of the DC Metro (which has nearly fallen completely apart). The trip time has now crept up to more than 3 hours and almost 3:15 depending on the slot, and that’s when it’s on time (less and less). I double-checked, it was 2:45 in its heyday. The Acela seats haven’t been upgraded but supposedly will be, some day, but I believe after the regional trains. And, they are constantly messing with the departure times – more than the airlines. I used to grab the 7a and be in Manhattan just before 10a. It was 650a months ago, and now it leaves at 640a, getting in at 9:46a. WTF? The downtown to downtown bonus (more or less) is becoming less and less appetizing against this time creep, except when I remember LGA is under massive construction for the next decade, oh and prone to storm delays.

  2. I not only hate what Parker has done to American Airlines but apparently he is a major crook as well
    and his fellow airline cronies

  3. Regarding the Garuda award sale, I have two questions:

    1. Other than Garuda’s own site, which is pretty difficult to deal with, how can I search Garuda first class availability? It looks like it could be searchable on ExpertFlyer, but I don’t know the fare code.

    2. Does Garuda allow award holds? (TYP transfers take two days or so.)

  4. I am not sure what should be said about the airlines and there money grab, but I must say I would
    appreciate any amount of honest refund for ticket prices that I have paid during the time frame you noted.

  5. My husband and I paid a high amount for a one-way ticket to get back home. We tried other airlines that were cheaper but they were all booked up. So we had no choice but to pay the high price Airline for the two tickets. Therefore anything that the class action gets I would like to get a piece of the refund for the time period you noted after the suit is settled.

  6. Lorraine Jones says:
    November 8,2018 at 12:PM CDST

    I had at least 13 trips during 2011-2017 on the airlines specified. Please keep me informed and what proof is required to participate in any settlements.

  7. Lenny & Karon Burlage
    We booked a flight from FSD to Den and from Den to Las on April 23, 2018
    then a return flight from Las to Den and Den to Fsd On April 27, 2018
    All on United Airlines
    If you need anymore information please contact us by email

  8. Hope this isn’t some kind of scam, been hit before. But if true, I know I paid to much for 2 of my trips.

  9. Thank you Gary Leff. These commenters don’t seem to “get it”. You wrote an article. You gave them the link for where to sign up. You’re not going to keep them in formed. You’re not taking names. You’re an innocent expert traveler who knows how to spell, use good grammar and good syntax. Thanks again! This it to to too funny. There they’re there their.

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