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  1. Which cruise ships still have passengers on them and what are the circumstances? i.e. were supposed to be in port already but have been denied? Were they extended/luxury type sailings that weren't supposed to be back yet anyway?
  2. I would never assume anything, but for me personally- yes, all flights booked directly through the airline (Delta).
  3. Just curious....what airlines have done that already and what sort of changes? Delta, in fact, has just announced that they will extend the status of their medallion level frequent flyers, roll over their status qualifying miles, and keep benefits unchanged through 2021. https://news.delta.com/delta-extends-medallion-status-club-memberships-and-more-support-skymiles-members-future-travel?fbclid=IwAR2i2elUOrYjIFYJCv2Ya7jzMgq7bdtLW2A3g46CpRP5FW2QHw6hrMKc4E8
  4. Any anything someone posts here carries about as much weight as what a phone rep from the cruise line tells you verbally. You're frustrated because a phone rep told you something that doesn't jive with their written policy, but you somehow think an anonymous person on Cruise Critic telling you what happened to them, under circumstances that may be entirely different from yours, will somehow protect you? See my answer above. If you truly want a guarantee that you can cancel and get refund, book a refundable fare directly through the airline so that there is no middle man. Be prepared to pay for that guarantee in the form of a very expensive ticket.
  5. Correct. The 6 digit alphanumeric code is the PRN, or passenger record number. This is your confirmation number. The actual ticket number is 13 digits. For anyone else: If you have the Delta app, open it and go to "My Trips." From there, select the trip in question. Scroll all the way to the bottom and you will see 3 things in small print: privacy policy, baggage and service fees, and receipt. Click "receipt" and you will see the full ticket receipt. Toward the bottom of it you'll see "Flight Ticket #" with a 13 digit number following. All ticket stock issued by Delta will begin with 006 as the first 3 digits. If the first 3 digits are different numbers, it means you must have purchased your ticket from another airline and gotten a code share flight number and will need to check the policy for the airline from whom you purchased.
  6. That is the fly by date, May 31, 2022. You must complete your travel by that date. Also, for anyone who believes this applies to them, be sure to read the full details on Delta's site. It's a very generous policy for those who have just recently canceled flights or have flights they want to cancel in the short term. But it is not a blanket policy for just any old ecredit. Ex. If you have an ecredit from a flight you canceled back in November when your brother canceled his wedding, this doesn't apply to your ticket.
  7. Well sure, because American knows darn well they are almost certainly not flying that route in June. Most international itineraries have been canceled by the airlines. Domestic itineraries on the other hand, are not being canceled far in advance by the airlines. They are still flying them, albeit with super low passenger loads, and waiting until the last possible minute to actually cancel any specific flights. That leaves the passenger as frequently being the one to cancel, and when the passenger cancels a non-refundable ticket, they are generally offered a credit only. For flights that are only eligible for a credit, the industry standard is that the new flight must be flown within a year of initial purchase; Delta's announcement greatly extends that deadline.
  8. Good news if you have flights booked on Delta that you need to cancel or have already canceled and for which you received a credit voucher.... Delta is extending the deadline for flight credits for flights that are canceled by the passenger. All applicable e-credits will automatically be extended for travel to be completed through May 31, 2022. The announcement is currently part of a covid19 banner announcement at the top of their home page, with a link to click for full details: https://www.delta.com/
  9. If Delta cancels your flight, you are eligible for a refund; that hasn't changed. If you cancel your flight, you get a credit. Doug Parker at American Airlines is probably pounding the walls with his fists right now and crying like a baby, "Dammit Delta, why'd you have to go and do the right thing; now our pax will be out for blood if we don't do the same." Parker absolutely hates doing anything that benefits the passengers.
  10. If it's a reorganizational bankruptcy, then the answer is probably yes, because debit will be restructured so that the company can continue to operate. If it's a complete dissolution bankruptcy, meaning the business will close entirely and the assets are being sold off then probably not, as secured creditors would be paid first and if the company is going out of business it's because they don't have the cash to continue operating on any level. And if that's the case, then it's all but certain that even secured creditors won't be paid in full. That leaves unsecured creditors, like you, empty-handed.
  11. There seem to be a lot of anecdotal reports indicating that the cruise line is telling pax to contact the airline for a credit. This is likely because they did not book refundable air, and while the cruise line used to refund it anyway, it seems they are not now. My guess, and it is only a guess is that in the past if the line canceled the cruise, they would refund non-refundable airfare and just eat the cost as a goodwill gesture, but they can no longer afford to do that. Hence, telling all the people who booked non-refundable air to contact the airline directly to get their future air credit. Probably the only way to really be sure you'll get your airfare back if the cruise is canceled is to book airfare directly with the airline, AND book a fully refundable fare. Of course, that is VERY expensive, but you can't have your cake and eat it too.
  12. Great experience with Delta. Waited til this past Saturday to call and cancel flight for cruise that was supposed to be yesterday. Only waited on hold 2-3 minutes. My credit is good til next March. On the same call, canceled tickets to St. Thomas for land-based trip later this month. Credits good til next January. We are frequent flyers and will have no problem using these credits so long as some level of normalcy returns before then.
  13. And the NW flight attendants had to give up their union; the Delta FAs were not union pre-merger and still are non unionized.
  14. If someone is "sacrificing" to earn loyalty perks, they are cruising for the wrong reason. We take cruises primarily to enjoy the cruise and/or destinations. The loyalty perks are a nice byproduct of that. We enjoy the perks, but they aren't the primary reason we cruise so we don't consider earning the to be a sacrifice. The bottom line is that if a cruise line files bankruptcy, one of two things would likely happen. One, a company goes out of business entirely. They are gone, so their loyalty program is gone. The assets (ships) are sold, another company buys them, and your status is zilch. Or two, they do a reorganizational bankruptcy in order to stay afloat. The loyalty program would all but certainly continue, but it would be completely within the cruiseline's discretion to alter the program, i.e. change the perks/benefits. If that happens, you'd likely see a shift in which benefits without a cost are prioritized over those that carry a cost. For example, allowing status pax to disembark first doesn't really carry a cost compared to giving them a lot of free happy hour drinks.
  15. Nope, payment for the flight and credit for the flight are two different things. Kind of like when you pay for a cruise for your whole family, each person gets their own individual points for the cruise; the person who paid doesn't get to load up on getting all the points just because they paid. With airlines, each ticket holder would get their own frequent flyer miles if they fly and if canceled, their own credit/vouchers in their own names to fly again in the future.
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