Coronavirus effects

If they get govt funds they better expand this program. I can see not refunding people but they should receive a credit or free change fees

Just cancelled a basic economy domestic fare that I booked Feb 23. The credit didn’t get issued directly back to me, since it is a basic economy fare, but the agent said to reference the original itinerary when rebooking and I’d receive a credit towards my next flight. I have it in writing, so hopefully everything works out with rebooking.



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There is a catch - for new reservations. So, someone is out of luck if they booked in December for March-April travel? Makes no sense.

Unless you booked on southwest whenever. They let you cancel up to 10 minutes before your flights 24/7/365 and give you full credit. You just have a year to use it.

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Even non-refundable? Hard to believe without them spelling it out. But @jananth1 managed to cancel, so maybe…



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I’ve cancelled more than a few SW flights over the years. Always received credit. Can’t confirm the ticket types but pretty sure even the super cheap one. That and the free bags(golf and snowboards included) save a lot of hassle and money. Plus they fly direct to a lot of spots for me. I hate connections.

Points and fees are automatically redeposited, irrespective of status. I just cancelled a flight to Vegas at the end of the month for a cancelled conference.

I’d call customer service. Some have travel waivers in place.

Lots more room in the Admiral’s Club these days.

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I wouldn’t know. I’m Mr Alaska Airlines now and they treat me how I expect to be treated. I heard United furloughs sick employees to staff the lounge and cough on you (unpaid). Allegedly.

If you had a 7-series, you’d know


There is no universe where I can empathize with that. Large luxury sedans aren’t my style at all.

I just bought a little Alaska airlines stock. I read good thing about them. I’m gingerly going to add to my position.

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I am buying no stock outside my retirement right now and I’m ducking my broker.

I’m tough to impress and Alaska does good. 99% of people seem to buy the airplane tickets solely based on price, which is the absolute wrong metric (why not choose restaurants on Yelp based on lowest stars since they shouldn’t be busy? Or most health department violations?) I look at the airline score card every year, and throughout mix in flights with several other airlines (Secondaries, possibles, and even unlikely). I was a united 1K when I took my first Alaska flight, had Alaska status match, and have moved most of my travel over.

That same “tough to impress” is why I bought Zoom at IPO which is one of the rare few counter cyclicals right now (up 201% in 11 months).

I pulled all my stock after the first 3% down day but there’s some companies that I couldn’t resist buying after hours yesterday. I only went back in 5% of my whole portfolio. So nothing extreme. I have tight stop losses. But I do deep down think things are gonna get much worse and it’s good for most people to be in cash right now. Especially those retiring soon.

I think corona and oil is just an excuse for a much needed market correction. I think a healthy correction is Dow around 18-20k which is going to be very painful for some people.


A week ago Monday I got greedy and pushed back in on some after-tax positions I exited in December. Then the market threw up for 5 more business days. All names I’m long in retirement so I’ll hold them but :man_facepalming:t2::man_facepalming:t2::man_facepalming:t2:

I have a shopping list waiting for a recession. I’m patient.

Why I pushed in. Did all the analysis and on the same fundamentals the prices looked better. There will be supply chain disruptions and lumpiness all year for sure, but it’s not The Walking Dead.

The worst (thank goodness my client has a travel ban): I always carry sanitizer and lysol wipes in my bag and wipe down the plane. Always Flu season rules with me. I just happen to run out last trip, AND happen to run out of rubbing alcohol, and I’m just screwed. I have never gone to so many stores so many times for a normal restock of something so simple. I need 2 travel sized sanitizer and a three pack of lysol wipes in travel size, it might as well be Scandium or Yttrium

Alaska made a great video about how they are decontaminating their planes now.


I know allot people that travel for business and they are basically stuck with whatever airline hubs in their city. They don’t like southwest either, not enough perks and no lounges, :cocktail: :computer: where they can work. Don’t fly to small cities either

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That person deserves the NK treatment. What a disgraceful human being.

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I take a xanex and fly spirit most places. :rofl:
I do splurge $40 for the big front seat though. I prefer to put my money towards nicer hotels or Airbnb’s. I’ve never had a bad experience with them or frontier in over 50 flights. I think I’ve been lucky from other horror stories I’ve read.