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#41
Toronto, Canada
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Originally posted by FlyerTalker
One of the best things about Skyhigh Airlines is that AS has kept the site going for all to appreciate. It was a brilliant ad campaign that much of the country never got to see on broadcast TV.
That's hysterical! Who is AS who's responsible for that very funny website (with radio ads)?
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#42
Adirondack Mountains
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I keep getting a 404 error.... maybe it doesn't like Safari
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#43
Vancouver BC
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Joined Feb 2008
Originally posted by calliopecruiser
That's hysterical! Who is AS who's responsible for that very funny website (with radio ads)?
AS is the IATA code for Alaska Airlines.

The company has a sense of humor, check out these videos about "The Slog" http://www.youtube.com/user/HORIZONQX?feature=watch
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#44
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The campaign was created by advertising agency Wong, Doody in the wake of 9/11. You can read more about it, and see some of the ads at THIS LINK.
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#45
The OC
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Glad the website is back up; a year or two ago it was off the air, I thought permanently. I like the vacation package selector...the "go" button says, "Grab My Package"

AS also used the Skyhigh campaign in the 80's...I recall a TV ad with FA's dancing in the aisles with sparklers and lobsters!
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#46
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Originally posted by Michidoeme

One of the premium airlines in Europe belonging to a large network, did not want to reroute my daughters after flight was cancelled, although there were possibilities and availabilites, but insisted they had to fly the original routing much much later despite having tickets bought directly with airline. I had a similar situation once, with same ticket, and was put immediately on next available flight with different airline (o.k. my ff status might have helped).

Yes, if you have FF status that will usually help a lot in such situations. The airline may have hesitated with your daughters because they were more concerned with getting their FF's reaccommodated

On the other hand, even full fare flexible business class tickets directly from airline don't always guarantee satisfaction : 2 years ago when our flight NY-ZRH, was cancelled due to bad weather conditions, my colleagues and I (same as all other passengers on this flight) did not receive any assistance nor compensation at all, although we had to find a hotel (on our own) and wait for more than 24 hours for a next flight. .
The key here is that the cancellation was due to weather, which is out of the airline's control. Had the flight been cancelled due to a mechanical issue, you likely would have received some sort of accommodation at the time.
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