Friday, March 11, 2005

I hate JetsGo. I heart CIBC Visa.

The tickets that I had with JetsGo are now defunct. I had two tickets for Calgary in April, and spent most of this morning scrambling to figure out what was to become of the money that I had paid them. Floated off into the great void, I had imagined.

A few phone calls later, and I officially love the fine people at CIBC Visa. It takes a lot to gain my customer allegiance, but they now have it, 100%. The card in question is the CIBC Aerogold, and it covers 100% of the loss. Now, it's going to take a few weeks for them to process it, but givem the circumstances (ie. many of their customers are stranded in far-away destinations) I can't really complain.

Sweet. The Ryan-luck is in effect.


At 1:39 a.m., Blogger Channing said...

Did Jetsgo fold or something?

At 12:42 p.m., Blogger Riz said...


MONTREAL, March 11 /CNW/ - Jetsgo Corporation announced today that it is
ceasing all operations effective immediately.

Passengers are advised to make alternative travel arrangements prior to going to the airport as there will be no Jetsgo staff or aircraft available. Travellers seeking to return to their point of origin must make alternative arrangements with other airlines or with their travel agent or tour operator. Jetsgo will be asking that the Quebec Superior Court immediately grant it protection under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act. Court protection will allow Jetsgo to consider all options available to reorganize its affairs. Given difficult market conditions resulting from competitive pressures in the Canadian airline industry, Jetsgo has determined that, in the circumstances, it is prudent and responsible to discontinue its operations and ground all of its planes.

At 2:43 p.m., Blogger 'nee said...

It's not CIBC; it's VISA Ink... When Air Canada shut down operations, all VISA ticketholders' purchases were honoured under VISA's fraud/insurance provisions at that time, too.

Most purchases made with a VISA are insured; people who buy airline tickets with VISA get flown (if stuck somewhere) or get a refund on VISA's tick. Nice. I always buy large items on VISA, even if I have the cash and pay it off within the month, for that reason alone :)

At 3:44 p.m., Blogger Ryan said...

I'm getting a huge number of hits on the page from people who are googling "I hate JetsGo." If you are one of these people, will you share your "I hate JetsGo" story? Because I'd like to hear how everyone else hates them, too.

I could also give you the exact CIBC numbers to call/fax so that you can get your money back. Interested, yet?

I'm starting to think about using lots of high-traffic keywords to Iraq my Paris Hilton blog into Michael Jackson hit counter heaven.

I'm kidding. Kind of.


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