View Full Version : What if ATA goes out of business????

02-22-2005, 05:15 PM
I am considering purchasing 6 round trip tickets on ATA to Cancun from Chicago for a trip in December. They have an amazing price!!!! I believe they are in bankruptcy right now. My huge concern is that they will go out of business and I will lose the value of the tickets. Does anyone know if there is any type of trip insurance I can purchase in the event that this does occur? Any insight would be most appreciated!!!!

02-22-2005, 05:42 PM
Try here:


Be sure to ask about coverage if the airline is bankrupt when you buy the insurance.

02-22-2005, 09:23 PM
many years ago we had tickets on Baniff and they went out of business before we left. We were able to file a dispute with our credit card company and get our money back.Luckly We had a paper ticket because we did have to send them the tickets, but this was also before the e-ticket. You might call your credit card company and see what they say.

02-22-2005, 10:37 PM
Steer clear of ATA. They will not be flying out of Chicago anymore anyhow. Southwest is taking over ATA's flights. ATA's communication really stinks right now - you can plan to spend 30-45 mins waiting time on the phone with them. Who needs the hassle? I have been through the ringer with them and have been lied to by them and am done with them. I'm not the only one who feels this way either. I was thrilled when I was able to dump them for a full refund for an upcoming flight.

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