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Deals That Are Nifty by Sister Thrifty: Airline

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Saturday, September 25, 2004

Airline

Hi girls! :O)
I want to tell you about a wonderful event coming to town. It's called "Time Out For Women", sponsored by Deseret Book and will be held on November
13 (Saturday) from 9-4:00 at the San Diego Convention Center. The roster of speakers that day include Sheri Dew (fabulous), Mary Ellen Edmunds (hillarious), James Ferrell (inspiring), Wendy Watson (wonderful) and a great concert performance by the handsome George Dyer (LDS version of Josh
Groban!) and Jenny Frogley (pretty voice). It's a great event to bring non-members to and feel the sisterhood of good women here in San Diego. You can buy tickets on-line for $41 ($38 plus $3 processing fee) at www.tickets.deseretbook.com and read more about the big day. You can also purchase tickets from Trina Boice (lovely lady) for only $38. After November 8th the price goes up on-line and at the door (Trina's price will stay at $38). If you attend the event you'll see me there (unless you still don't know who Sister Thrifty is, in which case I could be anyone in the sea of women there). :)

If you have a child in 4th, 5th, or 6th grade you can get a "passport" for him/her to ski, snowboard, and sled for free at some of the ski resorts in California and Nevada this winter! Well, technically, you have to pay an
$18 processing fee but that's still pretty doggone cheap if you consider how much ski passes really cost! Fill out the application on-line at www.californiasnow.com/passport.htm
Airlines in peril mean deals for you!
Is it a good idea to buy a ticket on an airline that might go bust just because the ticket is cheaper? Yes! Buy them up while you can. US Air will most likely shut down and its assets sold off, but you can still get great deals. Delta is also on a path toward bankruptcy. The company may settle with stockholders in order to continue operations, but it’s really up in the air. And United has been in bankruptcy for the last few years, unable to get out. So, what does this mean to you? Well, fall is usually a time for lots of promotions. But this year, you’ll get even more great deals because of the downward spiral of these three airlines. Just make sure to reserve on a credit card. If you have frequent flier miles on US Air, it goes without saying that you should use them soon. Try to use them with one of US Air’s partner airlines if you can’t use them US Air. The same goes with United and Delta. And if you have a card that earns frequent flier miles with one of these airlines, it’s time to get a new card. You can always get miles on different airlines through American Express. Clark can’t say which of these airlines will shut down or if any of them will, but you want to protect yourself. The employees of these airlines are the real sufferers here. It’s been especially tough for US Air employees, who have already been through layoffs, years of uncertainty and reorganizations. But it’s great news for consumers. The airline industry is going through severe restructuring, so it’s a game of wait-and-see. If you’ve bought a ticket on a airline for a future trip and that airline goes bust, you’ll get the money back but you probably won’t get a trip. If you don’t like the uncertainty of buying a ticket on one of these airlines, don’t buy from one of them. But if you are flexible, you’ll be fine.
Have a great day!
CENTSerely,
Sister Thrifty

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