need a corporate flight for our sick son & us, any ideas with UPS?

Discussion in 'UPS Airline / Gateway' started by californiadreaming, Aug 14, 2006.

  1. californiadreaming

    californiadreaming New Member

    Hi there, does anyone have an idea of contacts or numbers to help find
    out about this? Need to go from Reno,Nv. to Tampa,FL. nonstop...:thumbup1:
     
  2. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    The company isn't gonna do anything for you unless there's something in it for them.
    Try Angel Flight West, the address, I think, is Angel Flight West
    I don't know what is involved with the group but it's worth a try.
    Good Luck

    I tried the listed address and got nothing.
    Go to your favorite search engine and type in angelflight....that should give some info. Sorry.
     
    Last edited: Aug 14, 2006
  3. ROBO MOD

    ROBO MOD I'm a Robot Staff Member

    Angel Flight America

    Angel Flight® America (AFA) provides access for people in need seeking free air transportation to specialized health care facilities or distant destinations due to family, community or national crisis.
     
  4. speeddemon

    speeddemon Guest

    So true, its a shame they will fly a damn whale but wont help out thier precious employees families.
     
  5. mountaingoat

    mountaingoat New Member

    Trickpony has the best solution - Angel Flight. I would fly you myself, but I'm part of Angel Flight East. With the distance that you're traveling, you will probably have to make some stopovers with multiple AngelFlight pilots.
     
  6. beentheredonethat

    beentheredonethat Well-Known Member

    californiadreaming. My sympathies are with you, Probably the toughest thing a parent has to deal with is a child who isn't doing well. I know we used to allow people to get on the jumpseat in a plane a while ago. But that came to an abrupt stop a good number of years ago. I thought they said it was either an FAA decision or insurance decision. Can't remember.
     
  7. dannyboy

    dannyboy From the promised LAND

    Been there

    Its a liability issue. And liability without compensation is something UPS is not into doing.

    Cal Dreamin, keep us updated as to what is going on. Drop a line to let us know.

    Will keep you in our prayers.

    d
     
  8. Cal,
    Have to echo what Danny said...and we will keep you in our prayers. Unfortunately a direct route like that isnt possible on one of our JUMPER seats since there is no direct flight from Reno to Tampa without a long layover at one of the air hubs.
     
  9. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Too bad you don't work for Fedex, who does do that for their employees.
     
  10. aaaaa

    aaaaa Guest

    You might try this also:

    Contact Us

    Corporate Angel Network, Inc.
    Westchester County Airport
    One Loop Road
    White Plains, NY 10604-1215

    Phone 914-328-1313

    Fax 914-328-3938

    Toll-Free Patient Line 866-328-1313

    It is usually for people seeking treatment for cancer. One of the women that posts to a breast cancer bulletin board asked for the number in the morning and was on a flight to MD Anderson in Houston that night.
     
  11. switchoff

    switchoff New Member

    I read an article that Fedex doesn't allow their employees to jumpseat anymore. Can anyone confirm that?
     
  12. Joopster

    Joopster Boxline Sorter

    I am in school to be a pilot, maybe one day I'll be able to help people out like that...sounds rewarding.
     
  13. code8

    code8 New Member

    Employees can still jumpseat for "business" purposes. Usually a smaller corporate jet is used for personal emergencies. 6 hours in a cargo plane jumpseat isn't all that fun. If I can find a contact name and number, I'll post it.
     
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  14. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    Might not be fun, but sometimes getting help isnt fun. Imagine needing to get help for a loved one and cant afford to get them there, uncomfortable may outweigh convienience or comfort. And could save a life. I bleed purple if you know how tell them, let them decide................
     
  15. californiadreaming

    californiadreaming New Member

    hi everyone & thankyou!:) The reason behind corporate is with the new rules,etc. a "regular" flight plus all the waits,delays,cancellations will not work. He will be vomitting before takeoff, as the meds will wear off by then. I thankyou all. The fed ex info would be great, FAST jet wonderful. Looking into "stars" who may be able to lend a hand also, anyone know anyone??? Thanks again & we appreciate all help & prayers!:)
     
  16. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    Have you thought about a specially equipped van, a Registered Nurse or other trained medical professional and enough drivers to drive straight through?
    Just a suggestion without knowing more of the specifics.
    Good Luck.
     
  17. californiadreaming

    californiadreaming New Member

    thankyou trickpony 1 Great Picture of you guys!
    My Dad is a retired 747 captain, forced retirement sent him on a downward spiral.... Thanks for the info.... Trying American,United,Delta for 1st class... We'll see
     
  18. contact your local media...tell them your story..some corporation just might have the funds and contact you need....Good Luck!
     
  19. rocket man

    rocket man Well-Known Member

    infomation 411 or 1800 jet blue