Hey Everyone –
Just thought I would let you all learn a bit from my personal experience – I just got back from my second trip to Bandon. On the way home we decided to give the shuttle flight from North bend to SF a shot rather than driving back to Portland. WHAT A MISTAKE. We were notified about 3 hours before our flight that it was cancelled. United basically did nothing for us. No vouchers, no hotel stay, no compensation for the rental car. Instead, when we showed up to the airport, they basically said too bad and there may be a flight leaving in 2 days, although that one may be cancelled too. After 3 hours we were able to get on a flight at 5am the next morning out of Eugene (about 2 hours away) and, after a connecting flight, going in to an entirely different airport (Milwaukee) than our home airport. There were absolutely NO flights left out of Portland and nothing going into O’Hare or Midway.
After taking with our caddies, apparently this happens quite regularly (the flight was also cancelled the day before ours as well) and it is common for United to just leave the guest hanging with no compensation as they blame the “weather” for the cancellation.
Use this option at your own risk. To me, NEVER again. After having a great trip at Bandon, getting completely hosed really kills the buzz. Bandon should post a warning on their website rather than advertise for this flight.
The Golf Sage