1k voice email address appears to have become useless
I had a miserable flight in C from LHR to SFO earlier this week, mainly due to a few terrible FAs along with faulty electronics, and given how people have been reporting here that 1kvoice is back to being helpful, I emailed them with details.
Here's their reply, after several days:
Thank you for taking the time to contact us again. Now you can just call, toll-free, 800-xxx-xxxx (1k res line) and select reservations and you'll be connected on a top-priority basis directly with one of our most experienced agents - someone who can help solve any problem you may have.
If another department is more qualified to assist you for your particular need, your 1Call representative will literallly guide you to the "front of the line," describe your issue to his or her colleague, and then stay with you to provide additional service if needed. Thank you for your business and for choosing United Airlines.
United Airlines Customer Relations
So I emailed back:
This is your reply to my email? How useless! Was this generated in India by someone checking boxes on a computer? It sure looks like it.
Please READ my email and try again. I expect to hear a meaningful reply from you soon.
Within minutes, I got another email identical to the first. Note that the email did NOT say they were going to get back to me. It said I should get put on hold for customer service and repeat everything I said in my email all over again, presumably to a human in India instead of a computer in India. I will wait a few days and then try email to Tilton, which should be unnecessary.
Well, maybe I was wrong. Literally within 5 minutes of receiving the second response, a human responded and said I would be sent a $300 travel certificate. They still didn't read my original email (which was more about the FA's than anything else), but at least it's a response!
I now don't know what to conclude from this episode!
I think the 1K Voice email office is just a small room with two people working in it and a big wheel or fortune type thing. Every email they get complaining about something they spin the wheel to see what compensation you get: $200 voucher, $300 voucher, 2 e-500's, 1 CR1, 2 CR1s, 1 SWU, 2k miles, 5k miles, etc.
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I just sent an email to premier executive voice and got an immediate canned reply:
" ... At PremierExecutiveVoice, our focus is on post travel customer problem resolution, as well as comments and suggestions regarding our service. E-mails are answered in the order in which they are received, and due to current volumes our response time is greater than normal. ..."
It didn't imply I should call to get service, just that a reply would take some time.