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Any Way You Slice It, It is Still a Lime — Unless They are Eliminated Altogether

“I was amazed to find that the international Lime shortage has hit United where it hurts”, puckered FlyerTalk member mkasperzak, who put United Airlines in the limelight on FlyerTalk for the possible elimination of serving limes with drinks during flights. “No more limes on United, at least for the time being as they have doubled in price! I think the flight attendants are pretty embarrassed to admit that they don’t have limes. Who ever heard of a Gin & Tonic or Bloody Mary with lemons? Maybe we will see a lime surcharge in the near future.” Sadly, this apparently is no pulp fiction. Perhaps…

Damage of the right engine cowl of a Boeing 777-200 aircraft — similar to this one at Incheon International Airport — operated by United Airlines caused passengers to be delayed in Mumbai for 43 hours recently. Photograph by FlyerTalk member InsaneTravel. Click on the photograph for a trip report written by InsaneTravel.

FlyerTalk Members Stranded in Mumbai for 43 Hours Give First-Hand Accounts

“I realize they had no choice to cancel the flight but United handled it horribly”, posted FlyerTalk member frequentjohn, who was one of 275 passengers on a Boeing 777-200 aircraft which was to operate as United Airlines flight 49 from Mumbai to Newark on February 20, 2014 but was grounded due to significant damage on its right engine cowl. “It took them hours to figure out how to get everyone out of the airport so I am still in Mumbai. They had to take us back through customs to ‘cancel’ our exit from India. It took them a couple of hours to figure out how to…

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Lawsuit Dismissed: Million Miler Loses to United Airlines

“The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away”, United States District Judge Harry Leinenweber reportedly said as he quoted Job from the Bible at the start of issuing his decision earlier today to dismiss a lawsuit which claimed that United Airlines removed some of the benefits it promised to bestow upon members who earned and achieved million miler status in the MileagePlus frequent flier loyalty program, thereby breaching its contract with them. George Lagen — the plaintiff who…

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United Airlines Subject of Rants by Former Senate Leader

Were the complaints about a recent experience as a passenger on United Airlines flight 1486 posted on social media by William Harrison Frist legitimate — or was he simply being what is known on FlyerTalk as a DYKWIA, or Do You Know Who I Am? Frist — a heart and lung transplant surgeon and a multi-millionaire who is also a former majority leader of the United States Senate from Tennessee — fired off a series of “tweets” complaining about…

This regional jet aircraft operated as United Express flight 6410 from San Francisco to Burbank. Photograph by FlyerTalk member foppishbum. Click on the photograph for a trip report written by foppishbum.

Award Inventory of Singapore Airlines Flights Removed from United Airlines; “Wind-Down” of US Airways as a Partner

With little advance notice, Singapore Airlines and United Airlines have agreed to remove the inventory of Singapore Airlines from the award flight search results on the official Internet web site of United Airlines and on the mobile application software of United Airlines effective as of today, December 13, 2013, according to FlyerTalk member UA Insider — also known as Aaron Goldberg, who is the senior manager of Customer Experience Planning at United Airlines. You will still to be able to book and change award reservations involving Singapore Airlines by calling the telephone reservations lines — but…

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