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Old Mar 11, 12, 9:35 pm
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UA 53 (formerly CO 53) - LAX-IAH late, IAH-EZE goes out on time???

My cousin is an AA Advantage flyer, and needed to fly newUA from LAX to EZE.

I am always bragging on CO Airlines being much better than AA (I still fully believe that overall)

He flew flight 53, which ended up being 45 minutes late into IAH (into terminal C).

So his 8:11 PM arrival turned into 8:54 PM

The "connecting" flight 53 out of Terminal E left right "on time" at 9 PM.

He is so upset right now!

Now he has to wait almost another 24 hours to get on the same flight tomorrow night

My question is why wouldnt UA hold this flight, if they KNOW they have passengers connecting through to EZE -

he is majorly inconvenienced right now, just called me to tell me this never would happen on AA, blah blah blah, but I dont have any counter argument.

It seems silly. Its the SAME FLIGHT# - surely holding an international flight where the inbound flight # is the same - for 20 minutes or so wouldnt harm arrival time into EZE.

I just dont understand why they wouldnt hold it if they know they have connecting passengers

ANy ideas???

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