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Nov 20, 17, 9:14 am
Replies: 658
Views: 79,887
Posted By BackOfTheBus

How the UA Grinch stole (or gave away) the Florida-Colorado ski season

I've been a UA Elite (Plat or 1K) for many years and living in Florida UA has usually been my go to airline to get me to the Colorado ski resorts (most of which are a 1-2h drive from DEN).

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Sep 17, 16, 11:41 pm
Replies: 483
Views: 80,537
Posted By BackOfTheBus

I think BA will shoot themselves in the foot....

I think BA will shoot themselves in the foot. This will do nothing for connecting transoceanic passengers other than make their short hop just a bit more miserable (and give BA, on average, $2 of...
Jun 24, 16, 9:24 pm
Replies: 382
Views: 101,241
Posted By BackOfTheBus

http://newsroom.united.com/2015-04-15-United-Conti...

http://newsroom.united.com/2015-04-15-United-Continues-Upgrades-with-New-International-Economy-Meals-Complimentary-Beer-and-Wine

United now has a better pre-arrival meal than BA! The only thing...
Dec 30, 15, 7:36 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 2,453
Posted By BackOfTheBus

All I can say is: ...

All I can say is:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4N9X1QGOn0
Dec 17, 15, 10:32 am
Replies: 799
Views: 14,819
Posted By BackOfTheBus

I recently flew LAX-EWR in UA ps upfront and was...

I recently flew LAX-EWR in UA ps upfront and was very, very underwhelmed by the soft product.

The plane was a 763 (ex-CON config) and the seat and IFE were exactly as advertised and expected (I...
Sep 12, 15, 9:12 pm
Replies: 286
Views: 36,124
Posted By BackOfTheBus

Let's look at this geographically: It is a kick...

Let's look at this geographically: It is a kick in the groin for DL frequent flyers in MIA, ORD, PHX (who don't even have a SkyClub!!!), PHL and DFW (DFW and MIA having particularly large DL FF...
Jul 27, 15, 9:48 pm
Replies: 91
Views: 10,864
Posted By BackOfTheBus

I can just imagine a one-stop CR7 LGA-IAD-PBI...

I can just imagine a one-stop CR7 LGA-IAD-PBI with 25 wheelchairs and then half the plane starting to complain as the pilot announces they are about to land at Dulles! :)
Jul 27, 15, 9:14 pm
Replies: 74
Views: 10,487
Posted By BackOfTheBus

Isn't that a SSP (Smisek Sleeping Pod) for GF pax?

Isn't that a SSP (Smisek Sleeping Pod) for GF pax?
Jul 27, 15, 9:09 pm
Replies: 91
Views: 10,864
Posted By BackOfTheBus

I absolutely cannot understand how UA fails to at...

I absolutely cannot understand how UA fails to at least run a couple of CRJ-700s on IAD-MIA (or FLL, since it is more centrally located and has a club). They used to have 1 mainline (737/757 usually)...
May 13, 15, 11:46 pm
Replies: 62
Views: 5,967
Posted By BackOfTheBus

Ok, here is my problem with the pizza and flowers...

Ok, here is my problem with the pizza and flowers and half-empty planes to saturate Alaska's domestic destinations from SEA: Someone has to pay for it. The money to wage this war of destruction...
May 11, 15, 8:59 pm
May 11, 15, 8:45 pm
Replies: 62
Views: 5,967
Posted By BackOfTheBus

Breakfast, pizza and flowers? Enjoy, Seattle...

Breakfast, pizza and flowers? Enjoy, Seattle passengers! Meanwhile we here in the Southeast have gotten our umpteenth summer fare hike and are enjoying "great sky miles values" like 32,500 skypesos...
Apr 30, 15, 11:35 am
Replies: 19
Views: 1,840
Posted By BackOfTheBus

Definitely something is up, at least for the...

Definitely something is up, at least for the summer months. For example, AZ/VS/SU are not showing up for intra-European and transatlantic itineraries in August.
Apr 30, 15, 11:23 am
Replies: 19
Views: 1,840
Posted By BackOfTheBus

Nevermind... they are showing up in Dec. But...

Nevermind... they are showing up in Dec. But something is screwy...
Apr 30, 15, 11:22 am
Replies: 19
Views: 1,840
Posted By BackOfTheBus

There is something different with the award...

There is something different with the award engine today. No flights on Virgin Atlantic (VS) are showing up as available - only DL options. Did DL pull partners from online searches?
Apr 11, 15, 10:57 pm
Replies: 102
Views: 8,237
Posted By BackOfTheBus

I am just looking at my flight for tomorrow....

I am just looking at my flight for tomorrow. Unusually, I am the ONLY CPU-eligible Elite (since I just SDCed). There were 2 FC seats left, which is very reasonable for UA to keep open for FC...
Sep 8, 14, 8:22 am
Replies: 460
Views: 55,666
Posted By BackOfTheBus

Customer service... Houston style!

So I got to experience IAH PM thunderstorms last night yet again... no big surprise this time of year. I was flying AUS-IAH-FLL. At least 8 diverted UA planes getting refueled at AUS. AUS-IAH flights...
Aug 14, 14, 7:14 pm
Replies: 55
Views: 4,791
Posted By BackOfTheBus

I find many IAH-based CO crews to be rude and...

I find many IAH-based CO crews to be rude and condescending. They act like preschool teachers.

Other CO crews and most UA crews have been much better.

It is hard to enjoy the UA crews though...
Aug 5, 14, 11:13 am
Replies: 146
Views: 17,428
Posted By BackOfTheBus

I think the only way to fight this is to make a...

I think the only way to fight this is to make a stink about it. Firmly but politely tell the FA you will not tolerate them having first dibs from your meal. As far as writing letters - well, I think...
Jul 15, 14, 6:10 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 4,164
Posted By BackOfTheBus

Shhh, quiet you guys! I am trying to listen to...

Shhh, quiet you guys! I am trying to listen to the CLE-based 2/3 MM GS members heaping praise on United. It's a matter of time before United returns to that hub triumphantly to chase away all those...
Jun 17, 14, 11:48 am
Replies: 64
Views: 5,049
Posted By BackOfTheBus

Glad to see the EconomySauna product is being...

Glad to see the EconomySauna product is being re-introduced this summer. Would you like a towel with that? :)
Apr 28, 14, 2:57 pm
Replies: 70
Views: 16,709
Posted By BackOfTheBus

I know DL has allowed me to late-check a bag...

I know DL has allowed me to late-check a bag domestically @MIA. They made me sign a form that I was willing to separate from the bag and let me check it at 27min before departure. The tags printed...
Apr 22, 14, 9:29 am
Replies: 141
Views: 11,934
Posted By BackOfTheBus

I find the notion that South Florida flyers are...

I find the notion that South Florida flyers are "trash" or not "high value" or "low yield" incredibly presumptious and insulting.

Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach are not exactly the Pine...
Apr 21, 14, 10:12 pm
Replies: 141
Views: 11,934
Posted By BackOfTheBus

This is insane!:mad: Look at the schedules for...

This is insane!:mad: Look at the schedules for Fri, Aug 29 - the Friday before Labor Day weekend:

NO FLL-IAD nonstop!
NO MIA-IAD nonstop!

1 afternoon FLL-ORD nonstop
1 (!) early AM CRJ-700...
Mar 19, 14, 1:24 pm
Replies: 158
Views: 15,319
Posted By BackOfTheBus

Which is the exact opposite of a $89 Southwest...

Which is the exact opposite of a $89 Southwest fare in the PBI-ATL market. Fully changeable with a $0 change fee (up to 1h? before departure these days, I think).
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