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Feb 8, 19, 1:40 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 2,554
Posted By Darlox

The ops problems this winter have been a comedy...

The ops problems this winter have been a comedy of errors, and not just due to weather... Had a fun one a couple weeks ago where the prior night's inbound was 3-hours late due to MX, so the gap...
Feb 8, 19, 1:26 pm
Replies: 67
Views: 11,290
Posted By Darlox

To be honest... I've never looked at that as a...

To be honest... I've never looked at that as a consideration. And I'm not just playing Devil's Advocate there. If I picked up an itinerary where I had like a 4-hour layover on my return, then yeah, I...
Feb 8, 19, 1:11 pm
Replies: 67
Views: 11,290
Posted By Darlox

True, but I'm thinking like a midwesterner here...

True, but I'm thinking like a midwesterner here again... When you live outside of a hub, your origination flights never have great amenities, and you're always connecting through a major hub for...
Feb 8, 19, 1:02 pm
Replies: 67
Views: 11,290
Posted By Darlox

Yeah, and here again... aside from the lack of...

Yeah, and here again... aside from the lack of Polaris lounges outside of UA hubs, there's no penalty to fly a *A partner. I've personally used the ORD lounge prior to swapping terminals for an LX...
Feb 7, 19, 4:17 pm
Replies: 67
Views: 11,290
Posted By Darlox

Even in the case of the highest-value flyers, I'm...

Even in the case of the highest-value flyers, I'm thinking we may have had a nomenclature shift here. Is MP a "Loyalty Program" or a "Rewards Program"?? If it's a "rewards program", then well... we...
Feb 7, 19, 3:12 pm
Replies: 67
Views: 11,290
Posted By Darlox

While I take your point, from a business...

While I take your point, from a business perspective, it's hard to see the current arrangement satisfying that "minimum number ... necessary to maintain FF goodwill". Which will someday, again, be...
Feb 7, 19, 9:58 am
Replies: 67
Views: 11,290
Posted By Darlox

The bitter irony in this, for me anyhow, is that...

The bitter irony in this, for me anyhow, is that I've easily made the 1K requirements for years, on purchased J seats alone. Lots of travel to Asia... I still fly a mix of UA and DL domestically,...
Feb 6, 19, 5:18 pm
Replies: 67
Views: 11,290
Posted By Darlox

Wild speculation on UA's new strategy for Polaris, Upgrades and Award Space

I lurk here on FT a lot, and there are quite a few active threads right now regarding various problems, oddities, and dissatisfaction with UA's seat availability and pricing, particularly on premium...
Jan 30, 19, 12:20 pm
Replies: 244
Views: 30,425
Posted By Darlox

This has to be something pretty deep, and...

This has to be something pretty deep, and anecdotally I have to imagine it's impacting sales even of J-purchase revenue tix. I'm looking at dates in March for SFO-TPE/HKG/SIN, and every single flight...
Jan 24, 19, 3:51 pm
Replies: 78
Views: 6,465
Posted By Darlox

Would I love to see a legal test of airlines'...

Would I love to see a legal test of airlines' responsibilities when delays or incidents occur? Yes. Would I love to see regulatory clarification of the BS reasons for delays that sometimes get...
Jan 24, 19, 3:12 pm
Replies: 244
Views: 30,425
Posted By Darlox

Call me an eternal optimist, but assuming anybody...

Call me an eternal optimist, but assuming anybody has managed to reach someone high enough in the web support chain to actually get a ticket filed, I imagine they should fix this relatively quickly. ...
Dec 19, 18, 12:16 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 5,835
Posted By Darlox

I've never understood the utility of vacation...

I've never understood the utility of vacation destination flights that:
* Are only 1 or 2 days per week
and;
* Return on Sunday mornings or early afternoon, or alternately, depart outbound...
Dec 11, 18, 6:29 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 3,278
Posted By Darlox

Sooooo... Clearly NH has some room for...

Sooooo... Clearly NH has some room for improvement if any pax finds their process to be non-intuitive. But, speaking as a very frequent Asia traveler, this whole post strikes me more as an "I'm not...
Nov 30, 18, 1:39 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 955
Posted By Darlox

Nope. The worst problems I've had on this count,...

Nope. The worst problems I've had on this count, lately, have been SEA-SFO and IAD-BOS.

It's pure speculation, but I think the key may be whether it's a CONFIRMED misconnect, or just a possible...
Nov 29, 18, 4:34 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 955
Posted By Darlox

I figure it HAS to be... For a couple of years...

I figure it HAS to be... For a couple of years prior to ~2-3 months ago, anytime I had a significant delay or other IRROPS problem, I'd get the red-exclamation icon in the app and could search for...
Nov 29, 18, 12:58 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 955
Posted By Darlox

While it doesn't seem like others are having the...

While it doesn't seem like others are having the problem as frequently as I seem to be, for me, this has been related to whatever change they recently made, regarding "protection". If a flight is...
Nov 12, 18, 10:38 am
Replies: 1,010
Views: 293,107
Posted By Darlox

Everything old is new again... Let's just call it...

Everything old is new again... Let's just call it "Clipper class" and get this over with!

Now accepting bets on how long until the first airline introduces a new consolidated Business + PE cabin,...
Nov 1, 18, 10:55 am
Replies: 88
Views: 10,369
Posted By Darlox

Agreed entirely. It does, however, make me...

Agreed entirely. It does, however, make me wonder whether the new policy on Emotional Support animals is being broadly followed, though. There was a small dog onboard SEA-ORD last week (in F)...
Oct 30, 18, 9:35 am
Replies: 30
Views: 4,092
Posted By Darlox

UA is just making it easier for you to requal for...

UA is just making it easier for you to requal for 1K, after the devaluing of P, by making it easier for you to buy Z instead! :p

That said, I think this is another nail in the "overambitious rev...
Oct 26, 18, 1:17 am
Replies: 2
Views: 632
Posted By Darlox

Protection + out-of-sync = inability to change

So I'm in the middle of a string of bad luck with weather and ATC delays, and my last 3 itineraries have had one or more flights impacted by significant delays. Until very recently, I'd get the usual...
Oct 22, 18, 2:31 pm
Replies: 124
Views: 14,169
Posted By Darlox

Burn it. Opportunities to use GPUs are few and...

Burn it. Opportunities to use GPUs are few and far between these days - if you have R/PZ > 0 this close to the end of the year, there's literally no reason not to. Better to use it speculatively...
Oct 18, 18, 9:32 am
Replies: 20
Views: 2,314
Posted By Darlox

See, and this is why this business is so screwed...

See, and this is why this business is so screwed up... I spent a decade without taking a single flight that wasn't CO, NW or at least in-Alliance. It wasn't really until the whole PQD thing became...
Oct 17, 18, 1:49 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 19,369
Posted By Darlox

Dump your cookies and try again. I was running...

Dump your cookies and try again. I was running into this until I completely wiped United.com out of my browser and started fresh. Has been ok since.

(If you don't know how to do that, easiest...
Oct 17, 18, 1:45 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 2,314
Posted By Darlox

Well, in fairness: a) Most/all of the criticism...

Well, in fairness: a) Most/all of the criticism even back then was UA promising growth and profitability numbers like this, while trying to "shrink their way to profitability" and following the...
Oct 12, 18, 2:13 pm
Replies: 65
Views: 5,653
Posted By Darlox

*laugh* This is not a crack at you, because in...

*laugh* This is not a crack at you, because in general your comment should be correct. But the airline biz has so many distortions and knock-on effects, that there's pretty much no industry LESS...
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