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Oct 10, 20, 1:27 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 2,030
Posted By Sykes

heh, more often than not the policies are written...

heh, more often than not the policies are written by people that have seen every possible abuse of the system and consequently get a bit aggressive about curtailing opportunities to do so.
Jul 23, 20, 10:55 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,822
Posted By Sykes

I attended. There wasn't a ton I found especially...

I attended. There wasn't a ton I found especially interesting. The only thing that caught my attention is that United will be totally eliminating mask exemptions similar to Southwest and American....
Jul 23, 20, 10:24 am
Replies: 29
Views: 3,899
Posted By Sykes

They're not holding cash to offset ETCs (that I...

They're not holding cash to offset ETCs (that I know of), they just carry a liability on the books that offsets the revenue so the net contribution to the bottom line for future bookings is close to...
Jun 12, 20, 3:40 pm
Replies: 353
Views: 47,819
Posted By Sykes

You'd need to subscribe to a tool like...

You'd need to subscribe to a tool like ExpertFlyer. As far as I know, there is no free source for all of that information.

Even if you had access to all the fares that are published, interpreting...
Jun 12, 20, 3:33 pm
Replies: 353
Views: 47,819
Posted By Sykes

To book into a booking class, you need both the...

To book into a booking class, you need both the inventory in that booking class (which you see) and a fare available in that booking class that meets the requirements for the requested trip. United...
Jun 10, 20, 1:31 pm
Replies: 46
Views: 7,993
Posted By Sykes

The United Contract of Carriage has, for a long...

The United Contract of Carriage has, for a long time, had a provision to deny boarding without recourse to those who have symptoms of a communicable disease or to those who refuse screening for a...
May 19, 20, 12:52 pm
Replies: 771
Views: 94,890
Posted By Sykes

14 CFR 91.3: (a) The pilot in command of an...

14 CFR 91.3: (a) The pilot in command of an aircraft is directly responsible for, and is the final authority as to, the operation of that aircraft.

Pilots may later face consequences for doing...
May 12, 20, 2:56 pm
Replies: 2,970
Views: 410,209
Posted By Sykes

While that's not exactly incorrect, that's not...

While that's not exactly incorrect, that's not really what they're saying there. They're saying that while the standard policy requires a refund in 7 days (which has always been the case), they...
May 10, 20, 7:30 pm
Replies: 2,970
Views: 410,209
Posted By Sykes

There's nothing to really prove in a DOT...

There's nothing to really prove in a DOT complaint. With very rare exceptions, the DOT itself doesn't get involved in mediating individual complaints. It forwards your complaint to United, and United...
May 5, 20, 10:00 pm
Replies: 80
Views: 9,247
Posted By Sykes

Ahhh, cool. I knew FlightRadar24 and FlightStats...

Ahhh, cool. I knew FlightRadar24 and FlightStats showed the timing history, but I didn't know that they stored the full FLIFO with any notes that might be there. So I guess it would still be possible...
May 5, 20, 10:52 am
Replies: 80
Views: 9,247
Posted By Sykes

In addition to what you said, I'll also add that...

In addition to what you said, I'll also add that OP never provided a flight number, so there's no way for us to do additional diligence on it ... and any info that might be contained in the FLIFO is...
May 4, 20, 5:49 pm
Replies: 80
Views: 9,247
Posted By Sykes

Suggesting the OP commit credit card fraud is the...

Suggesting the OP commit credit card fraud is the unreasonable action here. United provided transportation. OP could have gotten a refund if United didn't transport them, but they instead decided to...
Apr 24, 20, 6:36 pm
Replies: 110
Views: 17,057
Posted By Sykes

We're getting a bit off topic, but that's not...

We're getting a bit off topic, but that's not universally accepted. While the food and the service is good, personally I think the SWISS J seat is total garbage. On the 10 or so trips I've taken on...
Apr 4, 20, 11:58 am
Replies: 1,105
Views: 261,594
Posted By Sykes

This thread is hilarious. The email seems to be a...

This thread is hilarious. The email seems to be a Rorschach Test that amplifies whatever the reader is already feeling about United. Those who already despised United see it as "buzz off, we're...
Forum: CommunityBuzz
Mar 15, 20, 7:46 pm
Replies: 176
Views: 20,922
Posted By Sykes

I'm sorry that I won't get to see you on this...

I'm sorry that I won't get to see you on this trip, but I think that you are absolutely right. We are at a point now where it is up to all of us to help prevent the spread of the disease, even though...
Forum: CommunityBuzz
Mar 12, 20, 10:45 am
Replies: 176
Views: 20,922
Posted By Sykes

I'm afraid that I'm going to have to call off my...

I'm afraid that I'm going to have to call off my trip this year. I hope everyone that goes has a great time!
Mar 6, 20, 5:45 pm
Replies: 1,105
Views: 261,594
Posted By Sykes

You asked a question. I answered. For many...

You asked a question. I answered. For many different types of travel, companies are effectively preventing employees from buying tickets on their own dime. Sure, it's not ALL travel, but the...
Mar 6, 20, 5:19 pm
Replies: 1,105
Views: 261,594
Posted By Sykes

If I leave the country, I won't be allowed back...

If I leave the country, I won't be allowed back into one of my company's offices until 14 days after I return. They aren't saying that I can't travel on my own dime, but there are potential...
Mar 6, 20, 12:21 pm
Replies: 1,105
Views: 261,594
Posted By Sykes

There's a good (but not exhaustive) crowdsourced...

There's a good (but not exhaustive) crowdsourced list of company travel restrictions here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/12tT0_5zGELxs7M-iCwf9enUJ0-Ibe0K8tkBSbbWhYFM/preview

Most companies I...
Mar 4, 20, 1:28 pm
Replies: 378
Views: 175,143
Posted By Sykes

Actually you must start travel within one year of...

Actually you must start travel within one year of the original ticketing date and must be complete within one year from the date at which transportation commences.

Having said that, while the CoC...
Feb 29, 20, 6:38 pm
Replies: 322
Views: 121,495
Posted By Sykes

You should read your contract. The UATP card will...

You should read your contract. The UATP card will work on many different airlines, but in all of the contracts I've read, you are contractually obligated to only use the funds for the airlines...
Feb 21, 20, 6:47 pm
Replies: 1,105
Views: 261,594
Posted By Sykes

Hyatt concierges have started reaching out to...

Hyatt concierges have started reaching out to Globalists in Asia and who travel predominantly to Asia and offering complementary one-year status extensions. I doubt that United will take any blanket...
Feb 21, 20, 5:51 pm
Replies: 61
Views: 9,706
Posted By Sykes

Variety is nice. I welcome the rotation.

Variety is nice. I welcome the rotation.
Feb 21, 20, 11:53 am
Replies: 239
Views: 52,452
Posted By Sykes

Presumably they're trying to find out whether...

Presumably they're trying to find out whether customers actually care, as well as things like what percentage of customers actually want the sandwich, and if the actual costs match the projections.
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Feb 20, 20, 3:45 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 3,083
Posted By Sykes

Just to expand on this, the cheapest one-way fare...

Just to expand on this, the cheapest one-way fare for that route that I can find that can be issued on United ticket stock is YFF77WW. I just priced an infant ticket for a random date in May in...
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