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Apr 9, 15, 6:27 pm
Replies: 187
Views: 34,914
Posted By boilerla

UA getting way more expensive then competitors

I've been loyal to UA for a while, despite some pretty hellish experiences. They tend to be the most convenient because of my destinations (Chicago/Indiana/Michigan), DC/Virginia, IAH). But lately,...
Apr 29, 14, 2:58 am
Replies: 25
Views: 4,382
Posted By boilerla

What's funny is that I have a receipt from the...

What's funny is that I have a receipt from the original purchase that shows my first set of seat selections when I booked (exit rows the entire itinerary!). I lost those the first time UA.sucks lost...
Apr 29, 14, 1:51 am
Replies: 25
Views: 4,382
Posted By boilerla

Thanks for the info. I've already created an EF...

Thanks for the info. I've already created an EF alert for the seat, but frankly I was just trying to get something for my pain. I've flown 3 times internationally on UA this year, and so far...
Apr 29, 14, 1:14 am
Replies: 25
Views: 4,382
Posted By boilerla

Biz and first are already full. Even E+ is almost...

Biz and first are already full. Even E+ is almost full. The supervisor admitted I'm unlikely to get a different seat even at the airport unless somebody misses connections.

It's ridiculous that UA...
Apr 29, 14, 1:01 am
Replies: 25
Views: 4,382
Posted By boilerla

Lost seat assignment, compensation?

I have an international itinerary to India that departs in five days and UAL managed to lose all the seat assignments for the flights on their metal. Seems Lufthansa can manage to remember seat...
Jul 18, 13, 2:38 am
Replies: 639
Views: 210,358
Posted By boilerla

My by-up offered at time of purchase on my flight...

My by-up offered at time of purchase on my flight this weekend did NOT post at the P fare class. And I checked when I booked back in May that the terms & conditions seemed to imply, if not outright...
Dec 19, 12, 1:29 am
Replies: 2
Views: 611
Posted By boilerla

Buy up to C on LH does not post as C

During my last flight, I was given a rare buy-up opportunity on LH. The flight was oversold and since I was on a B fare, there was a buy-up offer to purchase the difference between B and C for around...
Dec 13, 12, 12:54 am
Replies: 199
Views: 31,227
Posted By boilerla

Just to be fair, this isn't a UA-specific policy....

Just to be fair, this isn't a UA-specific policy. Many airlines say they "do not guarantee seat assignment".

In fact one of my worst nightmares nearly came true on a LH flight from India. Block...
Nov 18, 12, 6:20 pm
Replies: 364
Views: 134,880
Posted By boilerla

As others posted yeah, I am Premier Plat, so I...

As others posted yeah, I am Premier Plat, so I should be (and am sitting) in E+. It's just the dreaded middle seat I'm trying to avoid. I put in a miles upgrade to biz for the ORD-FRA flight (it's a...
Nov 18, 12, 5:06 pm
Replies: 364
Views: 134,880
Posted By boilerla

No seat assignment close-in on int'l travel

I just booked an int'l itinerary (ORD-FRA-MAA) for the week after next. But neither LH.com nor UA.com will let me assign myself a seat for either segment, telling me I need to do that during...
Oct 27, 12, 12:15 am
Replies: 1,113
Views: 139,672
Posted By boilerla

My LAX-IAH flights for the weekend of the 9th are...

My LAX-IAH flights for the weekend of the 9th are now 762, and I'm not sure what's worse--unable to get the regular Premier line to waive the change fees, or not being able to find any window seats...
Oct 15, 12, 7:38 pm
Replies: 222
Views: 20,207
Posted By boilerla

And this sums it all up. They screwed up, bottom...

And this sums it all up. They screwed up, bottom line.

But the comparisons to the peers are also not really fair. DL and NW shared a single PSS already so they combined the entire airline a scant...
Sep 28, 12, 1:10 am
Replies: 116
Views: 12,444
Posted By boilerla

I have never had an editable meal on a plane....

I have never had an editable meal on a plane. I've flown SQ, ANA, JAL, LH...they are all the same. Salty, but somehow bland, crap. I'm a foodie, and I've purposefully booked E+ on UA across the pond...
Jul 12, 12, 3:16 am
Replies: 219
Views: 31,575
Posted By boilerla

This route is subsidized by Kelowna. They really...

This route is subsidized by Kelowna. They really wanted this flight, as SoCal is the #1 tourist destination for their citizens, and the Disney traffic could help pay for the subsidy. UA will fly the...
May 21, 12, 11:31 pm
Replies: 58
Views: 4,256
Posted By boilerla

Actually every time I fly a pmCO 737, I find the...

Actually every time I fly a pmCO 737, I find the DirecTV more irratating than it's worth. It tends to cut out every 15 minutes or so, whenever there's a small bank in the a/c. And it was impossible...
Apr 19, 12, 11:09 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,222
Posted By boilerla

The pmUA Airbus planes are now flying out of CLE,...

The pmUA Airbus planes are now flying out of CLE, and they have smaller F classes. My last 2 flights thru CLE were in A319 or A320, which are have smaller F classes than the 737s they replace.
Apr 17, 12, 12:01 pm
Replies: 119
Views: 11,001
Posted By boilerla

Sorry, to be clear I was looking at the app,...

Sorry, to be clear I was looking at the app, which had 8/16 seats available (IIRC I think it said checked in: 8, available: 8). And they definitely had space available since I was asked to wait at...
Apr 17, 12, 1:37 am
Replies: 119
Views: 11,001
Posted By boilerla

This. My last trip, thru CLE, might have...

This.

My last trip, thru CLE, might have been the last straw. My LAX-CLE portion had 8 open FC seats 90 minutes before departure when I left for the airport. No upgrade offer at checkin for me,...
Apr 17, 12, 1:17 am
Replies: 38
Views: 3,430
Posted By boilerla

Not surprising. This year so far, I have traveled...

Not surprising. This year so far, I have traveled on the following regional UA routes:
LAX-SEA
LAX-AUS
LAX-SJC
LAX-YVR
LAX-LAS
ORD-SBN
ORD-CLE
IAD-JAX
Apr 2, 12, 6:33 pm
Replies: 115
Views: 16,819
Posted By boilerla

So they want to expand international capacity,...

So they want to expand international capacity, but they will be cutting several long haul routes? They must be replaced with more international, short haul routes. Hello IAH-Latin America.
Mar 26, 12, 12:24 am
Replies: 102
Views: 17,115
Posted By boilerla

A 763 => 738 is a pretty big drop off in capacity...

A 763 => 738 is a pretty big drop off in capacity (244 seats compared to 150 seats). The ghettobirds do 3 turns a day, so is UA going to cede 300 seats a day?

The 753s, which are scheduled for...
Mar 19, 12, 10:44 pm
Replies: 566
Views: 115,883
Posted By boilerla

In my experience, the GA at both UA and CO are...

In my experience, the GA at both UA and CO are the rudest of the employees. I haven't had a bad experience with a UA FA, knock on wood--some are friendlier than others--but in general, they're all...
Mar 19, 12, 10:18 pm
Replies: 2,279
Views: 246,211
Posted By boilerla

So far this year most of my travel has been on WN...

So far this year most of my travel has been on WN because I am doing LAX-SJC a lot more often, and UA cut its schedule on that route to 2x daily (8am and 4pm, ...?). In previous years, when I was...
Mar 18, 12, 4:11 pm
Replies: 46
Views: 6,515
Posted By boilerla

I took this to mean (perhaps incorrectly) that UA...

I took this to mean (perhaps incorrectly) that UA is taking money out of my pocket via "unbundling", and much of that money goes untaxed, a part of the reason the airlines love it. Then the next day...
Mar 17, 12, 4:19 pm
Replies: 426
Views: 47,779
Posted By boilerla

Just to follow up, called Chase to confirm and...

Just to follow up, called Chase to confirm and they are investigating the problem. They admitted things are a bit slower right now to post, but 9 weeks is not normal.

Today when I look at my...
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