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New United "blankets" are here. And they suck.

New United "blankets" are here. And they suck.

Old Apr 23, 12, 6:01 am
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New United "blankets" are here. And they suck.

I had the misfortune of getting to experience the new blankets on my IAH-EWR flight yesterday morning. I was excited when the FA mentioned that she had the new ones as I was looking forward to trying them out. Turns out that they are pretty darn bad. Super thin, they require doubling over to provide any sense of warmth. And the blanket is so small (~24"x48") that it is really only good for half a body anyways before being doubled over to actually prove useful as a provider of warmth.



Read a bit more about the new United blankets and see more pictures here.
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Old Apr 23, 12, 6:04 am
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Is it possible you misunderstood and they are really large, reusable handkerchiefs?

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Old Apr 23, 12, 6:21 am
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Well, I'm sure they were reasonably priced...
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Old Apr 23, 12, 6:30 am
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Originally Posted by sbm12 View Post
I had the misfortune of getting to experience the new blankets on my IAH-EWR flight yesterday morning.[/B]
You are wrong and they don't suck.
They are business and they need to earn money for their shareholder and not you.
They should cut corners as many as possible to get more revenue.
That's why we should support the SHARE system, terrible midcon meal, bad customer service, change distance of the airports, replaced life time benefits,
less CR1s, less R spaces..........etc..

We should all support this kind of change because the change you will like.


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Old Apr 23, 12, 6:40 am
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Originally Posted by pigx5 View Post
You are wrong and they don't suck.
They are business and they need to earn money for their shareholder and not you.
They should cut corners as many as possible to get more revenue.
That's why we should support the SHARE system, terrible midcon meal, bad customer service, change distance of the airports, replaced life time benefits,
less CR1s, less R spaces..........etc..

We should all support this kind of change because the change you will like.
The new blankets are totally Jeff'd up.
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Old Apr 23, 12, 6:47 am
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You mean the blanket tissues?
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Old Apr 23, 12, 6:49 am
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Originally Posted by sbm12 View Post
I had the misfortune of getting to experience the new blankets on my IAH-EWR flight yesterday morning. I was excited when the FA mentioned that she had the new ones as I was looking forward to trying them out. Turns out that they are pretty darn bad. Super thin, they require doubling over to provide any sense of warmth. And the blanket is so small (~24"x48") that it is really only good for half a body anyways before being doubled over to actually prove useful as a provider of warmth.



Read a bit more about the new United blankets and see more pictures here.
Are they worse than http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/unite...lanketing.html ?
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Old Apr 23, 12, 6:54 am
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Mazal Tov

Its pretty pathetic that they are 'enhancing' the travel experience constantly....
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Old Apr 23, 12, 6:56 am
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Thumbs down

A blanket for a glorified low cost regional carrier.
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Old Apr 23, 12, 6:59 am
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Originally Posted by rob_flies_ua View Post
Much, much worse IMO.
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Old Apr 23, 12, 7:03 am
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New blankets complete joke. Then again they go well with your pillow
Enough of this crap from UA.

Why would anyone or any corp continue pay for their subpar product and services.
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Old Apr 23, 12, 7:19 am
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Just like bringing my own food, I've started traveling with my own wool blanket and one of the tempurpedic travel pillows. I just try to create my own little zone on whatever winged bus I happen to be on.

Yes... I'm THAT guy. When traveling with my Daughter, we've got a bag of toys just for her.

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Old Apr 23, 12, 7:20 am
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Originally Posted by Aloha1 View Post
You mean the blanket tissues?
Actually, for blanket tissues, they're not bad...just a little bulky folded up in your pocket...
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Old Apr 23, 12, 7:30 am
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Originally Posted by TWA Fan 1 View Post
Actually, for blanket tissues, they're not bad...just a little bulky folded up in your pocket...
LOL!
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Old Apr 23, 12, 7:34 am
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Is it a surprise that this company cheaped out on something?
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