United Rescheduled--no notice

Old Feb 15, 14, 12:26 am
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United Rescheduled--no notice

I just logged into my united account to see what time I can check in tomorrow for my Sunday morning flight (want to be sure I get that free economy plus upgrade!), and my account says "your flight has been changed, please call reservations"

Of course with the weather, the reservations line has a crazy wait.

My flight (DCA-EWR-MXP) has been changed to Monday, instead of Sunday, and the DCA-EWR leg has completely disappeared.

I just printed my itinerary this afternoon.


Has this happened to anyone else before? What can I do?
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Old Feb 15, 14, 12:29 am
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What can I do?
There's really nothing you can do but get in the queue. Flights all over the country are a mess this weekend.
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Old Feb 15, 14, 1:10 am
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Called the UK number and got rerouted to a wonderful agent in Salt Lake City (less than 5 minute wait).

I'm booked on a new flight. It'll be a pain to get to the airport, and I'll be in Newark for 10 hours, but we'll make our original international flight.

They are canceling Sunday flights out of DCA for "weather" even though it was in the 50s today and all the snow melted and this weekend is supposed to be fine.
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Old Feb 15, 14, 1:44 am
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Originally Posted by csquarediva View Post
Called the UK number and got rerouted to a wonderful agent in Salt Lake City (less than 5 minute wait).

I'm booked on a new flight. It'll be a pain to get to the airport, and I'll be in Newark for 10 hours, but we'll make our original international flight.

They are canceling Sunday flights out of DCA for "weather" even though it was in the 50s today and all the snow melted and this weekend is supposed to be fine.
Well gosh golly gee, I guess they just don't want to go to work!

2014/02/15 06:39
KDCA 150534Z 1506/1606 06006KT P6SM OVC090
FM151000 07008KT P6SM OVC050
FM151200 07008KT 2SM -RASN OVC010
FM151400 01007KT 2SM -RASN OVC015
FM151700 34015G25KT 3SM -RASN OVC015
FM152100 33017G26KT P6SM BKN035
FM152300 32017G26KT P6SM SCT035

Rain and snow in the forecast? For Saturday? At an airport that doesn't have many places to push the snow to? No way!

2014/02/15 06:54
KEWR 150548Z 1506/1612 VRB04KT P6SM BKN070
FM150900 04005KT P6SM OVC070
FM151400 04010KT 4SM -SN BKN020 OVC040
FM151800 03013G20KT 1/2SM SN FG OVC007
FM152100 35018G26KT 1SM -SN BR OVC005
TEMPO 1521/1522 1/2SM SN FG OVC007
FM160300 33022G34KT P6SM SCT040
FM160900 30015G26KT P6SM SKC

Snow, mist, fog, and low ceilings Saturday? Hmm cancellations may put some crew and equipment out of place...

But no, it was in the 50s, 50s! today so nothing can be adverse this weekend.
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Old Feb 15, 14, 5:02 am
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They need a day to recover from two back to back Noreasters??

SQ recovers in 10 minutes...why can't they get their act together?
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Old Feb 15, 14, 6:30 am
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Originally Posted by csquarediva View Post
Called the UK number and got rerouted to a wonderful agent in Salt Lake City (less than 5 minute wait).

I'm booked on a new flight. It'll be a pain to get to the airport, and I'll be in Newark for 10 hours, but we'll make our original international flight.

They are canceling Sunday flights out of DCA for "weather" even though it was in the 50s today and all the snow melted and this weekend is supposed to be fine.
I think that you need to get a new thermometer. Snowing now in the DC area and the high today and tomorrow will be 36. It's only in the 50s if you add 20 degrees to the temperature.
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Old Feb 15, 14, 7:16 am
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Originally Posted by LaserSailor View Post
They need a day to recover from two back to back Noreasters??

SQ recovers in 10 minutes...why can't they get their act together?
Not too much snow a degree or 2 off the equator at sea level.
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Old Feb 15, 14, 7:23 am
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Originally Posted by LaserSailor View Post
They need a day to recover from two back to back Noreasters??

SQ recovers in 10 minutes...why can't they get their act together?
Those Equatorial Nor'easters can be severe!
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Old Feb 15, 14, 7:32 am
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Originally Posted by euslaner View Post
I think that you need to get a new thermometer. Snowing now in the DC area and the high today and tomorrow will be 36. It's only in the 50s if you add 20 degrees to the temperature.
The OP needs to find a NEW weatherman!

http://classic.wunderground.com/cgi-...Select=WEATHER
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Old Feb 15, 14, 8:38 am
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We've not had one cancelation notification this year for the 8-10 cancelations our group has had. Fortunately only only one was mine personally, and my flight tracker app sent me the notification, but not one word from UA on any delay or cancelation yet this year.
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Old Feb 15, 14, 10:15 am
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Originally Posted by csquarediva View Post
They are canceling Sunday flights out of DCA for "weather" even though it was in the 50s today and all the snow melted and this weekend is supposed to be fine.
Funny....sitting in my apartment in DC, looking at 6 inches of old snow on the ground, snow falling, and cloudy skies. Temps around 35. Wouldn't describe it as fine. Not terrible....not fine, either.

OP also seems to not be considering the weather at the EWR end of the flight as well...

OP: realize it's a frustrating experience, but your frustration should be directed at UA not notifying of your flight changes (I've been there many times), not at the weather cancellation.

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Old Feb 15, 14, 10:53 am
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Originally Posted by bse118 View Post
Funny....sitting in my apartment in DC, looking at 6 inches of old snow on the ground, snow falling, and cloudy skies. Temps around 35. Wouldn't describe it as fine. Not terrible....not fine, either.

OP also seems to not be considering the weather at the EWR end of the flight as well...

OP: realize it's a frustrating experience, but your frustration should be directed at UA not notifying of your flight changes (I've been there many times), not at the weather cancellation.
It was 50 in DC on Friday, and as for current, snow usually doesn't accumulate at temps over 32, so other than a wet runway, why all the cancellations?
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Old Feb 15, 14, 11:29 am
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It was 50 in DC on Friday, and as for current, snow usually doesn't accumulate at temps over 32, so other than a wet runway, why all the cancellations?
equipment and crew not back in the right places yet?

UA does need to do a better job of notifying people of schedule changes. My boss took his family to Hawaii on UA last year, and a few days before he left, I asked him if he had checked his reservation since he bought it. he said no so I suggested he check. he did, and found out his departure flight had been moved up several hours, and that his seat assignments were also changed. He never got an e-mail about it - how hard would it be for UA to do that?
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Old Feb 15, 14, 11:39 am
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Maybe they're just being overly cautious? We got a tiny bit of snow today, but it was never forecast to be much, and projected overnight weather never materialized for most of the WAS area.


Originally Posted by flyinbob View Post
It was 50 in DC on Friday, and as for current, snow usually doesn't accumulate at temps over 32, so other than a wet runway, why all the cancellations?
50? Maybe at one weather station. It was warmer, but the highest I saw was around 40 when we drove around in search of one of the area's snowy owls Friday afternoon. Just enough for stuff to melt a bit before refreezing overnight.

That said, it's supposed to be relatively nice going into next week.
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Old Feb 15, 14, 11:49 am
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Originally Posted by LaserSailor View Post
They need a day to recover from two back to back Noreasters??

SQ recovers in 10 minutes...why can't they get their act together?
Yes. SQ's snow-affected hubs are remarkably efficient.
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