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Let's play a game... How many years out-of-date is united.com?

Let's play a game... How many years out-of-date is united.com?

Old Sep 4, 14, 5:44 am
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Originally Posted by JBord View Post
So you're saying the site isn't slow for you? I've said in this thread that I think the site is just fine. But for anyone comparing it to the old UA.com or most other commercial sites there's no question it's very slow on flight searches, pulling up reservations, or even logging in. I'm old enough and patient enough to not be bothered by it, but if there's anything "not modern" about the site, this is it.
I don't find it particularly slow except when my connection is slow (which is most of the time since I live in the Internet boondocks). ITA Matrix searches time out for me far more frequently than searches on united.com.
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Old Sep 4, 14, 6:06 am
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Originally Posted by dmurphynj View Post
Edit: for a neat throwback, telnet to rainmaker.wunderground.com
Wow, SO FAST, and SO MUCH INFORMATION without any distracting crud whatsoever.

I much prefer functionality (and lack of advertisements) over eye-candy. While the current ua.com web site could have some polishing (like needing to reload a page for switching from R/T to O/W to multi-city searches), it's largely effective.

UA Insider, I hope you will relay the consensus about functionality that seems to have emerged back to the higher-ups.
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Old Sep 4, 14, 12:25 pm
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Originally Posted by halls120 View Post
OK, Labor Day was 2 days ago, which means summer is over. Wasn't the new website supposed to be out by now?
Yes, Labor Day has passed but no one ever said Labor Day of what year
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Old Sep 4, 14, 12:29 pm
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I actually dont have a problem with the site. Maybe it is because I have gotten used to it but works for what I want to check and how results are viewed.

My 2 cents
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Old Sep 4, 14, 12:36 pm
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Originally Posted by kale73 View Post
ITA Matrix searches time out for me far more frequently than searches on united.com.
ITA has been a real pain lately... whats the problem there? Are they just getting more hits than they can handle?

Originally Posted by jpezaris View Post
Wow, SO FAST, and SO MUCH INFORMATION without any distracting crud whatsoever.

I much prefer functionality (and lack of advertisements) over eye-candy.
I detest the third-party ads. Just counted there are currently SIX advertisers on the UA home page... and several more of there own ads. By now I am used to the layout -- I know where everything that I need is located and can navigate it easily, so the ads aren't too much of a distraction.

Looking at DL site, they have NO third-party ads.

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Old Sep 4, 14, 1:22 pm
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Originally Posted by bajrbajr View Post
ITA has been a real pain lately... whats the problem there? Are they just getting more hits than they can handle?



I detest the third-party ads. Just counted there are currently SIX advertisers on the UA home page... and several more of there own ads. By now I am used to the layout -- I know where everything that I need is located and can navigate it easily, so the ads aren't too much of a distraction.

Looking at DL site, they have NO third-party ads.
I've never seen any of these, as I run ....... Plus under Chrome, and you right, it shows a little 6 as the number blocked.
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Old Sep 4, 14, 2:25 pm
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Originally Posted by drowelf View Post
I've never seen any of these, as I run ....... Plus under Chrome, and you right, it shows a little 6 as the number blocked.
I'm not referring to pop-up ads... these are imbedded ads... for Wyndham Rewards, Cruises, Allstate, etc
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Old Sep 4, 14, 2:49 pm
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Originally Posted by bajrbajr View Post
I'm not referring to pop-up ads... these are imbedded ads... for Wyndham Rewards, Cruises, Allstate, etc
....... Plus takes care of embedded ads too. @:-)
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Old Sep 4, 14, 4:32 pm
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+1 to ........ Blocking the ads also makes the site much faster.

And Labor day is just an unofficial end of summer, Doesn't really end until Sept 20/21. Which end of summer did UA say?
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Old Sep 21, 14, 8:19 pm
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Originally Posted by Baze View Post
+1 to ........ Blocking the ads also makes the site much faster.

And Labor day is just an unofficial end of summer, Doesn't really end until Sept 20/21. Which end of summer did UA say?
Tomorrow is the last day of summer. Fall begins on Tuesday. Anyone think we're going to see the roll-out tomorrow?
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Old Sep 21, 14, 8:24 pm
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A previous employee recently posted in their review on Glassdoor.com that the website was circa 2002. And it appeared they worked pretty close to it.
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Old Sep 21, 14, 8:33 pm
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Just noticed this thread - but here I will defend UA. I think UA has the best website out there and many I know agree.

While I mostly fly AA now - AA is the worst - continually full of bugs and doesn't work with the latest versions of IE. You constantly have to keep logging in on AA over and over and many times some webpages give an error message. The big pictures on AA are a waste.

DL website is also full of bugs. Fresh to me implies full of bugs.

UNITED - you have the best site out there (most stable) - don't change it!

The current UA site is the last CO website which was introduced around 2007-2008. It had lots of bugs when first introduced but it is now the best airline bug free site out there.

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Old Sep 21, 14, 11:26 pm
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Originally Posted by cova View Post
Just noticed this thread - but here I will defend UA. I think UA has the best website out there and many I know agree.

While I mostly fly AA now - AA is the worst - continually full of bugs and doesn't work with the latest versions of IE. You constantly have to keep logging in on AA over and over and many times some webpages give an error message. The big pictures on AA are a waste.

DL website is also full of bugs. Fresh to me implies full of bugs.

UNITED - you have the best site out there (most stable) - don't change it!

The current UA site is the last CO website which was introduced around 2007-2008. It had lots of bugs when first introduced but it is now the best airline bug free site out there.
To be fair to AA (even though I hate their site, almost as much as I hate DL's) - who uses IE?!
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