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Overnight EWR hotel due to United Mechanical failure?

Overnight EWR hotel due to United Mechanical failure?

Old Dec 8, 17, 7:33 pm
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Overnight EWR hotel due to United Mechanical failure?

Any idea what the hotel choices are when a United flight is delayed overnight due to a mechanical failure?
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Old Dec 8, 17, 7:43 pm
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I would think any hotel you get is a blessing on its own.
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Old Dec 8, 17, 7:52 pm
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No choices. UA contracts with many places and takes what it can get at the time it determines a need. If there is a choice, the better selection will be held for F and GS, but even that isn't a guarantee.
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Old Dec 8, 17, 8:04 pm
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Got the Wyndham Garden Inn once
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Old Dec 8, 17, 11:03 pm
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Originally Posted by Cameron Craig View Post
Any idea what the hotel choices are when a United flight is delayed overnight due to a mechanical failure?
LOL your choice is "yes" or "no".
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Old Dec 8, 17, 11:15 pm
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Originally Posted by cur View Post
LOL your choice is "yes" or "no".
And sometimes not even that.
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Old Dec 8, 17, 11:29 pm
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I would prefer the Residence Inn at Jersey Gardens. Get in some shopping before the flight. They are not giving out the Marriott...or the Renaissance.
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Old Dec 9, 17, 12:10 am
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Originally Posted by aacharya View Post
I would prefer the Residence Inn at Jersey Gardens. Get in some shopping before the flight. They are not giving out the Marriott...or the Renaissance.
Only UA pilots stay at the Marriott.

And those with trip interruption insurance.
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Old Dec 9, 17, 1:02 am
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We've been given the Ramada once when we were stuck at EWR. Terrible place, regretted every second there. For the future I will just get a room myself and see how much UA is willing to reimburse me...

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Old Dec 9, 17, 1:10 am
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Originally Posted by djohannw View Post
We've been given the Ramada once when we were stuck at EWR. Terrible place, regretted every second there. For the future I will just get a room myself and see how much UA is willing to reimburse me...

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I stayed at the Ramada for a night after Sandy when I was worried during the gas rationing about getting a cab the next day to take me to EWR. I survived.
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Old Dec 9, 17, 1:13 am
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Originally Posted by mahasamatman View Post
And sometimes not even that.
actually yelling "NO NO NO I AM NOT SLEEPING ON THE FLOOR I'M GOING ON FLYERTALK" constitutes a "no" lol
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Old Dec 9, 17, 1:17 am
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Originally Posted by djohannw View Post
For the future I will just get a room myself..
That is -and has been- my preferred strategy (with any airline).
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Old Dec 9, 17, 3:20 am
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Originally Posted by djohannw View Post
For the future I will just get a room myself
This. Getting trip insurance in advance goes far and beyond what UA will ever give you, even for mechanical, and it definitely gives me more peace of mind.
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Old Dec 9, 17, 12:48 pm
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Originally Posted by mjcewl1284 View Post
This. Getting trip insurance in advance goes far and beyond what UA will ever give you, even for mechanical, and it definitely gives me more peace of mind.
Does anyone have experience paying for your own room and then submitting to insurance -- for example based upon the Chase travel insurance when booked with their CC? If the airline offers you a room due to a mechanical and you get your own room will the insurance still pay for the room or will they say that United offered and you turned it down therefore we will not pay?
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Old Dec 9, 17, 12:55 pm
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Originally Posted by timbre View Post
Does anyone have experience paying for your own room and then submitting to insurance -- for example based upon the Chase travel insurance when booked with their CC? If the airline offers you a room due to a mechanical and you get your own room will the insurance still pay for the room or will they say that United offered and you turned it down therefore we will not pay?
Although I can't offer definitive confirmation or negation, I think you overestimate the coordination between UA and Chase.
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