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United reservation screen showing "Recommended flight "

Old Dec 14, 17, 3:34 pm
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United reservation screen showing "Recommended flight "

Noticed today that United reservation screen is showing Recommended flights. (recommended based on price, schedule, number of stops, and other factors important to most travelers).

Even if you sort, these stay at the top of the list.


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Old Dec 14, 17, 4:03 pm
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What are these flights? Economy at $500 and business and first at $11k and $12k? Maybe they are testing some new features, because the prices seem a little too high.
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Old Dec 14, 17, 4:14 pm
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I'm sure these recommendations will be like most - more advantageous for the company and not necessarily for the consumer.
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Old Dec 14, 17, 4:19 pm
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Originally Posted by IADFlyer123 View Post
What are these flights? Economy at $500 and business and first at $11k and $12k? Maybe they are testing some new features, because the prices seem a little too high.
looks like o/w asia-gateway-us?
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Old Dec 14, 17, 4:21 pm
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One more step in UA's never ending quest to make the website less functional and more annoying.
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Old Dec 19, 17, 8:33 pm
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Originally Posted by aCavalierInCoach View Post
looks like o/w asia-gateway-us?
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Return flights from Shanghai have been really high for business Same thing on my return in November. This is for beginning of February.

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Old Dec 20, 17, 12:05 am
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Originally Posted by roxie View Post


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Return flights from Shanghai have been really high for business Same thing on my return in November. This is for beginning of February.
isnt that around Chinese New Year?
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Old Dec 20, 17, 1:26 am
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Watch out for that segment operated by Air Wisconsin.
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Old Dec 20, 17, 7:11 am
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Watch out for that segment operated by Air Wisconsin.
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Only recommended for painful seating...
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Old Dec 20, 17, 8:57 pm
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Originally Posted by mahasamatman View Post
I'm sure these recommendations will be like most - more advantageous for the company and not necessarily for the consumer.
Yeah, $521 OW in Y for this routing is really ripping off the customer.
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Old Dec 20, 17, 10:58 pm
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Originally Posted by gaobest View Post


isnt that around Chinese New Year?
CNY is Thursday 2/15 - Saturday 2/17 this year -- with a lot of folks having the week of Monday 2/19 off.
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Old Jan 20, 18, 11:47 pm
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They started doing this again. I don't think it's a terrible idea (not award winning either) but they list the recommended flights twice! How stupid is that? They don't list recommended packages, upgrades, or seats twice!

Edit: And the stupid box doesn't disappear if you order by Duration. Please tell me why you're "recommending" a 12 hour journey when I want the shorter flights first! SMH

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Old Jan 21, 18, 6:56 am
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I don't even pay attention to it anymore....just scroll down past that box and into the real search results.

Anytime I have looked at it, their "recommended flights" were a joke. Way overpriced, or bad connections, or whatever.
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Old Jan 25, 18, 8:36 pm
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"Recommended Flight" in search results



Anyone else notice this new feature? Ahhhhh it makes no sense!

Maybe .bomb has become self aware and now recommends we fly other carriers for more money and stops just to avoid UA metal ?? SN though? Really?
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Last edited by WineCountryUA; Jan 25, 18 at 8:51 pm Reason: merged into existing thread
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Old Jan 25, 18, 8:39 pm
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Originally Posted by onthesam View Post


Anyone else notice this new feature? Ahhhhh it makes no sense!

Maybe .bomb has become self aware and now recommends we fly other carriers for more money and stops just to avoid UA metal ?? SN though? Really?
I have also repeatedly been given recommendations that make no sense. Stupid and distracting feature in my experience so far.
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