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UA copies DL again. This time no longer offers a disc rate to NRA annual meeting

UA copies DL again. This time no longer offers a disc rate to NRA annual meeting

Old Feb 24, 18, 11:56 am
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UA copies DL again. This time no longer offers a disc rate to NRA annual meeting

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United is notifying the NRA that we will no longer offer a discounted rate to their annual meeting and we are asking that the NRA remove our information from their website.


7:26 AM - 24 Feb 2018

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Old Feb 24, 18, 12:22 pm
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Old Feb 24, 18, 12:42 pm
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Is UA so conditioned to follow DL that they can’t just once lead instead of follow?
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Old Feb 24, 18, 12:49 pm
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Is UA so conditioned to follow DL that they can’t just once lead instead of follow?
Methinks it was just timing, UA would have done this regardless. As I posted in OMNI (my first and likely last post there as I didn't even notice the link took me to OMNI), FINALLY a change I like. (well, snack box and one on us was a good touch for 1Ks, but my days as 1K are numbered )

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Old Feb 24, 18, 12:52 pm
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Old Feb 24, 18, 12:53 pm
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Is UA so conditioned to follow DL that they can’t just once lead instead of follow?
seriously? Why criticize? Bravo to UA for doing the right thing.
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Old Feb 24, 18, 1:01 pm
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seriously? Why criticize? Bravo to UA for doing the right thing.
nothing to do with right thing - just a copycat move fearing loss of $..
the right thing would be to speak up and make a stand alone after any of the countless such events in tbe past...
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Old Feb 24, 18, 1:40 pm
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Without in any way saying who is right or wrong, clearly the politics of this issue are dramatically shifting. It isn't just airlines. Many corporations are doing this.
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Old Feb 24, 18, 1:42 pm
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While I am not a big fan of the NRA, you do realize that taking a stand like this also rubs a lot of paying customers the wrong way along with some manufacturers that support United in their travel policies. Business decisions based on politics are a double edged sword.
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Old Feb 24, 18, 1:50 pm
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seriously? Why criticize? Bravo to UA for doing the right thing.
What United did was admirable. Why didn’t they do it first and not be placed in a position of once again doing with Delta did?

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Without in any way saying who is right or wrong, clearly the politics of this issue are dramatically shifting. It isn't just airlines. Many corporations are doing this.
exactly. I don’t know who is running United’s corporate communications, but they don’t seem to be especially agile and responsive to what is happening in the public domain.

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This forum is about UA and " how to optimize the use of miles, points and status for the enhancement of your travel experiences ", greater social & political issues are best discussed in some other forum, such as OMNI/PR and it's Delta and United end NRA partnerships. Let's stay focus here on impacts on your UA travel experiences.

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Originally Posted by 1KChinito View Post

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United is notifying the NRA that we will no longer offer a discounted rate to their annual meeting and we are asking that the NRA remove our information from their website.


7:26 AM - 24 Feb 2018

My apologies, this is a tricky one for me. Is NRA - Non-Rev stuff, similar to NRSA?
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Old Feb 24, 18, 2:04 pm
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My apologies, this is a tricky one for me. Is NRA - Non-Rev stuff, similar to NRSA?
No, NRA in this case, is the National Rifle Association, a private membership organization (primarily USA) -- and active politically. For more, Google or consult Wikipedia.
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Originally Posted by PaulInTheSky View Post
My apologies, this is a tricky one for me. Is NRA - Non-Rev stuff, similar to NRSA?
National Rifle Association.

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Many corporations are doing this.
And many are not. No matter which side you're on, you need to pay attention to all of them.

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Business decisions based on politics are a double edged sword.
7.6 billion people in the world. 4 million NRA members. United did the math and made their decision.

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Is UA so conditioned to follow DL that they can’t just once lead instead of follow?
And Delta followed Best Western, every car rental firm, and a whole spate of others. Why not rag on them?
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Old Feb 24, 18, 2:10 pm
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Do people here really believe UA management rolled out of bed, saw DL’s tweet and said “we must do the same, ASAP!” without any other thought? That this hasn’t been in the works for days? There’s less than 2 hours between tweets.

I gave people here a lot more credit.
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