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Anything I can do about this flight delay? UA4308 {2 Aug 2019}

Anything I can do about this flight delay? UA4308 {2 Aug 2019}

Old Aug 2, 19, 12:46 pm
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Anything I can do about this flight delay? UA4308 {2 Aug 2019}

UA4308 has been delayed three times now, and is now scheduled to leave three hours late. Is there anything I can do? Silver traveling with a Gold on separate PNRs. I don't hold out much hope, but I know Flyertalkers always have good ideas!
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Old Aug 2, 19, 12:47 pm
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Originally Posted by giblet View Post
UA4308 has been delayed three times now, and is now scheduled to leave three hours late. Is there anything I can do? Silver traveling with a Gold on separate PNRs. I don't hold out much hope, but I know Flyertalkers always have good ideas!
The app should let you switch your flights for free if you so wish. I don't think that's going to help much - CLE-EWR is also delayed.

For others wondering: UA4308 is CLE-LGA.

OP, looks like thunderstorms in the New York area. What are you looking to try and have happen?

Move your flights to tomorrow, grab a rental car and go to cedar point or the great lakes brewing company restaurant downtown and try for tomorrow? :-D
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Old Aug 2, 19, 12:56 pm
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I'd love to talk my way into lounge access, but I don't know if that's possible.
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Old Aug 2, 19, 12:57 pm
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Originally Posted by giblet View Post
I'd love to talk my way into lounge access, but I don't know if that's possible.
With a good story, a smile... and $59 per person, they'll happily sell you lounge access.

(I've never seen it offered to customers due to a delay).
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Old Aug 2, 19, 12:58 pm
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Originally Posted by jsloan View Post
(I've never seen it offered to customers due to a delay).
Good information. I won't even try, then.
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Old Aug 2, 19, 1:15 pm
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Y'all don't happen to have any complimentary one-time lounge passes on account of a co-branded credit card, do you?

FWIW, I've always found delays to be where lounge access is particularly helpful.
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Old Aug 2, 19, 1:46 pm
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LGA has a ground stop. Update time is 4:00 PM EDT. Then LGA has a ground delay program until midnight.

You can track the ground stops and delay programs at this link.

https://www.fly.faa.gov/ois/
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Old Aug 2, 19, 2:06 pm
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Originally Posted by giblet View Post
Good information. I won't even try, then.
united gate agents, including supervisors, have the ability to give lounge passes.

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Originally Posted by Andrew Kolodgie View Post
I meant to write that they do NOT have the ability to do that.

I missed the most important word in the sentencs . My bad.

Last edited by WineCountryUA; Aug 2, 19 at 3:02 pm Reason: Update by poster
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Old Aug 2, 19, 2:21 pm
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Originally Posted by Andrew Kolodgie View Post
united gate agents, including supervisors, have the ability to give lounge passes.
United is not in the habit of giving out lounge passes for delays, much less weather related ones. Would totally overwhelm already crowded lounges if they did.
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Old Aug 2, 19, 2:25 pm
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United is not in the habit of giving out lounge passes for delays, much less weather related ones. Would totally overwhelm already crowded lounges if they did.
I meant to write that they do NOT have the ability to do that.

I missed the most important word in the sentencs. My bad.
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Old Aug 2, 19, 2:25 pm
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Originally Posted by villox View Post


United is not in the habit of giving out lounge passes for delays, much less weather related ones. Would totally overwhelm already crowded lounges if they did.
In similar circumstances, I have been unable to get lounge passes from UA.
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Old Aug 2, 19, 2:35 pm
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LGA has a ground stop. Update time is 4:00 PM EDT. Then LGA has a ground delay program until midnight.

You can track the ground stops and delay programs at this link.

https://www.fly.faa.gov/ois/
So what do you think the odds of us actually leaving at our revised time of 5:30 and landing at 7:30 is?

I have Priority Pass so just got $56 credit at a restaurant. So I'm still alive.
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Old Aug 2, 19, 2:42 pm
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Originally Posted by giblet View Post
So what do you think the odds of us actually leaving at our revised time of 5:30 and landing at 7:30 is?
Hard to say as you're stuck waiting on the inbound frame and will miss your slot assignment (EDCT). Sometimes priority re-slotting ends well; sometimes it doesn't.

Code:
4308/02AUG
F CLE/ETD    545P  L03.45  AWAITING FLT 4302
F LGA/ETA    725P  L03.45
D EWU/CLE/PROPOSED FAA ATC WHEELS UP 502P☨LGA GDP☨
    
SKED  CLE  ORIG    200P              GTD  C24 SHIP 9980
      LGA   340P  TERM      GTA   44
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Old Aug 2, 19, 3:20 pm
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Originally Posted by giblet View Post
So what do you think the odds of us actually leaving at our revised time of 5:30 and landing at 7:30 is?
No way to tell.

As I type this, your wheels-up time (EDCT) is before your inbound airplane arrives. Depending on what's happening in NY airspace, you could be released as soon as they turn the airplane and push you back or ATC could assign a new EDCT time.
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