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$10K downgrade compensation today, UA363 EWR-HNL

$10K downgrade compensation today, UA363 EWR-HNL

Old Feb 22, 20, 7:18 pm
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$10K downgrade compensation today, UA363 EWR-HNL

There was some INSANE downgrade comp today -- on UA 363 from EWR to HNL.

Last minute tail swap caused the 777 thats normally on the route to go to a 763.

I was on this flight (unfortunately in Y) and they needed ten volunteers to move from J to Y+ (albeit in the PP seats). They ended up offering 10K for people to give up the beds.
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Old Feb 22, 20, 7:20 pm
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$10K certainly eases the downgrade on that long flight.....

And given it is 80 and sunny once they landed, they must be a happy bunch
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Old Feb 22, 20, 7:25 pm
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I would have considered taking the money and then skipping the flight.
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Old Feb 22, 20, 7:25 pm
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I'm not sure why they didn't just invol downgrade 10 pax and hand out the published GG OVS downgrade comp.
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Old Feb 22, 20, 7:27 pm
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Was that cash or coupons?
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Old Feb 22, 20, 7:43 pm
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I would volunteer for that in a heart beat.
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Old Feb 22, 20, 7:49 pm
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I would volunteer for that in a heart beat.
You and I would be in a race for the faster heart beat
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Old Feb 22, 20, 8:13 pm
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Originally Posted by bocastephen View Post
Was that cash or coupons?
10k cash I’d be all over it. 10k credit on UA, meh.
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Old Feb 22, 20, 8:25 pm
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Originally Posted by bocastephen View Post
Was that cash or coupons?
Probably $10K worth of points
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Old Feb 22, 20, 8:31 pm
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Originally Posted by SFO_LOW_CLOUDS View Post
Probably $10K worth of points
What's that? 3 million?
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Old Feb 22, 20, 8:37 pm
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Originally Posted by mahasamatman View Post
What's that? 3 million?
Maybe before the devaluation.
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Old Feb 22, 20, 8:44 pm
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Originally Posted by Kacee View Post
I'm not sure why they didn't just invol downgrade 10 pax and hand out the published GG OVS downgrade comp.
Because someone at United finally realized that paying out is cheaper than the bad publicity of invol actions. This is also faster than the inevitable arguments that have to be handled one at at time, 10x, then the time it takes to find people some people who want to be rerouted, possibly 10x.
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Old Feb 22, 20, 9:08 pm
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$10k to downgrade to PP? Even if it was in vouchers I'd jump on it.
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Old Feb 22, 20, 9:13 pm
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Originally Posted by Kacee View Post
I'm not sure why they didn't just invol downgrade 10 pax and hand out the published GG OVS downgrade comp.
Airlines don't want disgruntled invol passengers. It is better PR to get volunteers.
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Old Feb 22, 20, 9:52 pm
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Wow, I would’ve sat in the last row in a middle seat for $10k!
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