Lately I’ve been on delayed after delayed flight with United. I even started a single twitter thread where I just keep complaining about SFO-PHL, and PHL-SFO flights being chronically delayed. I started to wonder; is it just me having bad luck or is United getting worse overall with on time departures?
Why the question mark? Well, United has announced some “new changes” that aren’t really new. These changes have some good and some bad. Depending on your travel patterns is how your affected. Continue reading “United Award Changes?”
It’s always disappointing to see routes I flew on discontinued. I always have the same reaction “I just flew that route!”. According to this post on FlyerTalk, United is ending service to Ho Chi Minh City/Saigon. United didn’t fly to SGN from the US, but rather ran a fifth freedom flight from HKG. Continue reading “United Ends SGN Service”
There has been a lot of chatter in recent days and months on United fine tuning their domestic network, specifically their hubs. Like most airlines United has evolved through M&A over time and most recently with Continental in 2010. Some would say it was a reverse merger since most of Continental management stuck around but the United name lived on. Others would say the airline still operates two companies under the hood. This is partially true due to labor agreements. pmCO staff fly on pmCO planes and pmUA staff fly on pmUA planes. What does this mean? Your Continental flight crew could time out (due to FAA regulations) and even though there could be a flight crew sitting in the concourse right next to you, if they’re pmUA they can’t work your flight. Continue reading “United Domestic Network”
Security at NYC area airports can be a hassle, this especially applies to EWR. Add the normal amount of people at this airport with summer travel, and that is a recipe for disaster. After landing at EWR from SFO (flight review), there was a line to get out of the secure area (see rant).
United (among other airlines) has noticed this issue and will attempt to address the issue of getting through security into the terminal at least. Continue reading “United to Modernize EWR Security”
July 18th Update
The FAA has lifted the ban on flights entering the US from Turkey. Turkish airlines has announced flights will resume via Twitter.
Attention to U.S passengers, all flights to and from the United States of America will resume as usual starting from July 19th.