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Title: United screws up yet again!
Post by: elya on May 08, 2017, 07:07:09 PM
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/05/08/united-messes-up-again-flies-customer-san-francisco-instead-france/

How does this even happen, Wouldnt the scanner at boarding blink red if scanned with a wrong Boarding pass?
Title: Re: United screws up yet again!
Post by: Dan on May 08, 2017, 07:10:14 PM
More like,
Incompetent Travelers Boarding The Wrong Flight Yet Again!
Title: Re: United screws up yet again!
Post by: mmgfarb on May 08, 2017, 07:10:49 PM
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/05/08/united-messes-up-again-flies-customer-san-francisco-instead-france/

How does this even happen, Wouldnt the scanner at boarding blink red if scanned with a wrong Boarding pass?
It probably did and was just ignored by the gate agent.
Title: Re: United screws up yet again!
Post by: yelped on May 08, 2017, 07:10:54 PM
Are they really expected to announce gate changes in French in an American airport? Everyone wants to join the bandwagon.. #Yellowjournalism (if anyone remembers that term)
Title: Re: United screws up yet again!
Post by: elya on May 08, 2017, 07:14:55 PM
More like,
Incompetent Travelers Boarding The Wrong Flight Yet Again!
Lol.
So you dont fault UA at all?!? All the news sites seem to be blaming them..
Title: Re: United screws up yet again!
Post by: 1356Abe on May 08, 2017, 07:17:09 PM
More like,
Incompetent Travelers Boarding The Wrong Flight Yet Again!
Not speaking English does not deem someone incompetent.
Title: Re: United screws up yet again!
Post by: Dan on May 08, 2017, 07:18:47 PM
Lol.
So you dont fault UA at all?!? All the news sites seem to be blaming them..
Nope. Though it is 2017, so why should there be any personal responsibility.
There would be no news if we didn't have people to blame.
Title: Re: United screws up yet again!
Post by: Dan on May 08, 2017, 07:20:41 PM
Not speaking English does not deem someone incompetent.
Shame the big LEDs that United has at all their gates in EWR with the destination of the flight don't translate Paris or San Francisco from English into French.
Oh wait. There's no difference.
Title: Re: United screws up yet again!
Post by: shaulyaakov on May 08, 2017, 07:21:46 PM
Still, shouldn't the gate agents see the problem when they scan the boarding pass?
Title: Re: United screws up yet again!
Post by: henche on May 08, 2017, 07:22:36 PM
I don't think the passenger has a tayna.


But the gate agents are totally incompetent for letting someone on without a ticket.
Title: Re: United screws up yet again!
Post by: Dan on May 08, 2017, 07:23:11 PM
Still, shouldn't the gate agents see the problem when they scan the boarding pass?
Yes, the GA messed up and probably ignored an error beep.
But they are under pressure to board a flight quickly. This is primarily a personal responsibility issue.
Title: Re: United screws up yet again!
Post by: elya on May 08, 2017, 07:25:22 PM
UA definitely feeling the heat. They offered her a full refund plus a free ticket..
Title: United screws up yet again!
Post by: 1356Abe on May 08, 2017, 07:26:26 PM
Yes, the GA messed up and probably ignored an error beep.
But they are under pressure to board a flight quickly. This is primarily a personal responsibility issue.
Under pressure to board flight quickly???? Is that an excuse? Next thing we'll excuse TSA for letting people get passed security with a gun as long as there is a long line.
Title: Re: United screws up yet again!
Post by: Dan on May 08, 2017, 07:26:57 PM
UA definitely feeling the heat. They offered her a full refund plus a free ticket..
Big deal. This is not news. Random airline goofs happen all the time.
Only news now because it's open season on the airlines.
Title: Re: United screws up yet again!
Post by: elya on May 08, 2017, 07:28:21 PM
Dan, just out of curiosity would you be saying the same if this happened on a AA flight?  ;)
Title: Re: United screws up yet again!
Post by: yelped on May 08, 2017, 07:32:08 PM
Come on. There's a reason this wasn't posted on DDF three days ago. This is not news. Next.
Title: Re: United screws up yet again!
Post by: Dan on May 08, 2017, 07:35:17 PM
Dan, just out of curiosity would you be saying the same if this happened on a AA flight?  ;)
Yup, that's me. I never say anything bad about UA  ::)

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Title: Re: United screws up yet again!
Post by: elya on May 08, 2017, 07:40:05 PM
Yup, that's me. I never say anything bad about UA  ::)

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Nothing since you "earned" your GS status, and banned the Barter/Sale of GPU/RPU's  ;)
Title: Re: United screws up yet again!
Post by: Dan on May 08, 2017, 07:43:04 PM
Come on. There's a reason this wasn't posted on DDF three days ago. This is not news. Next.
+1K
Title: Re: United screws up yet again!
Post by: Dan on May 08, 2017, 07:43:30 PM
Nothing since you "earned" your GS status.  ;)
You and Smisek have a lot in common I see.
Title: Re: United screws up yet again!
Post by: elya on May 08, 2017, 07:44:36 PM
You and Smisek have a lot in common I see.
We actually grew up together.
Title: Re: United screws up yet again!
Post by: yelped on May 08, 2017, 08:14:16 PM
You and Smisek have a lot in common I see.
This one went over my head...
Title: Re: United screws up yet again!
Post by: Dan on May 08, 2017, 08:18:06 PM
This one went over my head...
Should be the headline of one of these :P
Yup, that's me. I never say anything bad about UA  ::)

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Title: Re: United screws up yet again!
Post by: yitrap on May 08, 2017, 08:30:00 PM
Yup, that's me. I never say anything bad about UA  ::)

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Yes, but do you have any posts about UA?
Title: Re: United screws up yet again!
Post by: SearchGuy on May 08, 2017, 09:43:46 PM
Yes, the GA messed up and probably ignored an error beep.
But they are under pressure to board a flight quickly. This is primarily a personal responsibility issue.
I almost found myself on a flight to SYD instead of MEL, the GA scanned my BP and informed me that I'm at the wrong gate, end of the story...
Title: Re: United screws up yet again!
Post by: ckmk47 on May 08, 2017, 10:03:43 PM
Too bad the gate agents are probably going to be more careful going forward.  I wanted to fly to France and only pay for a flight to Boston.
Title: Re: United screws up yet again!
Post by: SearchGuy on May 08, 2017, 10:52:47 PM
Too bad the gate agents are probably going to be more careful going forward.  I wanted to fly to France and only pay for a flight to Boston.
Try going from gate to gate till someone will let you on... :P
Title: Re: United screws up yet again!
Post by: henche on May 08, 2017, 10:56:32 PM
I almost found myself on a flight to SYD instead of MEL, the GA scanned my BP and informed me that I'm at the wrong gate, end of the story...

Similar to the time I almost took a walk on the white house lawn.  Guards told me you need permission to go in.
Title: Re: United screws up yet again!
Post by: SearchGuy on May 08, 2017, 10:57:39 PM
Similar to the time I almost took a walk on the white house lawn.  Guards told me you need permission to go in.
And what was the end of the story by you?... you seem to hide something...
Title: Re: United screws up yet again!
Post by: elya on May 08, 2017, 11:04:10 PM
Similar to the time I almost took a walk on the white house lawn.  Guards told me you need permission to go in.
ALOL!!!
Title: Re: United screws up yet again!
Post by: ad120 on May 09, 2017, 02:29:44 AM
Dan, I'm with Elya on this. I think you are a easier on them recently. Albeit this story is not a big deal.
Title: Re: United screws up yet again!
Post by: Dan on May 09, 2017, 03:48:31 PM
Dan, I'm with Elya on this. I think you are a easier on them recently. Albeit this story is not a big deal.
I was the only blogger that took the time to investigate and criticize the official report on 3411.
And yes, that was 4 months after I got GS  ::)

And I told people to avoid the 77W in coach. UA is completely non-competitive with that flight in the back.

This is a complete non-story. If we're going to take every dumb thing that happens when flying it can make front page news until the end of time.
Title: Re: United screws up yet again!
Post by: EJB on May 09, 2017, 04:08:37 PM
I was the only blogger that took the time to investigate and criticize the official report on 3411.
And yes, that was 4 months after I got GS  ::)

And I told people to avoid the 77W in coach. UA is completely non-competitive with that flight in the back.

This is a complete non-story. If we're going to take every dumb thing that happens when flying it can make front page news until the end of time.

If I were UA I'd gift you lifetime GS for your diligent and valiant work
Title: Re: United screws up yet again!
Post by: Yaalili on May 09, 2017, 04:17:41 PM
http://liveandletsfly.boardingarea.com/2017/05/09/united-taping-controversy/
Title: Re: United screws up yet again!
Post by: EJB on May 09, 2017, 04:20:11 PM
http://liveandletsfly.boardingarea.com/2017/05/09/united-taping-controversy/

Customer probably forged the entire video. United is clean. If you question this you obviously didn't read the report and I doubt you even know the UPS method. so I don't really care what you have to say.
Title: Re: United screws up yet again!
Post by: User6669 on May 09, 2017, 04:30:29 PM
Customer probably forged the entire video. United is clean. If you question this you obviously didn't read the report and I doubt you even know the UPS method. so I don't really care what you have to say.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/may/9/united-airlines-apologizes-after-agent-scolds-man-/ (http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/may/9/united-airlines-apologizes-after-agent-scolds-man-/)

Although things like this happen often, but only only now does it make the headlines very soon.
Title: Re: United screws up yet again!
Post by: Dan on May 09, 2017, 04:32:03 PM
"A few months later, Bethune inflamed even more passions when he described United as "HIV-positive" at an industry confab."

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2003-07-27/news/0307280226_1_bankruptcy-gordon-bethune-united-airlines

Maybe he was right  :P
Title: Re: United screws up yet again!
Post by: User6669 on May 09, 2017, 04:40:05 PM

http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/United-Agent-Cancels-Mans-Ticket-For-Taping-Her-421705223.html (http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/United-Agent-Cancels-Mans-Ticket-For-Taping-Her-421705223.html)

Quote
Oza admits he had alcohol in his system from the night before and hadnít slept much. But possible intoxication wasnít why the United agent canceled his reservation.

Title: Re: United screws up yet again!
Post by: ad120 on May 10, 2017, 12:59:06 AM
This is a complete non-story. If we're going to take every dumb thing that happens when flying it can make front page news until the end of time.
I agree. That is why I said that it is not a big deal.
And I told people to avoid the 77W in coach. UA is completely non-competitive with that flight in the back.
Thanks for reporting on that but that was kind of obvious.
I was the only blogger that took the time to investigate and criticize the official report on 3411.
And yes, that was 4 months after I got GS  ::)
I didn't suggest that you joined the UA cheering squad. I do suspect that you are still calling things how you see it. So if something is awry you may blog about it. However,I think you are now less likely to do so with United than in the past.


Title: Re: United screws up yet again!
Post by: Dan on May 10, 2017, 01:02:03 AM
However,I think you are now less likely to do so with United than in the past.
Based on what? Some boich s'vora?

I tell it like it is and always have.
Show me another blogger that took on UAs 3411 report?
Title: Re: United screws up yet again!
Post by: ad120 on May 10, 2017, 01:17:21 AM
Based on what? Some boich s'vora?
You can say that If you want. But time will tell.
I tell it like it is and always have.
Show me another blogger that took on UAs 3411 report?
That is why I said
I didn't suggest that you joined the UA cheering squad. I do suspect that you are still calling things how you see it. So if something is awry you may blog about it. However,I think you are now less likely to do so with United than in the past.
IMO you would be more inclined to criticize DL and AA over you United; as well as quicker. But that is my opinion.

Enjoy your GS. You earned it!
Title: Re: United screws up yet again!
Post by: Dan on May 10, 2017, 01:25:48 AM
You can say that If you want. But time will tell. That is why I said IMO you would be more inclined to criticize DL and AA over you United; as well as quicker. But that is my opinion.
boich s'vora

You earned it!
boich s'vora
Title: United screws up yet again!
Post by: mmgfarb on May 10, 2017, 01:50:00 AM
You can say that If you want. But time will tell. That is why I said IMO you would be more inclined to criticize DL and AA over you United; as well as quicker. But that is my opinion.

Enjoy your GS. You earned it!
Are you always in the habit of making random and baseless assumptions about people and their future behavior? How can you say "IMO you'll be easier on UA in the future"? You realize how ludicrous that's sounds?
Title: Re: United screws up yet again!
Post by: Ergel on May 10, 2017, 08:45:33 AM
http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/canada/thunder-bay/air-canada-teen-1.4106886
Title: Re: United screws up yet again!
Post by: yelped on May 10, 2017, 08:47:23 AM
Are you always in the habit of making random and baseless assumptions about people and their future behavior? How can you say "IMO you'll be easier on UA in the future"? You realize how ludicrous that's sounds?
Totally agree. I consider myself unbiased and I think Dan's commentary is totally fair.
Title: Re: United screws up yet again!
Post by: real-brisker on May 10, 2017, 09:50:28 AM
@ad120 - Seriously? If you don't like the way Dan washes the floor go find somewhere else to hang out.
Title: Re: United screws up yet again!
Post by: henche on May 10, 2017, 10:14:26 AM
I find Dan's commentary on anything related to UA completely transparent, biased, and ridiculous.   I don't like the way he washed the floor, either, if that matters.
Title: Re: United screws up yet again!
Post by: as2 on May 10, 2017, 10:35:19 AM
By nature, one will usually go easier on someone or something with less issues. Delta or AA making a small incompetent move, is more noteworthy than United, being that they are devaluating more consistently. Thus more of a reason to write about, or "bash" them more than UA.