Airlinebrat From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 640 posts, RR: 1 Reply 5, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 17790 times:
Perhaps they will announce the overhall of their product now that the bankruptcy is behind them. I flew UA from ACV to SAN last January and noticed a different attitude in the flight crew. On the flight from SFO-SAN , the pilot greeted everyone at the door and passed out baseball type info cards providing background stats about the type of plane we were flying (757-200). As we found out later, he autographed two of the cards (one for 1st class and one for coach). The folks who received the autographed cards received a complementary bottle of wine. That brought back memories of United flights back in the 70's when flight attendants gave complementary bottles of champagne to newleyweds. Little things like that make me want to fly UA again. I stopped flying UA several years ago when customer service dissipated. If UA brings back some of the little things that make people feel welcome, I think the airline will do well. Those things don't have to be costly tokens of appreciation. I just don't want to be nickeled and dimed like AA and NW are starting to do.
I'm leavin on a jet plane. Don't know when I'll be back again....
Wow you just brought back a memory I had on NW once back in the mid-90's on a MEM-DEN segment. Got a baseball card with the stats of the aircraft (MD-80).
My guess as to the possibilities:
-787, 748, or A380 order. 787 is most likely practically a no-brainer, 748 because UA will eventually need to replace the 744's, and I say A380 because Tilton has been hinting that they've been evaluating the type, so it is a very remote possibility.
-Complete product upgrade. Explus and PS were just the beginning, perhaps a fleetwide interior upgrade?
BRAVO7E7 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 1840 posts, RR: 18 Reply 20, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 16725 times:
Quoting Don81603 (Reply 17): My vote goes for interior upgrades. PTV's specifically on their LAX/SFO to Australia routes.
I think it has been pretty clear through Mr. Tilton's "plan" that PTV's in Y on the 747 will not be coming. Adding PTV's in Y will not bring any premiums, so there would not be a great return on the investment.
"To find fault is easy: To do better may be difficult." -Plutarch
UAL747DEN From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2341 posts, RR: 11 Reply 23, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 16458 times:
I don't think that I would call any announcment for United in the next few months "big" but rather intresting information!!!
UA will not be announcing orders for some time, however they are activly looking at information from both Airbus and Boeing....