UAPremierGuy From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 206 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 4501 times:
I was wondering the same thing...this is the problem with forums such as this. While they can be a source of great, insider, reliable information, they can just as easily supply fact-less info, and just plain rumors, which is what this "big announcement" smelled like from the beginning...
USPIT10L From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 3300 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 4418 times:
Quoting DLKAPA (Reply 3): 200 replies and thousands of server queries of wasted bandwidth.
The only thing about UA that was even released today was Tilton's year-end compensation. N1120A, I apologize for the UA bash in the 200+ thread, but I just don't see what UA is getting at with all these products. I feel UA needs to stick to one product and do it better than anyone else. 'Nuff said, flame/respond away.
N1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 28213 posts, RR: 74
Reply 6, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 4253 times:
Quoting USPIT10L (Reply 4): N1120A, I apologize for the UA bash in the 200+ thread, but I just don't see what UA is getting at with all these products. I feel UA needs to stick to one product and do it better than anyone else.
The thing is, different markets have different demands. Things like p.s. have worked for them on LAX/SFO-JFK, but outside of perhaps IAD and an even a slimmer chance at BOS, full 3 class service just isn't going to work. I have heard from UA people that Ted has done well for them, but I am still incredibly skeptical about the costs involved in that. The explus concept actually helps them keep the product steady over a wider variety of flights, but I think that there are markets where explus is flying where mainline really should be doing the work (ORD-MSY is a very good example). Again, keeping one product is a good thing, but there are times where that just isn't the optimal thing to do in a competitive market.
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Bobnwa From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 6789 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 4019 times:
Most if not all of the threads on this board announcing other announcements in the future have turned out to be fiction. They create a life of their own as seen by 200 replies. Can't we wait for a real announcement and then comment on it?