DCA-ROCguy From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 4466 posts, RR: 34
Reply 1, posted (13 years 1 month 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 807 times:
United probably decided that the PR headache wasn't worthwhile. According to Aviation Week the pax who bought the tickets were making a big stink, and there was a lot of media coverage.
Remember that United is trying to push superconsolidation through DOJ and is thus getting lots of flak over consumer issues. So it's not in their interest right now to get bad PR over something like this. Even though UA is probably correct that the law is on their side. I myself would not have booked one of the fares had I discovered it, figuring if it's too good to be true it's probably a mistake and thus a risk.
Johnboy From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 2561 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (13 years 1 month 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 799 times:
I agree. What's it to United to give those 143 people seats for that unbelievable price in the grand scheme of things? Saner heads obviously prevailed in the board room. BTW, I heard on the news this morning that UA is so confident that the UA-US merger will occur, that they're going ahead and start a marketing scheme to trumpet the new mega-conglomerate. Cheeky indeed!