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U N I T E D Is Coming Back!  
User currently offlineUAL1837 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2694 times:

Press release from www.united.com:

http://www.ual.com/site/primaryPR/0,10026,1528_979,00.html

United to have one of the youngest fleets worldwide, and is strengthening its cash position.

This is a sigh of relief for us United fans. United will not die out; the money loss seems to be leveling off.

Come fly our new, young, safe, friendlier skies!

67 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineGF-A330 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2001, 1643 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2274 times:

Do you know if they are taking delivery of the 777's which PIA opted to purchase ??

User currently offlineSerge From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1989 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2247 times:

:D Big grin Big grin

Already booked November 27th BIL - DEN, DEN - PHX and December 2nd PHX - DEN, DEN - BIL on United  Big thumbs up

:D Big grin Big grin

...Serge


User currently offlineAzjubilee From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 3890 posts, RR: 28
Reply 3, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2196 times:

They're strengthening liquidity.. not cash reserves. This is all hype unless they can get control of the millions they're losing every day. The costs need to get controled and then red to disapear before they're 100% free and clear out of the water. But it is good to hear good news these days...


AZJ


User currently offlineILUV767 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3141 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2158 times:

Good news indeed. Its nice to hear some nice things about UA, other than bad things.

I L U V 7 6 7


User currently offlineCo LITE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2092 times:

"Friendly Skies", HA. I'm not interested. I'll take someone else now, such as Southwest or Delta. I have had rotten experiences with United.

User currently offlinePenguinflies From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 988 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2063 times:

Seriously, I had this revelation for marketing

Bring back the friendly skies campaign.

People do remember when United was #1 worldwide and was a source of pride to see the italics on the side of the aircaft that says Worldwide Service. It didn't matter if they were going from Appleton to Chicago or from Tokyo to New York.

Bring back Gershwin. Bring back that preception. Not of where you are going tomorrow, but that trip you had in 1990 (people will call this stupid, but you MUST remember that one trip that was on-time when you visited your family to thanksgiving or christmas, coming home from college, visiting grandparents, going to see snow for the first time...).

Bring back the mood, the mood will bring moral, the moral will be felt by passengers, who will spend. You might actually change the mind of some people like CO Lite who won't fly on personal trips, but may flight for business.
One key can unlock many doors


User currently offlineHkgspotter1 From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2056 times:

Two flights on UA was enough for me, the service SUCKS.

User currently offlineCoyoteguy From Mexico, joined Oct 2001, 442 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2052 times:

Sorry to be cynical, but what else would you expect a UAL press release to say?

User currently offlineVirginA340 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 15 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1982 times:

NWA is kicking their butts on the transpac routes to Japan and China. They lucked out on SYD since it's either them or Qantas nonstop from LAX.


"FUIMUS"
User currently offlineCo LITE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1961 times:

United is gonna get kicked in the rear by NWA. United is scared of even the smallest airlines, like Frontier.

User currently offlineILUV767 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3141 posts, RR: 8
Reply 11, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1957 times:

HkgSpotter1 wrote:
Two flights on UA was enough for me, the service SUCKS.

What was it that made the service suck? I've had mostly positive experiences on UA. Maybe its that you expect too much?

CO Lite wrote:
United is gonna get kicked in the rear by NWA. United is scared of even the smallest airlines, like Frontier.

UA aint scared of Frontier. You should try backing up your post with facts. Exactly how much is UA scared of Frontier?

I L U V 7 6 7


User currently offlineNWA ARJ From United States of America, joined May 2001, 547 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1950 times:

United is terrible. The flight attendants are rude and the two flights I have flown with them the food has been cold. I will never fly united again. I like Northwest everything they do is great and the are one of the only airlines turning profit anymore.


Nightmare 68, Fargo Tower, Runway 36, Fly Runway Heading, Mantain 10,000, Cleared For Takeoff, Change To Departure
User currently offlineYeeha From Australia, joined Apr 2001, 70 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1940 times:

Good to hear...................

User currently offlineBoeing757fan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1941 times:

I didnt think UAL ever left.



User currently offlineThe Coachman From Australia, joined Apr 2001, 1425 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1908 times:

If they want to bring back the Friendly Skies campaign, they'll need to improve inflight, inter-personal service. Because there will be some mighty disappointed customers who will hate UA even more...

The Coachman



M88, 722, 732, 733, 734, 73G, 73H, 742, 743, 744, 752, 762, 763, 772, 773, 77W, 320, 332, 333, 345, 388, DH8, SF3 - want
User currently offlineTransSwede From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1000 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1902 times:

I have had many bad experiences with United as well, although mostly with ground personell.

They half-jokingly used to say that they probably ended the "Fly the friendly skies" campaign because it no longer was true, and they were afraid to be sued for misleading advertising.

To survive, United needs to reinvent itself, from the ground up.


User currently offlineSerge From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1989 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1870 times:

All the United flights I have been on the FAs have been nothing but cheery and helpful, on an A320 from LGA - DEN, I even got my own row of three seats Big grin Food has been what I expect from an airline and all flights seem to be on time. What else can you want?

...Serge


User currently offlineNW-ELITE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1848 times:

I agree NWA ARJ.

User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5731 posts, RR: 11
Reply 19, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1866 times:

NWA ARJ, you are absoluetly incorrect. Northwest is NOT turning a profit. Don't you remember that very recent quarter in which only TWO major airlines made money? Yeah? And which two were they? Remember now? I'll help ya out....... one is ochre colored... oops, blue.... and the other airline rhymes with "monumental..."

Give up? More rhymes.... "Soup with LENTILS"

Continental and Southwest.

Also, anyone who thinks that EVERYTHING an airline does is just perfect is clearly JADED. Good song, bad mentality.

I have had great experiences on United. I can compare them to USAir, as a matter of fact. United domestic- IN MY EXPERIENCE (not everyone's, just mine) kicks USAir outta da water.

In short, I have had far better experiences on United than any other airline recently... except Legend, alas, don't get me started.

United has a long way to go. But I will not let them go without defense (you owe me one, FlyUA) while other folks attack them.

I had a bad experience on USAir domestic, followed by a great experience on USAir transatlantic. Therefore, I can't knock them.

That's my twelve cents.

Randy


User currently offlineAirT85 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1836 times:

Last summer i had my four best flights ever, ok three lol.
PHL-DEN, DEN-BIL, BIL-DEN, DEN-PHL. flightcrews rocked, except one flight attendant on the DEN-BIL leg that looked like Shania Twain but was a real b*tch. Otherwise i had the best flights ever second to the ones i get on USAirways.
-Tony


User currently offlineFlyua From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 315 posts, RR: 6
Reply 21, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1811 times:

Thanks, Randy! I hope to see you on the DFW-IAD flight someday soon.

User currently offlineNwa747-400 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1337 posts, RR: 4
Reply 22, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1803 times:

Actually Northwest Airlines was profitable in July and August and if not for Sept. 11 would have made a good profit for the quarter. HOWEVER they did post a 19million USD PROFIT for Q3. They are making money!

User currently offlineNW-ELITE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1800 times:

You are incorrect. NWA ARJ is right. Northwest made $19 million and Continental only made $3 million.

User currently offlineDragogoalie From Australia, joined Oct 2001, 1220 posts, RR: 6
Reply 24, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1795 times:

I have yet to have a bad experience on UAL and yet to have a good experience on NWA. Guess its just all timing and opinion.

--dragogoalie-#88--



Formerly known as Jap. Srsly. AUSTRALIA: 2 days!
25 N178UA : Great news and infact this is only a few of positive news about United in these days...United now really deserve it! I remember when airlines in troub
26 Geotrash : Here's a thought. Could it be that Continental made a profit partly because they serve free drinks in the President's Club? This is one bone I've alwa
27 ILUV767 : NWA ARJ wrote: United is terrible. The flight attendants are rude and the two flights I have flown with them the food has been cold. I will never fly
28 Lowfareair : Let's see: they've reduced the meal service on trans-cons, at least from PHL. On PHL-DEN, I got a rock-hard breakfast burrito. No video, which would b
29 Post contains images 777-500ER : UA is the way to go! UA is the best! God bless UA. Michael SFO
30 Critter592 : I Agree with Co Lite. Untied AirLIES needs to get their show back on the road.
31 ContinentalCLE : hahahahaha
32 SEVEN_FIFTY7 : If you'd notice, most of these young UA bashers on this thread are avid NorthWORST fans (beats me why). I'm willing to bet that the guy above made up
33 Bicoastal : I, too, have nothing but positive things to say about United. Unlike some of the inexperienced and less traveled 16 to 20 year old NW fans, I'm a top
34 AerLingus : Re: SEVEN_FIFTY7: -The number of pax. UA carries has nothing to do with high quality of service, which they don't have either way. -NW DOES show infli
35 Flyua : It's so comforting to hear a little good news about United these days, and to hear positive stories from other airliners.net users, as well! Still, I
36 Co LITE : Just visit Untied.Com and read on... United is awful. Northwest has always treated me better than United. And they have better hubs too, unlike CONGES
37 NW-ELITE : SEVEN_FIFTY7, I have been on United a lot and there flights were late for 5 hours, meanest airline crew, the most disgusting food ever. I will never s
38 Saxman66 : I just went on United for the first time, and they seemed just fine. Flights and ORD's and DEN's terminal were pretty busy. I was glad to see that. Ch
39 Penguinflies : re:36% of flights on time Everyone has a bad time during negoiations (remember nwa's pilot's strike in summer 1998?) They stopped flying, then their c
40 N178UA : NW is putting some thin body A319 into Asia market...implications??? They must doig pretty bad.. you know what...from most Japanese traveller's mouth,
41 Co LITE : Well, with delays of 5 hours, lost luggage, bad customer service, bad management, dirty hubs, congested hubs, and on and on, United is not my choice.
42 N178UA : United Forever!
43 Nwa747-400 : I don't think anyone really wants to debate NW vs UA. This thread wasnt about that at all. Someone mentioned that NW lost money in Q3 and a few people
44 DouglasDC8 : AerLingus wrote: "Well, perhaps you will recall the occasion in which a passenger had a heart attack on a UA transpac flight and not a single flight a
45 Lowfareair : To Sevenfifty_7: I used to like UA. I flew them when I could. I do not fly them anymore due to several reasons, including my bad experiences, AirTran
46 Co LITE : I agree with NWA747-400 about meals. I think meals should not be used to defend an airline. They are usually awful anyways. And the drink and pretzels
47 SoCalApch : I do not fly...I spend time with my friends at United!
48 SEVEN_FIFTY7 : >>Well, with delays of 5 hours, lost luggage, bad customer service, bad management, dirty hubs, congested hubs, and on and on, United is not my choice
49 NW-ELITE : SEVEN_FIFTY7 said: "How 'bout an airline that only offers pretzels IN FIRST for a 2 hour flight....ONLY ON NORTHWEST." Yes and also on United, America
50 Co LITE : First Class is unnecessary, don't pay those high fares cause you get nothing much these days. DTW, yes, I admit its a dirty old facility, but guess wh
51 Iwareboy : Ok, I'll add to the UA bitch-fest.. My mom is a BG A^A flyer. So when she needed to fly UA my mom got free UA "gold" status (for being AA plat). For h
52 L1011 : Eight months ago I made reservations with United for my Christmas trip to Singapore. United was not my first choice, but they had an unbeatable fare.
53 Vafi88 : YES!!!!!!!!!! U N I T E D Is denver's major carrier. If they would've dies off Denver would have nothing but 737s and small stuff. YAY!!! YAY!!! YAY!!
54 UAL1837 : Found this in another post (forgot username...sorry): ...the cash burn is now down to $8 million / day and they will get a positive cash flow on the 2
55 Nwa747-400 : Why continue to complain about DTW when you know the new terminal is opening so soon???!! And by the way, NW (and all the airlines) learned a lot from
56 ILUV767 : Hello Everyone, United has nice "new" terminals. Go to LAX, where T6, T7, and T8 have been remodeled. Go to ORD where the sun shines in through the ce
57 Co LITE : I also noticed a new thing installed in NW Hubs this last summer. Northwest "Customer Rebook Hotline" Kiosks. Another example of their improvements.
58 Post contains images AirWorthy : Brian, Do you have any word on the numbers and types of aircraft being deferred. One thing's for sure: United's fleet is now miles more efficient! Go
59 UAL1837 : They are deferring some A32X deliveries, that's all I know.
60 ILUV767 : For the record, United did take delivery of 4 new Airbusses two days ago. 3 or them arrived in IND, and one is at MOB(I think) for preservice. There a
61 UAL1837 : Reportedly United is going to lease the last four A320s to Ansett II to help them get up and running.
62 The Coachman : UAL 1837 It's probably Ansett Mark III (if our government would let AN III get off the ground). AN II is being run by administrators and already opera
63 United_Fan : Everyone is entiled to thier opinions. It's like talking about religion and politics when you argue about your fave airline.IMHO I fly UA because I,fo
64 Post contains images AA-SAn : I just finished my second SAN-AUS roundrip in the past month yesterday. Both trips had no major porblems, but I really expected that with all the mone
65 ILUV767 : AA-SAn wrote: One beverage service on a two hour 757 flight hardly seems to require four FA's. Just wondering if any of the carriers are looking at lo
66 Travelin man : Aerlingus wrote: -With their cooperative service partners, NW outdoes UA on virtually every aspect of Pacific route networking. Northwest not only off
67 DL Widget Head : United is NOT coming back. In fact, as if throwing salt in the wound, the IAM and UA are 30 days away from a strike. How could either group even be th
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