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You'll Never Get Me To Stop Rooting For United.  
User currently offlineSFOintern From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 770 posts, RR: 5
Posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2294 times:

To all you United bashers out there: (and you know who you are... you losers!  Laugh out loud)

I don't care if AA gives me more room throughout coach, United plops me down in E+ and I can get more room than "more room" provides. Plus, if I fly AA, I'll never pay. I'll just use miles.

Northwest provides reliable service. That's fine and good, and pretty essential when it all comes down to it, but spending several hours in a threadbare cabin is not my way to fly. Call me crazy, but I'd rather get there just a little later in contentment, with my winged headrest, food, FULL beverage can, free entertainment, and on a young aircraft. While younger may not mean safer, ask yourself this: do you feel safer on a trusty, but old 1983 Toyota Camry, or on a spanking new 2001 Camry. A-ha.

Delta may have a snazzy scheme, but there's no way in hell you'll get me to connect through ATL to go from SFO-anywhere. The widget is a cute little symbol, but I'd rather travel through the ideally-located facilities at DEN, ORD, and IAD, whose terminals uncoincidentally have simple flying Us.

Continental may have the best service and most international destinations, but it means nothing to me when places like Tegucigalpa, Honduras have multiple weekly service. I love their interiors, but somehow my needs don't fit in with theirs.

I am content with my Airbus experiences on UA. No need to fly on another (soon) majority airbus narrowbody fleet. Sorry, US Airways.

Southwest is great for the short haul, but I'm not gonna fly it coast to coast.


What it all boils down to is that UA is the most BASIC airline for me. Its route network (with United Express) can get me almost anywhere in the country with efficient connections and well-maintained hub facilities. Internationally, I can get to many of the most important destinations on 5 continents. If I'm on vacation, getting to Hawaii is not a problem.

If I ever need to go to any other destination on business or leisure, I can turn to the world's most proven alliance network, flying on some of the world's most proven global air carriers. My travel will always be rewarded with an excellent and comprehensive mileage program.

To me, United is America's airline. America's airline should be the one who represents the Untied States of America the most in the world. United, with its impressive nationwide coverage, in conjunction with its large international presence, is this airline in my mind. United is #1 to Asia, #2 to Europe (used to be #1), and #3 to Latin America. That's pretty good if you ask me.

And UA's soon going to have one of the youngest and most standardized fleets, not to mention the "largest average plane size". Take the other airlines, then I can have more room for myself and my other friendly passengers on a large, modern aircraft.

Only on United can the crew truly make your flight feel like "the friendly skies". They don't say that often over the P/A anymore, but when they do, they mean it. When the crew mentions "the friendly skies" they fully intend to deliver on their personal advertising. I've experienced it. With talkative Pilots and caring F/As.

United provides all the right basics.

Face it: UA was dealt an amazing hand of cards, it just doesn't play them very well right now. Everyone is always jealous of the guy who has the full house, so they say he's only bluffing. UA in the past has been too mismanaged to put it use its stellar assets, and now is in the position to rethink its game.

When UA lays out its true hand, read em and weep fellas. U N I T E D will come back.

UA, give me some sugar baby!  Love

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User currently offlineTwa902fly From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 3128 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2116 times:

I am with you all the way! No need to bash on UA. It will always be #1...

My United's Got Sauce!*

-TWA902fly
Chicago, Illinois











*if youve ever heard the song "Baby's got Sauce" by G. Love and Special Sauce you would know what i'm talking about.





life wasn't worth the balance, or the crumpled paper it was written on
User currently offlineBoeing757fan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2108 times:

And???????? Your entitled to you opinion, just as others are towards UAL... Why are you posting something like this? It really makes no sense.



User currently offlineSerge From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1989 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2100 times:

Nicely said  Big thumbs up

...Serge


User currently offlineBoeing757fan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2083 times:

I appreciate the compliment.

User currently offlineUAL1837 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2089 times:

I love you man...United is coming back, and with it will be the best, safest airline in the world.

Life's a journey, fly it well.
The new U N I T E D.


User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11153 posts, RR: 59
Reply 6, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2085 times:

I've flown on many carriers. Both domestic (US) and international.

For a major domestic airline, I have not had better service than on United. Sure, American and Delta were good. But still not quite UA's service.

As for my favorite airlines period, its KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and British Airways. Tough tie between those two. Can't decide which is better.

Long live United



"Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need." - Khalil Gibran
User currently offlineCo LITE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2074 times:

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 CONGESTED ORD, CONGESTED IAD, etc, while NWA has MEM, DTW (With a new terminal...DUH) and MSP. As far as Untied Express, NWAirlink does not cancel flights every day like Air Wisconsin, and they don't use crap planes like D328s. I flew Untied Express (UFS) and the BAe-ATP was absolutely the worst plane, with the toilets overlfllowing, and busted seats. NWA offers gate displays with up to the minute screens regarding the flight, Untied still has the old magnet signs. NWA offers one type of Economy Class, and is equal. They don't separate higher class Y/C flyers from one way/leisure flyers in Y/C.

On the American side, they offer jetbridges for ALL ERJ's in ORD, while Untied Express makes you go out into the freezing cold at ORD. They are so cheap they use rundown gates in the F concourse to expand, rather than reconstruct their existing facilities like AA Eagle. Their staff are so horribly rude, their flights are late. In fact, only 36% of their flights were ontime in August 2000. There is far better carriers than United. Also, other airlines don't have Lumberjacks for CEO's.


User currently offlineSerge From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1989 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2075 times:

I was talking to SFOintern when I said "Nicely said"!

Jeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeez,

...Serge


User currently offlineBoeing757fan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2068 times:

You so silly, admit it, you were complimenting me... Dont hold out now.

 Big grin


User currently offlineILS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2064 times:

United is one of the best that there ever will be.

User currently offlineTwa902fly From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 3128 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2069 times:

CO Lite: At least United doesn't use Saab 340s. And yes i know they use B1900s but what else can be filled up to places like Worland, Wyoming? And all those North Dakota cities. That is explainable. Maybe when Northwest starts flying to Sydney or when their airplanes aren't over 20 years old gathered from 100 different airlines... When DTW isn't called the worst airport in the world and when it doesn't cost $500 to get from Bismarck to Minneapolis, then MAYBE you will have a point.

Oh and speaking of Untied.com...

Have you ever been to northworstair.org? Read on... as you said... enjoy having people bash YOUR favorite airline.

-TWA902fly
Chicago Illinois



life wasn't worth the balance, or the crumpled paper it was written on
User currently offlineSFOintern From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 770 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2058 times:

Naysayers, go spank yourselves.  Yawn

User currently offlineTwa902fly From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 3128 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2046 times:

And about United in the F concourse. If you knew things, you would know that those gates have always belonged to United, and they just leased them out to airlines. As for the freezing cold: I hope you dont freeze when you have to walk 200 feet from the door of the terminal to the airplane. At least when it's cold and your flight is stranded you dont have to stay on-board (we may remember what NW did at DTW that time the storm blew over there.) If the planes at DTW were flying, they could get to NRT by the time they actually took off. All airlines have faults. Maybe Delta sucks too (i dont think they do) since at CVG Comair has no Jetbridges.

-TWA902fly
Chicago Illinois



life wasn't worth the balance, or the crumpled paper it was written on
User currently offlineSegmentKing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2046 times:

Its sad that you get better service on Northwest Airlink than on Northwest!!!!

Hass, how do you get Economy Plus? ? I didn't realize you were 2P/1P/1K ?  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

In terms of United, you get gate-to-gate audio on EVERY plane... something no other airline offers. When we did get food in steerage, it was quite tasty and beat the Delta SkyDeli and American Bistro.

I dunno.. but when I fly United, my flights just SEEM to go by SO much faster...

Also, thanks to a former poster, I flew NW from Vegas to Springfield, IL recently. The flights were good and the flight attendants in good spirits, BUT both long haul flights had video equipment and we didn't even get to see a short feature. When I fly UNITED to Chicago, or even DENVER from Vegas in a plane with video, we get a movie and or short feature. I don't know about you, but would you rather watch a movie or stare at the seatback for 3 hours? ? ? ?

(Oh, I made Premier Exec for next year, with *actual* miles too! yeah!! no status downgrades for me!!!)

-nate


User currently offlineNW-ELITE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2038 times:

I have flown United twice, and I will never fly them again. On UA 323 and UA 518: IAH-LAX-IAH Worst food, flight delayed for 4 hours and no explanation, and the rudest flight attendants there are.

User currently offlineNW-ELITE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2036 times:

That Northwest website was made by someone who flew Northwest 10 years ago!

User currently offlineSFOintern From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 770 posts, RR: 5
Reply 17, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2032 times:

I understand there's free speech here, but this post doesn't want to be corrupted with TVC people and the NW brainwashed. It was intended for only us brainwashed.  Nuts

Nate, I'm not. Close, but not. Both my parents are, though =). And when you have friends like Kai, well it's nice to know that it becomes VERY possible to have E+ when flying as a commoner.


User currently offlineCo LITE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2024 times:

NWA is On-Time, with your luggage. And like I said, DTW is getting a NEW Terminal. See... NWA listens to complaints, they listen to comments, and they use them! Jan 20, 2002 will prove that when the new Detroit World Terminal opens!

User currently offlineUnited_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7496 posts, RR: 7
Reply 19, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2026 times:

Every one has thier opinion,but as far as my experiences go,I have had many positive experiences with UA.I like the video in all but the 737's ,too.The full can of soda and that they ralely charge me for a cocktail.It's little things that mean alot.


'Empathy was yesterday...Today, you're wasting my Mother-F'ing time' - Heat.
User currently offlineCo LITE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2025 times:

About Comair, at least they are all-jet at Cincinnati. You don't have to deal with misery on prop jumpers.

User currently offlineCo LITE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 2022 times:

You get the full can of soda on many airlines simply by asking!!!!!!

User currently offlineLadevale From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 2045 times:

I reiterate what Boeing757fan said - "Why are you posting something like this? It really makes no sense."

I suppose I could turn around and start a similar thread about American, but why would I unless it were in the context of some constructive debate about the competitive advantages of each airline.

By the way, I see your bombastic speech about what you would do to save United didn't impress any of the editors over at Motley.com. Perhaps, you should have plagiarized something I wrote on this board in response to one of your propaganda pieces, because I see that one of the individuals who did win the contest suggested that United take over its regional carriers as American did long ago.

I first flew United in 1983. And, I could already tell back then that United's management, processes, and corporate culture would do them in eventually. It is somewhat satisfying to see that what I thought would happen to them is finally happening.

So, my advice to you is to enjoy your Economy+ service for now, but don't expect any of the other amenities you mentioned to stay around forever. International Business travelers on United have already seen the noise-reduction headsets disappear and all kinds of food items. This is not just a sign of the times. It is a sign that United's labor costs continue to be a drain on all resources, including those of the passenger.


User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5831 posts, RR: 11
Reply 23, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 2027 times:

I have never flown Northwest. But I am sure they are great sometimes. And bad sometimes.

All of these airlines, folks are like that.

IN MY EXPERIENCE, I have had better flights on United between Dallas and Washington DC (more than one trip) than on any other airline I have taken. Except Legend. Aargh.


User currently offlineSFOintern From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 770 posts, RR: 5
Reply 24, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 2029 times:

Ladevale,

Please crawl back in your hole of despair. Yes, United's labor costs are a drain on its resources, but that can be fixed. Present negotiations are addressing that exact issue.

So what if I didn't win the contest? At least I tried. And to me, the journey is better than the destination. I'm glad you get pleasure out what you percieve as my failure.

So keep not flying United.

As far as I'm concerned, running into you as a fellow United passenger would make want to stay off United planes forever. What a wretched and repulsive possibility!


25 Twa902fly : And being all jet means Delta will never serve places like Williston, North Dakota or Santa Fe, New Mexico. -TWA902fly Chicago Illinois
26 Post contains images Boeing757fan : I understand there's free speech here, but this post doesn't want to be corrupted with TVC people and the NW brainwashed. It was intended for only us
27 Post contains images Boeing757fan : Right on, you said it...
28 SFOintern : That statement I made was self-deprecating; I was in in fact implying that I'm UAL brainwashed, and that the post is intended for those like me. Defen
29 SegmentKing : some of us are just a lil more addicted than others. I honestly can't sit still and spot planes... ask ILUV767.. I'll stop and glance, but that's it..
30 Twa902fly : I think i wrote this in another post, i flew 8 UA flights this summer. ORD-SLC, SLC-DEN, DEN-ORD, ORD-OAK, SEA-ORD and ORD-SLC, SLC-DEN, DEN-ORD again
31 Post contains images Serge : Yes, it really stinks only being served by Beech 1900D's by Great Lakes Aviation (Thats right, its not United Express or United, its a codeshare thoug
32 Post contains links and images Leftseat86 : U N I T E D ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! Click for large versionPhoto © Charles Falk Click for large versionPhoto © George
33 Bicoastal : From a 100K flyer I say "United rocks!" Thanks to all of the United employees out there for my great flights. I'm even buying more stock in the compan
34 Boeing757fan : Thats all thats good...
35 Silverstreak : Wow! What a cheerleading job! I really want United to get its' act back. Unfortunately, my experience is one of what seems to be cancelled flights, be
36 KROC : So you post about how great United is...this that and the other thing, yet its people who prefer other airlines that are brainwashed....I don't get it
37 Silverstreak : Wow! What a cheerleading job! I really want United to get its' act back. Unfortunately, my experience is one of what seems to be cancelled flights, be
38 Boeing757fan : Silverstreak, why not post it another 50 times?
39 SFOintern : KROC, I think you misread my statement. Here it is again: That statement I made was self-deprecating; I was in in fact implying that I'm UAL brainwash
40 Boeing757fan : Make yourself clear next time. Channel 9 makes UAL...
41 DCA-ROCguy : SFOIntern, your upbeat enthusiasm about your employer is welcome and in these dark days, refreshing. United, whatever its faults, has a great traditio
42 Post contains images SFOintern : Well I'm not going to kvetch about that! =) I'm all about nostalgic, touchy-feely memories. You can still mingle and help the F/A's on a flight, ask I
43 Twa902fly : speaking of nostalgic days of travel... you might want to try to read this http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/628242/6/ (
44 N178UA : United is always my top choice under any circumstances. I like United start from the first flight I have with them...Nothing goes wrong with United...
45 RayChuang : I think UA will be back and stronger in a few years. Why? Because UA's route system--especially their international routes--is just about unbeatable.
46 Flyua : Dear Jim, That was quite a sweet post! You've never been rude in any of your responses, and please know: your respect for others does not go unnoticed
47 ETA Unknown : It'll be interesting to see if SFOintern will still feel as enthusiastic about UA in a few years time after he's laid off and replaced by another $5/h
48 Boeing757fan : I think its already happend.
49 Twa902fly : You and the rest of you people who hate everyone who is under 30 years old. -TWA902fly Chicago Illinois Anyways I dont hold a grudge, I'll just laugh
50 Post contains images SFOintern : Assumption is the mother of all f*ck ups. At least I've learned this in my youth. For both of your information, I was not laid off. In fact, I wasn't
51 Post contains images Usa4624 : I'll have a better response when I get back from my DUS-AUS excursion in February. I hope it is better than my STR-ATL trip I had on Delta! Of course,
52 Post contains images SFOintern : One more thing: failing my pro-internship with United next summer, I've been thinking about applying for an entry-level position at SkyWest, Southwest
53 Ladevale : SFO Intern: I think you misunderstand the real world if the best you can do to challenge what I said is to recommend that I "crawl back into my hole o
54 Post contains images 777-500ER : God Bless you Hass, God Bless United. Michael SFO
55 Andreas : Why should we kick you around?? Star Alliance is the best cooperation that ever happened in civil aviation, and we all remember well the founding memb
56 Post contains images SFOintern : You're ridiculous to think that you can judge me based on my pro-United posts. Ignorance is failing to recognize that there are many nuances in certai
57 SEVEN_FIFTY7 : Who da hell is this "Ladevale" guy? And why isn't he lobbying for a top spot as CEO for an airline? That's what I'd do if I thought I knew it all. I h
58 Andreas : ....I don't quite understand your last posting?? Who are you aiming at?? Hopefully not me because I meant what I said! btw: The German word is indeed
59 Post contains images SFOintern : It was for Ladevale. Thanks for your concern... yeah I've been around all day. This weekend was sandwiched by two midterms, and I've been posting furi
60 Twa902fly : Wow its funny how Ladevale keeps insulting people for what they like. But anyways for all of you that are not like him, all i have to say is that most
61 SegmentKing : what are wer fighting about again?? I lost track 1/3rd of the way down...........
62 Post contains images SFOintern : OK, I have been taking too many breaks. My HUGE econ midterm is in 24 hours! Yikes! Pray to jeebus for me! This will be my last post for a while, I kn
63 N178UA : SFOintern: I spent 30 minutes read through your last post, it is so inspiring and you dressed all the issues and problems United have....even I don't
64 Boeing757fan : If you say so SFOintern... I dont understand the point of this post. It sounds like you need/want some attention to me. Good for you that you love UAL
65 Post contains images Sushka : Go United
66 Post contains images ILUV767 : Wow Hass...that was right! Keep it up. I L U V 7 6 7
67 N1993R : The solution to UA's problem can be summarized as : a) Cut costs b) Increase yields Rinse, lather, repeat
68 RayChuang : What UA needs RIGHT NOW is a leader that has the vision of Gordon Bethune, one that emphasizes as #1 quality of customer service. In addition to bette
69 UAL1837 : A little correction here... 1. The 737-200s are all retired now. They left along with the 727 fleet. United's average fleet age is now around 8 years,
70 ILUV767 : RayChuang wrote: 1. Get rid of their oldest planes now. That means phasing out the 737-200 fleet and possibly phasing out their oldest 767-200's. The
71 Post contains images SFOintern : Boeing757fan wrote: If you say so SFOintern... I dont understand the point of this post. It sounds like you need/want some attention to me. Good for y
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