>>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.<<
"Dirty hubs?" "congested hubs", delays of up to 5 hours? Now I KNOW yur smokin' some serious crack. I been thru ALL of UA's spotlessly clean hubs and NOT ONE of 'em can compare to that farty-smelling shithole of a place called "DTW". --I think they've apparantly had a severe sewage problem each of the few times I've connected there in '98 and 2000. Anyway, what hub for any airlineisn't congested??? So what are you talkin' about.
And don't get us started on that fiasco at Detroit in the winter of '99. You know the one... where pax were left on planes for 8 FULL hours during the snowstorm! ...ONLY ON NORTHWEST.
How 'bout an airline that only offers pretzels IN FIRST for a 2 hour flight....ONLY ON NORTHWEST.
And as for UA's ontime rate, where've you guys been? UA's reliability has rebounded since the pilot slowdown summer of 2000. Check your DOT stats.
So, Co Lite, as usual, you don't know what the hell you're talking about. We don't wanna hear from you. So you can get lost now.
"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 attendant lifted a finger to do anything?".....When did this occur? I don't recall hearing anything about it? Please post the details, Thanks.<<
DouglasDC8, Mr. Aer Lingus won't be able to provide any details to that because he twisted the whole story. He's talking about an instance where this passenger queitly died during the flight and no one noticed. Even the pax seated around him assumed he was asleep (he had actually already died). It wasn't until landing and at the gate at Narita that pax and crew realized that something was wrong; he was the only one that didn't get up from his seat when it was time to disembark!
Now it's time to correct AerLingus, yet again:
>>-The NW movie is free, with the exception of headphones, which is not uncommon to most airlines.
-Legroom depends on aircraft variant, not just airline.<<
Duh. When we talk about free movies with UA, what we're referring to *ARE* the free headphones. Duh! UA is the only carrier that offers them. FOR FREE, Mr. rocket scientist. And as far as legroom, nooooo, it doesn't depend on "aircraft variant." It depends on if you're a carrier with "Economy Plus" or "More Room Throughout Coach," neither of which NW offers anything like.
Again, kids. Everyone knows NW is riddled with bad customer service. Don't try to toss that reputation onto UA's lap. Find another carrier to vent your fruitless frustrations on.
(Gosh, I can't even believe I actually have to compare lowly NW with mighty UA to clueless adolescents).
This is bizarre.