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cosyr
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United Sues Untied.com, Complaint Site

Thu Nov 29, 2012 6:04 am

Just read this article, and it's title was just as confusing at first as I'm sure the title of this post.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/busine...d-website-20121129,0,3069873.story

I think it is going a little far to share employees' contact info, considering there will always be unhappy customers at any company.

This site has existed for 15 years? What could United possibly have done to this guy to make him this upset, to run a site like this for more than a decade?! Especially since United has gone through several transformations since then, it is hardly the same company.
 
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RE: United Sues Untied.com, Complaint Site

Thu Nov 29, 2012 12:50 pm

Perhaps United hired something like reputation.com to improve perceptions in what the NY Times this morning called online criticism of the airline "particularly bitter".

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RE: United Sues Untied.com, Complaint Site

Thu Nov 29, 2012 3:45 pm

Quoting cosyr (Thread starter):
Especially since United has gone through several transformations since then, it is hardly the same company.

That's probably the problem. UA CEO Jeff Smisek was once CO's legal counsel before he rose up the ranks at CO and now UA.
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RE: United Sues Untied.com, Complaint Site

Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:40 pm

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 1):
Perhaps United hired something like reputation.com

You think they listen to SiriusXM too?

Untied has been around as long as the internet, practically. UAL is just NOW getting around to noticing them? Strikes me as a dick move spurred on by a lousy CEO who should be focusing elsewhere and, once again, isn't.
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RE: United Sues Untied.com, Complaint Site

Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:53 pm

Well as of 1730 this afternoon, the website is suspended.

Pretty lame considering it's been around for almost a decade.
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RE: United Sues Untied.com, Complaint Site

Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:59 pm

Quoting xjramper (Reply 4):
Pretty lame considering it's been around for almost a decade.

Longer. The first capture in the Internet Archive is dated May 1998, more than 14 years ago.
http://web.archive.org/web/19980526164340/http://www.untied.com/
 
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RE: United Sues Untied.com, Complaint Site

Thu Nov 29, 2012 11:02 pm

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 5):
The first capture in the Internet Archive is dated May 1998, more than 14 years ago.

Wow, that brings back memories!!

Hey UA, give us less to complain about and sites like that will go away. This move stinks of a cover-up.
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