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United Celebrates 75 Years Of Flight!

Fri Apr 06, 2001 1:59 pm

Ladies and Gentlemen,

April 6th is a very special day for avaition and the airline industry because it is United's 75th anniversary.

In the past 75 years United Airlines has made a lot of history. We've had our good times, and our bad times. And yet, the planes with the "U"s on the tails are still flying.

I would like to take a few moments to look back on the history of United Airlines:

United Airlines was born in the early 1920's. They formed from Varney Airlines, National Air Transport and Boeing Air Transport.

In 1926, Walter Varney, and his airline Varney Airlines were transporting the mail...and the occasional passenger. They were flying an open cockpit biplane over mountainous, snow covered terrain from Pasco Washington to Boise, and Elko.

In September of 1927, Natational Air Transport, and Boeing Air transport began the first transcontinental service for paying passengers.

In 1931, Varney, Boeing Air Transport, National Air Transport, and Pacific Air Transport formed to become United Airlines.

United Airlines had many firsts during its 75 year history. Boeing Air Transport, hired nurses to be stewardesses.

In 1936, United opened the first flight kitchen making hte first airline meals for passengers. Early meals included scrambled eggs, and fried chicken.

January 1st, 1941: UA established the first employee pension program

June 1st, 1954: United launched the first non-stop transcontinental flight.

October 1955: United was the first U.S. carrier to order the DC-8 jet.

April 28th, 1968: United launched the industry's first 737 service.

June 7th, 1995: United launched the 777.

March 5th, 1999: United was the first U.S. carrier with a flat bed for first class passengers.

July 30th, 1999: United was the first U.S. airline to have domestic partner benifets.

United Airlines has come a long way since the early days of flying. In 1930, passengers flying coast to coast could expect a journey of 2 and a half days with 15 stops along the way. Now, they can do it in less than 6 hours.

Passengers nowadays enjoy their own personal television screen, on most widebody planes, as well as in-seat phones.

Before 1983, United Airlines was a domestic carrier...well almost. They did serve Canada and Mexico, but no ocean crossings. They focused on building a strong domestic network. In 1983, United was granted the rights on SEA-NRT flights. In 1985, United agreeded to purchase Pan Am's pacific routes, making United a true international carrier. In 1986, they began serivice to 13 pacific cities.

United began to expand internationaly. In 1989, they bough some Pan Am europe flights, and in 1991, they bought some Pan Am Latin America flights. These purchases made Untied Airlines a true international carrier.

In 1997, United Airlines, and four other carriers bagan what is now the largest airline alliance in the world, Star Alliance.

Just a few days ago, United re-started its around the world flight serving IAD-LHR-DEL-HKG-LAX.

United Airlines has a record keeping safety at the top of the list. In the early days, United was working to help create ground to plane radio. In 1954, United was the first carrier to begin using electronic cockpit simulators for there pilot training.

United helped develop the first weater mapping radar in the early 1950's, and was the first to install it in to the fleet by 1955. This allowed United to land DC-8's at airports with as little as a 100 foot ceiling, and quarter mile visability.

In the past decade, United helped Boeing develop the 777.

In 1948, United Airlines opened its maintence base in SFO. It was the most advanced facility of this kind. I n 1994, United Airlines opened up its maintence base in IND. With 35 flight simulators, Denver training center is the pargest of its kind. United even trains pilots from other airlines. United Airlines also trains the pilots of Air Force One.

Upon acquiring Capital Airlines in 1961, United became the largest comercial airline. Now United is trying to keep up the United tradition with the purchase of US Airways.

"Fly the Friendly Skies" was the most famous advertising slogans introduced in 1965.

United Airlines has been featured in many major motion pictures. Titles include "Home Alone," "Sleepless in Seattle," "My Best Friends Wedding," and "The Thomas Crown Affair."

United Airlines is the offical carrier of the National Football League.

United Airlines has also had its fair share of downs. From the Sioux City DC-10 crash to the Summer from Hell, United has pulled through.

Currently, United is the largest Airbus operator in the United States, and the largest 777 operator in the world. The gray planes with the "U" on the tail can be seen and recognized from a distance. With hubs in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Denver, Chicago, New York, Washington D.C. and Miami, United has a very excusive route network widly imitated, but never matched. With the fleet of A319s, A320s, 737s, 747s, 757s, 767s, and 777s, United is there, moving person after person, and linking the world with Star Alliance. Lets hope for another 75 years of "U N I T E D"

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RE: United Celebrates 75 Years Of Flight!

Fri Apr 06, 2001 2:03 pm

Wow.. great job. I've always been impressed with the sheer size of United. Sooo many big planes. Simplistic, I know, but that's what it comes down to sometimes! And now with US Airways, wow.. much much bigger. All the best to UAL!

Take Care

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RE: United Celebrates 75 Years Of Flight!

Fri Apr 06, 2001 2:06 pm

They were also the first to have flight attendants, they had to be nurses. I love United!
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RE: United Celebrates 75 Years Of Flight!

Fri Apr 06, 2001 2:07 pm

Bravo David Bravo!

Excellent, educational article.

You should submit this to the "Articles" forum that Johan has set up on the main page.
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RE: United Celebrates 75 Years Of Flight!

Fri Apr 06, 2001 2:09 pm

Nice Post!! Congratulations United Airlines !!!!! The777Man
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RE: United Celebrates 75 Years Of Flight!

Fri Apr 06, 2001 2:19 pm

Nice post, David!

You might want to consider making an article submission on these lines. If anyone is qualified to give a history of United, it's you! Just as a suggestion, I would try to integrate the photos within the text to better illustrate your essay, rather than placing them all at the end. Again, just a suggestion.
 
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RE: United Celebrates 75 Years Of Flight!

Fri Apr 06, 2001 2:21 pm

It was well written and everything. For me not being a large UA fan, I must say its very good. UA is a good airline, I just never liked them. Its mostly a love to hate thing. They are one of many majors, of course the biggest in some terms. But, what would the world of airlines & airliners be without good ol' competition eh? By the way, if you all wanted to know, I'm strictly a Delta, JetBlue, Continental & extremely close to being an NW person too. The majority is flat out Delta though. Since I'll most likely be employed by NW, I'll also end up being a loyal fan of them too like Delta. But for now, Delta Air Lines, is my airline.
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RE: United Celebrates 75 Years Of Flight!

Fri Apr 06, 2001 2:25 pm

I sent an email off, requesting that this topic becomes an article.

Thanks everyone!

I L U V 7 6 7
 
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RE: United Celebrates 75 Years Of Flight!

Fri Apr 06, 2001 2:36 pm

Great Job David.  Big thumbs up Happy Birthday United Airlines!!! This is a greatest airline in the world!

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Question To ILUV767

Fri Apr 06, 2001 3:14 pm

What do you mean UA never flew across the ocean before 1983? Does this means that their Honolulu flight was launched after 1983?
 
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RE: United Celebrates 75 Years Of Flight!

Fri Apr 06, 2001 3:21 pm

HNL was a domestic flight. I was refering to international.
 
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RE: United Celebrates 75 Years Of Flight!

Fri Apr 06, 2001 8:36 pm

Happy Birthday United Airlines!

 
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RE: United Celebrates 75 Years Of Flight!

Fri Apr 06, 2001 8:59 pm

I hope it becomes an article!
good job!
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RE: United Celebrates 75 Years Of Flight!

Fri Apr 06, 2001 9:04 pm

Happy Birthday United! Smile
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United In The Movies

Fri Apr 06, 2001 11:29 pm

In your list of movies, you forgot to mention United's prominent placement in the classic 1967 film, "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner," starring Sidney Poitier, alongside Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn.

The film opens up with with a prominent and long shot of a United DC-8, with the old while-body, blue stripe livery soaring across the screen, then landing at SFO. Later, and old 727 is shown blocking in.

(I'm sure there are other movies which feature United, but United's placement in the opening scene in so prominent, it simply must be mentioned!)
 
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RE: United Celebrates 75 Years Of Flight!

Fri Apr 06, 2001 11:40 pm

Even though I would approach the thought of flying on United with all the enthusiasm of one about to lick a cats litter box, 75 years is indeed a crowning achievement, and worthy of a salute.

So United now joins the elite 75 year club. The only other members of this distinguished organization that I know of are:

KLM, Avianca, QANTAS, Mexicana, and now United.

 
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RE: United Celebrates 75 Years Of Flight!

Fri Apr 06, 2001 11:45 pm

Are there any "official" festivities at United at all? Any plans on painting something special on their aircraft? They seem awfully quiet about it.

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RE: United Celebrates 75 Years Of Flight!

Sat Apr 07, 2001 1:02 am

I was hoping that UA paint one of the jets in the 1960's livery to celebrate their 75th Anniversary.  Smile How about doing it on a 767-300ER or 777-200ER?
 
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RE: United Celebrates 75 Years Of Flight!

Sat Apr 07, 2001 3:17 am

United may not be the biggest now that the big bAAd wolf has snarfed down TWA, but they are still the world's most prominent & powerful airline.

One can only hope they will paint a 777 in the four star friend ship livery from the 1970s to commemorate.

Always fly our friendly skies!!!!!!!!!
 
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Correction

Sat Apr 07, 2001 3:28 am

United did not purchase some Pan Am European routes (the London Heathrow routes) in 1989 as you state. The purchase was announced in October 1990 and flights first began in April 1991.
 
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RE: AA Too

Sat Apr 07, 2001 4:00 am

AA celebrates its 75th on April 15, 2001
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RE: UA Will Celebrate When They Turns 80

Sat Apr 07, 2001 4:53 am

If there's no any major celebrations for UA's 75th birthday, they will have a BIG one when they turns 80. which is 2006/04/06.

I think airlines usually have big celebration when they're 10/20(or 25)/30/40/50/60/70/80...etc in service. (Just Personal Thought)  Smile
 
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RE: United Celebrates 75 Years Of Flight!

Sat Apr 07, 2001 7:40 am

ORD:

I said that United purchased some of their Europe routes...hint hint...LHR.


Everyone:

Thanks for your replies.
 
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RE: United Celebrates 75 Years Of Flight!

Sat Apr 07, 2001 7:44 am

United could do the world an inestimable favor and show its appreciation for 75 years of "service" by voluntarily shutting down and liquidating itself.
 
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RE: United Celebrates 75 Years Of Flight!

Sat Apr 07, 2001 8:01 am

... and then the nation's (and even major world business center's) travel network would be in a state of disrepair.

The world needs United, United needs the world.

Quite a witty comment Matt D, but not a funny joke.

take it easy =)
 
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RE: United Celebrates 75 Years Of Flight!

Sat Apr 07, 2001 8:10 am

How dare you show your presence on this forum, Matt D. If you don't like U N I T E D, then don't bitch about it, just fly AAwful.

Most of the U N I T E D bashers on this forum probably haven't even flown UA before, and are basing their opinions on that of frequent flier/businessman who expect their @SSes to be kissed & want a full course meal on a 20 minute flight and complain about every airline and every flight.
 
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RE: United Celebrates 75 Years Of Flight!

Sat Apr 07, 2001 8:18 am

The world needs United, United needs the world.

Hah! These words spoken about the brilliant guys over in the North Terminal that just oversold our LAX flight by 36.

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RE: United Celebrates 75 Years Of Flight!

Sat Apr 07, 2001 8:25 am

KonaB777 wrote:


How dare you show your presence on this forum, Matt D. If you don't like U N I T E D, then don't bitch about it, just fly AAwful.

Most of the U N I T E D bashers on this forum probably haven't even flown UA before, and are basing their opinions on that of frequent flier/businessman who expect their @SSes to be kissed & want a full course meal on a 20 minute flight and complain about every airline and every flight.


I prase you Kona! Well said  Smile

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Hah! These words spoken about the brilliant guys over in the North Terminal that just oversold our LAX flight by 36.


no comment

 
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RE: United Celebrates 75 Years Of Flight!

Sat Apr 07, 2001 9:20 am

Actually, I HAVE flown United. I would rather douse my body with honey, and dive into a beehive than endure that experience again. There are simply no words that I can conjure up to accurately describe the abysmal experience I had with "the Friendly Skies". Watching a boxing match between two men with no arms would've been more entertaining. After that ordeal was concluded, I found myself wondering why I didn't choose to do something fun when compared to flying United-such as inserting an icepick into my urethra.

Contrary to what some of you may think, I don't expect to be waited on with the "white glove treatment" and be fed every 20 minutes. All I care about is a smooth, peaceful flight, and a Coke (or coffee if it's an AM flight), and one of those mystery chicken dishes for long flights. That's it.

And finally, I'll come around whenever I want, and say whatever I want. I've been here a lot longer than most of you. So I've got squatters rights, and as long as I stay within the Forum rules, ain't NOBODY gonna tell me what to say.
 
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RE: United Celebrates 75 Years Of Flight!

Sat Apr 07, 2001 11:21 am

MattD wrote

Actually, I HAVE flown United. I would rather douse my body with honey, and dive into a beehive than endure that experience again. There are simply no words that I can conjure up to accurately describe the abysmal experience I had with "the Friendly Skies". Watching a boxing match between two men with no arms would've been more entertaining. After that ordeal was concluded, I found myself wondering why I didn't choose to do something fun when compared to flying United-such as inserting an icepick into my urethra.

Contrary to what some of you may think, I don't expect to be waited on with the "white glove treatment" and be fed every 20 minutes. All I care about is a smooth, peaceful flight, and a Coke (or coffee if it's an AM flight), and one of those mystery chicken dishes for long flights. That's it.

And finally, I'll come around whenever I want, and say whatever I want. I've been here a lot longer than most of you. So I've got squatters rights, and as long as I stay within the Forum rules, ain't NOBODY gonna tell me what to say.


What happened?

Also...please dont trash United in this topic. It is really not appreaciated. Why cant fellow avaition enthusiasts talk about the history of an airline with out someone comming in and runing it?
 
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RE: United Celebrates 75 Years Of Flight!

Sat Apr 07, 2001 11:55 am

Felicidades United! (Congrats United)
I've never flown United so I cant say wether they are good or bad, but I'll tell you this United has done something not all other airlines get to do , they reached 75. Like any other airline they have had their ups and downs but hey they always come out of their problems better and learning lessons on how to become better . You might not like UAL but you have to guive them Kudos they are in my opinion the most recognized US airline around the world .
Another US carrier that did to get to blow their 75th candle was TWA this past summer.
And correct me if Im wrong but the airline that appeared in Home Alone was AA.
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RE: United Celebrates 75 Years Of Flight!

Sat Apr 07, 2001 12:49 pm

Okay ILUV767

Congratulations to United Airlines on 75 years of success.

It really is a great airline, the Pan Am of its day.

If they would just learn to call other airlines to verify seat availabilty during an IROP, I and the rest of Department 125 at Delta Air Lines SFO Station would be eternally grateful.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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RE: United Celebrates 75 Years Of Flight!

Sat Apr 07, 2001 12:50 pm

I don't think United is bad at all - every airline has its problems. I flew with them twice - NYC-DEN and DEN-BOS. Their planes are clean and service is good.
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RE: United Celebrates 75 Years Of Flight!

Sat Apr 07, 2001 1:14 pm

Congratulations United Airlines on 75 years of serving passengers, both friendly and irate beyond belief!!! Big grin Best of luck to the grey planes and their owner in the hopefully many years to come!

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RE: United Celebrates 75 Years Of Flight!

Sat Apr 07, 2001 1:33 pm

Matt D- Your above posts cracked me up, LOL!

I have flown United BOS-ORD-ANC and MCO-DEN-RNO. The FA's were nice and me and my sister had no real problems, except for a 15 minute wait for our gate to clear upon arrival to DEN. But going to http://www.untied.com had me wondering if there is something brewing in United that is not the norm for other airlines, some of the stories from former and current UA employees, and UA passengers were scary. And for someone to spend that much time creating and updating a site of that quality, they really must hate United for something.

Regardless, congrats on 75 years in the industry!
 
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RE: United Celebrates 75 Years Of Flight!

Sat Apr 07, 2001 2:51 pm

Hello,

I celebrated United's 75th birthday today (now it's yesterday), on the flight I took April 6, 2001 from LAX-IAD on a not even two month old A319 (N835UA). They did nothing special at the airport, (the woman who checked us in was acting very bitchy). It was a nice flight though. Nothing out of the ordinary. I was at two big United hubs (LAX & IAD) and nothing special was going on, so I assume there were no festivities. On the plane, however, they did show a short 10 minute video about United's 75 years, as well as there being an article in this month's Hemisphere's magazine.

By the way, people who say they hate United, or any other airline: If you fly often enough, you'll know there are times when you have really nice flights, boring average flights, and bad flights. It happens to anyone (even to us on the friendly skies), but we (my family) still fly them always. Can't judge an airline by just one experience.

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U N I T E D The World's Best Airline!

Sat Apr 07, 2001 10:06 pm

Good job United! You have flown me in the best way!
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RE: United Celebrates 75 Years Of Flight!

Sun Apr 08, 2001 3:28 am

aio86 wrote:

By the way, people who say they hate United, or any other airline: If you fly often enough, you'll know there are times when you have really nice flights, boring average flights, and bad flights. It happens to anyone (even to us on the friendly skies), but we (my family) still fly them always. Can't judge an airline by just one experience.


Well said!  Big thumbs up
 
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RE: United Celebrates 75 Years Of Flight!

Sun Apr 08, 2001 2:11 pm

Great article ILUV767! As you can see UA is my fav Airline!

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RE: United Celebrates 75 Years Of Flight!

Sun Apr 08, 2001 2:41 pm

You said United was born of three airlines, but then you said they were born of four airlines. Who exactly was Pacific Air?
 
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RE: United Celebrates 75 Years Of Flight!

Sun Apr 08, 2001 2:44 pm

I love UNITED! I would never fly anything else. Only wish they served IAD - FRA - BOM. I am also a fan of the Star Alliance. Happy Birthday United and I wish you much success in the next 75 years.
 
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RE: United Celebrates 75 Years Of Flight!

Mon Apr 09, 2001 12:39 am

Its a great thing people still care about United. They have been a great airline, and they will be a great airline if they continue to better their service, like they do all the time. United is now taking the role of being aviation's pioneer, now that TWA will be gone. TWA used to be the one that started all the new, things like the DC-3, but now United will take over that position, with TWA being history.

Keep flying United
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RE: United Celebrates 75 Years Of Flight!

Mon Apr 09, 2001 3:07 am

Pacific Air Transport was awarded Air Mail Route 8 SEA to LAX. They initially flew 7 Ryan M-1 monoplanes and flew SEA to LAX via PDX, MFR, SFO, FAT and BFL. United Airlines still fly to all of this cities altough some of them are served by United Express. The777Man
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RE: The777Man

Mon Apr 09, 2001 3:09 am

Thanks for the info.
 
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RE: United Celebrates 75 Years Of Flight!

Mon Apr 09, 2001 3:27 am

Lloyd Aereo Boliviano became 75 years old in 2000 .
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RE: United Celebrates 75 Years Of Flight!

Mon Apr 09, 2001 3:59 am

Just a few comments.

United wasn't in "Home Alone", but American. United was also featured in "Jerry Maguire" and a ton of other movies, but I can't recall them right now.

Domestic Partner benefits took effect May 7th of last year after being pushed back a few times due to legal constraints. (yet American still portrays itself as the "gay and lesbian" airline.. ha!)

I did like the history, but I wish it was done in numeric order. it was a tad hard to follow.. but very very good.....
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RE: United Celebrates 75 Years Of Flight!

Mon Apr 09, 2001 4:18 am

I am hoping UA will get a big gifts for their 75th Birthday: UA gets green light to buy US Airways.

BTW, is United Airlines dropping the word "Airlines"? Their published materials (timetables for example) doesn't have the word "Airlines" anymore. And The word "UNITED" in arial font should apply to all UA's aircraft, not just the UNITED EXPRESS. It would look nicer.

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RE: United Celebrates 75 Years Of Flight!

Thu Apr 12, 2001 8:56 am

Well written. Although I must agree with Matt D's statment about UA shutting down.

I've had a total of 15 United flights from 1996 to 2000. My last 3 were the absolute worst flights ever. Flight Attendants that were very rude, unprofessional, and they had the biggest attituide and ego that I've EVER seen! Then to top that off, being seated in row 14 B on a dirty, shitty looking 735 with absolutley no room to move was hell. For goodness sake, Northwest was about 100 times better than this "plane." United's slogan should be "Let's see how many people we can cram onto a plane" I swear that 737-500 was at the exit limit. Luckily it was a 2 hour flight. The return was about 100 times worse. The inbound to LA was delayed due to a mechanical. Ok, no biggy, same with the weather in San Fran. I certainly cannot complain about the weather, it's out of my control, and everyone else's. Same with the mechanical. We board our "cattle plane" have another batch of RUDE flight attendants, this time from India, and their english was very bad. I had ONE nice flight attendant on UA, and their pilots are fantastic. But that's the only "bright spot" for them in my book. Friendly pilots, and a few nice crews.

If Shithole by UA is their answer to WN...then Southwest should be destroying United in every aspect of the polls. And they are! Big suprise.

 
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RE: United Celebrates 75 Years Of Flight!

Thu Apr 12, 2001 1:47 pm

Great job, David. I do wish, however, that the 75th anniversary milestone inspires the current management of United to do some serious soul-searching and an honest assessment of where the airline truly stands with the public at large. I have nothing against United and I try to understand the enthusiasm of all UA fans, but I have to say this: the United of today is not the United that I once knew. I used to be a loyal Premier member, but because of declining service standards, have moved to the competition. It is a disservice to this great airline if all UA fans and employees continue to embellish the truth. Only when the folks at UA realize that something is wrong -and act on it- can UA regain the trust of travellers like me.
 
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RE: United Celebrates 75 Years Of Flight!

Thu Apr 12, 2001 1:50 pm

CONGRATS UNITED!



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