CATIIIevery5yrs wrote:skydiver76 wrote:Thanks everyone for posting updates .. I am scheduled to fly from Bozeman, MT (bzn) to SFO on Sept 20th on United 623 after staying in Yellowstone. For the last 2 days the flight would change to 2.5 hours delay during the day than depart with a 5 hours actual delay. It woukd really help if United would just change the schedule to 4 or 5 hours later departure since it seems consistent day to day.. But no everyone needs to sit in the airport 3 to 5 extra hours for 2 hour flight
And SFO just did this kind of work only 2 years ago. Whan can ordinary people do ?? Just pay the money than sit and take it, or if you voice displeasure - denied boarding, removal or beat down are coming
If they do that, the way the system works, it will just depart late from the rescheduled time.
I see what you mean but could it really be worse than a rolling 5 hour delay for a domestic 2 hr 10 min flight ? Plus with a schedule change to a 4 or 5 hour later departure until Sept 28th, it would make UA 623 arrive close to or a bit after 11 pm - surely the traffic flow at that hour is less to allow those 27 arrivals with no ground stops ?
Because as of today, day 3, the flight appears on time until maybe noon, changes to 2.5 hours delay the closer it gets to 5 pm Montana time (original dep time), than rolls later and later until it departs about 5 hours late. Now for someone going through Yellowstone on the way to Bozeman on the last day of the trip, with no phone service in most areas,
should i plan to get to the airport :
A) around 4 pm - and expect to sit at LEAST until 7:30 but 90% likely until ~ 10 pm
B) around 6 pm and have a slight risk of missing an on time departure but very likely still sit 4 hours with my 70 y/o Mom
C) around 8:30 pm and have much more risk to miss the flight and NOT get compensated since its now my fault that i dared not wait for 5-6 hours like a good slave
D) Loudly complain that all of the above shoved into my face for my own money or miles is BS and get removed, beaten or arrested.
Thankfully this forum exists so one can vent a little for free without any risk of # D happening