Thursday, September 18, 2008

United Airlines Went From Ok to Bad to Sorta Bad

What the heck is going on with the airline industry?

Wait.

I mean, what the heck isn't going on with the airline industry?

I get it. The economy's crap. And the airlines can't seem to earn a profit. Let's move on.

I understand that some companies need to change your flight itinerary. But what's wrong with giving some folks a heads up? UA changed our flights to Hawaii. I found this out two days ago (thankfully, I called just to check in.) Apparently, UA added a stop AND delayed our arrival by two hours.

TWO HOURS? Uh, I don't think so.

After a lengthy conversation, we got it changed again. We still have the extra stop (SGF to Denver to San Francisco to Honolulu...) but at least we'll arrive at 2:50 p.m. instead of the 5 p.m. arrival time UA had given us.

Today, though, my travel agent called. She said UA canceled our flights.

Wh-wh-what?

We got it all figured out with UA, and they even ended up giving us $200 worth of vouchers, but GEEZ. I said to one of many operators, "Look, man, you do not want to mess with a bride three days before her wedding. Okay?"

If all goes well, then I'll be happy...

3 comments:

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