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(Yahoo)   Will all of the airlines who made a profit in Q1 please step forward. Not so fast United   (finance.yahoo.com) divider line 11
    More: Fail, airlines, United Continental Holdings, major airline, American Airlines, United Airlines, hub airport, CEO Jeff Smisek  
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2014-04-25 01:42:56 AM

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2014-04-25 02:22:06 AM
Not surprised. I fly for a regional carrier that contracts for Delta, US Air, Eagle, Alaska and United. Having direct experience with all of the aboves ramp agents, bag tossers and customer service reps, United is by far the WORST of them all regarding people just not giving a damn about customers or how well they perform their jobs. I know everyone has anecdotal evidence about shiatty service on all airlines, but if you could see it from behind the scenes you would not believe how such a crap company could still be in business.
 
2014-04-25 03:06:17 AM
Hey United, here is an idea to get back to profitability: suck more.

J/k. Aside from that not actually being possible, you've already tried it and it obviously doesn't work.

I would guess all that's left is to do something to make people NOT resolve to never fly your shiatty airline ever again. But I know my guess will be wrong, and you'll find a way to charge extra for seats with padding or something.
 
2014-04-25 03:33:37 AM
This really annoys me since I used to fly Continental almost exclusively.  I loved CAL and since the merger, United has farked up that airline six ways from Sunday.  Almost every flight since has been an annoying experience cramped into what seem like some of the smaller seats in the industry.

US Airlines (in general, not US Air - though they are the worst US one I can think of) farking blow in comparison to European ones.  Horrendous customer service, tightest seats, charge for everything.

/no real point
 
2014-04-25 06:39:19 AM
How the fark did united go from chapter 11 in 2003 to buying and ruining continental in under 10 years? I hope it was worth it, Gordon.

/flew united yesterday. No choice, really...they set the market in and out of Newark
 
2014-04-25 07:18:54 AM
The CEO is paid over $14 million/year.
 
2014-04-25 07:31:20 AM

H31N0US: How the fark did united go from chapter 11 in 2003 to buying and ruining continental in under 10 years? I hope it was worth it, Gordon.

/flew united yesterday. No choice, really...they set the market in and out of Newark


Gordon? How can you blame Gordon?

Larry Kellner succeeded Gordon Bethune. Did not want to merge with United. Was pushed out, replaced with $misek (who was Gordon's "protege" that apparently said and says all the right things...but did not learn from Gordon) who farked Continental the aforementioned 7 ways till Sunday.

/ex-Con Platinum
//1K
///Star Alliance rewards are best rewards, so suffer UA and fly Singapore/ANA/EVA/SWISS/Lufthansa on vacation in Biz Class!
 
2014-04-25 11:00:26 AM
 
2014-04-25 11:53:42 AM
good. f*ck United. Never again.
 
2014-04-25 05:06:18 PM
Want to know how to make a small fortune?

Start with a large fortune and start an airline.

Airlines are probably the worst business to be in.  High fixed costs, high variable costs, fuel costs change without warning, your competition is groups like governments and vain megabillionaires who don't really care about making a profit, wild demand swings, high government regulation, high unionization, and one crash and you lose a billion dollars as everybody avoids your airline like the plague.

If you took all the profits made by all the airlines on the planet since the Wright Brothers invented the farking airplane and added them up, the total profit would be in the negative tens of billions of dollars.
 
2014-04-26 12:12:39 AM

Geotpf: Want to know how to make a small fortune?

Start with a large fortune and start an airline.

Airlines are probably the worst business to be in.  High fixed costs, high variable costs, fuel costs change without warning, your competition is groups like governments and vain megabillionaires who don't really care about making a profit, wild demand swings, high government regulation, high unionization, and one crash and you lose a billion dollars as everybody avoids your airline like the plague.

If you took all the profits made by all the airlines on the planet since the Wright Brothers invented the farking airplane and added them up, the total profit would be in the negative tens of billions of dollars.


Sure, sure....

But it what can mitigate that somewhat is not treating your customers as crap.  I'm not a million miler or any of that crap.  Supposed these are guys that these flying bus lines really cater to.  All I know is that the few time a year I do fly, I go way out of my way so I don't fly with the United jackholes. I don't know what they lose out from guys like me, but I know not everyone on the flights I've been on are not suitcase warriors. Southwest may have the cattle call, but pretty much every employee has been pleasant.  Hell, Delta is even better these days.
 
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