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Andy Andersen
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My wife is flying to Florida in February to visit her sister. We bought the tickets via the computer for $241 (not bad). United Airlines offered her "priority seating" on 2/4 segments for an additional $350.

Huh? Are there people crazy enough to buy this for a 1.5 hour flight?
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Not sure I understand Andy. They offered your wife an optional upgrade and this is why you won't fly? Am I missing a part of the story?
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Not sure I understand Andy. They offered your wife an optional upgrade and this is why you won't fly? Am I missing a part of the story?


I didn't go into the details. I harbor a great dislike for the airlines in the US. Fees, fees, fees, lousy service, etc.

This was just an example of the insanity that is prevalent in the airline business today.

My rant of the day. Tomorrow it will be something else.

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Orangemoose wrote:
casualgod wrote:
Not sure I understand Andy. They offered your wife an optional upgrade and this is why you won't fly? Am I missing a part of the story?


I didn't go into the details. I harbor a great dislike for the airlines in the US. Fees, fees, fees, lousy service, etc.

This was just an example of the insanity that is prevalent in the airline business today.

My rant of the day. Tomorrow it will be something else.



But, it isn't a fee, it's an option, right?

I try to always use Jet Blue or Lufthansa, they are the best bang for the buck.
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I fly Southwest. If you don't like the 'cattle call seating', you can pay $10 to get on first. That's worth it to me.
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Everyone is completely missing the point here. Andy's wife is flying to Florida and he's not coming to Florida?

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I don't get it. Please elaborate why being offered something is bad.
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Last year I flew from London to Vienna non-stop. Boy, were my arms tired!
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EYE of NiGHT wrote:
Last year I flew from London to Vienna non-stop. Boy, were my arms tired!




"...and remember, try the veal!"



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Gifted feet have got no rhythm...
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EYE of NiGHT wrote:
Last year I flew from London to Vienna non-stop. Boy, were my arms tired!


When I tried that, I stopped midway in Frankfurt to rest my arms.
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MWChapel wrote:
Gifted feet have got no rhythm...


It's "guilty feet" not "gifted feet". The song is "Careless Whisper" and is about someone (the guy in this case) being unfaithful to his girlfriend/wife/whatever.
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MWChapel wrote:
Gifted feet have got no rhythm...

no it's easy to be dead
I know you're not a tool

"Careful Whispers" is so good.
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pdoherty wrote:
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Gifted feet have got no rhythm...


It's "guilty feet" not "gifted feet". The song is "Careless Whisper" and is about someone (the guy in this case) being unfaithful to his girlfriend/wife/whatever.


You're just projecting...
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sisteray wrote:
pdoherty wrote:
MWChapel wrote:
Gifted feet have got no rhythm...


It's "guilty feet" not "gifted feet". The song is "Careless Whisper" and is about someone (the guy in this case) being unfaithful to his girlfriend/wife/whatever.


You're just projecting...


I thought it was the wife who was being unfaithful in that one?
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Based on the title of the thread, I thought something happened to your wings...

Glad those are still intact.
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The point is airlines are dumb. And they are.
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riddlen wrote:
The point is airlines are dumb. And they are.

Thank you. That was my point - badly phrased.
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riddlen wrote:
The point is airlines are dumb. And they are.


First class is very expensive. People pay for first class. So there is an obvious demographic that buys those tickets. The airline would upset those customers if they offered 1st class upgrades to coach passengers at a discounted rate. On flights where 1st class is underbooked, they give people the option to upgrade to 1st class for the basic difference in cost of the tickets. I like bashing the airline fee madness as much as the next guy but I am not seeing it here. Makes perfect business sense to me.
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casualgod wrote:
riddlen wrote:
The point is airlines are dumb. And they are.


First class is very expensive. People pay for first class. So there is an obvious demographic that buys those tickets. The airline would upset those customers if they offered 1st class upgrades to coach passengers at a discounted rate. On flights where 1st class is underbooked, they give people the option to upgrade to 1st class for the basic difference in cost of the tickets. I like bashing the airline fee madness as much as the next guy but I am not seeing it here. Makes perfect business sense to me.


I also should have said in the original post that the seating upgrade was NOT to first class. It was a chance to board early and sit in a seat with Emergency Row seating.
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Orangemoose wrote:
casualgod wrote:
riddlen wrote:
The point is airlines are dumb. And they are.


First class is very expensive. People pay for first class. So there is an obvious demographic that buys those tickets. The airline would upset those customers if they offered 1st class upgrades to coach passengers at a discounted rate. On flights where 1st class is underbooked, they give people the option to upgrade to 1st class for the basic difference in cost of the tickets. I like bashing the airline fee madness as much as the next guy but I am not seeing it here. Makes perfect business sense to me.


I also should have said in the original post that the seating upgrade was NOT to first class. It was a chance to board early and sit in a seat with Emergency Row seating.


Ah! Why won't you fly again?
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sisteray wrote:
Orangemoose wrote:
casualgod wrote:
riddlen wrote:
The point is airlines are dumb. And they are.


First class is very expensive. People pay for first class. So there is an obvious demographic that buys those tickets. The airline would upset those customers if they offered 1st class upgrades to coach passengers at a discounted rate. On flights where 1st class is underbooked, they give people the option to upgrade to 1st class for the basic difference in cost of the tickets. I like bashing the airline fee madness as much as the next guy but I am not seeing it here. Makes perfect business sense to me.


I also should have said in the original post that the seating upgrade was NOT to first class. It was a chance to board early and sit in a seat with Emergency Row seating.


Ah! Why won't you fly again?


Let's just put this to bed. It's a long story. gulp
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EgorjLileli wrote:
Everyone is completely missing the point here. Andy's wife is flying to Florida and he's not coming to Florida?

soblue


He doesn't want to go. This is just an excuse.

Orangemoose wrote:
to visit her sister.


See.
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EYE of NiGHT wrote:
EgorjLileli wrote:
Everyone is completely missing the point here. Andy's wife is flying to Florida and he's not coming to Florida?

soblue


He doesn't want to go. This is just an excuse.

Orangemoose wrote:
to visit her sister.


See.

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