What An Airline Merger Looks Lke

Back from India where I had undoubtedly the worst first class flight segment I’ve ever experienced, and it wasn’t even on United. That’ll make for a good story, as will the United flight I had where I prompted the flight attendant to give everyone in the cabin who wasn’t a non-rev a Skykit. But there were some real highlights of the trip, too.

But for now I’m catching up on ‘real work’ and so posting the past few days has been sparse. For that I apologize!

Meanwhile, courtesy of Kevin I share with you this photo of a United aircraft painted in its new livery, the name remains the same but the graphics are all Continental.

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Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community Milepoint.com, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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Comments

  1. Gary,

    what gives you the right/authority to not only tell a flight attendant to hand out amenity kits, but to also instruct them to exclude any non-revs?

    You paid for YOUR seat, that’s it. Worrying about others is fruitless and makes you sound elitist.

  2. @David a Skykit is NOT an amenity kit. It’s a compensation postcard. And it’s not my request that the non-rev not receive the compensation for inflight problems, it’s United policy. I did not instruct the flight attendant not to give non-revs the postcard..

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