Random notes from my travels.United

Random notes from my travels.

  • United airlines needs to mix up its first class meals a bit. In 9 days I at the portabella ravioli three times and the Reuben sandwich twice. Come on!
  • Noise reduction headsets are back on United’s Boeing 777 aircraft!
  • Security is still a joke. United Express stations are still pulling the first person in the boarding line aside for random screening. The major airports wait for the third or fourth person. It’s still easy to board without getting gate raped as long as you hang out and make sure to line up when security is already screening someone else.
  • Security is still a joke, part two. At Los Angeles, I watched final boarding of a Sacramento-bound flight. A man and woman rush up at the last minute to board. The woman is picked for “random” screening (remember, everyone else had boarded, so the screeners weren’t busy). She simply handed her carryon bags to her husband to take on board. No problem, her bags did not receive the secondary screening.

About Gary Leff

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 InsideFlyer.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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