United off to a Pedantic 2012

January 10, 2012

I love No Fly Noel almost as much as No Fly July. Solstice parties, sitting by the fire and guests in the guesthouse. It’s important to stop and think from time to time.

So, I must admit that it was with some reluctance that I got back on an airplane again yesterday for my first trip of 2012. I flew to SFO. In the good years, this was a route that United used 777s on. Now they fly mostly airbuses. With only 8 seats in First Class and no business class at all, the chances of an upgrade are definitely not so good. Being number one on the upgrade list is of no importance if the upgrade list is not accessed.

United A319 configuration. Good luck with that upgrade, bub.

Chances are much better on a 777-200 with three classes of service.

Anyway, economy plus on an airbus to SFO is like riding on a greyhound bus in the sky. I had a meal out of a box. We did arrive early, so that was good. But United is doing nothing to make me enjoy flying. Will 2012 be any better than 2011? We’ll have to wait and see…but so far the tea leaves are not aligning.

Why park your better planes in Arizona?

4 Responses to “United off to a Pedantic 2012”

  1. showertaker Says:

    Same no upgrade problem (and equipment) on the way back. Come on United, try to improve in 2012. Please?

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