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United’s Generous Compensation, Yet Impersonal Reply About My Cancelled Flight

I posted last week about how I proactively rebooked myself and was able to keep my upgrade after my United Airlines Sydney to Los Angeles flight cancelled. The next day, I emailed ‘1K Voice’ asking for compensation for the 24-hour delay and subsequent expenses incurred for an extra day in Australia. I further explained that…

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A Tale of Obsessive Flight Tracking Leading to Proactive Rebooking

My return from Sydney on United Airlines last week was delayed by one day due to a combination of a mechanical problem and the crew exceeding their duty time. It wasn’t my flight, actually, but rather that of the inbound aircraft that would have been United 840 back to LAX on Friday, August 3. Being…

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Stranded at an airport and need a cheap hotel?

One of the perks of being a 100,000-mile flyer on United Airlines each year is the level of service and accommodation they provide during irregular operations. In addition to getting me re-booked quickly and effortlessly, they have consistently provided hotel accommodations to me as a 1K even in the case of weather. While this is…

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Get ready for winter weather and travel waiver season

The snowflakes are falling in parts of the country, making this a good time to bring up the power of airline travel waivers. Generally, these policy exceptions are issued by airlines when known weather systems or other operational disruptions will prevent the majority of a carrier’s flights from operating on-time, or at all. They are…

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