Recent Flights to/from Maui
Nine members of our family, two grandparents, four parents, and three grandchildren made a trip to Maui. Four boarded their outbound flights in Nashville and five started in Milwaukee.
The only negative aspect of our recent family trip to Maui was our experience with United Airlines.
On the Denver to Kahului leg of our outbound trip, the flight ran out of food before row 20. The plane has 40 rows. A flight attendant explained that United was having “issues” with their catering operations at Denver. Friendly skies just are not possible on a fully booked 757 for seven hours without food.
On the return trip, United separated our group into different seats. The two year old was put into a different row than her parents. The five year old and seven year old got the same treatment on both legs of the trip. We booked seats almost twelve months in advance and had received notices from United Vacations showing confirmed seating on all legs of all flights.
United gate agents claimed they could do nothing about the seating issues. Fortunately, fellow travelers were kind enough to switch seats to allow the youngest in our group to sit next to a parent.
For many years, we used United for our vacation travel. This is the second year in a row that our United experience was less than "friendly".
We are looking forward to many years of vacation travel with our children and grandchildren. In the future, we will be flying Delta.