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“No complaints”
Review of United Airlines


Reviewed 6 April 2018

No complaints from the airlines, except these flights cost us a LOT of miles! We flew to Turks and Caicos for our spring break. The airport in Turks is tiny, so we were delayed about an hour both ways due to traffic at Turks airport. To compensate on the way down, they did give us free seatback entertainment. On the way home to Chicago, our flight offered no seatback entertainment. Kind of surprising considering how expensive these flights were! Flight times were good, and it is great having direct flights from Chicago.

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Reviewed 6 April 2018

Our flight left at 11:10 pm and we were served dinner and also breakfast as the flight was 12 hours. It was a booked flight and I took a natural sleep remedy called MidNite and slept like a baby. When I woke up there were only 2 1/2 hrs. left. Free movies, free tv. Felt cramped but that's how they do it now. Also, at Newark when we changed planes our luggage didn't make it but was put on next flight to West Palm. However, airline brought it from West Palm, Fl to Melbourne, Fl.

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Reviewed 6 April 2018

In celebration of our 50th wedding anniversary, we booked all our reservations to Hawaii 10 months ahead including our United flight. We had confirmed (via email) reservations for the non-stop flight, first class, window and adjacent seats Chicago-Honolulu. At some point United had to change to a different plane and we were informed. We did not recheck our seats as we assumed they would be comparable to our reservation. Not. The day before the flight we learned that our two seats were not together nor even in the same row. Communicating with public relations via phone, email and at the airport gained us nothing but a grunt about the plane getting changed and all the seats were taken.

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Reviewed 6 April 2018

Both outbound (363) and inbound (362) flights are multi-hour flights. Yet United treats them as simple domestic flights, so no meals provided with your ticket. This is a time to upgrade to Economy Plus for the leg room. (My ratings are for a bulkhead seat, snagged through Silver Premier status.) Entertainment is free on a tablet, so that kept me occupied. I stocked up on food in my carry on. These are older planes that have gotten a little worn.

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Reviewed 6 April 2018

We flew on United and found out after purchasing the ticket (on Priceline) that you don't get to pick your seat if you buy an economy class ticket, which is the only class you can purchase unless you want to spend a ridiculous amount for your ticket. United has in writing on its website that they don't try to seat you next to family/travel companion if you have an economy ticket, and you can't reserve your seat until you're at the gate! We were on a brand new looking Boeing 737-800 for 5 hours and that thing squeezes you in with now leg or shoulder room (I'm only 5'5"!), and even the restroom is tight for me! I noticed that farther up in the plane the seats have distinctly more leg room and are wider. United is charging the same for what they now call "economy" - what a crock! Never again will I fly "the friendly skies"!

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