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  1. Robert Burns
    Robert Burns at |

    basic economy would be less preferable than a forced removal #zing

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  2. henry LAX
    henry LAX at |

    i have ONE sacred route among their entire network. as long as the B/E curse doesn’t spread there, i’m good (I won’t list it here and give them any ideas of where to gut next)

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  3. howie ray
    howie ray at |

    Just what UA needs more angry customers..The airlines do this to themselves with stupidity like Basic Economy.

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  4. Lev Tobias
    Lev Tobias at |

    It’s really dumb. And t really effects business travelers. It’s very easy to have a secretary or HR associate or whomever book a ticket, and they have to use the cheapest fare, and all of sudden you can’t bring your business travel stuff with you. I was recently traveling with a bunch of technical equipment that had to be carried on, and we ended up having to buy a new ticket because it was cheaper than upgrading.

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  5. Ivan Acosta
    Ivan Acosta at |

    I can’t wait for a UA FA to taser a BE passenger over a carry-on luggage dispute

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    1. howie ray
      howie ray at |

      I can already see the pax saying, “Don’t tase me bro…”

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    2. Seth Miller
      Seth Miller at |

      Not an FA issue. Once you’re past the scanner at the gate a BE passenger is the same as any other. The process is explicitly designed to not affect FAs, though the lack of advance assigned seats and families split apart is likely to still fall on them to try to help resolve at some point.

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  6. Glen Towler
    Glen Towler at |

    I booked a flight yesterday from ATL to MDW and Southwest where a lot cheaper than Delta. And they didn’t fly to MDW where I was going to pick up my rental car for my annual trip to Oshkosh via Dayton Ohio for the air force museum. I was pleasantly surprised to find that the flight was only $130 including 2 checked bags and early bird boarding. Delta wanted $147 and that doesn’t include checked bag at $25 extra. So if Southwest can do it and make a profit why can’t the other airlines ? I have heard that Southwest have just wonderful customer service so I really looking forward to my flight in July

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  7. Tara Einziger Kar
    Tara Einziger Kar at |

    Sad days for airline travel lately. Being asked to purchase a bottle of water on BA the other day…might as well have flown easyjet.

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