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“Top Notch Service”
Review of United Airlines


Reviewed 4 April 2019 via mobile

Great customer service on our flight! My son lost his molar in flight over Nebraska! The staff was very attentive to him and made a possible scary ordeal into a fun one. The airline staff made sure he was all smiles and constantly checking on him and the parents!!!! Giving superior customer service to the customers of tomorrow really shows how every customer is made to feel like first class on United!!!! Bravo!!!!

Date of travel: April 2019
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1  Thank Bchintz
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Reviewed 4 April 2019 via mobile

I flew out of Dulles for a weekend getaway to Vegas on March 29th. My trip to Vegas was as usual but the trip back on April 1st shows how United handles crisis. We were scheduled to fly back to Dulles on April 1st at 1:45 pm to be back at 9:10 pm. We got to the gate in time and started boarding with no problem. Once we got to our seats the pilot announced that there is a minor problem on the wing and it is being fixed and will take 15 to 20 minutes. We could actually see the mechanics working on the left wing. Typical right? After 20 minutes the pilot came back and announced that he had good and bad news. The good news is that the current problem is fixed and the bad news is that there is a new problem this time with the door not closing. He said that we need to deplane and we started heading out the airplane. We were told that the flight will be delayed by an hour and half. They were updating us by text, the updates keep coming delay by 2, 3,4 hours... Then they announced that it is a small fix and they are looking for the part in Vegas. The story changed and now they said the part is being flown from Houston. Nothing to worry about the agent keeps announcing, unknowingly contributing to our aggravation. 5,6 hours delay the texts keep coming. They finally decided to give us $10 voucher for dinner, hard to find anything priced under 10 unless you buy candy. For those that want to leave the terminal they started giving out hotel vouchers to south point casino. The problem with that especially for those of us where Dulles is our final destination, is that all the flights are booked the next day and we have to be come back to the terminal to be on standby, another nightmare. We decided to stick there because our schedule affects our family. The story changed again and they said that they are swapping the airplane, and the new plane is coming from Houston. Some showed relief, until another problem was announced. We have the plane but we could not find the crew. All crews reached their limit for the day. After some time we were told that they found a crew from California, and they were scheduled to leave San Francisco at 8:20 pm. The plane and the crew got together around 10:30 pm and we finally left Vegas at 11:10 pm after hearing aggravating announcement and annoying slot machines all day. We made it back to Dulles at 6:30 am. In my opinion United has poor contingency plan they keep creating stories until they find out what to do no plan in place. The flight should have been cancelled and rescheduled for the next day or late evening to give people the option to go outside. We stayed in the terminal for close to 10 hours.

Date of travel: April 2019
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1  Thank 36emmanuelw
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Reviewed 4 April 2019

3 of us flew in March. Delayed at Sydney by over 3 hours due to mechanical issues. Because of this and the significant delays in United rescheduling flight tickets in LA, we missed another 3 connecting flights from LA to Vegas. Support at the terminals was no where to be found. We were told to just join a queue witch took 90 mins to get to the counter. Instead of arriving at 9am we finally got there at 8pm after we convinced them to put us on an American Airline flight
The service in air and the return flight were fine.

Date of travel: March 2019
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Thank Robert T
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Reviewed 4 April 2019 via mobile

UA has the unfortunate distinction of just being a tad above dis-satisfying. Even if you purchase premium economy, their new aircraft is not accurately reflected on their site nor their app, so you end up being sat in the not-premium seats. Annoying. The in-flight service is also less than adequate. Could the food and beverage service be any less appealing? I flew business on the way out, but again question the ridiculous spend on the “bedding.” Who needs a blanket AND a small comforter (?) on a flight. UA could have saved itself, and therefore its passengers from that meaningless spend. Finally, having flown Asia-based airlines (Singapore, Royal Thai, Korean Air), I know how superb flight attendants can be - UA crew is not up to par.

Date of travel: March 2019
2  Thank DCUrbanMom
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Reviewed 4 April 2019 via mobile

I flied UA872 from Taipei to SFO on the 4th of Mar.,
Shortly before landing, I felt dizziness and lost my consciousness completely.
I was already admitted in the emergency center of San Francisco general hospital when my consciousness was recaptured.
During such traumatic and critical periods, it was all due to the professional and passionate endeavors from relevant employees of United Airlines that I may keep my life. I am so grateful !
Also, during my three days hospitalization, there was a lady staff representing United Airlines called me every day to keep abreast of my situation and tried to reserve the seat for my next flight for Vancouver.
The whole services, care, professionalism, passion to help from United was amazing, unforgettable...far beyond my expectations.
I would like to take this opportunity to express my deepest appreciation for those ‘unsung heroes ‘ who help and save my life.
Also, as a wanderlust and frequent flyer,
I would like to recommend United Airlines as a top-notch and most ‘human touch’ airline.

Date of travel: March 2019
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3  Thank RonaldC2214
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