Random.org gave me a bit of help picking the winners of the 2 United Club Passes I was giving away. They are:
Candace, who said:
I like them for award availability.
I agree. That’s one of the few bright spots for me, though made much dimmer when they crushed partner redemptions with the Black Friday devaluation.
Hemant, who said:
I fly them frequently non-stop IAD-SEA. Generally on time, however it has been very hard to get upgraded post-merger. When I do get upgraded – I find the first class amenities somewhat mediocre.
Couldn’t agree more, Hemant. As a 1K I average around a 50% success rate on upgrades, far lower than on American. Given, a lot of my flights are hub-to-hub, but my numbers are dismal. The food in F is such that I don’t plan to eat onboard (or bring food on) when I do get upgraded. If the meal choice happens to be something enjoyable, it’s a surprise. While there are lots of good and bad employees in all large workplaces, I find I run into more sullen United employees than their competitors.
Anyway, congrats to both of you. Shoot me an e-mail at ed -at- milepoint dot com and I’ll get your pass in the mail to you.