United has been in the news a lot lately. So I was shocked when I flew United this week; I will share my experience and review with you below.
Shocking United Airlines Experience
United In The News
First, I read about United dragging a passenger off the plane creating nationwide attention. Then there was a scorpion stung a passenger on a United plane. Next came the suspicious story of how a wedding couple were pulled from their flight. Then, most recently how a 3 foot long Rabbit died while in United’s care.
This week I flew United (which is unusual,) I was able to enter the United Airlines Club lounge with my Hyatt Globalist United Club access certificates. The entry was valid for one day for my flight. I was pleasantly surprised to find a modern lounge, nice bar with free complimentary draft beer.
Onboard and once in my seat, I nervously looked around to see if I too might be asked to leave or be dragged from the plane. I reluctantly settled in for the flight. We pulled back from the gate on time and was happily surprised to learn no one would be removed from this United flight.
I found my United seat fairly comfortable. I chose the window seat and had a terribly nice view of Chicago during takeoff.
Once at cruising altitude, the flight attendant promptly offered cold nuts and a iced cold drink in an actual glass with a United logo.
Given the recent events and stories around United Airlines, I was shocked by how uneventful, on-time, comfortable and a rather enjoyable experience my United flight was. United did a great job this time.
Not everything goes as planned when traveling and clearly from the stories above, some unexpected and sometimes bad things happen during travel. But I have to say, the majority of my personal experiences go smoothly and in large part due to the people who run the airlines on the ground, on the tarmac and in the plane.
Have you had any shocking airline experiences lately? Drop a note about it in the comments.