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Friday, October 26, 2007

Save Money by Furiously Ranting about how you Hate all Airlines

That’s right. I had a terrible experience with United Airlines a few weeks ago flying from the Big Apple to the corn fields of Iowa. Let’s face it. Flying out of LGA, JFK and Newark involves D-E-L-A-Y-S.

But, one very helpful United Customer Service agent (they do exist!) told me not to complain in person, but via email because then it's documented in the system. I did – and it was turned out to be a mentally and financially satisfying experience. They ended up giving me a $175 voucher.

To file complaints against airlines and get free stuff:
(Make sure to have all your flight info. to make it valid.)



And more people on our team:
USAToday: I Hate Southwest
PM's World: I Hate Airlines
TheCrankyFlier: Why People Hate Airlines
An Irishman's Diary: Why I Hate Airports and Airlines

Do you have any tips on manipulating airline reps to get free stuff? let us know at

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Good to know!