United’s New Free Domestic and International Upgrade Program, and More

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  1. This United program is really much ado about nothing. A few Global Services travelers (who already book first-class tickets) will be eligible for upgrades farther in advance. On international trips, they will receive upgrades to a first-class cabin that will soon disappear.
    Glad to hear that the Denver Airport finally realized that blocking a restaurant simply because the personal views of it’s owner don’t fit theirs is fundamentally un-American.

  2. @johnb – for an ad like this who really cares what it’s selling? Does flying no longer hold any thrill for you? Have you recently stopped to think about what an engineering marvel it is? The fact that we can fly so effortlessly and in such HUGE machines is truly amazing. The Delta ad might not sell us on why fly Delta but it certainly makes me want to FLY!!!

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