United Airlines to Customers: Screw You
United Airlines is going to start requiring customers to stay at their destinations longer than they want to for the privilege of flying the friendly skies.
United Airlines said Friday it will start requiring minimum stays for nearly all domestic flights beginning in October. It is also raising its cheapest fares by as much as $90 one-way.
The second-largest U.S. carrier said the moves are among a number of changes it is making to combat record high fuel prices. The Chicago-based airline has been among the most aggressive in the industry in pushing fares and fuel surcharges higher in recent months, and its latest policy could prompt other carriers to consider following suit.
Starting Oct. 6, most United fares will require a one- to three-night or weekend-night minimum stay, spokeswoman Robin Urbanski said.
United apparently has too many customers and wants to run some of them off. I guess charging extra fees for the privilege of carrying luggage didn’t do it.