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You Might Actually Want That United Flight to be Late....

United Airlines has come up with a novel compensation idea for passengers who arrive late on a flight leaving Chicago's O'Hare to one of eight other busy airports (Boston, Dallas-Fort Worth, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Newark, N.J., New York's LaGuardia, Philadelphia, and Washington's Ronald Reagan National Airport).

If the flight is more than 30 minutes late, for any reason, United's frequent flyers will get an additional 500 miles credited to their accounts.

What are the odds? Not bad, actually. O'Hare was the eighth worst performing airport in getting flights out on time. The offer's good till 31 Dec, and there are no blackout dates (such as the horrific Thanksgiving Day weekend) when it does not apply.


  • At 1:48 PM, Blogger Deacon Blues said…

    It's been a long time since I last flew (1992 to be exact). I wonder if a bar in an airport serves these.
    1 dash Cointreau
    1/2 oz Peach schnapps
    1/2 oz Peppermint schnapps
    1 part Pineapple juice
    1 part Orange juice
    Mixing instructions:
    Shake ingredients in mixer. Garnish with 2 orange slices to give impression of C3PO's eyes

  • At 8:25 AM, Blogger eLarson said…

    O'Hare, eh? It's been more like O'Tortoise in my experience.

  • At 1:47 PM, Blogger Kory O said…

    Deacon Blues, that sounds yummy, except for the peppermint schnapps part. Are you sure about that?


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