Friday, February 1, 2013

About That "Million Miler" Lawsuit Against United Airlines: It Lives

We posted here back in 2011 about our pleasure at earning Million Mile Flyer status on United Airlines. Was it prescient that we wrote there, "Loyalty should run both ways..."?

In 2012 we wrote here about the Million Mile Flyer suing United over the loss of benefits.

We've continued to follow the back-and-forth debate about the merits of the case and were pleased to read this yesterday:

United Continental fails to end frequent flier lawsuit

(Reuters) - A federal judge on Thursday rejected United Continental Holdings Inc's attempt to throw out a lawsuit accusing the world's largest carrier of taking benefits away from some of its most loyal fliers.

The lawsuit filed last May by Chicago resident and United customer George Lagen accused the carrier formed from the 2010 merger of United Airlines and Continental Airlines of reducing perks for MileagePlus customers with "Million Miler" status.
This is good news for us, but only time will tell if United will decide to restore those benefits or continue to fight the suit as it proceeds toward the discovery stage and eventually to trial.

You can read the entire article here

1 comment:

Dennis Warner said...

It's a PR disaster for United Airlines and one of their own making. Good to hear that the lawsuit will be allowed to proceed.