Make It An EasyPurchase With UA

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Make It an EasyPurchase With United
PR Newswire
Posted: 2009-02-25 13:00:00

PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- United Airlines is making the search for exact change a thing of the past. With United's new EasyPurchase, customers will be able to use credit and debit cards for onboard purchases beginning March 23.

After a brief transition period through the spring break season, United will phase out cash and only accept credit and debit cards on flights within the United States (including Hawaii) and on flights to and from Canada, Mexico, Central America and the Cakribbean.

United will continue to accept cash in addition to credit and debit cards on flights to and from Europe, Asia, the Middle East and South America.

On United Express flights, cash will continue to be the accepted form of payment.

"Our customers have responded very positively over the past year as we tested credit and debit card purchases on many flights including trans-continental routes," says, Alex Marren, senior vice president - Onboard Service. "Whether customers want to enjoy an in-flight cocktail or a popular snackbox, our customers' purchases will soon be just a quick swipe away."

With EasyPurchase, customers will be able to use major credit cards, including Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, and Diners Club, and debit cards bearing the Visa or MasterCard logos.

In addition, users of United Mileage Plus Visa cards from Chase will earn 10 miles for every dollar spent on in-flight purchases. Travelers who apply and are approved for a Chase Mileage Plus Visa card using the exclusive onboard application will earn 30,000 Mileage Plus bonus miles and receive $25 off their next United Airlines ticket, after their first purchase.
 

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Wow what a press release. :rolleyes: How many other airlines have already done this?
 

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United Airlines where tomorrow is today and today is yesterday.
 

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Alaska and SWA both do this. Talking to the F/As, onboard sales are way up using the system. Americans seem to be less reluctant to use plastic than part with cash.
 

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Hell, the Crack-Bag-Klown Show I was previously associated with was doing this many years ago.

Oh wait,....That Super-Azz-Klown John Tague use to run our rudderless ship prior to dooshing himself over to United.

Coincidence then on the Debit/Credit scheme?

I think not....It just took that many (or more ) years to implement with his new Employer.

Hahahahahahahahahahaha....hahahahahahahahahahaha....Muwahhahahahahahahahahahaha

Good Luck... and wear your Hat,


YKMKR
 
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Alaska and SWA both do this. Talking to the F/As, onboard sales are way up using the system. Americans seem to be less reluctant to use plastic than part with cash.
And United's sales will go up too....people do like this system.
 

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It is dumb to only accept cash on flights...what if you have a UM who wants a drink and only has cash?
 

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What about the UM that ran away from home with his parent's stolen credit card, and he wants to buy a Heineken? That's the UM that I'm looking out for. If he doesn't have any cash, why should he be denied a right to a drink?
 

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What about the UM that ran away from home with his parent's stolen credit card, and he wants to buy a Heineken? That's the UM that I'm looking out for. If he doesn't have any cash, why should he be denied a right to a drink?
So the kid bought a UM ticket for himself?

If he doesn't have any cash, why should he be denied a right to a drink?
I'm pretty sure that is exactly the same thing I said.
 

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Do they think this will stop the bleeding? How much $$ is left - 12 weeks? Time to sell the Pacific back to PAA.

Baja.
 

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UAL has a boat load of money!!! They were supposed to go away yrs ago.(sarcasm) They don't own anything, just about all the work has been outsourced, planes being parked and sold(757's) and then put on lease back. If it wasn't for the unions, the dream of a virtual airline would be complete. They too will be gone within a year, negotiations are going to start with 3 unions, all 3 contracts expire this year. Over 60% domestic flying is done by express, alliance with CO, code share with US, and the prospect of starting a new international airline based in IAD and possibly ORD, can we say Northwest Mechanics!!! Getting ready to replace the striking employees!!!
 
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Wow...Whats the new airline going to be called - SCAB AIRLINES?

Baja.
 

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I think they tried that back in '83 or so....guess it didn't work out too well.

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Yes, but uncle glenn has been bending over the employees, especially alpa, isn't he 4 for 4 on screwing the pilots? He's been doing pretty good so far.
 

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One of my ex-military buddies is a BCP at UAL. When I asked him how it was going the other day he said:

"You mean working for the incredible shrinking airline? Great."

That about says it all.
 
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