Just when things in the friendly skies had seemed to have calmed down of late, United is involved in yet another on board incident from the airline that seems to have invented them. This time, instead of a passenger being dragged kicking, screaming and bleeding from the plane, a mother is forced to hold her 27 month old son on the last leg of a Honolulu to Houston to Boston trip in order to attend a teacher conference. We did the math on how many miles this trip is. From Honolulu to Houston, it’s a 3,902 mile trip. Houston to Boston add on another 1,594 and that last leg is where mom is holding her 25 pound son.
You know what this is all about right? Mom paid for a cheaper kid companion ticket for her son. And it costs $75 or more to fly stand by on United, the airline is making more money by forcing mom to hold her son so this guy can get a seat. Which her son’s seat that she already paid for is non refundable. And I don’t think this kid is a member of the frequent flyer Mileage Plus program on United. And this stand by passenger probably is.
Thanks to KITV-TV in Honolulu for the story HERE. Have a great day and happy Friday-Eve too.