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United Airlines Business Model


United Airlines overbooks a 120 seat aircraft.

At the gate, a 102 seat aircraft arrives. This causes an obvious problem.

Is it my problem? Not really. Why?

Because I get a free round-trip anywhere in the lower 48 and a free first class upgrade for the next flight, leaving in an hour.

I spend my time in first class drinking gin and tonics, contemplating my destination, and considering whether United will be around long enough for me to use my new ticket. Third time in my life I’ve flown in first class, and you know what the best part is?

The way that the coach passengers give way while disembarking to their social betters.

But the best thing of all? I didn’t even pay for the first ticket. That’s the job of the good people at the College Board Advanced Placement Reading Program.

Life is good. More Fort Collins blogging to come.

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