The person I spoke to on the phone at United said the numbers were 33%. Regardless - my flights in November were drastically adjusted and were "unflyable" - missing connections, 5 hour layovers, etc. .
Surprisingly we were able to rebook through Expedia for flights from Omaha
but could only do it through Expedia. When I called the airline direct - they could not book them - they said the plane was full. So I quickly booked them on Expedia and did get a confirmation.
Orbitz - who I orginally booked through was not helpful at all. It will be a long time before I use them again!
Doug - I wish we had more flight options/airport options but we don't. We are sort of stuck here in LNK.
United Airlines Confirms Previously Announced Schedule Changes Taking Effect Oct. 31, 2001
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CHICAGO, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines (NYSE:UAL) today confirmed its previous announcement that it has adjusted and improved its flight schedule to better match projected customer demand.
Commencing on Oct. 31, 2001, as previously announced (Sept. 28), United's new schedule will consist of 23 percent fewer available seat miles and 27 percent fewer departures, both compared to levels prior to last year. Total scheduled departures for a typical weekday beginning Oct. 31, 2001 will be 1,654 flights down from about 2,400 before Sept. 11 and about 1,850 today.
The new schedule will see a reduction in very early morning and very late evening flights to better meet customer needs. Additionally, United believes the new schedule will offer customers improved flight options throughout the day. "We are focusing our flights on the peak hours when business and leisure travelers want to fly," said Kevin Knight, vice president-planning.
United Airlines and its sales and reservations staffs, working in concert with travel agents and corporations, have pro-actively begun the process of contacting those customers impacted by revised schedules for travel during this period.
More than 2 million customers have flown on United Airlines since service resumed in mid-September, the carrier reported.