United/Twitter Event Today?

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  1. FlyingFree
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    Not sure exactly what is happening, but it might behoove you to watch your Twitter account today...this was posted a few minutes ago:

    UnitedAirlines United Airlines

    Want to stretch out and relax? You'll have more ways to do it in 2012! And today at noon you'll have more ways to win big - stay tuned...
     
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    I think they're going to start selling seats in the overhead bins. I'm very excited. :D
     
  3. FlyingFree
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    I'm 6 feet 2 inches and a bit bulky around the middle, so I hope it's the new overheads, not the old overheads like in the non-upgraded 767's...otherwise I'd have no chance of fitting up there!
     
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    Everyone will be able buy exit row seats on UA metal?
     
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    Mine was in the 739-ER and I fit great. :)

    On a more serious note, I cannot help but wonder if this is all about E+ given the 2012 timeframe. Sure, they already announced it, but this might just be getting some publicity around that announcement.

    Or possibly p.s. changes that are rumored to be coming.
     
  6. FlyingFree
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    Whatever it is will be happening at Noon Central time, USA...just posted:


    "Noon Chi-town time - but our worldwide followers will have chances to win big next week, too!"
     
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    It sounds like they're just going to be giving away E+ for a year - they've done this a few times on Twitter. I would interpret the "You'll have more ways to do it in 2012!" to just be referring to the start of adding E+ to the CO fleet.
     
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    Almost certainly E+ related. The "stretch out and relax" language is the marketing message for E+.

    So maybe a chance to win the E+ annual pass?
     
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    What he said.
     
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    How do they usually run these contests? Is it first to respond to a riddle like the US Airways ones?
     
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    Well, it's five after Noon CT, and I haven't received a Tweet from UA yet...anyone else????
     
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    Boo. :td: :td: (because I cannot win, not because I dislike them giving things away.)
     
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    Why boo? It was pretty clear that that's what they were going to do.
     
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    Well, there's that.
     
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    Because it is only in Chicago. I might've been convinced to get up and leave my house if there was something useful in NYC.
     
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    Fair enough. I assuming you were booing the fact that they were giving away E+ passes and not announcing something more exciting. :)
     
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    It would be interesting to find out how many of UA's Twitter followers are A) in Chicago, and B) do not have access to Economy Plus right now. I'm guessing a very, very small number.

    Not saying United shouldn't have done this, but the hype doesn't match the payoff.
     
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    After a bunch of teasers throughout the morning, I have four new tweets from them:

    12:15 Hey Chicago followers - we're in front of the city's three tallest buildings giving away E+ branded gift cards - head there now!

    12:17 Willis...Trump...Aon...

    12:33 Willis - Entrance on Franklin Street; Trump - Wabash Avenue Bridge; Aon - Fountain in front of plaza

    12:49 We're all out of prizes at Aon - still a few left at Willis and Trump
     
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    I bet you're wrong.

    They have roughly 160K followers on Twitter. Add on to that retweets and such and the penetration on a promo like this is pretty significant. And since a rather sizable majority of customers do not have free access to E+ the overlap is there to make it work out well.
     
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    Not much use to those of us who cannot be present - in Chicago - to win![​IMG]
     
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    Okay, fair enough. Whether right or wrong, I would be interested in finding out.
     
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    :rolleyes:h my -- yawn!
     
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    Reports on the other board are that it was nothing more than a $10 Visa gift card, good for anything you want to spend it on.
     
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    That explains the "E+ branded" nature of it.

    Now I'm not so disappointed that I didn't have to go outside to get one. :/
     
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    D'OH!
     
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