January’s now officially over. It was one heck of a month for me. On one hand it was an especially good month as far as flying goes. In my over 30 segments flown not a single flight was delayed, every single upgrade cleared, service was phenomenal on almost all flights, catering was good, and Channel 9 was almost always on.
But that’s not why I choose to mileage run in January. United has such strategically placed hubs (from the perspective of someone looking for bumps) that can be especially fun in the winter. Who doesn’t love some Chicago, Denver, and Washington action? In past years I’ve scored so many bumps in January thanks to weather screwing things up, but this month I didn’t have a single case of irregular operations. Not only that, but no flights were oversold.
So on one hand I’m happy to see “my” airline (and probably most airlines) operate so smoothly, but on the other hand I want some action! C’mon now, give me some cancellations, oversell situations, and cold nuts (ok, maybe not that last part).