They delayed it to May 31st. They won't prorate the $200, but instead were generous enough to give us buddypasses back temporarily so your intended 2nd friend who already paid $200 can now pay an additional fee to get bumped from all of United's oversold flights as an SA7.
Why did Continental have to merge with the world's shittiest airline?
I realize continental wasn't perfect either, but many of these types of decisions are a reflection of legacy United's established way of doing things.
The new buddy pass fees are much more expensive then they were last year. I booked a friend on the exact same flight and it went up over 60 dollars. WTF... My buddies have never been bumped off but it really hurts for those of us who are dating girls and like to take them on a quick booty trip. I don't want give them my "good" pass until they've earned it.
Dredging this one up to ask two quick questions.
- Has anyone added a Friend recently? In other words... Can we still add an Enrolled Friend this late in the year?
- For those that added a Friend (after the system finally allowed it), how long did it take to get them on your JA list?