While I was hoping for a bump on UA595 Thursday evening, UA’s inventory management is just too good.
As an LA native, I not only was seeking a $400 voucher, but I wanted to watch game 7 of the NBA Finals.
As I boarded the flight at 6:00p, tipoff time, I was just a little bit perturbed that I would be missing the biggest basketball game of the year. But it turns out I fretted for nothing!
UA has no wi-fi or satellite tv on the DEN-SFO route, but they do have good ‘ol Channel 9 (ATC Communications). Prior to liftoff, the captain graciously announced that the Lakers/Celtics game would be made available on Channel 9 rather than "From the Flight Deck."
It wasn’t always clear, but various stations were used as we made our way west and I was tickled to listen to what turned out to be one of the closest Game 7s in NBA history.
That really made my day. Thanks UA. Go Lakers.