It’s not often that I can read through a whole Chris Elliott article without laughing, but for once it’s not Chris that’s causing my laughter, but rather the guy that wrote him. Check out this article about a guy that flew less than 25,000 miles within six months on United, yet complained well over 200 times, netting him 68,500 miles, several upgrades, and over $5,000 in vouchers.
I’d like to award Mr. Yen, the guy that wrote Chris Elliott, with the jackass of the year award. A few thoughts:
- Did you really think United wouldn’t catch on when you complained “well over” 200 times about less than 25,000 flown miles?
- Why on earth did you decide to contact Chris Elliott about this? You’re the one that looks like a tool.
- How stupid is United for not catching on earlier? I’m still against audits that take months, but seriously, how did it take them so long?
The lesson is simple: don’t get too greedy.