United Airlines Sues Passenger Complaint Site Untied
from the really-now? dept
Untied has been around for fifteen years -- so you'd think United would be used to it. However, apparently they got pissed off that Untied redesigned its site to look something like United's current design. The top image is the Untied complaint site as it looked recently (it has since added some more features to make it clear that it's not actually United's site). The bottom image is United's site:
No matter where this falls legally, however, I can't see how this could possibly make sense from a business standpoint. The end result -- win or lose -- is going to be that a lot more people become aware of Untied, and are likely to think of United as being a big bully against the small guy helping passengers who had bad experiences with the airline. Of course, some of the details may be in the actual filing, which doesn't seem to be public yet. The lawsuit was filed in Canada, and the docket page doesn't have the actual filing yet. Oddly, however, it does claim that the case is about patent infringement. I'm going to assume that's a data entry error somewhere, however...