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Nigel Legg

You know my reaction to this story? I think Dave Caroll jumped on a fantastic opportunity to boost his career, and United were just the unfortunate scapegoat. Why did he take so long to start his campaign (9 months)?
You're right in that those with wit and talent can take a complaint further, but the problem is it should not be that way - every individual who receives bad service deserves their complaint to be heard and dealt with promptly. I don't particularly like the fact that customer services are moving over to twitter, for example, because this could mean the development of a two tier customer service system - those not on twitter waiting endlessly on hold on the phone, those on twitter getting their problems dealt with straight away.

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