1) I left the W Lakeshore at exactly 5:30am and was AT MY GATE at O’Hare at 5:55am. It’s like we skipped some time-space continuum.
2) Because of the warp-speed taxi ride I stopped by the gate of the 615am (!) flight to LaGuardia (I’m on the 7am). There were seats available, but the gate agent told me it would be $75 to get on the flight. I said that I was Platinum and I believe the fee is waived (as it was waived the prior day when I moved up to the 7am from a later flight). He said that the fee is only waived for 1K and Global Service. The United webpage suggests I am correct. I wasn’t about to argue at 555am about a flight that gets in 45 minutes earlier, but I’m curious – who was right?