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Inside United’s Coffee Decision Drama & the Shady Starbucks Test Results

Illy Coffee

A flight attendant said many crews on board United planes began taking coffee packets from their layover hotels to make special “crew coffee” on flights — coffee that would be hoarded and kept from passengers. That’s just one of the interesting quotes from Lewis Lazare’s Chicago Business Journal piece on the UA coffee decision. Last week, United announced that…

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United Eliminates $50 Processing Fee for Hardship Cancelations

UA Refund

On November 2nd, United eliminated their $50 processing fee that was charged for passengers who needed to cancel non-refundable tickets due to death, illness, or jury duty. “We know that our frontline employees want to help our customers in their time of need,” Sandra Pineau-Boddison, senior vice president for customers, said in the latest United…

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Breaking: US DOJ Blocks United from Acquiring Delta’s Newark Slots


Back in June, United announced that they were completely withdrawing from JFK and moving their p.s. transcontinental flights to Newark. As part of the move, United agreed to trade its JFK slots to Delta in exchange for Delta slots at EWR (pending regulatory approval). Well, it appears that there will be no approval, the US Department…

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How You Can Earn Over 10,000 United Miles this Holiday Season

United’s MileagePlus Shopping is a running a promotion until November 24, 2015, which they are calling “Holiday Early Access”. Through this promotion you can earn up to 6,000 bonus United miles when you make at least $1,250.00 in purchases via the MileagePlus Shopping during the promotional period. Those bonus miles are in addition to the…

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United Reports Decline in Revenue, Hart Acting CEO “b/c He’s Not Legacy Continental”

United Fin Results

United this morning reported a 2.4% decline in third quarter revenue to $10.3B, while earnings of $4.53 per share were below analyst’s consensus estimate of $4.55 per share.  More concerning was the 5.8% drop in passenger revenue per available seat mile (PRASM) which most consider the key indicator of a carrier’s financial position. United said the declines…

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Why the US Department of Justice Sides with JetBlue, Hawaiian, & FedEx on the Gulf Carriers


News broke on Monday that the US Department of Justice is concerned with the request from Delta, American, and United to limit flights from Emirates, Etihad, and Qatar to the US. They are specifically worried about the impact on consumers – the potential for higher fares and fewer choices. These are two of the same concerns…

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Flying American Airlines This Weekend? Plan Ahead…


As reported by the Wall Street Journal in July, this Saturday, October 17th, will be the date that American Airlines and US Airways will completely merge their reservation systems. Here are the actions American is taking to try to make this transition as smooth as possible, as reported by The Chicago Tribune earlier this morning:…

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United Confirms 3 New/Returning Transatlantic Routes: EWR-ATH, IAD-BCN, IAD-LIS


United this morning confirmed rumors that began on Friday of three new and returning transatlantic routes. The returning route will see a once daily 767-300ER on Newark-Athens beginning May 25th through October 5th. The flight will compete with Delta’s twice daily Athens service from JFK. Washington Dulles will see seasonal service to Barcelona (767-400ER) and Lisbon (757-200)…

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United Expands Their Bar in the Sky – Now Serving Buffalo Trace and Moscow Mules


United is expanding their bar in the sky, and thereby making your flight experience with them a little more pleasurable! From the Chicago Tribune article: The airline is trying to up its drink game, announcing Thursday that it would expand its selections to include Chicago-based Crafthouse Cocktails’ Moscow Mule, a vodka and ginger beer premixed…

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