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United Takes Delivery of First 777-300ER, Sneak Peeks Polaris Seats

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Today, United Airlines took delivery of the airline’s first 777-300ER from Boeing in Everett, Washington. The airline’s newest aircraft type features the all-new United Polaris business class seat and will start regularly scheduled service in February 2017. This is the first of 14 777-300ER aircraft United expects to place into service in 2017. Related: United’s First…

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Full Guide: Tricking United’s New Excursionist Perk, Routing Rules, & Negative Changes

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On October 6, United made some pretty significant changes to its award booking process and associated fees. Essentially, they discontinued their previous generous stopover policy and removed the ability to redeem Round the World awards. The Changes I won’t dwell too much on what used to be possible since it’s kind of moot at this point. However, the biggest routing rule…

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American, Delta, & United Report 7-9% Transatlantic Traffic Declines, Post Election Bump Domestic

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Those fares to Europe are so cheap because traffic on the major US and European carriers is down quite significantly. November operational reports released earlier this week by the major carriers show a -7.2% decline for United, a -7.9% fall for Delta, and a -8.8% drop for American. The carriers say the threat of terrorism…

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Avianca Considering $500M Bid from United & $1.9B from Delta this Tuesday

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Back in early June we reported that Delta and United were among the top contenders bidding for a controlling stake in Colombian carrier Avianca. The New York Times, now has details on the final bids submitted by Delta, United, and Copa late last week. United offered a $500 million loan to Avianca and potentially one of its…

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United’s First International Route with New Polaris Seats

United's new Polaris (Business Class) Seat. Source: United

United is undergoing a brand transformation with their international Business Class product, which they now call United Polaris. The soft product of United Polaris officially rolled out on December 1, and a new Polaris Lounge opened in Chicago on the same day. United is taking delivery of new 777-300ER aircraft, which will feature the new Polaris…

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