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Delta, United, AF, & LH Allow Crews to Switch from Zika Routes


The New York Times is reporting that Delta, United, Air France, and Lufthansa are allowing flight attendants and pilots to switch from Zika impacted routes. In an internal memo on Jan. 28, seen by Reuters, United said expectant flight attendants as well as those seeking to become pregnant could switch routes to avoid Zika-affected regions without…

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Trip Report – United’s Longest Non-Stop Domestic Flight – Newark – Honolulu in BusinessFirst


Being based in New York, I’m normally a Caribbean guy, but I decided to give the non-stop United Newark (EWR) to Honolulu (HNL) flight a try in “First” (it’s a BusinessFirst seat) on the 767-400ER. The trip came about thanks to a Hyatt diamond suite upgrade that I was able to confirm at the Andaz…

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Delta Announces New Wraps & United Restores Snacks Today on All North & Central American Flights


Today, Delta adds three new Luvo wrap selections that are complimentary in Delta Comfort+ on JFK-LAX/SFO flights and available for purchase to all passengers on flights greater than 1,400 miles in the US, Caribbean, Central America, and Mexico. Luvo Southwest Grilled Chicken Wrap (470 calories) – Grilled chicken wrapped with a multi-grain salad (whole grain barley, millet, and…

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United to Operate San Francisco – Singapore Non-Stop, Longest US Carrier Route

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The rumor has proved accurate, United Airlines has announced non-stop service from San Francisco (SFO) to Singapore (SIN). The route will be operated by a B787-9 Dreamliner beginning June 1st and join SFO’s other new routes launching this summer including Auckland (AKL), Tel Aviv (TLV), and Xi’an (XIY). At a distance of 8,446 miles and…

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United and American Allow Passengers Full Refund for Travel to Zika-Affected Regions


United Airlines and American Airlines have just announced that they are offering passengers who are concerned about the Zika virus to cancel or postpone their trips and who are traveling to areas affected by the mosquito-borne virus.  United Airline’s policy is broader and includes travel to all areas that the Centers for Disease Control are concerned about, while American…

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American Cancels Way More Flights than Delta & United During Blizzard


American, with hubs located in storm impacted New York, Philadelphia, Washington DC, and Charlotte, canceled an amazing 6,096 flights according to OAG (32% of their Friday schedule, 38% Saturday, and 27% Sunday). That was more than both Delta and United by a very wide margin. United with hubs in New York and DC canceled 2,873…

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United Selects 737-7 over Bombardier C Series – 40 to Be Delivered in 2017

Next Gen 737

United announced this morning that they are going with the 737-700 over Bombardier’s C Series. The carrier plans to buy 40 of the jets to compliment the 737s already in their fleet. Anticipated delivery for the new 737s is sometime in 2017. Like Delta and American, United is looking to cut their flying with smaller…

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United’s Quest to Be Less Awful

United Mess

A bungled merger. A corruption scandal. Three CEOs in a year. But hey, at least the snacks are free again. Quite the interesting read from Drake Bennett at Bloomberg Businessweek. The piece of course begins with all the failures and disappointments since the merger, but ends on an upbeat note – United’s recent best on-time arrival…

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Delta Passes United to Become # 2 Airline after American by Traffic

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Bloomberg reports that Delta has passed United to become the number two airline in the US by traffic behind only American. In 2015, Delta had 209.6 billion revenue passenger miles (# of passengers x distance flown), United had 208.6 billion. American has not yet released their 2015 totals, but they were at 204.7 billion through…

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