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United Launching San Francisco to Tahiti Service! Award Availability Ehh

Good news (?) for those looking to redeem points / miles to Tahiti, United will be launching non-stop service from San Francisco (SFO) to Pape’ete (PPT), the capital of Tahiti, the South Pacific’s gateway to more than 118 islands in French Polynesia including Bora Bora, Moorea, the Marquesas and Raiatea beginning in October 2018 through March 28, 2019.…

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United PR Chief Resigns

Jim Olson, SVP of Corporate Communications for United, is stepping down as of January 8, 2018. Source: United

It’s hard to look back at this year in the commercial aviation industry and not mention about United’s infamous incident surrounding Dr. David Dao. Heck, the incident even has its own Wikipedia page. United got a lot of heat for handling the situation terribly, from not having customer-friendly policies in place, to literally dragging the passenger…

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Breaking: United to Purchase New 767s? Boeing to Restart Production of Retired Jet?

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that United is considering replacing some of their older 767s which are currently flown on transatlantic and South American routes with brand new B767 jets. The average age of United’s current 767 fleet is about 20-years-old. This would be a huge win for Boeing who ended production of their…

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United Selling Seats on Newly Launched LAX-SIN (18 Hour Flight) for $177, Saver Level Mileage Awards

Those accustomed to the First / Biz class lifestyle thanks to points and miles might consider an 18 hour flight on United to be torture (especially this hobbyist), but many will likely jump on the opportunity to travel on the just launched longest flight from the US. For $177 from LAX to Singapore, when purchased…

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United Launches Longest Nonstop Flight From US, #3 in World. Full List of Longest Flights, Mine All w/ Points…

United flight 37 from Los Angeles to Singapore departed last night at 9:16pm (almost 10 minutes early) and just landed in Singapore. The flight is 14,144km and clocked at 17 hours and 55 minutes on the outbound and 15 hours and 15 minutes on the return aboard a B787-9 Dreamliner. Last night’s flight officially became…

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Taking Part in the Emotional United 747 Farewell with Employees @ SFO – Saying a Proper Goodbye

United Airlines is giving its employees a very personal opportunity to bid farewell to perhaps the most fabled airplane in the company’s history and we were lucky enough to take part in one of the family send-off days. As United prepares to forever end service on the four-engined, hump-nosed Boeing 747, many employees will have…

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United Is First US Carrier to Offer Mobile Boarding Passes for Partner Airlines

United Airlines today announced a new enhancement to the United app that will allow customers to receive boarding passes when connecting to 19 airline partners on their smart phones, a feature that United proudly points out that no other US carrier currently offers. This functionality will be available for customers traveling on United who are…

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