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What? United & American Fight For Best On-Time Arrival…Delta Still #1

An American Airlines 737-800 in Montréal. Photo by Alexandre Gouger, used with permission.

It’s no surprise that Delta was once again first among the big four domestic carriers in on-time performance in March, blowing away the competition with an 82.3% on-time arrival rate. Southwest finished 2nd at 79.6%, but the big story was the fight for 3rd between American and United. American ultimately won by hair, coming in at 78.1%…

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Delta One Suite Beats United’s Polaris for “Best Cabin Concept” Award

The Delta One Suite has beaten out United’s Polaris for “best cabin concept” in the 2017 Crystal Cabin Award. The voting panel was impressed with the privacy partitions which gave a “First Class” feeling in business. “Carefully selected materials, mood lighting and technology work together to ensure an aesthetically exclusive travel experience.” Back in August, Delta…

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United Introduces Modern Screening – Debuts Fully Redesigned Security Checkpoint at Newark

United Airlines today announced a fully redesigned and consolidated security checkpoint experience at Newark (EWR) Terminal C. If you’ve traveled to Europe, you’ll likely recognize these lanes. The redesigned checkpoint, which includes dedicated Premier Access and TSA Precheck security lanes, features 17 automated screening lanes, making EWR Terminal C the first checkpoint in the US to exclusively…

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United Introduces Modern Screening – Debuts Fully Redesigned Security Checkpoint at Newark

United Airlines today announced a fully redesigned and consolidated security checkpoint experience at Newark (EWR) Terminal C. If you’ve traveled to Europe, you’ll likely recognize these lanes. The redesigned checkpoint, which includes dedicated Premier Access and TSA Precheck security lanes, features 17 automated screening lanes, making EWR Terminal C the first checkpoint in the US to exclusively…

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American, Delta, & United Place Ads in Trump’s Favorite TV Shows & Newspapers…Six-Figure Cost

Well, they certainly are spending quite a bit of cash trying to reach the President… The Partnership for Open & Fair Skies, an advocacy group that represents American, Delta, United, and five flight attendant and pilot unions, has taken out ads at a six-figure cost in Trump’s favorite TV shows and newspapers. They are asking Trump…

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FIGHT: American Says “We’ll Defend Chicago against Increased United Competition”

American has a response to United’s statement two weeks ago that they were done being a “docile competitor” in Chicago (ORD), American is going to strongly protect their “superior” position. The airline announced last Thursday that they are adding seven new routes beginning July 5th. That announcement came after United shared their new offensive strategy for ORD, adding 47 new…

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Avianca Airlines’ Shareholder Files Injunction to Stop United Deal

This morning, an injunction was filed by a minority shareholder in Avianca to stop the deal between the airlines controlling shareholder and United.  No word yet on the exact details or justification for the injunction. Back at the end of January, United and Avianca announced that they would work to enhance and deepen their commercial and strategic…

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United Says Emirates Testing Trump w/ Newark-Athens, $25M-$30M Loss Annually on Route

Earlier this week, United President Scott Kirby said that the new Emirates Newark – Athens flight which begins tomorrow will lose $25 – $30 million annually. He also thinks that the flight, which was announced just three days after Trump took office, is a test of the new administration: “It feels like a test of the…

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Probation for United’s “Chairman’s Flight” – Ex-Port Authority Chief Bribery Sentence Revealed

United's Embraer E175 Aircraft. Source: United Airlines

Judgement day has come for David Samson, the former chairmen of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Back in July, Samson pleaded guilty to using his political influence to convince United Airlines to accommodate his private wishes for a regularly scheduled, non-stop flight to his South Carolina summer home. The round-trip flight from Newark to…

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