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Sneak Peek: United Polaris Lounge Chicago O’Hare

United Polaris Lounge Chicago O'Hare Entrance. Source: United

Earlier this year, United announced their new take on the international Business Class product, which they call United Polaris. As part of the announcement, they introduced brand new seats, with direct aisle access and fully flat beds. But there will also be changes to service elements, from new Polaris lounges to onboard soft product changes, including new Saks…

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United Kicks of Havana Service with Delay from Newark, AA & B6 Arrive Early

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American was the first US carrier in more than 50 years to arrive back in Havana with commercial flights when AA17 from Miami landed at 8:25am on Monday. JetBlue soon followed with B6 243 arriving at 1pm from JFK. United’s 1502 from Newark was supposed to follow shortly thereafter with a scheduled landing at 1:53pm,…

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United Introduces Basic Economy Fares with NO Full-Sized Carry-On

United is launching Basic Economy fares starting in January. Source: United

Legacy airlines around the world are introducing “Basic” or no-frills tickets, mostly to better compete with low-cost carriers. These tickets include not much more than getting you from Point A to Point B. Delta launched “Basic Economy” back in 2012, and American Airlines is reportedly on track to launch their own in 2017. United today announced that they,…

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United Pilot Scolds Passengers over Trump Election Fight – Announcement Captured on Video

On a flight from San Francisco (SFO) to Puerto Vallarta (PVR), an argument between passengers over the election forced a United pilot to get on the intercom to request that passengers keep their political views to themselves. “I understand everybody has their opinions, that’s fine. If you support him, great. If you don’t, I understand. However,…

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For the First Time in 11 Years, United Completes All Regional Partner Flights

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Yes, you read that correctly! The last time that United Airlines was able to report that all regional partner carriers had successfully completed their flights, YouTube had just been founded and Michael Jackson was cleared of child molestation charges…that was 2005. That all changed on November 1, 2016, when United celebrated a 100% completion rate among the 2,445…

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United Airlines Ends Belfast Route, Hands Back $12 Million Subsidy

A United Airlines Boeing 757-200 at Belfast International. Photo by Ardfern.

Last month, we reported that United apparently received a $12 million deal from Northern Ireland to keep its route between Newark and Belfast. United got the subsidy after attempting to cancel the flight in September 2015. While the route was technically profitable, they realized they could more efficiently use the Boeing 757 elsewhere. Since it is the…

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Delta, United, & Copa Among Final Bidders for Avianca Controlling Stake

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Back in early June we reported that Delta and United were among the contenders bidding for a controlling stake in Colombian carrier Avianca. Well, Bloomberg today shares new details that both US carriers and potentially Copa are among the airlines still considering a deal. The offers, due by Nov. 9, may include about $500 million in new capital…

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