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Autopsy In – Dog in United Overhead Bin Died of Suffocation

TMZ is reporting that Kokito, the French bulldog who was placed in a United overhead bin last March, officially died of suffocation. According to results of Kokito’s necropsy, conducted at Cornell University, the 9-month-old puppy was the victim of the decreased oxygen levels in the overhead compartment. Stress combined with the animal’s narrow airway —…

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Inside the New United Polaris Lounge SFO

United Polaris Lounge SFO Seating. Source: United

United unveiled the Polaris branding for their international premium cabin offerings almost 2 years ago, but has been making relatively little progress in rolling out all the changes they initially promised. There has been no new Polaris lounge openings since December 1, 2016, when United opened its first Polaris Lounge in Chicago-O’Hare (ORD). United launched…

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Breaking: Air New Zealand Announces New Chicago Route!

Air New Zealand today announced it will begin new nonstop service between Auckland and Chicago, beginning Nov. 30, 2018. The new service announcement is a result of the joint venture relationship between Air New Zealand and United Airlines. In addition to the new route announcement, United announced it will extend its seasonal service between San…

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Update: Man Attending Father’s Funeral Sues United After Airline Steals His Wheelchair Forcing Him to Fall Over

This is an update to a story we first posted about last February. Greg Poienski, 66, was flying from Orlando to Newark last February for his father’s funeral when he claims that United staff took away his wheelchair just as he was boarding. ‘After he cleared the jet way, plaintiff’s wheelchair was taken away, and…

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Outlander Actor Says United Made Jokes About Dogs in Overhead Just 4 Days After Puppy Death, Provided Poor Service

Outlander star Graham McTavish says that he was flying this weekend from New Orleans to Chicago when he overheard United crew “making jokes about dogs in the overhead” according to PEOPLE. The star shared his experience in a tweet on Friday: Sorry, but my journey with @united today was rubbish. crew on the NOLA/ Chicago…

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Member Earns 19 Million+ United MileagePlus Miles – More Than Any Other Passenger – Lifetime Global Services Status

Tom Stuker, the owner of an automative sales and dealership consulting company, recently eclipsed the 19M mile mark with United MileagePlus. The carrier says it’s the most miles earned by any one member in the 37-year history of the program. United’s #1 member began flying in 1970 for work trips from Chicago to Hawaii and…

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Chicago Strikes Deal with American for O’Hare Expansion After Carrier Claimed City Favored United W/ 5 Extra Gates

Earlier this week American submitted a Freedom of Information request for communications between Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, his aides, and United Airlines. American believed that United’s threat to move its headquarters from Chicago resulted in the airline being awarded five additional gates at O’hare as part of the airport’s $8.5M expansion plan. The Chicago Sun Times saw…

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