United 787 Polaris – 9
Details Of United’s New Washington To Accra Flight

Several weeks ago United Airlines revealed some new long haul flights, including to Africa, India, and Hawaii. So far United has put its new flights to Bangalore, Johannesburg, Maui, and Kona, on sale, and now the airline is opening reservations for…

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United 787 Polaris – 32
United Reports Q3 Loss, Claims To Beat Competitors

A few days ago Delta Air Lines reported its third quarter results, which were rough. Well, now United Airlines has reported its third quarter results, and they're... well, bad as you'd expect given circumstances, but not as bad as they could be. Let's…

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United MileagePlus Selling Miles With 100% Bonus

United Airlines MileagePlus has just launched its latest promotion on purchased miles. Through 11:59PM CT on Tuesday, October 27, 2020, United MileagePlus is offering a sale on purchased miles. Different accounts may be eligible for different bonuses,…

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United Business Class 777 – 7
United Now Upgrading Pilots Before Paying Customers

If you're a United frequent flyer, you may miss out on your next first class upgrade not due to another paying passenger, but due to a pilot... Recently United Airlines and its pilot union reached an agreement that avoids any pilot furloughs through…

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United 787 Polaris – 30
Details: United’s New Flights To Bangalore & Johannesburg

A couple of weeks ago United Airlines announced some new long haul flights, including to Africa, India, and Hawaii. Last weekend United put its new Hawaii flights on sale, and United has now put its two new ultra long haul flights on sale. Let's take…

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United Airlines Business Card Review (2020)

Chase and United Airlines have had a close relationship for years. As part of that, they have several co-branded credit cards, and you can also transfer points from Ultimate Rewards to MileagePlus. In this post, I wanted to take a look at the UnitedSM…

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United Gateway Card: New No Annual Fee Chase Card

Chase and United have expanded their suite of co-branded credit cards, with the introduction of the new United GatewaySM Card. The United Gateway Card is a great new no annual fee card issued by Chase that offers a solid sign-up bonus, no foreign transaction…

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Jake Cefolia
United Airlines Executive Still Missing, 55 Days Later

Let me start by acknowledging that this is a travel blog, and I don't usually cover missing people stories. However, this is something I wrote about early on (given the airline industry connection), and which I've been following almost daily ever since.…

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Wow: United Airlines Plans To Return To JFK Airport

It's finally happening -- United Airlines plans to make a return to New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport. United Airlines stopped flying to JFK Airport in October 2015: The airline had a limited presence at JFK, primarily using the airport…

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Details Of United Airlines’ New Flights To Hawaii (From Chicago & Newark)

A couple of weeks ago United Airlines announced some new long haul flights, including to Africa, India, and Hawaii. United's new long haul flights to Hawaii are now on sale, so we finally have a sense of what the schedules will look like. Let's get into…

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United 787 Polaris – 29
United Airlines Closing Foreign Crew Bases

In early June it was announced that United Airlines would close three of its four foreign flight attendant bases. There has been quite a legal battle regarding this between the airline and the union, and a final decision has now been made. United Airlines…

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United Airlines Introduces Airport COVID-19 Testing

United Airlines is becoming the first US airline to launch a COVID-19 testing program that could make travel easier. We know that we need more accessible testing to make travel easier, though that's an area where the US isn't doing a great job. Hawaii…

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New York To Los Cabos: Look At That Capacity!

Airlines have taken a new approach to route planning across the board, and there's no market where that's more evident than New York to Los Cabos... Historically the legacy carriers have been all about going after business travelers and focusing on routing…

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United Polaris 767 – 9
Earn Bonus Miles For Funding United TravelBank

United Airlines is offering a bonus when you pay now for future travel, but is it worth it? United Airlines is offering five MileagePlus miles per dollar when you add funds to your TravelBank account. For those of you not familiar with TravelBank, this…

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United Polaris 767 – 8
United Airlines Being Sued For Staffing NFL Charters With “Attractive” Flight Attendants

Two United Airlines flight attendants filed a lawsuit against the airline yesterday in California, alleging that United takes a "despicable" approach to staffing sports team charter flights. Historically US airlines have done a significant number of…

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United 787 Polaris – 29
United Airlines Modifying 787-9s For New Longest Route

Yesterday United Airlines announced seven new routes, five of which are international. While most airlines are adding service to Cancun and Fort Myers during these tough and unusual times, United is adding service to destinations like Accra, Bangalore,…

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Cool: United Airlines’ Africa, India, And Hawaii Expansion

United Airlines sure knows how to generate buzz -- yesterday United hinted at a route announcement happening today, and the details are now official. United Airlines has announced plans to add seven new routes, including flights to Africa, India, and…

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United 787 Polaris – 50
Can You Guess United Airlines’ Mysterious New International Routes?

As an aviation geek, I sure love that some airlines have made a game of new route announcements, giving us a chance to guess before the announcement is formalized. Well, here's a fun one... United Airlines dropped a hint on social media today about new…

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Guy Flies United Airlines With Massive Boarding Pass

A TikTok user posted a "life hack" about how to never lose your boarding pass. Apparently the method is to show up at the airport with your boarding pass printed on a five foot piece of paper. Surprisingly he seems to have no issues at any point of the…

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United Airlines’ Bizarre Promise Of “Forever”

Yesterday United Airlines delighted the flying public by announcing that it would eliminate change fees and standby fees on domestic flights. Airline change fees have historically been a major point of frustration among travelers, so this was incredible…

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United Polaris 767 – 29
WOW: United Airlines Eliminates Change Fees Permanently

If there's one good thing to come from the airline industry as a result of coronavirus, this might just be it. It has today been announced that United Airlines will be permanently eliminating change fees for tickets, effective immediately. United's standard…

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United Airlines Will Start Canceling Empty Flights

United Airlines has this month introduced a program that has the potential to be problematic for customers. One common misconception that people have long had about airlines is that they cancel empty flights. I can't count the number of times I've been…

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United Airlines Claims India Job Postings Were Error

Yesterday I posted about how United Airlines had several job postings in India. These were all for positions that were until recently in the United States, and comes at a time when United Airlines wants billions more dollars from taxpayers in order to…

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