United Airlines Simplifies Seat Upgrades With Points Incentives

United Airlines Simplifies Seat Upgrades With Points Incentives

The majority of U.S. travelers don’t have to worry about how they’ll upgrade on United Airlines. But United’s most loyal customers, who contribute more than their share of revenue, care deeply about the process. United can’t make things too difficult...
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United Airlines Expands Commitment to Biofuel, Powering More Flights With More Biofuel Than Any Other U.S. Carrier

United Airlines Expands Commitment to Biofuel, Powering More Flights With More Biofuel Than Any Other U.S. Carrier

United Airlines further strengthened its emerging reputation as the world’s most environmentally conscious airline by renewing its contract with Boston-based World Energy, agreeing to purchase up to 10 million gallons of cost-competitive, commercial-scal...
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United Finds Way to Make Up for Weak Transatlantic Economy Sales

United Finds Way to Make Up for Weak Transatlantic Economy Sales

United Airlines is struggling to fill transatlantic economy class seats at reasonable fares, but is making up the difference by capitalizing on a robust market for premium seats. Now is the time to score deals for economy class travel between...
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United Makes Live TV and Movies Free on Some Flights

United Makes Live TV and Movies Free on Some Flights

United Continental Holdings Inc. is dropping the fee to watch DirecTV live television and films on jets equipped with the service. The change is a smart way to improve the airline’s customer service, which has taken a few hits over...
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How United Is Chasing Revenue by Adding More Premium Seats

How United Is Chasing Revenue by Adding More Premium Seats

  By adding a new premium-heavy configuration, United Airlines will be increasing operational complexity. It is hoping it can offset that with increased revenue.  Some airlines are willing to take chances on multiple configurations. United Airlines is appare...
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United Airlines Warns Pilots on Issue That Plagued Fatal Lion Air Flight

United Airlines Warns Pilots on Issue That Plagued Fatal Lion Air Flight

United Airlines is warning pilots to be vigilant to ensure they can regain control of the Boeing 737 Max 9 if its automated systems unexpectedly make the aircraft dive, the likely scenario on October 29 when a Lion Air airplane crashed...
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United changes boarding process

United changes boarding process

United Airlines has switched up its boarding process, saying it is aiming to reduce the time passengers spend waiting in queues at gates. The airline claims the new process will give passengers more space at the gate, while the carrier...
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united-airlines-becomes first us airline to pledge to reduce own emissions by 50 percent by 2050

united-airlines-becomes first us airline to pledge to reduce own emissions by 50 percent by 2050

United Airlines made history by becoming the first U.S. airline to publicly commit to reducing its own greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent by 2050, further strengthening the carrier’s ambition to be the world’s most environmentally conscious ai...
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United 787 to make SFO-Zurich biofuel flight

United 787 to make SFO-Zurich biofuel flight

A United Airlines Boeing 787 will fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Zurich on Sept. 14-15 powered by a blend of biojet fuel derived from carinata, an oilseed crop that can be grown in rotation with food crops. The General Electric GENx-powered...
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United plans to introduce 737-10 lie-flat premium seat in 2020

United plans to introduce 737-10 lie-flat premium seat in 2020

United Airlines is working on a lie-flat premium-cabin seat and plans to have the first ones in service on Boeing 737-10s sometime in 2020, United president Scott Kirby said. The seats would be installed on a subfleet of the carrier’s 737-10s....
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