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United Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner – Virtual Tour and Review

SAN FRANCISCO — United Airlines was the first U.S. airline to take delivery of a Boeing 787 Dreamliner and currently has 10 in service, with an additional 55 on order. The carrier first put the Dreamliner into service on November 12, 2012 on familiarization routes in the United States and slowly added a variety of domestic and international destinations as more Dreamliners joined the fleet. This was a mere two …

Delta’s Seattle Strategy: New Flights, Enhanced Services

In the latest of a spate of new routes from the U.S. to Asia launched by U.S. airlines, Delta Air Lines is launching a non-stop flight from Seattle, Washington to Hong Kong Monday.  The flight marks the airline’s fifth non-stop international route added from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in a year and brings the number of international daily non-stop flights out of the city to ten.
Earlier this month, Delta inaugurated Seattle-Seoul, …

United Airlines San Francisco-Chengdu Inaugural Flight – Review

There are launch flights and there are launch flights. Some take place when an airline begins flying a route that is new to it but that others already operate or have previously serviced. Others are for a new aircraft type. In today’s age, however, it’s rare for an airline to launch a new route that no other carrier has ever flown before.
Such is the case with United Airlines and its …

Root Down, Denver, Colorado – Airport Restaurant Review

There’s something immediately familiar about Root Down DIA, even if you’ve never been there before. Perhaps it’s the 1960s airport retro look (some items are on the counter in open suitcases sized as if they escaped from very large doll houses), or the lighted-globe chandelier with its multitude of globes, the bottle racks made from vintage luggage, or just the way the place flows: curves abound and the pods and …

A Pioneering Spirit: United to Make History with San Francisco-Chengdu, China Route

When United Flight 9 to Chengdu, China departs San Francisco International Airport on Monday, it will mark the joining of two cities, two countries, and two continents in a way that has never been done before.
Today, airlines add new service between city pairs on a weekly basis, but these are typically routes that have been flown before and are not exactly breaking new ground, unlike the way it was in …

The 2014 Guide to In-Flight Slumber

If you had trouble sleeping on your last overnight flight, the chances are that you weren’t the only one.  And if you were envious of all those people who appeared to be fast asleep during the flight, chances are that they didn’t sleep particularly well at that.
What we can do is take a look at methods and strategies that travelers can follow in order to increase the likelihood of their …

London Heathrow’s New Terminal 2 Opens for Business

United Airlines inaugurated London Heathrow Airport’s new Terminal 2: The Queen’s Terminal Wednesday with tremendous fanfare.
The new terminal, which is one of the largest privately funded construction projects in the United Kingdom in recent history, will eventually bring all Star Alliance airlines under one roof.  It was designed to make the passenger experience “very British” according to its designers as for many in transit it may be their only encounter …