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United Airlines to Dramatically Increase Footprint at Denver Airport

United Airlines to Dramatically Increase Footprint at Denver Airport

United Airlines will expand its footprint at Denver International Airport.
The Denver City Council approved on Monday a contract with the airline that will give it 24 additional gates as well as space for new clubs and offices.
United, the largest airline serving Denver, will increase the number of gates it has there from 66 to 90.  The airline plans to increase its flying to 700 daily flights by 2025.
The Chicago-based airline …

Delta Debuts Innovative ‘First-Class’ Pet Travel Option

Delta Debuts Innovative ‘First-Class’ Pet Travel Option

Delta Air Lines announced it will offer its own pet carrier, the CarePod,
Features of the CarePod, which is made from non-toxic materials, include a spill-proof bowl connected to a hydration system; always-on GPS tracking; a door secured with a latch, locking pin, and zip ties with lock indicator; insulated walls; shaded windows; two viewing windows; a feeding tray with external access; and four handles.
The CarePod “heralds a new standard of …

United Airlines and Chase Introduce New Business Credit Card

United Airlines and Chase Introduce New Business Credit Card

United Airlines and JPMorgan Chase announced a new credit card, the United Business Card, on Thursday.
The new card replaces the United Explorer Business Card, which will no longer be offered.
The issuer is offering a 100,000-mile sign-up bonus given after a $10,000 initial spend in the first three months.  United and Chase are also offering new sing-up bonuses for United Explorer Card, United Club Card, and the United Club Business Card.
Cardholders …

American Airlines Profits Climb Despite Boeing 737 Max Woes

American Airlines Profits Climb Despite Boeing 737 Max Woes

American Airlines announced financial results on Thursday for the fourth quarter of 2019 and the calendar year
The world’s largest airline reported net income of $414 million for the final three months of 2019, a year-over-year increase of over 27%. Revenue rose 3.4% to $11.31 billion.
Like competitors United and Southwest airlines, American is grappling with the fallout from the 11-month grounding of the beleaguered Boeing 737 Max aircraft. The airline said …

United Airlines Updates Window Shade Policy for Takeoff and Landing

United Airlines Updates Window Shade Policy for Takeoff and Landing

United Airlines announced several changes to its window-shade policy during critical phases of flight.
Starting February 1, 2020, passengers will be instructed to keep their window shades open during taxi, takeoff, and landing.
In addition, passengers will be permitted to leave their personal electronic devices such as smartphones and tablets plugged in during those three phases except for passengers in exit rows.
Researchers say that 80% of all plane crashes happen within the …

Air Canada, WestJet Extend Boeing 737 Max Cancellations into June

Air Canada, WestJet Extend Boeing 737 Max Cancellations into June

The two Canadian airlines that have had to ground their Boeing 737 Max aircraft – Air Canada and WestJet – said they had delayed its plans to restart flights of the aircraft June 2020, as the worldwide grounding of the beleaguered aircraft approaches the 11-month mark.
Air Canada said Wednesday it would begin 737 Max flights on June 30, while WestJet said it would extend the cancellation of 737 Max flights …

Terminal C Opens at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport

Terminal C Opens at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport

Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport announced the opening of a new passenger terminal, Terminal C.
The first flight to arrive at the terminal was Aeroflot Flight 2203 from Helsinki.
The new terminal will be home to the airport’s international carriers. It was built as part of the airport’s long-term development program and is part of the Northern Terminal Compelx, which also includes Terminal B.
The Russian Constructivist-style Terminal C was built as a public-private …