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United Airlines Announces Initial International Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner Destinations

United Airlines Announces Initial International Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner Destinations

United, which took delivery of its first Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner earlier in the month, announced the six initial international routes the type will operate on.
The Chicago-based airline will offer Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner service from Newark Liberty International Airport in the New York metropolitan area to Frankfurt and Tel Aviv starting March 30. In April it will add service to Paris and Barcelona, and in May, it will add Brussels and …

United Begins San Francisco-Papeete Flights

United Begins San Francisco-Papeete Flights

United Airlines announced the launch of new service between San Francisco and Papeete, the capital city of Tahiti.
United will offer the flight on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays, and, beginning March 30, 2019, the carrier will offer year-round service on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.
United will operate the route using Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft, equipped with 36 lie-flat seats in the United Polaris business-class cabin, 70 seats in its premium-economy lite cabin, …

United Airlines Orders Nine More Boeing 787 Dreamliners

United Airlines Orders Nine More Boeing 787 Dreamliners

United Airlines and Boeing announced that the airline had placed an order for nine additional Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft.
The Boeing 787 Dreamliners will be outfitted with United’s new Polaris business-class seats.
United ordered four additional 787-9 Dreamliners in July of this year as well. The airline currently operates 25 787-9s and 12 787-8s in its Dreamliner fleet. It has 14 787-10 Dreamliners on order and slated to be delivered in 2018 …

Great Moments in Travel History – September 2018

September marks the start of the meteorological autumn in the Northern Hemisphere and the meteorological spring in the Southern.  The month gets its name from the Latin word for seven, septem. It was the seventh month in the oldest known Roman calendar in which March was the first month.  After January and February were added to the calendar ahead of March in a calendar reform, September became the ninth month but …

United Airlines Orders 29 New Jets Including Four Boeing Dreamliners

United Airlines Orders 29 New Jets Including Four Boeing Dreamliners

United Airlines said Monday it had ordered 29 new aircraft as part of what it termed a “fleet update.”
The airline announced an order for 25 Embraer E-175 regional jets as well as four Boeing Dreamliner 787-9 planes. The regional jets will arrive in 2019 and the new Dreamliners in 2020.
United will use the Embraer jets to replace 25 Bombardier CRJ700 aircraft operated by the airline’s United Express regional partners. The …

Virgin Atlantic to Begin Flights to Las Vegas, Add Extra Flight to Boston

Virgin Atlantic to Begin Flights to Las Vegas, Add Extra Flight to Boston

Virgin Atlantic announced that it will begin new and additional flights from London Heathrow.
The carrier will launch a new London-Las Vegas route on March 31, which will be operated using Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.
The airline will also add a second daily flight to its London-Boston route on this date. The service will be operated using Airbus A330-300 aircraft.
In addition, Virgin will bring back its seasonal London Heathrow-Barbados route, which will …

Great Moments in Travel History – May 2018

“Tra la, it’s May, the lusty Month of May,” as the song from “Camelot” goes. May, the fifth month in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars is typically the epitome of spring in the Northern Hemisphere and of autumn in the Southern. May Day, typically celebrated on May 1, is an ancient Northern Hemisphere spring festival that celebrates the season. It is also a public holiday in many countries, in …