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Redevelopment Plans Unveiled for O’Hare’s Terminal 5

Redevelopment Plans Unveiled for O’Hare’s Terminal 5

The Chicago Department of Aviation unveiled its plans for redeveloping Terminal 5 of Chicago O’Hare International Airport. Along with a massive remodeling of the terminal, plans include 15 new dining and retail brands, as well as new passenger amenities, and are set to be completed by fall of 2013.
A highlight of the redevelopment is that many dining and retail options will be located post-security, as 95% percent of the terminal’s …

United to Add New Service from Chicago, Houston, and Washington, D.C.

United to Add New Service from Chicago, Houston, and Washington, D.C.

United Airlines announced it will add new service from its Chicago, Houston, and Washington, D.C. hubs. The new Chicago routes will be to Shannon, Ireland and Mobile, Alabama, Houston’s added service will be to London Heathrow, and Washington, D.C. will gain flights to Fayetteville, North Carolina.
The new, nonstop route between Chicago and Shannon, Ireland, will operate five times a week, with no service from Chicago to Ireland on Tuesdays and …

Hyatt Announces New Hyatt Credit Card Benefits

Hyatt Announces New Hyatt Credit Card Benefits

Hyatt and Chase Card Services announced new benefits for holders of the Hyatt Credit Card, including the ability to earn free nights and Hyatt Gold Passport points.
Cardholders will now receive two Hyatt Gold Passport points per dollar spent on the card at restaurants, on airline tickets purchased directly with the airline, and at car rental agencies. Cardholders will also receive two stay credits and five night credits toward Diamond status …

United Takes Delivery of Its First Dreamliner

United Takes Delivery of Its First Dreamliner

United Airlines took delivery of its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner on September 22, 2012. United is now the first North American carrier to take delivery of the aircraft, and the airline expects to receive four more Dreamliners this year, out of its total order for 50.
United is preparing to fly its 787 from Boeing Field in Seattle to its hub in Houston this week. When it arrives, the aircraft is …

United Announces Domestic Routes for New Dreamliners

United Announces Domestic Routes for New Dreamliners

United Airlines announced the first routes for its new Boeing 787 Dreamliners.  The initial routes are domestic and the new planes will start flying in November of 2012 from United’s Houston hub.  Destinations will include Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, Newark, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Washington (Dulles).
These domestic routes will precede United’s 787’s previously-announced international routes, LINK , which are set to begin in December and January.
Following United’s taking delivery of …

Qatar Airways to Launch Doha-Chicago Route

Qatar Airways to Launch Doha-Chicago Route

Qatar Airways has announced it will launch a new route between Doha and Chicago O’Hare on April 10, 2013.
The 15 hour flight will be operated aboard Boeing 777-300 Extended Range aircraft which feature 335 seats in a two-class configuration (42 business class and 293 economy).
The U.S.-bound flight will depart Doha daily at 9:15 a.m., and arrive in Chicago at 3:50 p.m. The Qatar-bound flight will leave Chicago at 9:30 p.m., …

United to Launch New Domestic and International Routes

United to Launch New Domestic and International Routes

United Airlines has announced it will add new year-round and seasonal routes, including trans-Pacific and trans-Atlantic flights from San Francisco, flights from Chicago to various destinations in the Americas, and a “Capital to Capital” route between Washington and San Salvador.
From San Francisco International Airport, United will launch a daily, year-round route from San Francisco International Airport to Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport in Taipei on April 9, 2013. United will operate the …