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United Airlines Completes Reconfiguration of Premium Service Boeing 757s

United Airlines Completes Reconfiguration of Premium Service Boeing 757s

United Airlines announced it completed reconfiguring all 15 of its premium service aircraft from three-class to two-class configuration, eliminating first class completely, and installing new fully lie-flat business-class seats.  The Boeing 757-200 aircraft operate between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and both San Francisco and Los Angeles.
United’s BusinessFirst class on the aircraft now has new lie-flat seats and 15.4” monitors, while economy class has 9” monitors, and two …

American Gets First Airbus A321 Transcontinental Aircraft

American Gets First Airbus A321 Transcontinental Aircraft

American Airlines announced that it has taken delivery of its first Airbus A321 Transcontinental aircraft.  The plane is expected to go into service on the airline’s New York-Los Angeles route next January, and the New York-San Francisco route in March.
Initially, the A321T will operate two of American’s daily flights between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and Los Angeles International Airport.  Beginning in June, the carrier will increase the …

Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Network Speed Stalls in Big Cities

Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Network Speed Stalls in Big Cities

If you’re a Verizon customer and you’ve noticed your LTE network isn’t as fast as it used to be, you are not alone – and you are not imagining things.  Verizon, which currently has the largest LTE network in the U.S. as well as the oldest, also has more LTE customers than any other mobile operator and users in large cities including New York, San Francisco, and Chicago are starting …

Air China Announces New Entrées and Wines

Air China Announces New Entrées and Wines

Air China announced the introduction of classic Chinese and Western dishes in its first and business class cabins onboard its Beijing-Frankfurt, Los Angeles, and San Francisco routes.  In addition, the airline announced the offering of French vintage wines onboard its European and U.S. routes operated with Boeing 777-300ER aircraft.
The carrier’s new menu items include crabmeat buns, salmon stock, and mushroom cream soup.  The airline’s catering time for menu items is …

Delta to Introduce Updated Boeing 757s, Additional Flights for JFK-LAX Route

Delta to Introduce Updated Boeing 757s, Additional Flights for JFK-LAX Route

Delta Air Lines announced it will introduce three updated Boeing 757 aircraft on its route between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and Los Angeles International Airport on July 1, 2014.  The aircraft will be updated with lie-flat seats in the carrier’s BusinessElite class, as well as the addition of Economy Comfort seats.
The three aircraft will be the first updated 757s to be introduced on the airline’s routes between …

United Airlines Plans Nonstop Service from San Francisco to Tokyo’s Haneda Airport

United Airlines Plans Nonstop Service from San Francisco to Tokyo’s Haneda Airport

United Airlines announced Friday that it had applied to the Department of Transportation for authority to offer nonstop service from San Francisco International Airport to Tokyo International Airport, commonly referred to as Haneda.
The move comes after American Airlines announced it will discontinue its New York-Tokyo Haneda service in December, creating an opening at the Tokyo airport.  It is expected that other U.S. airlines will apply for the route authority as …

United Airlines to Add New Seasonal Routes, Increase Frequency on Existing Routes

United Airlines to Add New Seasonal Routes, Increase Frequency on Existing Routes

United Airlines announced it will add three new seasonal routes, one from San Francisco and two from Chicago, this winter.  In addition, the airline will also increase the frequency of flights on several existing routes.
Beginning December 12, United will launch daily, nonstop service from San Francisco to Sun Valley, Idaho.  The service will operate through March 30 of next year.
The carrier will also launch new nonstop service between Chicago and …