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United Airlines to Reintroduce First-Class Cabin on Transcon Routes Linking New York with San Francisco and Los Angeles

United Airlines to Reintroduce First-Class Cabin on Transcon Routes Linking New York with San Francisco and Los Angeles

United Airlines will return to operating an aircraft with a three-class cabin on its p.s. transcontinental routes, at least for the time being.
Starting April 6, the Chicago-based carrier will offer one flight each day from Newark Liberty International Airport to San Francisco International and Los Angeles International airports on a Boeing 777-200ER. The aircraft is equipped with eight fully lie-flat seats in Global First, 40 fully lie-flat seats in BusinessFirst, …

United Airlines to Launch Non-Stop San Francisco-Singapore Service

United Airlines to Launch Non-Stop San Francisco-Singapore Service

United Airlines announced plans to operate what will be the longest scheduled flight of any U.S. carrier, service between San Francisco and Singapore.
The new daily flight will launch June 1, 2016 and will be operated using Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft. The route will also be the longest flown by a Dreamliner and the only non-stop service linking the United States and Singapore.
Flight UA1 will depart San Francisco International Airport at …

United Airlines Pilots Approve 2-Year Contract Extension

United Airlines Pilots Approve 2-Year Contract Extension

United Airlines and the union representing its pilots announced that the union’s membership voted to ratify a two-year extension of the current contract.
The agreement with the Air Line Pilots Association will be in effect through January 31, 2019, and will cover the more than 12,000 pilots at United. The airline said that the agreement “provides significant improvement” for its pilots.
The union said that the agreement puts its members “at the …

United to Offer ‘Exclusive Assistance’ Meet-and-Greet Concierge Service

United to Offer ‘Exclusive Assistance’ Meet-and-Greet Concierge Service

United Airlines announced it would offer a meet-and-greet concierge service, sometimes referred to as a VIP service, at some of the airports it serves.
The fee-based United Exclusive Assistance offering includes meeting the passenger at curbside, priority check-in, and expedited screening (where available), United Club access (at an additional fee), an escort to the departure gate, and assistance with what the airline termed “special requests.” An airline representative will assist with …

United Places Order for 40 737-700s

United Places Order for 40 737-700s

United Airlines said it plans to purchase 40 new Boeing 737-700 aircraft, and will use them to replace some of its older aircraft operated by regional carriers.
The airline did not disclose how much it would spend on the planes, although at current list prices, the carrier could be looking at an approximately $3.2 billion purchase.
United said that the planes would enter its fleet in the middle of next year.
The airline’s …

United Sees Decrease in Fourth Quarter Revenue

United Sees Decrease in Fourth Quarter Revenue

United Airlines announced financial results for 2015 as well as the fourth quarter of the year.
Net income for 2015 was $4.5 billion, excluding special charges.
For the fourth quarter of 2015, the Chicago-based airline reported a total revenue of $9 billion, a 3% year-over-year decrease.  Net income for the quarter was $934 million, excluding special charges.
United Airlines consolidated passenger revenue per available seat mile decreased 4.4% in 2015 compared to 2014.
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United Airlines Flight Attendants to Picket for Joint Contract at 20 Airports

United Airlines Flight Attendants to Picket for Joint Contract at 20 Airports

The Association of Flight Attendants, the union that represents the 24,000 United Airlines flight attendants, called for a “Day of Action” with protests will take place at airports around the globe on Thursday, January 21. The union is asking management to complete both contract negotiations and its merger with Continental Airlines and Continental Micronesia.
United and Continental merged in 2010. Flight attendants from both airlines, however, continue to work separately, as …