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United Airlines to Test New Boarding Process

United Airlines to Test New Boarding Process

United Airlines announced that it will implement a new boarding process at various airports as part of a trial program.
The new procedure will involve the use of two lanes at the gate. When boarding begins, Group 1 will board through Lane 1, while Group 2 will board through Lane 2.
Groups 3 through 5, which will be fore passengers in window, middle, and aisle seats respectively, will be asked to remain …

Republic Pilots Ratify Contract Extension

Republic Pilots Ratify Contract Extension

Republic Airlines and its pilots union announced the ratification of an extension to their 2015 collective bargaining agreement.
The extension, which was ratified by a majority of the 2,000 pilots represented by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Local 357, will be in effect until January 1, 2021.
“This extension is an investment in our people and our future,” said Matt Koscal, the airline’s chief administrative officer.
The airline, based in Indianapolis, has a …

United Airlines to Celebrate Olympics with Special Menus in United Club Lounges

United Airlines to Celebrate Olympics with Special Menus in United Club Lounges

United Airlines, the official airline of Team USA, announced plans to offer special menus in its United Club airport lounges during the 2018 Olympic Winter Games.
Starting today, February 9, United Clubs will offer these items in over 50 locations.
The opening of the Games will be celebrated on opening day with a special drink, a Perfect 10, prosecco and cranberry juice, garnished with blueberries and cranberries, and a special sundae in …

United Airlines Reports ‘Record Breaking’ January

United Airlines Reports ‘Record Breaking’ January

United Airlines announced operational results for January 2018, calling it a “record breaking” month.
Traffic for the Chicago-based airline during the month of January was 16.3 billion RPMs, or revenue passenger miles, an increase of 1.8% from 16.04 billion RPMs in January 2017. The carrier’s total capacity for the month was up 5.1% as well, to 20.62 billion ASMs, or available seat miles, from 19.97 billion ASMs in the same period …

United to Offer High-Speed Wi-Fi from Viasat on Some Flights

United to Offer High-Speed Wi-Fi from Viasat on Some Flights

United Airlines announced that it will install Viasat’s in-flight entertainment and Wi-Fi system on over 70 of its aircraft.
United will offer ViaSat’s high-capacity Ka-band satellite system, which is significantly faster than the air-to-ground systems used by some airlines. The new system will provide gate-to-gate connectivity and support over-the-air content uploads to the entertainment system .
Gate-to-gate Wi-Fi allows passengers to access the Internet and remain connected from the time they board …

Peacocks on a Plane

It took a peacock to bring everyone to his senses.
Oddly enough, it wasn’t the pig, the duck, the snake, the spider, the chicken, the rooster, or the turkey that brought the pot to a boil.
It was the peacock.
As most people know by now, an over-entitled woman tried – albeit without success – to bring a peacock onto a United Airlines flight out of Newark in January, claiming that the peafowl …

Nine Airlines Donate $28 Million to National Air and Space Museum to Remodel Major Exhibit

Nine Airlines Donate $28 Million to National Air and Space Museum to Remodel Major Exhibit

The National Air and Space Museum, part of the Smithsonian Institution, in Washington, D.C. will be remodeling one of its main attractions, courtesy of $28 million in donations from nine commercial airlines.
The beneficiary of this largess, “America by Air,” is a gallery that chronicles the history and milestones of commercial aviation, featuring items and artifacts such as uniforms, , and planes that museum visitors can enter.
The donations are unique in …