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United to Add Wi-Fi to Regional Jet Fleet

United to Add Wi-Fi to Regional Jet Fleet

United Airlines announced plans to offer in-flight Wi-Fi service on its two-cabin regional jet fleet.  The service will be provided by Gogo, which will offer its faster ATG-4 product.
The two companies plan to begin installing the equipment necessary to provide the service later this year on over 200 aircraft.  ATG-4 is roughly three times as fast as the original Gogo service, launched in 2008.
United and Gogo will also offer in-flight …

United Airlines Traffic, Capacity Down in September

United Airlines Traffic, Capacity Down in September

United Airlines announced operational results for September 2014.
The Chicago-based carrier said its consolidated traffic and capacity were both slightly down year-over-year.  The airline’s consolidated load factor was up 0.2 percentage points compared to September 2013.
Total system traffic was 16.63 billion revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, down 0.2% from September 2013.  Meanwhile, total capacity was down by 0.4% to 20.05 billion available seat miles, or ASMs.
The airline’s consolidated load factor was …

ANA to Expand Partnership with TAM Airlines

ANA to Expand Partnership with TAM Airlines

All Nippon Airways announced that it plans to expand its codeshare agreement with Brazilian carrier TAM Airlines later this month.
Beginning October 26, ANA will be allowed to place its code on TAM-operated flights to São Paulo from both Paris and Frankfurt.  Along with the transatlantic routes, the carrier will also put its code on five additional TAM routes from São Paulo.
The airline currently offers codeshare flights with TAM between London …

Delta Threatens to Sue Dallas Over Love Field Gates

Delta Threatens to Sue Dallas Over Love Field Gates

Delta Air Lines is threatening to sue the city of Dallas because it will no longer be able to operate flights out of Dallas Love Field after October 12.
Delta, which has flown from the airport since 2008 using gate space leased from American Airlines, was told by the city on Monday that it would no longer have room for its flights.  The problem stems from the fact that American gave …

Great Moments in Travel History – October 2014

The Old Botanical Gardens in Munich, as seen from the Charles Hotel

The original Palmer House hotel, the first of three, burned to the ground on October 9 during the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, just 13 days after its opening. It was rebuilt and reopened in 1875, and again in 1925. Today, it operates as the Palmer House – a Hilton Hotel.
William E. Boeing was born on October 1, 1888, in Detroit, Michigan.  He later went on to found the Boeing …

Seaborne, United Sign Interline Agreement

Seaborne, United Sign Interline Agreement

Seaborne Airlines announced that it entered into an interline agreement with United Airlines.
The agreement connects the two carriers’ networks at Seaborne’s hub at Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport in San Juan, Puerto Rico.  Customers can now purchase a single ticket when traveling on both of the airlines, and only have to check their baggage once, at their point of departure.
Seaborne Airlines was founded in 1992, and operates both land and …

United Plans Capacity Cuts for 2015 Winter Schedule

United Plans Capacity Cuts for 2015 Winter Schedule

United Airlines will reduce its seating capacity for the first quarter of 2015 by 6.3% according to a research report published Monday.
Buckingham Research Group analyst Daniel McKenzie’s analysis of published airline schedules predicts that the cutbacks will be the highest on domestic routes in the United States, as well as on flights to Tokyo.  The findings were first reported by Bloomberg.
According to McKenzie’s analysis, airports in the United States that …