United Airlines

United Opens New United Club at Newark Airport, Lounge is Airline’s Largest

United Opens New United Club at Newark Airport, Lounge is Airline’s Largest

United Airlines announced the opening of its latest United Club lounge, the largest in its system.
Located at Newark Liberty International Airport, the new 30,000-square -foot (2,782-square-meter) lounge accomodates almost 500 people.
Amenities include shower suites and a barista-staffed coffee bar as well as superb views of the Manhattan skyline. The furniture was locally sourced from the New York metropolitan area.
The Chicago-based carrier said that its passengers were foremost in its thinking …

United Celebrates 75 Years of Service to Hawaii

United Celebrates 75 Years of Service to Hawaii

United Airlines celebrated 75 years of non-stop service to Hawaii from the mainland.
The airline’s first such flight operated with a Douglas DC-6 Mainliner on May 1, 1947, and was the longest over-water commercial airline route at the time.  At the gate, the aircraft was greeted with a giant lei that was placed on it as a greeting.
The carrier inaugurated Stratocruiser service from Hawaii to the mainland in 1950 and United …

American, United Forecast Profitability as Travel Demand Surges

American, United Forecast Profitability as Travel Demand Surges

Three of the country’s largest air carriers – American Airlines, United Airlines, and Alaska Airlines – announced financial results for the first quarter of 2022 on Thursday.
American, the world’s largest airline, said that March was the first month since the start of the coronavirus pandemic that its revenue surpassed 2019 levels, and told investors it plans to fly as much as 94% of its 2019 second-quarter schedule.
The Fort Worth-based carrier …

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – March 24: BA.2 Now Dominant Variant of Omicron, U.S. Hits 1 Million Mark in Covid Deaths

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – March 24: BA.2 Now Dominant Variant of Omicron, U.S. Hits 1 Million Mark in Covid Deaths

Good morning. This is Jonathan Spira reporting. Here now the news of the pandemic from across the globe on the 744th day of the pandemic.
The World Health Organization said Thursday that the new BA.2 subvariant of the highly-transmissible omicron variant is now the dominant version of omicron across the world.
To be more precise, BA.2 comprised 86% of new infections reported to the WHO in the period from February 16 and …

United Airlines Staff in Montana Request Police Assistance to Deal With a ‘Frustrated’ Passenger, Ted Cruz, Who Missed His Flight

United Airlines Staff in Montana Request Police Assistance to Deal With a ‘Frustrated’ Passenger, Ted Cruz, Who Missed His Flight

No, Senator, they did not know who you were.  With everyone wearing masks, one face is just about as memorable as the next, even if it’s the face of Senator Ted Cruz, a former presidential candidate.
Cruz had missed the check-in window for his United Airlines flight from Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport over the weekend and the United Airlines agent checking him in told him that, due to higher than usual …

United Updates iPhone App With Clever New Feature

United Updates iPhone App With Clever New Feature

United Airlines announced a new update to its app for the Apple iPhone.
The latest version of the app, 4.4.42, addresses a long-standing issue that the smartphone screen locks at an inopportune moment, such as when you have your boarding pass open and are waiting on line to reach the TSA document checker and find that the screen has locked in the interim.
The problem is not, of course, limited to the …

Delta, United Update Smartphone Apps with New Features Including Free Wi-Fi Messaging

Delta, United Update Smartphone Apps with New Features Including Free Wi-Fi Messaging

Both Delta Air Lines and United Airlines announced updated versions of their iOS smartphone apps in recent days.
Delta unveiled version 5.16 of the app and made the Today Mode Boarding and Departure Time tile easier to read by increasing the speed of the rotation.
In addition, passengers who book a flight using an American Express Companion Certificate can now change their planned itinerary using the Modify Flight feature in My Trips.  …