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United Airlines ‘Her Art’ California Edition Boeing 757 Takes Flight

United Airlines ‘Her Art’ California Edition Boeing 757 Takes Flight

A United Airlines Boeing 757 with a California-themed livery on its fuselage and tail took to the skies Sunday in the Golden State.
The airline has two hubs in the state, one in San Francisco and one in Los Angeles.
The artwork includes the Golden Gate Bridge, sunglasses, and palm trees.  It also includes a globe that is intended to signal the airline’s worldwide connectivity.
The artwork was designed by a local artist, …

United Airlines Extends Boeing 737 Max Cancellations Until January 2020

United Airlines Extends Boeing 737 Max Cancellations Until January 2020

United Airline, one of three U.S. airlines that had to ground its Boeing 737 Max fleet, announced that it has delayed its plans to restart flights of the aircraft until January 6, 2020, as the worldwide grounding of the beleaguered aircraft approaches the eight-month mark.
Regulators grounded the jet in the aftermath of two fatal hull losses, an Ethiopian Airlines flight in March and last year’s Lion Air crash.
The three U.S. …

United Airlines MileagePlus Introduces New Requirements for Earning Elite Status

United Airlines MileagePlus Introduces New Requirements for Earning Elite Status

United Airlines introduced significant changes in how members will earn elite status in its United MileagePlus frequent-flyer program.
Members currently attain status by earning Premier Qualifying Miles that are based on the number of miles flown, the type of fare and Premier Qualifying Dollars, which represent the cost of the ticket.  Alternatively, members can also attain status by earning Premier Qualifying Segments, which are based on the number of flight segments …

United Airlines Announces Initial Routes for New CRJ550 Regional Jet

United Airlines Announces Initial Routes for New CRJ550 Regional Jet

United Airlines said Thursday it plans to launch the new Bombardier CRJ550 regional jet on flights from its hub at Chicago O’Hare International Airport on October 27, 2019.
The CRJ550 is a 50-seat three-class aircraft that, according to the manufacturer, will provide an improved passenger experience.  It has more room for bags, more personal space for passengers, and a self-serve beverage and snack station.
The airline had originally planned to launch the …

Great Moments in Travel History – October 2019

October, the tenth month of the year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendar, is the sixth of seven months in a year that have 31 days. It was the eighth month in the old Roman calendar and its name comes from the Latin word for eight, “octo.”
October will forever be associated with Oktoberfest, a celebration of Bavarian culture and Bavarian beer that now begins at the end of September in …

United Airlines ‘Her Art’ Boeing 757 Takes Flight

United Airlines ‘Her Art’ Boeing 757 Takes Flight

A United Airlines Boeing 757 that features iconic images from New York and New Jersey on its fuselage and tail took to the skies Thursday at Newark Liberty International Airport.
The artwork includes the Manhattan skyline, the Statue of Liberty, and the Red Mill, an 1810 grist mill in New Jersey.  It also includes a globe that is intended to signal the airline’s worldwide connectivity.
The artwork was designed by a local …

United Airlines Flight Diverts to Denver to Free Passenger Trapped in Lav

United Airlines Flight Diverts to Denver to Free Passenger Trapped in Lav

United Flight 1554 made an unscheduled landing at Denver International Airport Wednesday night en route from San Francisco to Washington, D.C. after a female passenger was unable to exit the lavatory when thedoor failed to open.
“The lavatory door became inoperative,” the airline said in a statement Thursday.
The passenger, who was not identified but did have an Ada Quonsett moment, “was safely removed” after landing. The flight continued without incident to its …