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United Airlines Adds New Features to iOS App

United Airlines Adds New Features to iOS App

United Airlines announced the addition of additional features to the iOS version of its smartphone app on Friday.
The new features include the ability to add and edit day-of-travel contact data within My Trips as well as to add emergency contact information for an unaccompanied minor. Another new feature allows members of the airline’s MileagePlus frequent-flyer program to see their progress to reach the next elite level in the program.
Finally, the …

United Airlines ConnectionSaver Uses Technology to Hold Connecting Flights for Passengers

United Airlines ConnectionSaver Uses Technology to Hold Connecting Flights for Passengers

United Airlines announced ConnectionSaver, a new technology that will automatically identify flights that should be held for connecting passengers provided it won’t inconvenience other passengers.
The airline announced a pilot of the technology in February of this year and later expanded the trial to Chicago. During the pilot phase, the system helped over 14,400 passengers with tight connections make a connecting flight.
The technology looks at multiple factors including the time it …

United Airlines Appoints New Sr. V.P. for United Express

United Airlines Appoints New Sr. V.P. for United Express

United Airlines announced the appointment of Sarah Murphy to the position of senior vice president of United Express.
In her new role, Ms. Murphy will be responsible for the airline’s regional network and its product.
“Her diverse background at United, leading teams in finance and our operation, is a perfect fit for this role as we strive to improve the overall experience for our customers and make their journey seamless, whether on …

United Operates ‘Most Eco-Friendly Flight’ from Chicago to Los Angeles

United Operates ‘Most Eco-Friendly Flight’ from Chicago to Los Angeles

United Airlines piloted the idea of a fully sustainable flight that combines zero cabin waste, sustainable aviation biofuel, and eco-friendly operational procedures.
The airline termed it “the most eco-friendly commercial flight of its kind in the history of aviation.”
The Flight for the Planet, as the airline called it, departed the airline’s hub at Chicago O’Hare International Airport with the destination being Los Angeles International Airport, where United has implemented eco-friendly operational …

United, Southwest to Expand in Southern California

United, Southwest to Expand in Southern California

Two airlines – United and Southwest – announced new service from Ontario International Airport in Southern California.
United Airlines will launch non-stop daily service from Ontario to Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport Thursday evening.
Meanwhile, Southwest Airlines, which operates from Terminal 4 at the airport, said it will add daily service to San Francisco, with four flights per day Mondays through Fridays, three on Saturdays, and two on Sundays.
Southwest said it also …

Photo Essay: United Club Grand Opening in LaGuardia’s New Terminal

United Airlines will move some of its operations to LaGuardia Airport’s brand new Eastern Concourse in Terminal B, the Central Terminal building, on June 2, and it is also opening the doors of its newest United Club lounge in that concourse to passengers that day.
The strikingly modern lounge takes some of its styling cues from United’s Polaris business-class lounges and what the airline refers to as “the sleek styles of …

United Celebrates Opening of United Club Lounge at New LaGuardia Airport Terminal in New York City

United Celebrates Opening of United Club Lounge at New LaGuardia Airport Terminal in New York City

United Airlines opened its United Club lounge at New York’s LaGuardia Airport Thursday as a preview of what will be available when it opens to the flying public on June 2.
The lounge is in the Eastern Concourse in the new Central Terminal Building, also known as Terminal B. It is located after security on the mezzanine level and echoes what the airline calls the “sleek styles of New York …