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United Airlines Saw Increase in Traffic and Capacity in November

United Airlines Saw Increase in Traffic and Capacity in November

United Airlines announced operational results for November 2017.
Traffic for the Chicago-based airline during the month of November was 17 billion RPMs, or revenue passenger miles, an increase of 5.1% from 16.2 billion RPMs in November 2016. The carrier’s total capacity for the month was up 5.1% as well, to 20.8 billion ASMs, or available seat miles, from 19.8 billion ASMs last November.
Meanwhile, United’s consolidated load factor remained unchanged at 81.8%. …

United Airlines Increases Number of ‘Fantasy Flights’ to North Pole for Children Facing Illness for 2017

United Airlines Increases Number of ‘Fantasy Flights’ to North Pole for Children Facing Illness for 2017

United Airlines will offer its Fantasy Flights to the North Pole from 13 cities this year.
The flights transport children affected by illness or poverty to a winter wonderland constructed by airline employees.
The flights, which will host some 5,000 children, operate in 13 markets including Austin, Chicago, Cleveland, Guam, Honolulu, London, Newark, and San Francisco. Last year, the airline operated Fantasy Flights in 11 markets.
The young passengers …

United Airlines ‘Royal Hawaiian’ Friend Ship Final 747 Flight – San Francisco-Honolulu – Review

United Airlines’ final Boeing 747 flight was to be very much like its first. On July 23, 1970, a Boeing 747-100, the Friend Ship, left San Francisco destined for Honolulu, offering the airline’s vaunted Royal Hawaiian service on board.
Although Flight 747 was scheduled to depart at 11 a.m. local time, I had to get up early to prepare. In addition to United’s plans to recreate 1970s menus and uniforms, most …

Photo Essay: United Airlines’ Final Boeing 747 Flight Gives the Queen of the Skies a Royal Sendoff

United Airlines operated its last ever Boeing 747 passenger flight last week and took passengers back to the 1970s for a memorable experience and non-stop party.
After three hours of festivities at the departure gate, the leisure-suit clad crowd boarded and the real party began. There was a once-in-a-lifetime fly-by of the Golden Gate Bridge and downtown San Francisco, retro menus from the 70s including delicacies from Trader Vic’s, dry ice …

United Reports Traffic Increase for October

United Reports Traffic Increase for October

United Airlines announced operational results for October 2017.
Total traffic for the Chicago-based airline during the month of October was 18.1 billion RPMs, or revenue passenger miles, an increase of 1.7% from 17.8 billion RPMs in October 2016. The carrier’s total capacity for the month was up 3.4% to 22.3 billion ASMs, or available seat miles, from 21.5 billion ASMs last October.
Meanwhile, United’s consolidated load factor was down 1.3 percentage points …

History in the Making: United Airlines Final Boeing 747 Flight Takes Off

SOMEWHERE OVER THE PACIFIC—Since its launch in 1970, over 1,500 Boeing 747 Jumbo Jets have graced the skies. Today, November 7, 2017, United Airlines, one of the two remaining U.S. carriers flying the graceful airliner, operated its final 747 flight, from San Francisco to Honolulu, recreating its inaugural 747 flight over the same route on July 23, 1970. This report is being published live from onboard the final flight.
“Flying to …

United Enhances iPhone App with Baggage Tracking and Reservation Management Features

United Enhances iPhone App with Baggage Tracking and Reservation Management Features

United Airlines announced the addition of several significant features to its iPhone app.
New in version 2.1.28 are enhanced baggage tracking, the ability to save MileagePlus frequent-flyer program membership cards in Apple Wallet, and new reservation management features.
The “Track my bag” feature, although currently in beta, provides real-time updates on the status of checked bags, such as loaded onto the aircraft, unloaded from a flight, and available at the baggage carousel.
The …