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United Airlines February Figures Largely Unchanged

United Airlines February Figures Largely Unchanged

United Airlines announced operational results for February 2015.  Both the carrier’s consolidated traffic and consolidated capacity for the month were up slightly year-over-year, while its load factor decreased marginally.
Total traffic for the Chicago-based airline during the month of February was 13.692 billion RPMs, or revenue passenger miles, an increase of 0.6% from 13.688 billion RPMs in February 2014.  The carrier’s total capacity for the month was down 0.4%, however, to …

United Forms New Aviation Ground-Handling Operation, Makes Multiple Executive Appointments

United Forms New Aviation Ground-Handling Operation, Makes Multiple Executive Appointments

United Airlines made multiple executive appointments and announced the creation of an aviation ground-handling operation on Friday.
The Chicago-based airline said it forming the ground-handling operation to provide services not only to United but also to other carriers, similar to what American Airlines has with Eagle Ground Handling, a part of its Envoy unit, and Delta with Delta Global Services.  The carrier announced the appointment of Lynda Coffman, currently vice president …

Lobby Bar – March 6: The Son of a Virgin, Standing is the New Sitting, and a Marriott on Mars

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Lobby Bar – A Highly Suspect Summary of FBT News and Views 
Please stand by. Jesse Sokolow stays at the Row NYC in Times Square. A business center in the lobby of the hotel is outfitted with eight Apple computers, but the hotel seems to have forgotten the chairs, leaving guests literally standing by.
Guest entrance. Did you know Birthday Girl and Dream Girl are both Virgin’s? And if that wasn’t suggestive …

United Plans New Menus, Improved Customer Service at United Clubs Worldwide

United Plans New Menus, Improved Customer Service at United Clubs Worldwide

United Airlines announced it will introduce major dining and customer services changes at all of its United Club airport lounges worldwide.
The Chicago-based airline said it will offer a new menu to guests, one that emphasizes “freshness, variety and quality,” and train its agents in keeping with “standards of the hotel and hospitality industry to better match club members’ expectations.”
The new menu, which will be available at its lounges in Chicago’s …

United Plans New and Refreshed United Clubs at Seven Airports in 2015

United Plans New and Refreshed United Clubs at Seven Airports in 2015

United Airlines plans to open several new United Clubs and renovate several others in 2015.  The airline operates over 50 airport lounges across the globe.
The plans, a copy of which was obtained by Frequent Business Traveler, were outlined in a memo sent to the airline’s employees this week.
The program will affect seven airport locations and will result in United Club lounges with “a new, modern style with upgraded amenities,” according …

Great Moments in Travel History – March 2015

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The St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco opened on March 21, 1904.  Notable individuals including Theodore Roosevelt, Helen Keller, Woodrow Wilson, Charlie Chaplin, Ronald Reagan, and Queen Elizabeth II have all stayed at the California property, which is in operation today as the Westin St. Francis.
On March 10, 1910, William Boeing bought Heath’s Shipyard in Seattle, Washington.  The shipyard, located on the Duwamish River, would become Boeing’s first airplane factory.
Le Canard …

United Launches MileagePlus Cruise Awards

United Launches MileagePlus Cruise Awards

United Airlines announced that it is enhancing its MileagePlus loyalty program with cruise-related benefits.
The airline’s new MileagePlus Cruise Awards program allows those living in the United States the opportunity to redeem miles for travel aboard cruise ships.
Members can book their cruise travel with over 24 cruise lines, to destinations including South America, Europe, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii, and the Caribbean.
MileagePlus members can also earn miles for cruise travel by booking through …