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United Airlines Introduces New Corporate Travel Program

United Airlines Introduces New Corporate Travel Program

United Airlines announced the launch of United Corporate Preferred, a new corporate travel program.
The new offering consists of three tiers, namely United Corporate Preferred, United Corporate Preferred Plus, and United Corporate Preferred Elite. Company eligibility for the program depends on a variety of factors including the revenue the customer generates for the airline, current contract status, and what the airline referred to as the customer’s “loyalty.”
Companies with United corporate share agreements, …

United Airlines Reports Jump in Traffic, Capacity, and Load Factor for July

United Airlines Reports Jump in Traffic, Capacity, and Load Factor for July

United Airlines announced operational results for July 2018. The carrier’s consolidated traffic and capacity were up year-over-year, as was its load factor.
Total traffic for the Chicago-based airline during the month of July was 23 billion RPMs, or revenue passenger miles, an increase of 6.9% from 21.51 billion RPMs in July 2017. The carrier’s total capacity for the month was up 4% to 25.76 billion ASMs, or available seat miles, from …

United Airlines Names Jake Cefolia to Worldwide Sales Leadership Position

United Airlines Names Jake Cefolia to Worldwide Sales Leadership Position

United Airlines announced the appointment of Jake Cefolia to the position of senior vice president of worldwide sales.
Cefolia most recently served as vice president of sales for the Americas. He has been with the airline since 2007 and, prior to joining United, he was at Northwest Airlines and British Airways.
In the new position, Cefolia, who is succeeding Dave Hilfman, who retired, will report to Scott Kirby, the airline’s president.
“In Jake, …

United Airlines to Connect Washington, D.C. with Tel Aviv Next Year

United Airlines to Connect Washington, D.C. with Tel Aviv Next Year

United Airlines announced plans to offer thrice-weekly non-stop service between Washington, D.C. and Tel Aviv next year.
The new flight, subject to government approval, will be the carrier’s fourth to Israel. The start of service is scheduled for May 22, 2019.
Flights will depart Washington Dulles International Airport on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays at 10:30 p.m. and arrive at Ben Gurion Airport at 4:30 p.m. the following day.  Return flights will leave …

United to Add Washington, D.C.-Miami Flights Later This Year

United to Add Washington, D.C.-Miami Flights Later This Year

United Airlines announced new seasonal non-stop service linking Washington, D.C. with Miami.
The new flights will begin service on December 19, 2018 and continue through March 30, 2019. The flights will operate once daily except between December 24, 2018 and January 6, 2019, when they will operate twice daily.
The Chicago-based airline also said it plans to temporarily increase the frequency of its flights between Washington Dulles and Miami to five …

United Airlines Relaxes On Board Photography Policy

United Airlines Relaxes On Board Photography Policy

United Airlines announced it was updating its policy for photographs taken on board its flights.
The change vastly expands when and where passengers may take photos without inadvertently violating the airline’s policy.
With the change, flight attendants have been told to “allow customers to photograph or record you unless they are creating a safety or security risk or preventing you from doing your job.”
In a memo to its crew members, the airline said …

United to Offer Non-Stop Service from Denver to Monterey

United to Offer Non-Stop Service from Denver to Monterey

United Airlines announced plans to offer non-stop service between Monterey Regional Airport in California and Denver International Airport in Colorado.
The twice daily service will begin on October 4, 2018, and will connect the Monterey and Central California Coast area with United’s Denver hub, offering almost 100 connecting flights to destinations in the United States.
United already offers non-stop service to Monterey from Los Angeles and San Francisco.
Monterey, known as an artists’ …