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Great Moments in Travel History – October 2014

The Old Botanical Gardens in Munich, as seen from the Charles Hotel

The original Palmer House hotel, the first of three, burned to the ground on October 9 during the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, just 13 days after its opening. It was rebuilt and reopened in 1875, and again in 1925. Today, it operates as the Palmer House – a Hilton Hotel.
William E. Boeing was born on October 1, 1888, in Detroit, Michigan.  He later went on to found the Boeing …

Seaborne, United Sign Interline Agreement

Seaborne, United Sign Interline Agreement

Seaborne Airlines announced that it entered into an interline agreement with United Airlines.
The agreement connects the two carriers’ networks at Seaborne’s hub at Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport in San Juan, Puerto Rico.  Customers can now purchase a single ticket when traveling on both of the airlines, and only have to check their baggage once, at their point of departure.
Seaborne Airlines was founded in 1992, and operates both land and …

United Plans Capacity Cuts for 2015 Winter Schedule

United Plans Capacity Cuts for 2015 Winter Schedule

United Airlines will reduce its seating capacity for the first quarter of 2015 by 6.3% according to a research report published Monday.
Buckingham Research Group analyst Daniel McKenzie’s analysis of published airline schedules predicts that the cutbacks will be the highest on domestic routes in the United States, as well as on flights to Tokyo.  The findings were first reported by Bloomberg.
According to McKenzie’s analysis, airports in the United States that …

5 Stories to Read This Weekend: September 20, 2014

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It’s the last weekend of summer.  Naturally, it’s a good time to catch up on Frequent Business Traveler news and features that you may have missed over the past week.  Here are five stories that are worth adding to your reading list.
1.)  Paul Riegler takes an in-depth look at Apple’s new iPhone 6 and the new iOS 8 operating system.  Find out about Wi-Fi calling, credit card scanning, monitoring battery …

United Airlines BusinessFirst P.S. Flight 642 New York-San Francisco – Review

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Three airlines, American, Delta, and United, dominate the premium transcontinental market, with flights linking New York City with San Francisco and Los Angeles, and a relative newcomer, JetBlue, is making significant headway as well. The competition for business- and first-class passengers on these flights is heated and service on these flights, especially in the premium cabins, is much more along the lines of an international flight.
We last reviewed United’s p.s., …

United to Add 50 Embraer 175 Planes to United Express Fleet

United to Add 50 Embraer 175 Planes to United Express Fleet

United Airlines will add 50 Embraer 175 aircraft to its United Express regional jet fleet.  The planes are being purchased by Republic Airways Holdings and operated by a Republic subsidiary on behalf of United.
The deal required United to amend its agreement with its regional partner Shuttle America, a Republic subsidiary.  Republic will sub-lease 24 Bombardier Q400 turboprops to British low-cost carrier Flybe, which is in the midst of a transformation …

United Maintenance Instructors Ratify Joint Labor Agreement

United Maintenance Instructors Ratify Joint Labor Agreement

United Airlines announced another milestone Tuesday in its post-merger integration of United and Continental Airlines employees.
The airline’s maintenance instructors voted to ratify a new joint labor agreement.  This means that the majority of United’s represented work force now has joint collective bargaining agreements including pilots, dispatchers, fleet service, passenger service, and reservations.
The instructors are represented by the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers.
United is currently negotiating with the Association …