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American, United Airlines to Washington: Don’t Fly Migrant Children Separated from Their Families on Our Aircraft

American, United Airlines to Washington: Don’t Fly Migrant Children Separated from Their Families on Our Aircraft

American Airlines and United Airlines told the U.S. government on Wednesday that it should not transport migrant children separated from their families on their airlines.
The move follows multiple reports of such activity including an article in the Houston Chronicle on Tuesday by a flight attendant who worked two such flights. The crewmember cited two flights, one to San Antonio and one to McAllen, Texas, on which there were U.S. Immigration …

United to Open Its Fourth Polaris Lounge, This One in Houston

United to Open Its Fourth Polaris Lounge, This One in Houston

United Airlines announced plans to open its fourth Polaris Lounge, this one at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston.
The lounge will open its doors on June 29, 2018.
The Chicago-based airline originally planned to open the Houston lounge this summer. It recently opened its second and third Polaris Lounges in San Francisco and Newark respectively.
Like other Polaris Lounges, this one is open only to Polaris-ticketed customers. United says that the Houston …

United Airlines Sees Increase in Traffic, Capacity, Load Factor for May

United Airlines Sees Increase in Traffic, Capacity, Load Factor for May

United Airlines announced operational results for May 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 May was 19.73 billion RPMs, or revenue passenger miles, an increase of 6.7% from 18.5 billion RPMs in May 2017. The carrier’s total capacity for the month was up 4.2% to 23.61 billion ASMs, or available seat miles, from …

United Airlines Names Former Flight Attendant Senior VP of Inflight Services

United Airlines Names Former Flight Attendant Senior VP of Inflight Services

United Airlines announced the appointment of John Slater to the position of senior vice president of inflight services. Slater previously served as vice president of the airline’s Chicago hub.
“John has the experience and passion to lead our Inflight team, and he brings with him a first-hand view of what it takes to deliver great service to our customers,” said Greg Hart, the airline’s chief operations officer.
Slater began his career as …

United Opens Third Polaris Lounge

United Airlines opened its third Polaris Lounge, this one at Newark Liberty International Airport, on Thursday.
The Chicago-based airline originally planned to open it this summer. It opened its second Polaris Lounge, that one at San Francisco International Airport, on April 30.
Like other Polaris Lounges, this one is open only to Polaris-ticketed customers. United says that the Newark lounge embraces “the energy” of the New York metropolitan area, which includes Newark, …

United Airlines CFO Resigns Suddenly

United Airlines CFO Resigns Suddenly

United Airlines announced that its chief financial officer, Andrew Levy, resigned late Thursday.
The Chicago-based carrier immediately named its current senior vice president of finance and treasurer, Gerry Laderman, as acting CFO.
“Gerry’s deep experience and financial acumen mean that he is ideally suited to lead our finance organization during this transitional period,” said United CEO Oscar Munoz who also thanked Levy for his service.
“I personally want to thank Andrew for his …

United Airlines to Offer Final Goodbye to the Queen of the Skies Including Dinner Under its Last 747

United Airlines to Offer Final Goodbye to the Queen of the Skies Including Dinner Under its Last 747

Continuing the commemoration of the retirement of its Boeing 747 fleet, United Airlines announced the opportunity to bid on a weekend that includes dinner underneath the 747 that operated the airline’s final 747 revenue flight last year.
The airline is auctioning five packages for the weekend starting June 1 that include travel to Tupelo, Mississippi, the location of Universal Asset Management Aircraft Disassembly Center, home to multiple retired United 747s. …