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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 …

United Frequent Flyer Program to Move to Fare-Based Model March 1

United Frequent Flyer Program to Move to Fare-Based Model March 1

Starting March 1, United Airlines will change how members of its frequent flyer program earn miles.
Following Delta Air Lines’ lead, which has already made a similar change, United flyers will no longer earn points based on mileage flown.  Instead, the award points will be calculated based on the fare paid.
Ordinary or general members of United’s MileagePlus program will earn five points per dollar spent on airfare.  Those with elite status …

United Traffic and Capacity Up in January

United Traffic and Capacity Up in January

United Airlines announced operational results for January 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 January was 15.401 billion RPMs, or revenue passenger miles, an increase of 1.1% from 15.228 billion RPMs in January 2014.  The carrier’s total capacity for the month also increased by similar margins, …

Southwest Adds Flights to Nine Cities from Dallas Love Field After United Moves Operations to DFW

Southwest Adds Flights to Nine Cities from Dallas Love Field After United Moves Operations to DFW

Southwest Airlines announced plans late Friday to add additional flights from Dallas Love Field in Texas, saying that customer demand for flights from the airport have exceeded expectations.
The carrier said it had acquired the rights to two additional Love Field gates following an announcement that United Airlines will cease its operations at the airport and only operate out of Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.
Southwest, which has its headquarters on the grounds …

United Airlines Announces New First, Business Menus for North America

United Airlines Announces New First, Business Menus for North America

United Airlines announced it will begin to serve all new meals and snacks on flights within North America in its first- and business-class cabins.
The Chicago-based airline said that, starting February 1, it will “elevate” everything on its menus from entrees to desserts to snacks for United First and United Business passengers.  It will also add meals to shorter flights, offer passengers a greater variety of choices, and expand its meal …

United Adds Extra Flights for Super Bowl

United Adds Extra Flights for Super Bowl

United Airlines announced that it has added 55 new and additional flights to Phoenix for the 2015 National Football League Super Bowl.
The game will take place on February 1, with the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks competing for the title of Super Bowl Champion.
United Airlines added extra flights to Phoenix from Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Newark, and San Francisco between January 29 and February 2.  In addition, …