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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, …

Lobby Bar – January 9: A Bite of Apple, Sunny and Subzero, Ultimate Hand Gestures, and Unconscious Flying

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The Lobby Bar – A bizarre and mostly inaccurate Summary of FBT News and Views
Please fly. We’ll pay you. United is upset that you’re not taking free flights – so upset, in fact, that it is suing a 22-year-old web developer for $75,000 in tantrum compensation.
Good practice. Check out our tips on how to write better e-mail in 2015. Make sure to keep e-mail short and to the point, and sprinkle a …

United Launches In-Flight Wi-Fi on Regional Fleet

United Launches In-Flight Wi-Fi on Regional Fleet

United Airlines announced that it added in-flight Wi-Fi service to the first of its United Express regional planes, an Embraer E175.  The carrier plans to outfit over 200 E175s, E170s, and CRJ700s with Gogo’s ATG-4 in-flight service.
ATG-4 is significantly faster than the original ATG system.  The service supports three times the peak bandwidth to the aircraft, or 9.8 Mbps versus 3.1.
In addition, the airline said that it plans to expand …

American Airlines Seeks to Take Over Delta’s Haneda Slots

American Airlines Seeks to Take Over Delta’s Haneda Slots

American Airlines filed an application with the U.S. Department of Transportation on Monday to operate daily, year-round non-stop service between Los Angeles and Tokyo’s Haneda Airport.  The service would use the slots currently operated by Delta Air Lines from Seattle.
This is the second time American is making the request.  In October, American made a similar filing, stating that Delta wasn’t making the best possible use of the flight rights.  In December, …

United to Begin Seasonal Chicago-Rome Flights

United to Begin Seasonal Chicago-Rome Flights

United Airlines announced that it will launch new seasonal service between Chicago and Rome, Italy on May 16, 2015.  The new route is subject to government approval.
The carrier will operate the service five times a week between May 16 and June 3, daily between June 4 and August 17, and six times a week between August 18 and September 23, 2015.
Flights are scheduled to depart Chicago O’Hare at 6:00 p.m. …

United Announces Seasonal Frequency Increase for Chengdu, Shanghai Flights

United Announces Seasonal Frequency Increase for Chengdu, Shanghai Flights

United Airlines, which launched the first-ever non-stop service between North America and Chengdu, China earlier this year, announced that it would operate that flight on a daily basis next year from June for three months.  The Chicago-based airline also said it will add a second daily non-stop flight from San Francisco to Shanghai.
Daily non-stop service to Chengdu will operate from June 4 through September 1, 2015.  Currently, United offers the …