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United Airlines Appoints New General Counsel

United Airlines Appoints New General Counsel

United Airlines announced the appointment of Robert S. Rivkin to the position of senior vice president and general counsel.
In his new position, Rivkin will be responsible for all legal matters at the carrier as well as ethics compliance, government contracting, and security, the airline said.
Rivkin, who will join the carrier in March, is currently the deputy mayor of Chicago. Prior to that, he held the position of deputy general counsel …

American, Delta, Hawaiian, United Apply for Tokyo Haneda Routes

American, Delta, Hawaiian, United Apply for Tokyo Haneda Routes

American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Hawaiian Airlines, and United Airlines are vying to obtain a limited number of slots to offer service from the United States to Tokyo Haneda Airport.
The 12 new slots will be in addition to the six currently being used by U.S. carriers. American and United each operate one daily non-stop flight to Haneda while Delta and Hawaiian each operate two. American serves Haneda from Los Angeles, …

U.S. Airlines Move to Add Gender-Neutral Option to Booking Process

Six U.S. airlines said they are working to introduce additional gender options for travelers who do not identify exclusively as male or female.
The change will add options for “unspecified” and “undisclosed” and will keep airlines in compliance with U.S. and foreign government requirements that allow passenger data to match the identification carried by travelers to airport security checkpoints and immigration controls.
The move follows the adoption of new standards for travelers …

Chicago O’Hare Overtakes Atlanta as World’s Busiest Airport by Number of Flights

Chicago O’Hare Overtakes Atlanta as World’s Busiest Airport by Number of Flights

Chicago O’Hare International Airport is the world’s busiest airport by number of flights, besting Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, which retains the title of world’s busiest airport by passenger traffic, however.
O’Hare last held that title in 2014.
The busy Chicago airport reported 903,747 flights last year, while Atlanta had only 895,502.
“Chicago is proud to be the home of the best connected airport in the U.S., and now the busiest airport for total …

United to Increase Number of Premium Seats on 250 Aircraft, Add New Bombardier CRJ550 RJ to Fleet

United to Increase Number of Premium Seats on 250 Aircraft, Add New Bombardier CRJ550 RJ to Fleet

United Airlines said it will be the launch customer for the innovative new Bombardier CRJ550 regional jet and also announced that it will add a significant number of premium seats to its aircraft.
The CRJ550 is a 50-seat three-class aircraft that, according to the manufacturer, will provide an improved passenger experience.  It will have more room for bags, more personal space for passengers, and a self-serve beverage and snack station.
In addition …

United Airlines Celebrates Opening of Fort Lauderdale United Club, Will Add 3 More Lounges in 2019

United Airlines Celebrates Opening of Fort Lauderdale United Club, Will Add 3 More Lounges in 2019

At the opening of its United Club at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on Monday, United Airlines announced plans to open three additional United Clubs in the United States throughout the year.
The new airport lounges will be in the new terminal at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, in the new La Guardia Airport Central Terminal’s Eastern Concourse in New York City, and at Raleigh-Durham International Airport.
The new lounges will feature …

In-Depth Analysis: United Airlines’ 2019 Fleet Plan

United Airlines, the world’s second largest airline by passenger traffic, will make a number of significant changes to its fleet in 2019.
The Chicago-based airline operates a mostly Boeing fleet of narrow- and wide-body aircraft in its mainline fleet along with a small number of Airbus A320 family aircraft. The total number of aircraft in the fleet was 773 as of January 2019.
In 2012, United became the first U.S. airline to …