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United Enhances MileagePlus Carbon Offset Program for Earth Month

United Enhances MileagePlus Carbon Offset Program for Earth Month

United Airlines announced an expansion of its carbon-offset program.  The service offers environmentally conscious customers the option to purchase offsets for both commercial flights and freight shipments. The enhancement is an expansion of the company’s existing offset calculator program, which was developed last year with Sustainable Travel International, an NGO specializing in sustainable tourism.
The enhancement rollout, released for Earth Month, allows United MileagePlus members to redeem miles for offsets to …

United Load Factor Down in March

United Load Factor Down in March

United Airlines announced operational results for March 2014.  The Chicago-based carrier reported a year-over-year increase in system traffic of 0.7%, and capacity of 2.7%, while its load factor decreased by 1.6 percentage points.
The airline’s total system traffic for the month was 17.46 billion revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, up from 17.34 billion RPMs in March 2013.  Consolidated capacity for March, expressed in available seat miles or ASMs, was 21.10 billion, …

United Launches San Francisco-Taipei Flights, Increases Service on Houston-Tokyo Route

United Launches San Francisco-Taipei Flights, Increases Service on Houston-Tokyo Route

United Airlines announced it began new daily service between San Francisco and Taipei, Taiwan. In addition, the carrier added a second daily flight to its existing Houston-Tokyo service.
Flights between San Francisco and Taipei depart San Francisco International Airport at 1:50 p.m. and arrive at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport in Taipei at 6:30 p.m. the next day. From Taipei, flights depart at 11:10 a.m. and arrive in San Francisco at 7:30 …

Mesa to End Go Hawaiian Operations April 1

Mesa to End Go Hawaiian Operations April 1

Mesa Air Group announced it will shutter its Go Hawaiian operation effective April 1 of this year.
Passengers booked on Go Hawaiian between April 1 and June 30 of this year will either be re-booked on Hawaiian Airlines or receive a refund.
The decision was an “extremely difficult” one according to Mesa CEO Jonathan Ornstein.  “We believe it is in the best interest of Mesa’s long term strategic objectives.” he said in …

United Airlines Expands Mercedes-Benz Tarmac Service to San Francisco

United Airlines Expands Mercedes-Benz Tarmac Service to San Francisco

United Airlines announced that its Mercedes-Benz tarmac service is now available at San Francisco International Airport. The chauffeur service offers some of the airline’s Global Services members, as well as United Global First passengers, who are connecting through San Francisco a ride to their gate.
Airline staff at the airport meet and drive eligible passengers across the tarmac to their connecting flights in Mercedes-Benz GL350 BlueTec SUVs. The service gives priority …

Vote for the 2014 Frequent Business Traveler GlobeRunner Awards

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Voting for the 2014 Frequent Business Traveler GlobeRunner Awards has started, and with it, your opportunity to give credit where credit is due.  Scroll down to place your vote.
Last year, over 105,000 votes were cast.  This year’s stellar field of nominees includes over 100 airlines and alliances, hotels and resorts, and car rental agencies.  We’ve also added three new categories, namely Best Travel Tools and Apps, Best General Travel Blogs, …

United Airlines Unveils New Hangar at Newark Liberty

United Airlines Unveils New Hangar at Newark Liberty

United Airlines unveiled a new widebody aircraft hangar at Newark Liberty International Airport on Thursday.
The carrier invested $35 million to build the 90,000-square-foot (8,361-square-meter) hangar, which will be used to house and perform maintenance on widebody aircraft that United plans to put into operation in 2018. The hangar, which is designed to accommodate Boeing 787 and Airbus A350-XWB aircraft, is expected to increase the airline’s maintenance capacity by 33%.
The new …