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United to Complete Polaris Seat Retrofit by Late 2020

United to Complete Polaris Seat Retrofit by Late 2020

United Airlines said it plans to complete the installation of its new Polaris business-class seats to all international aircraft by the end of 2020 as well open a sixth Polaris Lounge then.
“Polaris seat installations continue to be on pace to be finished in late 2020,” said Andrew Nocella, the airline’s chief marketing officer, speaking at the first-quarter earnings call Thursday.
The airline’s sixth Polaris Lounge will open in 2020 at Washington …

United Airlines Appoints New VP for Sales Strategy

United Airlines Appoints New VP for Sales Strategy

United Airlines announced the appointment of Glenn Hollister to the position of vice president of sales strategy and effectiveness.
Hollister was formerly the principal and practice leader for travel and transportation at ZS Associates, a consulting firm headquartered in Evanston, Illinois.
At United, Hollister will be responsible for sales strategy, analysis, market development, digital sales, channel management, sales support, and sales events.
The appointment will take effect on April 22.
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United Airlines to Launch Non-Stop Flights Between New York and Cape Town, South Africa

United Airlines to Launch Non-Stop Flights Between New York and Cape Town, South Africa

United Airlines said late Monday that it plans to offer non-stop seasonal service from the New York metropolitan area to Cape Town, South Africa, later in the year.
The airline has applied for authority to offer the thrice-weekly service from Newark Liberty International Airport to Cape Town International Airport starting in December 2019.
The new flights will be operated using Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft.  United’s 787-9 Dreamliners feature 48 seats in the …

Unboxing the New United Airlines Polaris Amenity Kit

United Airlines is introducing new amenity kits in its Polaris business-cabins, Premium Plus premium-economy cabins, and Polaris Lounges and United Clubs this week.
We unboxed a new Polaris amenity kit to find out what’s inside.  The kits we received came in colorful lunchbox-style paper boxes that feature colorful travel icons from airplanes to bicycles to compasses on them, although these boxes were solely for promotional purposes, as was a sheet of …

United Airlines Passengers to Select Two Liveries for Its Boeing 757s

United Airlines Passengers to Select Two Liveries for Its Boeing 757s

United Airlines is inviting passengers and members of the public to vote to select two designs for special liveries that will adorn two Boeing 757s in the “Her Art Here” competition.
The liveries were designed by six women artists and voters are requested to select one livery for the East Coast and one for the West Coast of the United States. While the aircraft will be based on the two coasts, …

United Airlines to Connect Washington, D.C. with Fort Myers and Sarasota

United Airlines to Connect Washington, D.C. with Fort Myers and Sarasota

United Airlines announced plans to add new non-stop service linking Washington, D.C. with Fort Myers and Sarasota in Florida.
The airline also plans to extend its season service from D.C. to Miami.
United will offer twice-daily, year-round service lining Washington Dulles International Airport with Sarasota Bradenton International Airport and with Southwest Florida International Airport, which serves Fort Myers and Florida’s Gulf Coast.
United said it also plans to start its seasonal service from …

United Adding Munich, Geneva, Naples, Prague, Stockholm, Tel Aviv to Summer Schedule

United Adding Munich, Geneva, Naples,  Prague, Stockholm, Tel Aviv to Summer Schedule

United Airlines announced its summer international schedule, which includes 31 new and returning international routes.
In total, United will offer customers service to 54 international destinations this year.
The Chicago-based airline will add service linking the New York area with Prague and with Naples, Italy.
In addition to the new Naples service, it is adding service between Newark Liberty International Airport and Munich, Geneva, and Stockholm, as well as service between Washington’s Dulles …