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United to Commemorate Final 747 Flight with Special Amenity Kit

United to Commemorate Final 747 Flight with Special Amenity Kit

United Airlines continues to add new ways to celebrate the retirement of its Boeing 747 fleet. The last United 747 flight will take place on November 7 and will retrace the route of the airline’s first 747 flight in 1970, from San Francisco to Honolulu.
The Chicago-based airline said it is rolling out a line of 747-themed amenity kits starting October 23. The new amenity kits will be presented to passengers …

United Airlines Q3 Profit Falls After ‘Unprecedented’ Storms Impact Operations

United Airlines Q3 Profit Falls After ‘Unprecedented’ Storms Impact Operations

United Airlines announced financial results for the third quarter of 2017.
The Chicago-based airline said its net income fell by a third to $669 million from $997 million in the same period in 2016. The airline attributed part of the decline to $185 million in pretax losses caused by canceled flights during the Atlantic hurricane season.
Revenue for the quarter was $9.9 billion, unchanged from Q3 2016.
The airline’s consolidated passenger revenue per …

Boeing 747: Now On Final Approach

When the Boeing 747 was first placed into service in 1970 with launch customer Pan American World Airways, I didn’t have long to wait to fly in one. My parents were far from aviation enthusiasts but frequently flew on Pan Am. I cut my teeth as a child on the Boeing 707 so it was just a matter of time before I ended up on a Pan Am 747-100 exploring …

LaGuardia Airport Evacuated Saturday Morning Following Bomb Threat

LaGuardia Airport Evacuated Saturday Morning Following Bomb Threat

LaGuardia Airport was evacuated early Saturday morning because of a bomb threat made by a passenger.
A Spirit Airlines passenger got into an argument with an employee of that airline in the check-in area of LaGuardia’s Central Terminal and threatened to come back with a bomb, according to the New York Police Department. He left the area and returned carrying a bag.
Police arrested the man and evacuated portions of the terminal …

United Airlines and Union Members Volunteer to Bring Supplies and Relief Workers to Puerto Rico

United Airlines and Union Members Volunteer to Bring Supplies and Relief Workers to Puerto Rico

United Airlines and several of its unions volunteered to transport over 300 first responders and volunteers to Puerto Rico following the devastation left by Hurricane Maria.
The volunteers included doctors, nurses, electricians, and carpenters. The plane carried 35,000 pounds (15,875 kilograms) of supplies including food, water, and various types of equipment needed on the island.
Members of multiple unions, including the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, the Air Line Pilots Association, and the …

United to Increase Frequency on Houston-Havana Route

United to Increase Frequency on Houston-Havana Route

United Airlines announced that it plans to expand its current service between Houston and Havana, Cuba to operate daily.
The airline submitted an application to the United States Department of Transportation requesting authorization for the change.
The carrier first began its route between George Bush Intercontinental Airport and Havana’s José Martí International Airport in December 2016, and currently offers once-weekly flights between the two cities.
United plans to operate the service using a …

United Airlines Announces Final 747 Flight, Recreating Its First 747 Route from San Francisco to Hawaii

United Airlines Announces Final 747 Flight, Recreating Its First 747 Route from San Francisco to Hawaii

United Airlines, which previously announced plans to retire the Boeing 747 from its fleet, offered details about the iconic aircraft’s final flight.
The last 747 flight, which will take place on November 7, will be a recreation of the first 747 flight operated by the airline in 1970 from San Francisco to Honolulu. United is going all out with a 1970s-inspired menu, retro United uniforms for flight attendants, to inflight entertainment …