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United Airlines Reports 47% Increase in Q1 Profit

United Airlines Reports 47% Increase in Q1 Profit

United Airlines announced financial results for the first quarter of 2018.
The Chicago-based airline said its net income rose by 47% to $147 million from $99 million in the same period in 2017.
The airline’s CEO, Oscar Munoz, noted that it had achieved higher numbers “despite four nor’easters and other weather disruptions.”
Revenue for the quarter was $9.03 billion, a 7.2% increase over Q1 2017.
The airline’s consolidated passenger revenue per available seat mile, …

United to Add New In-Flight Entertainment Options and Improved Accessibility to Aircraft

United to Add New In-Flight Entertainment Options and Improved Accessibility to Aircraft

United Airlines announced it was adding a complimentary streaming in-flight entertainment options to 200 additional aircraft.
Passengers can stream United’s library of movies and television shows to their personal electronic devices, which include smartphones, tablet, and laptops without having to purchase in-flight Wi-Fi.
The move means that all United aircraft with 70 seats or more have a complimentary streaming option, accessible via in-cabin Wi-Fi.
In addition to the standard fare, the Chicago-based airline …

Chicago Aviation Officers Sue City Over Erased Work History After United Passenger Dragging Incident

Chicago Aviation Officers Sue City Over Erased Work History After United Passenger Dragging Incident

Aviation security officers who were members of the Chicago Aviation Police have filed suit against the city of Chicago and the state of Illinois after their status and past history as law enforcement officers was effectively deleted.
Following the April 2017 incident in which passenger David Dao was dragged off a United Airlines flight by two of the force’s members, the city’s aviation commissioner removed the agency’s status as that of …

United to Open San Francisco Polaris Lounge on April 30

United to Open San Francisco Polaris Lounge on April 30

United Airlines plans to open its Polaris Lounge at San Francisco International Airport on the last day of April.
The Chicago-based airline originally planned to open it this summer.
The San Francisco facility will be the airline’s second Polaris Lounge. It is open only to Polaris-ticketed customers.
The Polaris Lounge is intended to bridge the in-lounge and in-flight experiences. Passengers get to sit down for a complete dinner prior to the flight in order …

United Airlines Reports Traffic, Capacity, and Load Factor Were Up in March

United Airlines Reports Traffic, Capacity, and Load Factor Were Up in March

United Airlines announced operational results for March 2018. The carrier’s consolidated traffic and capacity were up year-over-year, as was its load factor.
Total traffic for the Chicago-based airline during the month of March was 18.76 billion RPMs, or revenue passenger miles, an increase of 6.5% from 17.61 billion RPMs in March 2017. The carrier’s total capacity for the month was up 3.8% to 22.47 billion ASMs, or available seat miles, from …

United Airlines Returns to Corning and Elmira, N.Y.

United Airlines Returns to Corning and Elmira, N.Y.

United Airlines announced the return of service to Elmira Corning Regional Airport in central New York on Monday.
The Chicago-based airline will offer two non-stop daily flights from the airport, which is situated midway between Corning and Elmira, to its New York hub at Newark Liberty International Airport. From there, passengers will be able to connect to over 150 destinations served by the airline.
Flights will depart Elmira/Corning at 6 a.m. and …

United to Open New Lounges in Newark and LaGuardia

United to Open New Lounges in Newark and LaGuardia

United Airlines said it plans to open new lounges at LaGuardia and Newark Liberty International airports.
The Chicago-based airline will open a new United Polaris lounge in Newark for passengers ticketed in Polaris business or first class. In addition to a variety of seating areas, the lounge will offer private shower suites with large walk-in showers and rest areas with day beds.
To allow passengers maximum sleep time on board their flights, …