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United Airlines to Donate Up to 10 Million Miles on Giving Tuesday

United Airlines to Donate Up to 10 Million Miles on Giving Tuesday

United Airlines is celebrating Giving Tuesday with a pledge of up to ten million MileagePlus miles to non-profit organizations that are part of Miles on a Mission.
Introduced in October, Miles on a Mission is a new way in which members of the airline’s MileagePlus frequent-flyer program can support non-profit groups.  It is a crowdsourcing platform that allows MileagePlus members to donate earned miles to non-profits and charities that have registered …

Clear Security Lanes Arrive at Chicago O’Hare Airport

Clear Security Lanes Arrive at Chicago O’Hare Airport

United Airlines announced the opening of Clear lanes at Chicago O’Hare International Airport late Tuesday.
United took a stake in Clear in July, although neither company would release the size of the investment.  Delta Air Lines also holds a stake in Clear.
Operated by Clear, the service promises no more than a five-minute wait at a security checkpoint. Clear uses biometrics including fingerprint and iris identification technology to confirm a traveler’s identity at …

United Airlines to Offer Jet Lag App to Travelers

United Airlines to Offer Jet Lag App to Travelers

United Airlines said it will offer members of its MileagePlus frequent-flyer program complimentary subscriptions to TimeShifter, an app that helps travelers combat jet lag,
The app, introduced in 2018, uses research in sleep and circadian neuroscience and was developed in partnership with an expert in circadian rhythms at Harvard Medical School, Steven Lockley.
“We want to do everything we can to help improve the experience of traveling across time zones,” said Luc …

Boeing Updates Guidance on 737 Max, Jet May Fly Again in January

Boeing Updates Guidance on 737 Max, Jet May Fly Again in January

Saying it is  “confident the MAX will be one of the safest airplanes ever to fly,” Boeing indicated Monday that it hopes to begin deliveries of 737 Max aircraft to airlines before the end of 2019 even if the Federal Aviation Administration hasn’t at that point approved new pilot training procedures, adding it expects a return to commercial service for the 737 in January.
The company identified five “key milestones” that …

American Airlines, Southwest Extend Boeing 737 Max Cancellations Through March

American Airlines, Southwest Extend Boeing 737 Max Cancellations Through March

American Airlines and Southwest Airlines, two of the three major operators of the beleaguered Boeing 737 Max aircraft, announced that they have delayed the restarting flights of the aircraft until March 2020.
The move means that the plane will have been grounded for almost a year at that point if, in fact, it is cleared for flights at that time.
American set the date to restart 737 Max operations as March 5, …

Great Moments in Travel History – November 2019

November, the eleventh and penultimate month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian calendars, is the last full month of autumn in the Northern Hemisphere and the last full month of spring in the Southern. Originally the ninth month in the calendar of Romulus, November retained its name, which is derived from the Latin “novem” or “nine.”
In the United States, November is the month of the Thanksgiving holiday, a …

United Airlines and Marriott to Offer Complimentary Luggage Delivery to Hotel Rooms in London

United Airlines and Marriott to Offer Complimentary Luggage Delivery to Hotel Rooms in London

United Airlines and Marriott International announced a program under which the airline will offer passengers flying in the Polaris business-class cabin between New York and London complimentary baggage transfer to their hotel.
The program is only available on flights from Newark Liberty International Airport to London Heathrow.  It is available to all passengers in the cabin including those who hold upgraded tickets who are staying at the JW Marriott Grosvenor House …