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United Airlines Plans Return to JFK After a 5-Year Absence

United Airlines Plans Return to JFK After a 5-Year Absence

United Airlines, which last operated a flight from John F. Kennedy International Airport five years ago, said Tuesday it will return to the airport early next year.
Starting on February 1, the Chicago-based carrier will operate four daily non-stop transcon flights out of Terminal 7 at JFK, its home there five years ago.
“I have been waiting a long time to say this – United Airlines is back at JFK,” said the …

United Airlines to Add 8 New International Routes

United Airlines to Add 8 New International Routes

United Airlines said it plans to introduce eight new international routes and increase the number of flights to 19 destinations in the Caribbean, Mexico, and Latin America.
The new routes, which will begin to operate in December, include non-stop service linking Los Angeles and San Jose, Costa Rica and San Pedro Sula, Honduras; Denver and Belize City, Belize, and San Jose; and Washington, D.C. and Santo Domingo; as well as the …

United Airlines Starts Covid-19 Passenger Testing at SFO

United Airlines Starts Covid-19 Passenger Testing at SFO

United Airlines began to offer passengers traveling to Hawaii from San Francisco the opportunity to take a pre-flight rapid coronavirus test at the airport on Thursday. The airline also offers drive-through testing at the airline’s maintenance center there in advance of the trip.
The move gives passengers a choice of a more expensive rapid test at the airport or a less expensive drive-through test in advance of the trip.
“In partnership with the …

American Express Reopens Multiple Centurion Lounges

American Express Reopens Multiple Centurion Lounges

American Express announced the reopening of multiple Centurion Lounges that had been shuttered at the start of the coronavirus pandemic.
Centurion Lounges at  Charlotte Douglas International, Philadelphia International, San Francisco International, and Seattle-Tacoma International airports have reopened and other openings will be forthcoming.
The lounges will be in compliance with the new Centurion Lounge Commitment, a set of health and safety protocols and best practices that its airport lounges will follow.
Last week, …

United Airlines to Resume Non-Stop Service to China Later This Month

United Airlines to Resume Non-Stop Service to China Later This Month

United Airlines said Sunday it would restart non-stop service to China between San Francisco and Shanghai.
The airline had suspended its flights to China amidst the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic earlier in the year.
The flights will no longer stop in Seoul for a crew change.
“We look forward to resuming nonstop service and offering our customers greater convenience and shorter flight times,” said Patrick Quayle, the airline’s vice president for international …

United Airlines to Resume Service on Over 2 Dozen International Routes in November

United Airlines to Resume Service on Over 2 Dozen International Routes  in November

United Airlines said Friday it plans to restart 29 international routes come November.
The Chicago-based carrier said it would operate 38% of its international schedule this November as compared to the same period in 2019, a six-percentage-point increase compared to October 2020.
The airline said its focus in determining which routes to restart was to add warm weather and beach destinations as well as  “visiting friends and relatives” service between multiple cities, …

United First U.S. Airline to Offer Passengers a Coronavirus Test at the Airport

United First U.S. Airline to Offer Passengers a Coronavirus Test at the Airport

United Airlines said Thursday that it is making coronavirus tests available to its passengersas an experimental trial.
The airline will begin today to offer the testing for passengers traveling from San Francisco International Airport to destinations in Hawaii.   Hawaiian authorities require a negative Covid-19 test in order to bypass strict quarantine restrictions by the state.
At launch, which will be on October 15, the test will cost $250 per passenger.
The Chicago-based carrier …