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T-Mobile Adds United Airlines to ‘Coverage Beyond’ Program for Free In-Flight Wi-Fi

T-Mobile Adds United Airlines to ‘Coverage Beyond’ Program for Free In-Flight Wi-Fi

T-Mobile announced the extension of its free in-flight Wi-Fi offer to passengers traveling on select domestic and short-haul international flights operated by United Airlines.
The move, as part of the mobile operator’s Coverage Beyond program that is already available on select flights operated by American Airlines, Alaska Airlines, and Delta Air Lines. The service gives T-Mobile customers the ability to text, search, send and receive e-mail, and stream movies and videos …

United Airlines Threatens to Leave JFK (Again), This Time Over Takeoff and Landing Slots

United Airlines Threatens to Leave JFK (Again), This Time Over Takeoff and Landing Slots

United Airlines said Tuesday that it will end service at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport come October unless the Federal Aviation Administration grants it additional landing and departure slots.
In a letter to Acting FAA Administrator Billy Nolen last week, United CEO Scott Kirby urged the agency to increase the carrier’s capacity at JFK, according to an e-mail the airline sent to employees on Tuesday that was viewed by …

Great Moments in Travel History – September 2022 Edition

September, the “harvest month” in Charlegmagne’s calendar, is still called Herbstmonat, the harvest month, in Switzerland.  The month marks the start of the meteorological autumn in the Northern Hemisphere and the meteorological spring in the Southern.
The month of September gets its name from the Latin word for seven, septem. It was the seventh month in the oldest known Roman calendar in which March was the first month.
After January and February were added …

Travel Disruptions Won’t End This Summer as Airlines Cancel Thousands of Flights and Airports Extend Passenger Caps

Travel Disruptions Won’t End This Summer as Airlines Cancel Thousands of Flights and Airports Extend Passenger Caps

If you’re wondering whether the current chaos in the skies will dissipate come fall, it’s already possible to read the tea leaves or coffee grounds: Airlines are cancelling tens of thousands of flights and major foreign airports are continuing their caps on passenger numbers into at least November.
While it appears that the boom in travel took airlines and airports by surprise, it was widely predicted in the preceding months and …

United Airlines Puts Down $10M Deposit on Electric Air Taxis

United Airlines Puts Down $10M Deposit on Electric Air Taxis

United Airlines said it had paid $10 million as a deposit for its previous order for electric air taxis.  The deposit covers 100 of the flying machines, which have vertical takeoff and landing capabilities.
The Chicago-based airline last year agreed to order up to 200 of the flying taxis with an eye towards having the ability to ferry passengers to and from the airport with minimal environmental impact.
United will be the …

Flight Delays and Cancellations Reach Into the Weekend, Stranding Hundreds of Thousands of Passengers

Flight Delays and Cancellations Reach Into the Weekend, Stranding Hundreds of Thousands of Passengers

Massive flight delays and cancellations continued into Sunday, after tens of thousands of flights were cancelled over the period leading into the weekend, stranding hundreds of thousands of travelers worldwide.
As of noon EDT Sunday, there had been 732 flight cancellations on Sunday within, into, or departing from the United States, with an additional 2,855 delays.  On a global scale, flight delays were 14,749, with 1,796 cancellations.
On Saturday, the picture was …

Millions of Passengers Face Flight Delays and Cancellations This Weekend

Millions of Passengers Face Flight Delays and Cancellations This Weekend

If you’ve been trying to get on a flight in the past few days and couldn’t, you weren’t alone. Flight cancellations into, out of, or within the United States are continuing into the weekend, affecting millions of passengers and American Airlines, the world’s largest carrier, has posted more delays and cancellations than any other airline.
On Saturday alone, airlines have posted 1,550 delays on U.S. flights as of 1 p.m.  EDT, …