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American Airlines Prints Final Edition of ‘American Way’ Magazine

American Airlines Prints Final Edition of ‘American Way’ Magazine

American Airlines announced that it was ending publication of American Way, its in-flight magazine, with the current issue.
American Way, which was first published in 1966, is believed to be the airline industry’s longest continually published in-fight magazine.  The move follows similar actions by Delta Air Lines and Southwest Airlines, which shut down their in-flight magazines – Sky and the Magazine, respectively – amidst the pandemic-induced decline in travel in 2020.
The …

United Could Order 100 Boeing 737 Max Aircraft, 100 Airbus A321neo

United Could Order 100 Boeing 737 Max Aircraft, 100 Airbus A321neo

United Airlines is reportedly in talks to purchase 200 single-aisle aircraft in an order split between Airbus and Boeing.
If confirmed, the deal would include at least 100 168-seat Boeing 737 MAX 8 jetliners and up to 100 of the 200-seat A321neo aircraft, according to multiple media reports.
The negotiations with Boeing were first reported by Bloomberg, which said that the airline wants to upgrade its fleet at a time when travel …

United Airlines Establishes New Venture Capital Fund to Invest in ‘High-Potential’ Companies Focusing on Sustainability

United Airlines Establishes New Venture Capital Fund to Invest in ‘High-Potential’ Companies Focusing on Sustainability

United Airlines will create a new venture capital fund that will invest in “high-potential companies focused on sustainability, aerospace, and other innovative technologies,” it said.
The fund, dubbed United Airlines Ventures, will concentrate on companies and technologies that will help the airline meet its goal of net zero emissions by 2050.  The airline said it will use the fund to accelerate the growth of small- to medium-sized companies “with strong potential.”
“Younger …

U.S., UK Airlines Press Governments to ‘Reopen the Skies’

U.S., UK Airlines Press Governments to ‘Reopen the Skies’

Executives from airlines on both sides of the pond pressed U.S. and UK leaders to reopen the UK-U.S. travel corridor, holding a press conference to make their case.
“Throughout the pandemic, experts have encouraged governments, businesses and the public to follow the science. United and other airlines have done just that,” said United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby.
The CEOs called on President Joseph Biden and Prime Minister Boris Johnson to “open the …

U.S. May Pioneer Supersonic Passenger Aircraft Second Time Around

The United States, which was a bystander in the first wave of supersonic travel that started in the 1970s, may be a pioneer as the second wave of supersonic transport starts to take flight.
The order by a U.S. airline for 50 new supersonic aircraft may put the country at the forefront of flying at twice the speed of sound, after having passed on the opportunity the first time around.
The carrier, …

United Airlines to Require New Employees to be Fully Vaccinated

United Airlines to Require New Employees to be Fully Vaccinated

United Airlines said it would require all new employees to be fully vaccinated against the novel coronavirus.
The carrier will require individuals who receive job offers made after June 15 to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated by the scheduled start date.
The policy was announced in a memorandum to employees viewed by Frequent Business Traveler.
The move follows a similar action taken by Delta Air Lines in May.
The announcement comes as …

U.S. Airlines Celebrate Pride Month

U.S. Airlines Celebrate Pride Month

Airlines in the United States are celebrating Pride Month this June in various fashions.  The list of carriers undertaking special activities to honor the LGBTQ community includes American Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines, and United Airlines.
United Airlines, in conjunction with partners JPMorgan Chase and Visa, announced that the three companies will offer United MileagePlus Visa card members extra miles. When members of the MileagePlus program make donations …