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United Airlines ‘Miles on a Mission’ Helps Frequent Flyers Support Non-Profits

United Airlines  ‘Miles on a Mission’ Helps Frequent Flyers Support Non-Profits

United Airlines announced Miles on a Mission, a new way in which members of the airline’s MileagePlus frequent-flyer program can support non-profit organizations.
Miles on a Mission is a crowdsourcing platform that allows MileagePlus members to donate earned miles to non-profit organizations and charities that have registered with the airline.
The new program “lets MileagePlus members support non-profits in need of air travel,” the airline said in a statement.
The Chicago-based airline is …

United Airlines Moves to Create a Cleaner Future with $40 Million Sustainable Fuel Investment Fund

United Airlines Moves to Create a Cleaner Future with $40 Million Sustainable Fuel Investment Fund

United Airlines announced it plans to create and fund what it termed a new investment vehicle that will focus sustainable aviation fuel innovations.
The Chicago-based airline, which is the only U.S. airline that uses sustainable fuel on a regular basis, said it invest $40 million in the new fund, which will support the development of such fuel types as well as other decarbonization technologies.
“We aspire to be the airline leading the …

Apple May Help United Airlines Upgrade San Francisco Terminal

Apple May Help United Airlines Upgrade San Francisco Terminal

Are you ready for iCheckin?  Cupertino-based Apple and United Airlines are in early discussions about upgrading the airline’s terminal at San Francisco International Airport, the company told reporters on Friday.
“The Apple team in San Francisco has been in our baggage hold areas, customer service, and the lobbies,” said Linda Jojo, the airline’s chief digital officer.   “I’m being deliberately vague,” she added.
Apple is United’s largest customer, spending approximately $150 million per …

American, Southwest Airlines Say Boeing 737 Max Grounding Will Cost Over $1 Billion

The worldwide grounding of Boeing 737 Max aircraft, now in its seventh month, is costing the airline industry billions of dollars and the exact figures are starting to come out as airlines release third-quarter financial information.
The grounding, which has yet to be lifted, has cost American Airlines and Southwest Airlines at least $945 million and that figure is expected to rise in the weeks ahead.
American Airlines, which has 24 of …

Air New Zealand and United Airlines Announces Non-Stop to New York

Air New Zealand and United Airlines Announces Non-Stop to New York

Air New Zealand, in conjunction with its joint-venture partner United Airlines, announced it will offer non-stop thrice-weekly service from Auckland to the New York metropolitan area starting in October 2020.
The news comes ten months after the launch of service between Auckland and Chicago.
The non-stop trip to Newark Liberty International Airport will cut down travel time from New Zealand to the East Coast of the United States by three hours, the …

United Airlines ‘Her Art’ California Edition Boeing 757 Takes Flight

United Airlines ‘Her Art’ California Edition Boeing 757 Takes Flight

A United Airlines Boeing 757 with a California-themed livery on its fuselage and tail took to the skies Sunday in the Golden State.
The airline has two hubs in the state, one in San Francisco and one in Los Angeles.
The artwork includes the Golden Gate Bridge, sunglasses, and palm trees.  It also includes a globe that is intended to signal the airline’s worldwide connectivity.
The artwork was designed by a local artist, …

United Airlines Extends Boeing 737 Max Cancellations Until January 2020

United Airlines Extends Boeing 737 Max Cancellations Until January 2020

United Airlines, one of three U.S. airlines that had to ground its Boeing 737 Max fleet, announced that it has delayed its plans to restart flights of the aircraft until January 6, 2020, as the worldwide grounding of the beleaguered aircraft approaches the eight-month mark.
Regulators grounded the jet in the aftermath of two fatal hull losses, an Ethiopian Airlines flight in March and last year’s Lion Air crash.
The three U.S. …