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United CEO Oscar Munoz Sends Off Team USA at San Francisco Gate Celebration

As the official airline of Team USA, United Airlines sent 16 athletes, including members from the Freestyle Ski Team to the Olympic Winter Games on Tuesday. United flight 893 departed San Francisco at 10:45 a.m. PT, enroute to Seoul, South Korea. Members of Team USA and the United States Olympic Committee have been traveling through San Francisco on United’s flight to Seoul since January 29. The remainder of Team USA departed Tuesday morning, including Gus Kentworthy, a silver medalist freeskier.…

“Alexa, Is My Flight On Time?” United Collaborates with Amazon…

United Airlines has partnered with Amazon to become the first U.S. airline to offer an Alexa skill for customers to check-in for flights, check flight status, view in flight amenities and more. This new skill allows customers to check-in and learn about their flights without lifting a finger. Customers can…

United Raises a Glass to Veterans

Throughout the month of November and in honor of Veterans Day, United Club customers will have the chance to support military charities by purchasing select beverages. United has selected two beers to serve at its United Club locations, each chosen from breweries started and owned by veterans. In Chicago, United…

United Airlines Hosts 2016 World Airline Road Race

Employees from 70 airlines around the world came together in Chicago for the 35th annual World Airline Road Race (WARR) on September 24. This year, the race was hosted by United Airlines, who had the largest team with over 200 employees. WARR began 35 years ago when the Qantas Running…

Emirates Expands A380 Service to New Zealand

Emirates, the world's largest Airbus A380 Operator announced today it will begin A380 service to Christchurch, New Zealand beginning October 30th which will coincide with the launch of the A380 on its Dubai to Auckland nonstop route. The airline will be the first to begin regularly-scheduled Airbus A380 flights to…

Johannesburg to Say ‘Hello’ to Emirates A380

Emirates announced today that Johannesburg will be the next city in its network to receive Airbus A380 service. Currently, Emirates uses the Boeing 777-300ER to serve Johannesburg with four daily flights. Beginning February 1, one of the daily flights will be operated by the A380. The Schedule Flight # Departure…

Alaska Airlines Adds Service from Newark

Alaska Airlines announced today it will increase its presence in the New York City region with additional service to Newark's Liberty International Airport. The airline currently serves Newark with two daily flights from Seattle and will add a third in Spring or 2017. "We thank the Federal Aviation Administration, and…

Air Canada and Bombardier Finalize C Series Order

Air Canada and Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced today that an order for C Series aircraft has been finalized. The airline originally signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) in February 2016 for new C Series aircraft, and today finalized an order for 45 CS300 aircraft with options for an additional 30.…

United and AFA Reach Tentative Agreement for Flight Attendant Contract

United and the Association of Flight Attendants (AFA) announced today that it has reached an agreement for a flight attendant contract. Flight attendants at the airline currently operate under two contracts and therefore separate work rules: sub-United (sUA) and sub-Continental (sCO). This contract would be the first for the flight…

TRIP REPORT: Flying the 747 Domestically

For the longest time, I have wanted to fly on the Boeing 747, commonly known as the ‘Queen of the Skies.’ When the opportunity came along to fly on this beauty on a domestic route, I jumped on it. All AvGeeks have certain “weird” airlines, routes, and/or aircraft they want to…