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A view of the United 777-300ER's GE90 engine while approaching San Francisco (Photo: Alex Navitsky | AirlineGeeks)

Photos: Taking a Ride Onboard United’s Brand New Boeing 777-300ER

Yesterday AirlineGeeks.com had the chance to attend a preview flight of the new United 777-300ER aircraft featuring the carrier's new Polaris business class seat. We were able to test out the whole experience from the lounge to the multi-course onboard meal. Our day started at the recently opened Polaris lounge at Chicago's O'Hare Airport. Guests were greeted at the door with smiles and a glass of champagne. The lounge featured ample seating arrangement for each passenger's needs. There is bar…

United Premium Economy: What We Know

In the fourth quarter 2016 investor day presentation, United Airlines indicated that it was currently investigating the viability of offering a true Premium Economy experience. If United does roll out this service (an announcement would be expected in early 2017), it will be the third US carrier to do so…

On The Ground and Onboard: United Team Members and Passengers…

Let’s face it, traveling generally takes a sizable toll on everyday business travelers, making it challenging to convince your clients to buy your product when you must head to a meeting immediately after landing from an overnight flight. With announcing its new Polaris lounge and premium class experience, United has aimed…

United Introduces New Basic Economy and Other Company Changes

On Tuesday, United announced plans for long-term earnings growth through innovative changes across the airline. These are headlined by a new fare type along with network and order book changes. In addition to introducing a basic economy fare, the airline also announced changes to its upcoming aircraft orders.  Basic Economy…

Delta Introduces New Premium Product: What’s Next For US Premium…

Delta Air Lines on Thursday released a first look into their new premium economy cabin, which will debut in late 2017 on select international flights. The new product, which Delta has branded as Delta Premium, is the second new cabin that they have announced this year, the other being their…

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…

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…

An Exclusive Look at United’s New Polaris Product

In June, United's CEO Oscar Munoz officially launched their new business class product called Polaris. The completely redesigned product aims to give passengers a consistent product from airport to aircraft. Designed in partnership with Acumen Design Associates and PriestmanGoode and manufactured by Zodiac Seats in the UK, each United Polaris…

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…

Hawaiian Airlines Unveils New Premium Cabin

Hawaiian Airlines recently unveiled their newest Airbus A330-200, the first A330 in their fleet with their new upgraded premium cabin. In a press release from the airline, the new cabin is described as modern with luxurious island-inspired designs and special lighting that create constellations paying homage to the history of…