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United Expands Flight Schedule to Prepare for Football Season

 The summer travel holiday season – usually when leisure travel demand is at its peak during the year – will soon be coming to an end. This summer was like no other as most, if not all, major airlines searched for different methods to tackle the Covid-19 ordeal amid border reopenings and a push for vaccinations.  However, Fall is right around the corner, and passengers demand will be high for a different reason. In response, United recently unveiled new routes…

How United Airlines is Responding to the U.K. Border Re-Opening

Europe is a usual hotspot for tourism and leisure travel during the summer holiday travel season, but this summer is different than the previous years. Many countries that are usually major attractions for tourists across the continent have reopened their borders earlier in the summer, and several airlines resumed flight…

United Adding Inflight Entertainment Screens Onboard New Jets, Orders 270…

United is making bold moves as it prepares for its next era in the post-pandemic world. On Tuesday, CEO Scott Kirby revealed information about the carrier's 'United Next' plan, including adding a record 270 aircraft to its fleet and retrofitting 100% of its mainline narrow-body jets with a new and…

United Receives First Boeing 737 MAX 8, Builds Anticipation For…

On Sunday, United received its first Boeing 737 MAX 8 after completing the airplane's delivery flight from Boeing Field to Newark Liberty International Airport. The aircraft, with registration N27251, will be formally introduced on Tuesday, when the company is expected to announce a significant narrowbody order. The carrier has 40…

United Prepares For Summer Travel Amid Border Reopenings

In March 2020, the coronavirus pandemic wreaked political, social and economic havoc on the world, and the aviation industry faced substantial challenges as countries implemented strict travel restrictions and closed borders. As a result, air travel demand plummeted, causing flight operations to become stagnant, resulting in major airlines grounding countless…

Reviewing the Revised American Route Map

In many industries, it is common for testing to occur before implementing something in market. Think of the very well-documented three-phase testing regime that the COVID-19 vaccines went through in 2020 or video game firms, which have a "public testing region" in which they will implement character balancing changes and…

Shifting Tides: Delta Unblocks Middle Seats

Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines has announced it will resume selling middle seats for flights departing May 1. It is the last U.S. airline to end the policy, originally created by select airlines at the start of the coronavirus pandemic to give travelers extra space and peace of mind on their…

United Announces May Schedule and New Leisure Routes

United Airlines has announced its May schedule, including the addition of 26 new leisure routes to destinations across the United States. The new routes are mainly point-to-point and are focused on connecting Midwest markets to areas in the South and New England. Along with the new routes, United will resume…

EAS Round Up – Part 3

Essential Air Service (EAS) has been in the news frequently the past couple of months, and large airports aren’t the only airports that have news to report on. This is a continuation of the series, titled ‘EAS Round up’, and will touch on any news regarding the contracts in the…

NTSB Provides Update on United Airlines 328

The NTSB has released an update on its investigation into the catastrophic engine failure on United Airlines flight 328. The incident received widespread media attention when the engine cowling from the Boeing 777 landed in the front yard of a house in a Denver suburb. None of the passengers or…