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United Poised to Make JFK Return in 2021

Just over a month after United Airlines was first rumored to be returning to New York City's John F. Kennedy International Airport, the carrier has officially confirmed its intentions. The Chicago-based airline will connect JFK with two cities on the U.S. West Coast starting in February 2021. The airline last served New York City via JFK in October of 2015, before consolidating operations to New York’s LaGuardia Airport and its hub at Newark Liberty International Airport. Flights will operate out…

United Adds Flights Ahead of Projected Demand Spike

United Airlines announced on Monday that it would be adding 1,400 flights to its domestic schedule over the course of the week of Nov. 23, bolstering its offerings in preparation for hundreds of thousands more travelers to take to the skies during what is traditionally one of the busiest travel…

Spooktober: Chicago O’Hare Sees a UFO

Earlier in this series, we explored the various conspiracies around Denver International Airport and the mysterious Mothman that roams the skies the Chicago. To conclude the Spooktober series, we will be focusing on the extraterrestrial, primarily unidentified flying objects — more commonly known as UFOs. Oddly enough, one of the…

United Resumes Nonstop Service to Shanghai

In an important ramp up following Chinese market recovery, United Airlines yesterday announced it will start a four-times-weekly nonstop service to China between San Francisco International Airport and Shanghai's Pudong International Airport. Beginning Oct. 21, the carrier will operate four weekly nonstop flights with Boeing 777-300ER aircraft from San Francisco…

United Contemplates Return to JFK After Five Year Hiatus

After its five-year absence at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, United Airlines has plans to resume flights from what is one of the busiest airports in the U.S. Flights could begin as early as the beginning of 2021, according to CNBC. Given the uncertainty in the airline industry…

United Airlines Pilots Agree to Avoid Furloughs

The United Airlines chapter of the Air Lines Pilot Association has announced that none of its 13,000 pilots will be furloughed on Oct. 1, the company announced. The agreement will delay any furlough in the pilot group until June 2021 at the earliest. Prior to this agreement, 2,850 pilots out…

United Airlines to Employ FlightAware’s Predictive Data

FlightAware announced this week that it has partnered with United Airlines to integrate its Predictive Data Tool into the airline operations toolset. In a press release issued on Tuesday, FlightAware said the services and data it will provide to United will help decrease the instance of preventable delays, reduce missed…

Delta Embraces New Widebody Aircraft Despite Global Pandemic

It may seem as though there is not much to celebrate about within the aviation industry as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the airlines. Despite many airlines resuming flights and even inaugurating some unique routes, especially within the U.S., travel demand levels prior to the global pandemic will not…

British Airways Chief Executive Provides Outlook on Sector Recovery

British Airways Chief Executive Officer Alex Cruz spoke to the U.K. parliament’s transport committee on Wednesday after being summoned to comment on the sector’s recovery plan following the impact of COVID-19 as well as to respond to allegations regarding staffing. This came after the airline executed mass layoffs and changes…

United Airlines Sued by Flight Attendants Over Sports Charter Staffing

Two of United Airlines' veteran flight attendants filed suit against their employer in a California court on Friday. According to a report by USA TODAY, who obtained a copy of the lawsuit, flight attendants Kim Guillory and Sharon Tesler claim United is staffing their athletic team charter flights with flight…