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Alfred Haynes: The Pilot Who Saved Millions

On July 19, 1989, Captain Alfred Haynes likely didn't have the time to realize two significant items about the day ahead of him. He was presented with a certainty that not many people are in a position to acknowledge: he was supposed to die that very day. The other thing he surely missed is that he saved millions of lives by his actions. On that July day, his McDonnell Douglas DC-10 took off from Denver heading to Philadelphia with 285…

Alfred Haynes: The Pilot Who Saved Millions

On July 19, 1989, Captain Alfred Haynes likely didn't have the time to realize two significant items about the day ahead of him. He was presented with a certainty that not many people are in a position to acknowledge: he was supposed to die that very day. The other thing…

United Suspends Two International Routes

An internal memo to United Airlines employees has revealed that the airline is suspending two international routes, Newark-Buenos Aires and Chicago-Hong Kong. The airline will also move forward the scheduled suspension of its Guam-Hong Kong route. No official announcement has been made but the internal memo has been leaked online…

United Suspends Two International Routes

An internal memo to United Airlines employees has revealed that the airline is suspending two international routes, Newark-Buenos Aires and Chicago-Hong Kong. The airline will also move forward the scheduled suspension of its Guam-Hong Kong route. No official announcement has been made but the internal memo has been leaked online…

United Adds New European, Indian and Caribbean Routes

United has unveiled an expanded international schedule from its hubs in Chicago, Denver, New York/Newark and San Francisco to reach Curaçao, Nice, France, and Palermo, Italy. Curaçao is United's 21st island destination in the Caribbean and will operate on Saturdays beginning Dec. 7, 2019 on a Boeing 737-700 aircraft. The…

United Adds New European, Indian and Caribbean Routes

United has unveiled an expanded international schedule from its hubs in Chicago, Denver, New York/Newark and San Francisco to reach Curaçao, Nice, France, and Palermo, Italy. Curaçao is United's 21st island destination in the Caribbean and will operate on Saturdays beginning Dec. 7, 2019 on a Boeing 737-700 aircraft. The…

United’s ConnectionSaver Isn’t Getting Enough Attention

Earlier this year United introduced a new system called ConnectionSaver. This system, on a broad level, scans flights for customers making tight connections and looks at many variables to determine if it’s worthwhile to delay the passenger’s connecting flight without inconveniencing other customers or creating a ripple effect that would…

U.S. Airlines and Qatar Airways Meet with President Trump to…

Executives from America's largest airlines met with President Trump and Vice President Pence on Thursday in Washington D.C. with the hopes of encouraging a more substantial deal governing the behavior of the Middle Eastern Gulf carriers, according to Fox Business. The meeting came as the U.S. carriers had accused Qatar…

Vistara Announces Flights to Singapore and New Codeshare Agreements

After finally receiving approval to begin international flights from the Indian government, Vistara has officially announced its first international destination. The airline will be launching two new routes to Singapore from both Delhi and Mumbai airports in India. This comes after months of speculation and final approval in March where…

Former United 747 Returns to the Skies

In November 2017, United Airlines retired the 747 after 47 years of service.  After being retired from revenue service, most of the former flagships of the United fleet made their way to Southern California for storage and a quiet retirement.  However, one of United's 747-400s, N119UA, has been brought out…