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United Airlines Brings Back JFK-LAX/SFO Service

United Airlines decision to leave New York’s John F. Kennedy International airport is one that the airline has regretted ever since leaving. It’s clear that business and leisure travelers coming to NYC, prefer flying into JFK than Newark, and the airline was losing corporate agreements as a result. Starting in February 2021, United Airlines will…

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United Airlines Adding 1,400 Flights to Thanksgiving Schedule

United Airlines announced they’ll be drastically increasing the number of flights to its schedule for the Thanksgiving holiday this year. United expects the week fo November 23rd to be its busiest since the pandemic began, and as a result plans to add 1,400 additional domestic flights that week to accommodate the increased bookings. United has…

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United Airlines Announces New Caribbean and Mexico Routes

United Airlines announced today eight new routes as well as increasing service to 19 destinations in the Caribbean, Central America and Mexico, as the airline starts to rebuild its international routes, after slashing flights due to the coronavirus pandemic. With a huge decline in business travel, the airline is forced to focus on leisure travel,…

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United Airlines Permanently Eliminates Domestic Change Fees

United Airlines has announced its permanently eliminating change fees effective immediately, as a direct result of the coronavirus pandemic. Additionally starting on January 1, 2021, United will be waiving standby fees for earlier flights for all passengers allowing those to move to other flights the day of departure. Digging in a bit deeper, the change fee…

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United Airlines Resumes Flights to China

United Airlines announced they’ll be resuming service to China starting in just under two weeks. United will resume twice-weekly flights between it’s hub at San Francisco (SFO) and Shanghai’s Pudong International Airport via Seoul’s Incheon International Airport. The new flights will return on July 8, 2020 and will be operated by a Boeing 777-300ER. Per United Airlines,…

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United Airlines Strengthens Onboard Mask Policy

United Airlines announced they’ll be strenghting their current onboard mask policy for customers. These new changes take place effective June 18, 2020, and violators will be placed on an internal do not fly list with the airline. It’s not clear what’s exactly acceptable behavior if you’re allowed to take off for eating, but it sounds…

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United Airlines Voluntary Separation Program

United Airlines has announced a new Voluntary Separation Program (VSP2) that’s open to all Management & Administrative (M&A) employees in the U.S., Guam, and Puerto Rico. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, United Airlines will permanently need to shrink their staffing by 30% come October, so has started offering voluntary separation packages. If the airline…

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United Extending Premier Status, Reducing Requirements

Following Delta’s news of Delta Extending 2020 Medallion Status, United has now announced a similar move, where the airline will be extending 2020 Premier Status for Silver, Gold, Platinum, and 1K Premier members through January 31, 2022. United will also be extending United Club memberships, Economy Plus, United Wi-Fi and checked bags by six months. Additionally, United will…

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United Adds No Change Fees For New Bookings

United Adds No Change Fees For New Bookings Delta Waiving All International Change Fees on New Tickets American Airlines Waiving All Change Fees on New Ticket Purchases No United has issued the following policy for March, 2020. Tickets: For tickets issued March 3 through March 31, 2020, customers will be permitted to change free of…

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United Airlines Opens New Orleans United Club

As part of the new New Orleans New Airport Terminal Opening last year, United Airlines has finally opened their newest United Club. This 6,000 square feet club is located in near Gate C7 is the newest lounge at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, as the airport recently opened their entire new terminal. The United Club…

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United Airlines MileagePlus 2020 Premier Changes

United Airlines has announced changes to their 2020 Premier program. These changes affect how you earn Premier status and what counts towards qualification. In summary, you’ll now qualify based on new Premier Qualifying Points and Premier Qualifying flights. Here’s how to qualify for each Premier status level beginning on January 1, 2020, for status in…

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United Airlines International Route Expansion Announced

United Airlines announced some exciting new routes starting in 2020, including brand new service to Nice, France; Palermo, Italy; and Curacao. Increased service has been added to Amsterdam; London; Frankfurt, Germany; and Zurich, as well as seasonal returns to Athens, Greece; Naples, Italy; Porto, Portugal; and Barcelona, Spain. Here’s a look at the new routes:…

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United Airlines Tokyo Haneda Route Expansion

Following Delta Air Lines to Grow Presence at Tokyo Haneda recent announcement where the airline plans to shift all their flying from Tokyo-Narita to Tokyo-Haneda, United Airlines also makes their own expansion at Tokyo-Haneda. United Airlines will begin new service from Tokyo-Haneda to four of its U.S. hubs beginning March 28, 2020. We’ll see service being…

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New United Airlines and CLEAR Partnership Announced

For those not familiar, CLEAR uses fingerprint and iris I.D. technology to expedite the document check portion of the TSA security process. CLEAR members verify their identity in the dedicated CLEAR lane and then enter either TSA PreCheck or general screening depending on their status, reducing the overall amount of time spent at security. CLEAR has…

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United Airlines Adds 5th Daily Flight from Newark to London

United Airlines announced they’ll be increasing service between Newark and London Heathrow (LHR) by adding a 5th daily flight between the two cities. United will also deploy their retrofitted Boeing 767-300ER aircraft on this route which features 46 United Polaris business class seats, indicating that United feels strongly they can sell more premium seats in…

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