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2014-06-13 12:20:28

SOUTHLAKE, Texas AND CHICAGO, June 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sabre Corporation (NASDAQ: SABR) and United Airlines today announced that the airline's Economy Plus seats are available for sale through U.S. travel agents using the Sabre global distribution system (GDS), which enables airlines to bring unique products and a multitude of personalized offers to travelers. Global sales expect to begin June 17. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140612/117693 United's Economy Plus...

2014-06-10 08:21:19

CHICAGO, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines today announced that the company will make changes to its MileagePlus program in 2015. Members will earn award miles based on their ticket price rather than distance flown. Beginning March 1, 2015, members will earn award miles based on the price of their ticket - specifically the base fare and carrier-imposed surcharges - and their MileagePlus status. Members will earn five miles for every dollar spent, while those with...

2014-06-09 12:22:06

Airline to fly fans back home to watch their favorite Major League Baseball teams CHICAGO, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines is ready to play ball with the "Route for the Home Team"? social media promotion, offering fans, friends and followers on its social media channels the chance to see their favorite Major League Baseball teams play in their hometowns. Fans on United's Twitter, Facebook and Instagram channels who submit photos showing their loyalty to some of...

2014-06-09 12:21:01

787 Dreamliner flights from San Francisco further expand United's global reach SAN FRANCISCO, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines today launches new nonstop service linking the airline's San Francisco hub with Chengdu, China, the fourth-largest Chinese city, becoming the first carrier to fly nonstop from the U.S. to mainland China beyond Beijing and Shanghai and the first U.S. carrier to serve Chengdu. "United offers travelers more choices to more of the world than any...

2014-06-06 12:20:59

New facility provides members in Boarding Area E more convenient United Club access CHICAGO, June 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines brings its new airport lounge design concept to San Francisco International Airport this Sunday, June 8, as the airline opens a new United Club lounge near its ultra-modern Boarding Area E in Terminal 3. At more than 5,000 square feet, the new San Francisco United Club will be located on the airport's mezzanine level. Vintage black-and-white United photos...

2014-06-05 12:20:43

CHICAGO, June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Zacks.com announces the list of stocks featured in the Analyst Blog. Every day the Zacks Equity Research analysts discuss the latest news and events impacting stocks and the financial markets. Stocks recently featured in the blog include the JetBlue Airways Corporation (Nasdaq:JBLU-Free Report), GOL Linhas Aereas SA (NYSE:GOL-Free Report), Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV-Free Report), Delta Air Lines Inc. (NYSE:DAL-Free Report) and United...

2014-06-04 08:20:26

Airline inaugurates The Queen's Terminal, moves Heathrow operations "under one roof" LONDON, June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines today became the first airline to operate a flight at London Heathrow Airport's new Terminal 2: The Queen's Terminal. United flight 958, a Boeing 767 from Chicago, arrived at gate 38B at 5:49 a.m. local time. United flight 958 was the first of United's 17 scheduled flight arrivals at Terminal 2 today. The airline also is scheduled to operate 17...

2014-06-02 12:21:44

Proceeds from the limited-edition GUND® teddy bears benefit Happy Hearts Fund CHICAGO, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines' customers can now bring smiles and bear hugs to children in need with a contribution to Happy Hearts Fund. With a $20 contribution or more, United will deliver a limited-edition GUND® teddy bear, "Ben Flyin,"? to children experiencing health struggles or economic hardship in communities the airline serves worldwide. Ben Flyin, the seventh limited-edition bear...

2014-05-27 12:22:00

FAA awards aircraft maintenance technicians with 50 years of service with special honor CHICAGO, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In honor of National Aircraft Maintenance Technician Day - observed May 24 - United is paying tribute to the contributions and hard work of its most senior mechanics who have earned the Charles Taylor Master Mechanic Award. Upon completion of 50 years of service in aviation maintenance, with at least 30 years as a certified FAA technician, a mechanic qualifies...

2014-05-27 12:21:27

CHICAGO, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines today announced that the company has reached a tentative agreement on a new joint collective bargaining agreement with the Professional Airline Flight Control Association (PAFCA) and the Transport Workers Union (TWU) for United's dispatchers. PAFCA represents dispatchers at the United subsidiary, and TWU represents dispatchers at the Continental subsidiary. The tentative agreement covers and is subject to ratification by United's...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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