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2014-03-06 12:20:12

Hangar expands airline's maintenance capability for widebody aircraft by 33 percent at airport NEWARK, N.J., March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Just weeks after opening its new Global Services reception lobby at Newark Liberty International Airport, United Airlines today unveiled its latest investment in the New York area's largest hub airport - a new widebody aircraft maintenance hangar. United invested $35 million to construct the facility, which will help support the airline's...

2014-02-27 12:21:59

Menu changes also feature the expansion of premium wine service CHICAGO, Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines is elevating the inflight dining experience with the addition of new menu items, including gluten-free options for premium-cabin and United Economy customers. On March 1, the company will switch from regular to gluten-free salad dressing on its premium-cabin menu on flights departing the United States to points throughout North and Central America - routes that...

2014-02-21 12:27:44

CHICAGO, Feb. 21, 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 Hewlett Packard (NYSE:HPQ-Free Report), GOL Linhas Aereas (NYSE:GOL-Free Report), Delta Airlines Inc. (NYSE:DAL-Free Report), United Continental Holdings Inc. (NYSE:UAL-Free Report) and American Airlines...

2014-02-20 12:20:15

Six-times-weekly Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner flights begin October 2014 LOS ANGELES, Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines today announced that it will introduce nonstop flights between its hub at Los Angeles International Airport and Melbourne, Australia, effective Oct. 26, 2014 (westbound), subject to government approval. The airline will fly the route six times weekly with Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft. United is the North American launch customer for the 787-9, and this...

2014-02-19 12:22:03

Airline's combined winglet technology will save the airline $200 million a year CHICAGO, Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A United Airlines Boeing 737-800 aircraft freshly retrofitted with new Split Scimitar Winglets took to the skies yesterday, marking the first commercial flight worldwide to operate with the advanced winglet technology. United flight 1273 on Tuesday took off from the airline's Houston hub and flew to Los Angeles. The airline installed the innovative winglets on the...

2014-02-11 16:21:23

CHICAGO, Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines and the PGA TOUR are teaming up to offer members of the company's MileagePlus loyalty program special discounts and access to courses within the PGA TOUR's TPC Network - a collection of more than 30 world-class golf destinations throughout North America. United is the official airline of the PGA TOUR. Through this partnership, MileagePlus Premier members may receive a 20 percent discount on starting times and golf club rentals at more...

2014-02-10 12:20:47

CHICAGO, Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines today announced plans to operate flights between its New York hub at Newark Liberty International Airport and Santiago in the Dominican Republic in the summer of 2014. The flights are subject to government approval. United plans to introduce daily service, utilizing Boeing 737-900 aircraft, leaving Newark Liberty at 9:00 a.m. and arriving in Santiago at 12:55 p.m. The return flight will depart Santiago at 1:50 p.m., arriving at...

2014-02-07 12:20:19

First GDS to Reconnect Ability to Sell CHICAGO and ATLANTA, Feb. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Travelport and United Airlines today announce that Travelport-connected agents in the U.S. can now sell United Economy Plus extra-legroom seating. With this announcement, Travelport becomes the first global distribution system (GDS) to re-launch the capability for travel agents to sell the additional space and comfort of Economy Plus while maintaining the processing efficiency of GDS bookings. In...

2014-02-05 12:20:55

Airline further reduces environmental impact through new insulating, recyclable InCycle® cups and improved recycling procedures CHICAGO, Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines is introducing a new, eco-friendly coffee cup to its United Club beverage service beginning this month and on United flights beginning mid-March. The insulating InCycle® cup, manufactured by Washington-based technology company MicroGREEN, is fully recyclable and made from up to 50 percent recycled materials. The...

2014-02-05 12:20:34

Fans can get an inside look at airline's new commercial and connect with athletes CHICAGO, Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines and members of Team USA are offering social media fans and followers today a sneak peek at the airline's 2014 Team USA television advertising campaign. Members of Team USA featured in United's ads are tweeting and posting links to the airline's all-new 60-second commercial, "Athletes Aboard," via their personal social media channels,...


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