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2014-08-21 12:21:11

Airline raises a glass to new sparkling wine, improved premium and economy choices CHICAGO, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines today unveiled new, improved lunch, dinner and beverage choices for domestic first-class customers, offering travelers chef-inspired meals and premium beverages that elevate their in-flight experience. Among the changes: -- New, premium salads beginning this month for customers flying United First and United Business within North America;...

2014-08-20 08:21:59

Airline offers door-to-door convenience via its mobile app CHICAGO, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines today became the first airline to offer customers Uber transportation services via its mobile app, further enabling travelers to use the United app for services throughout their entire travel experience. Customers with iOS and Android mobile devices may access Uber ground transportation information in the United app's menu or in the "My Reservations" card with a current...

2014-08-18 12:20:54

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin America, the award-winning domestic airline, today announces the appointment of Brad Thomann as Vice President - Flight Operations effective immediately. Thomann, who has over 30 years of experience in civil and military aviation, will oversee the California-based airline's technical and administrative Flight Operations functions including Flight Training, Flight Operations Engineering, Flight Standards, Flight Crew Communications,...

2014-08-13 12:20:43

730 United employees and their children earn scholarships for upcoming school year CHICAGO, Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines is helping reduce the costs of a college education for hundreds of deserving students this fall. The United Airlines Scholarship Fund (USF), a charity sponsored by the company, has awarded more than $1 million in scholarships to 730 employees and their children for the 2014-15 academic year. Funded through employee contributions and fundraising...

2014-08-12 12:21:14

Employees earn $125 bonus payout for top-tier performance and exceeding customer satisfaction goals in July CHICAGO, Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines today announced that it is rewarding all eligible employees with a cash bonus for exceeding the airline's on-time arrival and departure performance goals for the month of July. United's goal for on-time performance is to be first or second among the largest four U.S. carriers. The on-time arrival rate is based on flights...

2014-08-07 16:20:50

CHICAGO, Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines (UAL) today reported July 2014 operational results. UAL's July 2014 consolidated traffic (revenue passenger miles) increased 1.0 percent and consolidated capacity (available seat miles) increased 1.6 percent versus July 2013. UAL's July 2014 consolidated load factor decreased 0.5 points compared to July 2013. About UnitedUnited Airlines and United Express operate an average of more than 5,200 flights a day to 374...

2014-08-07 08:29:13

CHEYENNE, Wyo., Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Great Lakes Aviation, Ltd. (OTC Bulletin Board: GLUX.OB - news) today announced preliminary passenger traffic results for the month of July 2014. JULY 2014 AND YEAR TO DATE STATISTICS July-14 July-13 Change ------- ------- ------ Passengers Enplaned 17,267 45,658...

2014-08-06 12:33:15

New feature enables more customers to check in for international flights on mobile devices CHICAGO, Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines today became the first U.S. airline to offer customers the ability to scan their passports to check in for international flights via their iOS and Android mobile devices. United is offering customers the opportunity to use passport scanning functionality on the airline's mobile app as the carrier completes testing. Customers may access the...

2014-08-04 20:20:26

System in use on more than 150 airplanes at China's largest 737 operator SEATTLE, Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] today announced China Eastern Airlines and its subsidiaries Shanghai Airlines and China United Airlines are implementing Boeing Airplane Health Management (AHM) to improve maintenance and engineering operations efficiency across China Eastern's rapidly growing fleets. Boeing and China Eastern teams have deployed the Boeing Airplane Health Management system...

2014-07-30 16:21:24

United Airlines Joins as Founding Leadership Partner, Commits $75,000 ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The GBTA Foundation - the education and research arm of the Global Business Travel Association - announced today at GBTA Convention 2014, "The Gift of Knowledge" initiative and United Airlines' $75,000 commitment as a founding leadership partner. Through the initiative, GBTA will be utilizing funds raised to develop and implement an innovative and...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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