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2014-06-27 12:20:50

CHICAGO, June 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines and Goose Island Beer Company today announced the two Chicago brands are teaming up to offer Goose Island's 312 Urban Wheat Ale craft beer on the airline's flights worldwide and at United Clubs in the continental United States, beginning July 1. Goose Island's 312 Urban Wheat Ale is a Chicago-inspired beer. Densely populated with flavor and named after one of Chicago's primary area codes, the beer has a spicy aroma of cascade hops,...

2014-06-23 16:21:24

Airline installs 20 APC kiosks at Newark Liberty NEWARK, N.J., June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines customers returning to the United States through Newark Liberty International Airport may now enjoy a faster, more flyer-friendly customs experience. The airline has installed 20 Automated Passport Control (APC) kiosks by BorderXpress in the Terminal C customs hall at its Newark Liberty hub - the New York area's premier international gateway. United's new APC kiosks expedite...

2014-06-23 12:21:54

To download accompanying photo featuring United employees marching in the Denver LGBT Pride Parade, visit: http://newsroom.unitedcontinentalholdings.com/pridemonth. CHICAGO, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- United employees marched through the streets of downtown Denver on Sunday as part of the city's annual LGBT Pride Festival - one of several parades the airline is participating in across the country to commemorate LGBT Pride Month. Over the next week, United employees will take part...

2014-06-16 16:20:27

CHICAGO, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines today announced that dispatchers, represented by the Professional Airline Flight Control Association (PAFCA) and the Transport Workers Union (TWU), ratified a new joint labor agreement for all United Airlines dispatchers. The agreement covers more than 330 United dispatchers. "The ratification of this agreement is significant for our dispatchers and the company," said Tracy Lee, United's vice president of network operations. "We...

2014-06-16 12:20:51

Additional Service to Central America and the Caribbean also launching later this year HOUSTON, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines, the U.S. airline with the most global route network, today announced the company will introduce service to Santiago, Chile, from its hub at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, beginning Dec. 7, 2014, subject to government approval. Houston-Santiago, Chile Flight 847 will depart Houston daily at 9:05 p.m. and arrive in Santiago at 9:40...

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 16:21:04

CHICAGO, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines (UAL) today reported May 2014 operational results. UAL's May 2014 consolidated traffic (revenue passenger miles) increased 1.2 percent and consolidated capacity (available seat miles) increased 0.2 percent versus May 2013. UAL's May 2014 consolidated load factor increased 0.9 points compared to May 2013. About United United Airlines and United Express operate an average of more than 5,200 flights a day to 369 airports across six...

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...


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