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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 16:21:58

CHICAGO, Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines (UAL) today reported January 2014 operational results. UAL's January 2014 consolidated traffic (revenue passenger miles) decreased 1.6 percent and consolidated capacity (available seat miles) decreased 2.8 percent versus January 2013. UAL's January 2014 consolidated load factor increased 1.0 point compared to January 2013. About UnitedUnited Airlines and United Express operate an average of more than 5,300 flights a day to 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,...

2014-02-04 20:20:26

The fastest way for customers to change travel plans is via United.com or the United mobile app CHICAGO, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines today announced travel options for customers whose flight plans may be disrupted by winter weather impacting much of the country. Weather conditions will lead to the delay or cancellation of flights into and out of several Midwest and East Coast airports, including United's hubs at Chicago, Cleveland, Newark and Washington Dulles. For...

2014-01-29 16:20:41

Airline asks couples to share their love stories for a chance to win two BusinessFirst tickets CHICAGO, Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Met your better half in flight? Popped the question at 30,000 feet? Cupid's arrow strike you at the airport? If so, United is looking for your story. The airline today launches its "Love in the Air" promotion for customers whom United helped connect with a special someone. Customers can submit their United-in-love story in 500 words or less along with...

2014-01-28 12:20:40

Airline opens new check-in area and expands Mercedes-Benz tarmac transportation service NEWARK, N.J., Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines today opened a new Global Services reception lobby for its top frequent flyers at the airline's New York hub at Newark Liberty International Airport. The new lobby offers personalized check-in and travel services to members of United's invitation-only Global Services program, and to customers traveling on long-haul international flights...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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