Get ready for a new wave of long flights. Really long flights that'll see you spending up to 18 hours in the air. It starts this Saturday, January 20, when United Airlines launches daily flights between Sydney and Houston. That Houston-Sydney leg is scheduled at 17½ hours, just pipping t...
POSTED 16 Jan, 2018 9 Comments
Stop by some of the newest airport lounges of Cathay Pacific, Singapore Airlines and United Airlines and you'll spy a special breed of furniture made with today's business traveller in mind. It's the work pod: a custom-designed seat which doubles as a temporary pre-flight workspace. That means ...
POSTED 19 Dec, 2017 3 Comments
For many travellers, airplane coffee is one of the least enjoyable aspects of a flight: you expect it to be rather terrible, and it frequently meets that expectation. But savvy airlines are now seeing coffee as another way of lifting the passenger experience – whether through an improved p...
POSTED 18 Oct, 2017 13 Comments
Singapore Airlines will close its San Francisco SilverKris airport lounge on October 1, 2017 in order to create a massive split-level Polaris business class lounge for Star Alliance partner United Airlines. United's new Polaris lounge – which will be built in the footprint of the current...
POSTED 30 Sep, 2017 13 Comments
For business travelers flying in and out of the U.S., this may be the most exciting travel news all year. Gone are the outdated seats and subpar onboard amenities that have long tormented frequent fliers on all three major U.S. legacy airlines - American Airlines, Delta, and United. In their pl...
POSTED 19 Sep, 2017 13 Comments
Airbus is on the verge of securing an order for 45 of its A350-900 wide-body jetliners, a critical win after a run of deferrals by U.S. carriers, according to people familiar with the matter. The order will likely be placed by United Continental to convert an earlier $12.6 billion deal for 35 of...
POSTED 6 Sep, 2017 8 Comments
United Airlines projected a slowdown in a benchmark financial gauge as trans-Pacific fares weaken, and the carrier delayed delivery of four Airbus A350 long-haul jets earmarked for those routes. Passenger revenue for each seat flown a mile could rise as much as 1 percent or fall by the same magn...
POSTED 19 Jul, 2017 3 Comments
United Airlines MileagePlus devaluation slams Aussie flights to Asia Popular first class redemptions rocket from 40,000 miles to 65,000 miles Many business class reward flights up from 30,000 miles to 50,000 miles Using your MileagePlus miles to book flights with United and its Star Allian...
POSTED 1 Jul, 2017 9 Comments
Air Canada is eager to revive a revenue-sharing arrangement with United Airlines on cross-border routes, now that a bill in the Canadian Parliament has been introduced that could make such joint ventures easier to pass regulatory muster. “We’re definitely interested in pursuing a JV ...
POSTED 28 Jun, 2017 1 Comment
UPDATE | A new United Airlines 'buy miles' promotion is underway, giving bonuses of up to 75% on MileagePlus purchases through 2:59pm (Sydney time) on July 4 2017 which can then be redeemed for travel on Air Canada, Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways, United Airlines and other Star Alliance members...
POSTED 21 Jun, 2017 57 Comments
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