A US$8.5 billion expansion plan for Chicago's O'Hare International Airport got a lift on Thursday after the airport's two major carriers, American and United, settled a dispute that had clouded the project. United Airlines and American Airlines said in a joint statement they had reached an agree...
POSTED 16 Mar, 2018 0 Comments
United Airlines is considering whether to add an upgraded economy section to domestic U.S. flights – a feature typically reserved for overseas markets. The Chicago-based carrier for months has been readying a new Premium Plus section with bigger seats and improved dining options. While th...
POSTED 14 Mar, 2018 21 Comments
Qantas and Virgin Australia frequent flyers can take advantage of a generous status match to top-tier Gold status across all Star Alliance airlines. Your Gold or Platinum membership in the Qantas Frequent Flyer or Velocity Frequent Flyer schemes is all it takes to unlock 90 days of Gold-grade be...
POSTED 6 Mar, 2018 22 Comments
American Airlines. is crying foul over a planned US$8.5 billion renovation of Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, claiming a “secret provision” awards additional gates to United in a terminal slated to be torn down. The arrangement favoring Chicago-based United was &l...
POSTED 1 Mar, 2018 1 Comment
United Airlines has pushed back the opening of its swish new Polaris business class airport lounges for London, Hong Kong and Tokyo to at least 2019, with the possibility those could slip into 2020. The Star Alliance member previously pegged each of those lounges – which form the ground co...
POSTED 6 Feb, 2018 1 Comment
United Airlines is set to add a true 'premium economy' seat to international flights under the Premium Plus brand. The Premium Plus experience will include wider seats with more recline and legroom, with United also promising "upgraded dining on china dinnerware, free alcoholic beverages, a...
POSTED 19 Jan, 2018 18 Comments
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 31 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 4 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
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