United Mercifully Axes Cruises

United Mercifully Axes Cruises

uacruiseI believe congratulations are due to United for finally putting United Cruises out of its misery.

Anyone with a Mileage Plus account who receives email communication has seen the countless United Cruise email promotions flooding your inbox on a weekly basis. It always amazed me that these emails were allowed
Unrequited Airline Love

Unrequited Airline Love

heartsOf course all of this news would just happen to drop on a very busy day. I’ve been wanting to write about it all morning, but I’m just getting some time now.

So, what news, you ask? Well, I’d argue that it’s not much news at all. The news is …

The New United.com

The New United.com

I’ve actually been meaning to write about this for awhile, but for some reason it kept getting pushed into the corner and I’m just dusting it off now.

After a short period of beta testing, United has now integrated the new version of its booking engine onto its site. This
Listen, Listen to the Music

Listen, Listen to the Music

ipodYeah, it’s a crude drawing, but I think you get the point. It’s time for iPod + airplane.

Apple announced that they will be partnering with Air France, Continental, Delta, Emirates, KLM and United to let customers use their iPod with existing inflight entertainment systems. Customers will be able to …

Oops, I Crapped My Pants

Oops, I Crapped My Pants

Saturday Night Live fans will get the title reference, but this story is actually no laughing matter.

Back in July, a departing United 737 and an arriving Atlas Air (cargo) 747 at Chicago/O’Hare were said to have missed each other by 300 ft. The NTSB has now come out saying
Trip Report: Busy Week in Chicago

Trip Report: Busy Week in Chicago

Surprisingly, it has been a year since I was last in Chicago (excluding layovers, of course). This past week was the Eye for Travel conference in the city, so I took the opportunity to go a little early, observe the Jewish holiday Yom Kippur with friends, and then schedule a …

The Fight for China

The Fight for China

The US and Chinese governments came to an agreement back in 2004 allowing a gradual increase in air service over a six year period. Next year, there will be one additional service allowed from an airline that already flies to China. Of course, all four carriers that already fly there …

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