Top 10 in Travel News: Week of December 17, 2014

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THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: Delta security flaw lets passengers access others’ boarding passes Gogo to install Wi-Fi on American Air’s two-class regional jets Delta rebrands cabins, classes of service United Airlines is giving each of its 23,000 flight attendants an iPhone 6 Plus Chicago is going to build its own app […]

United Airlines the First Airline to Offer Uber Service via Mobile App

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United Airlines just became the first airline to offer customers Uber transportation services via its mobile app, enabling travelers to use the United app for services throughout their entire travel experience. Customers with iOS and Android mobile devices can access Uber ground transportation information in the United app’s menu or in the “My Reservations” card […]

United’s Strict New Approach to Baggage Rules

United’ New Strict Baggage Rules

More bad news for fliers: According to The Points Guy, on March 1 United Airlines implemented an update to their systemwide policy that cracks down on passengers’ carry-on baggage rights. The airline has rolled out new bag-sizers by their gates and some check-in counters, and every flier—regardless of his or her class of service or frequent flier […]

Does United Airlines Give Out Too Much Information?

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Last night, my niece Amanda was flying from Newark to Geneva on United Airlines. She was running late getting to the airport so I visited United.com to see if the plane was on time and then texted Amanda to see if she had made it or not. They were both on time. I then asked […]

Airlines Adding More Flights to New York for Super Bowl 48

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United Airlines has increased service between its hub at Newark Liberty International Airport and Denver and Seattle for the big game. Newark Liberty is the airport most convenient to MetLife Stadium, where the Denver Broncos take on the Seattle Seahawks on Feb. 2, 2014. For those traveling to the title game, United has added two flights […]

Travel News: Week of July 10, 2013

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Top Travel News What You Need to Know: SFO Airport Asiana Airlines Crash 10 people die aboard air taxi after crash at small Alaska airport Statue of Liberty officially reopens for July 4th Five-star cave hotel to open in China Travel+Leisure unveils 2013 readers’ choice World’s Best Awards Marriott launches mobile check-in app Drunken cricket […]

Video of the Week: De-icing Aircraft: Here’s How it Works

De-icing Aircraft

What is the de-icing process? How does it work? And who makes the call? Chicago’s WGN Chief Meteorologist Tom Skilling wondered those things too, and the folks at United Airlines helped to answer his questions.

United Airlines Announces Baggage Delivery Service

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Waiting to pick up your checked luggage at baggage claim can make an already long travel day that much longer.  Wouldn’t it be nice if you could skip baggage claim altogether, yet still get your checked bags to your hotel or your home?  United Airlines has a new baggage delivery service that does just that. […]