United Airlines Announces Turndown Service

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Have you ever dreamed of experiencing the luxury of turn-down service while 30,000 feet in the air? That question may sound a bit absurd, but in the race to bring luxury services to passengers willing to spend the money, United Airlines is doing just that. There are a few new amenities United Airlines is offering […]

Domestic routes announced for United’s new 787 Dreamliners

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Want to fly on Boeing’s new state of art 787 Dreamliner? Unless you want to fly to Japan or Ethiopia your best chance is to wait until November and book a ticket on one of the United flights listed below. United ordered 50 of these aircraft and expects to take delivery of the first five […]

United Airlines first international routes for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner

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United Airlines announced today the first international routes for the airline’s Boeing 787 Dreamliner. In addition to the previously-announced service from its Denver hub to Tokyo Narita, starting March 31, 2013, the airline will operate nonstop 787 service five days a week between its Houston hub and Lagos, Nigeria, beginning Jan. 7, 2013. United will also operate […]

Are United Airline’s call centers useless for booking Mileage Plus tickets?


I’m not sure about you but I really despise U.S. carriers having call centers overseas. More often than not I find the agents not having any pull and not knowing all the ticket rules or airport codes. This was true yesterday when I called United Airlines‘ regular 800 number (1-800-241-6522) and kept saying “agent” and […]

New York (JFK) to Los Angeles (LAX) on United without a P.S. Plane


Since when did United stop offering p.s. (Premium Service) planes on their JFK – LAX route? I just booked a ticket on the 7am flight out of New York and was shocked to see that there’s no business class and a regular coach section. Normal p.s. planes are configured First, Business and Economy Plus. As […]

United Airlines Launches Pre TSA Program

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United Airlines just announced the launch of the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) Pre✓™ program at O’Hare International Airport, Terminal 1. TSA Pre✓™ is a new risk-based, pre-screening initiative that allows customers to volunteer information about themselves that may make them eligible to expedite their screening experience. Eligible United customers traveling through Terminal 1 at O’Hare […]

My Trip to the Big Island of Hawaii


Aloha! I recently returned from a week in Hawaii and created a bunch of individual posts.

The Other Mardi Gras – Lake Charles, LA – Stuff to Do

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So often it’s only the obvious that comes to mind when we think of destination events and in the case of Mardi Gras, it’s New Orleans. New Orleans  is a fantastically wild and fun place any time of the year, but not the type of Mardi Gras destination most people would consider a great low-key […]