United’s Polaris Business Class cabin (the real cabin, not the fake one) is undoubtedly a considerably better Business Class product than the airline has offered in the past, but the rollout of the new product has been painfully slow. Fortunately, with the delivery of its new 787-10 aircraft and an improved refurbishment schedule, we’re starting to see United offer its best Business Class cabin on more and more routes, and the latest route to get Polaris Business Class is one out of Los Angeles.
The New York – London route is said to be one of the most lucrative airline routes in the world and the race for hearts and minds of premium cabin passengers on this route is well and truly on.
There are few things more frustrating in the world of travel than missing your connecting flight when you, as the traveler, have done nothing wrong but the airline you're flying has somehow contrived to screw things up in spectacular style (I've been there!). It can get even more frustrating if it becomes obvious that, despite the issues which caused your delay, a little thought and common sense on the part of the airline could have salvaged the trip.....and that's where United's 'ConnectionSaver' appears to come into play.
Back in April United Airlines suspended its service between Newark and Delhi for an initial period of two weeks as the airline struggled to balance the closure of Pakistani airspace and strong headwinds (both of which significantly increased flying time) with the number of hours a cabin crew is allowed to work without rest.
It seems long ago than February but it was only three months ago that United, together with American, Delta, and Hawaiian, applied to the US Department of Transport to operate the new Tokyo Haneda slots that are up for grabs. The US DoT has just 12 slots it can bestow upon the carriers it thinks will use them best (in the interest of consumers) but, between them, the US carriers applied for 19 so that left the DoT with some decisions to make.
United Airlines will be launching its new safety video from 1 June and the airline has just released the full version for us all to see. At 4 minutes 44 seconds in length it's a bit of an epic (which would explain why it has been described as a 'mini-drama') and it features the work of Spider-man and an appearance by United's CEO Oscar Munoz.
I haven’t exactly been the biggest fan of British Airways since I started this blog and I’m usually one of the first to point out the airline’s failings and shortcomings but, despite the fact that not much has really changed in how BA operates, I’m slowly starting to actively choose to fly with BA more than in the past.
United has just emailed out details of a flash sale in which it's offering 50% off the cost of upgrades to Economy Plus. The sale runs through Sunday 17 March and is only valid for travel through 31 March 2019 but it may still offer good value if you have a United Economy Class reservation to make.
United Airlines has announced that it has filed an application with the US Department of Transport (DoT) to operate six new to Tokyo Haneda. Five of the new routes are set to be from cities across the US with the sixth route originating in Guam.
United Airlines has just launched a pretty fantastic set of discounts for anyone looking to use their MileagePlus miles to get to Tahiti. For today only (February 8 2019) MileagePlus members can book roundtrip Economy Class travel to Tahiti from just 42,000 miles.