Category Archives: United Airlines

WSJ: United warns pilots after cockpit errors

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The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) on February 25 published an article that detailed a “dramatic safety warning to pilots following serious incidents caused by errors in the cockpit”.

The company bulletin was issued on January 9 did not provide specifics according to the WSJ report.

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United Airlines introduces a new premium cabin menu on select United Express flights

United Airlines (Chicago) will introduce new premium-cabin dining service on United Express flights beginning next week, featuring freshly prepared entrees served on chinaware and expanded meal-service times for United First and United Business customers on regional flights.

The airline continues:

These dining improvements are part of United’s previously announced multi-million-dollar investment in in-flight food service.

The new meal service will be introduced in phases by aircraft type, with the new menus available on United Express North America flights operated with Embraer E170 (above) and E175 aircraft beginning March 1, and on Bombardier CRJ700 and Q400 aircraft beginning in April.

More Choices, More Often

New breakfast, lunch and dinner menus designed by United’s team of chefs will be offered on flights of more than two hours and twenty minutes.

Breakfast flights may include a fresh fruit plate served with cereal, creamy Greek yogurt and breakfast bread.

Lunch and dinner will feature two freshly-prepared entree choices that may include an artisanal pretzel roll filled with tangy barbecue chicken and coleslaw paired with a tri-color quinoa side salad; or ginger and garlic marinated beef with pickled vegetables and crisp edamame, served with Asian sesame dressing and a side of fresh fruit. Flight attendants will serve signature triple chocolate chunk cookies as dessert on lunch and dinner flights.

Other highlights include:

On flights of less than one hour, gourmet biscotti will be served on early morning flights and a premium fruit and nut snack mix will be served on later flights.

On flights between one hour and two hours and twenty minutes, flight attendants will offer light refreshments that include a selection of premium snacks and fresh fruit.

The airline is also adding light refreshments to flights departing between 1:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. and after 8 p.m.

United Express premium food service (United)(LRW)

Photo Above: United Airlines. The barbeque chicken and coleslaw sandwich.

United Express Inflight Entertainment

The airline is continuing improvements to the United Express inflight experience by outfitting more than 200 E175, E170 and CRJ700 regional jets with Gogo’s ATG-4 advanced air-to-ground Wi-Fi product. By mid-2015, United expects to complete installation on these aircraft.

Additionally, the company will begin providing Personal Device Entertainment on these regional jets this year, offering customers hundreds of complimentary movies and television shows to view on their Apple iOS and Android devices using United’s mobile app, as well as on laptop computers.

Eco-Skies Recycling Program Expanded to United Express Flights

In mid-January, United Express carriers began recycling on board E175 aircraft, furthering United’s Eco-Skies commitment to operating sustainably and responsibly. These E175 flights originate from Houston, Chicago and San Francisco.

These flights follow the same recycling program currently in place on United’s mainline fleet, using United Eco-Skies recycling bags for recycling paper, aluminum cans, plastic bottles and the carrier’s new hot beverage cups. The hot beverage cups – introduced in 2014 and boarded on all E175 flights – are recyclable and made in the United States from 50 percent recycled materials.

Top Copyright Photo: Ton Jochems/AirlinersGallery.com. Shuttle America’s Embraer ERJ 170-100SE N639RW (msn 17000057) taxies at the Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) hub.

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United Airlines to operate weekly New Orleans-Cancun flights

United Airlines (Chicago) is planning to operate a weekly New Orleans-Cancun flight this summer. The Saturday-only service will operate from May 9 through September 5 per Airline Route.

Copyright Photo: Ken Petersen/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 737-924 N38403 (msn 30120) prepares to touch down in Las Vegas.

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United to start United Express service from Chicago O’Hare to Evansville

United Airlines (Chicago) will add the Chicago (O’Hare) – Evansville, Indiana route starting on June 4.

The Evansville Regional Airport issued this short statement:

Evansville Regional Airport announced that United Airlines will be adding three daily flights from Evansville, IN (EVV) to Chicago, IL (ORD) beginning on June 4, 2015. These flights will be operated with United Express Embraer 145 50-passenger jet aircraft.

Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing/AirlinersGallery.com. Embraer ERJ 145LR (EMB-145LR) N13965 (msn 145215) arrives at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport (ORD).

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Reuters: United Airlines to outsource 1,150 jobs at 16 airports

United Airlines (Chicago) according to this report by Reuters, intends to outsource around 1,150 positions at 16 airports in the United States. The company began a review of all jobs at 28 U.S. airports in January in order to reduce annual costs by $2 billion. This includes the outsourcing of ramp workers at some airports.

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Copyright Photo: Brian McDonough/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 737-824 N77295 (msn 34001) with Aviation Partners Boeing Split Scimitar Winglets arrives at the Dulles International Airport hub near Washington.

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United to add two Caribbean routes this summer from Houston

United Airlines (Chicago) will offer two summer seasonal routes from the Houston (Bush Intercontinental) from June 4 through August 17 per Airline Route. This includes Saturday weekly service to Providenciales (Provo) in the Turks and Caicos Islands and twice-weekly weekend service to St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Copyright Photo: Ton Jochems/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 737-724 N16709 (msn 28779) taxies to the runway at Los Angeles International Airport.

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United to end Houston (Bush) – Dallas (Love) service

United Airlines (Chicago) is ending Houston (Bush Intercontinental) – Dallas (Love Field) United Express service on March 16. Currently ExpressJet Airlines operates seven daily flights on the route per Airline Route.

Previously Southwest Airlines had announced it was sub-leasing two gates from United Airlines at Love Field. Southwest will now operate from 18 gates at DAL and will start new flights to nine cities in April.

Copyright Photo: Brian McDonough/AirlinersGallery.com. ExpressJet Airlines Embraer ERJ 145XR (EMB-145XR) N17169 (msn 145844) arrives at Dulles International Airport near Washington.

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