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United Airlines grounds its 24 P&W-powered Boeing 777-200s

United Airlines Boeing 777-222 ER N213UA (msn 30219) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 952931.

United Airlines has made this announcement:

We are voluntarily and temporarily removing 24 Boeing 777 aircraft powered by Pratt & Whitney 4000 series engines from our schedule. We will continue to work closely with regulators to determine any additional steps and expect only a small number of customers to be inconvenienced.

The remaining 28 are already in storage.

The United announcement came after the FAA issued an emergency order saying it would be increasing inspections of Boeing 777-200s equipped with Pratt & Whitney PW4000 engines.

Top Copyright Photo: United Airlines Boeing 777-222 ER N213UA (msn 30219) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 952931.

From Wikipedia:

“The Pratt & Whitney PW4000 is a family of high-bypass turbofan aircraft engines produced by Pratt & Whitney as the successor to the JT9D . It was first run in April 1984, was FAA certified in July 1986, and was introduced in June 1987. With thrust ranging from 50,000 to 99,040 lbf (222 to 441 kN), it is used on many wide-body airliners.”

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United to introduce an updated livery in April

United Airlines Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner N26906 (msn 34829) LHR (SPA). Image: 926497.

United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz stated the airline will unveil an updated livery this spring. The CEO made the comment at the US Chamber of Commerce meeting in Washington, DC.

Munoz stated the new design will be an “evolution, not a revolution” according to Flightglobal.

The current United livery is based on the 1991 Continental Airlines globe livery, 28 years in the marketplace. A refresh is long overdue. The 787s (above) carry a slight alteration to the 1991 design.

The last “real United livery” was the 2004 Tulip four-tone blue design (below), which ironically was newer than the 1991 Continental globe livery that replaced it.

United Airlines Boeing 777-222 ER N785UA (msn 26954) LHR (SPA). Image: 936459.

Above Copyright Photo: United Airlines Boeing 777-222 ER N785UA (msn 26954) LHR (SPA). Image: 936459.

Top Copyright Photo: United Airlines Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner N26906 (msn 34829) LHR (SPA). Image: 926497.

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United Airlines seeks twice daily service between Newark and Shanghai

United Airlines Boeing 777-222 ER N213UA (msn 30219) LAX (Ron Monroe). Image: 944246.

United Airlines has submitted a formal application to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for authority to increase service between Newark Liberty International Airport and Shanghai Pudong beginning in June 2020.

“Our application for a second daily flight between Newark and Shanghai is in response to the demand for travel between each country’s financial center, which has grown annually for the last several years,” said Oscar Munoz, United’s Chief Executive Officer. “If approved, this additional flight will help facilitate the development of increased business and tourism, provide additional capacity for customers and further enhance United’s position both as the airline of choice to China and our hub at Newark Liberty International Airport as the premier East Coast gateway to Asia.”

Proposed Flight Schedule Beginning June 1, 2020*

United Flight

From

To

Depart

Arrive

Aircraft

UA 109

New York/Newark

Shanghai

3:45 p.m.

6:40 p.m.
next day

Boeing

777-200

UA 108

Shanghai

New York/Newark

10:10 a.m.

12:45 p.m.

Boeing

777-200

*Subject to government approval

This proposed additional flight provides enhanced time of day coverage for customers traveling between Newark and Shanghai, with United offering both a morning and afternoon departure from both Newark and Shanghai.

Top Copyright Photo: United Airlines Boeing 777-222 ER N213UA (msn 30219) LAX (Ron Monroe). Image: 944246.

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United Airlines to add more seats to Las Vegas for CES 2019 from 15 U.S. cities in January

United Airlines Boeing 777-222 ER N216UA (msn 30549) LHR (SPA). Image: 924672.

United Airlines today announced it is offering customers more ways to get to Las Vegas in January by adding more than 8,500 seats from its U.S. hubs and eight other U.S. cities connecting more customers than ever to Las Vegas for CES 2019, the popular trade show where new products are unveiled and next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace. Tickets are now available for purchase.

In addition to United’s regularly scheduled daily nonstop services between its seven hubs and Las Vegas, United has added nonstop service to Las Vegas from eight other cities across the United States including Austin, Texas; Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood, Florida; Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina; San Jose, California; Boston; Pittsburgh; San Diego; and Seattle/Tacoma.

Inbound to Las Vegas

Date

Depart

Depart

Arrive

Time

Aircraft

Jan. 6

Boston (BOS)

9:00 a.m.

Las Vegas (LAS)

11:58 a.m.

B737-900

Jan. 7

Boston (BOS)

9:00 a.m.

Las Vegas (LAS)

11:58 a.m.

B737-900

Jan. 7

Austin (AUS)

4:05 p.m.

Las Vegas (LAS)

5:05 p.m.

B737-700

Jan. 7

Fort Lauderdale (FLL)

1:00 p.m.

Las Vegas (LAS)

3:55 p.m.

B737-900

Jan. 7

Pittsburgh (PIT)

3:45 p.m.

Las Vegas (LAS)

5:20 p.m.

A319

Jan. 7

Raleigh-Durham (RDU)

12:35 p.m.

Las Vegas (LAS)

3:00 p.m.

B737-900

Jan. 7

San Diego (SAN)

4:00 p.m.

Las Vegas (LAS)

5:15 p.m.

E175

Jan. 7

San Diego (SAN)

7:45 p.m.

Las Vegas (LAS)

9:00 p.m.

E175

Jan. 7

Seattle (SEA)

4:00 p.m.

Las Vegas (LAS)

6:30 p.m.

B737-900

Jan. 7

San Jose (SJC)

10:30 a.m.

Las Vegas (LAS)

12:00 p.m.

E175

Jan. 7

San Jose (SJC)

3:30 p.m.

Las Vegas (LAS)

5:00 p.m.

B737-900

Jan. 7

San Jose (SJC)

7:30 p.m.

Las Vegas (LAS)

9:00 p.m.

B737-900

 

Outbound from Las Vegas

Date

Depart

Depart

Arrive

Time

Aircraft

Jan. 11

Las Vegas (LAS)

3:30 p.m.

Boston (BOS)

11:35 p.m.

B737-900

Jan. 11

Las Vegas (LAS)

4:30 p.m.

Austin (AUS)

9:10 p.m.

B737-700

Jan. 11

Las Vegas (LAS)

12:30 p.m.

Fort Lauderdale (FLL)

8:05 p.m.

B737-900

Jan. 11

Las Vegas (LAS)

12:40 p.m.

Pittsburgh (PIT)

7:55 p.m.

A319

Jan. 11

Las Vegas (LAS)

12:45 p.m.

Raleigh-Durham (RDU)

8:10 p.m.

B737-900

Jan. 11

Las Vegas (LAS)

11:00 a.m.

San Diego (SAN)

12:10 p.m.

E175

Jan. 11

Las Vegas (LAS)

7:00 p.m.

San Diego (SAN)

8:10 p.m.

E175

Jan. 11

Las Vegas (LAS)

3:00 p.m.

Seattle (SEA)

5:40 p.m.

B737-900

Jan. 11

Las Vegas (LAS)

10:30 a.m.

San Jose (SJC)

12:00 p.m.

B737-900

Jan. 11

Las Vegas (LAS)

2:40 p.m.

San Jose (SJC)

4:10 p.m.

E175

Jan. 11

Las Vegas (LAS)

6:50 p.m.

San Jose (SJC)

8:20 p.m.

B737-900

Jan. 12

Las Vegas (LAS)

3:30 p.m.

Boston (BOS)

11:35 p.m.

B737-900

From its hubs in Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Newark, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. United will offer up to 48 nonstop daily flights to Las Vegas between January 6 and January 12, 2019.

To help connect more customers to Las Vegas and CES 2019, United will operate select flights between Las Vegas and Newark and San Francisco with Boeing 777-200 wide body aircraft (top), which are typically reserved for international flights.

Beginning January 13, 2019 United will resume regularly scheduled flights between Las Vegas and its hubs in Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, New York/Newark, San Francisco and Washington, D.C.

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United Airlines launches its United Corporate Preferred program

United Airlines today debuted United Corporate Preferred, the industry’s newest corporate travel program designed to offer top travel benefits to the airline’s most loyal business customers. United announced the new program this morning at the Global Business Traveler Association (GBTA) Convention in San Diego.

United Corporate Preferred is a new and exclusive benefits program that provides added perks for the airline’s top corporate customers. A multi-level program, United Corporate Preferred offers escalating benefits at three levels, including United Corporate Preferred, United Corporate Preferred Plus and United Corporate Preferred Elite. Eligibility for the new program is determined by a corporation’s contract status, revenue contribution and loyalty with United. Eligible corporate agreements include United corporate share agreements, United PassPlus and United Meetings.

“Every day thousands of road warriors are jetting off on United to work events and business meetings all over the world,” said Jake Cefolia, United’s senior vice president of Worldwide Sales. “We designed our United Corporate Preferred program with the customer’s entire travel experience in mind, from booking to landing, to identify opportunities to show our appreciation to our loyal business customers with a program that offers extra perks and travel benefits.”

Benefits offered to all United Corporate Preferred customers include:

  • Preferred upgrades – tie-breaker preferences for upgrades.
  • Preferred standby – prioritization when traveling on standby for a different flight and when waitlisting for a seat in a different cabin or booking class.
  • Operational adjustment protection – protection during travel interruptions, as well as seat protection to retain the same or similar seat in the event of an aircraft swap.
  • Preferred discounts and offers – eligibility to receive exclusive promotions offered by both United and its partners in the near future.

Customers in the airline’s new United Corporate Preferred Elite level will also receive the following:

  • Additional travel waiver flexibility – when United has a travel waiver in place, customers will receive additional flexibility to adjust their travel beyond restrictions in place on the standard waiver.
  • Preferred boarding – later this year, customers will receive priority boarding in group two.
  • Preferred seating – later this year, customers will have access to book designated standard economy seats closer to the front of the plane.

To receive these benefits, tickets must be flown on United or United Express flights, reservations must include the customer’s corporate account number at the time of booking, and the travel must be for the corporate customer’s business. Companies invited to participate in United Corporate Preferred will receive a tailored webpage with information on benefits eligible to their employees.

United Airlines Boeing 777-222 ER N206UA (msn 30212) LHR (SPA). Image: 936600.

Above Copyright Photo: United Airlines Boeing 777-222 ER N206UA (msn 30212) LHR (SPA). Image: 936600.

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Omni Air International flight attendants ratify their first contract

Omni Air International-OAI Boeing 777-222 ER N927AX (msn 26943) BWI (Tony Storck). Image: 907788.

Flight Attendants at charter airline Omni Air International, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), have voted by 78 percent to ratify a first contract. The agreement provides immediate pay raises, defined schedule and work rules as well as job security with due process.

Omni Air International, based in Tulsa, Oklahoma, operates international and domestic passenger charters. In addition, Omni Air also provides cargo and troop airlift for the U.S. military. The contract was reached with the assistance of the National Mediation Board.

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