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United to operate a Washington Reagan National – Newark shuttle

United Airlines has announced a new hourly shuttle service between Washington’s Reagan National Airport and Newark Liberty International Airport. United will operate the world’s only two-cabin 50-seat regional aircraft – the Bombardier CRJ550 on most flights. The CRJ550 is designed for business and leisure travelers who want true-first-class seating, Wi-Fi, more leg room and enough space for every customer to bring a roller bag on board.

With this new shuttle service, United will now offer more travel opportunities between these two cities than any other airline in the world. Tickets for the 13 daily flights between Newark and Washington, D.C. will be available for purchase beginning January 18 and service starts on March 29.

The CRJ550 is a first-of-its-kind jet boasting a wide variety of premium amenities, including:

  • 10 seats in United First, 20 seats in Economy Plus, and 20 Economy seats
  • Space for every customer to bring a roller bag on board.
  • A self-serve refreshment center for United First customers featuring a wide assortment of snacks and beverages.
  • More overall legroom per seat than any other 50-seat aircraft flown by a U.S. airline.
  • The ability to stay connected while in flight with United Wi-Fi.

United’s daily shuttle service between Newark-and D.C. starts March 29, 2020

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Flight times subject to change.

New United x Carhartt uniforms hit the “Runway” right on time for winter

United Airlines made this announcement:

Customers are seeing a new look on United Airlines runways. Welcoming the new year, United is debuting new uniforms designed by Carhartt Company Gear (CCG) exclusively for the airline’s 28,000 Technical Operations, Ramp Service and Catering Operations employees. CCG worked directly with United employees for nearly three years to create a collection of uniform pieces that deliver hard-working designs that stand up to the unique demands of their jobs.

Approximately 1,000 employees from both domestic and international operations participated in focus groups and “wear tests” where their input was used to enhance garment features and functionality. The Carhartt collection includes over 50 pieces, each designed to address our below-wing workforce’s specific needs, like bottoms with custom-design pockets to fit wands and other tools, color-blocking on hi-visibility gear to address dirt and grime and fabrics designed to address the wide range of climate conditions across our system. As a part of this effort, Carhartt also put an emphasis on the women’s collection, ensuring these employees have garments that have both proper fit and function. These various design elements and options created will help employees perform safely and efficiently.

The uniform refresh is part of a larger effort to revamp all United uniforms for more than 75,000 employees. Each decision with United’s uniform design partners, Tracy Reese, Brooks Brothers and Carhartt, have been driven by employee feedback, with a focus on high quality fabrics, improved breathability and overall enhanced fit. The next step in this cohesive collection will be to complete a second wear test before revealing final designs from Brooks Brothers and Tracy Reese for flight attendants, pilots, and customer service representatives. United expects to share more information in summer 2020.

Photos: United Airlines.

American and United add special flights from GSP to New Orleans

Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (the closest airport to Clemson) has made this announcement:

Football fans planning trips to New Orleans, LA. to watch the Clemson Tigers play for the national title now have nonstop flight options from Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP).

American Airlines and United Airlines have added special nonstop flights from GSP to Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) providing fans more options to see the Clemson Tigers play the LSU Tigers in the 2020 National Championship Game.

American Airlines:

 

Date

Flight #

Origin

Departure Time

Destination

Arrival Time

Aircraft

1/11/2020

2385

GSP

10:55

MSY

12:05

737-800

1/14/2020

2380

MSY

8:10

GSP

11:05

737-800

1/14/2020

2516

MSY

11:00

GSP

13:55

737-800

 

United Airlines:

 

Date

Flight #

Origin

Departure Time

Destination

Arrival Time

Aircraft

1/11/2020

4006

GSP

12:00

MSY

12:51

E175

1/12/2020

2492

GSP

11:00

MSY

11:51

737-800

1/14/2020

2480

MSY

17:00

GSP

19:41

737-900

 

In addition to the flights listed above, connecting service to New Orleans is offered by Delta Air Lines and Southwest Airlines.

United to fly to Dublin from San Francisco

United Airlines has made this announcement:

Traveling between the Silicon Valley and Dublin, Ireland – two of the world’s leading centers of technology and innovation – will soon get a lot easier. Today United Airlines announced that it will launch new daily nonstop service from its hub at San Francisco International Airport to the Irish capital beginning June 5, 2020. United will be the only U.S. airline to offer daily flights direct to Dublin from the West Coast.

United will operate its new San Francisco-Dublin daily nonstop flights with the fuel-efficient Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner. With the launch of this new service, United will have more daily business class seats between Dublin and the U.S. this summer than any other domestic airline.

Proposed Flight Schedule, Beginning June 5, 2020*

Flight

Frequency

City Pair

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Arrive

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UA 852

Daily

SFO – DUB

3:55 p.m.

9:45 a.m. +1

787-8

UA 853

Daily

DUB – SFO

11:50 a.m.

2:20 p.m.

787-8

*Subject to government approval

United in Ireland

United has proudly served Ireland for more than two decades. With the addition of San Francisco, the airline will offer customers direct flights to Dublin from four of its hubs, including Chicago O’Hare, Washington Dulles and Newark / New York. United provides seasonal service to Shannon, Ireland from Newark / New York as well.

United’s San Francisco Hub

From the Bay Area, United operates more than 300 flights each day to over 100 cities in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia – more flights to more destinations than any other airline. Along with Dublin, United offers nonstop service out of San Francisco International to seven major European cities including Amsterdam, Frankfurt, London, Munich, Paris and Zurich. United continues to provide unparalleled access to points across the globe from its SFO hub, adding direct flights to 13 top international destinations since 2013 alone.

United to add two additional routes from the Washington Dulles hub

United Airlines has announced it will add United Express twice-daily service between the Washington Dulles (IAD) hub and Bangor (BGR) on June 4, 2020 and Madison (MSN) on May 8, 2020.

The Bangor route will operate with Embraer ERJ 145s and Madison on either Bombardier CRJ700s or Embraer ERJ 145s.

Previously the airline announced service from Dulles to West Palm Beach (PBI) starting in February, 2020 and Akron/Canton (CAK) and Philadelphia (PHL) starting in May, 2020.

Forbes: United Airlines’ Next CEO Scott Kirby Used To Count Cards. Now He Counts Regional Jets.

Recommended reading: From Forbes. J. Scott Kirby, formerly of America West, US Airways and American Airlines, will take over United Airlines in May 2020. As previously reported, J. Scott Kirby, President (right above), will succeed Oscar Munoz (left above) as Chief Executive Officer. Read the full story on his background.