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United Airlines’ presentation at the 2011 Deutsche Bank Airline Equity Conference

Jeff Smisek’s presentation yesterday at the 2011 Deutsche Bank Airline Equity Conference was a bit of a rehash of Sr. VP John Rainey’s presentation just last week, but he did speak to a couple of points I hadn’t heard before. First up, here are a few of those known items with the related slides (courtesy…

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United Airlines announces $550 million investment in cabin improvements

Just released, United Airlines announces they will invest more than a half-billion dollars for cabin enhancements fleetwide. Here’s the shortlist of improvements: According to CEO Jeff Smisek: Additional items to note and questions that remain: The release states United will add flatbed seats to, “14 United 767-300 aircraft.” This sounds like they’ll convert some of…

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Tom Stuker’s 10 million mile United Airlines celebration Part 2

As I mentioned yesterday, I was incredibly fortunate to have been invited to Tom Stuker’s 10 million mile celebration at United’s Red Carpet Club in Chicago on Saturday. Tom is active on Flyertalk and had extended invites to 20 people for the event, so since I had already had plans to be flying through Chicago…

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Tom Stuker’s 10 million mile United Airlines celebration Part 1

I was extraordinarily fortunate to have been in Chicago yesterday and received an invitation to attend Tom Stuker’s celebration at the C-concourse Red Carpet Club commemorating his 10 millionth mile flown on United Airlines. I met so many wonderful people, including Randy Petersen, BoardingArea’s founder and respected frequent flyer program guru, Jeff Smisek, United’s CEO,…

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United Airlines to keep International First Class cabins where appropriate… for now

Last week I posted about the possibility of United being close to announcing whether or not International First Class would remain on the carrier. Yesterday a report surfaced on Bloomberg quoting United Airlines CEO Jeff Smisek saying “There are certain markets in which (first class) makes a lot of sense and there are others where…

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United Airlines CEO Jeff Smisek at Stanford University’s “View from the Top”

On Tuesday, Jeff Smisek, CEO of United Airlines, made an appearance at the Stanford Graduate School of Business as the speaker for the school’s “View from the Top” lecture series. The aim of the student-run program is to bring leaders of business and social sectors in to impart wisdom on the student body, particularly focusing…

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The Queen flies, debit miles, mobile check-in, Wi-Fi, bonus points & the hunt for an A330

Since I volunteered my seat on United Airlines this morning and scored another $400 in vouchers, I have a bit of time to recap additional news items from the week. Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental. The longest passenger aircraft in the world took its maiden flight this past Sunday. As I previously posted, only Lufthansa and Korean…

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United Airlines CEO Jeff Smisek gives “State of the Airline” presentation

Yesterday at the JP Morgan Aviation, Transportation & Defense Conference in New York, Jeff Smisek gave a presentation on the status of United Airlines, the merger with Continental, and the future of the industry. A lot of it was high-level CEO talking points about the carrier and the future, but he did reveal a couple…

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Video: United Airlines Friends & Family Day at San Francisco Airport

This week’s video is another one by yours truly summarizing the United Airlines Friends & Family event at San Francisco Airport on October 10, 2010. United was gracious enough to invite some Flyertalkers to the event, and I flew up to enjoy the day. I missed out by minutes seeing the United 747 Golden Gate…

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