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Flight Review: United Airlines BusinessFirst Newark to Dublin

I thought about doing a full-fledged trip report for my recent trip to Ireland, but decided against it as flying United internationally isn’t quite as exciting as some of my other travels. That said, I did habitually take pictures of everything, so here’s my first stand-alone “flight review” of United Airlines flight 22 from Newark…

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Ranking the 19 amenity kits I’ve reviewed to date

I started my Amenity Kit Review series shortly after I launched the blog back in 2010 and have reviewed a total of 19 kits so far. Fellow blogger AAdvantage Geek asked me not so long ago if one of the kits I reviewed scored at the top and to be honest, I wasn’t exactly sure.…

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Amenity Kit Review: United Airlines BusinessFirst (May 2012)

United Airlines recently refreshed their amenity kit offerings and I picked up their new BusinessFirst kit on my trip to Ireland this month. The pre-merger United version scored poorly, but Continental’s BusinessFirst kit did pretty well. How will this one rank? Check out my review below in this installment of Amenity Kit Reviews. For a…

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New United Airlines amenity kits to debut

United Airlines posted pictures of its new amenity kits on Facebook yesterday. The Global First version looks quite nice and an upgrade from the current version, though the case might not be as reusable. Sadly, the BusinessFirst version doesn’t appear to be much of an upgrade from the current United Business Class model – and…

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Vintage Airline Seat Map: Continental Airlines Boeing 737-100

It’s time for another Vintage Airline Seat Map and I’ve selected a “guppy” seen flying the skies in 1987. Formerly a People Express aircraft, Continental Airlines flew the Boeing 737-100 appearing below in an all coach class configuration seating 118 passengers. I flew on a bunch of -200s in my early years of flying and…

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Whacky United Airlines MileagePlus flight postings

I’m certain I’m not the only one noticing issues with how United Airlines flights have been posting to MileagePlus lately. Initially, I was going to remain silent as the errors have been – until now – to my benefit, such as upgraded flights reflecting 150% EQM as if they were paid premium cabins. Now, however,…

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Insight from Jeff Smisek’s United Airlines presentation this week

Earlier this week, United Airlines and many other carriers presented at the J.P. Morgan Aviation, Transportation & Defense Conference in New York, and once again, Jeff Smisek was very engaging as he’s willing to go off-script a bit adding more than what the bland presentation slides provide. I listened to the 40-minute audio of his…

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Great United Airlines fleet information resource

Over the weekend, Henry Harteveldt – a top airline industry analyst – tweeted a link to a pretty incredible resource for United Airlines enthusiasts that details their entire fleet and includes information on each aircraft’s progress through interior modifications. It’s a nifty resource to bookmark and when you click into a specific aircraft type, it…

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United, American, Delta, Southwest, Virgin Atlantic, Lufthansa & Hilton, Starwood and Hyatt news

In other airline, hotel and travel industry news last week… Reservations and gate agents at United Airlines voted to remain unionized last week, marking a big win for the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM). A total of 16,720 people voted – 8,305 in favor of representation, 5,865 against – and they represent…

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A word of caution about mileage accrual on United Airlines direct flights

A couple of weeks ago, I flew legacy Continental Airlines from Los Angeles to Houston and overheard the gate agent at LAX announce, “Ladies and gentlemen, we’ll shortly begin boarding for flight XXXX to Houston with continuing service to Denver…” I was a bit taken back by the fairly significant backtrack routing for the flight’s…

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