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United Airlines Debuts New Seat Design for Domestic, Express Aircraft

United today officially introduced its new signature seat design that will be seen on domestically configured mainline and regional aircraft. A United Express CRJ-700 is the first to sport the new look, which features leather seat covers, double-stitch patterns and a United-branded tag. United will deploy the new seats on more than 500 aircraft that…

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Notable Airline, Hotel and Travel News: September 9, 2013

A brief sampling of industry news that caught my attention today: Delta’s Medallion Qualifying Dollar (MQD) tracking tool is now live and appears on the “My SkyMiles” summary and account activity pages. The revenue requirement addition to achieve each elite tier goes into effect January 1. United Airlines announced new daily nonstop service from Chicago…

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United Modifying CRJ-700 Cabins by Reducing Economy Plus Section

I’m in transit at the moment and only have a couple of minutes to quickly re-post what UA Insider announced today on the forums. United will reconfigure all CRJ-700s by reducing the allocation of Economy Plus seats, a move which will increase overall capacity in the rear cabin to 70 (up from 66). I’ve always…

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Rumor Mill: United Adding Seats to CR7s, American-US Airways Reciprocal Lounge Access

A couple of threads caught my attention this week on Flyertalk and Milepoint with rumors that United (Express) will add a row of seats to its Canadair CRJ-700s, and lounge reciprocity for American and US Airways fliers begins September 1. And yes, while these are both unconfirmed as of this posting, they certainly sound plausible.…

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Vintage Airline Seat Map: United Express British Aerospace BAe 146-200

How about a little regional carrier love for this installment of Vintage Airline Seat Maps? Appearing below is the seat map for a United Express British Aerospace BAE 146-200 seen flying the skies in 1998. I enjoyed flying on this bird, as the interior was nearly equivalent to a 737. And the #avgeek in me…

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