United Airlines to go to Newcastle Upon Tyne

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United Airlines varies some of its seasonal route, operating its Boeing 757-200  aircraft on odd and wonderful missions. For the summer 2015 season, they are going to deploy a two-class Boeing 757 between the airlines hub at Newark International Airport to Newcastle Upon Tyne Airport.  United Airlines Boeing 757-200WL at Dublin Airport - Image, Economy Class and … [Read more...]

Airplane Art – United Airlines Boeing 767-300ER

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It's Sunday again, so it must be time for some more airplane art. This week, climbing out of London Heathrow Airport on a summer's day is a United Airlines Boeing 767-300ER heading back to the United States of America. This one is a touch different from the norm - as this bird has Aviation Partners Boeing blended winglets installed on the plane. The image is clickable if … [Read more...]

Airplane Art – United Airlines Boeing 737-900

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It's Sunday again, so it must be time so more airplane art. This week, it's a United Airlines Boeing 737-900 on final approach to Chicago O'Hare International Airport, shot from the balcony at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare on a sunny (if very cold) spring morning. The image is clickable if you want to see a larger version – and yes you can keep them for your desktops! You can … [Read more...]

United Airlines takes delivery of their first Boeing 787-9

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North America's first Boeing 787 operator - United Airlines has taken delivery of its first Boeing 787-9 aircraft. United Airlines Boeing 787-9 during test flights, Image - The Boeing Company. For the planes future, its will be handling long haul routes for united, with a Los Angeles to Melbourne route planned for the aircraft - which will be the longest distance route the … [Read more...]

Safety Video Monday/Tuesday – United Airlines (2014)

It's Monday/Tuesday, and it's time for a new safety video from United Airlines. Prepare to go around the world with United, in this mini round the world tour with safety instructions put in their "Safety is Global" video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqAAQ0ZZMyw The notes in the Youtube video states We’re onboarding a new safety video. Nothing is more important than the … [Read more...]

Automated Passport Control kiosks installed at Newark

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Let's face it, whilst you can make travel as glamorous (or not) in the air, whenever you land on the ground, you have to deal with the joy of border control. Whilst some borders can be reasonably fast to clear (the French and German borders always seem pretty fast), some borders can be a real pain to clear. Whilst the UK is pretty high on my personal list, the USA Border … [Read more...]

United confirms its second 787-9 route… It’s Shanghai

With the Boeing 787-9 formally certified for service, airlines are looking at where to deploy this new aircraft. United Airlines have already stated their intent to operate it from Los Angeles to Melbourne as their first route with this aircraft. Their second route will take the aircraft from Los Angeles to Shanghai Pudong airport. United 787-9 rolling out of the paint shop … [Read more...]

Airplane Art – United Airlines Boeing 777-200

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It's Sunday again, and it must be time for some more airplane art. This week, it's a United Airlines Boeing 777-200 coming into land on runway 09L at London Heathrow Airport after completing the long haul trip from the United States of America. The image is clickable if you want to see a larger version – and yes you can keep them for your desktops! More airplane art next … [Read more...]

United pulls back from Doha

United Airlines is to pull back from Doha in Qatar, and will only operate between Washington DC and Dubai. United Boeing 777 taxing at Heathrow - Image GhettoIFE The route operated to Doha via Dubai as a "tag-on" fifth freedom flight, adding an extra hour flight between cities, plus the transit time - a total of 16 hours 15 minutes (comparable for connecting flights with a … [Read more...]

United Airlines updates its iOS App – Now it becomes your IFE device…

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So for some reason that I cannot explain, I still have the United Airlines app on my iPhone. Other airline apps are available... and yes, I use them too. Checking the United App update released today (7th May 2104 - Version 2.0.13), there's a curious mention in the description of what the update contains: So for those of you who use you iPads or iPhones and make … [Read more...]