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United Flight Attendants Aren’t Welcoming to Welcome Beverages

United Flight Attendants Aren’t Welcoming to Welcome Beverages

RICH THOMASELLI | TravelPulse.Com Troy Warren for CNT #Travel   United Airlines, which resumed sales of hard liquor onboard flights on November 15, has now returned its tradition of pre-departure Welcome Beverages to premium cabin customers. And its flight attendant union isn’t happy about it, albeit not for the reason you might think. No, this is less about more alcohol in a era where its prevalence has led to numerous altercations on flights, and more about COVID-19 safety. In a story by Matthew Klint of the aviation blog Live and Let’s Fly, the union is concerned about serving passengers in the premium cabin…
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UPDATE: United Airlines lifts nationwide ground stop

UPDATE: United Airlines lifts nationwide ground stop

By Rich Barak, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Troy Warren for CNT #Travel Delays expected due to earlier outage, according to Jacksonville airport United Airlines has lifted a nationwide ground stop that was due to a systems outage, according to reporter Janet Shamlian. United was experiencing a systemwide outage that prevented boarding at some airports nationally, including Denver, Shamlian reported. Delays are expected at some airports, including Jacksonville, Florida, due to the earlier systemwide outage. United’s app and website also were down for many people, Shamlian said. Some travelers were unable to check in or board flights, including at Birmingham’s airport. The ground…
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United Pilots Union Expresses Concern Over Vaccine Policy

United Pilots Union Expresses Concern Over Vaccine Policy

RICH THOMASELLI | TravelPulse.Com Troy Warren for CNT #Travel   The union representing United Airlines pilots is expressing concern over the carrier’s announcement it will mandate a COVID-19 vaccine for all U.S. employees – under threat of termination. “Employer-mandated vaccinations are an issue that must be bargained,” the Air Line Pilots Association said in a statement to Barron’s. United CEO Scott Kirby and President Brett Hart said Friday the airline would require each of the company’s 67,000 U.S. workers to be fully vaccinated by Oct. 25 or face possible loss of employment. United will health and religious exemptions on a case-by-case basis but…
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United to Mandate COVID Vaccines for All US Employees

United to Mandate COVID Vaccines for All US Employees

DONALD WOOD | TravelPulse.Com Troy Warren for CNT #travel #covid-19 United Airlines announced it would require its employees in the United States to receive an approved COVID-19 vaccination by October 25 or face termination. According to The Washington Post, United CEO Scott Kirby and President Brett Hart announced the airline would become the first to require each of the company’s 67,000 U.S. employees to be fully vaccinated. The carrier previously offered incentives to existing employees who received the vaccine, including bonuses and days off, and now requires all newly hired workers to show proof of vaccination. “We know some of you will disagree with…
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Goodyear: A year of free flights: Arizona man wins grand prize in United’s Your Shot to Fly contest

Goodyear: A year of free flights: Arizona man wins grand prize in United’s Your Shot to Fly contest

Melissa Yeager | Arizona Republic Troy Warren for GoodyearNewsAndTalk.Com   Ask any traveler and it's probably their dream come true: A year of free flights with a companion, any class of service to anywhere in the world. One Arizonan will live out that fantasy because he got his COVID-19 vaccination. Sean Husmoe of Goodyear recently received a phone call from United Capt. CJ Charlton telling him he was one of five winners of United's Your Shot to Fly sweepstakes.  "Are you kidding me? That's incredible! You enter a sweepstakes, you don't necessarily expect to win," Husmoe said in a video United Airlines shared with The…
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United Sends Messages With Biggest Plane Order in Company History

United Sends Messages With Biggest Plane Order in Company History

RICH THOMASELLI | TravelPulse.Com Troy Warren for CNT   United Airlines this morning sent a message to the aviation industry – the pandemic is over. The Chicago-based carrier announced it was placing the largest plane order in the company’s history and the largest order by any airline in the last 10 years, a clear signal that it believes the resurgence of air travel – from just 5 percent capacity at one point last year compared to 2019 to 79 percent this past week – will continue. Operating under the tagline of ‘United Next,’ United will purchase 270 planes and will…
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