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Lawsuit Filed by Avianca Shareholder to Stop Investment by United Airlines

A motion has been scheduled for Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, New York County for Anil C. Singh — a justice at the court — to hear the case by Kingsland Holdings Limited to block United Continental Holdings, Incorporated from investing approximately $800 million in Avianca Holdings SA as a loan from which United Airlines could benefit in the form of an estimated annual profit of greater than $75 million.

Earlier this week, approximately 25 attorneys piled into court on the motion by the plaintiff for a preliminary injunction.

The lawsuit — which was filed…

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No Jail Time in United Airlines Bribery Case Sentencing For Former Port Authority Chairman

Jeff Smisek was relieved from his responsibilities as chairman, president and chief executive officer at United Continental back in September of 2015 due to federal and internal investigations associated with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, whose former chairman — now 77 years of age — was suspected to have allegedly used his prominent position to demand favorable treatment or personal benefit from United Airlines.

Most notably was when David Samson pressured the airline to revive a weekly direct flight between Newark and Columbia in South Carolina in 2012 — a flight which lost money for United Airlines and became known as the “Chairman’s Flight” — near his weekend vacation home so that he can have easier access to it and save himself significant time driving. He also…

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Earn Up to 1,000 Bonus MileagePlus Miles by Shopping for Valentine’s Day 2017

Effective through Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at 11:59:59 in the evening Eastern Daylight Time, you can earn up to 1,000 bonus United Airlines MileagePlus miles — in addition to the standard MileagePlus miles earned — during the Valentine’s Day Bonus campaign at the MileagePlus Shopping portal by spending the following minimum amounts of money for shopping for qualifying purchases on your favorite products from hundreds of participating retailers…

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Are Video Monitors in the Backs of Seats Becoming Obsolete?

“Um, no. Keep your personal device and advice to yourself. I paid for the tickets and I’d like to get any free IFE. Not everyone owns a tablet or subscribe / buy TV shows and movies.”

That is what Ben posted in the Comments section in response to this article pertaining to whether or not the days of in-flight entertainment are numbered which I wrote back on Thursday, May 7, 2015 — and I listed possible reasons as to why they may eventually become obsolete.

Well, Ben — I hope that the primary airline on which you travel is not American Airlines, because a decision was reached to not install seatback video screens on…

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United Airlines Resuming Operations After Outage — Slowly

“They are letting us board now.” Those words were posted by FlyerTalk member FlyerTom111 at 8:59 in the evening Eastern Standard Time; and several other FlyerTalk members have also announced eyewitness reports of operations resuming just as the Federal Aviation Administration of the United States cancelled a ground stop on all mainline flights of United Airlines within the continuous 48 United States — but not before passengers experienced delays measured in hours.

“ORD-GRR mainline, was one plane away from runway when we got held”, according to…

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Earn Up to 1,500 Bonus MileagePlus Miles by Shopping for the Holidays 2016

Effective through Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at 11:59:59 in the evening Eastern Daylight Time, you can earn up to 1,500 bonus United Airlines MileagePlus miles — in addition to the standard MileagePlus miles earned — during the Holiday Bonus campaign at the MileagePlus Shopping portal by spending the following minimum amounts of money for shopping for qualifying purchases on your favorite products from hundreds of participating retailers…

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The One Potentially Fatal Flaw with Basic Economy Airfares — Exacerbated

United Airlines released details of its new basic economy airfares which it intends on offering to its customers as its business model continues to emulate that of Delta Air Lines, whose basic economy airfares have been around for a few years — but the restrictions of this new airfare exacerbates the one potentially fatal flaw with Basic Economy airfares, as…

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My First Flight With United Airlines in Years

Years have passed since I last flew as a passenger aboard an airplane operated by United Airlines — not for any other reason that I simply had not felt compelled with the opportunity to do so — but the airfare of $116.20 round trip including taxes and fees between Atlanta and Washington Dulles International Airport was the least expensive of its competitors and I had a conference in the District of Columbia; so I snagged the deal…

…which, by the way, is still available for…

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