United’s Plan to Add Polaris, Premium Plus to 787-8 and -9 Dreamliners

Written by Zach Honig @ The Points Guy

United’s brand-new 787-10s come equipped with the carrier’s much-improved Polaris business-class seat, with far better privacy plus direct aisle access for everyone in the cabin. The carrier’s older Dreamliners have dated 2-2-2 seating, however — a slightly updated version of the same seat that flew with Continental beginning in 2009. Fortunately, United will soon begin …

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United’s Longest Domestic Haul: A Review of the 767-400 in First Class From Honolulu to Newark

Written by Zach Honig @ The Points Guy

Earlier this year, Hawaiian Airlines launched the longest domestic US nonstop flight, carrying passengers some 5,000 miles from Boston to Honolulu. United has long operated a similar — though slightly shorter — flight, with daily Boeing 767-400ER between its East Coast hub in Newark, New Jersey, and Honolulu. And following my journey on ANA’s Flying …

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All-Biz to Newark: A Review of La Compagnie’s Brand-New Airbus A321LR

Written by Zach Honig @ The Points Guy

I typically firm up my air-show reservations months in advance — with dates often confirmed more than a year out, there’s plenty of time to search for award availability and lock in decent hotel rates before most corporate travelers even begin to consider their own plans. But, as a last-minute addition to this year’s Paris …

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United Will Soon Fly a Huge 767 Biz Cabin From Chicago, Too

Written by Zach Honig @ The Points Guy

United Airlines operates what’s arguably the most interesting Boeing 767-300 in the sky — the carrier’s “high-J” configuration sports a whopping 46 business-class seats, arranged in a 1-1-1 configuration and spread between 18 rows. That’s one massive Polaris cabin, especially for such a small wide-body plane. The airline is currently working through the process of retrofitting 21 …

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Inside the Boeing 737 That Will Fly Your Amazon Packages Around the US

Written by Zach Honig @ The Points Guy

We typically focus our air show efforts on bringing you tours of the latest and greatest airliners and private jets, but occasionally we like to throw an exciting cargo craft into the mix. Amazon’s Prime Air 737 certainly fits the bill. Following more than 14 years of flying passengers around India for now-defunct Jet Airways, …

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United Releases Business Award Seats on Inaugural Cape Town Flight

Written by Zach Honig @ The Points Guy

In what’s arguably one of the airline’s most exciting route announcements to date, United will be launching nonstop service between Newark (EWR) and Cape Town, South Africa (CPT) on December 15, 2019. Previously, the carrier’s business-class cabin was completely sold out on that very first flight, but United just opened up a handful of seats. …

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Amex Details New Centurion Lounge, Escape Lounge Coming to Phoenix

Written by Zach Honig @ The Points Guy

American Express customers with the Centurion Card, The Platinum Card® from American Express and The Business Platinum® Card from American Express will soon have a handful of additional Centurion Lounges to visit, with the issuer opening new locations in Charlotte (CLT),  Denver (DEN), Los Angeles (LAX), New York John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK) and London Heathrow (LHR). …

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United Airlines Plans to Hold More Flights for Connecting Passengers

Written by Zach Honig @ The Points Guy

All three legacy US carriers have been known to offer tarmac transfers to high-value customers with a tight connection — American through a partnership with Cadillac, Delta with Porsche and United with Mercedes-Benz — but the chances of actually scoring one are slim to none. Now, United’s taking an old-fashioned approach to helping you make …

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How to Access Hawaii’s Best Airport Lounge Before a Domestic United Flight

Written by Zach Honig @ The Points Guy

Last month, All Nippon Airways (ANA) finally began carrying passengers on its first Airbus A380, Flying Honu, which is now used exclusively for the Tokyo (NRT)-Honolulu (HNL) route. ANA’s Tokyo lounges are entirely serviceable, but it’s the airline’s new Honolulu outpost that really shines — especially considering the generally sad state of lounges at Hawaii’s …

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Flying Honu to Hawaii: A Review of ANA’s A380 Business Class

Written by Zach Honig @ The Points Guy

Some three and a half years after first announcing plans to operate the Airbus A380 on flights between Tokyo Narita and Honolulu, Hawaii, All Nippon Airways, or ANA, has finally launched its first superjumbo service. TPG‘s Emily McNutt was on board the inaugural flight, where she experienced economy, and I joined in the second week …

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