United Ends SGN Service

It’s always disappointing to see routes I flew on discontinued. I always have the same reaction “I just flew that route!”. According to this post on FlyerTalk, United is ending service to Ho Chi Minh City/Saigon. United didn’t fly to SGN from the US, but rather ran a fifth freedom flight from HKG.  Continue reading “United Ends SGN Service”

United Domestic Network

There has been a lot of chatter in recent days and months on United fine tuning their domestic network, specifically their hubs. Like most airlines United has evolved through M&A over time and most recently with Continental in 2010. Some would say it was a reverse merger since most of Continental management stuck around but the United name lived on. Others would say the airline still operates two companies under the hood. This is partially true due to labor agreements. pmCO staff fly on pmCO planes and pmUA staff fly on pmUA planes. What does this mean? Your Continental flight crew could time out (due to FAA regulations) and even though there could be a flight crew sitting in the concourse right next to you, if they’re pmUA they can’t work your flight.  Continue reading “United Domestic Network”

United to Modernize EWR Security

Security at NYC area airports can be a hassle, this especially applies to EWR. Add the normal amount of people at this airport with summer travel, and that is a recipe for disaster. After landing at EWR from SFO (flight review), there was a line to get out of the secure area (see rant).

United (among other airlines) has noticed this issue and will attempt to address the issue of getting through security into the terminal at least.  Continue reading “United to Modernize EWR Security”