She also writes regularly about legal, political economy, and regulatory topics for various consulting clients and publications, as well as scribbles occasional travel pieces for The National.
A new ban on carrying laptops and other common electronic devices in hand luggage on direct flights from Middle Eastern airports to the US or the UK comes into effect tomorrow, following surprise announcements earlier this week.
On the other side of the spectrum, I just got an email in my inbox this morning from Qatar Airways stating that two kids can fly for free (plus taxes and surcharges) with one adult.
It doesn’t appear to be directly related to Malaysia Airlines not allowing babies to fly, but it is pretty good timing.
United is a founding member of Star Alliance, the world's largest airline alliance.
Regional service is operated by independent carriers under the brand name United Express.
United Airlines traces its roots to the Varney Air Lines air mail service of Walter Varney, who also founded Varney Speed Lines from which Continental Airlines had originated.
Founded in Boise, Idaho in 1926, the carrier flew the first contract air mail flight in the U. on April 6, 1926, marking the first scheduled airline service in the country's history with flights between Pasco, WA and Elko, NV via Boise.
Security Experts Scratch Their Heads This latest example of Airport Security Theater has left security experts scratching their heads.
United operates out of nine airline hubs located in Chicago, Denver, Guam, Houston, Los Angeles, Newark, San Francisco, Tokyo and Washington, D. Chicago-O'Hare is United's largest hub, both in terms of passengers carried annually (16.8 million in 2016) and in terms of departures (181,488 in 2016).
This passed George Bush Intercontinental in Houston, which carried 15.5 million with 178,019 departures.
By Jerri-Lynn Scofield, who has worked as a securities lawyer and a derivatives trader.
She now spends most of her time in Asia and is currently researching a book about textile artisans.