United Airlines submitted an application with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for authority to increase service between New York/Newark Liberty and Shanghai Pudong beginning in June 2020. If approved, United’s second daily flight will connect even more U.S. passengers to Shanghai from more than 90 U.S. and Canadian destinations served by United from New York/Newark.
We don’t have to worry about Brexit impacting our flights. The United States and the United Kingdom have reached an agreement for opens skies post-Brexit. The current agreement is based on Britain’s membership in the European Union. The open skies agreement provides for uninterrupted trans-Atlantic service and ensures that alliances continue into the future.
Virgin Atlantic, a company that has always been considered one of the best for customer service, just got even better. The British carrier has become the first airline in Europe to be fully WiFi connected. The closest competitor is a year away from establishing WiFi. Virgin will also, with Delta Airlines, offer Wifi on a its transatlantic routes.
“From today customers flying around the world with Virgin Atlantic can work and play throughout their flight as we become the first airline in Europe to offer a fully WiFi enabled fleet.” Said Mark Anderson, Executive Vice President, Customer at Virgin Atlantic, adding “Innovation has always been in our blood and we’ve worked closely with WiFi providers to develop the fastest, most reliable connection across the Atlantic, and are the first carrier to offer WiFi between the UK and the Caribbean, China and Africa.”