Travel can be tough on families — between knowing what to pack, weather putting a wrench in your plans, getting hangry from limited options and not having enough time in between connections to grab food — these four new products can keep you sane on your next journey:
United Airlines is in the midst of a major initiative to modernize its fleet over the next several years. After first announcing the plan in 2021, planes fitted with United’s signature interior are finally beginning to appear across the airline’s narrowbody fleet of Boeing and Airbus planes. United flyers are sure to notice these enhancements from the moment they step on board: Each new or updated plane sports remodeled seats, seatback entertainment screens for everyone, Bluetooth connectivity and more, all adding up to a better experience on every journey.
As the travel industry reacts to the COVID-19 pandemic, many travel-related businesses see a slump in sales and smaller brands are even facing potential closures if the pandemic lasts long enough. If you’re an avid traveler with favorite brands, you can still support them while safely self-isolating.
My visit to the TWA Hotel at New York JFK reminded me of how many times I have chosen to stay at an airport hotel. While the awesome architectural appeal of Eero Saarnen’s Mid-Century TWA terminal-to-hotel transformation is unique, it has become common sense to stay at a multitude of lovely airport lodgings.
As the only major U.S. airline to own a flight school, United Airlines already hit a major milestone, and now the carrier celebrates another important — and historic — step as the inaugural class of United Aviate Academy pilots graduates, leading the next generation of aviators. The 51 students in the graduating class were majority, at 80 percent, women and people of color — another stride toward United’s goal of training 5,000 new pilots by 2030 with half women or POC.
As every traveler knows, the germ factor ramps up in winter, thanks to public transportation shared with large numbers of sniffling, sneezing strangers. For growing numbers of Americans embracing a whole-person, integrative approach to preventative health care, healthy toolkits incorporate Western medicine with proven holistic therapies such as acupuncture, intravenous (IV) nutrient therapy, bodywork, biofeedback, cryotherapy, salt room halotherapy and herbal solutions.