Calling all grammar nerds. Do you know notice anything different about United’s new advertising campaign?
It is true! United has changed how it refers to the number of destinations it serves. Before, as you see below, United said it flew to “over” 370 destinations. Most grammarians might call that a misuse of the word, “over.”
The old United advertising, circa 2011.
But take a look at the new advertisement. Granted the number of destinations has dropped by about 20. But the correct phrase “more than” is subbed for “over.” To borrow a hashtag, that’s #unitedprogress.
This slickly produced video from Dubai-based Emirates Airlines details what it’s like to land the double-decker jet at New York John F. Kennedy Airport. Emirates will start flying the A380 to Los Angeles on Dec. 2. It replaces a Boeing 777.
In August, Emirates celebrated its 5th year of A380 flights.
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to drive on an airport tarmac? It’s complicated stuff, as I witnessed recently at Los Angeles International Airport, where I rode around the airfield with an airport executive.
There are unique rules on the airfield, especially when it comes to right-of-way. According to these rules, airplanes always get to go first. Pretty much no matter what.
JetBlue is naming its new first class cabin, “Mint.” Photo courtesy of the airline.
You’ll have to wait until next June to try it out, but JetBlue Airways officially unveiled its new “first class” product on Monday at an event in New York City. The product will only be available on certain transcontinental routes.