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United Plans Largest Transatlantic Expansion in its History, Including 10 New Flights and Five New Destinations Debuting Summer 2022

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 1:20pm

"Our expansion offers the widest range of destinations to discover introducing new, trendy locales that our customers will love, as well as adding more flights to iconic, popular cities."

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  • "Our expansion offers the widest range of destinations to discover introducing new, trendy locales that our customers will love, as well as adding more flights to iconic, popular cities."
  • United will be the only North American carrier flying direct to Amman with service three times weekly with a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner.
  • Beginning May 20, United will become the only U.S. carrier to fly to Norway with flights launching between New York/Newark and Bergen.
  • In 2019, United and United Express carriers operated more than 1.7 million flights carrying more than 162 million customers.

United Announces Promotions and Leadership Changes in Network Planning and Procurement

Monday, October 11, 2021 - 5:39pm

In addition to these promotions, United also named former United Express Senior Vice President Sarah Murphy to lead the airline's new Global Sourcing organization as Senior Vice President of Global Sourcing and Chief Procurement Officer.

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  • In addition to these promotions, United also named former United Express Senior Vice President Sarah Murphy to lead the airline's new Global Sourcing organization as Senior Vice President of Global Sourcing and Chief Procurement Officer.
  • "He has helped us execute network strategies that would ordinarily take years to develop in a matter of months.
  • Gupta, formerly Vice President of Network Planning and Scheduling, will now assume responsibility for the operation and strategy of the United Express network in addition to leading the domestic planning team.
  • By linking the United Express operation more closely with the airline's domestic planning team, United expects to better optimize its network and deliver a better, more consistent experience with the products and services it offers.

United Plans Largest Domestic Schedule Since March 2020

Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 1:00pm

The airline plans to offer more than 3,500 daily domestic flights in December, representing 91% of its domestic capacity compared to 2019.

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  • The airline plans to offer more than 3,500 daily domestic flights in December, representing 91% of its domestic capacity compared to 2019.
  • In December, United will begin new direct flights to Las Vegas and Phoenix from Cleveland, and to Orlando from Indianapolis.
  • Customers who prefer fresh powder can enjoy more flights to ski destinations with United than any other carrier.
  • In 2019, United and United Express carriers operated more than 1.7 million flights carrying more than 162 million customers.

United Becomes First Airline to Introduce PayPal QR Codes as Inflight Payment Option

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - 6:25pm

Starting next month, United customers on select flights can simply show a flight attendant the PayPal QR Code in the PayPal app and use it to buy snacks, drinks and other inflight purchases while onboard.

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  • Starting next month, United customers on select flights can simply show a flight attendant the PayPal QR Code in the PayPal app and use it to buy snacks, drinks and other inflight purchases while onboard.
  • United is the first airline to offer PayPal QR Codes, and this partnership is part of United's easy-to-use, industry-leading suite of contactless payment tools.
  • "Bringing PayPal QR Codes inflight reinforces our commitment to offering customers choice and provides a new level of touch-free convenience for consumers when making in-flight purchases, within the PayPal app they know and trust."
  • Customers can pay using PayPal QR Codes to enjoy one of many new food and beverage offerings United launched this year.

Velo3D Debuts on the New York Stock Exchange Under “VLD” Ticker Following Merger with JAWS Spitfire Acquisition Corporation

Thursday, September 30, 2021 - 2:00pm

Velo3D, Inc. (the Company or Velo3D) (NYSE: VLD), a leading additive manufacturing technology company for mission-critical metal parts, has announced shares of its common stock have begun trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol VLD following its merger with JAWS Spitfire Acquisition Corporation (JAWS Spitfire).

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  • Velo3D, Inc. (the Company or Velo3D) (NYSE: VLD), a leading additive manufacturing technology company for mission-critical metal parts, has announced shares of its common stock have begun trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol VLD following its merger with JAWS Spitfire Acquisition Corporation (JAWS Spitfire).
  • The combined company will now operate as Velo3D and will be led by CEO and Founder Benny Buller .
  • The merger provides Velo3D with a total of $274 million in capital to fuel the companys next stage of growth.
  • Velo3D will be ringing the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange on October 7, 2021, at 4:00 PM ET to celebrate its debut as a publicly-traded company.

Velo3D Completes Merger with JAWS Spitfire Acquisition Corporation to Become a Publicly-Traded, Additive Manufacturing Technology Company

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - 9:05pm

Velo3D, Inc. (the Company or Velo3D), a leading additive manufacturing technology company for mission-critical metal parts, today announced it has completed its merger with JAWS Spitfire Acquisition Corporation (JAWS Spitfire) (NYSE: SPFR), a special purpose acquisition company, to become publicly traded.

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  • Velo3D, Inc. (the Company or Velo3D), a leading additive manufacturing technology company for mission-critical metal parts, today announced it has completed its merger with JAWS Spitfire Acquisition Corporation (JAWS Spitfire) (NYSE: SPFR), a special purpose acquisition company, to become publicly traded.
  • Our vision for the company has always been to enable our customers to build without compromise and the capital raised from this merger will help unlock a new era of innovation through additive manufacturing.
  • When you look at the additive manufacturing industry, I believe Velo3D is years ahead of the competition and its proprietary technology and broad set of patents will help the company maintain this lead well into the future, said Barry Sternlicht, Chairman of JAWS Spitfire Acquisition.
  • What Velo3D has done for its customersmost of whom are at the forefront of innovation in their industriesis nothing less than transformative.

Boom Supersonic Launches Forum to Help Build the Future of Sustainable Travel

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 - 2:00pm

DENVER, Sept. 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Boom Supersonic , the company building the world's fastest and most sustainable supersonic airliner, today announced the launch of its Sustainable Travel Forum to provide a symposium for forging relationships, exchanging ideas, and developing solutions to define and build the future of sustainable travel.

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  • DENVER, Sept. 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Boom Supersonic , the company building the world's fastest and most sustainable supersonic airliner, today announced the launch of its Sustainable Travel Forum to provide a symposium for forging relationships, exchanging ideas, and developing solutions to define and build the future of sustainable travel.
  • Supersonic flight will unlock countless new experiences, but it comes with a tremendous responsibility to help scale sustainable innovation," said Kathy Savitt, President and Chief Commercial Officer of Boom Supersonic.
  • "Through the Sustainable Travel Forum we can harness the collective power of our founding members and set a precedent for a more sustainable future of travel."
  • Boom Supersonic is redefining commercial air travel by bringing sustainable, supersonic flight to the skies.

United Airlines and Airlink Announce Commercial Agreement to Help Customers Explore Southern Africa

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 - 2:00pm

CHICAGO, Sept. 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, United Airlines and Airlink , a South African airline, announced a new codeshare agreement that will offer customers more connections between the U.S. and Southern Africa than any other airline alliance.

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  • CHICAGO, Sept. 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, United Airlines and Airlink , a South African airline, announced a new codeshare agreement that will offer customers more connections between the U.S. and Southern Africa than any other airline alliance.
  • The new agreement, which is subject to government approval, will offer one stop connections from the U.S. to more than 40 destinations in Southern Africa.
  • "And now through our codeshare agreement with Airlink - which is the most expansive partnership in Southern Africa - customers will be able to easily explore more bucket list destinations across the continent including easy connections to Zambia, Zimbabwe and more."
  • In 2019, United and United Express carriers operated more than 1.7 million flights carrying more than 162 million customers.

United Makes it Easier for Customers to Find and Use Travel Credits

Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 4:47pm

Also, beginning next week, United will be the first to let customers use their travel credits for extra legroom seats and to pre-pay for checked baggage.

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  • Also, beginning next week, United will be the first to let customers use their travel credits for extra legroom seats and to pre-pay for checked baggage.
  • These industry firsts, along with other new options like the ability to combine multiple travel credits and use them on partner airlines, give United customers more flexibility than any other airline.
  • For customers who have travel credits issued on or before August 31, 2021, United is also allowing a one-time opportunity to share these credits with friends and family.
  • "Unlike most airlines where travel credits are difficult to use, at United we're doing something different," said Toby Enqvist, chief customer office for United.

LinkedIn Unveils 2021 U.S. Top Startups List

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 2:00pm

LinkedIn , the worlds largest professional network, announced today the 2021 LinkedIn Top Startups list, identifying the top 50 emerging startups in the U.S. Based on unique LinkedIn data, this years Top Startups are responding to the increasing demand for self-care, offering new ways to connect, making financial management more accessible, exploring new frontiers in technology and accelerating business growth and success.

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  • LinkedIn , the worlds largest professional network, announced today the 2021 LinkedIn Top Startups list, identifying the top 50 emerging startups in the U.S. Based on unique LinkedIn data, this years Top Startups are responding to the increasing demand for self-care, offering new ways to connect, making financial management more accessible, exploring new frontiers in technology and accelerating business growth and success.
  • Returning to the Top Startups list in the top spot, Better (#1) continues to grow as the housing market keeps booming.
  • BETTER BUSINESS TOOLS FOR THE FUTURE OF WORK: One-third of the startups on this years list are making businesses work better and more efficiently.
  • Below are the top 10 companies on this years Top Startups list: