With United Airlines’ launch of a nonstop route between Newark and Palma de Mallorca, the carrier not only opens a window to the Mediterranean island from New York but also gives islanders the exciting opportunity to live the American dream.
With three weekly flights between the Balearic Islands and the United States, anyone can now easily plan a thrilling city break or a sun-soaked European beach vacation. The best of both worlds has never been closer!
The founding member of the Star Alliance and the world’s third-largest air carrier needs no introduction. However, this direct connection is so exciting to me, permanently caught between two loves, the Big Apple and the Mediterranean, that I wanted to spend a few words on the airline that connects people and the best of my two worlds.
“New York is always a good idea“
United Airlines has made significant contributions to the aviation industry and has a knack for pioneering: the first to employ a female flight attendant; the first to offer passengers a hot meal on board; the first to use computers to plan the path for a flight; the first to introduce flight simulators to train pilots in 1954; the first to fly to all states of the United States of America; and, coming to our time, the first airline to eliminate change fees on most tickets, launch an own pilot training academy and fly a direct route to Mallorca from the US, something that no carrier has offered for at least 20 years.
Short after launching flights to Palma de Mallorca, United also began a 3-weekly service from Newark to Tenerife TFS in the Canary Islands thus, becoming the American carrier with the largest number of destinations served in Spain.
But that’s not it. United Airlines is also a story of perseverance. Amid the depths of the pandemic, while everyone else was fighting through the crisis only to go back to how things were before, United Airlines took its “Good Leads the Way” mission statement very seriously, made historic investments to fight climate change, and became the first US airline to use biofuel.
The flights will be operated in a 214-seat Boeing 767-300ER in two classes with new cabins, which include the company’s new Polaris product.
So, if you are like me, unable to choose between the endless allure of the city that never sleeps and that of the Mediterranean lifestyle, now you can finally have them both.
Servicing six continents with its fleet of over 800 aircraft, the giant Chicago-based airline had humble beginnings. It started as a mail carrier in 1926, and its early history is closely associated with Boing and its aeronautic conglomerate. The group became known as United Air Lines in 1931.
It has been a long trek since then. Nowadays, United has the most comprehensive route network among North American carriers. Its modern fleet is the most fuel-efficient among U.S. network carriers, and its loyalty program is one of the best, providing more opportunities to earn and redeem miles worldwide.
United is the world leader in the usage and support for the development of SAF, an alternative fuel made with non-petroleum feedstocks, that has the potential to deliver the performance of petroleum-based jet fuel but with a fraction of its carbon footprint.
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