Articles tagged “polaris”

Delta Air Lines Wins Crystal Cabin Award for Best International Business Class Design

Delta Air Lines Wins Crystal Cabin Award for Best International Business Class Design

Grant Martin, Skift

The to-be-delivered Delta One cabin eked out a victory over United's Polaris product in this year's crystal cabin awards. United's team must be fuming.

4 months ago

United Confirms Its New Business Class Cabin Is Facing Delays

United Confirms Its New Business Class Cabin Is Facing Delays

Julie Johnsson and Michael Sasso, Bloomberg

United has been downplaying this problem. But the airline had been counting on its new Polaris cabin to help it close the luxury gap with other airlines, so this is a major problem. And it's not clear when — or how — it will be solved.

4 months ago

United Is Mothballing Perfectly Good New Aircraft Thanks to Delayed Seats

United Is Mothballing Perfectly Good New Aircraft Thanks to Delayed Seats

Grant Martin, Skift

United's Polaris rollout may not go as quickly as originally planned thanks to a shortage of airplane seats. In the meantime, business travelers wait impatiently.

4 months ago

United Airlines CEO Is ‘Not Happy’ With Delays at Polaris Seat Manufacturer

United Airlines CEO Is ‘Not Happy’ With Delays at Polaris Seat Manufacturer

Brian Sumers, Skift

United is being coy about what Zodiac's production issues mean for its new Polaris seats, but we can assume it's probably not good news for the airline.

4 months ago

United Opens First Polaris Lounge as Part of Its Business Class Overhaul

United Opens First Polaris Lounge as Part of Its Business Class Overhaul

Grant Martin, Skift

United's highest-paying customers have a new place to call home at Chicago O'Hare. The Polaris lounge opened late last week and will be followed with similar properties across the globe through 2018.

8 months ago

United Launches Its New Much-Hyped Polaris Business Class

United Launches Its New Much-Hyped Polaris Business Class

Brian Sumers , Skift

From a public relations perspective, United has had a near flawless rollout of its new Polaris Business Class. But with it now flying, can the airline meet customer expectations? Or did the carrier over-promise what it can deliver?

8 months ago

United Is Getting Rid of First Class on Its International Flights

United Is Getting Rid of First Class on Its International Flights

Grant Martin, Skift

With the sunrise of United's Polaris service its first class is on the way out -- but that may be okay.

1 year ago