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Look at this swanky new United Club in Chicago!

[United Chicago ORD Terminal 1 Gate C16 business lounge] "Brand new flagship United Club in T1 near C16. Not your grandma's airport lounge." -Robert A at Chicago O'Hare on Routehappy
Learn more expert tips and tricks from Routehappy reviewers about United Airlines or Chicago O’Hare Airport, and don’t miss the rest of Robert A’s reviews!

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Posted in Airports, Chicago, Flyer tips, Postcards, United

Six expert travel tips for flying United Airlines

Do you find yourself flying the friendly skies with United? If so, you’ll want to check out Routehappy users’ reviews, tips and hints on flying United. Fly better on your next trip — and don’t forget to review your flight to share your knowledge with others.

“Given that UA only have one flight a day out of Melbourne, it is surprising that they have a dedicated Lounge. (In Sydney they outsource to Air NZ). The Melbourne lounge is basic but as our flight was delayed for over 5 hours it put a strain on everyone. Not helpful with rebooking other than provide the # for reservations. Only about 3 plugs. But better than sitting outside in the terminal,” says Janel P.

Henry J has a useful caution at London Heathrow: “Terminal 4 Gate 25 is at the end of the world. Thankfully there are some moving walkways otherwise more than 10 minutes walking there at a fast pace. Gates 22-25 known as Victor Zone. Great view of planes taking off from the east end of the runways. And all of the gates in between were unoccupied.”

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“Economy Plus on United is just outstanding! I love the extra 5 inches of legroom than standard economy. My family and I were upgraded because it was a less packed flight!” reckons Mark W.

“We were traveling with a car seat and the check in attendant offered us a sturdy plastic bag to put it in for protection. They also waived the checked luggage fees on that item without us even asking for it. I appreciate that level of service from United,” concludes Kate S.

Robert A also has some tips on United’s San Francisco-Tokyo Narita food:

United business class food, San Francisco to Tokyo
“The food was tasty and plentiful overall, with two big “buts.” I really wanted the Japanese meal – something I look forward to when lucky enough to fly in biz class to Tokyo – but UA only stocks a small number so apparently only Global Services elites have a chance of getting them (they take orders on board per your status – there has to be a better way.) The second thing is that the breakfast was identical to what I had on my flight ORD to SFO earlier in the day. I was surprised that domestic and international would share the same menu.”

In Hong Kong, Michael B suggests, “Check-in at Airport Express station in Hong Kong or Kowloon to save time.”

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Posted in Airline, Bangkok, Chicago, Flyer tips, Hong Kong, London, San Diego, Sydney, United

Weather forecast: 50% chance of Wi-Fi. (We help make it 100% for you.)

Your flight is partially cloudy. Over 60 flights a day shuttle between Chicago and New York. But only half of them have Wi-Fi. That's two and a half hours where you could be getting things (or some vitally important Facebooking) done. Routehappy. Fly better.
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Posted in Chicago, Genius tips, New York, Type of plane, Wi-Fi

Putting the “terminal” in “terminal 1″.

"Even if you exit at Terminal 2 for United Express, you must go to Terminal 1 for bag claim. Follow signs carefully, and let anyone picking you up know!" -Terri A at Chicago O'Hare on Routehappy
Great tip, Terri! Check out more tips about Chicago O’Hare airport on Routehappy.

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“Way to go, American Airlines.”

AA: American Airlines. "We had made our connecting flight in less than 40 minutes from the time we arrived at the international terminal. This jaded traveler was truly impressed! Way to go AA." -Rob B at Chicago O'Hare on Routehappy
Impressed travelers are always a good thing. Read more of Rob B’s impressions on Routehappy, or other expert reviewers’ impressions of American Airlines. (And feel free to download our Routehappy Reviewer App to leave your own impressions!)

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Posted in Airports, American, Chicago, Flyer tips
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