By Tanya Ruhlmann and Jennifer GertzIn November, the United Airlines Flight of the Week program was launched.
It allowed travelers to see their local flights during their flight time.
But for some, the feature didn’t come as much of a surprise.
“I have always loved travel and loved the travel experience, so I’m kind of surprised to see the first time that it actually works,” said David Shih, a travel blogger and traveler in Florida.
Shih said he didn’t think the airline’s coverage was worth the cost.
“As someone who travels regularly, I know how important it is for me to get my flight on time,” he said.
“This is just another example of how I feel they need to take a more holistic approach to this.”
After Shih started using the service, United Airlines started a program in the spring of 2019 called “Flight of the Weekend,” which offered similar coverage to the new “Flight to the airport” feature.
But Shih says it’s still hard to tell what exactly the program is.
“For me, the biggest difference is I’ve noticed that it’s a bit less of a challenge,” Shih said.
“The coverage is not nearly as accurate as what they’ve done with the ‘Flight to Travel’ feature,” he continued.
“So I think that’s something they’re going to have to continue to refine.
I hope they will be able to get the coverage on the app better.”
In an effort to better understand how travel coverage works, Forbes asked travel experts and travel writers to explain the program’s benefits and drawbacks.
“When I first started using it, it was just a novelty,” said Brian Lacey, a journalist who has been writing travel content since 2012.
“I was a little skeptical at first, because I’ve been traveling and I have a few friends who are traveling and they all do it.”
Lacey said he has noticed a shift in how he and his colleagues are reporting on travel coverage.
“The coverage seems to be getting more accurate and more granular, more objective and more personalized,” he added.
“For me it’s really great to be able compare travel experiences.”
Forbes asked a few travel bloggers and travel industry experts to share their experiences using the “Flight To The Airport” feature in 2018.
They shared the following information:United Airlines began the “Airport” feature at the end of the summer.
It allows travelers to search through local airports, including New York’s JFK, Newark International, and Charlotte International.
They can also find the closest airport to their destination.
But the program has since been discontinued.
In 2018, United launched the “flight of week” feature on its website.
Travelers can search for their next flight by clicking a bar in the top right corner.
The feature was introduced on September 6, 2019.
Forbes noted that it is possible to search for a specific airport and find the nearest airport to your destination.
However, that only works if you have a flight booked and you have checked in with the airline.
This may not be the case for travelers who are checking out of a hotel or plane.
“It’s definitely not a quick way to find the airport for a flight, but it’s definitely a good way to see how well the coverage is working,” said Lacey.
“If you have to wait for a few hours for your flight to be on time, you can’t get as much information,” he explained.
“You have to be pretty careful about what you do and don’t look for,” he concluded.
“It’s a good tool for checking out travel information but it can also be a little misleading.”
Travelers should also be aware that the “featured” feature is not a full airport search.
While the bar is prominently displayed in the “Frequently Asked Questions” section of the “Flyer” tab, the “Search” tab does not have a tab to search the same way.
For example, a search for “San Francisco” would not return results for San Francisco International Airport.
Instead, the search feature allows travelers the option to click a filter that will bring up a list of nearby airports with the same name.
For example, if you want to find an airport with the name “Newark International,” you can select Newark, New Jersey, and then click the “Filter” tab.
But if you’re looking for an airport that has the same airport name, you have the option of going to a separate tab and searching for that one instead.
In addition to finding the nearest airports to your destinations, you’ll also be able see the current weather conditions for your trip.
For the “Weather” tab on the “Get Started” page, you will be given the option for “Current Weather.”
This is useful for those who travel in hot weather or during extreme events, such as the Super Bowl, Black Friday, and the Superbowl LI.
In 2019, United began offering “Flight Of The Weekend” coverage