Direct From NYC to Prague With United

Beginning at the sweeping Polaris Lounge, this business class experience offers plenty for long-haul travelers

United launched daily direct flights from NYC/Newark to Prague 7 June and we were aboard the inaugural trip—with access to the Polaris lounge and cabin. From the lounge to landing, we found the experience offers exactly what most air travel lacks: space. The sweeping 27,000-square-foot Polaris lounge at Newark is open and airy, yet separated in a manner that makes sense. The NYC Polaris lounge …

United Airlines Offers X Gender Option for Non-Binary Passengers

Last year New York City (independently from the state) joined Oregon, California and Washington in offering a third gender option (X) on birth certificates. But many other official documents and forms (like passports, licenses, immigration visas) require people to choose male or female—making the process of representing oneself to governing bodies more stressful and less accurate. Now United has become the first airline to also …

JetBlue Founder David Neeleman’s Vision for High-Tech, Low Cost Moxy Airlines

Aviation entrepreneur David Neeleman has launched or overhauled six airlines now, with the founding of JetBlue arguably his most well-known achievement. Neeleman is currently developing a new high-tech, low cost airline under the working name of Moxy. As he says, there’s airline “concentration in the industry and the legacies aren’t doing a lot of flying that people really want.” He sees this as “an opportunity to get …