American Airlines has launched an entrée reservations program, saying it has become the first U.S. airline to offer premium-class domestic passengers the opportunity to review menu options and pre-select their desired meals prior to departure of their flights.

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United plans to offer five-times-weekly seasonal service between Chicago O’Hare and Shannon Airport in Ireland from June 6 to August 26, 2013. The airline will also begin operating a third daily service between Houston Bush Intercontinental Airport and London Heathrow from March 30.

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The carrier’s inaugural Boeing 787 service from Warsaw to Chicago will be on January 16. This will be followed closely by LOT beginning Dreamliner service to Toronto on February 1 and to New York JFK on February 3.

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Two of the new routes are from Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport – to Chicago O’Hare International Airport and to Las Vegas. The third is between Denver International Airport and Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport. Spirit is also launching service between Portland, Oregon and San Diego.

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Airberlin is launching non-stop service between Chicago and Berlin on March 23, making it the first airline ever to provide a connection between the major U.S. metropolis and the capital of Germany.

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United Airlines plans to launch year-round and seasonal service on several new international and domestic routes, including new, daily transpacific and transatlantic flights from San Francisco, its largest Pacific gateway.

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LOT CEO Marcin Pirog told a press conference in Chicago that LOT would install a new aircraft interior design in its Boeing 787s. In April, the carrier plans to introduce new inflight menus, along with a new selection of beverages, new on-board equipment, new toys for children and other amenities.

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On May 31 and June 1, Spirit Airlines will begin operating three daily non-stop round-trips between Minneapolis-St. Paul and Chicago O’Hare International Airport, and daily non-stop service between Minneapolis-St. Paul and Las Vegas McCarran International Airport.

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United Airlines is planning to launch daily non-stop service between its hub at Chicago O’Hare International Airport and Sarasota Bradenton International Airport in Florida on November 4.

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The U.S. Department of Transportation has approved American Airlines’ request for a reciprocal codeshare agreement with Hainan Airlines of the People’s Republic of China.

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Canadian carrier WestJet plans to launch daily non-stop service between Chicago and Vancouver and between Chicago and Calgary on May 14, subject to receiving government approvals.

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American Eagle will begin twice-daily round-trip flights between Chicago O’Hare International Airport and Sioux City and Waterloo in Iowa on April 3. On that day, also, Eagle begins twice-daily round-trip jet service between Dallas/Fort Worth and Garden City, Kansas.

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American Airlines’ regional affiliate American Eagle is launching 13-times-weekly service between Chicago O’Hare International Airport and the Region of Waterloo International Airport near Kitchener in the Canadian province of Ontario on June 14, 2012.

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The DOT has selected American Eagle to offer twice-daily round-trip flights between Chicago O’Hare International Airport and two new destinations in Iowa – Sioux Gateway Airport in Sioux City and Waterloo Regional Airport in Waterloo.

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American Airlines and China’s Hainan Airlines have agreed to codeshare on each other’s flights and to offer members of their frequent-flyer programs new opportunities to earn and redeem mileage points.

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OpenSkies and American Airlines say the new codeshare agreement will give American’s customers more travel options when flying to and from Europe and OpenSkies customers easier access to major business markets in the United States.

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American Eagle will operate 12 round-trip flights per week on the route and its service is scheduled to begin on November 17. Eagle will operate the service with 44-seat Embraer ERJ-140 regional jets.

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With the introduction of its winter schedule, American Airlines is launching daily service between Fort Lauderdale and Los Angeles and is increasing its service from the South Florida city to Chicago O’Hare and Dallas/Fort Worth.

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The expanded codeshare relationship includes Cathay Pacific’s new daily service between Chicago O’Hare International Airport and Hong Kong International Airport, as well as the carrier’s existing daily service between Hong Kong and Ho Chi Minh City.

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