United’s electronics friendly cabins; BA holiday offer; Cathay gift voucher

Electronics friendly cabins

United Airlines is offering customers electronics friendly cabins on all domestic mainland (U.S.-based) flights.

United customers can now safely use their lightweight, hand-held electronic devices — such as tablets, e-readers, games and smartphones — in nontransmitting mode from gate-to-gate, unless instructed otherwise by a crew member. Larger electronic devices, like laptops, must still be stored securely in approved stowage areas during takeoff and landing.

Passengers may still be asked to turn off their electronic devices in certain situations and are reminded to carefully follow crew instructions at all times.

Voice calls from cellphones or VoIP-enabled devices are also still prohibited at all times.

The airline is working with its regional partners to extend the benefit and expects to allow customers gate-to-gate use of their electronic devices across all United Express flights operating within the 50 states by the end of the year.

For more information, see www.united.com.

BA holiday offer

For the coming winter holiday season, British Airways is offering its World Traveler Plus premium economy seats at a special price on flights booked through midnight Dec. 20.

The airline’s premium economy service offers several extra advantages to customers, for instance, wider seats and more legroom, a personal entertainment system with noise-reducing headphones and larger free baggage allowance.

The campaign applies to flights between Tokyo (Haneda and Narita airports) and major cities in the U.K., as well as destinations in Europe via London. It is available from ¥83,000 for a round-trip ticket, excluding tax and some miscellaneous charges.

Travel must be executed from Nov. 15 to Feb. 28, 2014.

For more information, visit www.britishairways.com/travel/home/public/ja_jp .

Cathay ¥10,000 voucher

In cooperation with Auckland International Airport, Cathay Pacific has started a special campaign on its website offering ¥10,000 worth of gift cards per customer, through the end of the year.

The best season has arrived in New Zealand, and during the campaign, all applicants who purchase a ticket to Auckland either online at Cathay’s website or via its reservations and ticketing center will receive a ¥10,000 VJA gift coupon.

The campaign applies to flights departing Japan from Nov. 5 to March 31, 2014.

To register, forward the booking confirmation email, which will be sent to you after you purchase a ticket at the website, to tyo_eservice@cathaypacific.com with a postal address and putting “Auckland campaign” in the subject of the email.

For more information, visit www.cathaypacific.co.jp .