United promises on-time improvement. And other links from the weekend.

What was the major airline news over the weekend? I was following these stories: 

In an interview with Reuters, United's vice president of network operations promised the airlines would use technology to improve on-time performance. For now, Delta is the most on-time U.S airline - by far.  "Delta is running a very good airline, and I want to equal that, the United executive said. 

Remember the Boeing 777 piece that washed up recently on the French island of La Reunion in the Indiana Ocean? Folks were sure it came from Malaysia Air Flight 370. But now, experts are confused. They don't know where the piece came from. CNN has the story. 

Japan Airlines will fly between Dallas and Tokyo Narita for the first time since 2001, according to airlineroute.net. The airline will fly four times per week beginning Nov. 30 with a Boeing 787-8. 

The Financial Times takes a look at new advances in airport self-service technology implemented by carriers.  

 What's wrong with Allegiant Air? The airline's hometown newspaper, the Las Vegas Review-Journal, summarizes the rough summer. 

British Airways is refreshing the interiors on many Boeing 747-400s and plans to keep the, for several more years, Bloomberg reports