Articles tagged “united airlines”

United Turns Bullish, Adding 25,000 Flights for August

United Turns Bullish, Adding 25,000 Flights for August

Korey Matthews, Skift

United is adding nearly 25,000 flights for its August schedule. It's a big bet that the demand will be there to make it worth it.

2 days ago

How United Airlines Is Crowdsourcing Corporate Clients to Rebuild Routes

How United Airlines Is Crowdsourcing Corporate Clients to Rebuild Routes

Matthew Parsons, Skift

Admire the simplicity of United Airlines’ plan to rebuild its route network for businesses — but question its accuracy.

1 week ago

Do U.S. Airlines Have a Legal Right to Bar Passengers Who Don’t Wear Masks?

Do U.S. Airlines Have a Legal Right to Bar Passengers Who Don’t Wear Masks?

Brian Sumers, Skift

Just wear a mask on an airplane. It's not that hard, and it keeps everyone safer.

2 weeks ago

U.S. Rejects Chinese Airlines’ Request for Additional Flights

U.S. Rejects Chinese Airlines’ Request for Additional Flights

Daphne Psaledakis, Reuters

If the ongoing political rally between these countries continues for much longer, U.S. airlines are only going to find it harder to schedule new routes. And being used as pawns won't go down well either.

2 weeks ago

How JetBlue Just Flouted Airline Industry Norms by Launching New Routes

How JetBlue Just Flouted Airline Industry Norms by Launching New Routes

Brian Sumers, Skift

Airlines are highly competitive businesses. Usually, the routes announced Thursday would engender a massive competitive response. But is there an appetite for that now? Hard to say.

2 weeks ago

Blocked Seats May Just Lead to Airfares That Only Corporate Travelers Can Afford

Blocked Seats May Just Lead to Airfares That Only Corporate Travelers Can Afford

Matthew Parsons, Skift

With safety still rising up the traveler agenda, airlines won't have an easy task setting prices as they balance passenger welfare with profitability.

2 weeks ago

How Is United Airlines’ Loyalty Program Worth $22 Billion?

How Is United Airlines’ Loyalty Program Worth $22 Billion?

Brian Sumers, Skift

United opened some of the books for its MileagePlus program. It's a highly lucrative operation, based mainly on sales of miles to third parties, including credit card companies.

3 weeks ago

United Airlines Uses Its Loyalty Program to Secure $5 Billion Loan

United Airlines Uses Its Loyalty Program to Secure $5 Billion Loan

Tracy Rucinski, Reuters

America seems to think recovery mode has begun. United Airlines is not so sure. The airline is raising massive cash to withstand the worst.

3 weeks ago

White House Gives September 1 Deadline for Stalled Airline Contact Tracing Plan

White House Gives September 1 Deadline for Stalled Airline Contact Tracing Plan

David Shepardson, Reuters

With concerns of a second wave growing, there's going to be mounting pressure to conclude discussions over the best way to collect data from passengers.

3 weeks ago

No Stroopwafels, Fancy TV Screens? How U.S. Air Travel May Change Beyond Tackling Health Concerns

No Stroopwafels, Fancy TV Screens? How U.S. Air Travel May Change Beyond Tackling Health Concerns

Brian Sumers, Skift

Covid-19 will change the flying experience for a long time, as people take precautions to avoid getting sick. But it'll also change flying for another reason. Airlines are taking on considerable debt, and they'll need to cut costs as they try to repay it, at least until revenues improve.

3 weeks ago

American and United Diverge on Summer Recovery Expectations

American and United Diverge on Summer Recovery Expectations

Brian Sumers, Skift

American and United are taking different approaches in the Covid-19 recovery. Each has valid reasons for their strategies, which seem rooted in how they view the U.S. market's potential.

4 weeks ago

New United Airlines CEO Says No To Bankruptcy and Mandating Blocked Middle Seats

New United Airlines CEO Says No To Bankruptcy and Mandating Blocked Middle Seats

Brian Sumers, Skift

Don't expect United Airlines to file for bankruptcy on Scott Kirby's watch. The company's new CEO has some big opinions on the topic.

1 month ago