Articles tagged “united airlines”

United Airlines Struggles to Keep Its Polaris Promises

United Airlines Struggles to Keep Its Polaris Promises

Brian Sumers, Skift

Did United Airlines promote its new Polaris cabin faster than was prudent? The answer is probably yes. But remember, in 2016, United was losing high-value customers to competitors. It likely wanted to make a splash by highlighting its future plans.

3 days ago

United Draws Ire From Analysts After Sluggish Quarter

United Draws Ire From Analysts After Sluggish Quarter

Michael Sasso, Bloomberg

These Wall Street analysts are brutal. Is it possible they should show more patience? In his career, United President Scott Kirby has turned around a couple of airlines already. We're betting he's up to the challenge at United. But it may take some time.

4 days ago

United Execs Predict Fares Will Stay Low for the Rest of the Year

United Execs Predict Fares Will Stay Low for the Rest of the Year

Michael Sasso , Bloomberg

Investors like to worry about the smallest drops in revenues. But for passengers, this is no big deal. In fact, it's good news. It means United expects average fares will remain low for the rest of the year.

5 days ago

Chase Sapphire Reserve Card Buzz Could Be a Problem for United Airlines

Chase Sapphire Reserve Card Buzz Could Be a Problem for United Airlines

Brian Sumers, Skift

Yes, a lot of people have ditched their airline-branded credit cards. But even people who have snazzy new cards, including the Chase Sapphire Reserve, like to redeem points for free travel on United and other airlines. For that reason, United MileagePlus miles are still valuable to Chase.

1 week ago

United Complains Airbus Won’t Give It Competitive Prices

United Complains Airbus Won’t Give It Competitive Prices

Brian Sumers, Skift

We like United President Scott Kirby because he says what's on his mind. But something doesn't add up here. Is this the real reason United hasn't placed a new order for the A320 family of jets?

3 weeks ago

United Is Fighting Low-Cost Rivals With Cheap Fares as Investors Worry

United Is Fighting Low-Cost Rivals With Cheap Fares as Investors Worry

Michael Sasso, Bloomberg

Investors are unhappy that fares are so cheap. That's fine. They're focused on profits. But this is great news for airline passengers. They're finding deals.

1 month ago

Budget Airlines Lead Fare Wars in the U.S. That Are ‘Painful’ to Legacy Rivals

Budget Airlines Lead Fare Wars in the U.S. That Are ‘Painful’ to Legacy Rivals

Justin Bachman and Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

So much for "price discipline." United may lose money before Spirit loses money but big airlines may be better-situated to deal with the hit. At any rate, the battle is great news for consumers.

2 months ago

U.S. Transportation Department Won’t Punish United Airlines Over Passenger-Dragging Incident

U.S. Transportation Department Won’t Punish United Airlines Over Passenger-Dragging Incident

David Koenig, Associated Press

Consumers typically don't like to see companies' – and particularly airlines – bad behaviors go unpunished. While United didn't break any laws it did break the trust it had with many travelers that it's still working to regain.

2 months ago

United Blames Hurricane Harvey for Major Revenue Decline

United Blames Hurricane Harvey for Major Revenue Decline

Brian Sumers, Skift

There's a reason they call it an act of God. Every airline in the world is going to lose money when a massive hurricane hits one of its largest hubs. United will be fine. It'll just take some time.

2 months ago

United CEO to Donate Heavily to Help Employees Affected by Hurricane Harvey

United CEO to Donate Heavily to Help Employees Affected by Hurricane Harvey

Michael Sasso, Bloomberg

Oscar Munoz will donate up to $1 million of his own money to match employee donations. During a crisis, it's nice to see a CEO step up to show how we're all in this together.

2 months ago

United Airlines President Expects U.S. Action Against Gulf Carriers Someday

United Airlines President Expects U.S. Action Against Gulf Carriers Someday

Brian Sumers, Skift

This Open Skies debate never goes away, does it? So far, the Trump administration hasn't treated it much differently than the Obama administration, at least publicly. We'll have to see whether it eventually takes a tougher stance.

2 months ago

Avianca Hopes a Stronger Partnership With United Will Help It Dominate Latin America

Avianca Hopes a Stronger Partnership With United Will Help It Dominate Latin America

Jose Enrique Arrioja and Christine Jenkins, Bloomberg

Avianca's strongest competitor, Latam Airlines, hasn't had the easiest time since 2012, when two influential carriers – Chile's LAN and Brazil's TAM — closed their merger. But Latam is finally making money, and it's likely Latin America's leading carrier. Avianca has some work to do to keep pace.

2 months ago