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The latest news and analysis of United Airlines, including breaking news, executive interviews, earnings coverage, and analysis of its competitors.

Business Travel

United Ups Revenue Projections on Full Return of Corporate Travel Business

Plenty of doubters predicted business travel wouldn’t fully return, but recent surges suggest the wider industry could break past its pre-pandemic $1.4 trillion value.

United Ups Revenue Projections on Full Return of Corporate Travel Business

Airline Weekly

Spirit Airlines, JetBlue Fight Back Against United’s Newark Airport Congestion Claims

Spirit Airlines and JetBlue Airways dispute United Airlines' claims that they are responsible for delays at the congested Newark Liberty International Airport. Instead, they argue if United thinks too many flights are taking off per hour, it should reduce its own operations, and not try to limit theirs.

Spirit Airlines, JetBlue Fight Back Against United’s Newark Airport Congestion Claims

Airlines

United’s New Pilot School Readies Its First Class for a More Inclusive Cockpit

For the longest time, especially to minority communities, becoming a pilot has been been an out-of-reach career. Today, United's Aviate Academy is taking strides to change that, defining true accessibility for everyone and along the way addressing a pilot shortage holding all of aviation back.

United’s New Pilot School Readies Its First Class for a More Inclusive Cockpit

Short-Term Rentals

Daily Podcast: Airbnb’s Work-From-Wherever Policy

Good morning from Skift. It's Monday, May 2, in New York City. Here's what you need to know about the business of travel today.

Daily Podcast: Airbnb’s Work-From-Wherever Policy

Tourism

Mask Mandates Disappear and More Top Stories This Week

In Skift's top stories this week, major U.S. airlines didn't hesitate to lift mask requirements, travel numbers in Japan begin steadily rising, and a hotel in South Carolina offers insight on how to create a disability inclusive workforce.

Mask Mandates Disappear and More Top Stories This Week

Airlines

United Airlines Confident It’ll Hire Enough Pilots to Meet Summer Demand

The U.S. pilot shortage could redound to United's benefit if other airlines are forced to cancel flights due to staffing shortages, CEO Scott Kirby said. The carrier is getting ready for a summer demand to set records.

United Airlines Confident It’ll Hire Enough Pilots to Meet Summer Demand

Airlines

Reimagined Travel Loyalty Emerges From Pandemic Stronger: New Skift Research

While the travel industry was on its knees, travel loyalty programs continued to grow. But the pandemic has changed the travel industry, and loyalty programs need to follow suit.

Reimagined Travel Loyalty Emerges From Pandemic Stronger: New Skift Research

Airlines

Delta Plans to Remove Mask Violators From No-Fly List

As airlines in the U.S. lose no time in adopting the no-mask mandate, Delta looks to restore flight privileges of passengers who had earlier been barred over mask violations. Customers would, however, need to be at their best 'expected behavior' when flying with the airline.

Delta Plans to Remove Mask Violators From No-Fly List

Airlines

United, Delta, American, Other U.S. Airlines Quick to Drop Mask Mandates After Judge’s Ruling

A Florida federal judge and Trump appointee has liberated the U.S. airlines from the tyranny of having to enforce mask mandates. The five largest U.S. airlines didn't wait long, dropping their mask requirements within hours of the judge's ruling.

United, Delta, American, Other U.S. Airlines Quick to Drop Mask Mandates After Judge’s Ruling

Airlines

Biden Backs Sustainable Aviation Fuel Tax Incentives as Congress Waits

President Biden backs incentives for sustainable aviation fuel as the airline industry looks to cut emissions. But legislation remains stuck on Capitol Hill with little clarity on how it will become law.

Biden Backs Sustainable Aviation Fuel Tax Incentives as Congress Waits