Articles tagged “united”

United Invests in Clear to Offer Frequent Flyers Easier Screening

United Invests in Clear to Offer Frequent Flyers Easier Screening

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Clear doesn’t let you skip security screening at U.S. airport checkpoints, but its promise is to make the effort take less than five minutes consistently. Clearly United has heard from its most frequent customers that they value that consistency.

4 weeks ago

United Touts Environmental Impact From Eco-Friendly Flights

United Touts Environmental Impact From Eco-Friendly Flights

Grant Martin, Skift

While last week's eco-friendly flight was as much marketing as it was real innovation, United is still leading the way toward environmentally friendlier skies.

2 months ago

TripActions Teams Up With United Airlines to Offer More Efficient Booking

TripActions Teams Up With United Airlines to Offer More Efficient Booking

Isaac Carey, Skift

Going forward TripActions hopes direct connections with airlines can give it a leg up on the competition. Encouraging its customers to use the functionality, though, could be tricky.

2 months ago

Expedia Mulls Matching Booking on Resort Fee Commissions

Expedia Mulls Matching Booking on Resort Fee Commissions

Dennis Schaal, Skift

When Priceline ended traveler fees on airline bookings a decade ago, the other online travel agencies generally followed. Whether Expedia will match Booking.com and start charging hotels commissions on resort fees is a much more complex issue. Part of it depends on how much resistance Booking gets from hotels to its new policy.

3 months ago

United Moves to Oust Avianca Chairman

United Moves to Oust Avianca Chairman

Ezra Fieser and Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

German Efromovich did this to himself, after offering United majority stake in the airline as collateral for a loan. If he leaves, control could transfer to its second-largest investor, Kingsland Holdings.

3 months ago

Expedia CEO: If United Doesn’t Talk New Deal, It Will Be ‘Completely Bewildering’

Expedia CEO: If United Doesn’t Talk New Deal, It Will Be ‘Completely Bewildering’

Dennis Schaal, Skift

It's certainly possible that United may walk away from Expedia on September 30 if the two parties can't reach a new contract. Expedia is downplaying the financial impact, but the repercussions would be far-reaching — and would amount to a big hit to the Expedia brand.

4 months ago

United-Chase Rift Creates Opportunities for Other Credit Card Partnerships

United-Chase Rift Creates Opportunities for Other Credit Card Partnerships

Grant Martin, Skift

If United and Chase can't forge an exclusive agreement on how they market credit cards, the door may open for other banks like Citi, Barclays, or American Express to pitch a United co-branded product.

4 months ago

7-Eleven Experiments With Health-Focused Store Concept

7-Eleven Experiments With Health-Focused Store Concept

Laura Powell, Skift

First, it was Whole Foods. Next came your garden-variety grocery stores offering up private-label good-for-you products. And now, even convenience stores like 7-Eleven and Wawa are the latest to jump onto the healthy food bandwagon.

5 months ago

United Adopts Dynamic Pricing for Award Seats

United Adopts Dynamic Pricing for Award Seats

Grant Martin, Skift

On November 15, United is moving to a model in which it dynamically prices award seats. While that may irk frequent flyers, it opens up a whole new tier of fares to budget travelers.

5 months ago

United Wins First Round in Expedia Dispute Over Fares

United Wins First Round in Expedia Dispute Over Fares

Dennis Schaal, Skift

United has leverage in its contract dispute with Expedia as each side maneuvers for position in the run-up to their contract expiration on September 30.

5 months ago

United Is Switching Frequent Flyer Program to Demand Pricing

United Is Switching Frequent Flyer Program to Demand Pricing

Grant Martin, Skift

United will move to a dynamic-pricing model and remove its award chart on November 15. For flexible and thrifty travelers, this may help some score a bargain-basement award seat. Others who are used to predictable award tiers may find the news distressing.

5 months ago

United Becomes First Airline to Add Gender Identifications for Non-Binary Flyers

United Becomes First Airline to Add Gender Identifications for Non-Binary Flyers

Sean O'Neill, Skift

United is the first U.S. airline to let its passengers pick a gender option other than male or female when booking tickets. Delta and other carriers said last month that they plan to make similar moves shortly. We’re with they/them.

5 months ago