Articles tagged “united”

China Rejects United’s Workaround Reference for Taiwan

China Rejects United’s Workaround Reference for Taiwan

Bloomberg

United got cute by symbolizing China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong with their currencies — as in New Taiwan Dollar — instead of the country names themselves. Give United credit for trying, but the airline will likely give in.

3 weeks ago

United Airlines President on Turning Skeptics Into Believers

United Airlines President on Turning Skeptics Into Believers

Brian Sumers, Skift

Not everyone likes Scott Kirby, because he has a habit of speaking his mind, whether his opinions are popular or not. But there's little doubt about his track record. The man knows how to increase an airline's revenue. He's done it at America West, US Airways, American, and now United.

4 weeks ago

U.S. Airlines Cave In to Chinese Demands About Taiwan

U.S. Airlines Cave In to Chinese Demands About Taiwan

Bloomberg

U.S. airlines are choosing their pocketbooks over their principles as they bow to Chinese pressure to designate Taiwan as part of China. U.S.-based tech companies have gone along with Chinese censorship in the past so it's not a big surprise that airlines caved in. It is, however, regrettable.

2 months ago

Flyers Brace for More Credit Card Pitches, This Time on United Flights

Flyers Brace for More Credit Card Pitches, This Time on United Flights

Grant Martin, Skift

Flight attendants on United will have both a stricter mandate and a stronger incentive to pitch the airline's new co-branded credit card.

2 months ago

United Moves Up Its Plans for Premium Economy

United Moves Up Its Plans for Premium Economy

Grant Martin, Skift

Elite loyalty members of United's MileagePlus program will be able to get free upgrades to international premium economy cabins this summer as the product fully rolls out.

3 months ago

United’s New Loyalty Boss Confirms Focus on Demand, Not Miles, Is Here to Stay

United’s New Loyalty Boss Confirms Focus on Demand, Not Miles, Is Here to Stay

Grant Martin, Skift

United's new vice president of loyalty is putting his weight behind a new credit card and a handful of other initiatives at the airline. It will be interesting to see how those goals mesh with a weary base of MileagePlus members and a management team eager to turn profit and save cash.

4 months ago

United Airlines Accused of Using TVs to Bash Unions

United Airlines Accused of Using TVs to Bash Unions

Josh Eidelson, Bloomberg

Workers say United Airlines is on an anti-union tear. The company says it is merely trying to educate its employees. Either way, CEO Oscar Munoz finds himself and his airline all over social media yet again. And it's not good.

4 months ago

United Picks Former FAA Boss as New Chairwoman

United Picks Former FAA Boss as New Chairwoman

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

Jane Garvey is likely to have a busy few years overseeing CEO Oscar Munoz, with a number of big decisions on the horizon.

4 months ago

United Airlines Trims Mexico Flights as Demand Stumbles

United Airlines Trims Mexico Flights as Demand Stumbles

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

In the airline industry, flights come and go all the time. Clearly, United is calculating it can make more money sending its aircraft to places other than Mexico. Domestic demand remains robust, almost every airline has said on recent earnings calls.

4 months ago

Delta’s Investments Pay Off in Business Traveler Loyalty

Delta’s Investments Pay Off in Business Traveler Loyalty

Grant Martin, Skift

On one hand, Delta's frequent flyers have a less-effective loyalty program. But on the other, they're flying a great airline.

5 months ago

United Airlines Hires Former White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest

United Airlines Hires Former White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest

Tom Lowry, Skift

He may have served in one of the most scandal-free administrations in recent White House history, so former press secretary Josh Earnest will be tested in this new role. No CEO has been under fire quite like Oscar Munoz in the past year.

5 months ago

United’s Rapid Growth Strategy Isn’t Hurting Fares Yet

United’s Rapid Growth Strategy Isn’t Hurting Fares Yet

Michael Sasso, Bloomberg

When United said in January it was adding seats and flights, investors were not happy and sent United Continental shares down 11 percent. But a new filing from the company shows those fears over growth hurting the top line may have been unwarranted. It's early days for the growth strategy, but so far the news is encouraging.

5 months ago