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United Airlines Threatens To Furlough 40% Of Staff

United Airlines has this week issued a shocking warning to employees. The big question is whether this is just an honest assessment of the situation, or whether there's an ulterior motive in the way that this is presented. The funding that US airlines…

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United 787

United Airlines Adds Chicago To Tel Aviv Flight

United Airlines has just announced two long haul routes out of Chicago -- there's a new route that makes sense, while there's a route reinstatement that does surprise me. United Airlines has historically been by far the largest US airline in Israel,…

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United Airlines Resuming China Flights In July

United Airlines has today officially announced that it will be resuming China flights soon. United Airlines will resume twice weekly nonstop flights between San Francisco and Shanghai as of July 8, 2020. The route will be operated with Boeing 777-300ER…

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Surprising Statistics About United MileagePlus

This week United Airlines secured $5 billion in financing thanks to the MileagePlus loyalty program. But at least to me there's something much more interesting than that... All major airlines are looking to build up cash reserves given the uncertainty…

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United Airlines’ New Check-In Health Self-Assessment

United Airlines has today become the first of the "big three" US airlines to require passengers to complete a health self-assessment during the check-in process. As of today, United Airlines customers will have to complete a health self-assessment during…

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United 787 Polaris – 29

United Airlines Closing Foreign Crew Bases

Virtually all US airlines are planning significant job cuts this year due to the reduction in demand, and United Airlines has perhaps been most vocal about needing to reduce staffing levels. Unfortunately there's bad news today for some flight attendants...…

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United 787

NFL Player Sues United Airlines Over Sexual Harassment

Unfortunately we hear of cases of sexual harassment on planes more often than we should. When flying, people are often "trapped" next to strangers for extended periods of time, there's alcohol, and people often act in ways that they shouldn't. However,…

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Review: United Club Infinite Card

In mid-March, Chase and United introduced a new premium co-branded credit card. The timing of this introduction wasn't exactly great, especially given that lounge access is one of the primary benefits of the card, and this is a time where many of us…

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American Economy

Airline Crews Told Not To Enforce Face Mask Policy

Within the past week major US airlines have introduced a policy requiring all passengers to wear face masks or some sort of face coverings on flights. While the messaging seems strong, flight attendants and pilots are being told that they shouldn't actually…

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United Polaris 767 – 28

United Airlines Flips The Script On Social Distancing

I've gotta give United Airlines credit for this one... well played. Airlines have been doing an awful job when it comes to managing expectations regarding how full flights will be. A couple of weeks ago I wrote about United Airlines' social distancing…

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United Airlines Appoints New President

United Airlines has just named Brett J. Hart as the new President of the company, as he'll be taking over the role as of next week. In late 2019 it was announced that as of May 20, 2020, Scott Kirby would take over as CEO of United Airlines, replacing…

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Oh Great: United Airlines Redefines “Cancelled”

There has been a lot of frustration among people regarding the ways that airlines have handled refunds. Even in countries where the government is requiring airlines to provide cash refunds for flight cancellations, we've seen airlines take a few different…

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United 787 Polaris – 29

United Airlines Reports $1.7 Billion First Quarter Loss

Over the past couple of weeks some major US airlines have reported their first quarter results, including American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and Southwest Airlines. While we got a hint of what United Airlines' first quarter results would look like last…

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Ouch: United MileagePlus Raises Partner Award Costs

Unbelievable. At a time when loyalty programs should be trying to woo customers, United Airlines is instead trying to push them away. A couple of days ago United MileagePlus quietly revealed plans to make it harder to earn status on partner airlines.…

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