Airlines Warn Of Rising Cancellations As Virus Surges In U.S.

By Ben Goldstein Nov 19, 2020
United Airlines warned that bookings are slowing and cancellations are on the rise as the novel coronavirus continues to surge across the U.S.
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United Unfazed By Southwest Moves In Chicago O’Hare, Houston

By Lori Ranson Nov 18, 2020
United Airlines is not too concerned about Southwest Airlines’ recent decision to launch flights from Houston Intercontinental (IAH) and Chicago O’Hare (ORD), concluding that its position in those hubs continues to be a point of strength. 
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Delta, ALPA Reach Tentative Deal To Avoid 1,900 Pilot Furloughs

By Ben Goldstein Oct 30, 2020
Delta Air Lines has reached a tentative deal with the union representing its pilots to avoid more than 1,900 previously planned furloughs through at least January 2022.
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United Airlines CEO Sees Business Travel Recovering By 2024

By Ben Goldstein Oct 16, 2020
United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby is confident business travel will eventually recover to pre-pandemic levels, but he thinks it will probably take another four years.
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United Airlines To Serve Shanghai Nonstop; Leisure Routes To Return

By David Casey Oct 05, 2020
United Airlines will begin flying nonstop to mainland China from Oct. 21 for the first time since late February when the COVID-19 crisis began to escalate worldwide.
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United Pilots Approve Deal To Delay Furloughs If Payroll Support Expires

By Sean Broderick Sep 28, 2020
Pilots at United Airlines ratified a deal that would avoid planned furloughs in the next several months, pushing off any possible involuntary actions until mid-2021 if the U.S. Congress does not provide additional support for the country’s airline industry.
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United Airlines Delays Pilot Furloughs While Talks Continue

By Ben Goldstein Sep 24, 2020
United Airlines will delay the planned furlough date of nearly 3,000 pilots until Oct. 31, in a bid to buy more time for negotiators to hammer out an agreement to keep the entire workgroup in place until summer 2021. 
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United Airlines Pilots Close In On Deal To Avert Furloughs

By Ben Goldstein Sep 17, 2020
Elected leaders of the union representing United Airlines pilots unanimously approved a tentative deal that would take nearly 3,000 involuntary furloughs off the table through June 2021, substantially upping the likelihood that pilots will avoid mass furloughs planned across the company this fall.
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United Airlines Adds Africa, India, Hawaii Routes

By David Casey Sep 10, 2020
Seven new routes are joining United Airlines’ schedule—three to destinations in Africa, two in India and two in Hawaii—as part of what the U.S…
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United Airlines To Gradually Ramp Up Capacity To 40% In October

By Ben Goldstein Sep 04, 2020
United Airlines announced plans to operate 40% of its year-ago schedule in October, up from 34% in September, but still less than American Airlines and Delta Air Lines.
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United Airlines Confirms Over 16,000 Furloughs For Oct. 1

By Ben Goldstein Sep 02, 2020
United Airlines will furlough more than 16,000 workers on Oct. 1, less than half its previous estimate of 36,000, as the carrier has seen a greater-than-expected participation in voluntary separation and time-off programs.
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United Warns Up To 2,850 Pilots Of Possible Furloughs Unless PSP Extended

By Ben Goldstein Aug 27, 2020
United Airlines announced plans to furlough up to 2,850 pilots this fall, more than previously expected, unless Congress can agree to extend the Payroll Support Program (PSP) before funding runs out on Oct. 1.
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Delta, United Double U.S.-China Flights After Deal Is Reached

By Ben Goldstein Aug 19, 2020
Delta Air Lines and United Airlines both announced plans to double their weekly flights to China, following an agreement between Washington and Beijing to increase air service capacity between the world’s two largest economies. 
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United Offers ‘No-Activity’ Option To Limit Flight Attendant Furloughs

By Ben Goldstein Aug 18, 2020
United Airlines is offering flight attendants the option to remain active employees while waiting for demand to return, in an effort to reduce the number of involuntary furloughs expected once CARES Act payroll support expires Oct. 1.
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United Airlines Targets Florida With Direct Flights, Bypassing Hubs

By David Casey Aug 13, 2020
As the outlook for corporate and international travel remains weak, United Airlines is hoping that the coronavirus pandemic will not dampen demand for warm weather leisure destinations in the U.S. this winter.  
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United Airlines Ends Contract With Regional Carrier ExpressJet

By David Casey Jul 31, 2020
United Airlines is ending its contract with ExpressJet, the regional carrier which operates exclusively for United under the United Express brand.
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Capacity Gap Narrows Among U.S. ‘Big Three’ Carriers

By Ben Goldstein Jul 24, 2020
The disparate capacity strategies pursued by the three large U.S. network airlines are converging, reflecting a new consensus about the path of…
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Daily Memo: Ascending The Demand Plateau

By Ben Goldstein Jul 24, 2020
The U.S. airline industry couldn’t survive another quarter like the 2020 second quarter (Q2). 
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United, Pilots Agree To Voluntary Separation Programs

By Ben Goldstein Jul 17, 2020
Pilots at United Airlines approved two agreements related to voluntary leave and early retirement, as airline executives and labor unions scramble to…
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United Airlines Reverses Decision To Close 787 Base At LAX

By Ben Goldstein Jul 13, 2020
United Airlines backed out of a plan to close its Boeing 787 pilot base at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), citing a “changing competitive environment” at the major U.S. west coast hub airport.
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American, United Suspend Hong Kong Flights Over Testing Protocol

By Ben Goldstein Jul 10, 2020
American Airlines and United Airlines both suspended flights to Hong Kong International Airport (HKG), citing concern about a strict new COVID-19 testing protocol for international arrivals.
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United, Pilots Agree to Tentative Voluntary Leave Deals

By Ben Goldstein Jul 10, 2020
United Airlines and its pilot union reached two tentative agreements related to early retirement and voluntary leave packages, as the two sides look to limit the scope of involuntary furloughs this fall.
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United Warns 36,000 Employees Of Potential Furloughs

By Ben Goldstein Jul 08, 2020
United Airlines will notify 36,000 frontline employees this week about possible involuntary furloughs, setting the stage for a massive downsizing that could result in the loss of as much as 45% of its total workforce this fall.
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United Adds Close To 25,000 Flights In August As Demand Grows

By Ben Goldstein Jul 02, 2020
United Airlines will add close to 25,000 flights in August, as it cautiously restores capacity in response to steadily increasing domestic travel demand.
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United Airlines To Resume China Flights July 8

By Ben Goldstein Jun 29, 2020
United Airlines will resume service between San Francisco and Shanghai on July 8, as it looks to slowly ramp up its large Asia-Pacific network this summer.
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