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United Airlines
IATA
UA
ICAO
UAL
Callsign
UNITED
Founded 1926 (as Boeing Air Transport)
1934 (as United Air Lines)
AOC # UALA011A[1]
Hubs
Frequent flyer program Mileage Plus
Member lounge Red Carpet Club
Alliance Star Alliance
Fleet size 359 (+50 orders, 100 options)
Destinations 114 excl.code-share
Company slogan It's Time To Fly
Parent company UAL Corporation
Headquarters 77 West Wacker Drive
Chicago, Illinois
Key people Glenn F. Tilton (Chairman, CEO)
John P. Tague (President)
Kathryn Mikells (CFO)
Alexandria Marren (SVP)
Revenue US$20.2 Billion (FY 2008)[2]
Operating income US$-4.33 Billion (FY 2008)[2]
Net income US$-5.35 Billion (FY 2008)[2]
Total assets US$19.5 Billion (FY 2008)[3]
Total equity US$-2.46 Billion (FY 2008)[3]
Website www.united.com
.United Air Lines, Inc., trading as United Airlines (NASDAQUAUA), is a major airline based in the United States and one of the world's largest airlines.^ United Airlines (NYSE: UAUA ) is one such airline.

^ United Airlines ( NASDAQ :  UAUA ), is a major airline of the United States .
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^ United is the world's fourth largest airline by passengers.
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[4] .It is a subsidiary of UAL Corporation with corporate offices in Chicago at 77 West Wacker Drive in the Chicago Loop.^ It is a subsidiary of UAL Corporation with corporate offices in Chicago at 77 West Wacker Drive in the Chicago Loop and in the nearby Elk Grove Township .
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^ On July 16, 2006, United Airlines announced that it would be moving its headquarters from 1200 East Algonquin Road in suburban Elk Grove Township to 77 West Wacker Drive.
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^ In 1968 the company reorganized, creating UAL Corporation, with United Airlines as a wholly owned subsidiary .
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.United's largest hub is Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, where it has more than 550 daily departures.^ United's largest hub is O'Hare International Airport, where it has 650 daily departures.
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^ It is headquartered in Elk Grove Village, Illinois near its largest hub at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport.
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^ United's largest hub is O'Hare International Airport , where it has more than 550 daily departures.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.United also has hubs in Washington Dulles International Airport, Denver International Airport, San Francisco International Airport, and Los Angeles International Airport.^ United's largest hub is O'Hare International Airport, where it has 650 daily departures.
  • United Airlines - Home - Road Runner 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.rr.com [Source type: News]

^ For five days only, travelers can get flights between Los Angeles or San Francisco and Auckland starting at $349 each way as part of an “ early-bird New Zealand sale ” from Qantas Vacations.
  • United Airlines | Yapta Blog 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC blog.yapta.com [Source type: News]

^ Making good on it's June announcement to reduce its fleet , " United Airlines (Chicago) will retire its last Boeing 737 on October 28 at the San Francisco hub after 41.5 years of faithful service."
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

.United's route network spans the globe with route authorities in North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, the Middle East, Latin America, and the Caribbean.^ Latin America and the Caribbean regional office .
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ At first glance, a relationship makes sense because America West has strong roots--and routes--in the West, while US Airways is a player on the East Coast.

^ United operates an extensive domestic route network concentrated in the Midwest and western United States.
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.A founding member of the Star Alliance, the largest airline alliance in the world, United offers connections to over 1,000 destinations in over 170 countries worldwide.^ The announcement also prompted me to learn more about STAR Alliance of which United Airlines is a founding member.
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

^ United Airlines is a founding member of the Star Alliance.
  • Let's go to the USA! With United Airlines and Jetabroad NZ 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.jetabroad.co.nz [Source type: General]
  • Let's go to the USA! With United Airlines and Jetabroad Australia 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC www.jetabroad.com.au [Source type: General]

^ Star Alliance has a new member as of this fall.
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

.[5] United's largest maintenance hub is the Maintenance Operations Center at San Francisco International Airport.^ Its largest maintenance hub is the Maintenance Operations Center at San Francisco International Airport .
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^ It is headquartered in Elk Grove Village, Illinois near its largest hub at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport.
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^ Based at Chicago O’Hare, with secondary hubs in Denver, LAX, San Francisco and Washington Dulles, United Airlines is one of the world’s largest airlines.
  • Profile on United Airlines | Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.centreforaviation.com [Source type: News]

United's parent company UAL Corporation announced that it will move its operational base from suburban Elk Grove Township, Illinois to the Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower) in the Chicago Loop in 2010.[6]
.As of July 31, 2006, United was the world's third largest airline by revenue-passenger-miles (behind Delta Air Lines and American Airlines), third-largest by total operating revenues (behind Air France-KLM and American Airlines), and fourth-largest by total passengers transported (behind Delta Air Lines, American Airlines and Southwest Airlines).^ American Airlines and United Airlines are reported unclaimed.

^ United Airlines, Delta, Southwest, American and Continental all chime in on the prospects.
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

^ United Airlines Passenger seat tips .
  • UNITED AIRLINES Reviews and United Airlines Passenger opinions about UAL United Airlines standards 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.airlinequality.com [Source type: General]

.United has 48,000 employees worldwide[6] and operates 359 aircraft.^ United has 48,000 employees [ 3 ] and operates 378 aircraft .
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ United employee I spoke with thanked me for being a Premier customer, having flown nearly 200,000 miles with this airline alone.
  • Boycott United Airlines - Blogcritics Culture 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC blogcritics.org [Source type: General]

^ "United Airlines said Monday that ExpressJet Airlines in May will begin operating 25 ERJ-145 aircraft under the United Express brand."
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

Contents

History

Beginnings

.United Airlines traces its claim to be the oldest commercial airline in the United States to the Varney Airlines air mail service of Walter Varney, who also founded Continental Airlines.^ Tags: commercial , United Airlines , Video .

^ United Airlines traces its claim to be the oldest commercial airline in the United States to the Varney Airlines air mail service of Walter Varney , who also founded Continental Airlines .
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^ This week we're moving JetBlue Airways from our old Terminal C to our transformed Terminal A. Next week we're doing the same for United Airlines and Continental Airlines.
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.It was founded in Boise, Idaho.^ It was founded in Boise, Idaho .
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.Varney's chief pilot, Leon D. "Lee" Cuddeback, flew the first Contract Air Mail flight in a Swallow biplane from Varney's headquarters in Boise, Idaho to the railroad mail hub at Pasco, Washington on April 6, 1926, and returned the following day with 200 pounds of mail.^ Varney's chief pilot, Leon D. "Lee" Cuddeback, flew the first Contract Air Mail flight in a Swallow biplane from Varney's headquarters in Boise, Idaho to the railroad mail hub at Pasco, Washington on April 6, 1926 and returned the following day with 200 pounds of mail [ 4 ] .
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^ United Airlines operates more than 3,300 flights a day to more than 200 U.S. domestic and international destinations from its hubs in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Denver, Chicago and Washington.
  • United Airlines (UA) - Cheap United Airlines Flights - ZUJI 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.zuji.com.au [Source type: General]

^ In the end, our flight was cancelled, and we were shuttled off to a hotel, only to return in the morning for the same schedule that was planned for that day.
  • United Airlines 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.elliott.org [Source type: General]

[7] .April 6 is regarded in the United Airlines company history as both its own birthday[8] and the date on which "true" airline service—operating on fixed routes and fixed schedules—began in the United States.^ April 6 is regarded in the United Airlines company history as both its own birthday [ 5 ] and the date on which "true" airline serviceoperating on fixed routes and fixed schedulesbegan in the United States.
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^ Is United Airlines a public company?
  • United to charge obese for 2nd seat - Chicago Breaking News 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC www.chicagobreakingnews.com [Source type: Original source]

^ It is a major airline of United States with a subsidiary of UAL Corporation with corporate offices in Chicago at 77 west wacker drive and its operation base is nearby to Elk Grove Township.
  • United Airlines,Cheap Travel Flights,Business Class Airfare,Discount Air Tickets 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.iflybusiness.com [Source type: News]

.Varney Airlines' original 1925 hangar served as a portion of the terminal building for the Boise Airport until 2003, when the structure was replaced.^ Varney Airlines' original 1925 hangar served as a portion of the terminal building for the Boise Airport until 2003, when the structure was replaced.
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^ The City of Palmdale has promoted the airport to attract more commercial carriers to the existing terminal, but convincing airlines of the marketability of the airport without subsidies has been difficult.
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

^ SCS will provide United Airlines with cargo services "for 3 airports - Los Angeles, San Francisco and Chicago-O’Hare" until 2012.
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

.In 1927, airplane pioneer William Boeing founded his own airline, Boeing Air Transport, and began buying other airmail carriers, including Varney's.^ In 1927, airplane pioneer William Boeing founded his own airline, Boeing Air Transport , and began buying other airmail carriers, including Varney's.
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^ If you are traveling with certain types of sporting equipment, you should expect to pay a fee on Allegiant and some other carriers, though the fees and types of equipment vary by airline.
  • Pay United Airlines $249; check two bags for a year | Business - The News Tribune | Seattle-Tacoma News, Weather, Sports, Jobs, Homes and Cars | South Puget Sound's Destination 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.thenewstribune.com [Source type: News]

^ In 1930, as the capacity of airplanes proved sufficient to carry not only mail but also passengers, Boeing Air Transport hired a registered nurse , Ellen Church , to assist passengers.
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.Within four years, Boeing's holdings grew to include airlines, airplane and parts manufacturing companies, and several airports.^ Within four years, Boeing's holdings grew to include airlines, airplane and parts manufacturing companies, and several airports.
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^ William Boeing's company was broken into three: a parts supplier (the future United Technologies ), an aircraft manufacturer (the Boeing Airplane Company), and the United Air Lines airline group.
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^ Several airlines are offering travelers heading to or from parts of the country affected by winter storms the ability to change their flight plans without being charged a fee.
  • United Airlines | Yapta Blog 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC blog.yapta.com [Source type: News]

.In 1929, the company changed its name to United Aircraft and Transport Corp.^ In 1929, the company changed its name to United Aircraft and Transport Corp.
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^ Ferris changed United's parent company's name from UAL Corporation to Allegis in February, 1987 but the name change was short lived.
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^ At the request of the Safety Board, Douglas Aircraft Company and United Airlines studied fuel burn performance for the accident flight.
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(UATC). .In 1930, as the capacity of airplanes proved sufficient to carry not only mail but also passengers, Boeing Air Transport hired a registered nurse, Ellen Church, to assist passengers.^ As a result, this rule only requires carriers to provide passengers their email or web-form address and their mailing address.
  • United » Tag Archive » The Wandering Aramean 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC boardingarea.com [Source type: General]

^ The air carrier announced that paying passengers flew 9.21 billion miles last month and capacity shrank to 11.24 billion available seat miles from 11.60 billion in December 2008.

^ Boeing Air Transport), became United Air Lines in 1934 .
  • United Airlines,Cheap Travel Flights,Business Class Airfare,Discount Air Tickets 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.iflybusiness.com [Source type: News]

.United claims Church as the first airline stewardess.^ United claims Church as the first airline stewardess [ 6 ] .
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^ As Virgin Blue offshoot, V Australia , moves in on United’s territory, Branson made claims that United Airlines might have to pull out of Australia altogether.

^ Looking at the chart, does it surprise you that United Airlines announced today that it was increasing its checked baggage fees from $20 to $25 for the first bag?

[9] .On May 7, 1930, UATC completed the acquisition of National Air Transport Inc, a large carrier based in Chicago.^ On May 7, 1930 UATC completed the acquisition of National Air Transport Inc , a large carrier based in Chicago.
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^ In 1930, as the capacity of airplanes proved sufficient to carry not only mail but also passengers, Boeing Air Transport hired a registered nurse , Ellen Church , to assist passengers.
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^ By selecting 5 or more passengers, you may have to complete 2 separate bookings based on hotel occupancy rules.
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[10] .On March 28, 1931, UATC formed the corporation United Air Lines, Inc. to manage the UATC airline subsidiaries.^ UATC airline subsidiaries.
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^ On March 28, 1931, UATC formed the corporation United Air Lines, Inc.
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^ Those are the stakes in Continental's proposal to join an alliance with United Airlines , Germany's Lufthansa , Air Canada and six smaller airlines.
  • Continental, United Airlines marriage may help you fly, but it may cost you extra | Business Archive Site - cleveland.com 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC blog.cleveland.com [Source type: General]

[11]
.Following the Air Mail scandal of 1930, the Air Mail Act of 1934 banned the common ownership of manufacturers and airlines.^ Following the Air Mail Scandal of 1930, the Air Mail Act of 1934 banned the common ownership of manufacturers and airlines.
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^ In 1930, as the capacity of airplanes proved sufficient to carry not only mail but also passengers, Boeing Air Transport hired a registered nurse , Ellen Church , to assist passengers.
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^ United Airlines traces its claim to be the oldest commercial airline in the United States to the Varney Airlines air mail service of Walter Varney , who also founded Continental Airlines .
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.UATC's President Philip G. Johnson was forced to resign and moved to Trans-Canada Airlines, the future Air Canada.^ UATC's President Philip G. Johnson was forced to resign and moved to Trans-Canada Airlines , the future Air Canada .
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^ Will United Airlines run the risk of losing a big FAT lawsuit based on the Canada Air results?
  • United to charge obese for 2nd seat - Chicago Breaking News 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC www.chicagobreakingnews.com [Source type: Original source]

^ With hubs in Frankfurt and Munich, the carrier is part of the Star Alliance that includes United Airlines, Air Canada, and All Nippon Airways.

.William Boeing's company was broken into three: a parts supplier (the future United Technologies), an aircraft manufacturer (the Boeing Airplane Company), and the United Air Lines airline group.^ United Airlines Boeing 777 .

^ Boeing Air Transport), became United Air Lines in 1934 .
  • United Airlines,Cheap Travel Flights,Business Class Airfare,Discount Air Tickets 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.iflybusiness.com [Source type: News]

^ United Air Lines, Inc., cited above.
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The airline company's new president, hired to make a fresh start as airmail contracts were re-awarded in 1934, was William A. Patterson, who remained as president of United Airlines until 1963.[12]

Expansion into a national carrier

An early United 727 hanging overhead at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago.
.United's early route system, formed by connecting U.S. air mail routes, operated east-to-west along a transcontinental route from New York City via Chicago and Salt Lake City to San Francisco, as well as north-and-south along the West Coast.^ United to launch Brussels-Chicago route .
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^ United's early route system, formed by connecting U.S. air mail routes, operated east-to-west along a transcontinental route from New York City via Chicago and Salt Lake City to San Francisco , as well as north-and-south along the West Coast .
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^ United Airlines bring new Chicago service to Midwestern cities.
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.The early interconnections during this era became the basis of major United hubs in Chicago and San Francisco, followed later by additional hubs in Denver and Washington, D.C. These four cities remain United's principal hubs to this day.^ The early interconnections during this era became the basis of major United hubs in Chicago and San Francisco, followed later by additional hubs in Denver and Washington, D.C. These four cities remain United's principal hubs to this day.
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^ United Airlines provides international flights from its main center in San Francisco, Denver, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Washington DC and from Australia, the airline moves to the Western Coast of the United States.
  • Business Class United Airlines,Business Travel,Cheap Flights 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.iflybusiness.com [Source type: News]

^ Today in the Sky points out that United Airlines has quite a few daily flights on four polar routes: Chicago-O’Hare Beijing; Chicago O’Hare-Shanghai; Chicago O’Hare-Hong Kong; and Washington Dulles-Beijing.

.On the night of October 11, 1933, a United Boeing 247 exploded in mid-air and crashed near Chesterton, Indiana, killing all seven people aboard.^ On the night of October 11, 1933, a United Boeing 247 exploded in mid-air and crashed near Chesterton, Indiana , killing all seven aboard.
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^ September 11, 2001: Air Traffic Control Notifies United Airlines about Flight 93 .

^ It was beyond deplorable; their systems had crashed, so all of their flights were canceled, and they were leaving people stranded without any sort of help (or place to stay) while awaiting their next flight.
  • » United Airlines shows how NOT to “fly the friendly skies”. A very sad incident. - SimpliFlying || Aviation :: Branding :: Technology || Airline marketing, airline brand management, social media, Web 2.0 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC simpliflying.com [Source type: Original source]

.Investigation revealed that the explosion was caused by a nitroglycerin bomb placed in the baggage hold.^ Investigation revealed that the explosion was caused by a nitroglycerin bomb placed in the baggage hold.
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.The United Airlines Chesterton Crash is believed to be the first proven case of air sabotage in commercial aviation history.^ Such is the sad case with United Airlines.
  • Brandchannel | United Airlines Loses Bag, Finds Branding Opportunity 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.brandchannel.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The United Airlines Chesterton Crash is believed to be the first proven case of air sabotage in commercial aviation history.
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^ On the night of October 11, 1933, a United Boeing 247 exploded in mid-air and crashed near Chesterton, Indiana , killing all seven aboard.
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.No suspects or motives were ever discovered.^ No suspects or motives were ever discovered.
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United Air Lines route map, 1940
A United DC-6, parked on the northwest maintenance ramp of Stapleton Airport, September 1966.
.During World War II, United-trained ground crews modified airplanes for use as bombers, and transported mail, material, and passengers in support of the war effort.^ During World War II , United-trained ground crews modified airplanes for use as bombers, and transported mail, material, and passengers in support of the war effort.
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^ In 1930, as the capacity of airplanes proved sufficient to carry not only mail but also passengers, Boeing Air Transport hired a registered nurse , Ellen Church , to assist passengers.
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^ At least ten passengers and two crew members shared vital information with family, friends, colleagues, or others on the ground.
  • United Airlines Flight 93 -Debunk 9/11 Myths 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.debunk911myths.org [Source type: News]

.Post-war United benefited from both the wartime development of new airplane technologies (like the pressurized cabin which permitted planes to fly above the weather) and a boom in customer demand for air travel.^ Post-war United benefited from both the wartime development of new airplane technologies (like the pressurized cabin which permitted planes to fly above the weather) and a boom in customer demand for air travel.
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^ Winter weather effecting air travel.
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^ Starting in the U.S., you are going to see United and Continental develop extensive code-sharing that will facilitate travel whenever your itinerary involves both carriers.

.This was also the period in which Pan American Airways established a Tokyo hub and revived its Pacific route system that would later be acquired by United.^ This was also the period in which Pan American Airways established a Tokyo hub and revived its Pacific route system that would later be acquired by United.
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^ Read More in: Alaska Airlines , Continental Airlines , Delta Airlines , Jet Blue , Northwest Airlines , US Airways , United Airlines , american Airlines , travel , travel rights , travel.
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^ Read More in: American , CDC , H1N1 , Travel Tips , US Airways , United Airlines , american Airlines , flu , swine flu , travel , travel.
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.On November 1, 1955, United Airlines Flight 629, which was flying from Stapleton Airport in Denver to Portland, Oregon, was bombed, killing everyone on board the Douglas DC-6B aircraft.^ United Airlines Cancels 31 Flights .
  • The Consumerist: United Airlines Archives 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC consumerist.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ United Airlines: Chicago Flights from $125 .
  • United Airlines | Travel News from Cheapflights.com 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC news.cheapflights.com [Source type: General]

^ Specifically, United Airlines flight attendants.
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.The bomb was planted by Jack Graham who placed the device in his mother's luggage with the intent of collecting on her life insurance policy.^ The bomb was planted by Jack Graham who placed the device in his mother's luggage with the intent of collecting on her life insurance policy.
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.Graham was arrested, tried, and was executed a year after the explosion.^ Graham was arrested, tried, and was executed a year after the explosion.
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[13]
.United merged with Capital Airlines on June 1, 1961, making it the world's largest commercial airline and giving it a route network covering the entire United States.^ United Airlines is the world's leading airlines with a widespread route network.
  • Business Class United Airlines,Business Travel,Cheap Flights 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.iflybusiness.com [Source type: News]

^ Tags: commercial , United Airlines , Video .

^ United merged with Capital Airlines on June 1, 1961, making it the world's largest commercial airline and giving it a route network covering the entire United States.
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.In 1968 the company reorganized, creating UAL Corporation, with United Airlines as a wholly owned subsidiary.^ United Airlines’ parent UAL Corp.
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^ In 1968 the company reorganized, creating UAL Corporation, with United Airlines as a wholly owned subsidiary .
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^ Company Profile for United Airlines united express .
  • The Consumerist: United Airlines Archives 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC consumerist.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.United Airlines has the distinction of being the only commercial airline to have operated Executive One, the designation given to a civilian flight which the U.S. President is aboard.^ United Airlines has the distinction of being the only commercial airline to have operated Executive One , the designation given to a civilian flight which the U.S. President is aboard.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ United Airlines Cancels 31 Flights .
  • The Consumerist: United Airlines Archives 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC consumerist.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ United Airlines: Chicago Flights from $125 .
  • United Airlines | Travel News from Cheapflights.com 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC news.cheapflights.com [Source type: General]

.On December 23, 1973, then President Richard Nixon flew as a passenger aboard a United DC-10 flight from Washington Dulles to Los Angeles.^ On December 23, 1973, then President Richard Nixon flew as a passenger aboard a United DC-10 flight from Washington Dulles to Los Angeles.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ United Airlines carries more than 87 million passengers a year on 2300 daily flights with more than 600 aircraft.

^ United Airlines provides international flights from its main center in San Francisco, Denver, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Washington DC and from Australia, the airline moves to the Western Coast of the United States.
  • Business Class United Airlines,Business Travel,Cheap Flights 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.iflybusiness.com [Source type: News]

.White House staff explained that this was done to conserve fuel by not having to fly the usual Boeing 707 Air Force aircraft.^ White House staff explained that this was done to conserve fuel by not having to fly the usual Boeing 707 Air Force aircraft.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ BiAthlon (91360) writes: The aircraft burns between 10 and 50 times as much in fuel as it costs for the pilot to fly it.
  • Slashdot Technology Story | United Paper Shuffle 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC tech.slashdot.org [Source type: General]

^ In keeping with the common practice of having two aircraft immediately available at all times during Presidential travel, an Air Force aircraft flew behind in case of an emergency.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[14] .In keeping with the common practice of having two aircraft immediately available at all times during Presidential travel, an Air Force aircraft flew behind in case of an emergency.^ In keeping with the common practice of having two aircraft immediately available at all times during Presidential travel, an Air Force aircraft flew behind in case of an emergency.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ KLM first flew airline discount student ticket in May 1920 while Qantas (for the aircraft with other airlines northwest airlines that search at this time.
  • AIRLINE - Cheap Airline Tickets, Find Best Cheap Plane Tickets, continental airlines,75% Off On Each Airfare, united airlines, Top 5 Airlines Offers Online, cheap airline tickets, Top 5 Airlines 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC dev.processing.org [Source type: News]

^ People will still need to travel, but not at the levels we did.” A companion article shows working moms using business travel to get away from it all and take time for themselves.
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

De-regulation

.United had begun to seek overseas routes in the 1960s, but the Transpacific Route Case (1969) denied them this expansion.^ United had begun to seek overseas routes in the 1960s, but the Transpacific Route Case (1969) denied them this expansion.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It manages transcontinental, transatlantic, and transpacific services along with a widespread domestic route network throughout Western United States.
  • Business Class United Airlines,Business Travel,Cheap Flights 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.iflybusiness.com [Source type: News]

^ United implemented several fare hikes on overseas routes, citing rising fuel costs, in 2004 and 2005.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.It did not gain an overseas route until 1983, when they began flights to Tokyo from Portland and Seattle.^ It did not gain an overseas route until 1983, when they began flights to Tokyo from Portland and Seattle .
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ They put me on a flight the next day; new routing (PHL to Phoenix rather than via Chicago).
  • United Airlines 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.elliott.org [Source type: General]

^ At 9:30, the controller began to poll the other flights on his frequency to determine if they had heard the screaming; several said they had.
  • United Airlines Flight 93 -Debunk 9/11 Myths 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.debunk911myths.org [Source type: News]

.In 1985, United agreed to purchase Pan American World Airways' entire Pacific Division, Boeing 747SPs, and L-1011-500s for $750 million.^ By the end of 1986, United operated flights to 13 Pacific destinations, most of which were purchased from the ailing Pan American World Airways .
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In 1985, United agreed to purchase Pan American World Airways' entire Pacific Division, Boeing 747SPs, and L-1011-500s for $750 million.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The decline of Pan American World Airways continued to offer new opportunities for United.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.By the end of 1986, United operated flights to 13 Pacific destinations, most of which were purchased from the ailing Pan American World Airways.^ By the end of 1986, United operated flights to 13 Pacific destinations, most of which were purchased from the ailing Pan American World Airways .
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The United flight was late; and the American flight?
  • United Airlines - O'Hare - Chicago, IL 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC www.yelp.com [Source type: General]

^ The decline of Pan American World Airways continued to offer new opportunities for United.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Economic turmoil, labor unrest, and the pressures of the 1978 Airline Deregulation Act greatly affected the company, which incurred losses and saw a greatly increased turnover in its senior management through the 1970s and early 1980s.^ Economic turmoil, labor unrest, and the pressures of the 1978 Airline Deregulation Act greatly affected the company, which incurred losses and saw a greatly increased turnover in its senior management through the 1970s and early 1980s.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Come fly the Friendly Skies" (late 1980s) "Come fly our Friendly Skies" (The early ESOP years) "United  Rising" during the mid 1990s "Come fly Chicago's hometown airline.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Brilliant way for the airlines to recoup losses while increasing customer satisfaction.
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

.In May 1981, one week after rival American Airlines launched AAdvantage, the first modern frequent flyer program, United launched its Mileage Plus.^ Read More in: Canada , United Airlines , United Airlines Mileage Plus , deal , frequent flyer , frequent flyer ticket , travel .
  • United Airlines Archive - Points Wizard 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC boardingarea.com [Source type: General]

^ American Airlines and United Airlines are reported unclaimed.

^ United's program is called Mileage Plus.
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In 1982, United became the launch carrier for the Boeing 767, taking its first delivery of 767-200s on August 19.
.In 1984, United became the first airline to serve all 50 states when it introduced service to Atlanta, Nashville, Memphis, Little Rock, Fargo, Casper, Jackson, and Charleston.^ All airlines have a class of service.
  • Boycott United Airlines - Blogcritics Culture 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC blogcritics.org [Source type: General]

^ All stories about "United Airlines" .
  • United Airlines – full coverage on Gridskipper 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC gridskipper.com [Source type: News]

^ It was also the first airline to introduce the twin-jet in commercial service.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Strike of 1985

.On May 17, 1985, United's pilots went on a 29-day strike claiming the CEO, Richard Ferris, was trying to "break the unions."^ On May 17, 1985 United's pilots went on a 29-day strike claiming the CEO, Richard Ferris, was trying to "break the unions."
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The website BestFares.com is reporting that Delta and United have added surcharges to as many as 40 days between now and next May.
  • United || Jaunted 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.jaunted.com [Source type: General]

^ [October 14, 2009] United Airlines pilots elect new union leader.
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

.They used management's proposed "B-scale" pilot pay rates as proof.^ They used management's proposed "B-scale" pilot pay rates as proof.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In 1996 I worked in the Travel Industry for Rosenbluth, I used my CC to pay for an agent rate to fly SFO to PHL for a quick weekend trip, and was told by the agent in ORD that they needed security to search my carry on bag!
  • » United Airlines shows how NOT to “fly the friendly skies”. A very sad incident. - SimpliFlying || Aviation :: Branding :: Technology || Airline marketing, airline brand management, social media, Web 2.0 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC simpliflying.com [Source type: Original source]

^ That way, United can advertise low fares, and allow customers to pay for what they use.
  • Airline Bulletin: United Airlines Toys With "Bare Fare" Concept 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.airlinebulletin.com [Source type: General]

[15] .American Airlines already had a non-merging B-scale for its pilots.^ American Airlines already had a non-merging B-scale for its pilots.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Antitrust immunity is back in the news as US Airways pilots association lends support to American Airlines pilots.
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

^ Ferris wanted that B-scale to merge in the captain's ranks , which was more generous than American's B-scale, that never merged at all.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[16] .Ferris insisted United had to have pilot costs no higher than American's, so he offered United pilots a "word-for-word" contract to match American's, or the same bottom line numbers.^ Ferris insisted United had to have pilot costs no higher than American's, so he offered United pilots a "word-for-word" contract to match American's, or the same bottom line numbers.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It also covers standard checked bags for up to eight companions traveling under the same confirmation number as the subscriber, United said.
  • Pay United Airlines $249; check two bags for a year | Business - The News Tribune | Seattle-Tacoma News, Weather, Sports, Jobs, Homes and Cars | South Puget Sound's Destination 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.thenewstribune.com [Source type: News]

^ Herb Hunter, the spokesman for the United Airlines branch of the Air Line Pilots Association, says .
  • United Airlines News | KXNet.com Bismarck Mandan North Dakota 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.kxnet.com [Source type: News]
  • United Airlines News | KXNet.com Dickinson North Dakota 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC www.kxnet.com [Source type: News]

.The United ALPA-MEC rejected that offer.^ The United ALPA -MEC rejected that offer.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The only choice left, to achieve parity with American's pilot costs, was to begin a B-scale for United's new-hire pilots.^ The only choice left, to achieve parity with American's pilot costs, was to begin a B-scale for United's new-hire pilots.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ [October 14, 2009] United Airlines pilots elect new union leader.
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

^ There is a sharp increase in the short selling of American and United Airlines stocks on the New York Stock Exchange prior to 9/11.

[17]
.
A United Boeing 747-100 in the "Rainbow Scheme", designed by Saul Bass.
^ Boeing 747-100 .
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In 1974, the airline commissioned designer Saul Bass to develop a new logo.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ United was the launch customer of the Boeing 777 and had significant input on its design.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Used from 1974–1993.
.Ferris wanted that B-scale to merge in the captain's ranks, which was more generous than American's B-scale, that never merged at all.^ Ferris wanted that B-scale to merge in the captain's ranks , which was more generous than American's B-scale, that never merged at all.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ If any of you fatties have travelled the world, you will see that the average height of Europeans is just as tall if not taller than Americans, but they're all skinny.
  • United to charge obese for 2nd seat - Chicago Breaking News 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC www.chicagobreakingnews.com [Source type: Original source]

^ American Airlines already had a non-merging B-scale for its pilots.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.But, the ALPA MEC insisted they merge in the new pilot's sixth-year with the airline.^ But, the ALPA MEC insisted they merge in the new pilot's sixth-year with the airline.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The airline said Monday that travelers could pay $249 for the right to check two bags every time they fly United or United Express for a year.
  • Pay United Airlines $249; check two bags for a year | Business - The News Tribune | Seattle-Tacoma News, Weather, Sports, Jobs, Homes and Cars | South Puget Sound's Destination 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.thenewstribune.com [Source type: News]

^ [October 14, 2009] United Airlines pilots elect new union leader.
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

.In the final hours before the strike, nearly all issues had been resolved, except for the time length of the B-scale.^ Did I mention that I spent a total of 10 hours yesterday and today trying to resolve this issue in person and on the phone?
  • Boycott United Airlines - Blogcritics Culture 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC blogcritics.org [Source type: General]

^ Fortunately, a nice gentleman from India was able to resolve that issue over the phone in just under an hour.
  • United Airlines - Southwest - Denver, CO 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC www.yelp.com [Source type: General]

^ After walking the length of SJC four or five times we finally get to the gate where there is, in fact, a plane that is going to leave.

[18] .It appeared that would be resolved too as negotiations continued.^ It appeared that would be resolved too as negotiations continued.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.ALPA negotiators delivered a new counter-proposal at 12:20 A.M. in an effort to avoid the strike.^ ALPA negotiators delivered a new counter-proposal at 12:20 A.M. in an effort to avoid the strike.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Posted at 07:20 AM/ET, Dec 12, 2008 in Continental Airlines , Frequent-flier news , United Airlines .
  • United Airlines - Today In the Sky - USATODAY.com 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC blogs.usatoday.com [Source type: News]

^ In an effort to avoid this, United Airlines raised roundtrip domestic fares by $10 and $20 this week "on top of a similar industry-wide increase two weeks ago."
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

.However, MEC Chairman Roger Hall, who was hosting a national teleconference from the Odeum (a convention center in the Chicago suburbs) with F. Lee Bailey, declared the strike was on at 12:01 A.M., on May 17, without further consulting the negotiators, some of whom believed they could find agreement on all contract terms, if the negotiations were allowed to continue.^ However, MEC Chairman Roger Hall, who was hosting a national teleconference from the Odeum (a convention center in the Chicago suburbs) with F. Lee Bailey, declared the strike was on at 12:01 A.M., on May 17, without further consulting the negotiators, some of whom believed they could find agreement on all contract terms, if the negotiations were allowed to continue.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ One time I finally got to someone who said they couldn't find the credit reversal and I had to send my bank records proving all of this happened and the whole process would take 4-6 weeks!
  • Boycott United Airlines - Blogcritics Culture 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC blogcritics.org [Source type: General]

^ Not only are they throwing down the baggage fees, but they're already upping recently-announced peak travel surcharges, some of which continue through to 2010.
  • United || Jaunted 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.jaunted.com [Source type: General]

.Moments before the ALPA announced strike deadline, they began a "countdown of the final 30 seconds from Chicago" (the Odeum teleconference).^ Moments before the ALPA announced strike deadline, they began a "countdown of the final 30 seconds from Chicago" (the Odeum teleconference).
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ At 9:30, the controller began to poll the other flights on his frequency to determine if they had heard the screaming; several said they had.
  • United Airlines Flight 93 -Debunk 9/11 Myths 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.debunk911myths.org [Source type: News]

^ It is undis- puted that the district court tendered a final judgment in ALPA, and it is the preclusive effect of that judgment that is before us.
  • FindLaw | Cases and Codes 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC caselaw.findlaw.com [Source type: Original source]

.Doing that made it impossible to extend the strike deadline, so that the final issues could be resolved without a strike.^ Doing that made it impossible to extend the strike deadline, so that the final issues could be resolved without a strike.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In the final hours before the strike, nearly all issues had been resolved, except for the time length of the B-scale.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Moments before the ALPA announced strike deadline, they began a "countdown of the final 30 seconds from Chicago" (the Odeum teleconference).
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[19][20]
Mr. Ferris changed United's parent company's name from UAL Corporation to Allegis in February, 1987 but the name change was short lived.[21][22] .Following Ferris' termination by the board, Allegis divested its non-airline properties in 1987 and reverted to the name UAL Corp.^ United Airlines’ parent UAL Corp.
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

^ TO) and partners United Airlines, a unit of UAL Corp.
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

^ Following Ferris' termination by the board, Allegis divested its non-airline properties in 1987 and reverted to the name UAL Corp.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

in May 1988.[21]

Record-setting flight

.In 1988, using a 747SP-21 purchased from Pan American World Airways, United flew a 2-stop around-the-world flight to raise money for the Friendship Foundation, to which the plane was 'loaned'. The flight made a very short-lived record for fastest flight around the globe; within a month, a Gulfstream IV business jet had broken Friendship One's record.^ By the end of 1986, United operated flights to 13 Pacific destinations, most of which were purchased from the ailing Pan American World Airways .
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In 1988, using a 747SP-21 purchased from Pan American World Airways , United flew a 2-stop around-the-world flight to raise money for the Friendship Foundation, to which the plane was 'loaned'.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The United flight was late; and the American flight?
  • United Airlines - O'Hare - Chicago, IL 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC www.yelp.com [Source type: General]

[23]

Employee Stock Ownership Plan

.The decline of Pan American World Airways continued to offer new opportunities for United.^ United Airlines offers new meals.
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

^ The decline of Pan American World Airways continued to offer new opportunities for United.
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^ SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News “SANS provides top instructors; that is what separates SANS from all other learning opportunities.” Todd Greenlaw, Telus .
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

.In 1991 the company expanded dramatically, purchasing Pan Am's routes to London Heathrow Airport.^ In 1991 the company expanded dramatically, purchasing Pan Am's routes to London Heathrow Airport .
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The pilot was arrested at London Heathrow Airport and was later released on bail pending the results of alcohol tests.
  • United || Jaunted 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.jaunted.com [Source type: General]

^ CNN, 8/11/2006 ] The British threat warning level is raised to critical and London’s Heathrow Airport is closed to most European flights.

.In direct negotiations with the UK government, United also obtained rights to fly to Heathrow from Chicago.^ In direct negotiations with the UK government, United also obtained rights to fly to Heathrow from Chicagothe only Heathrow rights provided to a US carrier subsequent to the Bermuda II Treaty.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Come fly the Friendly Skies" (late 1980s) "Come fly our Friendly Skies" (The early ESOP years) "United  Rising" during the mid 1990s "Come fly Chicago's hometown airline.
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^ Leader of pilots union at United Airlines flies new approach in contract talks - Chicago Tribune .
  • United Airlines Coupons & United Airlines Coupon Codes. Updated Daily! 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.goodsearch.com [Source type: General]

.However, the aftermath of the Gulf War and increased competition from low-cost carriers led to losses of USD $332M in 1991 and USD$ 957M in 1992.[24] In 1992, United purchased now-defunct Pan Am's Latin American and Caribbean routes and Miami gates, but United allowed months to elapse between Pan Am's demise and its launch of service.^ United to launch Brussels-Chicago route .
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

^ However, the aftermath of the Gulf War and increased competition from low-cost carriers led to losses of USD $332M in 1991 and USD$ 957M in 1992.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In 1992, United purchased now-defunct Pan Am's Latin American and Caribbean routes and Miami gates, but United allowed months to elapse between Pan Am's demise and its launch of service.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In 1994, United's pilots, machinists, bag handlers and non-contract employees agreed to acquire 55% of company stock in exchange for 15% to 25% salary concessions.^ In 1994, United's pilots, machinists, bag handlers and non-contract employees agreed to acquire 55% of company stock in exchange for 15% to 25% salary concessions.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ United Airlines and its ramp workers and machinist unions are reportedly near a deal to settle their disputes over lowering costs on existing union contracts.

^ United will now charge $25 to check the first bag and $35 for the second.
  • United Airlines News | KXNet.com Bismarck Mandan North Dakota 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.kxnet.com [Source type: News]
  • United Airlines News | KXNet.com Dickinson North Dakota 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC www.kxnet.com [Source type: News]

.The flight attendants voted to not participate in the deal, and at the beginning some wore buttons saying "we just work here."^ The flight attendants voted to not participate in the deal, and at the beginning some wore buttons saying "we just work here."
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ UAL to furlough another 600 flight attendants Jun 22 2009 1:11PM United Airlines says it needs to furlough another 600 flight attendants this fall because of the slow economy.
  • United Airlines News | KXNet.com Bismarck Mandan North Dakota 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.kxnet.com [Source type: News]

^ He addresses all of the above and then some including the opportunity for the savvy planner to get some good deals on hotel meeting rooms, domestic and international flights, and accommodations.
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

.The Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) made United the largest employee-owned corporation in the world.^ In addition, Continental plans to join United in the Star Alliance(R), the most comprehensive airline alliance in the world.

^ Over 100,000 United employees and retirees at United alone were grossly disenfranchised financially in the allegedly illegal distress-termination of pension plans.

^ Here's Aaron M. Renn's take on Chicago Corporate Headquarters and the Global City now that United Airlines will be moving 2800 employees back into the loop.
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

.United used the opportunity to create a low-cost subsidiary, Shuttle by United, in an attempt to compete with low-cost carriers.^ United used the opportunity to create a low-cost subsidiary, Shuttle by United , in an attempt to compete with low-cost carriers .
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^ However, United is guilty of allowing Shuttle America to use the name United Express.
  • Smashed guitar, YouTube song — United is listening now - Travel - LATimes.com 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC travel.latimes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In 1968 the company reorganized, creating UAL Corporation, with United Airlines as a wholly owned subsidiary .
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

United Airlines Boeing 777-200 taking off at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol in the 1993–2004 livery which is being phased out in favor of a new white and blue scheme.
.United made substantial use of its employee-ownership in its marketing communications, with slogans such as "the employee-owners of United invite you to come fly the friendly skies," "we don't just work here," and "thank you for calling United Airlines; please hold and one of our owner-representatives will be with you shortly."^ And here's an instance where United Airlines is claiming to "fly the friendly skies" while this incidence was not even close to that.
  • » United Airlines shows how NOT to “fly the friendly skies”. A very sad incident. - SimpliFlying || Aviation :: Branding :: Technology || Airline marketing, airline brand management, social media, Web 2.0 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC simpliflying.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Ted, come fly the friendly skies of the recycled United planes, eighties issue.
  • United Airlines - Southwest - Denver, CO 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC www.yelp.com [Source type: General]

^ But, our services don't work for every market segment.
  • » United Airlines shows how NOT to “fly the friendly skies”. A very sad incident. - SimpliFlying || Aviation :: Branding :: Technology || Airline marketing, airline brand management, social media, Web 2.0 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC simpliflying.com [Source type: Original source]

.The financial outcomes of the ESOP were decidedly uneven for different players.^ The financial outcomes of the ESOP were decidedly uneven for different players.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.As part of ESOP agreement, United CEO Wolf resigned and took a consulting job with Lazard Freres, the very investment company he had hired to advise United's board during the ESOP buyout process.^ As part of ESOP agreement, United CEO Wolf resigned and took a consulting job with Lazard Freres , the very investment company he had hired to advise United's board during the ESOP buyout process.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The company also recognized a gain from the sale of its investment in Orbitz of $158 million and recorded $226 million in reorganization items during the quarter.

^ United Airlines CEO, Glenn Tilton says "We’ll take it on board in our training and learn from it, simulate it.
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

.Stewart Oran, the key legal advisor to the pilots' union, received a $5.5 million package to join the management of the new employee-owned company as legal counsel after the ESOP was formed.^ Stewart Oran, the key legal advisor to the pilots' union, received a $5.5 million package to join the management of the new employee-owned company as legal counsel after the ESOP was formed.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The company has taken away; 20% of our salary, one week of vacation, 50% of our pension, liquidated the ESOP (employee ownwership) which averaged $50,000 in employee contribution.
  • United Airlines Reviews | Glassdoor.com 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.glassdoor.com [Source type: General]

^ "Unions are gearing up for a fight with airline managements over new labor contracts and unionization."
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

[25] .United's unions, having larger voice in running the company, later successfully bargained for significant pay increases, but the effect was only short-term.^ With few airlines able to sustain long-term service from the airport, only recently in 2000 has work towards the construction of a larger terminal been started.
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

^ United Airlines and others need the fare hikes to pay for increases in fuel costs.

^ Since July, when United announced significant capacity reductions, resulting in the need for 7,000 fewer positions, the company has been working with all unions representing its employees to explore viable alternatives to reduce furloughs.
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

.The rank and file employees were locked into their stock, which got wiped out in the eventual bankruptcy.^ The rank and file employees were locked into their stock, which got wiped out in the eventual bankruptcy.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.It was around this period (in 1993) that United introduced its grey and blue color scheme.^ It was around this period (in 1993) that United introduced its grey and blue color scheme.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.It had been criticized that the color scheme blended with the darkness during nighttime operations.^ It had been criticized that the color scheme blended with the darkness during nighttime operations.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[26]

Turn-of-the-century developments

.In 1997, United co-founded the Star Alliance with Air Canada, Lufthansa, SAS and Thai Airways.^ In 1997, United co-founded the Star Alliance with Air Canada , Lufthansa , SAS and Thai Airways .
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Though if you’re a Star Alliance member such as myself, I highly recommend Air Canada for a clearly superior experience.
  • United Airlines 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.elliott.org [Source type: General]

^ It's good to have a lot of miles in your account because you can use them to get free tickets to travel anywhere that UAL or any of its STAR Alliance Members fly to (ANA, British Airways, Lufthansa, Singapore, Swiss, Air Canada, Air China, US Airways, etc).
  • United Airlines - O'Hare - Chicago, IL 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC www.yelp.com [Source type: General]

.That same year, United opened a major hub at Los Angeles International Airport.^ Los Angeles International Airport police say the passenger defied .
  • United Airlines News | KXNet.com Dickinson North Dakota 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC www.kxnet.com [Source type: News]

^ That same year, United opened a major hub at Los Angeles International Airport .
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ SCS will provide United Airlines with cargo services "for 3 airports - Los Angeles, San Francisco and Chicago-O’Hare" until 2012.
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

.
United's three livery styles seen at San Francisco International Airport, one of its main hubs.
^ Its largest maintenance hub is the Maintenance Operations Center at San Francisco International Airport .
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ United Airlines operates more than 3,300 flights a day to more than 200 U.S. domestic and international destinations from its hubs in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Denver, Chicago and Washington.
  • United Airlines (UA) - Cheap United Airlines Flights - ZUJI 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.zuji.com.au [Source type: General]

^ With key global air rights in the Asia-Pacific region, Europe and Latin America, United is one of the largest international carriers based in the United States.
  • United Airlines (UA) - Cheap United Airlines Flights - ZUJI 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.zuji.com.au [Source type: General]

United is also one of the founding members of Star Alliance.
.United was the launch customer of the Boeing 777 and had significant input on its design.^ United was the launch customer of the Boeing 777 and had significant input on its design.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ United was the launch customer for the Boeing 777 on 15 Oct 1990 and became the first airline in the world to introduce the 777 into commercial service on 7 Jun 1995 from Washington Dulles to London Heathrow.

^ United plans to retrofit this new seat on its entire international fleet of Boeing 747-400, Boeing 767-300ER and Boeing 777-200/200ER aircraft.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.It was also the first airline to introduce the twin-jet in commercial service.^ United was the launch customer for the Boeing 777 on 15 Oct 1990 and became the first airline in the world to introduce the 777 into commercial service on 7 Jun 1995 from Washington Dulles to London Heathrow.

^ UNDATED (AP) United Airlines says it will buy its first new jets since 1998, splitting an order for 50 .
  • United Airlines News | KXNet.com Bismarck Mandan North Dakota 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.kxnet.com [Source type: News]
  • United Airlines News | KXNet.com Dickinson North Dakota 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC www.kxnet.com [Source type: News]

.In 1998, Delta Air Lines and United introduced a marketing partnership that included a reciprocal redemption agreement between SkyMiles and Mileage Plus programs and shared lounges.^ United's program is called Mileage Plus.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Mileage Plus is the award-winning frequent flyer program from United.
  • United Airlines | Company News & Executive Profiles | BNET 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC resources.bnet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Delta Air Lines says no.

[27] .This scheme allowed members of either frequent flier program to earn miles on both carriers and utilize both carriers' lounges.^ This scheme allowed members of either frequent flier program to earn miles on both carriers and utilize both carriers' lounges.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Their frequent flier program is by far the best.
  • United Airlines - O'Hare - Chicago, IL 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC www.yelp.com [Source type: General]

^ Earn frequent flier points in the Mileage Plus program that you can put toward free United Airlines tickets, upgrades and more.
  • United Airlines Travel and United Airlines Vacation Orbitz 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC www.orbitz.com [Source type: General]

[27] .Delta and United attempted to form an even cozier codeshare relationship, but this was deal was effectively killed by ALPA.[28] The marketing partnership ended in divorce in 2003, but paved the way for a future alliance with US Airways.^ The offending airlines are: United , Delta and US Airways .
  • United || Jaunted 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.jaunted.com [Source type: General]

^ This week's big airline news has been the abrupt increase in fees for your first checked bag, going from $20 to $25 on two airlines; first went Delta , then Continental , and now we add a third and fourth airline— United and US Airways .
  • United || Jaunted 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.jaunted.com [Source type: General]

^ At first glance, a relationship makes sense because America West has strong roots--and routes--in the West, while US Airways is a player on the East Coast.

.In May 2000, United announced plans to acquire competitor US Airways in a complex deal valued at $11.6 billion.^ In May 2000, United announced plans to acquire competitor US Airways in a complex deal valued at $11.6 billion.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ As a valued Mileage Plus member, we wanted you to be among the first to hear that Continental and United today announced plans to cooperate globally, linking our networks and services worldwide to deliver new benefits to you.

^ AirTran flight deals American Airlines flight deals British Airways flight deals Continental Airlines flight deals Delta Air Lines flight deals JetBlue Airways flight deals LAN Airlines flight deals US Airways flight deals United Airlines flight deals Explore destinations & interests .
  • United Airlines Travel and United Airlines Vacation Orbitz 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC www.orbitz.com [Source type: General]

.The offer drew immediate scorn from consumer groups and employees of both airlines.^ The offer drew immediate scorn from consumer groups and employees of both airlines.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ She asks "Why did United Airlines have 3 employees available to intimidate an upset customer and none available to offer any assistance when it might have been possible to make the original flight?"
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

^ Southwest and Virgin Atlantic, both "economy airlines" have employees who frequently have good attitudes.
  • » United Airlines shows how NOT to “fly the friendly skies”. A very sad incident. - SimpliFlying || Aviation :: Branding :: Technology || Airline marketing, airline brand management, social media, Web 2.0 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC simpliflying.com [Source type: Original source]

.By the following year, regulatory sentiment was against the deal, and United withdrew the offer just before the Department of Justice barred the merger on antitrust grounds in July.^ By the following year, regulatory sentiment was against the deal, and United withdrew the offer just before the Department of Justice barred the merger on antitrust grounds in July.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ On July 13, 2007, a federal judge ruled that the 9/11 damages lawsuit against United and American airlines would begin in September.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Gewt July 11, 2009 at 1:59 am Evidently the only effective method in dealing with United customer service is to make a video and post it on YouTube.
  • United Airlines 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.elliott.org [Source type: General]

.The two airlines subsequently formed an amicable partnership that led to US Airways' entrance into the Star Alliance.^ Brussels Airlines joins Star Alliance.
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

^ The two airlines subsequently formed an amicable partnership that led to US Airways ' entrance into the Star Alliance.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ This week's big airline news has been the abrupt increase in fees for your first checked bag, going from $20 to $25 on two airlines; first went Delta , then Continental , and now we add a third and fourth airline— United and US Airways .
  • United || Jaunted 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.jaunted.com [Source type: General]

United Airlines Boeing 777-200 landing
.May 2000 also saw a bitter contract dispute between United and its pilots' union.^ May 2000 also saw a bitter contract dispute between United and its pilots' union.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ United Airlines and its ramp workers and machinist unions are reportedly near a deal to settle their disputes over lowering costs on existing union contracts.

^ The website BestFares.com is reporting that Delta and United have added surcharges to as many as 40 days between now and next May.
  • United || Jaunted 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.jaunted.com [Source type: General]

.Planning for the busy summer season, United had counted on its pilots flying overtime.^ Planning for the busy summer season, United had counted on its pilots flying overtime.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I had a great experience yesterday flying United Airlines from Kauai to New York in business class.
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

^ United Airlines has invested in flight-planning software that helps pilots choose the best routes and speeds."
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

.However, the pilots could not be forced to work overtime, and most pilots refused to fly the extra hours.^ However, the pilots could not be forced to work overtime, and most pilots refused to fly the extra hours.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ "Pink slips are flying again at United Airlines as the Chicago-based carrier sizes its work force to fit its far-smaller fleet."
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

^ As an Air Force pilot, Mr. Rodger flew most aircraft in the USAF inventory (fighter, bomber, cargo, and trainer).
  • United Airlines | Company News & Executive Profiles | BNET 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC resources.bnet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Although United knew they would have to cancel numerous flights if this were to happen, they did not hire new pilots to make up for the potential shortage.^ Although United knew they would have to cancel numerous flights if this were to happen, they did not hire new pilots to make up for the potential shortage.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ And although Rowley is known for her ready-to-wear designs for women, the United designs will cover all bases, literally: " The uniforms will be designed for flight attendants, pilots, customer service representatives and maintenance employees ."
  • United || Jaunted 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.jaunted.com [Source type: General]

^ I was told by a United airlines Manager at LAX that this was not feasible, as the way the airline makes money is by selling seats, and the only seats they had available were for purchase at a fee of $1,000 or more.
  • Boycott United Airlines - Blogcritics Culture 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC blogcritics.org [Source type: General]

.Over the summer, United had to cancel a large portion of its schedule at its major hubs.^ Over the summer, United had to cancel a large portion of its schedule at its major hubs.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ That same year, United opened a major hub at Los Angeles International Airport .
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ "United Airlines, a unit of UAL Corp., said it canceled about 1,000 flights over the three-day period, out of a total schedule of 9,000 departures."
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

.Eventually, CEO Jim Goodwin and the rest of the management had to get the pilots back in the cockpits and quickly offered the pilots a 48% increase over four years with up to 28% upfront.^ Eventually, CEO Jim Goodwin and the rest of the management had to get the pilots back in the cockpits and quickly offered the pilots a 48% increase over four years with up to 28% upfront.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ At first the pilots will hold the line and try to get back to a better time of high wages, but then someone will cut the line and offer up his services at 10% less than the party line, and .
  • Slashdot Technology Story | United Paper Shuffle 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC tech.slashdot.org [Source type: General]

^ United got back up and running pretty quickly while Delta was a bit slower to get started.
  • United » Tag Archive » The Wandering Aramean 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC boardingarea.com [Source type: General]

September 11, 2001

.As part of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, two United Airlines planes were hijacked by terrorists affiliated with al-Qaeda.^ September 11, 2001 .
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ United Airlines shopping for new planes .
  • United Airlines | Company News & Executive Profiles | BNET 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC resources.bnet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ As part of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks , two United Airlines planes were hijacked by terrorists affiliated with al-Qaeda .
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.One aircraft was a Boeing 767-222 (Flight 175) that crashed into the South Tower of the World Trade Center in New York City and the other was a Boeing 757-222 (Flight 93) that crashed in rural Pennsylvania.^ One aircraft was a Boeing 767-222 ( Flight 175 ) that crashed into the South Tower of the World Trade Center in New York City and the other was a Boeing 757-222 ( Flight 93 ) that crashed in rural Pennsylvania.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In New York City there were also a large number of flights canceled.
  • United » Tag Archive » The Wandering Aramean 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC boardingarea.com [Source type: General]

^ From left to right: The World Trade Center, Pentagon, and Flight 93 crash.

.Flight 93 was suspected to have been directed towards the United States Capitol building according to the United States Department of Homeland Security.^ Where is the wreckage of Flight United 93?

^ United Airlines Flight 93 .
  • United Airlines Flight 93 -Debunk 9/11 Myths 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.debunk911myths.org [Source type: News]

^ Debris from the crash of United Airlines Flight 93 was found 2 miles away around Indian Lake, as well as some debris 8 miles away in New Baltimore.
  • United Airlines Flight 93 -Debunk 9/11 Myths 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.debunk911myths.org [Source type: News]

Bankruptcy and reorganization

.With a strong presence on the West coast, United benefited from the dot-com boom which boosted traffic (especially premium traffic) to the San Francisco hub.^ United Airlines operates more than 3,300 flights a day to more than 200 U.S. domestic and international destinations from its hubs in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Denver, Chicago and Washington.
  • United Airlines (UA) - Cheap United Airlines Flights - ZUJI 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.zuji.com.au [Source type: General]

^ At first glance, a relationship makes sense because America West has strong roots--and routes--in the West, while US Airways is a player on the East Coast.

^ Making good on it's June announcement to reduce its fleet , " United Airlines (Chicago) will retire its last Boeing 737 on October 28 at the San Francisco hub after 41.5 years of faithful service."
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

.This increase was only temporary and when the bubble finally burst, United was in a worse position than before because it had failed to keep costs under control, possibly due to giving its pilots pay raises of up to 28% in the summer of 2000.[29] Coupled with a battered network, the September 11 attacks and skyrocketing oil prices, the company lost $2.14 billion in 2001 on revenues of $16.14 billion.^ September 11, 2001 .
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ This increase was only temporary and when the 'bubble' finally burst United was in a worse position than before because it had failed to keep costs under control, for example giving its pilots pay raises of up to 28% in the summer of 2000.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Coupled with a battered network (after the dot-com bust), the September 11 attacks , and skyrocketing oil prices, the company lost $2.14 billion in 2001 on revenues of $16.14 billion.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In the same year United applied for a $1.5 billion loan guarantee from the federal Air Transportation Stabilization Board established in the wake of the September 11 attacks.^ The September 11, 2001 attacks.

^ In the same year United applied for a $1.5 billion loan guarantee from the federal Air Transportation Stabilization Board established in the wake of the September 11 attacks .
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ As you know, the post-9/11 Airline Transportation Stabilization Act authorized the establishment of a $10-billion loan guarantee program designed to financially assist ailing airlines in the aftermath of that tragic event.

.When the IAM failed to approve the loan guarantee — while all other unions approved it — the application was rejected in late 2002 and the company was forced to seek debtor-in-possession financing from commercial sources to cover the expected future losses.^ When the IAM (a union comprised of ground service workers and mechanics) failed to approve the loan guarantee (while all other unions approved the loan guarantee), the application was rejected in late 2002 and the company was forced to seek debtor-in-possession financing from commercial sources to cover the expected future losses.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ BACKGROUND As you are aware United Airlines entered into bankruptcy in December 2002 citing their inability to secure an ATSB loan guarantee.

^ While the ATSB was unaware that the executives failed to disclose to their Board of Directors that the Loan application they submitted to the ATSB was materially different from the one presented to the UAL Board of Directors.

.United made several attempts to obtain the government loans, even enlisting several congressmen and senators for help.^ United tried several times to obtain the government loans, even enlisting several congressmen and senators for help.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In direct negotiations with the UK government, United also obtained rights to fly to Heathrow from Chicagothe only Heathrow rights provided to a US carrier subsequent to the Bermuda II Treaty.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The controller attempted again to raise United 93 several times, with no response.
  • United Airlines Flight 93 -Debunk 9/11 Myths 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.debunk911myths.org [Source type: News]

.The government rejected the application claiming United "could probably obtain the $2 billion in financing it needs to emerge from protection without a federal loan guarantee"[30].^ BACKGROUND As you are aware United Airlines entered into bankruptcy in December 2002 citing their inability to secure an ATSB loan guarantee.

^ EEOC sues United over handling of disabled workers Jun 4 2009 2:28PM The federal government is suing United Airlines, saying it failed to move workers who became disabled into jobs they could still perform.
  • United Airlines News | KXNet.com Bismarck Mandan North Dakota 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.kxnet.com [Source type: News]

^ "United is among several airlines analysts are watching for potential cash problems that could lead to bankruptcy protection in a worst-case scenario.
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

.Unable to secure additional capital, UAL Corporation filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in December 2002. The ESOP was terminated, although by then its shares had become virtually worthless.^ With the denial of the monies, United Airlines filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

^ Unable to secure additional capital, UAL Corporation filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in December 2002.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Companies that have filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy .
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Blame for the bankruptcy has fallen on the events of September 11, which triggered financial crisis in all the major North American airlines, coupled with the economic slowdown that was underway.^ Blame for the bankruptcy has fallen on the events of September 11, which triggered financial crisis in all the major North American airlines, coupled with the economic slowdown that was underway.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ However bad the "major" American airlines are however, there are some good ones, like Virgin America and JetBlue.
  • » United Airlines shows how NOT to “fly the friendly skies”. A very sad incident. - SimpliFlying || Aviation :: Branding :: Technology || Airline marketing, airline brand management, social media, Web 2.0 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC simpliflying.com [Source type: Original source]

^ September 11, 2001: United Airlines Orders No New Takeoffs, at Least for International Flights .

[8]
.United continued operations during its bankruptcy, but was forced to cut its costs drastically.^ United continued operations during its bankruptcy, but was forced to cut its costs drastically.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ "'If this environment continues, we will have no choice but to be smaller,' John Tague, executive vice president and chief operating officer at United Airlines, said during the Chicago-based carrier's annual shareholders meeting Thursday."
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

^ This has been the principal problem with United Airlines, even during the time I was there: They were a great operational airline.
  • » United Airlines shows how NOT to “fly the friendly skies”. A very sad incident. - SimpliFlying || Aviation :: Branding :: Technology || Airline marketing, airline brand management, social media, Web 2.0 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC simpliflying.com [Source type: Original source]

.Tens of thousands of workers were furloughed, and all city ticket offices in the US closed.^ No US airline in any US airport issues paper tickets anymore -- it's all electronic.
  • » United Airlines shows how NOT to “fly the friendly skies”. A very sad incident. - SimpliFlying || Aviation :: Branding :: Technology || Airline marketing, airline brand management, social media, Web 2.0 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC simpliflying.com [Source type: Original source]

^ With wars going on all over and people being forced into tent cities in the US the only protest song is about airline baggage handlers.
  • Singer gets his revenge on United Airlines and soars to fame | News | guardian.co.uk 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ Workers (almost exclusively women, but of all ages), were gabbing away while flipping through these piles of tickets.
  • Slashdot Technology Story | United Paper Shuffle 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC tech.slashdot.org [Source type: General]

.The airline canceled several existing and planned routes, and eliminated its entire Latin American gateway and flight crew base at Miami International Airport after March 1, 2004. In 2003, United abandoned its maintenance hubs in Oakland and Indianapolis, even though maintenance was less expensive in Indianapolis, and transferred work to its San Francisco Maintenance Operations Center.^ "United plans to eliminate 600 more flight attendant jobs".
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

^ United Airlines Cancels 31 Flights .
  • The Consumerist: United Airlines Archives 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC consumerist.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The airline canceled several existing and planned routes, and eliminated its entire Latin American gateway and flight crew base at Miami International Airport after March 1, 2004.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Furthermore, they reduced their mainline fleet from 557 (before 9/11) to 460 aircraft.^ Furthermore, they reduced their mainline fleet from 557 (before 9/11) to 460 aircraft.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ They suggested I call back or they would contact me when they knew something.” According to her own description, Deena appears to make this call shortly before 11:00 a.m.

^ United Economy (Domestic) is available on all aircraft in United's mainline fleet.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.At the same time, the airline continued to invest in new projects.^ At the same time, the airline continued to invest in new projects.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ At the same time, United Airlines disclosed its agreement with the City of Chicago to relocate a cargo facility to make room for new runway construction, raising $163 million in the process.
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

^ Yes, airlines need to have some human aspect when dealing with customers but at the same time, customers need to understand the concept of flying as a privilege and not a right.
  • » United Airlines shows how NOT to “fly the friendly skies”. A very sad incident. - SimpliFlying || Aviation :: Branding :: Technology || Airline marketing, airline brand management, social media, Web 2.0 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC simpliflying.com [Source type: Original source]

.On November 12, 2003, it launched a new low-cost carrier, Ted, to compete with other low-cost airlines.^ On November 12, 2003, it launched a new low-cost carrier , Ted , to compete with other low-cost airlines.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ If you are traveling with certain types of sporting equipment, you should expect to pay a fee on Allegiant and some other carriers, though the fees and types of equipment vary by airline.
  • Pay United Airlines $249; check two bags for a year | Business - The News Tribune | Seattle-Tacoma News, Weather, Sports, Jobs, Homes and Cars | South Puget Sound's Destination 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.thenewstribune.com [Source type: News]

^ SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News “SANS provides top instructors; that is what separates SANS from all other learning opportunities.” Todd Greenlaw, Telus .
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

In 2004 it launched its luxury "p.s." (for "premium service") service on re-configured 757s from JFK Airport in New York City to Los Angeles and San Francisco. .The service was targeted to business customers and high-end leisure customers in the coast-to-coast market.^ I explain that as a business owner, I do not always see what the customer experience truly is for those using my product or service.
  • » United Airlines shows how NOT to “fly the friendly skies”. A very sad incident. - SimpliFlying || Aviation :: Branding :: Technology || Airline marketing, airline brand management, social media, Web 2.0 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC simpliflying.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Here are a couple of happy endings to recent customer service issues involving United Airlines.
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

^ This wasn't an issue of "customer service" - this was an attempt at violation of contract, at the customer's end.
  • » United Airlines shows how NOT to “fly the friendly skies”. A very sad incident. - SimpliFlying || Aviation :: Branding :: Technology || Airline marketing, airline brand management, social media, Web 2.0 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC simpliflying.com [Source type: Original source]

.Financial pressure on the airline was heavy.^ Financial pressure on the airline was heavy.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The SARS epidemic in 2003 depressed traffic on United's extensive Pacific network.^ The SARS epidemic in 2003 depressed traffic on United's extensive Pacific network.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ United operates an extensive domestic route network concentrated in the Midwest and western United States.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Dropoffs in United's two biggest categories included North American traffic, down 10 percent, and Pacific traffic, down 17.1 percent."
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

.The soaring cost of jet fuel ate away remaining profits United made.^ The soaring cost of jet fuel ate away remaining profits United made.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ United Airlines' liquidity initiatives for Q4 are mentioned in this article along with lower fuel costs leading to a better outlook for the airline.
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

^ This article shows Jet Blue posting profits as United Airlines and others in the airline industry post losses.
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

.United implemented several fare hikes on overseas routes, citing rising fuel costs, in 2004 and 2005. Two days after its triumphant first flight to Vietnam, United announced that it would cut U.S. flight capacity by 14% after the holidays and add more international flights, which were more profitable.^ Two days after its triumphant first flight to Vietnam , United announced that it would cut U.S. flight capacity by 14% after the holidays and add more international flights, which were more profitable.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ At the same time, United Airlines will cut some international flights .
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

^ United announces two appointments .
  • United Airlines | Company News & Executive Profiles | BNET 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC resources.bnet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.United took advantage of its Chapter 11 status to negotiate hard-to-cut costs with employees, suppliers, and contractors, including cancellation of feeder contracts with United Express Atlantic Coast Airlines (which became Independence Air) and Air Wisconsin (which became a US Airways Express carrier).^ United Airlines Cancels 31 Flights .
  • The Consumerist: United Airlines Archives 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC consumerist.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ United took advantage of its Chapter 11 status to negotiate hard-to-cut costs with employees, suppliers, and contractors, including cancellation of feeder contracts with United Express Atlantic Coast Airlines (which became Independence Air ) and Air Wisconsin (which became a US Airways Express carrier).
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ With the denial of the monies, United Airlines filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

.Most controversial of all, however, was the 2005 cancellation of its pension plan, the largest such default in U.S. corporate history.^ Most controversial of all, however, was the 2005 cancellation of its pension plan, the largest such default in U.S. corporate history.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ This was the largest and most costly pension termination in US History.

^ So then United, in an effort to prove how horrible they are, cancelled all of their employees' pensions .
  • Boycott United Airlines - Blogcritics Culture 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC blogcritics.org [Source type: General]

.It renegotiated its contracts with the pilots' and mechanics' unions and the Association of Flight Attendants for lower pay.^ It renegotiated its contracts with the pilots' and mechanics' unions and the Association of Flight Attendants for lower pay.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ United Airlines and its ramp workers and machinist unions are reportedly near a deal to settle their disputes over lowering costs on existing union contracts.

^ United Flight Attendants will join them in solidarity for a fair Contract and coordinated efforts to lift the standard for Flight Attendants across the industry."
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

Criticism was also leveled at the CEO, Glenn Tilton, for demanding pay cuts from employees while receiving the highest salary of any major U.S. airline CEO.[31]
.Originally slated to exit bankruptcy protection after 2½ years in the third quarter of 2005, United requested yet another extension in light of record-high fuel prices.^ It is for these reasons, after nearly four years of frustrating attempts to help expose possible criminal wrongdoing in the United Airlines bankruptcy, that I resorted to the drastic measure of legally embracing the rights, responsibilities and protections afforded by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 in declaring, yet another time, myself to be a federal whistleblower.

^ Yet another way of United Airlines getting out of their responsibility of "Free" ticket rewards.
  • Boycott United Airlines - Blogcritics Culture 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC blogcritics.org [Source type: General]

^ The even worse news is that most of the remaining airlines will probably follow suit with the exception Southwest who locked in their fuel prices several years ago.
  • The Consumerist: United Airlines Archives 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC consumerist.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.On August 26, 2005, the bankruptcy court extended the airline's exclusive right to file a reorganization plan to November 1, although it also stated firmly this extension would be the last.^ This action provides a pattern of behavior that would be consistent with the withholding of an assets true underlying value in the Bankruptcy court.

^ May 2008 March 2008 February 2008 September 2007 August 2007 July 2007 June 2007 May 2007 April 2007 March 2007 February 2007 January 2007 December 2006 November 2006 October 2006 September 2006 August 2006 July 2006 June 2006 May 2006 April 2006 March 2006 February 2006 January 2006 December 2005 November 2005 October 2005 September 2005 August 2005 July 2005 June 2005 May 2005 April 2005 March 2005 Recent Entries .

^ With the denial of the monies, United Airlines filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

United announced at the same time it had raised $3 billion in exit financing and filed its Plan of Reorganization, as announced, on September 7, 2005.
.The bankruptcy court approved the restructuring plan on January 20, 2006, clearing the way for United to exit bankruptcy on February 1, 2006, and finally return to normal operations.^ United Airlines Scores Best in On Time Performance for January among the 20 largest US carriers.
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

^ Operations are financed largely by insurance premiums paid by companies that sponsor pension plans and by investment returns.

^ [January 27, 2009] President Obama mentioned United Airlines' recent layoffs in a press conference yesterday during which he introduced his economic recovery plan.
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

Beyond Chapter 11

.On December 9, 2004, the airline made history when UA869 (747-400) landed at Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam.^ Dec 18 2009 5:51PM A United Airlines flight made an unscheduled landing in Belgrade so a passenger could receive emergency medical attention.
  • United Airlines News | KXNet.com Bismarck Mandan North Dakota 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.kxnet.com [Source type: News]
  • United Airlines News | KXNet.com Dickinson North Dakota 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC www.kxnet.com [Source type: News]

^ Successful 787 Dreamliner landing may spell end of United Airlines 747.
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

^ A United Airlines flight from Washington DC to Chicago made an emergency landing in Pittsburgh last week with Senator Roland Burris aboard.
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

The scheduled flight from San Francisco via Hong Kong (SFO-HKG-SGN) was the first by a U.S. airline since the end of the Vietnam War, when Pan Am halted service shortly before the fall of Saigon in 1975[32]
United's management have called for consolidation in the industry. .The Wall Street Journal revealed on December 12, 2006, that Continental Airlines was in merger discussions with United.^ But the Wall Street Journal sees it differently.
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

^ Merger discussions with Continental and US Airways .
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Wall Street Journal revealed on December 12, 2006 that Continental Airlines was in merger discussions with United.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.A deal was not "certain or imminent," with the talks being in a preliminary state.^ A deal was not "certain or imminent," with the talks being in a preliminary state.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[33][34] .On April 4, 2007, United and British carrier BMI announced that they would 'effectively merge their trans-Atlantic operations', which would involve strengthening their alliance to a level far more intimate than its current code-share alliance.^ On April 4, 2007, United and British carrier BMI announced that they would 'effectively merge their trans-Atlantic operations', which would involve strengthening their alliance to a level far more intimate than its current code-share alliance.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ United Airlines now has a new partner so more code sharing.
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

^ Hey they are indifferent for far more urgent things than that.
  • Smashed guitar, YouTube song — United is listening now - Travel - LATimes.com 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC travel.latimes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[35][36] The merged operations would begin in March 2008, if approved. .On May 3, 2007, United acquired an equity stake in its longtime partner Aloha Airlines.^ TO) and partners United Airlines, a unit of UAL Corp.
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

^ The PBGC was given a $1.5 billion stake in United when the airline reminted its previously worthless shares, equivalent to 23.4% of all outstanding shares and making it the largest shareholder at the time.

^ By Ben Popken on August 7, 2008 3:04 PM 13584 views Joe may have uncovered a deceptive policy at United Airlines that's screwing over customers.
  • The Consumerist: United Airlines Archives 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC consumerist.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[37] .On June 14, 2007, CFO Jake Brace said his company is still looking to tie the knot with a suitable merger partner.^ June 5th, 2007, 14:57 .
  • United Airlines FA's Scoff At Airline's Passenger Rights Pla - Jetcareers 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC forums.jetcareers.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ June 5th, 2007, 14:51 .
  • United Airlines FA's Scoff At Airline's Passenger Rights Pla - Jetcareers 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC forums.jetcareers.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ On June 14, 2007, CFO Jake Brace said his company is still looking to tie the knot with a suitable merger partner.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[38]
.In 2009, United Airlines entered into an extensive partnership with Continental Airlines.^ On June 19, 2008, United Airlines announced an extensive partnership with Continental Airlines .
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ [August 18, 2009] The partnership between United Airlines and Continental is now official.
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

^ BACKGROUND As you are aware United Airlines entered into bankruptcy in December 2002 citing their inability to secure an ATSB loan guarantee.

.This partnership includes codeshare and frequent flyer agreements.^ This partnership will include codeshare and frequent flyer agreements.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.As a part of the agreement, Continental left the Delta-led SkyTeam alliance to join United's Star Alliance.^ Brussels Airlines joins Star Alliance.
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

^ Also, Continental has decided to leave SkyTeam to join the Star Alliance and streamline the new agreements with United.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Continental joins Star Alliance on October 27.
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

.Elite members of each airline's frequent flyer program receive benefits on both airlines.^ Frequent flyer program .
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Elite frequent flyers will skip the charge.
  • The Consumerist: United Airlines Archives 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC consumerist.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ They announced yesterday that after four months of crediting Mileage Plus members with actual miles flown instead of a minimum of 500, the airline will reinstate the old program for "elite" members.
  • The Consumerist: United Airlines Archives 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC consumerist.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Recent news

.As of September 2007, United's largest owner was Bank of America, and Fidelity Investments became the second largest owner by acquiring an 11 percent stake in the company.^ As of September 2007, United's largest owner was Bank of America , and Fidelity Investments became the second largest owner by acquiring an 11 percent stake in the company.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The PBGC was given a $1.5 billion stake in United when the airline reminted its previously worthless shares, equivalent to 23.4% of all outstanding shares and making it the largest shareholder at the time.

^ On May 3, 2007 United acquired an equity stake in its longtime partner Aloha Airlines [ 32 ] .
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[39]
.On September 25, 2007, United received permission from the FAA for non-stop service from SFO to Guangzhou, China starting in April 2008. Its application to fly between Los Angeles and Shanghai in 2009 was denied.^ Its application to fly between Los Angeles and Shanghai in 2009 was denied.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ On September 25, 2007 United received permission from the FAA for non-stop service from SFO to Guangzhou, China starting in April 2008.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ D on April 15, 2009 10:07 AM I will never fly united again!
  • United to charge obese for 2nd seat - Chicago Breaking News 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC www.chicagobreakingnews.com [Source type: Original source]

.Due to the impact of higher fuel costs it was announced on April 14, 2008, that this route would be delayed for at least one year.^ Due to the impact of higher fuel costs it was announced on April 14, 2008 that this route would be delayed for one year.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Two days after its triumphant first flight to Vietnam , United announced that it would cut U.S. flight capacity by 14% after the holidays and add more international flights, which were more profitable.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I've been 1K for three years running, and flew at least two full-fare business class flights overseas from the U.S. in 2008.
  • Conor's Web Log of Esoterica: United's Global Services 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC conorcahill.blogspot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.United has been investigating significant potential changes to its corporate structure.^ United has been investigating significant potential changes to its corporate structure.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Ferris changed United's parent company's name from UAL Corporation to Allegis in February, 1987 but the name change was short lived.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ United Airlines' revised fee structure reminded me of its significance.
  • A Letter to United Airlines 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC surfermag.com [Source type: General]

The initiatives under consideration include:[40]
  • Divesting of the Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul operations at SFO.
  • Spinning off the cargo division.
  • Spinning off the Mileage Plus frequent flier program.
.On November 14, 2007, Pardus Capital Management LP, a hedge fund that owns 7 million shares of Delta and 5.6 million shares of United, called for the two carriers to merge.^ On November 14, 2007, Pardus Capital Management LP , a hedge fund that owns 7 million shares of Delta and 5.6 million shares of United, called for the two carriers to merge.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ United's management have called for consolidation in the industry.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Two days after its triumphant first flight to Vietnam , United announced that it would cut U.S. flight capacity by 14% after the holidays and add more international flights, which were more profitable.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.This action sent shares of both airlines up.^ This action sent shares of both airlines up.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Continental's move into the Star Alliance included a code-share agreement with United Airlines that lets both carriers sell seats on each others flights.
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

^ Following up on United Airlines new credit card policy , USA Today reports "The American Society of Travel Agents has sent a letter to United asking it to reverse its action.
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

.However, the two airlines quickly denied official talks of any merger.^ Speculation about merger talks resuming between United Airlines and Continental with Kellner stepping down.
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

^ Jan-10 11:41 AM) Airline alliances and merger talk eclipses bankruptcy .
  • Profile on United Airlines | Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.centreforaviation.com [Source type: News]

^ [August 28, 2009] Airline industry analysts predict bankruptcy and merger talks heading into fall season.
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

[41][42][43]
.In February 2008, UAL Corporation and Continental Airlines began advanced stages of merger negotiations and were expected to announce their decision in the immediate aftermath of a definitive merger agreement between rival Delta Air Lines and Northwest Airlines.^ In February 2008, UAL Corporation and Continental Airlines began advanced stages of merger negotiations and were expected to announce their decision in the immediate aftermath of a definitive merger agreement between rival Delta Air Lines and Northwest Airlines .
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ "A close relationship between Continental and United Airlines, a unit of UAL Corp.
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

^ Delta Air Lines says no.

[44] .The timing of the events was notable because Northwest's golden shares in Continental (that gave Northwest veto authority against any merger involving Continental) could be redeemed, freeing Continental to pursue a marriage with United.^ The timing of the events was notable because Northwest's golden shares in Continental (that gave Northwest veto authority against any merger involving Continental) could be redeemed, freeing Continental to pursue a marriage with United.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ On April 27, 2008, Continental broke off merger negotiations with United and stated it was going to stand alone.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Continental says merger with United still possible .
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

.On April 27, 2008, Continental broke off merger negotiations with United and stated it was going to stand alone.^ On April 27, 2008, Continental broke off merger negotiations with United and stated it was going to stand alone.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ [February 16, 2009] The "virtual merger" between United Airlines and Continental is again in the news, this time in an article about gate shuffling at O'Hare Airport in Chicago.
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

^ In February 2008, UAL Corporation and Continental Airlines began advanced stages of merger negotiations and were expected to announce their decision in the immediate aftermath of a definitive merger agreement between rival Delta Air Lines and Northwest Airlines .
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[45] Despite ending merger talks, Continental has announced that it will join United in the Star Alliance[46]
.On February 19, 2008, Westin Hotels & Resorts announced a refreshed partnership with United where Westin will provide products from their Heavenly Bed line on p.s.^ On June 19, 2008, United Airlines announced an extensive partnership with Continental Airlines .
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ On February 19, 2008, Westin Hotels & Resorts announced a refreshed partnership with United where Westin will provide products from their Heavenly Bed line on p.s.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In February 2008, UAL Corporation and Continental Airlines began advanced stages of merger negotiations and were expected to announce their decision in the immediate aftermath of a definitive merger agreement between rival Delta Air Lines and Northwest Airlines .
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

routes.
.In May 2008, the American Customer Satisfaction Index scored United Airlines second-last among US-based airlines in customer satisfaction with a 21% decrease since the study began in 1994 and a 11% decrease over the previous year.^ This unhappy customer is done with United Airlines.
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

^ American Airlines and United Airlines are reported unclaimed.

^ United Airlines remains in last place.
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

[47]
.On June 12, 2008, United announced it would charge $15 for the first checked bag, becoming the second United States airline to do so, the first being American Airlines.^ United will now charge $25 to check the first bag and $35 for the second.
  • United Airlines News | KXNet.com Bismarck Mandan North Dakota 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.kxnet.com [Source type: News]
  • United Airlines News | KXNet.com Dickinson North Dakota 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC www.kxnet.com [Source type: News]

^ United Airlines has announced that they will begin charging $15 for the first checked bag.
  • The Consumerist: United Airlines Archives 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC consumerist.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ American Airlines and United Airlines are reported unclaimed.

[48] .The charges, while not affecting every United flight, were created in an effort to offset high fuel prices.^ The charges, while not affecting every United flight, were created in an effort to offset high fuel prices.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ United Flight Attendants will join them in solidarity for a fair Contract and coordinated efforts to lift the standard for Flight Attendants across the industry."
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

^ Get an automatic Price Assurance refund , if another Orbitz customer books the same United Airlines flight deal for less.
  • United Airlines Travel and United Airlines Vacation Orbitz 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC www.orbitz.com [Source type: General]

.On June 28, 2008, United announced the cessation of several international routes including San Francisco-Nagoya and Chicago-Mexico City.^ On June 28, 2008, United announced the cessation of several international routes including San Francisco - Nagoya and Chicago - Mexico City .
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ On June 4, 2008, United announced it would close its Ted unit.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ If you live in a city with a lot of United elites (Chicago, San Francisco, DC, Denver, for starters…) and you’re “just” a Premier, say adios to hot nuts.

[49][50][51]
.On September 8, 2008, the price of UAL shares fell by nearly 99% in fifteen minutes to $0.01 US amid rumors of another bankruptcy, before NASDAQ temporarily halted trading.^ Figure about another fifteen minutes."
  • AirDisaster.Com: Investigation: United Airlines Flight 173 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.airdisaster.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ By Ben Popken on September 11, 2008 1:38 PM 6863 views Here's what really happened with United Airlines' stock losing 99% of its value on that bankruptcy story from 2002 that people though was new.
  • The Consumerist: United Airlines Archives 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC consumerist.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Fifteen minutes is gonna -- really run us low on fuel here."
  • AirDisaster.Com: Investigation: United Airlines Flight 173 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.airdisaster.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The rumors were traced to an old story on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel website about the 2002 bankruptcy being picked up by Google News and subsequently presented by Bloomberg LP as breaking story.^ The rumors were traced to an old story on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel website about the 2002 bankruptcy being picked up by Google News and subsequently presented by Bloomberg LP as breaking story.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Surely this story's about 3 months old.
  • Singer gets his revenge on United Airlines and soars to fame | News | guardian.co.uk 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ This story is about 8 weeks old.
  • Singer gets his revenge on United Airlines and soars to fame | News | guardian.co.uk 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: News]

.The share price subsequently recovered most of its value.^ The share price subsequently recovered most of its value.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[52] .On February 1, 2006, United emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection under which it had operated since December 9, 2002, the largest and longest airline bankruptcy case in the history of the industry.^ Frontier Airlines to emerge from bankruptcy under Republic.
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

^ With the denial of the monies, United Airlines filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

^ On February 1, 2006, United emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection under which it had operated since December 9, 2002, the largest and longest airline bankruptcy case in the history of the industry.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[53]
.On April 27, 2008, it was reported that UAL Corporation and US Airways Group, Inc. were in the advanced stages of merger negotiations as well.^ On April 27, 2008 it was reported that UAL Corporation and US Airways Group, Inc.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Merger discussions with Continental and US Airways .
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In February 2008, UAL Corporation and Continental Airlines began advanced stages of merger negotiations and were expected to announce their decision in the immediate aftermath of a definitive merger agreement between rival Delta Air Lines and Northwest Airlines .
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Sources stated that a merger was expected to be announced within two weeks of the report.^ Sources stated that a merger was expected to be announced within two weeks of the report.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ As Aero-News reported last week, United executives announced the new policy to handle ground delays and named extraordinary delays, "flights of note."
  • United Airlines FA's Scoff At Airline's Passenger Rights Pla - Jetcareers 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC forums.jetcareers.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The last-minute specials are sent out once or twice a week and typically expire within one or two hours.
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

[54] .United pilots vociferously rejected the proposal and vowed to fight it.^ United pilots vociferously rejected the proposal and vowed to fight it.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ United Airways vows to fight off 'business rivalry' case.
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

[55] .Star Alliance co-founder Lufthansa Airlines CEO Wolfgang Mayrhuber threw his support behind a marriage of partner carriers United and US Airways.^ In 1997, United co-founded the Star Alliance with Air Canada , Lufthansa , SAS and Thai Airways .
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Star Alliance co-founder Lufthansa Airlines CEO Wolfgang Mayrhuber threw his support behind a marriage of partner carriers United and US Airways.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Tilton was now CEO of United Airlines.

[56]
.On June 4, 2008, United announced it would close its Ted unit.^ On June 4, 2008, United announced it would close its Ted unit.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ On February 19, 2008, Westin Hotels & Resorts announced a refreshed partnership with United where Westin will provide products from their Heavenly Bed line on p.s.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Two days after its triumphant first flight to Vietnam , United announced that it would cut U.S. flight capacity by 14% after the holidays and add more international flights, which were more profitable.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[57] and reconfigure them for a return to .mainline configuration to compensate the removal of United's Boeing 737s that were to be retired.^ The ex-Ted Airbus aircraft will be reconfigured and returned to mainline configuration; to compensate the removal of United's Boeing 737s that are set to be retired, reducing the mainline fleet from 460 to 360 aircraft and furthering the airline's goal of cutting domestic capacity by 15 percent.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ To cut down on money going out of the franchise, United is retiring its entire Boeing 737 fleet.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ [April 6, 2009] " United Airlines is retiring all 94 of its Boeing 737s by the end of this year" and the Arizona desert is becoming one big parking lot.
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

.That retirement plan included Boeing 737s and Boeing 747s, reducing the mainline fleet from 460 to 360 aircraft and furthering the airline's goal of cutting domestic capacity by 15 percent.^ Furthermore, they reduced their mainline fleet from 557 (before 9/11) to 460 aircraft.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ United Economy (Domestic) is available on all aircraft in United's mainline fleet.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The ex-Ted Airbus aircraft will be reconfigured and returned to mainline configuration; to compensate the removal of United's Boeing 737s that are set to be retired, reducing the mainline fleet from 460 to 360 aircraft and furthering the airline's goal of cutting domestic capacity by 15 percent.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.On January 6, 2009, Ted ended operations converting its entire fleet into United mainline fleet.^ All Ted flights were changed into United mainline flights.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ On January 6, 2009 Ted ended operations converting its entire fleet into United mainline fleet.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ To cut down on money going out of the franchise, United is retiring its entire Boeing 737 fleet.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.All Ted flights were changed into United mainline flights.^ All Ted flights were changed into United mainline flights.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ United offers in-flight entertainment on all mainline aircraft.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ A computer outage grounded all United Airlines flights there.
  • United Airlines News | KXNet.com Bismarck Mandan North Dakota 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.kxnet.com [Source type: News]

.The fleet reduction was completed on January 5, 2010 with the grounding of the last 747[58].^ Voice of Reason on January 26, 2010 9:35 PM This is a completely reasonable solution.
  • United to charge obese for 2nd seat - Chicago Breaking News 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC www.chicagobreakingnews.com [Source type: Original source]

^ WORLDWIDE TIMETABLE • January 1, 2010 – March 14, 2010 Flight Information United Fleet No matter where you sit on a United flight, we are dedicated to making you feel at home.
  • United Airlines Timetable and Schedule 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC www.docstoc.com [Source type: Reference]

.In January 2009, United announced a code-sharing agreement with Aer Lingus for flights between Washington Dulles International Airport and Madrid, Spain.^ Earlier this year, United announced new service to Madrid from Washington/Dulles.
  • United Airlines | Travel News from Cheapflights.com 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC news.cheapflights.com [Source type: General]

^ United Airlines announces inaugural flight of Washington Dulles-Dubai service .
  • United Airlines | Company News & Executive Profiles | BNET 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC resources.bnet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Star Alliance/Code-Share flight.
  • United Airlines Timetable and Schedule 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC www.docstoc.com [Source type: Reference]

Aer Lingus will operate the service, which is permitted under recent open skies agreements between the US and EU.[59]
.As of May 2009, the U.S. Department of Transportation rated UAL eleventh among 19 US carriers in lost, damaged, delayed or pilfered baggage with 3.67 complaints per 1,000 passengers.^ By the way: In the U.S. Department of Transportation’s tally of lost, damaged, delayed or pilfered baggage in April 2009, United ranked 10th among 19 carriers, with 13,517 “baggage reports” among 4.03 million passengers.
  • Smashed guitar, YouTube song — United is listening now - Travel - LATimes.com 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC travel.latimes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ As of May, 2009, the U.S. Department of Transportation rated UAL eleventh among 19 US carriers in lost, damaged, delayed or pilfered baggage with 3.67 complaints per 1,000 passengers.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Here are some nuggets from the U.S. Department of Transportation report covering reports of lost, damaged, delayed or pilfered during April, 2009: Among 19 major carriers, Airtran Airways had the lowest rate of complaints, 1.42 “reports” per 1,000 passengers.
  • Smashed guitar, YouTube song — United is listening now - Travel - LATimes.com 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC travel.latimes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[60] .In July 2009, a viral music video, "United Breaks Guitars"[61] was released about a disputed damaged baggage claim with the airline.^ The video went up on July 9, 2009.
  • United Airlines Looks like a Player Hater | The Big Fat Marketing Blog 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC bigfatmarketingblog.com [Source type: General]

^ [August 5, 2009] United Airlines passenger traffic improved in July.
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

^ [July 10, 2009] United Airlines slapped with federal fines .
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

.United said it would like to use the video as a staff training tool to help the company improve its internal "corporate culture" relating to its customer relations in that area of its services.^ When United Airline luggage handlers broke Dave Carroll's guitar and a customer service rep bureaucratically weaseled out of fixing the problem, Carroll did what any angry consumer now does: He made a YouTube video.
  • United Airlines | Company News & Executive Profiles | BNET 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC resources.bnet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ "Fashionable, functional uniforms will be designed for United flight attendants, pilots, customer service representatives, ramp service and maintenance employees" by Chicago-area native Cynthia Rowley.
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

^ While I agree management decisions and the culture of the organization have a huge impact on moral and quality-it is also time for some remedial training on who customer service folks really are working for--the customer!
  • » United Airlines shows how NOT to “fly the friendly skies”. A very sad incident. - SimpliFlying || Aviation :: Branding :: Technology || Airline marketing, airline brand management, social media, Web 2.0 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC simpliflying.com [Source type: Original source]

[62]
.On October 28, 2009, United flew its final Boeing 737 flight, as United Flight 737. The retirement flight flew from Washington-Dulles to San Francisco via Chicago-O'Hare, Denver, and Los Angeles, United's main hubs.^ Making good on it's June announcement to reduce its fleet , " United Airlines (Chicago) will retire its last Boeing 737 on October 28 at the San Francisco hub after 41.5 years of faithful service."
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

^ SCS will provide United Airlines with cargo services "for 3 airports - Los Angeles, San Francisco and Chicago-O’Hare" until 2012.
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

^ United Airlines: Chicago Flights from $125 .
  • United Airlines | Travel News from Cheapflights.com 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC news.cheapflights.com [Source type: General]

.United's 737 retirement was particularly significant, as it was the U.S. launch customer of the 737 family in 1967, and operated variants of the type for 42 years.^ United was the launch customer of the Boeing 777 and had significant input on its design.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ United Airlines Retires its Last 737 .
  • United Airlines | Travel News from Cheapflights.com 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC news.cheapflights.com [Source type: General]

^ To cut down on money going out of the franchise, United is retiring its entire Boeing 737 fleet.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Merger discussions with Continental and US Airways

.On April 28, 2008, United and US Airways reportedly were in advanced merger talks following the announcement that the board of Continental Airlines, another prospective merger partner, had voted not to pursue a merger with United.^ Merger discussions with Continental and US Airways .
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ On April 28, 2008, United and US Airways reportedly were in advanced merger talks following the announcement that the board of Continental Airlines , another prospective merger partner, had voted not to pursue a merger with United.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The timing of the events was notable because Northwest's golden shares in Continental (that gave Northwest veto authority against any merger involving Continental) could be redeemed, freeing Continental to pursue a marriage with United.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[63]
.On June 19, 2008, CEOs of both United Airlines and Continental Airlines signed a pact which possibly could eventually lead to a merger between the two airlines.^ Tilton was now CEO of United Airlines.

^ On June 19, 2008, CEOs of both United Airlines and Continental Airlines signed a pact which possibly could eventually lead to a merger between the two airlines.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ More on the 'merger' between United Airlines and Continental hit the news today.
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

.The alliance is an agreement to link international networks and share technology and passenger perks.^ The alliance is an agreement to link international networks and share technology and passenger perks.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ United Airlines spent $600K lobbying in Q1 on several issues related to international alliances, and on a bill that would guarantee passenger rights on delayed planes.
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

^ Generous upgrades and perks, and great options for redeeming miles on Star Alliance members for international trips.
  • United Airlines - O'Hare - Chicago, IL 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC www.yelp.com [Source type: General]

.This agreement is basically a "virtual merger" that will include many of the benefits of a merger without the actual costs and restructuring involved.^ This agreement is basically a "virtual merger" that will include many of the benefits of a merger without the actual costs and restructuring involved.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ "Their 'virtual merger' involves a host of cost cuts, including the sharing of airport facilities."
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

.The alliance will take effect in about a year after Delta Air Lines and Northwest Airlines complete their merger, as that will release Continental from the SkyTeam contract and allow for the required nine-month notice.^ The alliance will take effect in about a year after Delta Air Lines and Northwest Airlines complete their merger, as that will release Continental from the SkyTeam contract and allow for the required nine-month notice.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Delta Air Lines says no.

^ In February 2008, UAL Corporation and Continental Airlines began advanced stages of merger negotiations and were expected to announce their decision in the immediate aftermath of a definitive merger agreement between rival Delta Air Lines and Northwest Airlines .
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Additionally, Continental has joined the Star Alliance, as Delta and Northwest merged.^ Additionally, Continental has declared that they will join the Star Alliance , once Delta and Northwest merge.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Brussels Airlines joins Star Alliance.
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

^ Continental joins Star Alliance on October 27.
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

[64]

2009 recession, fuel efficiency issues and new jet orders

.
A United Airlines Boeing 767-300ER taking off from London Heathrow Airport, England.
^ Boeing 767-300ER .
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ United Airlines kicks off new service in London .
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

^ "United Airlines has asked Boeing Co.
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

(2007)
.In June 2009, United asked manufacturers Boeing and Airbus to submit proposals to sell the airline up to 150 jets in a winner-take-all competition.^ "United Airlines has asked Boeing Co.
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

^ Making good on it's June announcement to reduce its fleet , " United Airlines (Chicago) will retire its last Boeing 737 on October 28 at the San Francisco hub after 41.5 years of faithful service."
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

^ [October 14, 2009] United Airlines pilots elect new union leader.
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

.United is taking advantage of declining sales at both plane makers to reap steep price reductions; the large size of this prospective order will also influence pricing.^ United is taking advantage of declining sales at both plane makers to reap steep price reductions; the large size of this prospective order will also influence pricing.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ "United urged travelers flying to, from or through the mid-Atlantic and Northeast to take advantage of its travel waiver, as certain change fees have been waived for them."
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

^ They should also have a few extra large seats reserved for plus sized passengers only, at normal price.
  • United to charge obese for 2nd seat - Chicago Breaking News 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC www.chicagobreakingnews.com [Source type: Original source]

[65] The Wall Street Journal cited the average ages of four types of jets in United's fleet as follows:
  • Boeing 747 – 13 years
  • Boeing 777 – 10 years
  • Boeing 767 – 14 years
  • Boeing 757 – 17 years
On November 19, 2009, the Chicago Tribune reported that United was very close to making a decision on a widebody order by the end of 2009. Another competition for narrowbody orders will commence separately in early 2010.[66]

Fuel Burn Reduction Strategy

.On December 9, 2009, United officially announced orders for 25 Boeing 787-8 aircraft and 25 Airbus A350-900 XWB aircraft[67] The orders are worth $4 billion and $6 billion, respectively, at list prices.^ [December 9, 2009] United Airlines Places $10 Billion Plane Order.
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

^ On June 3 , 2009 , United announced they have submitted proposals to both Boeing and Airbus for an order for up to 150 new aircraft.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Although United has shown no interest in purchasing the Boeing 787 Dreamliner , they have expressed interest [ 69 ] in becoming the sole GoldCare maintenance, repair and overhaul provider for the aircraft.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.United's purpose is to reduce fuel burn on typical flights by up to one-third, saving 175 million gallons of fuel per year, and to simplify maintenance by reducing the number of classes of aircraft used on United's network.^ United used to have one star from me.
  • United Airlines - Southwest - Denver, CO 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC www.yelp.com [Source type: General]

^ I take 4 or 5 international flights per year.
  • Conor's Web Log of Esoterica: United's Global Services 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC conorcahill.blogspot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ United Flight 93, a Boeing 757 aircraft, is the flight number involved.

The 787 will replace the 767; the larger variant of the A350 will replace the 747. Ultimately, United intends to fly only two types of widebody aircraft: the 787 and A350, with variants of one or the other replacing the Boeing 777.[68]
.No specific timetable has been announced as to the replacement of the 777 fleet.^ WORLDWIDE TIMETABLE • January 1, 2010 – March 14, 2010 Flight Information United Fleet No matter where you sit on a United flight, we are dedicated to making you feel at home.
  • United Airlines Timetable and Schedule 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC www.docstoc.com [Source type: Reference]

.Narrow body replacement bids for the 737 and 757 fleet are expected to begin in 2010, with Embraer of Brazil and Bombardier of Canada participating along with Boeing and Airbus.^ Based at Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport and with Sichuan Airlines a major shareholder, United Eagle use a fleet of narrow-body Airbus aircraft to operate a network of domestic services within China.
  • Profile on United Eagle Airlines | Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.centreforaviation.com [Source type: News]

^ To cut down on money going out of the franchise, United is retiring its entire Boeing 737 fleet.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ United is in talks with Airbus and Boeing about a possible fourth quarter order for up to 150 airplanes to update its widebody fleet and replace its 757s.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[69]

Destinations

.United Airlines flies to 73 domestic destinations and 41 international destinations in 25 countries across Asia, Americas, Europe, Oceania, and Africa (from June 20) not including cities only served by United Express.^ Further information: United Airlines destinations .
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ United Airlines flies to 73 domestic destinations and 41 international destinations in 25 countries across Asia , Americas , Europe and Oceania , not including cities only served by United Express .
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ United Airlines is accused of over serving alcohol leading to domestic violence .
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

Route network

United's logo as seen at United hub Denver International Airport.
.United operates an extensive domestic route network concentrated in the Midwest and western United States.^ United operates an extensive domestic route network concentrated in the Midwest and western United States.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Using a large fleet of narrow and wide-body Airbus and Boeing aircraft, United Airlines operates an extensive domestic and regional network services within North America as well as international services to Central America, South America, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Europe and Africa.
  • Profile on United Airlines | Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.centreforaviation.com [Source type: News]

^ United merged with Capital Airlines on June 1, 1961, making it the world's largest commercial airline and giving it a route network covering the entire United States.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.United is also prominent in transcontinental, transatlantic, and transpacific service.^ United is also prominent in transcontinental , transatlantic , and transpacific service.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.It is the leading US carrier to Hawaii and largest to Asia and Australia, flying 26.15 billion transpacific revenue passenger miles in 2006 on 306 weekly departures.^ It is the leading US carrier to Hawaii and largest to Asia and Australia , flying 26.15 billion transpacific revenue passenger miles in 2006 on 306 weekly departures.
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^ "Air Transport Association reported that passenger revenue fell 26 percent in June compared with 2008, the eighth straight month in which revenue as dropped."
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^ UAUA - news - people ), said preliminary results showed that its revenue passenger miles fell 9.7 percent to 8.68 billion.
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[70]
.In 1988, the bilateral (though not reciprocal) treaty with Japan was amended to allow additional routes between the two countries.^ In 1988, the bilateral (though not reciprocal) treaty with Japan was amended to allow additional routes between the two countries.
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^ And the U.S. and Japan would need an open skies agreement to free up flights between the two countries."
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.United's application to fly from Chicago to Tokyo, a significant gap in its routes previously, was approved.^ United to launch Brussels-Chicago route .
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^ United's application to fly from Chicago to Tokyo, a significant gap in its routes previously, was approved.
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^ Southwest Air launches NYC-Chicago Midway route in competition with United Airlines which flies in to O'Hare.
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[71].
.United is focusing on its international presence, notably in the People's Republic of China, with nonstop flights to Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong from its hubs in Chicago, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. In September 2007 United was granted a route from San Francisco to Guangzhou.^ United to launch Brussels-Chicago route .
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^ United is focusing on its international presence, notably in the People's Republic of China , with nonstop flights to Beijing , Shanghai , Guangzhou (beginning June 30, 2010), and Hong Kong from its hubs in Chicago, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. In September 2007 United was granted a route from San Francisco to Guangzhou.
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^ If you live in a city with a lot of United elites (Chicago, San Francisco, DC, Denver, for starters…) and you’re “just” a Premier, say adios to hot nuts.

[72] .These routes offer a higher proportion of premium fare passengers while being relatively insulated from the cut-throat competition in the domestic market, especially from low-cost carriers.^ These routes offer a higher proportion of premium fare passengers while being relatively insulated from the cut-throat competition in the domestic market, especially from low-cost carriers.
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^ Low-cost airlines grab 30% of travel market vs. "Don Schmincke prefers the full-service treatment he gets as a first-class passenger on United Airlines and other big, conventional airlines.
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^ On November 12, 2003, it launched a new low-cost carrier , Ted , to compete with other low-cost airlines.
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.United competes vigorously with discount carriers on about 70 percent of its domestic market.^ United competes vigorously with discount carriers on about 70 percent of its domestic market.
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^ [February 13, 2009] The story about United Airlines' call center in India closing was reported from different angles and carried far and wide this week.
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^ United’s stock will drops 43 percent and American 39 percent the first day the market reopens after the attack.

.United has also focused more on Latin America, a region from which it had largely retreated in the last decade, and added new destinations and frequencies to Mexico and the Caribbean.^ United has also focused more on Latin America, a region from which it had largely retreated in the last decade, and added new destinations and frequencies to Mexico and the Caribbean.
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^ Latin America and the Caribbean regional office .
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^ Kudos to United for adding more 757's & A320's to the route.
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.United will also begin service to Bahrain on April 19, 2010[73].^ Just when you begin to appreciate United Airlines goodwill efforts to compensate for a lack of customer service, there is a chance they will come up short.
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^ On September 25, 2007 United received permission from the FAA for non-stop service from SFO to Guangzhou, China starting in April 2008.
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^ Me on April 15, 2009 9:45 AM This is good customer service by United.
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.Service to Accra, Ghana will begin on June 20, 2010 making it the second-US carrier to fly to all six continents.^ I hope they make it harder for her to fly, the rest of us don't need that.
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^ I didn't make it onto the first flight, but I did fly out at 11 on the second flight.
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^ United Airlines Scores Best in On Time Performance for January among the 20 largest US carriers.
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Services to Bahrain and Accra will be from the airline's hub in Washington D.C.

Former hubs and focus cities

United's route network has been trimmed and streamlined to a few central hubs, resulting in the closure of these former hubs or de-listing as focus cities:

Fleet

Passenger

.United Airlines operates 359 aircraft with an average fleet age of 13.5 years (at January 11, 2010).^ United Airlines Retired fleet .
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^ [January 4, 2010] Airlines raise fares in the New Year.
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^ ExpressJet announces 2010 fleet allocations to include United Airlines .
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[79][80] .United also contracts (but does not own or operate) 292 regional jet aircraft, including 38 Embraer EMB 170's, and 100 Bombardier CRJ700's, bringing the total number of aircraft for in operation for United parent UAL Corporation to 652 aircraft.^ "Shares of United parent UAL Corp.
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^ United Airlines’ parent UAL Corp.
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^ "United Airlines parent UAL Corp.
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[81] United's Boeing Customer Number is "22". For example, a Boeing 747-400 built for United Airlines is designated as 747-422.
United Airlines fleet
Aircraft In Fleet Orders Options Passengers
(First/Business/Economy Plus/Economy)
Notes
Airbus A319-100 55 0 0 120 (8/0/40/72)
Airbus A320-200 97 0 0 138 (12/0/36/90)
144 (12/0/42/90)
Airbus A350-900XWB 0 25 50 TBA Entry into service: 2016-2019[82][83][84]
Boeing 747-400 24 0 0 374 (12/52/70/240) To be retired
Replacement aircraft: Airbus A350[82]
Boeing 757-200 96 0 0 p.s. 110 (12/26/72/0)
182 (24/0/50/108)
Boeing 767-300ER 35 0 0 183 (6/26/71/80)
244 (34/0/64/146)
To be retired
Replacement aircraft: Boeing 787[82]
Boeing 777-200 19 0 0 348 (36/0/89/223)
252 (12/49/77/114)
Launch customer
New configuration to receive larger LCD screens, new seats in all classes, and nose-to-tail AVOD.
Boeing 777-200ER 33 0 0 253 (10/45/84/114)
252 (12/49/77/114)
New configuration to receive larger LCD screens, new seats in all classes, and nose-to-tail AVOD.
Boeing 787-8 0 25 50 TBA Entry into service: 2016-2019[82][83][84][85]
Total 359 50 100

Retired

United Airlines Retired Fleet [86]
Aircraft Year retired Replacement Notes
Boeing 80A 1934 Launch customer[87]
Boeing 40A 1937 Launch customer[88]
Boeing 247 1942 Launch customer, all 59 of the base model were built for United[89]
Lockheed L-1011 TriStar[90] 1989 McDonnell Douglas DC-10 Bought from Pan Am; Sold to Delta
Douglas DC-8 1992 Boeing 757-200 Launch customer[91], Largest DC-8 operator in the world
Boeing 727-100 1993 Boeing 737-500 Launch customer
Boeing 747SP 1995 Boeing 747-400 Bought from Pan Am
Boeing 747-100 1999 Boeing 777-200/200ER
McDonnell Douglas DC-10 2001 Boeing 777-200/200ER Launch customer (along with American)
Boeing 747-200 2001 Boeing 747-400
Boeing 727-200 2001 Airbus A320 family Launch customer
Boeing 737-200 2001 Airbus A320 family Launch customer
Boeing 767-200 2005 Boeing 767-300ER Launch customer
Boeing 737-300 2009 May be replaced with Bombardier C-Series or Embraer Jets[92][93]
Boeing 737-500 2009 May be replaced with Bombardier C-Series or Embraer Jets[92][93]
Boeing 377
Boeing 720
Convair 340
Douglas DC-3
Douglas DC-6
Douglas DC-7
Ford Tri-Motor
Sud Aviation Caravelle Boeing 737-200
British Aircraft Swallow
Vickers Viscount
Curtiss JN-4D (Jenny)
.United was the launch customer for a number of aircraft types, including the McDonnell Douglas DC-10 and several Boeing aircraft: the Boeing 727 the Boeing 737-200, the Boeing 767, and the Boeing 777.^ United was the launch customer for a number of aircraft types, including the McDonnell Douglas DC-10 and several Boeing aircraft: the Boeing 727 the Boeing 737-200 , the Boeing 767 , and the Boeing 777 .
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^ United was the launch customer of the Boeing 777 and had significant input on its design.
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^ McDonnell Douglas DC-10 .
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.Although not a launch customer, jet aircraft operated by United has included the Lockheed L-1011 (received in the Pan Am Pacific Route purchase, later traded with Delta Air Lines for the DC-10 aircraft Delta received in their merger with Western Airlines), Douglas (later McDonnell Douglas) DC-8, and Sud (later Aerospatiale) Caravelle.^ Although not a launch customer, jet aircraft operated by United has included the Lockheed L-1011 (received in the Pan Am Pacific Route purchase, later traded with Delta Air Lines for the DC-10 aircraft Delta received in their merger with Western Airlines ), Douglas (later McDonnell Douglas) DC-8, and Sud (later Aerospatiale) Caravelle.
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^ United was the launch customer for a number of aircraft types, including the McDonnell Douglas DC-10 and several Boeing aircraft: the Boeing 727 the Boeing 737-200 , the Boeing 767 , and the Boeing 777 .
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^ Delta Air Lines says no.

.In 1965, United placed an order for six BAC/Sud (now BAe and Aerospatiale) Concordes but the order was later canceled.^ [December 9, 2009] United Airlines Places $10 Billion Plane Order.
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^ United Airlines said on Tuesday it placed a $10 billion-plus order for 50 wide-bodied jetliners divided between Airbus and Boeing Co,..."
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.United has stated it would rather wait until the next generation of narrow-body aircraft arrive as they will be able to replace their A319-100, A320-200, and 757-200 fleets at the same time.^ United has stated it would rather wait until the next generation of narrow-body aircraft arrive as they will be able to replace their A319-100, A320-200, and 757-200 fleets at the same time.
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^ At this time, the aircraft was in the general vicinity of the airport.
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^ The order is expected to include new widebody aircraft to supplement or replace the current fleet and new narrow-bodies to replace some of United's 97 strong 757-200 fleet.
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.To cut down on money going out of the franchise, United has retired its entire Boeing 737 fleet.^ To cut down on money going out of the franchise, United is retiring its entire Boeing 737 fleet.
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^ United Airlines Retired fleet .
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^ On April 2, 2008, United Airlines temporarily withdrew its entire fleet of 19 Boeing 777-200s and 33 Boeing 777-200ERs aircraft until functional testing of the fire suppression system could be completed.
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.For the long-haul network, United is a possible candidate to order the Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental and the Boeing 777-300ER.^ For the long-haul network, United is a possible candidate to order the Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental and the Boeing 777-300ER .
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^ United is in talks with Airbus and Boeing about a possible fourth quarter order for up to 150 airplanes to update its widebody fleet and replace its 757s.
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^ United plans to retrofit this new seat on its entire international fleet of Boeing 747-400, Boeing 767-300ER and Boeing 777-200/200ER aircraft to replace the old United Business.
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.On June 3, 2009, United announced they have submitted proposals to both Boeing and Airbus for an order for up to 150 new aircraft.^ In June 2009, United asked manufacturers Boeing and Airbus to submit proposals to sell the airline up to 150 jets in a winner-take-all competition.
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^ On June 3 , 2009 , United announced they have submitted proposals to both Boeing and Airbus for an order for up to 150 new aircraft.
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^ Although United has shown no interest in purchasing the Boeing 787 Dreamliner , they have expressed interest [ 69 ] in becoming the sole GoldCare maintenance, repair and overhaul provider for the aircraft.
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.The order is expected to include new widebody aircraft to supplement or replace the current fleet and new narrow-bodies to replace some of United's 96 strong 757-200 fleet.^ United to charge obese for 2nd seat - Chicago Breaking News in Chicago Current Weather .
  • United to charge obese for 2nd seat - Chicago Breaking News 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC www.chicagobreakingnews.com [Source type: Original source]

^ As a current pilot for United Airlines, Mr. Rodger is type rated on the following aircraft: Boeing 757/767/747-400, Lear-35 and has an LOA in the Northrop F-5/T-38.
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^ This new airline will fly out of Chicago Midway, giving some competition to United Airlines.
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[94] .In December 2009, United announced it would to split a 50-aircraft order between upcoming Airbus A350 and Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.^ On June 3 , 2009 , United announced they have submitted proposals to both Boeing and Airbus for an order for up to 150 new aircraft.
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^ Although United has shown no interest in purchasing the Boeing 787 Dreamliner , they have expressed interest [ 69 ] in becoming the sole GoldCare maintenance, repair and overhaul provider for the aircraft.
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^ United is in talks with Airbus and Boeing about a possible fourth quarter order for up to 150 airplanes to update its widebody fleet and replace its 757s.
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[95]
.On April 2, 2008, United Airlines temporarily withdrew its entire fleet of 19 Boeing 777-200 and 33 Boeing 777-200ER aircraft until functional testing of the fire suppression system could be completed.^ On April 2, 2008, United Airlines temporarily withdrew its entire fleet of 19 Boeing 777-200s and 33 Boeing 777-200ERs aircraft until functional testing of the fire suppression system could be completed.
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^ United Airlines Retired fleet .
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^ Boeing 777-200 .
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.The move was the latest in a series of temporary groundings by U.S. airlines in late March 2008 following a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) review of compliance with airworthiness directives.^ The move was the latest in a series of temporary groundings by U.S. airlines in late March 2008 following a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) review of compliance with airworthiness directives.
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^ [September 24, 2009] United Airlines appoints Jane Garvey, former FAA administrator, to its board of directors.
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^ United Airlines' pension woes on the federal government, Congress was working to make that a harder act to follow for other companies with underfunded pension plans.

[96] .United has expressed interest in becoming the sole GoldCare maintenance, repair, and overhaul provider for the Boeing 787.^ Although United has shown no interest in purchasing the Boeing 787 Dreamliner , they have expressed interest [ 69 ] in becoming the sole GoldCare maintenance, repair and overhaul provider for the aircraft.
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^ The award will be presented on April 19 at Aviation Week's Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) Conference in Dallas, Texas.

^ [April 6, 2009] " United Airlines is retiring all 94 of its Boeing 737s by the end of this year" and the Arizona desert is becoming one big parking lot.
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[97][98]

Cabin

United's current livery, introduced in 2004, on a Boeing 777-200.
.United offers in-flight entertainment on all mainline aircraft.^ All Ted flights were changed into United mainline flights.
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^ United offers in-flight entertainment on all mainline aircraft.
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^ United Business is offered on all internationally configured aircraft.
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Audio programming is provided by XM Satellite Radio. .The entire fleet features "From the Flightdeck" on channel 9. This program allows passengers to listen to live radio communications between the cockpit and Air Traffic Control.^ The entire fleet features "From the Flightdeck" on channel 9.
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^ This program allows passengers to listen to live radio communications between the cockpit and Air Traffic Control.
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^ After United Airlines learns that Flight 93 is not responding to air traffic controllers, it notifies its flight dispatchers of this, and two of its employees try to contact the flight.

"From the Flightdeck" can be disabled at the pilot's discretion. .United also has partnerships with various television networks who provide programming for video-equipped aircraft.^ United also has partnerships with various television networks who provide programming which is shown on shorter flights on video-equipped aircraft.
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^ On February 19, 2008, Westin Hotels & Resorts announced a refreshed partnership with United where Westin will provide products from their Heavenly Bed line on p.s.
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^ Despite the loss of this partnership, United's IFE continues to include several prime time NBC programs.
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.The most prominent of these programming partners was NBC, which provided branded "NBC on United" programming.^ Even in these tough economic times, there's more talk about Continental partnering with United Airlines in this report on the airline industry's losses.
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.This long-standing partnership ended in early 2009, when NBC signed a two-year deal with American Airlines.^ United recently announced, however, that it will be ending its long-standing partnership with NBC. No replacement for NBC has yet been named; NBC eventually signed a deal with American Airlines for its in-flight entertainment programming for at least the next two years.
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^ Scott on April 15, 2009 10:57 AM Years ago they used to have a wider seat at the ends of isles in the movie theaters for 'lovers.'
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^ I hate how airlines have to operate in this economy, but for me, there was light at the end of a potentially long, dark, angry and expensive tunnel.
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[99] .Despite the loss of this partnership, United's television entertainment continues to include several prime time NBC programs.^ 'Up In The Air' inspires this New York Times article about elite flier programs like United Airlines Global Services and 1k.
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^ New technologies are allowing business class travelers to leave their United 1k status behind, have more time with the family and continue to do business.
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^ I’ve just tossed my United Visa card in the trash (doesn’t deserve recycling) and will switch to Southwest despite the loss of international benefits."
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United First

.United First is offered on all flights.^ United offers in-flight entertainment on all mainline aircraft.
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^ United First (Domestic) is offered on all domestically configured United aircraft.
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^ Two days after its triumphant first flight to Vietnam , United announced that it would cut U.S. flight capacity by 14% after the holidays and add more international flights, which were more profitable.
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.United First passengers check in at separate counters and can use priority security screening where available.^ The first agent to help me indicated that he could not ticket any passengers, and referred me to a different agent at the end of the counter.
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^ United First passengers check in at separate counters and receive an invitation to the United International First Class Lounge or United Red Carpet Club.
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^ During World War II , United-trained ground crews modified airplanes for use as bombers, and transported mail, material, and passengers in support of the war effort.
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.On board, passengers receive a pre-flight beverage service, table linens (on mainline flights) and (on international flight segments only) a five course meal.^ On board, passengers receive a pre-flight beverage service and a five course meal on linen-dressed tray tables during the flight.
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^ In-flight service includes pre-departure beverages, table linens and three course meals designed by chef Charlie Trotter.
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^ Unfortunately, this kind of thing happens, we need to ask did the passenger state the urgency of the matter, was this the only flight out that day.
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.Passengers are also given priority when boarding, priority baggage handling and access to the International First Class Lounge (on international flights only).^ Passengers are given priority when boarding, enjoy priority baggage handling and, where available, can use premier security lines.
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^ Passengers are also treated to priority boarding, baggage handling and access to the Red Carpet Club on day of departure.
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^ On board, passengers receive a pre-flight beverage service and a five course meal on linen-dressed tray tables during the flight.
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.
  • (Old) United First Suites are offered on internationally configured Boeing 777-200/200ER aircraft and feature 78 inch-pitch flat-bed seats which recline to 180 degrees.^ Boeing 777-200 .
    • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ United Business Suite is the first flat-bed business seat to be offered by a U.S. airline.
    • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ All seats are 6 feet-4 inches long and have 180 degrees of recline, creating a fully-flat bed.
    • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Each seat has a personal video screen featuring nine channels of video (seven films and two short subjects).^ Each seat has a personal video screen featuring nine channels of video (seven films and two short subjects).
    • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Each seat includes an individual entertainment system offering nine channels of video (seven films and two short-subjects) and noise-reducing headsets.
    • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ United Economy's in-flight entertainment system features nine channels of entertainment, and will be updated in the future to an audio visual on demand system (AVOD).
    • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Passengers can select a movie from a collection of compact videocassettes.^ Passengers can select a movie from a collection of compact videocassettes.
    • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Passengers have access to personal satellite phones, laptop power ports, noise-canceling headsets, pillows and blankets.
  • (New) United First Suites are offered on all Boeing 747-400 and internationally configured Boeing 767-300ER aircraft.^ Boeing 767-300ER .
    • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ United offers in-flight entertainment on all mainline aircraft.
    • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Seats include personal reading lights, privacy screens, laptop power ports and personal satellite phones.
    • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .United has begun retrofitting this new seat on its entire international fleet, including the Boeing 777-200/200ER aircraft beginning in January 2010. The new First Suite is 6 feet-6 inches long and has 180 degrees of recline, creating a fully-flat bed.^ Boeing 777-200 .
    • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ United plans to retrofit this new seat on its entire international fleet of Boeing 747-400, Boeing 767-300ER and Boeing 777-200/200ER aircraft to replace the old United Business.
    • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ United Business Suite is the first flat-bed business seat to be offered by a U.S. airline.
    • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .All seats are equipped with a personal 15.4-inch screen personal LCD television with Audio-Video-on-Demand (AVoD), an adjustable headrest, lumbar support, a USB power port, an Apple iPod adapter (to play audio or video through), XM Satellite Radio, a US-style 120V/60Hz power outlet, a reading light, noise-cancelling headphones and a large tray table.^ Seats include personal reading lights, privacy screens, laptop power ports and personal satellite phones.
    • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ The seat also features laptop power ports which require EmPower adapters.
    • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Audio programming is provided by XM Satellite Radio .
    • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    [100] .The 767-300 international continues to use the original (smaller) overhead bins.
  • United First (Domestic) is offered on all domestically configured United aircraft.^ United offers in-flight entertainment on all mainline aircraft.
    • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Economy Plus is available on all aircraft in the domestic and international fleet.
    • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ United Business is offered on all internationally configured aircraft.
    • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Domestic United First includes a cradle seat similar to the international United Business seat, but without the personal reading lamps or personal entertainment units.^ Domestic United First includes a cradle seat similar to the international United Business seat, but without the personal reading lamps or personal entertainment units.
    • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ On the flip side, you'll read many bleak predictions in this Chicago Business article on United Airlines' report of a 15% drop in traffic in February.
    • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

    ^ Now, if there are extra seats up front (wider seats), the flight attendants should ask the heavy people if they'd like to sit in Business or First.
    • United to charge obese for 2nd seat - Chicago Breaking News 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC www.chicagobreakingnews.com [Source type: Original source]

    .The seats have a 38 inch pitch, and passengers receive priority boarding and baggage handling, pre-departure beverages, free meals and separate check-in desks.^ The seats have a 38 inch pitch, and passengers receive priority boarding and baggage handling, pre-departure beverages, free meals and separate check-in desks.
    • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Passengers are also treated to priority boarding, baggage handling and access to the Red Carpet Club on day of departure.
    • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ On board, passengers receive a pre-flight beverage service and a five course meal on linen-dressed tray tables during the flight.
    • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .United is in the process of upgrading these seats with leather seat covers.
  • United First (p.s.^ United Business Suite is the first flat-bed business seat to be offered by a U.S. airline.
    • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I have called American Airlines, United Airlines, Swiss International Airlines, Lufthansa, British Midlands; all of these have had a hand in the due processing of my bag.

    ^ One thing I see United Airlines doing is overselling seats in coach then seating people in first class, but not treating them as first class passengers.
    • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

    )
    is offered on all flights from .JFK to SFO and LAX and features twelve slanted-flat, leather-trimmed seats, with a 68-inch pitch, along with individual portable digital media players offering a wide selection of movies, TV shows, music and games through noise-reducing headsets.^ Seats range from 17 to 18 inches wide, and have 31 inches of pitch.
    • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ JFK and SFO or LAX. and has twelve slanted-flat, leather-trimmed seats, with a 68-inch pitch, along with individual portable digital media players offering a wide selection of movies, TV shows, music and games through noise-reducing headsets.
    • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ LAX-JFK and SFO-JFK 2-class domestic, Canada, Hawaii, Caribbean .
    • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Passengers receive full meals, chocolates and signature champagne cocktails, as well as an invitation to the United International First Class Lounge (on a domestic flight).^ United First passengers check in at separate counters and receive an invitation to the United International First Class Lounge or United Red Carpet Club.
    • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Passengers receive full meals, chocolates and signature champagne cocktails, as well as an invitation to the Red Carpet Clubs.
    • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ On board, passengers receive a pre-flight beverage service and a five course meal on linen-dressed tray tables during the flight.
    • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    Seats include personal reading lights, privacy screens and laptop power ports.

United Business

.United Business is offered on all internationally configured aircraft and on a few select domestic flights.^ United offers in-flight entertainment on all mainline aircraft.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ United Business is offered on all internationally configured aircraft.
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^ United Economy (International) is available on all internationally configured aircraft in United's fleet.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.United Business passengers check in at separate counters and can use priority security screening where available.^ Business class booking allows you to check bags at the designated counter, which had no line when I arrived.
  • United Airlines - O'Hare - Chicago, IL 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC www.yelp.com [Source type: General]

^ United First passengers check in at separate counters and receive an invitation to the United International First Class Lounge or United Red Carpet Club.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ During World War II , United-trained ground crews modified airplanes for use as bombers, and transported mail, material, and passengers in support of the war effort.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In-flight service includes pre-departure beverages, table linens and (on international flight segments only) three course meals designed by chef Charlie Trotter.^ On board, passengers receive a pre-flight beverage service and a five course meal on linen-dressed tray tables during the flight.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In-flight service includes pre-departure beverages, table linens and three course meals designed by chef Charlie Trotter.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ United Airlines has the distinction of being the only commercial airline to have operated Executive One , the designation given to a civilian flight which the U.S. President is aboard.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Passengers are also given priority when boarding, priority baggage handling and access to the United Red Carpet Club (on international flights only).^ Passengers are given priority when boarding, enjoy priority baggage handling and, where available, can use premier security lines.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Passengers are also treated to priority boarding, baggage handling and access to the Red Carpet Club on day of departure.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ On board, passengers receive a pre-flight beverage service and a five course meal on linen-dressed tray tables during the flight.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.
  • (Old) United Business Seats are offered on internationally configured Boeing 777-200/200ER aircraft and feature recliner-type seats with a pitch of 55 inches and 150 degree recline.^ [February 19, 2009] "United Airlines Offer Lie-Flat Seats in Business Class" on trans-pacific flights between Australia and the US. Great timing as SANS has Melbourne and Canberra on the schedule this year.
    • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

    ^ A six-foot tall person is in agony when the passenger in front of them decides to recline their seat, but United says it's the passengers who are the problem.
    • United to charge obese for 2nd seat - Chicago Breaking News 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC www.chicagobreakingnews.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Winning bid keeps maintenance jobs as SFO. "United Airlines says 60 jobs at San Francisco International Airport have been saved because its local maintenance base came in with the best bid to upgrade the first class and business class cabins in 32 of its Boeing 777 aircraft."
    • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

    .The seat also features laptop power ports which require EmPower adapters.^ The seat also features laptop power ports which require EmPower adapters.
    • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Seats include personal reading lights, privacy screens, laptop power ports and personal satellite phones.
    • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Passengers have access to personal satellite phones, laptop power ports, noise-canceling headsets, pillows and blankets.
    • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Each seat includes an individual entertainment system offering nine channels of video (seven films and two short-subjects) and noise-reducing headsets.
  • (New) United Business Suites are offered on all Boeing 747-400 and internationally configured Boeing 767-300ER aircraft.^ Each seat has a personal video screen featuring nine channels of video (seven films and two short subjects).
    • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Boeing 767-300ER .
    • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ United offers in-flight entertainment on all mainline aircraft.
    • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .United has begun retrofitting this new seat on its entire international fleet, including the Boeing 777-200/200ER aircraft beginning in January 2010. All seats are 6 feet-4 inches long and have 180 degrees of recline, creating a fully-flat bed.^ United Economy (International) is available on all internationally configured aircraft in United's fleet.
    • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ United plans to retrofit this new seat on its entire international fleet of Boeing 747-400, Boeing 767-300ER and Boeing 777-200/200ER aircraft.
    • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Boeing 777-200ER .
    • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .United Business Suite is the first flat-bed business seat to be offered by a U.S. airline.^ United Airlines is among those following suit.
    • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

    ^ United Airlines offers flat fee for checked baggage.
    • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

    ^ United Airlines offers new meals.
    • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

    .All seats are equipped with a personal 15-inch screen personal LCD television with Audio-Video-on-Demand (AVoD), an adjustable headrest, lumbar support, a USB power port, an Apple iPod adapter (through which to play audio or video), XM Satellite Radio, a US-style 120V/60Hz power outlet, a reading light, noise-cancelling headphones and a large tray table.^ What will they do, set up a "test seat" near the ticket counter, where they can then completely humiliate a large person by making them try on the seat for size.
    • United to charge obese for 2nd seat - Chicago Breaking News 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC www.chicagobreakingnews.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ April 15, 2009 12:59 PM What about the poeple that recline their seats all the way back and infringe on my space.
    • United to charge obese for 2nd seat - Chicago Breaking News 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC www.chicagobreakingnews.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The relatives who met her at the airport threatened me with a lawsuit for "discriminating against large people," when all I had done was ask the flight attendants for the full use of the seat I had bought.
    • United to charge obese for 2nd seat - Chicago Breaking News 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC www.chicagobreakingnews.com [Source type: Original source]

    [100] .The 767-300 international continues to use the original (smaller) overhead bins.
  • United Business (p.s.^ United plans to retrofit this new seat on its entire international fleet of Boeing 747-400, Boeing 767-300ER and Boeing 777-200/200ER aircraft to replace the old United Business.
    • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ United Airlines outsources $15 billion a year in business using a management strategy called "wave teams" which was outlined in a presentation at the International Supply Management 2009 Conference in Charlotte, North Carolina.
    • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

    ^ [December 11, 2008] Here's United Airlines using another well-established business strategy - promoting from within.
    • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

    )
    is offered on all flights from .JFK to SFO and LAX and features twenty-six leather recliner seats with 54 inch pitch, individual portable digital media players offering a wide selection of movies, TV shows, music and games through noise-reducing headsets.^ Seats range from 17 to 18 inches wide, and have 31 inches of pitch.
    • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ JFK and SFO or LAX. and has twelve slanted-flat, leather-trimmed seats, with a 68-inch pitch, along with individual portable digital media players offering a wide selection of movies, TV shows, music and games through noise-reducing headsets.
    • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ These recliner seats a pitch of 55 inches and 150 degree recline.
    • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Passengers receive full meals, chocolates and signature cocktails as well as an invitation to the United Red Carpet Club.^ I wonder if this offer of discounted passes into the Red Carpet Club lounges is designed to smooth things out.
    • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

    ^ You can either buy or use miles to buy a pass to their Red Carpet Club which also gets you into any Star Alliance lounge.
    • United Airlines - O'Hare - Chicago, IL 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC www.yelp.com [Source type: General]

    ^ "United's new policy comes into play when a heavy passenger cannot lower the armrests, close the seat belt even with a seat belt extender and seats next to that passenger are full."
    • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

    Seats include personal reading lights and laptop power ports.

United Economy

.
A United Airlines Boeing 767-300ER taxiing at San Francisco International Airport, California.
^ Boeing 767-300ER .
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^ Its largest maintenance facility is at San Francisco International Airport.
  • United Airlines Flights - Airline Profile, Airfares and Routes Information - Wego.com 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC www.wego.com [Source type: General]

^ United Airlines flies to the following airports .
  • United Airlines Flights - Airline Profile, Airfares and Routes Information - Wego.com 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC www.wego.com [Source type: General]

.(2009)
  • United Economy (International) is available on all internationally configured aircraft in United's fleet.^ [January 13, 2009] This news caught my eye about United Airlines avoiding flight attendant furloughs "because it needs more international flight attendants".
    • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

    ^ ChicagoRes on April 15, 2009 10:56 AM All of you screaming, "I'll never fly United again!"
    • United to charge obese for 2nd seat - Chicago Breaking News 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC www.chicagobreakingnews.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Be sure to look for United First Suite, enhancements to United Business, and Economy Plus on our international aircraft.
    • United Airlines Timetable and Schedule 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC www.docstoc.com [Source type: Reference]

    Seats range from 17 to 18 inches wide, and have 31 inches of pitch. .All United Economy seats on Boeing 767-300ER and 777-200/200ER aircraft feature an adjustable headrest and personal LCD television in the seatback.^ All 737 aircraft feature last-generation seats lacking headrests.
    • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Boeing 767-300ER .
    • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Boeing 777-200 .
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    .United Economy's in-flight entertainment system on these aircraft features nine channels of entertainment and will be updated in the future to Audio-Video-on-Demand (AVOD).^ These diagrams of the United fleet are a great tool to help you locate your seat on a scheduled flight or to plan where you would like to sit on future trips.
    • United Airlines Timetable and Schedule 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC www.docstoc.com [Source type: Reference]

    ^ "NEWARK, N.J. -- I boarded United Airlines Flight 634 yesterday morning and quickly used up three of my presumed nine lives."
    • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

    ^ Update: Guitarist and United dickering, video viewers snickering .
    • Smashed guitar, YouTube song — United is listening now - Travel - LATimes.com 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC travel.latimes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Boeing 747-400 aircraft do not feature seatback television however they include overhead LCD panels throughout the aircraft and larger LCD screens on the bulkheads.^ The Boeing 747-400 features overhead monitors throughout the aircraft and projection screens on the bulkheads.
    • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Boeing 747-400 .
    • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Boeing 747-400s do not feature seatback television.
    • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .United serves free meals on international flights between the US, South America, Europe, the South Pacific and Asia.^ Bonus miles between US and Asia.
    • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

    ^ United serves free meals on international flights between the US, South America, Europe, the South Pacific and Asia.
    • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ [February 19, 2009] "United Airlines Offer Lie-Flat Seats in Business Class" on trans-pacific flights between Australia and the US. Great timing as SANS has Melbourne and Canberra on the schedule this year.
    • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

    .Shortly after takeoff, passengers are served cocktail snacks and free non-alcoholic drinks.^ Shortly after takeoff, passengers are served cocktail snacks and free non-alcoholic drinks.
    • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .On flights with meals, the main meal consists of a salad, an appetizer, a choice of hot entrées and dessert.^ On flights with meals, the main meal consists of a salad, an appetizer, a choice of hot entrées and dessert.
    • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Celestino Drago of the Dolce Forno Bakery who "added United Airlines as a client in the last year" makes "bread, cakes, desserts and hot meals for flights departing from Los Angeles International Airport."
    • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

    .On longer flights, United also offers a light pre-arrival meal.
  • United Economy (Domestic) is available on all domestically configured aircraft in United's fleet.^ United offers in-flight entertainment on all mainline aircraft.
    • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Economy Plus is available on all aircraft in the domestic and international fleet.
    • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ United Business is offered on all internationally configured aircraft.
    • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Seats range from 17 to 18 inches wide, and have between 31 and 32 inches of pitch.^ Seats range from 17 to 18 inches wide, and have between 31 and 32 inches of pitch.
    • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Seats range from 17 to 18 inches wide, and have 31 inches of pitch.
    • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ The seats have a 38 inch pitch, and passengers receive priority boarding and baggage handling, pre-departure beverages, free meals and separate check-in desks.
    • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Economy seats on all A319-100, A320-200, 757-200, 767-300ER, and 777-200/200ER aircraft feature adjustable headrests.^ All 737 aircraft feature last-generation seats lacking headrests.
    • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ All United Economy seats on Boeing 767-300ER and 777-200/200ER aircraft feature an adjustable headrest and personal LCD television in the seatback.
    • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Economy seats on all A319-100, A320-200, 757-200, 767-300ER, and 777-200/200ER aircraft feature adjustable headrests.
    • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .United offers a buy on board program.^ United offers a buy on board program.
    • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Million Miles and Beyond is a program offered to Mileage Plus members who have flown one million miles or more on United Airlines during their lifetime.
    • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ BrianC on April 15, 2009 9:11 AM United is going to offer a program of discounts to skinny people next.
    • United to charge obese for 2nd seat - Chicago Breaking News 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC www.chicagobreakingnews.com [Source type: Original source]

    .On United flights between 3 and 5 hours in duration, snackboxes are available for a fee.^ On United flights between 3 and 5 hours in duration, snackboxes are available for a fee.
    • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ On United flights of 5 or more hours, fresh sandwiches, salads and snackbox options are also available for a fee.
    • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ United serves free meals on international flights between the US, South America, Europe, the South Pacific and Asia.
    • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .On United flights of 5 or more hours, fresh sandwiches, salads and snackbox options are also available for a fee.^ On United flights between 3 and 5 hours in duration, snackboxes are available for a fee.
    • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ On United flights of 5 or more hours, fresh sandwiches, salads and snackbox options are also available for a fee.
    • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Two days after its triumphant first flight to Vietnam , United announced that it would cut U.S. flight capacity by 14% after the holidays and add more international flights, which were more profitable.
    • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Water, soft drinks, and coffee are complimentary on all flights.^ Water, soft drinks, and coffee are complimentary on all flights.
    • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Thanks for the microscopic PRETZELS you so generously USED TO offer on previous flights...and now it's all your water refills.
    • United Airlines - O'Hare - Chicago, IL 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC www.yelp.com [Source type: General]

    .Alcoholic beverages are available for a fee on most flights.^ Alcoholic beverages are available for a fee on most flights.
    • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ On United flights between 3 and 5 hours in duration, snackboxes are available for a fee.
    • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ On United flights of 5 or more hours, fresh sandwiches, salads and snackbox options are also available for a fee.
    • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    [101] .All aircraft feature overhead television screens.^ All A319-100, A320-200, 757-200, 767-300ER, and 777-200/200ER aircraft feature overhead television screens.
    • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ All 737 aircraft feature last-generation seats lacking headrests.
    • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ All United Economy seats on Boeing 767-300ER and 777-200/200ER aircraft feature an adjustable headrest and personal LCD television in the seatback.
    • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Short subject television program is shown on flights between 1.5 and 2.5 hours and feature-length films are shown on flights over 3 hours.
  • Economy Plus is available on all aircraft in the domestic and international fleet.^ On United flights between 3 and 5 hours in duration, snackboxes are available for a fee.
    • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Economy Plus is available on all aircraft in the domestic and international fleet.
    • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Short subject television program is shown on flights between 1.5 and 2.5 hours and films are shown on flights over 3 hours.
    • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Economy Plus seats are located in the front 6-12 rows of the economy cabin and feature up to 6 inches of additional legroom.^ Economy Plus seats are located in the front 6-12 rows of the economy cabin and feature between 4 and 6 inches of added legroom.
    • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ The 10 occupants killed in the crash were located between the flight engineer's station in the cockpit and row 5 in the passenger cabin.
    • AirDisaster.Com: Investigation: United Airlines Flight 173 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.airdisaster.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Now, if there are extra seats up front (wider seats), the flight attendants should ask the heavy people if they'd like to sit in Business or First.
    • United to charge obese for 2nd seat - Chicago Breaking News 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC www.chicagobreakingnews.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Economy Plus is available for free to all Mileage Plus Elite members.^ Economy Plus is available on all aircraft in the domestic and international fleet.
    • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Economy Plus is available for free to all Mileage Plus Premier members.
    • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Mileage Plus members: Here's an incentive to fly now on United or United Express and save up to 50% on future travel .
    • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

    .It can also be purchased at booking or check-in depending upon availability.^ Thus, responsibility will fall back to the consumer with a full refund or upgrade purchase available at time of check in, boarding, or before take off.
    • United to charge obese for 2nd seat - Chicago Breaking News 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC www.chicagobreakingnews.com [Source type: Original source]

    All seats in economy on the p.s. flights from JFK to LAX and SFO are configured into Economy Plus.

Mileage Plus

United mileagepluslogo.jpg
.Frequent flier programs started in their current form in 1981. United began one week after American Airlines started the first program.^ United's frequent flier program hasn't delivered the Gigabeat S .

^ American Airlines and United Airlines are reported unclaimed.

^ Their frequent flier program is by far the best.
  • United Airlines - O'Hare - Chicago, IL 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC www.yelp.com [Source type: General]

.United's program is called Mileage Plus.^ Bonus Miles 11 Click to Apply United Mileage Plus® Visa® Card or Call 1-888-819-3529 ✦ Star Alliance/Code Share/United Express.
  • United Airlines Timetable and Schedule 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC www.docstoc.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Mileage Plus members: Here's an incentive to fly now on United or United Express and save up to 50% on future travel .
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

^ UA3552✦ 73G 6 0 S 2:25 Above 1/9 - 2/6 15,000 Bonus Miles 86 Click to Apply United Mileage Plus® Visa® Card or Call 1-888-819-3529 ✦ Star Alliance/Code Share/United Express.
  • United Airlines Timetable and Schedule 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC www.docstoc.com [Source type: Reference]

.Airlines who are part of the Star Alliance and others participate in a program enabling passengers on these airlines to receive Mileage Plus credits.^ Brussels Airlines joins Star Alliance.
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

^ These persons were seated near those passengers who were injured fatally.
  • AirDisaster.Com: Investigation: United Airlines Flight 173 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.airdisaster.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Short selling increases 40 percent over the previous month for these two airlines, compared to an 11 percent increase for other big airlines and one percent for the exchange overall.

.United Airlines has been criticized recently for so called Starnet blocking.^ [February 13, 2009] The story about United Airlines' call center in India closing was reported from different angles and carried far and wide this week.
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

^ "United Airlines [is] among the 200-plus customers who have trusted Dasher with their business-critical hardware and software projects."
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

^ United Airlines was criticized by Charles Stuart Platkins for its selection of calorie-laden snacks.
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

.United admitted in a Washington Post article that it prevents its Mileage Plus members, regardless of tier, from redeeming rewards on all Star Alliance flights.^ Star Alliance has a new member as of this fall.
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

^ All three carriers are members of the Star Alliance."
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

^ Here's more on the issue of United Airlines blocking reward seats for Mileage Plus members on Star Alliance partner flights.
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

.United Airlines is currently the only known Star Alliance member to restrict access to reward flights.^ If I had only known sooner that United Airlines was on Yelp, I would have written this sooner.
  • United Airlines - O'Hare - Chicago, IL 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC www.yelp.com [Source type: General]

^ Star Alliance has a new member as of this fall.
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

^ Brussels Airlines joins Star Alliance.
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

.Miles earned do not expire, provided that any miles are earned or redeemed at least once every 18 months.^ Similarly, United Airlines’ Mileage Plus members may now earn and redeem their miles on Jet Airways’ network."
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

^ "Even though United increased the mileage required to redeem 'awards' by as much as 40 percent earlier this month and halved the lifetime of unused miles to 18 months last year, the blocking of partner flights is still around.
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

^ I can earn and redeem miles on its flights to 64 destinations in India and beyond.
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

Elite level membership, which has added benefits over the standard level membership, is a feature that was not initially part of the program.
Premier Associate (3P) is a new elite level created in 2006 that can be gifted by elite members as a reward for reaching certain plateaus. .Privileges are much like Premier members and get access to Economy Plus seating, but does not include the 500-mile e-upgrades or the 25% mileage bonus on flown miles.^ You can take advantage of this extra miles offer for any or all eligible Mileage Plus members in your reservation.
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

^ Relief washes over me in an awesome wave as I reseat myself in an "Economy Plus" seat courtesy of United's poor planning.
  • United Airlines - O'Hare - Chicago, IL 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC www.yelp.com [Source type: General]

^ Mileage Plus members: Here's an incentive to fly now on United or United Express and save up to 50% on future travel .
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

.Premier (2P) members, who accumulate at least 25,000 Elite Qualifying Miles (EQM) or fly 30 segments, are offered priority boarding, free access to Economy Plus seating, upgrade privileges from any fare, complimentary 500-mile e-upgrades and a 25% mileage bonus on flown miles.^ I love the Economy Plus seating and priority lines through security.
  • United Airlines - O'Hare - Chicago, IL 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC www.yelp.com [Source type: General]

^ Bonus Miles 11 Click to Apply United Mileage Plus® Visa® Card or Call 1-888-819-3529 ✦ Star Alliance/Code Share/United Express.
  • United Airlines Timetable and Schedule 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC www.docstoc.com [Source type: Reference]

^ UA6486✦ CRJ X67 Above 1/5 - 2/10 0802 0 0 0 0 0 1:14 1:14 1:14 1:16 1:14 CRJ X67 0 CRJ 157 0 CRJ CRJ 7 6 0 0 CR7 X67 0 CRJ CRJ 6 7 0 0 0 CR7 X7 15,000 Bonus Miles 37 Click to Apply United Mileage Plus® Visa® Card or Call 1-888-819-3529 ✦ Star Alliance/Code Share/United Express.
  • United Airlines Timetable and Schedule 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC www.docstoc.com [Source type: Reference]

.In 2005, 535,000 members of Mileage Plus qualified for Premier status.^ You can take advantage of this extra miles offer for any or all eligible Mileage Plus members in your reservation.
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

^ Mileage Plus members: Here's an incentive to fly now on United or United Express and save up to 50% on future travel .
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

^ "The Chicago-based carrier will give members of its Mileage Plus loyalty program double the normal miles to qualify for elite status."
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

.Premier Executive (1P) members fly at least 50,000 EQM or 60 segments, and receive all Premier benefits plus a 100% mileage bonus, higher upgrade priority, access to exit row seating in advance of flight, and lounge access when traveling internationally on any Star Alliance member airline the same day.^ The STAR Alliance lounges in many airports are a real plus when you travel as much as I do.
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

^ Star Alliance has a new member as of this fall.
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

^ Brussels Airlines joins Star Alliance.
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

.In 2005, 239,000 members of Mileage Plus qualified for Premier Executive status.^ You can take advantage of this extra miles offer for any or all eligible Mileage Plus members in your reservation.
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

^ Mileage Plus members: Here's an incentive to fly now on United or United Express and save up to 50% on future travel .
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

^ There are benefits for Premier Executive status that are also worthwhile.
  • United Airlines - O'Hare - Chicago, IL 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC www.yelp.com [Source type: General]

.1K (also known as Premier Executive 1K) members fly at least 100,000 EQMs or 100 segments, and receive all Premier Executive benefits plus six free System-wide Upgrades good for a one-class upgrade anywhere United flies, along with the ability to earn confirmed regional upgrades valid across United's North and Latin American route system.^ United 1k members lose advance domestic upgrades.
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

^ United 1k members are feeling it.
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

^ Good Luck and NEVER fly United.
  • Smashed guitar, YouTube song — United is listening now - Travel - LATimes.com 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC travel.latimes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.1K passengers are sometimes granted accommodations and meals during flight delays and irregular operations caused by weather or air traffic control.^ After United Airlines learns that Flight 93 is not responding to air traffic controllers, it notifies its flight dispatchers of this, and two of its employees try to contact the flight.

^ September 11, 2001: Air Traffic Control Notifies United Airlines about Flight 93 .

^ At this time, according to flight data recorder (FDR) and air traffic control data, the aircraft was about 13 nmi south of the airport on a west southwesterly heading.
  • AirDisaster.Com: Investigation: United Airlines Flight 173 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.airdisaster.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In 2005, 46,000 members of Mileage Plus qualified for 1K status.^ Mileage Plus members: Here's an incentive to fly now on United or United Express and save up to 50% on future travel .
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

^ This United Airlines 1K member rants about his travel experience in December that was unfit for Premier Executive status.
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

^ Similarly, United Airlines’ Mileage Plus members may now earn and redeem their miles on Jet Airways’ network."
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

.Global Services, while not officially part of the Mileage Plus program, is an invitation-only program to recognize United's most valued high-yield customers.^ United and Atlantic Southeast also showed up on the "worst" lists, with United getting the most customer complaints."
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

^ Plus, for most airlines, duty time begins the second the door closes so the crew is only then starting to earn their pay.
  • » United Airlines shows how NOT to “fly the friendly skies”. A very sad incident. - SimpliFlying || Aviation :: Branding :: Technology || Airline marketing, airline brand management, social media, Web 2.0 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC simpliflying.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Mileage Plus members: Here's an incentive to fly now on United or United Express and save up to 50% on future travel .
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

.Full invitation criteria are not made public by United; re-qualification for current UGS members could be attained by flying 50,000 full-fare miles in a calendar year, according to company letter to members.^ Is United Airlines a public company?
  • United to charge obese for 2nd seat - Chicago Breaking News 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC www.chicagobreakingnews.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Mileage Plus members: Here's an incentive to fly now on United or United Express and save up to 50% on future travel .
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

^ We’re talking mostly about the productivity benefits of using Web 2.0 tools,” Mr. Allen [a consultant who often flew 200,000 miles in a year]said.
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

[102]. .Benefits complement and expand upon those offered to 1K passengers, including: higher priority for upgrades and front-of-line access in premium security lines.^ I love the Economy Plus seating and priority lines through security.
  • United Airlines - O'Hare - Chicago, IL 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC www.yelp.com [Source type: General]

.Global Services members are able to upgrade award flights using miles, system-wide upgrades, confirmed regional upgrades and 500 mile upgrade certificates.^ I use the System Wides to upgrade for international trips and the 500 mile certificates to upgrade to First Class on domestic flights.
  • United Airlines - O'Hare - Chicago, IL 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC www.yelp.com [Source type: General]

^ You also get 500 mile upgrade certificates (I forgot how many).
  • United Airlines - O'Hare - Chicago, IL 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC www.yelp.com [Source type: General]

^ Upgrades will be processed days before flight departure, rather than weeks or months before as they used to be.
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

In 2005, 18,000 members of Mileage Plus qualified for Global Services membership.
.Million Miles and Beyond is a program offered to Mileage Plus members who have flown one million miles or more on United Airlines during their lifetime.^ More fare deals on United Airlines.
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

^ More information about United Airlines .
  • United Airlines Flights - Airline Profile, Airfares and Routes Information - Wego.com 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC www.wego.com [Source type: General]

^ United is one of several airlines participating in this program.
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

.These customers permanently receive the benefits of lifetime Premier Executive membership.^ I have headed Customer Service for a premier OTA in India and have seen on many occasions where jealous competitor or over excited customer can "create" these false situations.
  • » United Airlines shows how NOT to “fly the friendly skies”. A very sad incident. - SimpliFlying || Aviation :: Branding :: Technology || Airline marketing, airline brand management, social media, Web 2.0 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC simpliflying.com [Source type: Original source]

.2 Million Miles and Beyond is a program offered to Mileage Plus members who have flown two million miles or more on United Airlines during their lifetime.^ More fare deals on United Airlines.
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

^ United Airlines offers new meals.
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

^ Members of Mileage Plus frequent-flier program are eligible.
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

.These customers permanently receive the benefits of lifetime Premier Executive membership plus lifetime Red Carpet Club membership.^ I wonder if this offer of discounted passes into the Red Carpet Club lounges is designed to smooth things out.
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

^ [March 13, 2009] United Airlines Red Carpet Club lounge at SFO tops David Armstrong's list of ten best airport lounges .
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

^ I have headed Customer Service for a premier OTA in India and have seen on many occasions where jealous competitor or over excited customer can "create" these false situations.
  • » United Airlines shows how NOT to “fly the friendly skies”. A very sad incident. - SimpliFlying || Aviation :: Branding :: Technology || Airline marketing, airline brand management, social media, Web 2.0 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC simpliflying.com [Source type: Original source]

.3 Million Miles and Beyond is a program offered to Mileage Plus members who have flown three million miles or more on United Airlines during their lifetime.^ More fare deals on United Airlines.
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

^ United Airlines offers new meals.
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

^ Members of Mileage Plus frequent-flier program are eligible.
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

.These customers permanently receive the benefits of lifetime 1K membership plus lifetime Red Carpet Club membership.^ You can either buy or use miles to buy a pass to their Red Carpet Club which also gets you into any Star Alliance lounge.
  • United Airlines - O'Hare - Chicago, IL 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC www.yelp.com [Source type: General]

^ I'll be at the Red Carpet Club but the amenities are lacking and/or shrinking and to put icing on the crap cake locations are closing.
  • United Airlines - O'Hare - Chicago, IL 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC www.yelp.com [Source type: General]

^ Cons- On some flights I buy, they fly you out on the smaller regional jets which leave from the F terminal and there is no Red Carpet Club there.
  • United Airlines - O'Hare - Chicago, IL 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC www.yelp.com [Source type: General]

Red Carpet Club

.The Red Carpet Club is United Airlines' airport lounge.^ I enjoyed my time in the Red Carpet Lounge at JFK, one of the nicer ones.
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

^ SCS will provide United Airlines with cargo services "for 3 airports - Los Angeles, San Francisco and Chicago-O’Hare" until 2012.
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

^ I wonder if this offer of discounted passes into the Red Carpet Club lounges is designed to smooth things out.
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

It includes 32 lounges in 25 major airports around the world. .Club membership is available to the public for an annual fee, and includes access to all Red Carpet Clubs along with reciprocal access to US Airways Clubs and most Star Alliance Gold lounges, excluding some lounges operated by the Lufthansa group, when traveling on those carriers.^ All three carriers are members of the Star Alliance."
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

^ Bloggers respond to Continental's membership in Star Alliance and wonder about access to United Airlines Red Carpet Club lounges.
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

^ It's good to have a lot of miles in your account because you can use them to get free tickets to travel anywhere that UAL or any of its STAR Alliance Members fly to (ANA, British Airways, Lufthansa, Singapore, Swiss, Air Canada, Air China, US Airways, etc).
  • United Airlines - O'Hare - Chicago, IL 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC www.yelp.com [Source type: General]

.Premier, Premier Executive and 1K members of Mileage Plus are offered discounted membership options.^ Mileage Plus members: Here's an incentive to fly now on United or United Express and save up to 50% on future travel .
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

^ This United Airlines 1K member rants about his travel experience in December that was unfit for Premier Executive status.
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

^ Similarly, United Airlines’ Mileage Plus members may now earn and redeem their miles on Jet Airways’ network."
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

.Despite being called the Red Carpet Club, the carpet inside the clubs is not always red, such as the blue carpet used at United's Red Carpet Club at Orlando International Airport.^ I wonder if this offer of discounted passes into the Red Carpet Club lounges is designed to smooth things out.
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

^ United Airlines outsources $15 billion a year in business using a management strategy called "wave teams" which was outlined in a presentation at the International Supply Management 2009 Conference in Charlotte, North Carolina.
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

^ You can either buy or use miles to buy a pass to their Red Carpet Club which also gets you into any Star Alliance lounge.
  • United Airlines - O'Hare - Chicago, IL 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC www.yelp.com [Source type: General]

.The Red Carpet Club features a variety of snacks and drinks.^ I wonder if this offer of discounted passes into the Red Carpet Club lounges is designed to smooth things out.
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

^ Addamo Vineyards Red Carpet Club Party ( www.addamovineyards.com ) Orcutt, CA .
  • Soulamente Band, bringing you the BEST of Jazz, Latin, Old School R and B, Funk, Motown and Classic Soul 16 September 2009 1:01 UTC www.soulamenteband.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Red Carpet Club Party Addamo Vineyards www.addamovineyards.com .
  • Soulamente Band, bringing you the BEST of Jazz, Latin, Old School R and B, Funk, Motown and Classic Soul 16 September 2009 1:01 UTC www.soulamenteband.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

United International First Lounge

.United also offers an International First Lounge which feature snacks and a self-serve bar at several airports.^ "United Airlines launched its Fly One, Get One FreeSM offer for Colorado travelers, encouraging residents of the Centennial State to experience the airline's international network and first class comfort."
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

^ The first problem which faced the captain of Flight 173 was the unsafe landing gear indication during the initial approach to Portland International Airport.
  • AirDisaster.Com: Investigation: United Airlines Flight 173 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.airdisaster.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ United Airlines "doesn't offer the feature, and a spokeswoman declined to say whether it intended to do so."
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

.Access is restricted to customers traveling in long haul international first class or P.S. first class.^ "United Airlines launched its Fly One, Get One FreeSM offer for Colorado travelers, encouraging residents of the Centennial State to experience the airline's international network and first class comfort."
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

^ "[M]any First- and Business-class travelers consider this legacy airline more of a work horse than a thoroughbred."
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

^ United Airlines global sales director Anthony Toth has channeled his passion for air travel into a creating replica of Pan Am's first-class cabin.
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

Seven lounges are currently operated in seven different airports worldwide.

Codeshare agreements

In addition to its Star Alliance and United Express partnerships, United codeshares with the following airlines as of January 2010:[103]

United also has marketing agreements with the following airlines:

Incidents and accidents

1930s NC13304 Flight 6 NC13317[104] NC13323[105] NC13355[106]
1940s Flight 14 Flight 28 Flight 404 Flight 521 Flight 608 Flight 624
1950s Flight 129 Flight 610 Flight 615 Flight 7030 Flight 16 Flight 409 Flight 629 Flight 718 Flight 736
1960s Flight 826 Flight 859 Flight 297 Flight 823 Flight 389 Flight 227 Flight 266
1970s Flight 553 Flight 2860 Flight 173
1980s Flight 811 Flight 232
1990s Flight 585 Flight 863
2000s Flight 175 Flight 93

Headquarters

UAL Corporation World Headquarters, 77 West Wacker Drive in the Chicago Loop.
.United Airlines has its corporate headquarters in 77 West Wacker in Chicago Loop, Chicago, United States.^ Here's Aaron M. Renn's take on Chicago Corporate Headquarters and the Global City now that United Airlines will be moving 2800 employees back into the loop.
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

^ SCS will provide United Airlines with cargo services "for 3 airports - Los Angeles, San Francisco and Chicago-O’Hare" until 2012.
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

^ On the flip side, you'll read many bleak predictions in this Chicago Business article on United Airlines' report of a 15% drop in traffic in February.
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

.In 2006 United Airlines announced that it would be moving its headquarters and its 350 top executives from 1200 East Algonquin Road in suburban Elk Grove Township to 77 West Wacker Drive.^ It is a subsidiary of UAL Corporation with corporate offices in Chicago, Illinois at 77 West Wacker Drive, and its operations base in nearby Elk Grove Township.
  • United Airlines Flights - Airline Profile, Airfares and Routes Information - Wego.com 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC www.wego.com [Source type: General]

^ [January 7, 2010] United Airlines earns top spot among major network carriers for December On-Time Performance.
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

^ SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News “SANS provides top instructors; that is what separates SANS from all other learning opportunities.” Todd Greenlaw, Telus .
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

[107][108] .Before making its choice, United was considering moving its headquarters to Denver, Colorado or San Francisco, California.^ Making good on it's June announcement to reduce its fleet , " United Airlines (Chicago) will retire its last Boeing 737 on October 28 at the San Francisco hub after 41.5 years of faithful service."
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

^ SCS will provide United Airlines with cargo services "for 3 airports - Los Angeles, San Francisco and Chicago-O’Hare" until 2012.
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

^ In this case, Mike was trying to rush his girlfriend to Portland, Oregon, from San Francisco, on United Airlines , so that she could be at her dying mother’s bedside.
  • » United Airlines shows how NOT to “fly the friendly skies”. A very sad incident. - SimpliFlying || Aviation :: Branding :: Technology || Airline marketing, airline brand management, social media, Web 2.0 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC simpliflying.com [Source type: Original source]

[109] .In the Chicago Loop United had considered 115 South LaSalle Street, 190 South LaSalle, and 200 West Madison Street.^ Here's Aaron M. Renn's take on Chicago Corporate Headquarters and the Global City now that United Airlines will be moving 2800 employees back into the loop.
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

[107] Douglas F. Beaver of the Los Angeles Times described the United Airlines operational center in Elk Grove Township as "sprawling for acres over the northwest Chicago suburbs."[110]
The Top 350 Executives were moved in the first half of 2007 to 77 West Wacker. .The Elk Grove Village campus was renamed an Operations Center, and United Airlines consolidated several of its offices in the suburbs of Chicago into the Elk Grove Village campus.^ [February 16, 2009] The "virtual merger" between United Airlines and Continental is again in the news, this time in an article about gate shuffling at O'Hare Airport in Chicago.
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

^ "Among larger carriers, United Airlines posted an operating loss of $469 million."
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

^ United Airlines downsizing St. Louis operations.
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

[111]

In popular culture

.
  • Leanne Scott's country pop tune, "L.A. International Airport," which became a Top Ten Country hit for Susan Raye in 1971, refers to the airline in the closing lyrics, "Captain's voice so loud and clear; Amplifies into my ear, Assuring me I'm flying friendly skies."
  • Tom Hanks' character Viktor Navorski is stuck at New York's JFK airport in the United terminal in The Terminal (2004).^ And here's an instance where United Airlines is claiming to "fly the friendly skies" while this incidence was not even close to that.
    • » United Airlines shows how NOT to “fly the friendly skies”. A very sad incident. - SimpliFlying || Aviation :: Branding :: Technology || Airline marketing, airline brand management, social media, Web 2.0 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC simpliflying.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ United Airlines shows how NOT to “fly the friendly skies”.
    • » United Airlines shows how NOT to “fly the friendly skies”. A very sad incident. - SimpliFlying || Aviation :: Branding :: Technology || Airline marketing, airline brand management, social media, Web 2.0 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC simpliflying.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ United Airlines hub among the top 5 airports in the world.
    • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

    Viktor flew into JFK on a United 747 and the woman he falls for played by Catherine Zeta Jones, is a flight attendant for United.
  • The crash of United Airlines Flight 93 was the focus of the 2006 movie United 93.

Brand

A United Boeing 747SP was converted into the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy in 1997.
.United adopted a red, white and blue shield logo in 1936, but its use varied widely and was eventually abandoned altogether in the early 1970s.^ United Airlines uses various regional carriers for its United Express flights.
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

In 1974, the airline commissioned designer Saul Bass to develop a new logo. The "tulip" logo of colored stripes representing overlapping letter "U"s remains in use today with only slight modification. .United's grey livery featured the words "Worldwide Service" near the front of the aircraft.^ She was waiting for United to provide her the services she required, but instead she is humiliated in front of other passengers.
  • » United Airlines shows how NOT to “fly the friendly skies”. A very sad incident. - SimpliFlying || Aviation :: Branding :: Technology || Airline marketing, airline brand management, social media, Web 2.0 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC simpliflying.com [Source type: Original source]

.The early slogan "The Main Line Airway," emphasizing its signature New York-Chicago-San Francisco route, was replaced in 1965 with "Fly the Friendly Skies."^ Am so glad fly the Friendly Skies!
  • United to charge obese for 2nd seat - Chicago Breaking News 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC www.chicagobreakingnews.com [Source type: Original source]

^ SCS will provide United Airlines with cargo services "for 3 airports - Los Angeles, San Francisco and Chicago-O’Hare" until 2012.
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

^ I had a great experience yesterday flying United Airlines from Kauai to New York in business class.
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

The "friendly skies" tagline was used until 1996. The current slogan and ad campaign since 2004, is "It's time to fly." Other United Slogans include:
.
  • "The Great White Way to New York" (1971–1972)
  • "The Friendly Skies of your land" (also known as "Mother Country") (1972–1976)
  • "You're the boss" (1976–1977), "United we fly" (1977–1978)
  • "That's what friendly skies are all about" (1980)
  • "You're not just flying, you're flying the Friendly Skies" (mid 1980s)
  • "From the ground up, rededicated to giving you the service you deserve.^ United Airlines shows how NOT to “fly the friendly skies”.
    • » United Airlines shows how NOT to “fly the friendly skies”. A very sad incident. - SimpliFlying || Aviation :: Branding :: Technology || Airline marketing, airline brand management, social media, Web 2.0 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC simpliflying.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ If you fly frequently out of Chicago, United is the way to go.
    • United Airlines - O'Hare - Chicago, IL 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC www.yelp.com [Source type: General]

    ^ United back in the friendly skies .
    • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

    .Come fly the friendly skies" (Late 1980s)
  • "Come fly the airline that's uniting the world.^ United Airlines shows how NOT to “fly the friendly skies”.
    • » United Airlines shows how NOT to “fly the friendly skies”. A very sad incident. - SimpliFlying || Aviation :: Branding :: Technology || Airline marketing, airline brand management, social media, Web 2.0 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC simpliflying.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ To all the obese people in the world - don't fly United Airlines!"
    • United to charge obese for 2nd seat - Chicago Breaking News 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC www.chicagobreakingnews.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Late United Airlines contract draws world-wide protest.
    • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

    .Come fly the Friendly Skies" (late 1980s)
  • "Come fly our Friendly Skies" (The early ESOP years)
  • "United is Rising" during the late 1990s
  • "Come fly Chicago's hometown airline.^ United Airlines shows how NOT to “fly the friendly skies”.
    • » United Airlines shows how NOT to “fly the friendly skies”. A very sad incident. - SimpliFlying || Aviation :: Branding :: Technology || Airline marketing, airline brand management, social media, Web 2.0 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC simpliflying.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ United back in the friendly skies .
    • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

    ^ Am so glad fly the Friendly Skies!
    • United to charge obese for 2nd seat - Chicago Breaking News 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC www.chicagobreakingnews.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Come fly the friendly skies."
  • "Feel United ...^ And here's an instance where United Airlines is claiming to "fly the friendly skies" while this incidence was not even close to that.
    • » United Airlines shows how NOT to “fly the friendly skies”. A very sad incident. - SimpliFlying || Aviation :: Branding :: Technology || Airline marketing, airline brand management, social media, Web 2.0 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC simpliflying.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ United Airlines shows how NOT to “fly the friendly skies”.
    • » United Airlines shows how NOT to “fly the friendly skies”. A very sad incident. - SimpliFlying || Aviation :: Branding :: Technology || Airline marketing, airline brand management, social media, Web 2.0 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC simpliflying.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ These passengers in a time of crisis chose to fly with United Airlines, not Southwest (out of OAK) or Alaska Airlines...they chose to 'Fly The Friendly Skies' and this is how they were repaid for their patronage during their time of personal crisis.
    • » United Airlines shows how NOT to “fly the friendly skies”. A very sad incident. - SimpliFlying || Aviation :: Branding :: Technology || Airline marketing, airline brand management, social media, Web 2.0 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC simpliflying.com [Source type: Original source]

    Be United ... Worlds United ... Stay United ... .United"[112] (the late 1990s)
  • "It's important for the human race to stay United"
  • "Life is a journey – travel it well; United"
  • "We Are United" following the September 11 incident
  • "Relax, Stretch Out" with the rollout of EconomyPlus
  • "It's time to fly" for the animated commercials (voiced over by Robert Redford), banners, and magazine advertisements of the campaign first unveiled during Super Bowl XXXVIII.^ So I will fly with United for the rest of my life.
    • United Airlines - O'Hare - Chicago, IL 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC www.yelp.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Business travelers who have frequent flyer miles invested and get other perks from United 1k membership have a harder time letting go.
    • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

    ^ Mileage Plus members: Here's an incentive to fly now on United or United Express and save up to 50% on future travel .
    • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

    (2004 – present). The campaign was reintroduced in August 2008 when United premiered 5 new TV commercials during the 2008 Summer Olympic Games.
.United's theme song is George Gershwin's 1924 "Rhapsody in Blue", which it licensed from Gershwin's estate for $500,000 in 1976.[113] "Rhapsody" would have entered the public domain in 2000, but the Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act of 1998 extended its copyright another 20 years.^ For the past 20 years United Airlines has hosted fantasy flights for ill and disadvantaged kids around the country.
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

^ Both my favorite and least favorite commercials are the animated United Airlines spots set to Rhapsody in Blue.

^ So, if you travel 50,000 miles every year, you'll earn another 100,000 miles.
  • United Airlines - O'Hare - Chicago, IL 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC www.yelp.com [Source type: General]

.United is a sponsor of five of six of Chicago's major professional sports teams—the Bears, Blackhawks, Bulls, Cubs and White Sox - only the Fire are unaffiliated.^ "United Airlines had 116 of its flights delayed on the ground more than two hours with six flights with ground delays between four and five hours."
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

The Blackhawks and Bulls play their games in the United Center, which the airline holds the naming rights to until 2014. The Cubs use a United 757 as their charter jet for transport between games, and the White Sox, similarly, use an Airbus 320 as their charter operating under flight number UAL9904.

See also


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.United Airlines [1] is a major airline based in the United States and a key member of the Star Alliance network.^ United Airlines is a major US airline.
  • United Airlines Jobs and Employment Opportunities 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.bestaviation.net [Source type: News]

^ United Air Lines is a major airline of the United States.
  • http://www.tdtflights.com/airways-united-airlines.html 16 September 2009 1:01 UTC www.tdtflights.com [Source type: General]

^ United is a founding member of Star Alliance.
  • United Airlines - FlyerWiki 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC en.flyerwiki.net [Source type: General]

.It is one of the predominant carriers between North America and East Asia, and it also offers numerous flights from the US to Australia, Canada, the Caribbean, Central America, Europe, Mexico, the Middle East, South America, and Southeast Asia.^ United serves free meals on international flights between the US, South America, Europe, the South Pacific and Asia.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Travel between North America and .
  • United Airlines - Travel Information, Restricted Articles in Baggage 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.united.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Continental operates more than 2,700 flights each day to more than 240 destinations in North America, Central and South America, Europe and Asia.
  • United Airlines - Partner Guide: Continental 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC www.unitedairlines.de [Source type: General]

.Besides its general mainline operations, United offers an ultra-luxurious P.S. Premium Service product on all non-stop flights between New York (JFK) and either Los Angeles or San Francisco.^ Flights on “p.s.” service between New York/JFK and LAX or SFO are excluded from the “unlimited” upgrades.

^ On all mainline flights, United Airlines offers entertaining audio and visual programs.
  • United Airlines Tickets To India, United Airways Airline Flights, Book Online UA Flight Ticket India: Make My Trip 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC us.makemytrip.com [Source type: News]

^ With all that, the United airlines operates fast flight services for its passengers.
  • United Airlines | UnitedAirlines com | United States Airlines Booking � Yatra.com 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.yatra.com [Source type: General]
  • United Airlines | 123yatra.com 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.123yatra.com [Source type: General]

United's now defunct low cost Ted operation has been formally discontinued as of June 2008; however, the former Ted aircraft (all-economy class) will continue to operate in their current configuration well into 2009.
.In the summer of 2008, United Airlines announced its new "Travel Options by United" program, which allows passengers to customize their travel by adding convenient services to their itinerary.^ United Express announces New Portland service .
  • United Airlines | News, deals and offers from United Airlines - Page 2 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC www.easier.com [Source type: News]

^ This unhappy customer is done with United Airlines.
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

^ United Airlines customer service .

.Among these are Premier Line, providing fast track access through airport lines, and Door-to-Door Baggage Service, where Fedex Express picks up your bag and ships it overnight to your final destination.^ Send it directly to your destination via FedEx Express®.
  • United Airlines - Baggage Rules, Fees & Policies for United Air Travel 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.united.com [Source type: General]

^ United Airlines, FedEx in tie-up for door-to-door baggage service .
  • domain-b.com : United Airlines, FedEx in tie-up for door-to-door baggage service 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC www.domain-b.com [Source type: General]

^ Door-to-Door Baggage will be the moniker of the new service.

.More details can be found at united.com/traveloptions.^ Visit United Airlines for more details.

^ We invite you to learn more about our commitment by visiting www.United.com .

^ More details of the city's incentive package will be available following review by Chicago's Community Development Commission and approval by Chicago City Council and United's Board of Directors.
  • United Airlines Moves Operations Center to Willis Tower - SmartBrief 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.smartbrief.com [Source type: News]

.In June 2008, United Airlines announced a partnership with Continental Airlines.^ Aer Lingus & United Airlines announce partnership .
  • United Airlines | News, deals and offers from United Airlines 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.easier.com [Source type: News]

^ My partnership with United Airlines .
  • Steve Curtin » United Airlines 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC www.stevecurtin.com [Source type: General]

^ United Airlines has announced an exclusive partnership with Chicago's Joffrey Ballet.
  • United Airlines teams with Joffrey Ballet 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC news.cheapflights.com [Source type: News]

.Once implemented, frequent flier miles can be accrued and spent on either airline interchangeably.^ Despite the fact that I don’t have frequent flier mile account with them :) .
  • Review: United Airlines | Technosailor.com 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC technosailor.com [Source type: General]

^ The frequent flyer program of United airlines is Mileage Plus and since it is a member of Star Alliance, passengers can gain even more miles and as a result privileges.
  • United Airlines, Air Tickets, Flights, e-Ticket - myHellas.com 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC www.myhellas.com [Source type: General]

^ At times, frequent flier miles are counted at a 3:1 ratio, meaning that with every one dollar charged, you receive 3 frequent flier mile points.
  • How to Find United Airlines Deals / Airlines 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.flyertalk.com [Source type: General]

.However, it may take up to a year for the agreement to go into effect.^ Happy New Year 2010: Celebrations around the world As the entire world puts on its dancing shoes and gears up to welcome the new year, we take a look at how New Year 2010 festivities are going on..
  • New Year deals on selected United Airlines flights 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC www.merinews.com [Source type: News]

^ The old year passed with the stock near 52-week highs, and it sure seems as if the shares are going to carry the late-year momentum into 2010.
  • United Airlines Sees Flat Traffic in December - BloggingStocks 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC www.bloggingstocks.com [Source type: News]

^ The initial furlough notices will go out in mid-July and take effect in September, United spokeswoman Megan McCarthy said.
  • United Airlines cutting 950 pilot jobs - CNBC 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.cnbc.com [Source type: General]

.
  • Chicago O'Hare (ORD) is UA's official headquarters and a major hub for flights across the network.^ My flight went through Chicago O’hare where I transferred to a regional jet for the flight to Austin.
    • Review: United Airlines | Technosailor.com 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC technosailor.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, USA, it operates from hubs in Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Washington, DC and flies to some 30 countries.
    • United Airlines - SourceWatch 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sourcewatch.org [Source type: Reference]
    • View source - SourceWatch 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sourcewatch.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Headquarters / Main Hub: Chicago holds the headquarters for United, with its main hub being Chicago O'Hare (ORD), and major hubs in San Francisco, Denver and Washington.
    • United Airlines Info - Information About United Airlines 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC airtravel.about.com [Source type: General]

    .In addition to providing a comprehensive selection of flights to destinations throughout Canada, the United States, Mexico, and the Caribbean, United Airlines offers several daily non-stop flights to Asia (Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Tokyo-Narita) and Europe (Amsterdam, Frankfurt, London-Heathrow, Munich, and Paris-CDG).^ Select United Airlines flights from : Adelaide .
    • United Airlines (UA) - Cheap United Airlines Flights - ZUJI 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.zuji.com.au [Source type: General]

    ^ Looking for cheap flights with United Airlines?
    • United Airlines (UA) flights and airline tickets at Fly.com 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC www.fly.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Book cheap flights tickets from Canada to India by United Airlines .
    • Book Canada to India United Airlines Tickets, Online United Airlines Flight Status: Make My Trip 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC us.makemytrip.com [Source type: News]

    .Sao Paulo, Brazil is served daily as well.^ VARIG via Sao Paulo to Brazil domestic network 26.

    ^ UA861✧ Above 1/12 - 2/20 777 777 0 0 8:45 8:45 Sao Paulo (Guarulhos), Brazil (GRU) Boston, MA (BOS) 4,813mi 1003 1 UA860 Above Eff.
    • United Airlines Timetable and Schedule 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC www.docstoc.com [Source type: Reference]

    ^ Sao Paulo (Guarulhos), Brazil (GRU) 4,088mi 0905 1005 2015 UA5251✦ Above Disc.
    • United Airlines Timetable and Schedule 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC www.docstoc.com [Source type: Reference]

    .Star Alliance partners offer United customers several additional options through codeshare operations.^ United is a founding member of Star Alliance.
    • United Airlines - FlyerWiki 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC en.flyerwiki.net [Source type: General]

    ^ United is a founding member of the Star Alliance.
    • United Airlines mileage scam, Part 2 - malcontentist 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC malcontentist.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Flights operated by United that have a partner's codeshare flight number do not qualify for this offer.
    • United Airlines - FlyerTalk Forums 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC www.flyertalk.com [Source type: General]

    .All mainline United flights depart from Terminal 1, where passengers can enjoy the spectacular lightshow in the famous underground tunnel that links Concourses B and C. Although some United Express flights operate from Terminal 1, most United Express passengers can expect to pass through the smaller and older Terminal 2. NOTE: Although most United Express flights actually utilize Terminal 2, all ticketing and baggage facilities are located in Terminal 1. All incoming international flights (except those from coming from pre-cleared Canadian and Caribbean cities) will arrive in Terminal 5, requiring connecting passengers to transfer back to Terminals 1 or 2 for their onward flights.
  • Denver (DEN) is UA's second largest hub.^ United Express Airlines has flights departing daily from Concourse A .
    • Nashville International Airport - BNA | Airline Information 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.nashintl.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ At the same time, United Airlines will cut some international flights .
    • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

    ^ For flights like United, e-ticket can be used.

    .Though it is a busy waypoint for passengers traveling across the United States, virtually all flights are regional in nature.^ With all that, the United airlines operates fast flight services for its passengers.
    • United Airlines | UnitedAirlines com | United States Airlines Booking � Yatra.com 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.yatra.com [Source type: General]
    • United Airlines | 123yatra.com 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.123yatra.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Looking for a flight to United States?
    • Air ticket United Airlines - AirValid � 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.air-valid.co.uk [Source type: News]

    ^ Find also cheap flight United States .
    • Air ticket United Airlines - AirValid � 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.air-valid.co.uk [Source type: News]

    .United does serve several cities in Canada, Hawaii, and Mexico from Denver; there is seasonal service during the summer to London-Heathrow as well.^ United has always served me well.
    • United Airlines delivers best ever November on-time performance | Gadling.com 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.gadling.com [Source type: General]

    ^ United launching seasonal service to Anchorage .

    ^ United has been serving Hawaii since 1947.
    • United Airlines Reinstates Nonstop Service Between Chicago and Honolulu Effective June 3, 2004 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC gohawaii.about.com [Source type: News]

    .United operates exclusively from Concourse B, by far the largest and longest concourse at the airport.^ As of July 31, 2006, United is the world's second largest airline by revenue-passenger-miles (behind American Airlines), third-largest by total operating revenues, and fourth-largest by total passengers transported.
    • United Airlines Flights 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC flyuntied.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ UAL owns and operates United Air Lines, Inc., one of the world's largest air carriers, and a founding member of the Star Alliance.

    ^ Its largest port is at the O'Hare International Airport in Chicago with about 54,000 employees and operates with 460 aircrafts.
    • Buy Cheap Air Tickets For All Classes On United Airlines 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC www.discounted-airline.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .United Express passengers can enjoy the brand new regional wing of the concourse, having just opened to cater specifically to the rapidly growing regional jet and turboprop operations.
  • Los Angeles (LAX) is the smallest of United's five major hubs.^ That same year, United opened a major hub at Los Angeles International Airport .
    • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Brands include United, United Express, and Ted.
    • View source - SourceWatch 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sourcewatch.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Los Angeles hub United Express USA + Canada routes 6.

    .Even so, Los Angeles is still a very common stopover for travelers flying to and from Hawaii and Australia.^ Ostrower said he also sees room for cuts at destinations that cater more to leisure travelers rather than business passengers, such as Hawaii, Las Vegas and Los Angeles.

    ^ Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, USA, it operates from hubs in Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Washington, DC and flies to some 30 countries.
    • United Airlines - SourceWatch 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sourcewatch.org [Source type: Reference]
    • View source - SourceWatch 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sourcewatch.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ What's worse, the traveler has to discern whether the Redding stopover is actually on the itinerary, because some travel agents or online booking services don't make it very clear.
    • North Coast Connections: Road warrior of the air 16 September 2009 1:01 UTC www.tsblogs.com [Source type: General]

    .United offers non-stop service to London-Heathrow, Sydney and Tokyo-Narita.^ London Airports serviced by United Airlines .

    ^ Additionally, United offers a range of connections from Jordan to the US via bmi to London and Lufthansa to Germany.
    • United Airlines appoints Alshamel International as its representative in Jordan | United Airlines 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.ameinfo.com [Source type: News]

    ^ Children five to seven can travel unaccompanied on non-stop and direct routes and children eight to 12 can travel unaccompanied on all United flights.
    • United Airlines - flights and passenger information 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.cheapflights.com [Source type: News]

    .Melbourne is served via Sydney.^ Virgin Blue via Sydney/Melbourne to Australia domestic network .

    .United Airlines operates the majority of its flights from Terminal 7. Some mainline flights and all international arrivals utilize Terminal 6, while United Express flights arrive and depart from Terminal 8.
  • San Francisco (SFO) is UA's major West Coast hub.^ A computer outage grounded all United Airlines flights there.
    • United Airlines News | KXNet.com Bismarck Mandan North Dakota 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.kxnet.com [Source type: News]

    ^ Budget airlines operating in the United States: .

    ^ Back to Top * United Airlines contracts (but does not operate) United Express flights.
    • United Airlines - Company information 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC ir.united.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Non-stop service is offered to Beijing, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, London-Heathrow, Osaka, Seoul, Shanghai, Sydney and Tokyo-Narita.^ Hong Kong – London — full story » .
    • United Airlines B767-300 United First - Business Traveller 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC www.businesstraveller.com [Source type: General]

    ^ SFO to Hong Kong is a 15 hour flight non-stop.
    • United Airlines - O'Hare - Chicago, IL 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC www.yelp.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Until late spring last year, there also existed some service from Atlanta (ATL) non-stop to Martinique (FDF).

    .United operates domestic flights from Terminal 3's Boarding Area F, while international flights depart from the International Terminal's Boarding Area G.
  • Washington Dulles (IAD) is UA's key hub on the East Coast.^ Washington Dulles hub 4.

    ^ Monday morning flight from Dulles international.
    • United Airlines video and audio on brought to you by Boston.com 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC multimedia.boston.com [Source type: News]
    • Man Denied First Class Seat on United on 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC topics.myfoxboston.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Cheap flights with United Airlines (UA) .
    • United Airlines (UA) flights and airline tickets at Fly.com 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC www.fly.com [Source type: General]

    There are a plethora of feeder flights to the eastern states and Midwest and several transcontinental flights offered; however, this hub is most notable for handling many of United's transatlantic flights (Amsterdam, Brussels, Frankfurt, London-Heathrow, Munich, Paris-CDG, Rome, Geneva, and Zurich), as well as a number of flights to South America (Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro, and Sao Paulo) and, most recently, non-stop services to Kuwait, Tokyo, Dubai, Moscow, and Beijing.

Aircraft

.United offers 3-class service on international and JFK-LAX/SFO flights and 2-class service on most domestic flights, including feeder flights on Canadair CRJ-700 and Embraer 170 regional jets.^ LAX-JFK and SFO-JFK 2-class domestic, Canada, Hawaii, Caribbean .
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Canadair CRJ 700 .
  • United Airlines - Company information 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC ir.united.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ United Airlines Offering iPod/iPhone Connectivity on International Flights .
  • United Airlines Offering iPod/iPhone Connectivity on International Flights - Apple - Gizmodo 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC gizmodo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.However, prop planes and the Canadair CRJ-200 and Embraer 145 only have economy class.^ Canadair CRJ 200 .
  • United Airlines - Company information 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC ir.united.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It is also scrapping it's coach-only "Ted" service and reconfiguring those planes to include first-class seats.
  • United Airlines Slashes Staff, Planes 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www2.tbo.com [Source type: News]

^ It will also scrap its economy-class only Ted service and reconfigure those planes to include first-class seats.
  • BBC NEWS | Business | United Airlines cuts 100 planes 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC news.bbc.co.uk [Source type: News]

.Uniquely among major US airlines, United sets apart the first few rows of economy class as Economy Plus, which has five extra inches of legroom.^ United Airlines is a major US airline.
  • United Airlines Jobs and Employment Opportunities 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.bestaviation.net [Source type: News]

^ United configured this plane with three classes of service, First, Economy Plus (with three extra inches of legroom) and Economy.
  • United Airlines CRJ700 (Version 2) - SeatExpert 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC seatexpert.com [Source type: Reference]

^ United's Economy Plus seats have up to five more inches of legroom and are located at the front of the economy cabin.
  • United Airlines | News, deals and offers from United Airlines - Page 2 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC www.easier.com [Source type: News]

Economy Plus seating is given to ticketed economy passengers who:
  1. hold elite status in the Mileage Plus program (see below);
  2. subscribe to "Economy Plus Access" on an annual basis; or
  3. pay an additional fee at check-in or purchase, which varies based on the duration of the flight.
Economy Plus is available on most aircraft, including two-class commuter aircraft but not on one-class commuter aircraft (i.e. prop planes, CRJ-200s, and ERJ-145s).
.
  • 747-400s are used on a few major intercontinental (mainly transpacific) routes.^ This year, however, a few of the major airlines are using Cyber Monday to offer deeply discounted airfare prices to consumers.
    • United Airlines 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC mashable.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .While first and business class on these planes is top-quality (flat beds in first class), the 777's economy class product is much better, as the 747s only have bulkhead video screens back.^ First and Business Class seat reviews .
    • United Airlines First and Business Class seat reviews and United Airlines First and Business Class seat comfort tests and passenger reports 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC flatseats.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Or even in business or first class.
    • Doc Searls Weblog · “United Airlines” 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC blogs.law.harvard.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Business and First Class travelers.

    .There is business class seating on the main deck and the upper deck: the upper deck seats are generally preferred, as the main deck seats form a ring around the galleys and upper deck access stairs, making this part of the cabin much more hectic than business class upstairs (or on the 777).^ First and Business Class seat reviews .
    • United Airlines First and Business Class seat reviews and United Airlines First and Business Class seat comfort tests and passenger reports 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC flatseats.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Some suggest paying more for a seat in business class.
    • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

    ^ It's much more comfortable in a business class seat anyway, so it's worth the cost.
    • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

    .However, recently, United has undergone an upgrade of its business and first class cabins with business class seats turning into "flat beds" and with Audio-Video on Demand in its top two classes.^ Or even in business or first class.
    • Doc Searls Weblog · “United Airlines” 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC blogs.law.harvard.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Filmed from seat 6A in first class.
    • Aviation Video: Boeing 757-200 - United Airlines 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.flightlevel350.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ United Business Suite is the first flat-bed business seat to be offered by a U.S. airline.
    • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .However, economy class did not change.^ They did reschedule me for a flight that only left 9 hours later, but they tried to bounce me from 1st class to Economy.
    • United Airlines - Southwest - Denver, CO 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC www.yelp.com [Source type: General]

    .This transformation has been completed some of its long haul European and Asian routes.
  • 777-200s are used on most intercontinental routes, and have flat beds in first class.^ They compete much better on long haul flights across America compared to the shorter flights where airlines like Southwest have really taken some of their business.
    • United Airlines - UA Airlines - United Airlines Fares - United Airlines Vacations 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC www.galttech.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Now, I don’t know if this is the case at other airlines, but don’t most of them board from the back to the front of the plane (after first class, frequent flyers, etc)?
    • PLAYING IN TRAFFIC » Blog Archive » UNITED AIRLINES HORROR STORIES 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC samsonmedia.net [Source type: General]

    ^ UA appears to have hit a home run with this plane's Business Class, offering a true 180 degrees lie-flat bed.
    • United Airlines Boeing 747-400 (New First & Biz) - SeatExpert 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC seatexpert.com [Source type: News]

    .Economy class has personal video screens at each seat.^ I was informed that "Q" class was a form of economy seating.
    • Boycott United Airlines - Blogcritics Culture 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC blogcritics.org [Source type: General]

    ^ The in-flight service in Economy Class includes complimentary video and audio on all flights, seat-back video screens on all international three-cabin 767-300 and 777 aircraft, complimentary copy of Hemispheres magazine, pillows and blankets, complimentary meal service and drinks.
    • United Airlines : flights and passenger information 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC www.cheapflights.co.uk [Source type: News]

    ^ The aircraft will also feature iPod connectivity, enabling customers in the front cabins to enjoy their own videos on a 15.4-inch personal television screen.
    • United Airlines | News, deals and offers from United Airlines - Page 2 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC www.easier.com [Source type: News]

    .Another version is used for flights to Hawaii and has only domestic first class and economy seating.^ All seats were in economy class, with the exception of “Premium Class” seating on overseas flights.
    • Interesting Defunct United States Airlines 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.rioleo.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Filmed from seat 6A in first class.
    • Aviation Video: Boeing 757-200 - United Airlines 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.flightlevel350.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Domestic First Class along with E+ section in the Economy cabin.
    • United Airlines Airbus A319 - SeatExpert 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC seatexpert.com [Source type: Reference]

    .The domestic version of the 777 does not offer personal video in either class of service - projection screens and overhead monitors used.
  • 767-300s are used on international routes which do not warrant 777 service.^ International service and routes .
    • AIRLINE BIZ Blog | The Dallas Morning News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC dmn.beloblog.com [Source type: News]

    ^ Its domestic business class, on some routes, will lose food service.
    • United Airlines Goes Too Far - Advertising Age - Garfield's Ad Review 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC adage.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ New Business Class: Each seat offers audio and video on-demand and a video screen for viewing more than 150 hours of movies and TV programs.
    • United Airlines Business Class - FlyerWiki 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC en.flyerwiki.net [Source type: General]

    .These aircraft have all been updated with United's International Premium Travel Experience (IPTE) featuring fully flat beds in business.^ United Business is offered on all internationally configured aircraft.
    • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Denver International on United Airlines for business.
    • United Airlines - News, photos, topics, and quotes 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.daylife.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • United Airlines | ajc.com 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC projects.ajc.com [Source type: News]
    • United Airlines | ajc.com 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC projects.ajc.com [Source type: News]

    ^ On its site, the airline says "we care a great deal about all of our customers' well-being, and we have implemented this policy to help ensure that everyone's travel experiences with United are comfortable and pleasant."
    • United Airlines Weighs In on 'Seat Infringement' - BusinessWeek 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC www.businessweek.com [Source type: News]

    .Like the 777, there is also a two-class domestic version mainly used for flights to Hawaii.^ For flights like United, e-ticket can be used.

    ^ I’ve been 1K for three years running, and flew at least two full-fare business class flights overseas from the U.S. in 2008.
    • Doc Searls Weblog · “United Airlines” 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC blogs.law.harvard.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ This spectacular promotion offers a free* international or domestic roundtrip ticket and two North American upgrades when a qualifying international or domestic flight...
    • United, All Nippon Airways... - United Airlines News and Info - EscapeWizard 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC www.escapewizard.com [Source type: News]

    .The domestic version of the 767 does not offer personal video in either class of service - projection screens and overhead monitors used.
  • 757s are mainly used on medium-range and transcontinental flights.^ Overhead monitors are available for in-flight entertainment.
    • United Airlines Airbus A319 - SeatExpert 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC seatexpert.com [Source type: Reference]

    ^ I used my e-ticket to check-in at PVG for my flight from PVG to SFO. However, airlines based in China, including Air China, do not offer e-ticket.

    ^ New Business Class: Each seat offers audio and video on-demand and a video screen for viewing more than 150 hours of movies and TV programs.
    • United Airlines Business Class - FlyerWiki 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC en.flyerwiki.net [Source type: General]

    .Most have two classes of service.^ If this occurs, passengers will be forced to either find a flight with open seating or required to buy two seats or an upgrade to a class of service with wide seats.
    • United to charge obese for 2nd seat - Chicago Breaking News 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC www.chicagobreakingnews.com [Source type: Original source]

    .However, if you are flying from New York JFK to Los Angeles or San Francisco, the 757s used on these routes have three-class premium service similar to what you would get on an international flight, with lie-flat seats (not beds) in first class and a roomy business class.^ You’ll find business class deals from Los Angeles , Chicago , New York , and more.

    ^ Or even in business or first class.
    • Doc Searls Weblog · “United Airlines” 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC blogs.law.harvard.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ United Business Suite is the first flat-bed business seat to be offered by a U.S. airline.
    • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .This is to compete with American Airlines' nearly identical service which uses larger but older 767-200s.
  • A320s and A319s are used on other medium-range flights, and may be swapped out for one another despite what your reservation or the timetable says.^ They may also travel unaccompanied on connecting flights to other airlines.
    • United Airlines Information from Compare-Airlines.com 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.compare-airlines.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • United Airlines Information from Compare-Airlines.com 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC www.compare-airlines.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ American Airlines is the one to watch in 2010 .
    • UnitedAirlines — Gadling 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.gadling.com [Source type: General]

    ^ American Airlines flight attendants speak out abou...
    • Cabin Crew News: Details of the United Airlines Flight Attendant 'Early Out' Program 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC cabincrewblog.com [Source type: News]

    Many A320s are being reconfigured to feature leather seating in all classes.

Frequent flyer program

.United's frequent flyer program is called Mileage Plus.^ Mileage Plus, the frequent flyer program for United, allows passengers to earn miles when flying with United or any of their partners.
  • United Airlines - flights and passenger information 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.cheapflights.com [Source type: News]

^ United's program is called Mileage Plus.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Mileage Plus is the frequent flyer programme run by United Airlines.
  • United Airlines - Cheap Flights on United - Airfares Flights 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.airfaresflights.com.au [Source type: News]

Earning miles

.Mileage Plus members can earn miles when flying on any Star Alliance carrier, as well as Air One (Italy), Emirates (Dubai), Island Air (Hawaii), Qatar Airways, TACA Airlines (Central America) and TAM (Brazil).^ United is a founding member of the Star Alliance.
  • United Airlines mileage scam, Part 2 - malcontentist 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC malcontentist.com [Source type: General]

^ Star Alliance has a new member as of this fall.
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

^ Similarly, United Airlines’ Mileage Plus members may now earn and redeem their miles on Jet Airways’ network."
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

.All paid flights on United and United Express earn full mileage, while mileage accrual on partner airlines depends on the fare paid from zero to 100% of flight mileage.^ A computer outage grounded all United Airlines flights there.
  • United Airlines News | KXNet.com Bismarck Mandan North Dakota 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.kxnet.com [Source type: News]

^ United Airlines Cancels 31 Flights .
  • The Consumerist: United Airlines Archives 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC consumerist.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Airlines are slashing fares and flights to survive.
  • United Airlines' makeover aims to refresh and renew - USATODAY.com 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC www.usatoday.com [Source type: News]

.In addition, miles can be earned with a variety of travel, retail, and financial partners.^ Through this program you can earn miles every time you fly with either United Airlines or with its alliance partners.
  • United Airlines flights on sale - dare to compare, book & save. 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.travel.com.au [Source type: General]

^ I stick with United because of the credit card - 6 of us are traveling R/T to Maui with miles earned by spending money over a couple of years.
  • United Airlines Review - Associated Content - associatedcontent.com 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.associatedcontent.com [Source type: General]

^ Mileage Plus, the frequent flyer program for United, allows passengers to earn miles when flying with United or any of their partners.
  • United Airlines - flights and passenger information 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.cheapflights.com [Source type: News]

Redeeming miles

.Miles can be redeemed for award flights on any of the airlines listed above, subject to availability.^ Mileage Plus Auctions, which rolled out last month, lets frequent flyers redeem miles for top awards other than airline flights, including private golf lessons, spa treatments, a flight simulator experience and a four-day U.S. Winter Olympic experience.
  • United Airlines Launches Auction Rewards 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC promomagazine.com [Source type: General]

^ United Airlines 1970s 100,000 Mile Award Available: 1 Stock #: UA1024-A28 Price: $15.00 each .
  • United Airlines collectibles from Your Airline Collectibles Superstore 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.michaelscollectibles.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ United Airlines also lets its frequent flyers redeem miles for hotel stays, car rentals, music downloads, and newspaper and magazine subscriptions.
  • United Airlines Launches Auction Rewards 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC promomagazine.com [Source type: General]

.For itineraries exclusively involving flights on United or United Express, it is also possible to pay double the mileage to bypass capacity controls.^ Another of United's recent telecommunications projects involved recabling 8 flight reservation centers across the country.
  • United Airlines flies with the Siemon Cabling System - Siemon 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC www.siemon.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The once-daily round-trip flight will be operated by United Express affiliate SkyWest.
  • United Airlines | Travel News from Cheapflights.com 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC news.cheapflights.com [Source type: General]

^ The moronic incident took place on board a GoJet flight, operating as United Express.
  • UnitedAirlines — Gadling 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.gadling.com [Source type: General]

.Miles can also be redeemed for single class of service upgrades on United or United Express, subject to availability and depending on the original fare paid.^ Fares subject to availability.
  • United Airlines, United Airline Tickets & Deals, United Airlines Flight - OneTravel 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.onetravel.com [Source type: General]
  • United Airlines, United Airline Tickets & Deals, United Airlines Flight - OneTravel 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.onetravel.com [Source type: General]
  • United Airlines, United Airlines Flights, United Airlines Tickets & Airfare on CheapOair 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.cheapoair.com [Source type: News]
  • United Airlines, United Airlines Flights, United Airlines Tickets & Airfare on CheapOair 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC www.cheapoair.com [Source type: News]
  • United Airlines, United Airlines Flights, United Airlines Tickets & Airfare on CheapOair 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC www.cheapoair.com [Source type: News]

^ The fares listed below are subject to availability.
  • United Airlines flights to North America. 91 fares 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.travel.com.au [Source type: Reference]
  • United Airlines airfares to North America. 79 ticket deals 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC www.lastminute.com.au [Source type: Reference]

^ [I have close to 500,000 actual flight miles on United mostly from the 1990s and for the most part, it delivered with above average service.
  • Dave Carroll v. United Airlines, social media lessons round two - SmartPlanet 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC www.smartplanet.com [Source type: General]

.Mileage upgrades are not available on partner airlines, however; United has suspended its participation in the Star Alliance upgrade program indefinitely.^ All of United's Star Alliance partners are full participants in Mileage Plus ®, the second largest loyalty program in the world.
  • United Airlines - Company information 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC ir.united.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ To participate, consumers must be a member of United Airlines Mileage Plus program.
  • United Airlines Launches Auction Rewards 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC promomagazine.com [Source type: General]

^ Brussels Airlines joins Star Alliance.
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

.Mileage Plus miles cannot be transferred into other programs, but can also be redeemed for hotel stays, car rentals, and some newspaper and magazine offerings.^ United's program is called Mileage Plus.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It’s easy to earn or redeem miles for a newspaper subscription with Mileage Plus® Newspaper Subscriptions.
  • United Airlines Archive - Points Wizard 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC boardingarea.com [Source type: General]
  • United Airlines Mileage Plus Archive - Points Wizard 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC boardingarea.com [Source type: General]

^ United Airlines also lets its frequent flyers redeem miles for hotel stays, car rentals, music downloads, and newspaper and magazine subscriptions.
  • United Airlines Launches Auction Rewards 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC promomagazine.com [Source type: General]

Elite status

.Elite status is earned based on the number of elite qualifying miles (EQMs) or elite qualifying segments (EQSs) flown in a calendar year on United, United Express, or any other Star Alliance carrier (but not the other airline partners listed above).^ United is a founding member of the Star Alliance.
  • United Airlines mileage scam, Part 2 - malcontentist 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC malcontentist.com [Source type: General]

^ Flights operated by United that have a partner's codeshare flight number do not qualify for this offer.
  • United Airlines - FlyerTalk Forums 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC www.flyertalk.com [Source type: General]

^ Travel on either carrier will count toward earning elite status.

.Elite flyers are given certain priority checkin, boarding, and standby privileges, as well as bonus miles, and the ability to accrue electronic certificates which provide class of service upgrades, among other benefits.^ Mileage Plus has three elite tiers: Premier, Premier Executive, and 1K. To qualify, members fly the following on United or selected airline partners during a calendar year: 25,000 miles or 30 segments for Premier; 50,000 miles or 60 segments for Premier Executive; 100,000 miles or 100 segments for 1K. Elite benefits (upgrades, bonus miles, etc.
  • United Airlines - Wiki - SmarterTravel.com 16 September 2009 1:01 UTC wiki.smartertravel.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ So in order to keep United's fares competitive with other airlines, United wants to offer low bare fares online, and offer options (such as accruing frequent flyer miles, assigned seats, and checked luggage) for customers to "upgrade" their travel.
  • Airline Bulletin: United Airlines Toys With "Bare Fare" Concept 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.airlinebulletin.com [Source type: General]

^ In September 2001 and during certain other periods earlier in the year, United Airlines Flight 93 provided daily, nonstop service from Newark (Liberty) International Airport in New Jersey to San Francisco International Airport.
  • United Airlines Flight 93 - 911myths 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC 911myths.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

The basic status levels are:
  • Premier Associate - a "gifted" status - Star Alliance Silver
  • Premier - 25,000 EQMs or 30 EQSs - Star Alliance Silver
  • Premier Executive - 50,000 EQMs or 60 EQSs - Star Alliance Gold
  • Premier Executive 100K, or simply 1K - 100,000 EQMs or 100 EQSs - Star Alliance Gold
.In addition, United has created a somewhat mysterious "fifth tier" known as Global Services (GS).^ Will the super-elite Global Services frequent fliers have to put their complaints in writing to the United employees who were trained to serve them , too?
  • Is United Airlines’ complaint line closure the future of customer service? 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.elliott.org [Source type: General]

^ In addition to trimming the advertising and marketing budget, Tilton said United Airlines plans to reduce purchased services by $200 million.
  • United Airlines Budget Cuts Into Promotions, Staffing 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC promomagazine.com [Source type: News]

^ Global Services is a United Airlines invitational program associated with Mileage Plus and was established to retain their high yielding customers.
  • United Airlines 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.saflights.co.za [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.GS status is tied to revenue, instead of miles or flight segments flown, and is obtained by invitation only.^ Airline management on the other hand also seems to see customers as revenue per mile figures only and therefore we are de-huminized as well by them.
  • » United Airlines shows how NOT to “fly the friendly skies”. A very sad incident. - SimpliFlying || Aviation :: Branding :: Technology || Airline marketing, airline brand management, social media, Web 2.0 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC simpliflying.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The GS members that I *know* and those that I have spoke to all had flown extensively the previous year (including me, for the 2 years that I had the status).
  • Conor's Web Log of Esoterica: United's Global Services 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC conorcahill.blogspot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I thought the whole GS thing was silly, until our family of 4 was upgraded from Business to First on a (frequent flier mile) flight to Hong Kong this summer.
  • Conor's Web Log of Esoterica: United's Global Services 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC conorcahill.blogspot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.GS members have priority over even 1Ks for upgrades and standby for flights, and are provided other special perks as well.^ Through the operation of the Frequent Flyer Plan with other members, United Airlines provides passengers with Mileage Plus, allocated terminal lounges and check-in Facilities.
  • United Airlines, Flight Schedule, Airlines Reservations in China, Contact Information 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC www.travelchinaguide.com [Source type: News]

^ Mileage Plus members may redeem their miles for free flights and upgrades on United and its airline partners.
  • United Airlines - Wiki - SmarterTravel.com 16 September 2009 1:01 UTC wiki.smartertravel.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ A special reserve of saver award seats just for GS members, so even when they are gone for everyone else I can usually get them.
  • Conor's Web Log of Esoterica: United's Global Services 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC conorcahill.blogspot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.However, as United does not publish the criteria used for invitation, or a comprehensive list of benefits, only anecdotal information about the program is available.^ Stock Information about United Airlines .
  • United Airlines - Company Profile on LinkedIn 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.linkedin.com [Source type: General]

^ Information about these offers is usually not available on the program's website.
  • MileMaven.com: Earn the Most Miles with United Airlines (UA) 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.milemaven.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The program is by invitation, and the qualification requirements are not published.
  • United Airlines - Wiki - SmarterTravel.com 16 September 2009 1:01 UTC wiki.smartertravel.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.A Million Miler, one who has flown 1 million miles on United aircraft, receives Premier Executive status for life.^ United rewards Million Mile fliers with Premier Executive status for life.
  • United Airlines - Wiki - SmarterTravel.com 16 September 2009 1:01 UTC wiki.smartertravel.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Ultimately, United intends to fly only two types of wide-body aircraft – the 787 and the A350, with variants of one or the other replacing the Boeing 777.
  • United Airlines Orders Planes 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.zacks.com [Source type: General]

^ While this is sure to upset those who’ve earned it the hard way, United Airlines has mailed a promotion to receive free Premier Executive elite status membership for 90 days.

Lounges

.United's main lounge network is called the Red Carpet Club.^ United's lounge network is called The Red Carpet Club and is available to travelers via a yearly membership or daily access fee.
  • United Airlines - Wiki - SmarterTravel.com 16 September 2009 1:01 UTC wiki.smartertravel.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Many passengers also enjoy the membership privileges of United Red Carpet Club that includes access to select Star Alliance lounges, early boarding, and priority baggage delivery.
  • United Airlines, United Airline Tickets & Deals, United Airlines Flight - OneTravel 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.onetravel.com [Source type: General]
  • United Airlines, United Airline Tickets & Deals, United Airlines Flight - OneTravel 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.onetravel.com [Source type: General]

^ Similarly, members of either airline's airport lounge program will have access to both Continental's Presidents Club network and United's Red Carpet Club(R) lounges.

.The RCCs offer light refreshments such as fruit and crackers, complimentary soft drinks, and at some locations, free WiFi.^ My boards will not take advantage of the complimentary soft drink service.
  • A Letter to United Airlines 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC surfermag.com [Source type: General]

.Alcoholic beverages are usually available for a fee, although Star Alliance Gold passengers are entitled to two drink tickets at their gateway airports when departing internationally.^ Alcoholic beverages are available for a fee on most flights.
  • United Airlines (USA) | FlightMemory - Encyclopedia 18 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.flightmemory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Soft drinks are always free on every flight, alcoholic beverages are always available for purchase on every flight, a la carte snacks are available for purchase on every flight over two hours, and other snack boxes and meals are available for purchase on flights more than 3 hours.
  • United Airlines - flights and passenger information 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.cheapflights.com [Source type: News]

^ A 51-year-old pilot with U.S. carrier United Airlines could be given a two-year jail sentence after admitting that he attempted to fly a passenger jet from London Heathrow airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport while over the alcohol limit.

.The RCCs are open to paying RCC members as well as Star Alliance Gold members; United and US Airways Star Alliance Gold members are only granted access when on a same-day international itinerary on a Star Alliance carrier, however.^ United is a founding member of the Star Alliance.
  • United Airlines mileage scam, Part 2 - malcontentist 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC malcontentist.com [Source type: General]

^ Star Alliance has a new member as of this fall.
  • SANS Technology Institute: United Airlines News 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.sans.edu [Source type: News]

^ Star Alliance member airlines .

One-time passes are available for $50.
.Ten airports also have a First International Lounge open to first class passengers on international itineraries, and six have an Arrivals Suite where international first and business class passengers arriving before noon can take a shower and eat breakfast.^ Business and First Class travelers.

^ Pay for first class or business class.
  • United to charge obese for 2nd seat - Chicago Breaking News 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC www.chicagobreakingnews.com [Source type: Original source]

^ We arrived at Ontario International Airport and unloaded the items we were taking with us.
  • United Airlines | Andrew Ferguson 9 February 2010 17:24 UTC andrewferguson.net [Source type: General]

.These lounges are not open to elites by virtue of their elite status, and can only be accessed by passengers in those cabins.^ Once you standardize schedules, fares, frequent flyer programs and lounge access the only point of differentiation left is the onboard product and service.
  • United and Continental Airlines: Dumb and Dumber - Jetwhine: Aviation Buzz and Bold Opinion 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.jetwhine.com [Source type: General]

^ The slide at exit 4R reportedly inflated inside the cabin when the door was opened by a passenger.
  • AirDisaster.Com: Investigation: United Airlines Flight 173 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC www.airdisaster.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Unlike the other elite status levels that Continental offers the Presidential Plus level will be invitation-only.
  • United » Tag Archive » The Wandering Aramean 16 January 2010 19:50 UTC boardingarea.com [Source type: General]


Simple English

United Airlines is an American airline. It is the second largest to date. It is headquarterd in Chicago, Illinois. On May 3, 2010, it was announced that United and Continental Airlines would merge. The new airlines will take the United name but use Continental's globe identity and livery. There was a lot of negative reaction to the new livery. Most people were in favor of the iconic "Tulip" logo, designed by Saul Bass in 1973.


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