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United Airlines Celebrates 40th Anniversary of MileagePlus by Awarding One Million Miles Each to 4 Essential Healthcare Workers

United Airlines Celebrates 40th Anniversary of MileagePlus by Awarding One Million Miles Each to 4 Essential Healthcare Workers

As part of its celebration of the 40th anniversary of its MileagePlus frequent-flyer program in May, United Airlines announced it will donate four million miles to essential healthcare workers in a contest.
Four such individuals will win one million miles each.
The Chicago-based airline is inviting its customers to nominate frontline healthcare workers who embody what the airline termed its core values including making the world a safer place, caring for people, …

United Airlines to Offer MileagePlus Members 3 Ways to Earn Bonus Points and Miles

United Airlines to Offer MileagePlus Members 3 Ways to Earn Bonus Points and Miles

United Airlines announced three new options for members of its MileagePlus frequent-flyer program that will allow the member to earn Premier elite status more quickly or earn bonus miles with the airline based on that individual’s desire to travel now if ready or to return to flying at a later date.
The program allows a member to  “select an offer that is meaningful to them whether they’re ready to travel now …

Great Moments in Travel History – May 2021

“Tra la, it’s May, the lusty Month of May,” as the song from “Camelot” goes. May, the fifth month in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars is typically the epitome of spring in the Northern Hemisphere and of autumn in the Southern. May Day, typically celebrated on May 1, is an ancient Northern Hemisphere spring festival that celebrates the season. It is also a public holiday in many countries, in …

To Prepare for Summer, United Airlines Adds 480 Flights to Schedule

To Prepare for Summer, United Airlines Adds 480 Flights to Schedule

United Airlines said it would fly 60% of its flights in June compared to its June 2019 schedule.
The Chicago-based airline will add more than 480 daily domestic flights to its schedule, which translates into operating over 3,100 daily domestic flights.  The increase means that United will operate 67% of its domestic schedule when compared with June 2019.
The carrier will add new flights to Alaska, Hawaii, and Montana, among other destinations.
In …

United Airlines Plans to Return its Grounded Boeing 777-200s with Pratt & Whitney Engines to the Skies

United Airlines Plans to Return its Grounded Boeing 777-200s with Pratt & Whitney Engines to the Skies

United Airlines said that it does plan to return its grounded Boeing 777-200 planes to the skies “in the future,” without providing a specific timetable.
The airline grounded its fleet of 777-200 equipped with Pratt & Whitney PW4000 engines on February 20 at the direction of federal regulators after a United Airlines Boeing 777-200 was forced to return to Denver International Airport after it suffered an engine failure shortly after taking …

United Airlines Adds Support for Scheduling Covid Tests to Smartphone App

United Airlines Adds Support for Scheduling Covid Tests to Smartphone App

United Airlines added new capabilities to its Travel-Ready Center component in its smartphone app.  The new functionality United passengers to schedule a coronavirus test directly through the carrier’s app prior to traveling to a destination that requires a test..
The Travel-Ready Center was launched in January of this year. It allows passengers to upload their results directly through the app, and will then tell them whether or not they meet the …

United Airlines Reports $2.4 Billion Loss for Q1

United Airlines Reports $2.4 Billion Loss for Q1

United Airlines announced financial results for first quarter of 2021.
The airline posted$2.4 billion adjusted net loss for the first quarter, on revenue of $3.2 billion, down 66% year-over-year. United cited higher fuel costs and continued weak demand amidst the coronavirus pandemic.
“We’re poised to emerge from this pandemic with a future that is brighter than ever,” said Scott Kirby, the airline’s CEO.
The airline, Kirby said, now sees “a clear path to …