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United Airlines Reports 32% Drop in Revenue for Third Quarter

United Airlines Reports 32% Drop in Revenue for Third Quarter

United Airlines announced financial results for the third quarter of 2021.
The Chicago-based airline reported net income of $473 million, a figure that was boosted by $1.13 billion in federal payroll aid, on revenue of $7.75 billion,
Net income was down 54% from $1,024 million in 2019, while revenue fell 31.9% compared to the same period in 2019.
United said that, despite the impact of the Delta variant of the coronavirus in the …

Coronavirus News Briefing – Oct. 16: United Air Vaccine Mandate On Hold for Workers Claiming Religious or Medical Exemption

Coronavirus News Briefing – Oct. 16: United Air Vaccine Mandate On Hold for Workers Claiming Religious or Medical Exemption

Russia reported its largest daily number of new coronavirus infections since the start of the pandemic, health officials there said on Sunday.  The figure – 34,303 – was over 70% higher than the number of new cases just one month ago as the country faces what may be its greatest coronavirus challenge yet.  Just 20,174 new cases were reported on September 19, 2021.
The country’s national coronavirus task force said on …

With ‘Big Expectations,’ United Airlines Will Ramp Up Transatlantic Service in 2022

With ‘Big Expectations,’ United Airlines Will Ramp Up Transatlantic Service in 2022

United Airlines announced a major expansion of its transatlantic service, adding five routes and increasing the frequency of flights to five more including new capital-to-capital service to Berlin from the United States.
In making the announcement. United said it has “big expectations for a rebound in travel to Europe for summer.”
The Chicago-based carrier said it will start new flights from Washington, D.C. to Amman in Jordan and from New York City …

United Promotes Network Planning Exec Gupta to SVP

United Promotes Network Planning Exec Gupta to SVP

United Airlines made multiple executive appointments and promotions on Monday in addition to announcing new global sourcing organizations within the company.
The Chicago-based carrier announced the promotion of Ankit Gupta, vice president of network planning and scheduling, to the position of senior vice president of domestic planning.  Mr. Gupta is also being promoted to the position of senior vice president of United Express, the airline’s regional operation.
Mr. Gupta, noted Andrew Nocella, …

United Airlines to Operate 91% of Pre-Pandemic Domestic Schedule in December

United Airlines to Operate 91% of Pre-Pandemic Domestic Schedule in December

United Airlines said Thursday it plans to operate its busiest domestic schedule since the start of the coronavirus pandemic in order to meet what it termed a “surge in holiday travel” in December.
The airline said it expects its busiest travel days to be November 24 and 28 for Thanksgiving, and December 23, 2021 and January 2, 2022 for travel during the unofficial winter break period.
“We’re seeing a lot of pent-up …

United Airlines Partners with PayPal for In-Flight Purchases with QR Codes Without Need for Wi-Fi

United Airlines Partners with PayPal for In-Flight Purchases with QR Codes Without Need for Wi-Fi

United Airlines announced it was working with PayPal and would accept PayPal QR codes on select flights for in-flight purchases of drinks and snacks.
The QR codes will allow purchases to be processed with or without Wi-Fi present on board.
Passengers who have already downloaded the PayPal app and set a preferred payment method for QR codes merely have to click “Pay with QR codes” in the app, followed by clicking the …

United Airlines Prepares to Dismiss Its Unvaccinated Employees

United Airlines Prepares to Dismiss Its Unvaccinated Employees

United Airlines began the process of firing employees who had not received at least one shot of coronavirus vaccine by Monday.
In August, the Chicago-based company announced a vaccine mandate requiring all workers to get inoculated against Covid by the end of September.
The company estimates that 99% of its employees including the CEO of the airline have been vaccinated and that 593 workers did not get the jab by the September …