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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 …

United Airlines Reports 97% of Workers Are Fully Vaccinated Ahead of Deadline

United Airlines Reports 97% of Workers Are Fully Vaccinated Ahead of Deadline

Saying that “vaccine mandates work,” United Airlines announced Wednesday that over 97% of its U.S.-based workforce is now fully vaccinated against the coronavirus.
The news comes one week before the company’s vaccine inoculation deadline of September 27.
The Chicago-based company was the first major carrier in the United States to make vaccinations mandatory, a policy first announced in August.
United’s CEO, Scott Kirby, said that the airline had allowed “most” of the exemption …

United Airlines Plans New Service from Washington, D.C. to Lagos

United Airlines Plans New Service from Washington, D.C. to Lagos

United Airlines announced it will introduce new thrice-weekly non-stop service between Washington, D.C. and Lagos, Nigeria.
Flights to Lagos will start November 29, subject to government approval.
The new flights will be the first non-stop service linking the two cities.
The Chicago-based carrier first announced plans for the Lagos service in November of last year.
With a population of 14.8 million, Lagos is the second most populous city in Africa and a major destination …

Flights Slowly Resume After Computer Outage Grounds United Airlines Operations

Flights Slowly Resume After Computer Outage Grounds United Airlines Operations

United Airlines said it has begun to operate some flights following a major computer systems failure that grounded the airline Friday morning.
The outage apparently began shortly after 5:30 a.m. EDT, according to Downdetector, a service that tracks such data.
The airline issued a ground stop on all its traffic in the United States and Canada, according to the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration website.
“I can’t log in and the phone reps can’t …

American, United Lower Forecasts, Cite Weak Demand Amidst Rising Covid Cases

American, United Lower Forecasts, Cite Weak Demand Amidst Rising Covid Cases

American, United, and Southwest airlines all lowered their financial forecasts for the third quarter, citing weaker bookings amidst a surge in Covid-19 cases.
American warned that the increase in coronavirus cases, thanks to the highly transmissible delta variant, would hit revenue by some 24% to 28% in Q3, compared to the same period in 2019.
Despite this, the world’s airline said that the third quarter is still on track to be its …