United Airlines News

United Airlines increases Airbus A350 order to 45 planes

United Airlines increases Airbus A350 order to 45 planes

7 September 2017 Airline News

United Airlines has increased the number of A350 XWB aircraft it will bring into its fleet, updating and expanding its previously existing order for 35 A350-1000 to 45 A350-900 widebody aircraft. The A350-900 is the cornerstone member of the A350XWB family from Airbus.

United launches new Alexa skill to passengers

United launches new Alexa skill to passengers

United Airlines has revealed a new option for customers to check in and learn about flights without the touch of a finger. The new United skill for Amazon Alexa allows customers to use their Alexa-enabled devices, such as the Amazon Echo and the Amazon Echo Dot, to check in and ask a variety of questions about flights

United Airlines chief Munoz issues second apology following ‘horrific’ incident

United Airlines chief Munoz issues second apology following ‘horrific’ incident

12 April 2017 Airline News

After a somewhat mealy-mouthed first effort appeared to fall on deaf ears, United Airlines chief executive Oscar Munoz has issued a second apology following the forced removal of a passenger from a flight. Passenger David Dao was dragged screaming from a flight from Chicago to Louisville, Kentucky, on Sunday, with the airline initially describing the flight as overbooked.

United Airlines reports $2.3bn profit for 2016

United Airlines reports $2.3bn profit for 2016

18 January 2017 Airline News

United Airlines has reported full-year net income of $2.3 billion, diluted earnings per share of $6.85, pre-tax earnings of $3.8 billion and pre-tax margin of 10.4 per cent. Excluding special items, UAL reported full-year net income of $2.9 billion, diluted earnings per share of $8.65, pre-tax earnings of $4.5 billion and pre-tax margin of 12.2 percent.

United reveals Polaris experience at Saks Fifth Avenue

United reveals Polaris experience at Saks Fifth Avenue

13 January 2017 Airline News

United Airlines and Saks Fifth Avenue have unveiled a United Polaris-themed takeover of the windows in the luxury retailer’s flagship store in New York City. Entitled Now Arriving, the 14 storefront windows display a replica of a United Airlines plane.