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United Targets Vaccinated Travelers With Latest Route Announcement

While domestic airline traffic in the U.S. is on its way to full recovery and some analysts expect the number of passengers to return to 2019 levels by early 2022, international traffic remains still well below pre-pandemic levels. However, some U.S. carriers are trying to jump-start the return to international skies of transatlantic passengers by adding services to countries that have announced will welcome vaccinated passengers without quarantines or further formalities. United Airlines has announced it will add three new…

United Airlines is the World’s Sustainability Guinea Pig

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has set an ambitious goal for global air travel emissions: cut the CO2 the aviation industry emits by 50% of 2005 levels by 2050. Airlines are at different stages in their adjustments, with some carriers clearly breaking out as clear leaders in the fight…

United Airlines Launches First-Of-Its-Kind Carbon Reduction Alliance

Over the years, United Airlines has made significant efforts in decarbonizing the airline industry. In 2015, the carrier invested $30 million into Fulcrum BioEnergy, an alternative fuels developer in the United States, which converts municipal solid waste into low-cost sustainable aviation biofuel. The investment was the single largest of any airline…

Opinion: United’s Pilot Recruitment Policy Is the Right Move —…

“Our flight deck should reflect the diverse group of people onboard our planes every day. That’s why we plan for 50% of the 5,000 pilots we train in the next decade to be women or people of color.” That is the leading line from United's announcement last week that it…

United Airlines Bolsters Hawaiian Network

Chicago-based United Airlines boosted service on four of its routes to Hawaii over the summer, The Points Guy reports. The updates, which last through October, are an indication of United’s confidence on an imminent travel recovery within the U.S. United will start flights between Newark and Maui as well as…

Trip Report: Chicago to St. Louis on the Cessna 208…

In part one of this trip report which can be viewed HERE, I went through the booking process, arrived at the airport, and took off for the first leg of my journey. For this second part, we will go through the rest of my journey. Since the first part of…

NTSB Provides Update on United Airlines 328

The NTSB has released an update on its investigation into the catastrophic engine failure on United Airlines flight 328. The incident received widespread media attention when the engine cowling from the Boeing 777 landed in the front yard of a house in a Denver suburb. None of the passengers or…

United Offering $70 Fares to Destinations Over 70 Degrees

After nearly a year of stay-at-home orders, people are desperate for a vacation, and many are thinking about beach destinations this spring and summer. Fortunately, on Tuesday, United Airlines announced that dozens of its routes would be on sale for as low as $70 beginning Mar. 5. The carrier is…

United Airlines Adds 25 737 MAX Orders

United Airlines on Monday morning announced that it is adding an additional 25 Boeing 737 MAX jets to its existing orders. The airline is also expediting deliveries of its existing MAX orders as the airline prepares for a recovery in travel demand. The newest planes that Boeing ordered are set…

Safety Regulators Take Action After United Airlines Engine Failure

The airline industry has acted quickly after a United Airlines 777-200 experienced an uncontained engine failure on Saturday, scattering debris across a Broomfield, Colorado neighborhood. Two Pratt & Whitney PW4000 engines powered the incident aircraft, and Boeing and multiple countries have since grounded 777 jets that feature the engine model.…