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Encyclopedia > United Airlines
United Airlines
IATA
UA
ICAO
UAL
Callsign
UNITED
Founded 1926 (as Boeing Air Transport)
Hubs
Focus cities Narita International Airport
Frequent flyer program Mileage Plus
Member lounge Red Carpet Club
Alliance Star Alliance
Fleet size 460 (+1 order)
Destinations 210
Parent company UAL Corporation
Company slogan It's Time to Fly
Headquarters Chicago, Illinois
Key people Glenn F. Tilton (CEO)
Jake Brace (CFO)
Website: http://www.united.com/

United Airlines is a major airline of the United States.[1] It is a subsidiary of UAL Corporation with corporate offices in Chicago, Illinois at 77 West Wacker Drive, and its operations base in nearby Elk Grove Township. United's largest hub is O'Hare International Airport, where it has 650 daily departures. United also has hubs in Denver International Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport, San Francisco International Airport, and Los Angeles International Airport. Its largest maintenance facility is at San Francisco International Airport. The airline also maintains focus city operations at Narita International Airport. Image File history File links United_Airlines. ... IATA airline designators, sometimes called IATA reservation codes, are two-character codes assigned by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to the worlds airlines in accordance with the provisions of Resolution 762. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with ICAO airline code. ... Most airlines employ a distinctive and internationally recognised call sign that is normally spoken during airband radio transmissions as a prefix to the flight number. ... An airline hub is an airport that an airline uses as a transfer point to get passengers to their intended destination. ... OHare International Airport (IATA: ORD, ICAO: KORD, FAA LID: ORD) is an airport located in Chicago, Illinois, United States, 17 miles (27 km) northwest of the Chicago Loop. ... This article is about Denver International Airport. ... , FAA Airport Diagram Washington Dulles International Airport (IATA: IAD, ICAO: KIAD, FAA LID: IAD) is a public airport located 25 miles (40 km) west of the central business district of Washington, D.C., in Loudoun County and Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. ... FAA diagram of SFO SFO redirects here. ... LAX and KLAX redirect here. ... In the airline industry, a focus city is a location that is not a hub, but from which the airline has flights to at least several destinations other than its hubs. ... Narita International Airport ) (IATA: NRT, ICAO: RJAA) is an international airport located in Narita, Chiba, Japan, in the eastern portion of the Greater Tokyo Area. ... Membership cards of FFP This article is about airline frequent flyer programs. ... United Airlines is a major airline of the United States. ... The lounge at ZRH, Switzerland An airport lounge is a lounge owned by a particular airline (or jointly operated by several carriers). ... United Airlines (IATA: UA, ICAO: UAL, and Callsign: United), the major subsidiary of UAL Corporation (OTCBB: UALAQ), is a major airline of the United States. ... An airline alliance is an agreement between two or more airlines to cooperate for the foreseeable future on a substantial level. ... All Nippon Airways aircraft with Star Alliance livery seen in 2006 A Singapore Airlines Boeing 747-400 in Star Alliance livery while still maintaining its corporate logo on the tail, the only Star Alliance member to do so. ... A holding company is a company that owns enough voting stock in another firm to control management and operations by influencing or electing its board of directors. ... UAL Corporation (NASDAQ: UAUA) is an airline holding company, incorporated in Delaware with headquarters in Chicago, Illinois. ... Nickname: Motto: Urbs in Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country State Counties Cook, DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City 234. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (140,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... Glenn Tilton (born April 1948 in Washington, DC) is the Chairman, President, and CEO of UAL Corporation, the parent company of United Airlines. ... Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is the job of having the ultimate executive responsibility or authority within an organization or corporation. ... CFO is usually short for Chief Financial Officer, but may also mean: Carrier frequency offset Ceramic fiber optics Chief Fire Officer Chief of Flight Operations Conselho Federal de Odontologia (cfo. ... Major carrier or Major Airline is a designation given by the United States Department of Transportation to U.S.-based airlines that post more than $1 billion in revenue during a fiscal year. ... UAL Corporation (NASDAQ: UAUA) is an airline holding company, incorporated in Delaware with headquarters in Chicago, Illinois. ... Nickname: Motto: Urbs in Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country State Counties Cook, DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City 234. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (140,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... View from the Sears Tower 77 West Wacker Drive an office building in Chicago. ... Incorporated Village in 1956. ... An airline hub is an airport that an airline uses as a transfer point to get passengers to their intended destination. ... OHare International Airport (IATA: ORD, ICAO: KORD, FAA LID: ORD) is an airport located in Chicago, Illinois, United States, 17 miles (27 km) northwest of the Chicago Loop. ... This article is about Denver International Airport. ... , FAA Airport Diagram Washington Dulles International Airport (IATA: IAD, ICAO: KIAD, FAA LID: IAD) is a public airport located 25 miles (40 km) west of the central business district of Washington, D.C., in Loudoun County and Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. ... FAA diagram of SFO SFO redirects here. ... LAX and KLAX redirect here. ... FAA diagram of SFO SFO redirects here. ... In the airline industry, a focus city is a location that is not a hub, but from which the airline has flights to at least several destinations other than its hubs. ... Narita International Airport ) (IATA: NRT, ICAO: RJAA) is an international airport located in Narita, Chiba, Japan, in the eastern portion of the Greater Tokyo Area. ...


As of July 31, 2006, United is the world's second-largest airline by revenue-passenger-miles (behind American Airlines), third-largest by total operating revenues (behind Air France-KLM and American Airlines), and fourth-largest by total passengers transported (behind American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and Southwest Airlines). United has 56,000 employees [2] and operates 460 aircraft. is the 212th day of the year (213th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... American Airlines, Inc. ... Air France-KLM (Euronext Paris: AF, NYSE: AKH) is an airline company incorporated under French law with its headquarters at Roissy-Charles de Gaulle Airport near Paris. ... American Airlines, Inc. ... American Airlines, Inc. ... Delta Air Lines, Inc. ... This article is about the American airline. ... Flying machine redirects here. ...


On February 1, 2006, United emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection under which it had operated since December 9, 2002, the largest and longest airline bankruptcy case in history. is the 32nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Chapter 11 is a chapter of the United States Bankruptcy Code, which permits reorganization under the bankruptcy laws of the United States. ... Notice of closure stuck on the door of a computer store the day after its parent company, Granville Technology Group Ltd, declared bankruptcy (strictly, put into administration—see text) in the United Kingdom. ... is the 343rd day of the year (344th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ...

Contents

History

Beginnings

UAL traces its claim to be the oldest commercial airline in the United States to the Varney Airlines air mail service of Walter Varney, who also founded Continental Airlines. Varney's chief pilot, Leon D. "Lee" Cuddeback, flew the first Contract Air Mail flight in a Swallow biplane from Varney's headquarters in Boise, Idaho to the railroad mail hub of Pasco, Washington on April 6, 1926 and returned the following day with 200 pounds of mail. April 6 is regarded in the United Airlines company history as both its own birthday and the date on which "true" airline service—operating on fixed routes and fixed schedules—began in the United States. Varney Airlines' original 1925 hangar served as a portion of the terminal building for the Boise Airport until 2003, when the structure was replaced. Walter Varney was the founder of Varney Airlines, based in Boise, Idaho. ... Airmail (or air mail) is mail that is transported by aircraft. ... Walter Varney was the founder of Varney Airlines, based in Boise, Idaho. ... Continental Airlines (NYSE: CAL) is a U.S. certificated air carrier. ... Reproduction of a Sopwith Camel biplane flown by Lt. ... Boise redirects here. ... This is the top-level page of WikiProject trains Rail tracks Rail transport refers to the land transport of passengers and goods along railways or railroads. ... Pasco (IPA: ) is a city located in Franklin County, in the state of Washington, USA. Pasco is the county seat of Franklin CountyGR6. ... is the 96th day of the year (97th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1926 (MCMXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... A cutaway diagram of a hangar. ... Boise Airport (IATA: BOI, ICAO: KBOI), also known as Boise Air Terminal[1] or Gowen Field[1], is a commercial[2] and general aviation[3] airport located three miles (five km) south of downtown Boise in Ada County, Idaho, USA. The airport is operated by the city of Boise Department...

Boeing 767-300ER
Boeing 767-300ER

In 1927, airplane pioneer William Boeing founded his own airline, Boeing Air Transport, and began buying other airmail carriers, including Varney's. Within four years, Boeing's holdings grew to include airlines, airplane and parts manufacturing companies, and several airports. In 1929, the company changed its name to United Aircraft - Transport Corp. In 1930, as the capacity of airplanes proved sufficient to carry not only mail but also passengers, Boeing Air Transport hired a registered nurse, Ellen Church, to assist passengers. United claims Church as the first airline stewardess[3]. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 513 pixelsFull resolution‎ (2,581 × 1,656 pixels, file size: 2. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 513 pixelsFull resolution‎ (2,581 × 1,656 pixels, file size: 2. ... Air Canada Boeing 767-200 British Airways Boeing 767-300 The Boeing 767 is a commercial passenger airplane manufactured by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ... William Edward Boeing (October 1, 1881 - September 28, 1956) was an aviation pioneer who founded The Boeing Company. ... A registered nurse (RN), is a health care professional responsible for implementing the practice of nursing through the use of the nursing process (in concert with other health care professionals). ... Ellen Church (September 22, 1904 - August 22, 1965) was the first airline stewardess. ... Flight attendants, formerly called sky girls, air hostesses, stewardesses and stewards hold the primary responsibility for the safety and comfort of airline passengers. ...


Following the Air Mail Scandal of 1930, the Air Mail Act of 1934 banned the common ownership of manufacturers and airlines. United Aircraft-Transport's President Philip G. Johnson was forced to resign and moved to Trans-Canada Airlines, the future Air Canada. William Boeing's company was broken into three: a parts supplier (the future United Technologies), an aircraft manufacturer (the Boeing Airplane Company), and an airline group—United Air Lines. The airline company's new president, hired to make a fresh start as airmail contracts were re-awarded in 1934, was William A. Patterson, who remained as president of United Airlines until 1963. The Air Mail Scandal is the name that the American press of the 1930s gave to the results of a meeting (the so-called Spoils Conference) of Postmaster General Walter Folger Brown and the executives of the top airlines, effectively dividing among them the air mail routes, and to the... Philip G. Johnson (1891-September 14, 1944) was an American executive, president of Boeing. ... Air Canada Boeing 767 Air Canada Airbus A330 Another Air Canada A330 Air Canada is Canadas flag air carrier and recognised as one of the worlds safest airlines. ... Air Canada is Canadas largest airline and flag carrier. ... United Technologies Corporation (UTC) (NYSE: UTX) is a major multinational corporation based in Hartford, Connecticut. ... The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA, TYO: 7661) is a major aerospace and defense corporation, originally founded by William Edward Boeing. ... William A. Pat Patterson was the president of United Airlines from 1934 until 1963. ...


Expansion into a national carrier

An early United 727, on display at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago.
An early United 727, on display at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago.

United's early route system, formed by connecting air mail routes, operated north-and-south along the West Coast, and east-to-west along a transcontinental route from San Francisco via Denver, Colorado to Chicago in the Midwest and on to Washington, DC. The early interconnections during this era became the basis of major United hubs in these cities, and still exist today. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 599 pixel Image in higher resolution (2288 × 1712 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 599 pixel Image in higher resolution (2288 × 1712 pixel, file size: 1. ... The Boeing 727 is a mid-size, narrow-body, three-engine commercial jet airliner. ... A view from the lagoon behind the Museum of Science and Industry, the only in-place surviving building from the 1893 World Columbian Exposition and a National Historic Landmark. ... Nickname: Motto: Urbs in Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country State Counties Cook, DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City 234. ... Regional definitions vary from source to source. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... Nickname: Location of Denver in Colorado Location of Colorado in the United States Coordinates: , Country State Founded [1] November 22, 1858 Incorporated November 7, 1861 Government  - Type Strong Mayor/Weak Council  - Mayor John Hickenlooper (D) Area [1]  - City & County  154. ... Nickname: Motto: Urbs in Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country State Counties Cook, DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City 234. ... The Midwest is a common name for a region of the United States of America. ... Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United... An airline hub is an airport that an airline uses as a transfer point to get passengers to their intended destination. ...


During World War II United-trained ground crews modified airplanes for use as bombers, and transported mail, material, and passengers in the war effort. Post-war United benefited from both the wartime development of new airplane technologies (like the pressurized cabin which permitted planes to fly above the weather) and a boom in customer demand for air travel. This was also the period in which Pan American Airways established a Tokyo hub and revived its Pacific route system that would later be acquired by United. Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Cabin pressurization is the active pumping of air into the cabin of an aircraft to increase the air pressure within the cabin. ... Pan American World Airways (Pan Am) was the United States principal international airline from the 1930s until its collapse in 1991, and was credited with many innovations that shaped the international airline industry. ...


On November 1, 1955, United Airlines Flight 629, which was flying from Stapleton Airport in Denver to Portland, Oregon, was bombed, killing everyone on board. The bomb was planted by a man named Jack Graham who placed the bomb in his mother's luggage with the intent of collecting on her life insurance policy. Graham was executed a year after the explosion. [4] This incident led to the screening of all passenger luggage before boarding (one of many safety changes to be implemented on-going throughout the history of air travel). The company merged with Capital Airlines on June 1, 1961, making it the world's largest commercial airline and giving it a route network covering the entire United States. is the 305th day of the year (306th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1955 Gregorian calendar). ... United Airlines Flight 629 was a flight that flew from Stapleton Airport in Denver, Colorado to Portland, Oregon. ... Stapleton International Airport was Denver, Colorados primary airport from 1929 to 1995. ... Nickname: Location of Denver in Colorado Location of Colorado in the United States Coordinates: , Country State Founded [1] November 22, 1858 Incorporated November 7, 1861 Government  - Type Strong Mayor/Weak Council  - Mayor John Hickenlooper (D) Area [1]  - City & County  154. ... Nickname: Location of Portland in Multnomah County and the state of Oregon Coordinates: , Country State Counties Multnomah County Incorporated February 8, 1851 Government  - Mayor Tom Potter[1]  - Commissioners Sam Adams Randy Leonard Dan Saltzman Erik Sten  - Auditor Gary Blackmer Area  - Total 376. ... John Jack Gilbert Graham (January 23, 1932 - January 11, 1957) was a mass murderer who killed 44 people by planting a dynamite bomb in his mothers suitcase that was subsequently loaded aboard United Airlines Flight 629. ... Capital Airlines was an airline serving the eastern United States which was merged into United Airlines in 1961. ... is the 152nd day of the year (153rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In 1968 the company reorganized, creating UAL Corporation, with United Airlines as a wholly owned subsidiary. A subsidiary, in business, is an entity that is controlled by another entity. ...


United Airlines has the distinction of being the only commercial airline to have operated Executive One, the designation given to a civilian flight which the U.S. President is aboard. On December 23, 1973, then President Richard Nixon flew as a passenger aboard a United DC-10 flight from Washington Dulles to Los Angeles. It was explained by his staff that this was done in order to conserve fuel by not having to fly the usual Boeing 707 Air Force aircraft.[5]. This however turned out not to be the case as 'Air Force One' flew behind in case of an emergency. Executive One is the call sign designated for any civilian aircraft when the President of the United States is onboard. ... is the 357th day of the year (358th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Nixon redirects here. ... The Boeing 707 is an American four-engine commercial passenger jet airliner developed by Boeing in the early 1950s. ...


Deregulation

United had begun to seek overseas routes in the 1960s, but the Transpacific Route Case (1969) denied them this expansion. It did not gain an overseas route until 1983, when they began flights to Tokyo from Portland and Seattle. By the end of 1985, United had flights to 13 Pacific destinations, many of which were with route contracts purchased from the ailing Pan American World Airways. The Transpacific Route Case was a major administrative law case argued before the Civil Aeronautics Board for much of the 1960s. ... For other uses, see Tokyo (disambiguation). ... Nickname: Location of Portland in Multnomah County and the state of Oregon Coordinates: , Country State Counties Multnomah County Incorporated February 8, 1851 Government  - Mayor Tom Potter[1]  - Commissioners Sam Adams Randy Leonard Dan Saltzman Erik Sten  - Auditor Gary Blackmer Area  - Total 376. ... City nickname Emerald City City bird Great Blue Heron City flower Dahlia City mottos The City of Flowers The City of Goodwill City song Seattle, the Peerless City Mayor Greg Nickels County King County Area   - Total   - Land   - Water   - % water 369. ... Pan Ams seaplane terminal at Dinner Key in Miami, Florida, was a hub of inter-American travel during the 1930s and 1940s. ...


Economic turmoil, labor unrest, and the pressures of the 1978 Airline Deregulation Act greatly affected the company, which incurred losses and saw a greatly increased turnover in its senior management through the 1970s and early 1980s. President Jimmy Carter signs the Airline Deregulation Act. ...


In May 1981, one week after rival American Airlines launched AAdvantage, the first frequent flyer program, United launched its Mileage Plus. The Wall Street Journal mistakenly reported United's program to be the first. American Airlines, Inc. ... AAdvantage is the frequent flyer program of American Airlines (AA). ... Membership cards of FFP This article is about airline frequent flyer programs. ... The Wall Street Journal is an influential international daily newspaper published in New York City, New York with an average daily circulation of 1,800,607 (2002). ...


In 1982, United became the launch customer for the Boeing 767, taking its first delivery of 767-200s on August 19. American Airlines Boeing 767-300 at Gatwick Airport, England. ...


Strike of 1985

Boeing 737-500.
Boeing 737-500.

On May 17, 1985 United's pilots went on a 29-day strike claiming the CEO, Richard Ferris, was trying to "break the unions." They used management's proposed "B-scale" pilot pay rates as proof. American Airlines already had a B-scale for its pilots. Ferris insisted United had to have pilot costs no higher than American's, so he offered United pilots a "word-for-word" contract to match American's, or the same bottom line numbers. The United ALPA-MEC rejected that offer because it meant they would not get their deferred pay raise. The only choice left, to achieve parity with American's pilot costs, was to begin a B-scale for United's new-hire pilots. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 534 pixelsFull resolution‎ (1,024 × 683 pixels, file size: 335 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 534 pixelsFull resolution‎ (1,024 × 683 pixels, file size: 335 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... 737 in new Boeing Colors. ... is the 137th day of the year (138th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... American Airlines, Inc. ... Alpa was formerly a Swiss camera design company and manufacturer of 35mm cameras. ...


Ferris wanted that B-scale to merge in the captain's ranks, which was more generous than American's B-scale, which never merged at all. In the final hours before the strike, nearly all issues had been resolved, except for the time length of the B-scale. It appeared that would be resolved too as negotiations continued. ALPA negotiators delivered a new counter-proposal at 12:20 A.M. in an effort to avoid the strike. However, MEC Chairman Roger Hall, who was hosting a national teleconference with F. Lee Bailey, declared the strike was on at 12:01 A.M., on May 17, without consulting the negotiators, who believed they were about to agree on all contract terms with United's management negotiators. This struggle cost the airline USD $1 billion, and provoked a long period of labor unrest and financial deterioration that culminated in bankruptcy nearly 20 years later. The Pilot in Command (PIC) of an aircraft is the person aboard the aircraft who is ultimately responsible for its operation and safety during flight. ... // Bold textBold textBold textBold textIn telecommunication, teleconference is the live exchange and mass articulation of information among persons and machines remote from one another but linked by a telecommunications system, usually over the phone line. ... Labor unrest is labor organizing and strikes viewed from the perspective of the business community and sometimes the community at large and law enforcement. ... Notice of closure stuck on the door of a computer store the day after its parent company, Granville Technology Group Ltd, declared bankruptcy (strictly, put into administration—see text) in the United Kingdom. ...


Mr. Ferris changed United's parent company's name from UAL Corporation to Allegis in February, 1987 but the name change was short lived. [6] [7] Following Ferris' termination by the board, Allegis divested its non-airline properties in 1987 and reverted to the name UAL Corp. in May, 1988 [8] That helped clear the path for the United Pilots to do an ESOP takeover of United, which eventually did happen in 1994. Employee-owned corporations are generally a model of ownership of a corporation where the corporation is owned in part or whole by the employees who work for it. ...


Record-setting flight

In 1988, using a 747SP-21 purchased from Pan American World Airways, United flew a 2-stop around-the-world flight to raise money for the Friendship Foundation, to which the plane was 'loaned'. The flight made a very short-lived record for fastest flight around the globe; within a month, a Gulfstream IV business jet had broken Friendship One's record [9] Pan Ams seaplane terminal at Dinner Key in Miami, Florida, was a hub of inter-American travel during the 1930s and 1940s. ... The Gulfstream IV (or G-IV) and derivatives are a family of private jet aircraft produced by Gulfstream Aerospace, a General Dynamics company based in Savannah, Georgia, United States. ... Friendship One was a successful attempt at beating the round-the-world air speed record. ...


Employee Stock Ownership Plan

The fall of Pan American World Airways offered new opportunities for United. In 1991 the company expanded dramatically, purchasing the routes to London Heathrow Airport, the Asia-Pacific routes, as well as Pan Am's Lockheed L-1011s and eleven Boeing 747SP-21s. In direct negotiations with the UK government, United also obtained rights to fly to Heathrow from Chicago--the only Heathrow rights provided to a US carrier subsequent to the Bermuda II Treaty. However, the aftermath of the Gulf War and increased competition from low-cost carriers led to losses of USD $332M in 1991 and USD$ 957M in 1992. Pan Ams seaplane terminal at Dinner Key in Miami, Florida, was a hub of inter-American travel during the 1930s and 1940s. ... Heathrow redirects here. ... The Lockheed L-1011 TriStar, commonly referred to as just L-1011 (pronounced ell-ten-eleven), was the third widebody passenger jet airliner to enter operation, following the Boeing 747 and the McDonnell Douglas DC-10. ... The Boeing 747, sometimes nicknamed the Jumbo Jet,[4][5] is a long-haul, widebody commercial airliner manufactured by Boeing in the United States. ... Bermuda II is a Bilateral Air Transport Agreement between the governments of the United Kingdom and the United States signed on July 23, 1977 as a renegotiation of the original 1946 Bermuda Agreement. ... For other uses, see Iraq war (disambiguation). ...

A Shuttle by United Boeing 737 aircraft at the gate at Oklahoma City's Will Rogers World Airport.

In 1994, United's pilots, machinists, bag handlers and non-contract employees agreed to acquire 55% of company stock in exchange for 15% to 25% salary concessions. The flight attendants were not included in the deal, and at the beginning some wore buttons saying "we just work here." The Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) made United the largest employee-owned corporation in the world. United used the opportunity to create a low-cost subsidiary, Shuttle by United, in an attempt to compete with low-cost carriers. Image File history File linksMetadata OKC_2. ... Image File history File linksMetadata OKC_2. ... The Boeing 737 is an American short to medium range, single aisle, narrow body jet airliner. ... Downtown Oklahoma City The State Capitol of Oklahoma From The South Motto: Nickname: Capital of the New Century Founded 1889 Incorporated County Oklahoma County Cleveland County Canadian County Borough {{{borough}}} Parrish {{{parrish}}} Mayor Mick Cornett Area  - Total  - Water 1,608. ... Will Rogers World Airport (IATA: OKC, ICAO: KOKC) is located in southwestern Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and is the primary commercial airport in Oklahoma. ... Employee-owned corporations are generally a model of ownership of a corporation where the corporation is owned in part or whole by the employees who work for it. ... Shuttle by United was a regional airline operated as a subsidiary of United Airlines from 1994 to 2001 along the West Coast of the United States. ... A Cebu Pacific Airbus A319 parked on the apron at Ninoy Aquino International Airport. ...


United made substantial use of its employee-ownership in its marketing communications, with slogans such as "the employee-owners of United invite you to come fly the friendly skies," "we don't just work here," and "thank you for calling United Airlines; please hold and one of our owner-representatives will be with you shortly."


The financial outcomes of the ESOP were decidedly uneven for different players. As part of ESOP agreement, United CEO Wolf resigned and took a consulting job with Lazard Freres, the very investment company he had hired to advise United's board during the ESOP buyout process. Stewart Oran, the key legal advisor to the pilots' union, received a $5.5 million package to join the management of the new employee-owned company as legal counsel after the ESOP was formed. [10] United's unions, having larger voice in running the company, later successfully bargained for significant pay increases, but the effect was only short-term. The rank and file employees were locked in to their stock, which got wiped out in the eventual bankruptcy. Stephen M. Wolf (1941 - ) Director of Altria Group since 1993. ... Lazard Ltd. ...


It was around this period (in 1993) that United introduced its grey and blue color scheme. It had been criticized that the color scheme blended with the darkness during nighttime operations.[11]

United Airlines Boeing 777 taking off at Schiphol, Amsterdam, in the 1993-2004 livery.
United Airlines Boeing 777 taking off at Schiphol, Amsterdam, in the 1993-2004 livery.

Download high resolution version (1200x785, 220 KB)United Airlines Boeing 777 taking off at Schiphol Airport. ... Download high resolution version (1200x785, 220 KB)United Airlines Boeing 777 taking off at Schiphol Airport. ... The Boeing 777 is an American long-range wide-body twin-engine airliner built by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ... A Ryanair Boeing 737 takes off from Bristol International Airport, England Take off is the phase of flight where an aircraft transitions from moving along the ground (taxiing) to flying in the air (see flight), usually from a runway. ... Air Traffic Control Towers (ATCTs) at Schiphol Airport Schiphol (municipality Haarlemmermeer) is the Netherlands main airport. ... For other uses, see Amsterdam (disambiguation). ...

Turn of the century developments

In 1997, United founded the Star Alliance with Air Canada, Lufthansa, SAS and Thai Airways. That same year, United opened a major hub at Los Angeles International Airport. All Nippon Airways aircraft with Star Alliance livery seen in 2006 A Singapore Airlines Boeing 747-400 in Star Alliance livery while still maintaining its corporate logo on the tail, the only Star Alliance member to do so. ... Air Canada is Canadas largest airline and flag carrier. ... Deutsche Lufthansa AG (ISIN: DE0008232125) (pronounced ) is the second largest airline in Europe (after Air France - KLM). ... Scandinavian Airlines System or SAS is a multi-national airline for Denmark, Norway and Sweden, and the leading carrier in the Scandinavian countries, based in Stockholm, Sweden and owned by SAS AB. It is a founding member of the Star Alliance. ... Headquarters Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (Thai: ) (SET: THAI) is the national air carrier of Thailand, operating out of Suvarnabhumi Airport, and is a founding member of the Star Alliance network. ... LAX and KLAX redirect here. ...


United was a launch customer of the Boeing 777 and had significant input on its design. It was also the first airline to introduce the twin-jet in commercial service. The Boeing 777 is an American long-range wide-body twin-engine airliner built by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ...


In 1998, Delta Air Lines and United introduced a marketing partnership that included a reciprocal redemption agreement between SkyMiles and Mileage Plus programs and shared lounges.[12] This scheme allowed members of either frequent flier program to earn miles on both carriers and utilize both carriers' lounges.[13] Delta and United attempted to form an even cozier codeshare relationship, but this was deal was effectively killed by ALPA.[14] The marketing partnership ended in divorce in 2003, but paved the way for a future alliance with US Airways. Delta Air Lines, Inc. ...


In May 2000, United announced plans to acquire competitor US Airways in a complex deal valued at $11.6 billion. The offer drew immediate scorn from consumer groups and employees of both airlines. By the following year, regulatory sentiment was against the deal, and United withdrew the offer just before the Department of Justice barred the merger on antitrust grounds in July. The two airlines subsequently formed an amicable partnership that led to US Airways' entrance into the Star Alliance. US Airways is an American low-cost airline[1] headquartered in Tempe, Arizona, owned by US Airways Group, Inc. ... The Robert F. Kennedy Department of Justice Building in Washington, D.C. “Justice Department” redirects here. ... This article is about anti-competitive business behavior. ... US Airways is an American low-cost airline[1] headquartered in Tempe, Arizona, owned by US Airways Group, Inc. ...

United Airlines Boeing 777-200 landing
United Airlines Boeing 777-200 landing

May 2000 also saw a bitter contract dispute between United and its pilots' union. Planning for the busy summer season, United had counted on its pilots flying overtime. However, the pilots could not be forced to work overtime, and most pilots refused to fly the extra hours. Although United knew they would have to cancel numerous flights if this were to happen, they did not hire new pilots to make up for the potential shortage. Over the summer, United had to cancel a large portion of its schedule at its major hubs. Eventually, CEO Jim Goodwin and the rest of the management had to get the pilots back in the cockpits and quickly offered the pilots a 48% increase over four years with up to 28% upfront. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 572 pixelsFull resolution (2004 × 1434 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 572 pixelsFull resolution (2004 × 1434 pixel, file size: 1. ... American Airlines Boeing 777. ...


September 11

As part of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack, two United Airlines planes were hijacked by terrorists affiliated with al-Qaeda. One aircraft was a Boeing 767-222 (Flight 175) that crashed into the South Tower of the World Trade Center in New York City, and the other was a Boeing 757-222 (Flight 93) that crashed in rural Pennsylvania. The latter was suspected to have been directed towards either the White House or the United States Capitol building. The World Trade Center on fire The September 11, 2001 attacks were a series of coordinated terrorist attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001. ... Al-Qaeda (Arabic: القاعدة, the foundation or the base) is the name given to a worldwide network of militant Islamist organizations under the leadership of Osama bin Laden. ... The Boeing 757 is an American short to medium range commercial passenger aircraft manufactured by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ... United Airlines Flight 175 was a morning flight that regularly flew from Logan International Airport in East Boston, Massachusetts to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in Los Angeles, California. ... For other uses, see World Trade Center (disambiguation). ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... The Boeing 757 is an American short to medium range commercial passenger aircraft manufactured by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ... For other uses of Flight 93 and United 93, see Flight 93. ... For other uses, see White House (disambiguation). ... The United States Capitol is the capitol building that serves as the location for the United States Congress, the legislative branch of the U.S. federal government. ...


Bankruptcy and reorganization

United, with a strong presence on the West coast, benefited from the dot-com boom, which boosted traffic (especially premium traffic) to its San Francisco hub. This increase was only temporary and when the 'bubble' finally burst United was in a worse position than before because it had failed to keep costs under control. Coupled with a battered network (after the dot-com bust), the September 11 attacks, and to a significant extent, skyrocketing oil prices, the company lost $2.14 billion in 2001 on revenues of $16.14 billion. In the same year United applied for a $1.5 billion loan guarantee from the federal Air Transportation Stabilization Board established in the wake of the September 11 attacks. When the mechanics union failed to approve the loan guarantee (while all other unions approved the loan guarantee), the application was rejected in late 2002, the company was forced to seek debtor-in-possession financing from commercial sources to cover the expected future losses. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 534 pixelsFull resolution‎ (1,024 × 683 pixels, file size: 188 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 534 pixelsFull resolution‎ (1,024 × 683 pixels, file size: 188 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... The Airbus A320 family of short-to-medium range commercial passenger aircraft are manufactured by Airbus S.A.S.. Family members include the A318, A319, A320, and A321, as well as the ACJ business jet. ... Dot-com redirects here. ... The World Trade Center on fire The September 11, 2001 attacks were a series of coordinated terrorist attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001. ... The Air Transportation Stabilization Board is an office of United States Department of the Treasury set up after the September 11, 2001 attacks to offer loans to troubled US airlines. ... The World Trade Center on fire The September 11, 2001 attacks were a series of coordinated terrorist attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001. ... A debtor in possession, in the United States bankruptcy law, is a person who is bankrupt, but remains in possession of property upon which a creditor has a lien or similar security interest. ...


Unable to secure additional capital, UAL Corporation filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in December. The ESOP was terminated, although by then its shares had become virtually worthless. Blame for the bankruptcy has fallen on the events of September 11, which triggered financial crisis in all the major North American airlines. However, the rise of low-cost carriers, labor disputes, and problems within the management structure of the company also contributed significantly. Chapter 11 is a chapter of the United States Bankruptcy Code, which permits reorganization under the bankruptcy laws of the United States. ... Notice of closure stuck on the door of a computer store the day after its parent company, Granville Technology Group Ltd, declared bankruptcy (strictly, put into administration—see text) in the United Kingdom. ... North America North America is a continent[1] in the Earths northern hemisphere and (chiefly) western hemisphere. ... A Cebu Pacific Airbus A319 parked on the apron at Ninoy Aquino International Airport. ...


United continued operations during its bankruptcy, but was forced to cut its costs drastically. Tens of thousands of workers were furloughed, and all city ticket offices in the US closed. The airline canceled several existing and planned routes, and eliminated its entire Latin American gateway and flight crew base at Miami International Airport after March 1, 2004. In 2003, United abandoned its maintenance hubs in Oakland and Indianapolis, and transferred work to its San Francisco Maintenance Operations Center. Furthermore, they reduced their mainline fleet from 557 (before 9/11) to 460 aircraft. Look up Furlough in Wiktionary, the free dictionary A furlough (IPA: ) is temporary leave of absence, especially from duty in the armed services or from a prison term. ... Latin America consists of the countries of South America and some of North America (including Central America and some the islands of the Caribbean) whose inhabitants mostly speak Romance languages, although Native American languages are also spoken. ... , Destinations with direct service from Miami Miami International Airport (IATA: MIA, ICAO: KMIA, FAA LID: MIA) is a public airport located eight miles (13 km) northwest of the central business district of Miami, in unincorporated Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States. ... is the 60th day of the year (61st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A mainline flight is one that is operated by an airliners main operating unit, rather than by its regional alliance, regional code-share or regional subsidiary. ...


At the same time, the airline continued to invest in new projects. On November 12, 2003, it launched a new low-cost carrier, Ted, to compete with other low-cost airlines. In 2004 it launched its luxury "p.s." (for "premium service") service on re-configured 757s from JFK Airport in New York City to Los Angeles and San Francisco. The service was targeted to business customers and high-end leisure customers in the coast-to-coast market. is the 316th day of the year (317th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A Cebu Pacific Airbus A319 parked on the apron at Ninoy Aquino International Airport. ... Ted is one of two airline divisional brands of United Airlines similiar in concept to the Delta Shuttle or the US Airways Shuttle, however specifically targeted in the United case to compete effectively in the low cost airline market. ... United p. ... For the regional airport in Wisconsin, see John F. Kennedy Memorial Airport. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ...


Financial pressure on the airline was heavy. The SARS epidemic in 2003 depressed traffic on United's extensive Pacific network. The soaring cost of jet fuel ate away remaining profits United made. United implemented several fare hikes on overseas routes, citing rising fuel costs, in 2004 and 2005. Two days after its triumphant first flight to Vietnam, United announced that it would cut U.S. flight capacity by 14% after the holidays and add more international flights, which were more profitable. SARS redirects here. ...


United took advantage of its Chapter 11 status to negotiate hard-to-cut costs with employees, suppliers, and contractors, including cancellation of feeder contracts with United Express Atlantic Coast Airlines (which became Independence Air) and Air Wisconsin (which became a US Airways Express carrier). United Express is a brand name under which seven regional airlines operate feeder flights for United Airlines. ... Atlantic Coast Airlines (IATA: DH , ICAO: BLR , and Callsign: Blue Ridge) was an airline based in the United States owned by Atlantic Coast Holdings, Inc. ... Independence Air was a low-cost airline based in Loudoun County, Virginia, United States (near Washington, D.C.) that operated from 1989 until 2006. ... An AWAC Canadair Regional Jet prepares to depart to Madison, Wisconsin from Chicago OHare. ... US Airways Express is a brand name used by several individually owned airlines or airline holding companies which provide regional airline and commuter service for US Airways. ...


Most controversial of all, however, was the 2005 cancellation of its pension plan, the largest such default in U.S. corporate history. It renegotiated its contracts with the pilots' and mechanics' unions for lower pay; however, the Association of Flight Attendants resisted until the bankruptcy court ruled in United's favor. Criticism was also leveled at the CEO, Glenn Tilton, for demanding pay cuts from employees while receiving the highest salary of any major U.S. airline CEO.[15] The Association of Flight Attendants (commonly known as the AFA) is a union representing most flight attendants in the United States. ...


Originally slated to exit bankruptcy protection after 2½ years in the third quarter of 2005, United requested yet another extension in light of record-high fuel prices. On August 26, 2005, the bankruptcy court extended the airline's exclusive right to file a reorganization plan to November 1, although it also stated firmly this extension would be the last. United announced at the same time it had raised $3 billion in exit financing and filed its Plan of Reorganization, as announced, on September 7, 2005. is the 238th day of the year (239th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 305th day of the year (306th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 250th day of the year (251st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The bankruptcy court approved the restructuring plan on January 20, 2006, clearing the way for United to exit bankruptcy on February 1, 2006, and finally return to normal operations. Its emergence as a smaller, much more efficient carrier has in turn put additional pressure on its competitors to reduce costs and capacity. is the 20th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 32nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Beyond Chapter 11

Boeing 747-400 at San Francisco.
Boeing 747-400 at San Francisco.

On December 9, 2004, the airline made history when UA869 (747-400) landed at Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The scheduled flight from San Francisco via Hong Kong (SFO-HKG-SGN) was the first by a U.S. airline since the end of the Vietnam War, when Pan Am halted service shortly before the fall of Saigon. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 534 pixelsFull resolution‎ (1,024 × 683 pixels, file size: 223 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 534 pixelsFull resolution‎ (1,024 × 683 pixels, file size: 223 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... The Boeing 747-400 is the latest version of the Boeing 747 in service. ... is the 343rd day of the year (344th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Saigon redirects here. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... SFO can refer to: San Francisco International Airport Serious Fraud Office This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... HKG could mean: The IATA Airport Code of the Hong Kong International Airport at Chek Lap Kok (its ICAO Airport Code is VHHH). ... Signum function In mathematics and especially in computer science, the sign function is a logical function which extracts the sign of a real number. ... Combatants Republic of Vietnam United States Republic of Korea Thailand Australia New Zealand The Philippines National Front for the Liberation of South Vietnam Democratic Republic of Vietnam People’s Republic of China Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea Strength US 1,000,000 South Korea 300,000 Australia 48,000... Pan Ams seaplane terminal at Dinner Key in Miami, Florida, was a hub of inter-American travel during the 1930s and 1940s. ... Combatants Democratic Republic of Vietnam National Front for the Liberation of South Vietnam Republic of Vietnam Commanders Van Tien Dung Nguyen Van Toan Strength ~130,000 ~50,000 Casualties Trivial Unknown The Fall of Saigon (in Vietnamese: Sá»± kiện 30 tháng 4, or April 30 Incident) was the...


On July 16, 2006, United Airlines announced that it would be moving its headquarters from suburban Elk Grove Village to the Chicago Loop. The Top 350 Executives were moved in the first half of 2007 to 77 West Wacker Drive. The Elk Grove Village campus was renamed an Operations Center. is the 197th day of the year (198th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Elk Grove Village is a village located in Cook County, Illinois. ... The Loop is what locals call the historical center of downtown Chicago. ... View from the Sears Tower 77 West Wacker Drive an office building in Chicago. ...


On August 4, 2006, United Airlines formally ended complimentary meals served in the economy cabin on domestic flights. The change came after scaling back the amenity over several years since 2001, until it was finally eliminated when the airline cut it from United's "p.s." flights. is the 216th day of the year (217th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... United p. ...


United's current management have called for consolidation in the industry. The Wall Street Journal revealed on December 12, 2006 that Continental Airlines was in merger discussions with United. A deal was not "certain or imminent," with the talks being in a preliminary state.[16][17] On April 04, 2007, United and British carrier bmi announced that they would 'effectively merge their trans-Atlantic operations', which would involve strengthening their alliance to a level far more intimate than its current code-share alliance.[18][19] The merged operations would begin in March 2008, if approved. On May 3, 2007 United acquired an equity stake in its longtime partner Aloha Airlines[20]. On June 14, 2007, CFO Jake Brace said his company is still looking to tie the knot with a suitable merger partner.[21] The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) is an international daily newspaper published by Dow Jones & Company in New York City, New York, USA, with Asian and European editions, and a worldwide daily circulation of more than 2 million as of 2006, with 931,000 paying online subscribers. ... is the 346th day of the year (347th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Continental Airlines (NYSE: CAL) is a U.S. certificated air carrier. ... April 4 is the 94th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (95th in leap years). ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... bmi is a scheduled airline based in the United Kingdom. ... Aloha Airlines (IATA: AQ, ICAO: AAH, and Callsign: Aloha) is an airline headquartered in Honolulu, Hawaii USA. It operates extensive scheduled services within the Hawaiian Islands, and between Hawaii and the West Coast of the United States. ... is the 165th day of the year (166th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Recent news

On July 13, 2007, a federal judge ruled that the 9/11 damages lawsuit against United and American airlines would begin in September.[22] A federal judge is a judge appointed in accordance with Article III of the United States Constitution. ...


As of September 2007, United's largest owner was Bank of America, and Fidelity Investments became the second largest owner by acquiring an 11 percent stake in the company.[23] Bank of America (NYSE: BAC TYO: 8648) is the largest commercial bank in the United States in terms of deposits, and the largest company of its kind in the world. ... Fidelity Investments is a group of privately held companies in the financial services industry. ...


On September 25, 2007 United received permission from the FAA for non-stop service from SFO to Guangzhou, China starting in April of 2008. Its application to fly between Los Angeles and Shanghai in 2009 was denied. Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... For other uses, see Shanghai (disambiguation). ...


United has been investigating significant potential changes to its corporate structure. The initiatives under consideration include:[24]

  • Divesting of the Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul operations at SFO.
  • Spinning off the cargo division.
  • Spinning off the Mileage Plus frequent flier program.

On November 14, 2007, Pardus Capital Management LP, a hedge fund that owns 7 million shares of Delta and 5.6 million shares of United, called for the two carriers merge. This action sent shares of both airlines up. However, the two airlines quickly denied official talks of any merger.[25] [26] [27] SFO can refer to: San Francisco International Airport Serious Fraud Office This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Delta Air Lines, Inc. ...


Destinations

United Airlines operates 3,600 flights a day to 210 destinations in 30 countries.

Further information: United Airlines destinations and
Further information: United Airlines former destinations

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Route network

United's logo as seen at United hub Denver International Airport.

United operates an extensive domestic route network concentrated in the Midwestern and Western United States. United is also prominent in transcontinental, transatlantic, and transpacific service. It is by far the leading US carrier to Hawaii and largest to Asia and Australia, flying 26,152,441,000 transpacific revenue passenger miles in 2006 or 306 weekly departures; from September 2006-August 2007, United carried 3.3 million passengers to/from the Hawaiian Islands. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (2272x1704, 1867 KB)[edit] Summary Taken by me at Denver International, for use in United Airplines and Denver International article. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (2272x1704, 1867 KB)[edit] Summary Taken by me at Denver International, for use in United Airplines and Denver International article. ... This article is about Denver International Airport. ... This article is about the Midwestern region in the United States. ... Regional definitions vary from source to source. ... Transcontinental flight is travelling by air from the Atlantic Ocean coast to the Pacific Ocean coast, or in the reverse. ... The Atlantic Ocean, not including Arctic and Antarctic regions. ... Pacific redirects here. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... For other uses, see Asia (disambiguation). ...


United is the only US carrier which operates its own aircraft from the US mainland to Australia. (Hawaiian Airlines flies from Honolulu to Sydney and Continental Micronesia, a wholly owned subsidiary of Continental Airlines, maintains a route from Guam to Cairns). United Airlines is the only US carrier to serve Vietnam (via Hong Kong) and Kuwait. The continental United States is a term referring to the United States situated on the North American continent. ... Hawaiian Airlines is the 11th largest commercial airline in the United States. ... Honolulu as seen from the International Space Station Honolulu is the largest city and the capital of the U.S. state of Hawai‘i. ... This article is about the metropolitan area in Australia. ... Continental Micronesia is a wholly owned subsidiary airline of Continental Airlines. ... Continental Airlines (NYSE: CAL) is a U.S. certificated air carrier. ... Cairns redirects here. ...


In 1988, the bilateral (though not reciprocal treaty) treaty with Japan was amended to allow additional routes between the two countries. United's application to fly from Chicago to Tokyo, a significant gap in its routes previously, was approved.


United operates a low-cost leisure brand called Ted. The name is taken from the last three letters of its parent United. Ted serves leisure destinations within the United States and Mexico with 240+ daily flights utilizing 57 aircraft. Ted was created to compete with other low-cost airlines like Frontier and Southwest Airlines. After unsuccessful attempts by other U.S. airlines such as Delta with its "Song Airlines" and even United itself with its formerly defunct Shuttle by United to create a low-fare subsidiary, Ted is the only "airline-within-an-airline" left in the U.S. Ted is one of two airline divisional brands of United Airlines similiar in concept to the Delta Shuttle or the US Airways Shuttle, however specifically targeted in the United case to compete effectively in the low cost airline market. ... This article is about Frontier Airlines that was founded in 1994. ... This article is about the American airline. ... Shuttle by United was a regional airline operated as a subsidiary of United Airlines from 1994 to 2001 along the West Coast of the United States. ...


United is focusing on its international presence, notably in the People's Republic of China (with nonstop flights to Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou (beginning June 18), and Hong Kong from its hubs in Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington, D.C.). In September 2007 United was granted a route from San Francisco to Guangzhou. [28] These routes offer a higher proportion of premium fare passengers while being relatively insulated from the cutthroat competition in the domestic market, especially from low-cost carriers. United competes vigorously with discount carriers on about 70 percent of its domestic market. United has also focused more on Latin America, a region from which it had largely retreated in the last decade, and added new destinations and frequencies to Mexico and the Caribbean. Peking redirects here. ... For other uses, see Shanghai (disambiguation). ... Guangzhou is the capital and the sub-provincial city of Guangdong Province in the southern part of the Peoples Republic of China. ... Cut-throat competition, also known as destructive or ruinous competition, refers to situations when competition results in prices that do not chronically or for extended periods of time cover costs of production, particularly fixed costs. ...


Fleet

As of November 2007, United operates 460 aircraft with average fleet age of 13 years. [29]

United Airlines fleet
Aircraft Total Passengers
(First/Business/Economy)
Routes
Airbus A319-100 55 120 (8/112) Domestic/Canada, Mexico/Caribbean
Airbus A320-200 97 138 (12/126)
Ted 156 (156)
Domestic/Canada, Mexico/Caribbean
Boeing 737-300 63 120 (8/112)
128 (8/120)
Domestic/Canada
Boeing 737-500 29 104 (8/96)
110 (8/102)
Domestic/Canada
Boeing 747-400 30 347 (14/73/260)
374 (12/52/310) new configuration
Transatlantic and transpacific
Boeing 757-200 97 p.s. 110 (12/26/72)
182 (24/158)
3-class JFK-LAX and JFK-SFO
2-class domestic/Canada, Hawaii and Caribbean
Boeing 767-300ER 35 193 (10/32/151)
183 (6/26/151) new configuration
244 (34/210)
3-class transatlantic, Latin America
2-class domestic and Hawaii
Boeing 777-200
Boeing 777-200ER
20
32
253 (10/45/198)
258 (12/49/197)
268 (8/40/220) new configuration
269 (8/40/221) new configuration
348 (36/312)
3-class transatlantic and transpacific

2-class domestic and Hawaii

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Retired fleet

United Airlines Retired fleet
Aircraft Year Retired Replacement Notes
Lockheed L-1011 Tristar 1989 McDonnell Douglas DC-10 Bought from Pan Am; Sold to Delta
Douglas DC-8 1992 Boeing 757-200 Largest DC-8 operator in the world
Boeing 727-100 1993 Boeing 727-200 Launch Customer
Boeing 747SP 1995 Boeing 747-400 Bought from Pan Am
Boeing 747-100 1999 Boeing 777-200
McDonnell Douglas DC-10 2001 Boeing 777-200 Launch Customer along with American
Boeing 747-200 2001 Boeing 747-400
Boeing 727-200 2001 Airbus A320 Family
Boeing 737-200 2001 Boeing 737-500 Launch Customer
Boeing 767-200 2005 Boeing 767-300 Launch Customer
Boeing 40A
Boeing 80A
Boeing 247
Boeing 377
Boeing 720
Beechcraft 1900
Convair 340
Douglas DC-3
Douglas DC-6
Douglas DC-7
Ford Tri-Motor
Caravelle
Swallow Air Mail
Vickers Viscount

United was the launch customer for a number of aircraft types, including the McDonnell Douglas DC-10 and several Boeing aircraft: the Boeing 727 the Boeing 737-200, the Boeing 767, and the Boeing 777. Although not a launch customer, jet aircraft operated by United has included the Lockheed L-1011 (received in the Pan Am Pacific Route purchase, later traded with Delta Air Lines for the DC-10 aircraft Delta received in their merger with Western Airlines), Douglas (later McDonnell Douglas) DC-8, and Sud (later Aerospatiale) Caravelle. In 1965, United placed an order for 6 BAC/Sud (now BAe and Aerospatiale) Concordes but the order was later canceled. Orbital Sciences Stargazer Lockheed L-1011 The Lockheed L-1011 TriStar was the third widebody passenger jet airliner to reach the marketplace, following the Boeing 747 jumbo jet and the Douglas DC-10. ... DC10 redirects here. ... 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The Boeing 737 is an American short to medium range, single aisle, narrow body jet airliner. ... The Boeing 737 is an American short to medium range, single aisle, narrow body jet airliner. ... American Airlines Boeing 767-300 at Gatwick Airport, England. ... American Airlines Boeing 767-300 at Gatwick Airport, England. ... The Boeing 40A was the first passenger aircraft built by the Boeing company. ... The Boeing 247 was an early modern passenger airliner. ... The Boeing 377 Stratocruiser was airliner version of the 367 Boeing Stratofreighter, which in turn was the transport version of B-29 Superfortress. ... Pan Am 707 The Boeing 707 is a four engined commercial passenger jet aircraft developed by Boeing in the early 1950s. ... The Beechcraft 1900 Beechliner is a 19-passenger, pressurized twin-engine turboprop airplane manufactured by the Beechcraft Division of the Raytheon Company (now Hawker Beechcraft}. It was designed as and is primarily used as a regional airliner. ... A restored Convair 240 in Western Air Lines livery, at the Planes of Fame Museum in Chino, California. ... The Douglas DC-3 is a fixed-wing, propeller-driven aircraft, which revolutionized air transport in the 1930s and 1940s and is generally regarded as one of the most significant transport aircraft ever made (also see Boeing 707 and Boeing 747). ... The Douglas DC-6 is a piston-powered airliner and transport aircraft built by the Douglas Aircraft Company from 1946 to 1959. ... The Douglas DC-7 is an aircraft built by the Douglas Aircraft Company from 1953 to 1958. ... The Ford Trimotor was a three engine civil transport aircraft first produced in 1926 by Henry Ford and continued until about 1931. ... Sud Aviation Caravelle The SE 210 Caravelle was the first short/medium_range jet airliner, produced by the French Sud Aviation firm starting in 1955 (when it was still known as SNCASE). ... For other uses, see Swallow (disambiguation). ... The Viscount was a medium-range turboprop airliner introduced in 1953 by Vickers-Armstrongs, making it the first such aircraft to enter service in the world. ... DC10 redirects here. ... The Boeing 727 is a mid-size, narrow-body, three-engine commercial jet airliner. ... The Boeing 737 is an American short to medium range, single aisle, narrow body jet airliner. ... American Airlines Boeing 767-300 at Gatwick Airport, England. ... The Boeing 777 is an American long-range wide-body twin-engine airliner built by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ... Delta Air Lines, Inc. ... A new restoration of a Convair 240 sports a Western Airlines paint scheme. ...


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Cabin

United's current livery, introduced in 2004, on a Boeing 777-200.
United's current livery, introduced in 2004, on a Boeing 777-200.

United offers in-flight entertainment on all mainline aircraft, with music programming supplied by XM Satellite Radio. In mid-2007, United will feature docking capability for Apple Inc.'s iPod portable music and video player. This will allow the device's battery to be charged, but will also allow integration with United's In-flight Entertainment (IFE) system. [30] Image File history File links N775UA.jpg‎ // Description: United Airlines Boeing 777 N775UA @ Paris CDG airport Photographer/illustrator: Philippe Noret - AirTeamimages Uploader: Eyone Note: authorisation of Philippe Noret sent to permissions@wikimedia. ... Image File history File links N775UA.jpg‎ // Description: United Airlines Boeing 777 N775UA @ Paris CDG airport Photographer/illustrator: Philippe Noret - AirTeamimages Uploader: Eyone Note: authorisation of Philippe Noret sent to permissions@wikimedia. ... “XM” redirects here. ... Apple Inc. ... iPod is a brand of portable media players designed and marketed by Apple and launched in October 2001. ... In-flight entertainment (IFE) refers to the entertainment available to aircraft passengers during a flight. ...


UnitedFirst

  • UnitedFirst Suite is offered on Boeing 747-400 and international-configured Boeing 777-200 aircraft, which features a 78 inch pitch flat-bed seat that reclines to 180 degrees. UnitedFirst passengers check in at special desks and receive an invitation to the United First International Lounge or United Red Carpet Club. Passengers are given priority boarding and priority baggage. On board, passengers enjoy pre-takeoff beverages, table linens and lead-crystal glasses. UnitedFirst suite passengers are served a five course meal, and a personal entertainment unit featuring nine channels of video as well as an additional fourteen feature film titles. Also, passengers have access to personal phones and laptop power ports, as well noise-canceling headsets and comfy pillows and duvets. On Boeing 767-300 aircraft, UnitedFirst consists of a cradle seat offering 64 inches of pitch, although all other features (such as the entertainment) and services remain the same.
  • New UnitedFirst Suite will be offered on all internationally configured Boeing 747-400, Boeing 767-300, and Boeing 777-200 aircraft beginning Fall 2007, coinciding with the introduction of the new business class. Offering a 6 foot-6 inch lie-flat bed, it will be an updated version of the current First Suite.
  • Domestic UnitedFirst is offered on domestically configured Boeing 767-300 and Boeing 777-200 aircraft as well as all narrow-body aircraft, except p.s. Boeing 757-200 aircraft, which offer a better product. Domestic UnitedFirst includes a cradle seat similar to the international UnitedBusiness seat without the personal reading lamps, leg/foot rests, and personal entertainment units. A 38 inch pitch is offered, along with priority boarding and baggage, pre-departure beverages, complimentary meals, and separate check-in desks.
  • UnitedFirst p.s. is offered on all SFO/LAX-JFK routes, offers twelve slanted-flat, leather-trimmed seats, with a 68 inch pitch, along with an individual handheld DVD player offering ten entertainment choices through noise-reducing headsets. Passengers enjoy new menus offering full meals, chocolates, and signature champagne cocktails, as well as an invitation to Red Carpet Clubs and United First International Lounges. Seats include personal reading lights, privacy screens, laptop power ports, and personal phones.

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UnitedBusiness

  • UnitedBusiness is offered on all internationally configured Boeing 747-400, Boeing 767-300, and Boeing 777-200 aircraft. These cradle seats consist of a 55 inch pitch and 150 degree recline, as well as personal phones and laptop power ports. In-flight service includes pre-departure beverages, table linens and lead-crystal glasses, and three course meals. Passengers are also treated to priority boarding and baggage. Each seat includes an individual entertainment system offering nine channels of movies and noise-reducing headsets. UnitedBusiness is in the process of being upgraded. See below for more details on the New UnitedBusiness.
  • New UnitedBusiness is offered on select internationally configured Boeing 767-300 aircraft, and will soon be rolled out throughout United's fleet of internationally configured Boeing 747-400, Boeing 767-300 and Boeing 777-200 aircraft. All seats are 6 foot-4 inches long and have 180 degrees of recline, creating a fully-flat bed. It will be the first U.S. airline to offer truly flat business class seats. Passengers aboard this class will receive complimentary meals, refreshments, and alcoholic beverages. All seats are equipped with a personal 15-inch In-Flight-Entertainment (IFE) system, an adjustable headrest, lumbar support, a USB port, an Apple iPod adapter, XM Satellite Radio, power-ports, a moveable reading light, noise-cancelling headphones, and a large tray table.[31]
  • UnitedBusiness p.s. offers twenty-six spacious leather cradle-seats with a 54 inch pitch, individual handheld DVD players offering ten entertainment choices through noise-reducing headsets, new menus including chocolates and champagne cocktails, as well as personal phones, reading lights, and laptop power ports.

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UnitedEconomy

  • UnitedEconomy International is offered on international flights. It is available on the Boeing 747-400, 767-300, and 777-200 aircraft. Seats range from 17 to 18 inches wide, and have 31 inches of pitch. All UnitedEconomy seats feature an adjustable headrest and personal television(PTV) in the seatback except for the Boeing 747-400 aircraft which do not have PTVs. United Airlines' in-flight entertainment system features nine channels of entertainment, along with audio channels but will be updated in the near future to audio visual on demand (AVOD). The Boeing 747-400 features overhead monitors and projection screens to play movies during the flight. United serves complimentary meals on most international flights between the US, South America, Europe, the South Pacific and Asia. Shortly after takeoff, customers are served a beverage with cocktail snacks, complimentary soft drinks and liquors, beer and wine. Alcoholic beverages are complimentary on trans-pacific and intra-Asia flights and available for $5.00 on other international flights. The main meal consists of a salad, an appetizer, a choice of hot entrées and dessert. On longer flights, United also offers a light pre-arrival meal.
  • UnitedEconomy Domestic is offered on domestic flights. It is available on the Airbus A319, A320, Boeing 737-300, 737-500, 757-200, 767-300, and 777-200 aircraft. Seats range from 17 to 18 inches wide, and have between 31 and 32 inches of pitch. All UnitedEconomy seats feature an adjustable headrest, except Boeing 737 family aircraft. On Ted flights over 3 hours and United flights between 3 and 5 hours in length, snackboxes are available for a fee. On United flights of 5 or more hours, fresh sandwiches and salads, as well as snackbox options are also available for a fee. Beverages are complimentary except for alcoholic beverages which can be purchased for $5.00. All aircraft with UnitedEconomy feature overhead in-flight entertainment except Boeing 737 family aircraft.
  • Economy Plus is similar to UnitedEconomy, but offers an additional 4-6 inches of leg room. The seats are in the forward portion of the economy cabin for faster deplaning. Seats in this section are given to Premier Associate, Premier, Premier Executive and 1K members of Mileage Plus, as well as those who purchase Economy Plus Access.[32] United also offers purchased upgrades from Economy to Economy Plus at check-in on some routes, depending on availability. However, the introduction of Economy Plus has resulted in perceived crowding in UnitedEconomy (even though United didn't reduce seat pitch) because the industry standard for non-budget carriers is approximately 32 or 33 inches across the entire fuselage of economy class.[33]

Mileage Plus

Frequent flier programs started in their current form in 1981. United began one week after American Airlines started the first program. United's program is called Mileage Plus. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...


Airlines who are part of the Star Alliance, such as Singapore Airlines, Lufthansa, Air Canada, and others participate in a program enabling passengers on these airlines to receive Mileage Plus credits. All Nippon Airways aircraft with Star Alliance livery seen in 2006 A Singapore Airlines Boeing 747-400 in Star Alliance livery while still maintaining its corporate logo on the tail, the only Star Alliance member to do so. ...


Elite level membership, which has added benefits over the standard level membership, is a feature that was not initially part of the program.


Premier Associate (3P) is a new elite level created in 2006 that can be gifted by elite members as a reward for reaching certain plateaus. Privileges are much like Premier members and get access to Economy Plus seating, but does not include the 500-mile e-upgrades or the 25% mileage bonus on flown miles.


Premier (2P) members, who accumulate at least 25,000 Elite Qualifying Miles (EQM) or fly 30 segments, are offered priority boarding, free access to Economy Plus seating, upgrade privileges from any fare, complimentary 500-mile e-upgrades and a 25% mileage bonus on flown miles.


In 2005, 535,000 members of Mileage Plus qualified for Premier status.


Premier Executive (1P) members fly at least 50,000 EQM or 60 segments, and receive all Premier benefits plus a 100% mileage bonus, higher upgrade priority and access to exit row seating in advance of flight.


In 2005, 239,000 members of Mileage Plus qualified for Premier Executive status.


1K (also known as Premier Executive 1K) members fly at least 100,000 EQMs or 100 segments, and receive all Premier Executive benefits plus six complimentary System-wide Upgrades good for a one-class upgrade anywhere United flies, along with the ability to earn confirmed regional upgrades valid across United's North and Latin American route system. 1K passengers are also granted accommodations and meals during flight delays and irregular operations caused by weather or air traffic control.


In 2005, 46,000 members of Mileage Plus qualified for 1K status.


Global Services, while not officially part of the Mileage Plus program, is an invitation-only program to recognize United's most valued high-yield customers. Full invitation criteria are not made public by United; re-qualification for current UGS members could be attained by flying 50,000 full-fare miles in a calendar year, according to company letter to members.[34]. Benefits complement and expand upon those offered to 1K passengers, including: higher priority for upgrades and front-of-line access in premium security lines. Global Services members are able to upgrade award flights using miles, systemwide upgrades, confirmed regional upgrades and 500 mile upgrade certificates.


In 2005, 18,000 members of Mileage Plus qualified for Global Services membership.


Red Carpet Club

The Red Carpet Club is United Airlines airport lounge. It includes 40 lounges in 34 major airports around the world. Club membership is available to the public for an annual fee, and includes access to all Red Carpet Clubs along with reciprocal access to US Airways Clubs and Star Alliance Gold lounges when traveling on those carriers. Premier, Premier Executive and 1K members of Mileage Plus are offered discounted membership options. Despite the name, the carpeting in the Red Carpet Club lounges is not typically red. In SFO, for example, it's brown and blue. SFO can refer to: San Francisco International Airport Serious Fraud Office This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...

Interior of United Red Carpet Club at Orlando International Airport, Florida, USA. Note the blue carpet.
Interior of United Red Carpet Club at Orlando International Airport, Florida, USA. Note the blue carpet.

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Locations

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (IATA: ATL, ICAO: KATL) is located in the Atlanta, Georgia, USA metropolitan area, and is the busiest airport (in terms of passengers enplaned and deplaned) in the world, with Chicagos OHare as a rival. ... Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (IATA: BWI, ICAO: KBWI) serves the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area in the United States. ... Departure screen at Suvarnabhumi Structure at Suvarnabhumi Airport Terminal Suvarnabhumi Airport (Thai: ),(IATA: BKK, ICAO: VTBS), also known as (New) Bangkok International Airport, is the international airport serving Bangkok, Thailand. ... KBOS is the airport identification code. ... Ministro Pistarini International Airport (IATA: EZE, ICAO: SAEZ) serves the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina, and is the countrys largest international airport. ... OHare International Airport (IATA:ORD, ICAO:KORD) is an airport located in Chicago, Illinois, 17 miles (27 km) northwest of the Chicago Loop. ... Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, located between the cities of Dallas and Fort Worth, is the busiest airport in Texas and third busiest airport in the world in terms of operations. ... This article is about Denver International Airport. ... Frankfurt Airport Frankfurt Airport (IATA: FRA, ICAO: EDDF), known in German as Rhein-Main-Flughafen or Flughafen Frankfurt am Main, is located near Frankfurt am Main, Germany. ... For the United States Air Force use of this facility, see Hickam Air Force Base. ... London Heathrow Airport (IATA airport code: LHR, ICAO airport code: EGLL, and often simply Heathrow) is the United Kingdoms busiest and best-connected airport. ... LAX and KLAX redirect here. ... Melbourne International Airport (IATA: MLB, ICAO: KMLB, FAA LID: MLB) is a public airport located within the city limits of Melbourne, in Brevard County, Florida, USA, on central Floridas Space Coast. ... The Mexico City International Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto Internacional de la Ciudad de México or AICM), also called Benito Juárez International Airport (IATA: MEX, ICAO: MMMX) is a commercial airport that serves Mexico City, the capital of Mexico. ... Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport, by far the largest and busiest airport in the state of Minnesota, straddles the southern border of the cities of Saint Paul and Minneapolis. ... Newark Liberty International Airport (IATA Airport Code EWR; ICAO Airport Code KEWR) is an international airport within the city limits of both Newark and Elizabeth, New Jersey, United States. ... John F. Kennedy International Airport (IATA: JFK, ICAO: KJFK) is an international airport located in Jamaica, Queens, in south-eastern New York City. ... LaGuardia Airport (IATA: LGA, ICAO: KLGA, FAA LID: LGA) is an airport serving New York City, New York, United States, located on the waterfront of Flushing Bay, and borders the neighborhoods of Astoria, Jackson Heights and East Elmhurst in the borough of Queens. ... John Wayne-Orange County Airport (IATA Airport Code SNA) is located in Orange County, California, between the cities of Santa Ana, Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, and Irvine. ... KMCO redirects here. ... KIX redirects here. ... Charles de Gaulle International Airport (IATA: CDG, ICAO: LFPG) (French: ), also known as Roissy Airport (or just Roissy in French), in Paris, is one of worlds principal aviation centres, as well as Frances main international airport. ... “PHL” redirects here. ... PHX redirects here. ... KPDX Airport Diagram Aerial view of KPDX from the southwest For the airport of Portland, Maine, see Portland International Jetport For the drug PDX, see 10-propargyl-10-deazaaminopterin PDX is also a nickname for the city of Portland, Oregon Portland International Airport (IATA: PDX, ICAO: KPDX) is the largest... FAA diagram of San Diego International Airport San Diego International Airport (IATA: SAN, ICAO: KSAN, FAA LID: SAN), also known as Lindbergh Field, is located in San Diego, California. ... FAA diagram of SFO SFO redirects here. ... Guarulhos International Airport (IATA: GRU, ICAO: SBGR), officially known as Aeroporto Internacional de São Paulo/Guarulhos - Governador André Franco Montoro, is an airport that serves São Paulo, Brazil, located in Guarulhos municipality, 22 km northeast of the São Paulo city centre. ... Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (IATA: SEA, ICAO: KSEA, FAA LID: SEA), also known as Sea-Tac Airport, is located in SeaTac, Washington, United States at the intersections of Washington State Route 518, Washington State Route 99 and Washington State Route 509. ... Sydney Airport Control Tower International Terminal forecourt Sydney International Terminal International Terminal, Qantas check-in lounge International Terminal car park Memorial to Charles Kingsford Smith, International Terminal Qantas AVRO 504K replica, first plane flown by Qantas, Domestic Terminal Sydney Domestic Terminal entrance Terminal Control Unit including the old Control Tower... Narita International Airport (Japanese: 成田国際空港 Narita Kokusai Kūkō) (IATA airport code: NRT, ICAO Airport Code: RJAA) is an international airport in the eastern portion of Narita, Chiba, Japan. ... , FAA Airport Diagram Washington Dulles International Airport (IATA: IAD, ICAO: KIAD, FAA LID: IAD) is a public airport located 25 miles (40 km) west of the central business district of Washington, D.C., in Loudoun County and Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. ... Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (IATA: DCA, ICAO: KDCA, FAA LID: DCA) is a public airport located three miles (5 km) south of the central business district of Washington, D.C., in Arlington County, Virginia, United States. ...

Codeshare agreements

In addition to its Star Alliance and United Express partnerships, United codeshares with the following airlines as of December 2006: All Nippon Airways aircraft with Star Alliance livery seen in 2006 A Singapore Airlines Boeing 747-400 in Star Alliance livery while still maintaining its corporate logo on the tail, the only Star Alliance member to do so. ... United Express is a brand name under which seven regional airlines operate feeder flights for United Airlines. ...

Some Star Alliance members codeshare with United. Aloha Airlines (IATA: AQ, ICAO: AAH, and Callsign: Aloha) is an airline headquartered in Honolulu, Hawaii USA. It operates extensive scheduled services within the Hawaiian Islands, and between Hawaii and the West Coast of the United States. ... Grupo Taca is the flag airline of El Salvador, comprised of a group of five combined Central American airlines. ... An SNCF train. ... All Nippon Airways aircraft with Star Alliance livery seen in 2006 A Singapore Airlines Boeing 747-400 in Star Alliance livery while still maintaining its corporate logo on the tail, the only Star Alliance member to do so. ...


United also has marketing agreements with the following airlines:

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Incidents and accidents

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1940s Flight 14 Flight 28 Flight 404 Flight 521 Flight 608 Flight 624
1950s Flight 129 Flight 610 Flight 615 Flight 7030 Flight 16 Flight 409 Flight 629 Flight 718 Flight 736
1960s Flight 826 Flight 859 Flight 297 Flight 823 Flight 389 Flight 227 Flight 266
1970s Flight 553 Flight 2860 Flight 173
1980s Flight 811 Flight 232
1990s Flight 585 Flight 826 Flight 863
2000s Flight 175 Flight 93 Flight 628

A Boeing 247 operated by United Airlines and registered as NC13304 was destroyed in midflight by a nitroglycerin bomb over Chesterton, Indiana, on October 10, 1933. ... On October 24, 1947 United Flight 608 declared an emergency, a fire in flight. ... A DC-6 similar to UALs ill-fated Flight 624 United Airlines Flight 624, a DC-6 (NC37506), originated in San Diego, California with stops in Los Angeles and Chicago enroute to LaGuardia Airport in New York City. ... United Airlines Flight 610, registration number N37543 was operating as Mainliner Overland Trail and was on a transcontinental service San Francisco-Oakland-Salt Lake City-Denver-Chicago when it crashed on June 30, 1951. ... United Airlines Flight 615, a Douglas DC-6B with FAA registration N37550, was operating as Flight 615, which was a transcontinental east-west service serving Boston-Hartford-Cleveland-Chicago-Oakland-San Francisco. ... United Airlines Flight 409 was a scheduled flight departing from Denver, Colorado to Salt Lake City, Utah. ... United Airlines Flight 629 was a flight that flew from Stapleton Airport in Denver, Colorado to Portland, Oregon. ... United Airlines Flight 718, Mainliner Vancouver, registration N6324C, was a Douglas DC-7 en route from Los Angeless International Airport to Chicago, Newark and Philadelphia on June 30, 1956. ... December 17 front page of Syracuse Post-Standard The 1960 New York air disaster was a collision in December 16, 1960 between two airlines over Staten Island, New York in which one plane crashed into Staten Island and the other airline crashed into a Brooklyn neighborhood. ... United Airlines Flight 859 was a flight that crashed during landing at Stapleton International Airport, Denver, Colorado. ... United Airlines Flight 297 was a scheduled flight from Newark International Airport, Newark, New Jersey to Washington, D.C. with 17 on board. ... United Airlines Flight 823 was a scheduled flight from North Philadelphia Airport, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Huntsville International Airport, Huntsville, Alabama with 39 on board. ... Diagram showing the face of the three-pointer altimeter design cited in the crash. ... United Airlines Flight 227 was a Boeing 727-22 which crashed on November 11, 1965 in Salt Lake City, United States. ... United Airlines Flight 266 was a scheduled flight from Los Angeles International Airport, Los Angeles, California to General Mitchell International Airport, Milwaukee, Wisconsin via Stapleton International Airport, Denver, Colorado with 38 on board. ... United Airlines Flight 553, registration N9031U, City of Lincoln, was a Boeing 737-222 en route from Washington National Airport to Omaha, Nebraska via Chicago Midway International Airport on December 8, 1972. ... United Airlines Flight 173, registration N8082U[1], was a Douglas DC-8-61 en route from Denver to Portland, Oregon on December 28, 1978. ... Cargo door recovered by US Navy divers United Airlines Flight 811 experienced an explosive decompression on Friday, February 24, 1989 after take-off from Honolulu International Airport, Honolulu, Hawaii. ... United Airlines Flight 232 was a scheduled flight operated by United Airlines between Denver and Philadelphia via Chicago. ... United Airlines Flight 585 was a scheduled domestic passenger airline flight from the now-decommissioned Stapleton International Airport in Denver to Colorado Springs Airport in Colorado Springs, Colorado. ... United Airlines Flight 826 crashed in Brooklyn, New York on December 16, 1960 after colliding in mid-air over a foggy Staten Island with a TWA Constellation that was approaching La Guardia Airport. ... United Airlines Flight 175 was a morning flight that regularly flew from Logan International Airport in East Boston, Massachusetts to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in Los Angeles, California. ... For other uses of Flight 93 and United 93, see Flight 93. ... OHare International Airport (IATA: ORD, ICAO: KORD, FAA LID: ORD) is an airport located in Chicago, Illinois, United States, 17 miles (27 km) northwest of the Chicago Loop. ...

In popular culture

  • In 1962's unfinished Something's Got to Give, A United Jet, probably a Boeing 707, is used for a scene shot over one of the islands of Hawaii. A scene involving the characters played by Dean Martin and Cyd Charisse returning to San Francisco, California from Honolulu, Hawaii where they'd had their Honeymoon, was shot in a recreated First Class cabin. Later, when Marilyn Monroe's character returns to her, Martin and Charisse's characters' home in San Francisco, after seven years lost at sea, she is seen carrying a United carry-on bag marked "United Hawaii".
  • In Sesame Street episodes 1090-1095 (December 23-30, 1977), the cast including Big Bird and stowaway, Snuffleupagus, traveled to Hawaii to visit Buffy Sainte-Marie. They boarded United Flight 5 at JFK to Honolulu. Big Bird had a hard time getting comfortable in the plane's cabin.
  • In the film Beaches (1988), Bette Midler's character attempts to find a United flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco when she learns her friend, played by Barbara Hershey, is dying. At the United ticket counter, she learns there is fog in San Francisco, so she rents a car instead. Later in the film, Hershey and her film husband appear on a United flight from New York to San Francisco seated in First Class.
  • Tom Hanks is stuck at New York's JFK airport in the United terminal in The Terminal (2004) . The film was actually filmed at an Montréal-Mirabel International Airport (YMX). An empty hangar which was transformed into the 'terminal' by Steven Spielberg's design crew was used for additional interiors.
  • A Boeing 757 traveling from Newark, New Jersey to San Francisco, California on the morning of September 11, 2001, was the focus of 2006's United 93. The filmmakers, while not having the cooperation of United Airlines, recreated the morning with attention to detail. They told the story of the fourth plane hijacked by terrorists and how the passengers teamed up to overpower the aircraft's hijackers, subsequently causing the plane to crash in rural Pennsylvania.
  • United was featured prominently in a number of episodes of Hawaii Five-O.
  • In the U2 song "Zooropa", the lyric "Fly the friendly skies" is heard, a reference to United's 1960s advertising campaign.

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Brand

United adopted a red, white and blue shield logo in 1936, but its use varied widely and was eventually abandoned altogether in the early 1970s. In 1974, the airline commissioned designer Saul Bass to develop a new logo. The "tulip" logo of colored stripes representing overlapping letter "U"s remains in use today with only slight modification. Saul Bass (May 8, 1920 - April 25, 1996) was a graphic designer and Academy Award-winning filmmaker, but he is best known for his design on animated motion picture title sequences, which is thought of as the best such work ever seen. ... [[Media:Example. ...


The early slogan "The Main Line Airway," emphasizing its signature New York-Chicago-San Francisco route, was replaced in 1965 with "Fly the Friendly Skies." The "friendly skies" tagline was used until 1996. Other United Slogans include: A tagline is a variant of a branding slogan typically used in marketing materials and advertising. ...

  • "The Great White Way to New York" (1971-1972)
  • "The Friendly Skies of your land" (also known as "Mother Country") (1972-1976)
  • "You're the boss" (1976-1977), "United we fly" (1977-1978)
  • "That's what friendly skies are all about" (1980)
  • "You're not just flying, you're flying the Friendly Skies" (mid 1980s)
  • "From the ground up, rededicated to giving you the service you deserve. Come fly the friendly skies" (Late 1980s)
  • "Come fly the airline that's uniting the world. Come fly the Friendly Skies" (late 1980s)
  • "Come fly our Friendly Skies" (The early ESOP years)
  • "United - Rising" during the mid 1990s
  • "We Are United" following the September 11 incident.
  • "Relax, Stretch Out" with the rollout of EconomyPlus
  • "It's time to fly" for the animation commercials (voiced over by Robert Redford), banners, and magazine advertisements of the "It's Time to Fly" campaign first unveiled during Super Bowl XXXVIII. (2004 – present)

United's theme song is George Gershwin's 1924 "Rhapsody in Blue", which it licensed from Gershwin's estate for $500,000 in 1976.[35] "Rhapsody" would have entered the public domain in 2000, but the Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act of 1998 extended its copyright another 20 years. Robert Redford (born Charles Robert Redford, Jr. ... Date February 1, 2004 Stadium Reliant Stadium City Houston, Texas MVP Tom Brady, Quarterback Favorite Patriots by 7 National anthem Beyoncé Coin toss Earl Campbell, Ollie Matson, Don Maynard, Y.A. Tittle, Mike Singletary, Gene Upshaw Referee Ed Hochuli Halftime show Janet Jackson, Justin Timberlake, Outkast, P. Diddy, Kid Rock... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Gershwin redirects here. ... For the rap album, see 1924 (album). ... Cover of the original sheet music of the two piano version of Rhapsody in Blue. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The public domain comprises the body of all creative works and other knowledge—writing, artwork, music, science, inventions, and others—in which no person or organization has any proprietary interest. ... The Copyright Term Extension Act (CTEA) of 1998 – alternatively known as the Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act or pejoratively as the Mickey Mouse Protection Act – extended copyright terms in the United States by 20 years. ...


Catering

Further information: Gate Gourmet

A Gate Gourmet catering truck servicing an Air Berlin aircraft at Hamburg Airport Gate Gourmet is an airline catering firm with headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland and Reston, Virginia, USA. As of 2004 it had 22,000 employees, a revenue of 2. ...

See also

The United Center is an indoor sports arena located in the Near West Side community area of Chicago, Illinois, named after its corporate sponsor, United Airlines. ...

References

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  2. ^ United Airlines press release January 9, 2007
  3. ^ The Original Eight: Genesis of the Modern Day Flight Attendant
  4. ^ http://www.crimelibrary.com/notorious_murders/mass/jack_graham/index.html]
  5. ^ http://openweb.tvnews.vanderbilt.edu/1973-12/1973-12-27-CBS-8.html
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  8. ^ http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=940DE5D9103EF934A15756C0A96E948260
  9. ^ United Airlines Friendship One Sets Short-Lived World Record-Setting Flight
  10. ^ USA Today, "Workers took pay cut while others got rich," July 12, 1995
  11. ^ http://dir.salon.com/story/tech/col/smith/2003/05/09/askthepilot40/index.html?pn=2
  12. ^ http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0CWU/is_2003_July_29/ai_105988602
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  14. ^ http://www.frequentflier.com/ffc-0905.htm
  15. ^ http://www.forbes.com/2005/04/20/05ceoland.html
  16. ^ "UAL, Continental Discuss Merger As AirTran Presses Bid for Midwest." Carey, S.; Trottman, M.; Berman, D. K. The Wall Street Journal. December 13, 2006.
  17. ^ "United and Continental Discussing Possible Merger." Sorkin, A. R. and Bailey, J. The New York Times. December 12, 2006
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  19. ^ http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story/bmi-united-airlines-reportedly-form/story.aspx?guid=%7B8096611D-B050-46CA-B8F4-2506CCEF9A8A%7D
  20. ^ United Airlines Takes Minority Stake in Aloha Airlines (Star Bulletin: May 4, 2007)
  21. ^ United Airlines Seeking Merger (USA Today: June 14, 2007)
  22. ^ http://www.reuters.com/article/bondsNews/idUSN1241057320070712
  23. ^ http://www.denverpost.com/headlines/ci_6852760
  24. ^ United Chief Chases Change , Chicago Tribune, October 19, 2007
  25. ^ http://www.bizjournals.com/southflorida/stories/2007/11/12/daily33.html
  26. ^ http://www.ajc.com/business/content/business/delta/stories/2007/11/14/delta_1115.html
  27. ^ http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story/delta-consider-merger-after-pressure/story.aspx?guid=%7B38DA59AB-6D7C-40CE-AF17-E67FCF71DE9D%7D
  28. ^ http://www.united.com/speech/detail/0,6862,53282,00.html
  29. ^ http://ir.united.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=83680&p=irol-homeProfile#fleet
  30. ^ United Airlines to Offer Docking Capability for Apple iPod (The Wall Street Journal: November 14, 2006)
  31. ^ United Airlines Unveils New Business Class
  32. ^ United Airlines Economy Plus Information
  33. ^ http://blogs.courant.com/travel_columnists_leblanc/2007/09/united-airlines.html
  34. ^ http://conorcahill.blogspot.com/2007/01/uniteds-global-services.html
  35. ^ United Airlines "Rhapsody in Blue" Theme Song Information

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