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  • United CEO warns holiday flight prices will spike thanks to rising jet fuel costs

    10/21/2021 7:53:20 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 12 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10/21/2021 | Emily Crane
    The CEO of United Airlines has warned flight prices are about to spike as the busy holiday travel season looms — and surging jet fuel prices are to blame. Jet fuel prices are climbing to levels not seen before COVID-19 hit and those costs would likely have to be passed along to passengers, United’s Scott Kirby told CNBC on Wednesday. “Higher jet fuel prices lead to higher ticket prices,” Kirby said. “Ultimately, we’ll pass that through.”
  • Exclusive — Federal Judge Blocks United Airlines From Imposing Employee Vaccine Mandate

    10/12/2021 9:13:55 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12 Oct 2021 | KATHERINE HAMILTON
    A federal judge in Texas issued a temporary restraining order (TRO) against United Airlines on Wednesday, blocking the airline from imposing a vaccine mandate against any of its employees in a nationwide class-action lawsuit. According to the judicial order, which could be the first of its kind in the country against a coronavirus vaccine mandate, United Airlines is prohibited from placing employees with religious and medical exemptions on unpaid leave until October 26 while litigation continues. The judge also prohibited the airline from denying any employee requests for religious or medical exemptions. Previously, the airline did not allow employees to...
  • Nearly 600 United Airlines employees face termination for failing to comply with vaccine mandate

    09/28/2021 8:42:15 PM PDT · by proust · 16 replies
    CNBC ^ | 9/28/21 | Leslie Josephs
    United Airlines said Tuesday that 593 of its employees are facing termination for failing to comply with its Covid-19 vaccination policy, one of the strictest mandates for inoculation from a U.S. company.
  • United Airlines employees sue company over its 'draconian' COVID vaccine mandate

    09/22/2021 7:57:40 PM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies
    FOX Business ^ | 9/22/2021 | Audrey Conklin
    Attorneys argue United Airlines' handling of its new vaccine rule violates the Civil Rights Act of 1964.. .... United in August said that more than half of its 67,000 U.S.-based employees who weren't vaccinated in August would be required to get the vaccine by Sept. 27, but made an exception for those with medical and religious reasons, which employees argue has not been the case. The six employee plaintiffs say United Airlines has failed to approve accommodation requests regarding the vaccine and instead offered six years of unpaid leave for those wishing not to get the vaccine. We filed this...
  • ‘The future is raising its voice’: A dire mood at UN meeting

    09/22/2021 6:57:36 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | September 22, 2021 | By EDITH M. LEDERER
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Racism, climate change and worsening divisions among nations and cultures topped the agenda Wednesday as leaders from China to Costa Rica, from Finland to Turkey to the United Nations itself outlined reasons why the world isn’t working as it should — and what must be done quickly to fix it. Said one country’s president: “The future is raising its voice at us.” Speaker after speaker at Tuesday’s opening of the nearly week-long meeting decried the inequalities and deep divisions that have prevented united global action to end the COVID-19 pandemic, which has claimed nearly 4.6 million...
  • Plane carrying USC football team to Pullman tips onto back wheels on runway

    09/21/2021 4:34:55 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 86 replies
    KHQ-TV 6 ^ | September 18, 2021 |
    PULLMAN, Wash. -- The United Airlines plane transporting the USC football team to Pullman ahead of their matchup against WSU was seen tipped on its back wheels while parked on the runway. It was reported that almost half the team was still on board the plane when this happened. United Airlines sent a statement regarding the incident to KHQ:"United flight 2509 flying from Los Angeles, California to Lewiston, Idaho landed without incident. Due to a shift in weight and balance during the offloading process, the tail of the aircraft tipped backward. No injuries were reported among our customers, crew or...
  • More than 50% of Americans think the country is 'less united' under Biden, new poll reveals

    09/19/2021 11:28:39 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 18 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 19 2021 | KATELYN CARALLE
    First couple Joe and Jill Biden took a leisurely bike ride during their weekend in Rehoboth on Sunday as a new poll emerged showing more than half of Americans believe the country is less united under this administration. A Fox News poll released on Sunday shows that 54 per cent of registered voters think that the country has become more divided since Biden took office on January 20, 2021 and 37 per cent say the country has become 'more united.' Only 7 per cent of 1,002 respondents believe there has been no change from when Donald Trump was in the...
  • United Airlines warns of unpaid leave for staff given religious vaccine exemptions

    09/08/2021 4:16:22 PM PDT · by Libloather · 44 replies
    The Hill via MSN ^ | 9/08/21 | Joseph Choi
    United Airlines told its staff on Wednesday that those who are granted religious exemptions from getting vaccinated against the coronavirus will be placed on a temporary unpaid leave, CNBC reported. In August, United became the first major U.S. airline to issue a vaccine mandate for its employees. Employees were given until five weeks after the Pfizer vaccine was granted full approval or until Oct. 25 to present proof of being fully vaccinated. As the Food and Drug Administration granted the Pfizer vaccine full approval on Aug. 23, employees will have until Sept. 27 to get fully vaccinated. "We have no...
  • Southwest Airlines, American Airlines, And Delta Air Lines Will NOT REQUIRE Employees To Get Vaccinated, Breaking With United Airlines' Mandate

    08/11/2021 2:16:45 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 17 replies
    Twitter ^ | 08/11/21 | Pete Muntean
    Southwest Airlines, American Airlines, and Delta Air Lines will NOT REQUIRE employees to get vaccinated, breaking with United Airlines' mandate that workers get vaccinated by October 25th or face getting fired.
  • United CEO: My guess is airline mask mandate will expire in September

    07/12/2021 10:42:07 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/11/2021 | Joseph Choi
    United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby on Sunday predicted that the mask mandate for airline passengers will be allowed to expire in September. In April, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) extended its mask order until September 13 for airports, airplanes, buses and railways. Appearing on CBS's "Face the Nation" on Sunday, Kirby told host John Dickerson, "My guess is that the current government order expires on September 13 and fingers crossed. My guess is it will expire on September 13, but we'll wait and see for sure."
  • Fly the Scary Skies of United

    04/12/2021 2:35:07 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 53 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-12-21 | Larry Brandes
    In a bold move, United Airlines declared that “diversity is at the forefront” of its pilot program and pledged that 50% of their new 5,000 pilots will either be women or people of color. You have to admire the insanity of that plan because it is so incredibly stupid that you know a liberal was involved in its conception. I can just imagine the meeting at United that birthed the concept of making flight deck diversity Job #1. Scotty woke up one morning and wanted to make some changes. Scotty: “Does anyone have an idea of how to destroy United?...
  • United's 'Fly the Woke Skies' Nosedive

    04/08/2021 9:06:55 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 34 replies
    Townhall ^ | April 7, 2021 | Larry O'Connor
    You are not going to believe the latest attempt by a major American corporation to jump up and down in the back of the room, waving its arms and shouting, "Look at me! Look at me! I'm woke, too! Pay attention to meeeeee!!!!!" United Airlines felt the burning desire to one-up Delta's grandstanding, political announcement last week. If you missed it, Delta declared its outrage over the state of Georgia taking reasonable steps to expand voting access while maintaining some semblance of election integrity. Apparently, United couldn't risk losing business from all the discerning customers who don't choose their airlines...
  • United Sets New Diversity Goal: 50% of Students at New Pilot Training Academy To Be Women and People of Color

    04/07/2021 3:17:43 AM PDT · by DFG · 76 replies
    United Airlines, the only major U.S. airline to own a flight school, will begin accepting applications today as it embarks on an ambitious plan to train 5,000 new pilots by 2030, at least half of them women and people of color. Backed by scholarship commitments from United Airlines and JPMorgan Chase, United Aviate Academy will create opportunities for thousands of students, including women and people of color to pursue a career as a commercial airline pilot, one of the most lucrative careers in the industry.
  • 'Diversifying the cockpit:' United Airlines recruiting 5K pilots for new flight school; half will be women, people of color

    04/06/2021 9:46:21 PM PDT · by Stravinsky · 126 replies
    ABC 7 Chicago ^ | April 6, 2021 | Karen Jordan
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- The airline industry expects to recover from the pandemic in a couple of years and when it does, United plans to diversify the cockpit. It launched a flight school called United Aviate Academy with the goal of training 5,000 pilots by 2030. Half of which will be women and people of color.
  • United plane's fan blade had multiple cracks; last inspected 4 years ago: NTSB

    03/06/2021 7:31:38 AM PST · by G Larry · 58 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3-6-21 | Brie Stimson
    A fan blade that snapped off a United Airlines engine mid-flight, causing it to rain debris over Colorado last month, had microscopic cracks, federal investigators with the National Transportation Safety Board said Friday. The engine part was last inspected more than four years ago. The Boeing 777 made an emergency landing back at Denver International Airport on Feb. 20 after the engine caught on fire soon after takeoff. No one onboard or on the ground was injured. The broken blade on the Pratt & Whitney engine had been used on 2,979 flights since its last inspection in 2016, the NTSB...
  • EMT who gave CPR to United passenger with COVID-19 says he now has symptoms

    12/23/2020 7:08:30 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 45 replies
    nypost ^ | 12/23/2020 | Yaron Steinbuch
    An off-duty EMT who performed CPR on a United Airline passenger who later died of COVID-19 has revealed that he is now showing symptoms of the deadly virus — and feels like he “got hit by a train,” according to a report. Tony Aldapa was among the passengers who tried to revive Isaias Hernandez, 69, who collapsed on an Orlando-to-Los Angeles flight Monday, even after the man’s wife admitted he had coronavirus symptoms.
  • Be United!

    11/16/2020 9:09:40 AM PST · by chrisnj · 20 replies
    self | 11/16/2020 | Chrisnj
    Freepers, you are divided! Remember - United we stand, divided we fall Please cool down. To the skeptical and always 'blaming' Freepers - you are mad whether they do/say something or not do/say something, or anything in between. You want instant results in these complicated matters of voting and election fraud. It does not work that way! We know you are frustrated but blaming your own side who is doing the best as fast as they can is NOT helping! Did it occur to you that they (Powell, Rudy etc.) might be giving you hints that we will win without...
  • United Airlines to cut 30% of management in October and braces pilots for changes as well

    05/06/2020 7:15:06 AM PDT · by fluorescence · 20 replies
    CNBC ^ | Tue, May 5 2020 5:41 AM EDT | al-Reuters
    United Airlines plans to cut at least 3,400 management and administrative positions in October as the coronavirus pandemic crushes air travel demand, and has told pilots to brace for changes as well, according to two memos seen by Reuters. Chicago-based United is among the U.S. airlines that have accepted U.S. government payroll aid that bans job or pay cuts before Sept. 30. However, United and other carriers have warned that demand is unlikely to recover to pre-crisis levels by that date, forcing them to shrink in the fall. The United memos are the first indication of just how much major...
  • United Airlines says coronavirus pandemic is worst crisis ‘in the history of aviation’

    05/01/2020 5:30:55 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 30 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 1 May 2020 | Claudia Assis
    United Airlines Holdings Inc. late Thursday surprised Wall Street with a narrower quarterly loss as it attempted to manage “the most disruptive global crisis in the history of aviation” due to the coronavirus pandemic. United UAL, -5.22% said it lost $1.7 billion, or $6.86 a share, in the first quarter, versus earnings of $292 million, or $1.09 a share, in the year-ago quarter. Adjusted for one-time items, United lost $639 million, or $2.57 a share. Sales fell to $7.9 billion from $9.6 billion a year ago. Analysts polled by FactSet had expected United to report an adjusted loss of $2.85...
  • United Cuts May Flights by 90 Percent, Tells Employees to Brace for Job Cuts

    04/16/2020 8:38:32 AM PDT · by Bruiser 10 · 25 replies
    Reuters ^ | 16 April 20
    United Airlines said on April 15 that it has cut its flight schedule by 90 percent in May and expects similar cuts for June as a result of the CCP virus pandemic, and warned that travel demand that is now “essentially at zero shows no sign of improving in the near term,” making job cuts likely. United disclosed its outlook in a memo to employees that it publicly released. The memo was from Chief Executive Oscar Munoz and President Scott Kirby. Like other U.S. airlines, travel demand for Chicago-based United has cratered as most U.S. states have ordered residents to...