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    Employee Frustration Causes United CEO to Rethink Lottery Bonus Program

    In the United Airlines’ corporate offices on West Wacker Drive in Chicago, President and CEO Scott Kirby says he is “pressing the pause button” on a recently introduced lottery bonus program for employees that unleashed a firestorm of criticism on the internet. Employees posted comment after comment denouncing the program, after realizing it was a […] More

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    United Airlines Tulip Logo, Gone But Not Forgotten

    Logos are important for building brand awareness for all companies. Just think of McDonald’s golden arches or Wendy’s red hair and pigtails. Logos help consumers identify their favorite restaurants, sports teams and clothing. But logos are especially valuable to the airline industry because they appear everywhere throughout the places where airlines do business. Commercial airlines […] More

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    Gordon Bethune: The Man Who Turned Continental Airlines Around

    Gordon Bethune, the legendary CEO that turned Continental Airlines around when it was teetering on the brink of collapse, is one of the most acclaimed and colorful airline executives in U.S. history. Bethune left his operations executive position at Boeing in February 1994 and joined the troubled airline as Chief Operating Officer in the nick […] More

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    Watch: Super Smoky Classic Airliner Ops At SFO

    Here’s some classic commercial airliner action shot at San Francisco International Airport (KSFO) in 1973! Shot by Ken Butz, this footage of departures from runway 1R and approaches on runway 28L was originally silent but the uploader of the transfer, Classic Airliners & Vintage Pop Culture, added sound. The film features Western Airlines (WA) and […] More

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    Hardware from the Boeing 747-400 Being Auctioned Off | Take Home a Piece of United Airlines History

    Don’t miss your chance to own a piece of aviation history! Literally speaking, a piece of the infamous Boeing 747 fleet from United Airlines can be in your living room. To celebrate the aircraft’s retirement from the fleet, MileagePlus Exclusives is offering passengers with accumulated award miles a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to exchange award points for […] More

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    United Airlines Earnings Call Put CEO in the Hot Seat

    United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz was put squarely in the hot seat today, as analysts aggressively questioned him about management’s failure to get the company on a positive trajectory and deliver on results laid out in the 2016 Investor Day. At the time, Munoz painted a cautiously optimistic picture saying that in 2017 and 2018, […] More

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