Sunday October 1, 2023

Engineers vote against union representation at United Airlines, Continental Airlines

The National Mediation Board said Monday that engineers and related employees at United Airlines and Continental Airlines voted against being represented by the International Federation of Professional & Technical Engineers. In a vote count released Monday, 163 voted against representation and 136 voted in favor of representation by the International Federation of Professional & Technical […]

United Continental, US Airways and Alaska are profitable, but less so than last year

The three major carriers that released earnings Thursday all reported profits, unlike American Airlines’ parent AMR on Wednesday. But all said fuel was affecting their results. Just like AMR, which lost $286 million in the three months ended June 30, United Continental Holdings, Alaska Air Group and US Airways Group all saw their fuel bills […]

Furloughed United pilots to be offered jobs at Continental

This seems to be a win-win solution for both United Airlines and Continental Airlines pilots. United announced Thursday afternoon that about 100 to 200 jobs at Continental will be offered to United pilots who are on furlough. This is a most unusual situation in that the two airlines are owned by the same company and […]

United and Continental will merge frequent flyer programs in 2012

As of next year, Continental Airlines’ OnePass loyalty program will end and those frequent flyers will automatically be enrolled in United Airlines’ Mileage Plus program. At that time, United also will deposit award miles equal to customers’ OnePass award miles balance. OnePass members’ 2011 OnePass elite qualifying activity will be fully recognized in Mileage Plus […]

DOT fines Continental, US Airways for ad shortcomings

The U.S. Department of Transportation is fining Continental Airlines $120,000 and US Airways $45,000 for allegedly violating rules on “deceptive price advertising,” the department said Thursday. Continental was accused of failing to include fuel surcharges in its listed fares. The DOT cited a case in which Continental listed a fare from San Jose, Calif., to […]

United Continental posts first-quarter losts, blames higher fuel costs

United Continental Holdings on Thursday said its net loss for the first quarter widened from a year ago on higher fuel and integration costs and lower revenue related to the earthquake in Japan. United and Continental were separate airlines in the year-ago quarter. The company posted net loss of $213 million, or 65 cents per […]

United Continental Holdings says booked loads on international flights down from 2010

In an update Monday to investors, United Continental Holdings said that advance booked load factors are down in all its international segments for the next six weeks, although booked loads are up on domestic flights. Here’s the breakdown in load factors compared to the same period in 2010 for mainline flights on United Airlines and […]

United Continental says it will hold capacity steady in 2011, following growth cuts at Delta, American (and Frontier)

United Continental Holdings said Monday it will cut consolidated capacity by 1 percent from previous guidance when its May schedule goes into effect and 4 percent from previous guidance with its September schedule. The reason: rising fuel prices. Said United Continental: “With these reductions, fourth quarter 2011 consolidated domestic capacity is expected to decrease 5 […]

The top airline story of 2010: United Airlines, Continental Airlines merge to create the world’s largest airline company

Sorry, Delta Air Lines – your stay at the top didn’t last very long. United Airlines and Continental Airlines merged in 2010 to form the world’s largest airline company, displacing Delta. It was only two years earlier that No. 3 Delta and No. 4 Northwest Airlines merged to leapfrog past both American Airlines and United […]

Continental lets buyers delay their ticket purchase, for a price

Continental Airlines unveiled an interesting option Monday — you can nail down a reservation at a certain price and delay making the purchase final for up to seven days. The catch is its “Farelock” service has a fee associated with it. If you want to hold the ticket for three days (72 hours), you’ll pay […]