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  1. United Reconsiders Stock Buyback (UAL)

    December 2, 2016
    United is rethinking its $2 billion share repurchase program because of increased labor and fuel costs.
  2. United Heads to Canadian Federal Court (UAL)

    December 2, 2016
    United is suing a complaint website over the use of its name and logo.
  3. United Considers Reducing A350 Order (UAL)

    December 1, 2016
    United is continuing its plan to cut capital expenditure. The airline is considering modifying its $12.4 billion order for ...
  4. United Launches Polaris Service (UAL)

    December 1, 2016
    United began its new international business class service on Dec. 1.
  5. Why Did Warren Buffett Make a Big Bet on Airlines?

    November 30, 2016
    According to Berkshire Hathaway's 13F for Q3, Warren Buffett initiated positions in all four major airline companies last ...
  6. American Airlines Reduces Number of Flights to Cuba (AAL, UAL)

    November 30, 2016
    The American travel industry is facing uncertainty about future travel to Cuba.
  7. Engine Malfunction Forces United Flight to Land (UAL)

    November 30, 2016
    A United Flight from San Francisco to Tokyo was forced to return to SFO after a malfunction forced the shutdown of an engine.
  8. O’Hare Workers Protest Low Wages (UAL, AAL)

    November 29, 2016
    Hundreds of workers walked out on Nov. 29 at the United and American Airlines hub.
  9. United Unveils LAX Lounge (UAL)

    November 29, 2016
    The LAX United Club is part of a $573 investment by the airline at the Los Angeles airport.
  10. United One Step Closer to its A350-1000s (UAL)

    November 28, 2016
    Last week Airbus performed its first test flight of the new A350-1000 aircraft.
  11. Automated Security Lanes Debut at Newark (UAL)

    November 23, 2016
    Thanks to an investment by United, passengers at Newark’s Terminal C can get through security up to 30 times faster than ...
  12. Delta Tops Business Travel News Survey for the Sixth Consecutive ...

    November 22, 2016
    Delta has placed first in an annual survey of travel buyers, corporate travel managers and airline sales executives.
  13. Strike at American and United Hub (AAL, UAL)

    November 21, 2016
    Support staff at O’Hare will go on strike starting Nov. 29. O’Hare is a major hub for both American Airlines and United Airlines.
  14. Warren Buffett's Airline Bets: Can They Pay Off?

    November 21, 2016
    After years of shunning the entire sector, investor Warren Buffett and his team at Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK-A)(NYSE: ...
  15. AFA Praises United for Restricting Carry-on Luggage (UAL)

    November 18, 2016
    The Association of Flight Attendants has long lobbied for a decrease in carry-on luggage.
  16. United Confirms 747 Retirement Date (UAL)

    November 17, 2016
    United Airlines announced it would retire its Boeing 747 jets by October 2018.
  17. United to Buy 24 Embraer Jets (UAL)

    November 17, 2016
    United Airlines has agreed to purchase 24 Embraer jets that were originally contracted to be sold to Republic Airlines.
  18. United Defers Aircraft Purchase to Save on CapEx (UAL)

    November 16, 2016
    United has deferred delivery of 61 737-700 aircraft to save $1.6 billion over two years.
  19. United Releases More Details About Basic Economy (UAL)

    November 16, 2016
    At United Airlines’ Investor Day, the airline gave shareholders a peek at its upcoming Basic Economy fare class.
  20. 28,000 United Workers Set for a Pay Increase (UAL)

    November 16, 2016
    A union at United announced significant pay increases are set to take effect this week. The union represents 28,000 United ...
  21. Delta Tops Big Three Airlines in October On-Time Arrival Rates ...

    November 16, 2016
    Delta beat United and American Airlines in on-time arrival rates in October. American placed first in overall on-time performance.
  22. How Spirit Airlines Is Changing Legacy Carriers

    November 16, 2016
    Envious of the profit-making potential of Spirit Airlines' (NASDAQ: SAVE) no-frills offerings, major U.S. carriers are now ...
  23. Buffett Sees Potential in Airline Industry (UAL, AAL)

    November 15, 2016
    A regulatory filing by Berkshire Hathaway shows new investments in the airline industry.
  24. After Shunning Industry, Buffet Buys Airlines (BRK-A, BRK-B)

    November 15, 2016
    The Oracle of Omaha has famously criticized airlines as capital-intensive and unprofitable, but he’s recently bought over ...
  25. Automated Security Lanes Now Open at O’Hare (AAL, UAL)

    November 14, 2016
    Thanks to United Airlines and American Airlines, Terminals 1 and 3 at O’Hare now have automated security lanes.
  26. Airline Coalition Urges Trump to Act (AAL, DAL)

    November 10, 2016
    The Partnership for Open & Fair Skies hopes the incoming Trump administration will take the necessary steps to protect American ...
  27. United Leaves Northern Ireland (UAL)

    November 9, 2016
    The last direct flight from Northern Ireland to North America will take off from Belfast airport on Jan 9.
  28. United Airlines Reports October Traffic (UAL)

    November 9, 2016
    United released its October results along with updated fourth-quarter guidance.
  29. United's Profits to Keep Descending

    October 18, 2016
    Investors hoping for good news from United Continental's (NYSE: UAL) third-quarter report got only a glimpse. Year-over-year ...
  30. 5 of the Worst-Performing Industries in 2016 (MYL, UAL)

    September 19, 2016
    The S&P 500 has tallied a 5.05% YTD increase - but if you take a closer look, you’ll see that some industries are lagging ...
  31. A Few Crumbs for Coach

    September 6, 2016
    Free snacks and more are now being offered by major carriers on economy class flights. Record profits make it possible. Competition ...
  32. Why Delta Lost Altitude in August

    September 6, 2016
    August was not a particularly sunny month for Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL). The incumbent carrier reported operational and ...
  33. Behind United Airline's 91.6% Rise in 10 Years (UAL)

    September 3, 2016
    United Continental's stock has been impacted by oil prices and economic cycles, but its statistical correlation to the market ...
  34. After a Slump, Airline Industry Gets a Turnaround

    August 26, 2016
    After years of turmoil, the U.S. airline sector finally is getting off the ground. Pilots and workers are getting raises ...
  35. What's Behind JetBlu's 63.5% Rise in 10 Years

    August 11, 2016
    While the share price of the regional airline operator generally followed the direction of the broader markets, it's outperformance ...
  36. American Airlines Group Beats Q2 Estimates

    July 25, 2016
    The U.S. airline industry isn't soaring particularly high this summer. The top carriers are reporting lower unit sales and ...
  37. United Beats on Q2 EPS, Launches Fresh Buybacks

    July 20, 2016
    Shares of United Continental (NYSE: UAL) are up slightly following the company's release of its second quarter results. ...
  38. 2 Things to Watch in United Continental Earnings

    July 18, 2016
    The company's free cash flow and costs will be heavily scrutinized on Tuesday.
  39. Delta Loses a Half-Billion Dollars on Oil Hedging (DAL)

    July 6, 2016
    Delta Air Lines reportedly lost $450 million in the latest quarter on hedges that speculated the price of oil would rebound ...
  40. U.S. Airlines Enter Bear Markets (UAL, AAL)

    July 6, 2016
    U.S. airline carriers with international exposure could offer excellent short sales after oversold technical readings work ...
  41. Top 3 Stocks to Buy Now Utilizing Financial Ratios (UAL, DISCA)

    June 30, 2016
    Learn about a research report that analyzes stocks based on fundamental criteria, and three stocks that rank highly based ...
  42. United Continental Unveils Its Turnaround Plan

    June 23, 2016
    In a shareholder call Tuesday, United Continental (NYSE: UAL) CEO Oscar Munoz unveiled a plan to realize a combined $3.1 ...
  43. The Best Airline Stocks for the Summer

    May 28, 2016
    Weak revenues and guidance aside, the airlines sector presents some excellent value going into one of the best travel seasons ...
  44. OneGo vs. JetSmarter: Comparing Disruptors in the Airline Market ...

    May 25, 2016
    Follow the development of new businesses based on flat-rate flying apps, and identify any interesting prospects which could ...
  45. Airlines' Record 2015: Here's Who Profited Most

    May 4, 2016
    Travelers still don't like airlines, but that didn't stop the industry from reaping record profits in 2015. American Airlines ...
  46. 3 Thoughts from Deutsche Bank on U.S. Airline Stocks (DB, DAL)

    April 23, 2016
    Explore the near- and long-term outlooks for the airline industry, and discover why Deutsche Bank analyst Michael Linenburg ...
  47. Alaska Air Lands Virgin America for $2.6 Billion

    April 4, 2016
    Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK) recently agreed to buy Virgin America (NASDAQ: VA) for $2.6 billion, beating a rival bid from JetBlue ...
  48. Delta Air Lines Could Break Out Soon

    March 28, 2016
    Delta Air Lines Inc. should move substantially higher if Amex Airline Index clears long-term resistance at 90.
  49. Virgin America Considers Sale of Company

    March 24, 2016
    Is the U.S. airline industry ready for more consolidation? A report published Thursday by Bloomberg revealed that Virgin ...
  50. Airlines May Enter a New Bear Market in 2016

    February 29, 2016
    Despite savings from record low oil prices, airlines lost substantial ground in 2015. Is the airline industry entering a ...
  51. A Breakdown on the Low-cost Airline Industry

    February 29, 2016
    LCCs have become powerful players in the airline sector globally as cost-conscious consumers embrace their no-frills approach. ...
  52. United Continental's 5 Key Financial Ratios (UAL)

    February 27, 2016
    Learn about the financial ratios used to measure liquidity, profitability, cash flow, leverage and capacity utilization for ...
  53. Analyzing United Continental's Return on Equity (UAL)

    February 22, 2016
    Lean about United Continental's return on equity (ROE). Find out how DuPont analysis isolates the impacts of net margin, ...
  54. Is United Continental Stock Suitable for Your IRA or Roth IRA? ...

    January 12, 2016
    Learn about United Continental stock's suitability for retirement investments, and find out if UAL is better for traditional ...
  55. American Airlines P/E Ratio: A Quick Analysis (AAL, DAL)

    January 5, 2016
    A quick analysis of American Airlines Group Inc., using the ubiquitous price-to-earnings ratio.
  56. The Biggest Risks of Investing in United Continental Stock

    December 16, 2015
    Learn about United Continental Holding's recovery efforts, challenges facing the company and where the airline could be heading ...
  57. How Southwest Airlines Stacks Up Vs. Its Peers (LUV, DAL)

    December 15, 2015
    Here's a look at Southwest Airlines' P/E ratio and other metrics to see if the stock is a good pick in the airline industry.
  58. Avoid the Worst Air/Rail Travel Fee Rip-Offs (AAL, ALGT)

    November 19, 2015
    Airline fees can vary tremendously. We've compared them side-by-side – along with Amtrak's new charges – to determine who ...
  59. United Airlines CEO to Return in 2016 (UAL)

    November 6, 2015
    Troubled airline operator United Continental (NYSE: UAL) got some good news this week when CEO Oscar Munoz announced in ...
  60. Is United Continental Overpaying Its Interim CEO? (UAL)

    October 29, 2015
    United Continental (NYSE: UAL) is willing to pay up for leadership. In a regulatory filing from late last week, the carrier ...
  61. Best Ways for Retirees to Use Up Airline Miles

    October 28, 2015
    It’s easier than ever to earn frequent flyer miles, but redeeming them can be tricky. Some tips on how to do it.
  62. The Incredible Shrinking U.S. Airline Industry

    October 26, 2015
    The U.S. hasn’t had a new scheduled passenger airline since 2007. Some blame a lack of financing while others say government ...
  63. Best & Worst Domestic Airline Lounge Memberships (AAL, ALK)

    October 23, 2015
    We compare and contrast the Big Six airline lounges, so you can decide which one is worth joining.
  64. United Continental Recovery Still a Long Way Off (UAL, LUV)

    October 23, 2015
    While much of the airline industry is enjoying healthy profits, United Continental (NYSE: UAL) is still charting a course ...
  65. Will Hart Bring United Continental Back on Track? (UAL, CSX)

    October 20, 2015
    United Continental Holdings (NYSE: UAL) is appointing Brett J. Hart to acting CEO to fill the void created by president ...
  66. Trudeaumania Part II: The Liberalization (WTW, UAL)

    October 20, 2015
    The leader of the Liberal Party in Canada, forty-four-year-old Justin Trudeau became the country's second-youngest Prime ...
  67. More Airline Glitches: Which Flyers Get Cash?

    October 15, 2015
    The E.U.'s top court ruled airlines must pay flyers hurt by technical glitches - like those closing U.S. airports in Oct. ...
  68. United CEO Apologizes for Poor Service (UAL, VA)

    October 5, 2015
    By most accounts, no one is going to miss former United Continental (NYSE: UAL) CEO Jeff Smisek -- not employees and certainly ...
  69. Who Are American Airlines’ Main Competitors? (DE, JBLU)

    September 23, 2015
    Understand what makes American Airlines a good company and what sets it apart in the industry. Learn about the top four competitors ...
  70. Delta Gives Thousands of Employees a 14.5% Raise (DAL, AAL)

    September 21, 2015
    Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) surprised tens of thousands of employees last week with a 14.5% pay raise. The carrier also ...
  71. Glitch Grounds American Airlines Flights (AAL, HA)

    September 21, 2015
    Computer problems forced American Airlines (NASDAQ: AAL) to ground some 300 flights at three of its busiest airports late ...
  72. United Airlines New CEO Pens Worrisome Email (UAL, CSX)

    September 21, 2015
    This is no way to run a railroad. Or an airline. The new CEO of United Airlines parent United Continental (NYSE: UAL) penned ...
  73. Barclays Remains Bullish On Airlines, Despite 2016 Expected To ...

    September 17, 2015
    Fuel prices have dropped around 10 percent since airliners last reported their earnings in July. David Fintzen of Barclays ...
  74. SkyWest Expands Service With United Airlines (ERJ, SKYW)

    September 15, 2015
    SkyWest (NASDAQ: SKYW) loves to fly, and it shows. Specifically, the regional airliner loves to fly connecting flights for ...
  75. United Airlines CEO Quits Over Federal Probe (UAL)

    September 9, 2015
    United Continental (NYSE: UAL) CEO Jeff Smisek abruptly resigned from his position with the airline as chairman, president, ...
  76. Is Delta Shaming Passengers Into Paying More? (DAL, UAL)

    August 24, 2015
    Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) wants you to feel bad about not paying more to fly. That's the argument of FlyersRights.org, ...
  77. PayPal Poaches CFO from United Continental (PYPL, UAL)

    August 10, 2015
    Newly independent PayPal Holdings (NASDAQ: PYPL) poached a CFO from United Continental Holdings (NYSE: UAL) last week, announcing ...
  78. Delta Tops the Industry Again in On-Time Arrivals (DAL, UAL)

    August 7, 2015
    Not only is Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) well ahead of its industry rivals in on-time performance, it improved its record ...
  79. Delta Jumps on Cecil the Lion Bandwagon (DAL, UAL)

    August 6, 2015
    We will give Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) this much credit: Management at this air carrier is able to see the writing on ...
  80. U.S. Airlines Are Climbing the Global Charts (DAL, UAL)

    August 3, 2015
    U.K. researcher Skytrax was out with its annual ranking of the world's top airlines last week. Several U.S. carriers improved ...
  81. United Continental Stock Buyback Angers Pilots (UAL, ALK)

    August 3, 2015
    There is no major domestic airline worse than United Continental Holdings (NYSE: UAL) when it comes to on-time arrival performance ...
  82. United Paying Hackers to Find Security Holes (UAL)

    July 31, 2015
    At least United Continental (NYSE: UAL) knows when to call for help. According a report from The Associated Press, the carrier ...
  83. What to Know About Transferable Points Programs

    July 30, 2015
    Transferable points programs give credit card users a more extensive way to use credit card points for travel.
  84. Transferable Points Programs (UAL)

    July 30, 2015
    With transferable points programs, customers earn points by using certain credit cards, and those points can be transferred ...
  85. Credit Card Review: Platinum American Express (AXP, UAL)

    July 28, 2015
    Take a closer look at the gold standard of luxury travel rewards credit cards, the American Express Platinum, and find out ...
  86. Which US Airlines Are Poised For Long-Term Gains? (AAL, DAL)

    July 21, 2015
    The US airline industry has undergone a dramatic transformation since the last bear market, with one or two carriers likely ...
  87. How Much Will United Continental Grounding Cost? (UAL)

    July 10, 2015
    On July 8th, for the second time in two months, United Continental (NYSE: UAL) was forced to ground all United Airlines ...
  88. DOJ Investigating Collusion Among U.S. Airlines (AAL, DAL)

    July 6, 2015
    According to a recent report from The Associated Press, the Department of Justice is investigating whether major U.S. airlines ...
  89. Is United Airlines About to Expand in Brazil? (UAL, AAL)

    July 1, 2015
    On Friday, United Continental (NYSE: UAL) announced it had reached an agreement with No. 3 Brazilian carrier Azul on a long-term ...
  90. United Continental Zigs While Delta Air Lines Zags (DAL, UAL)

    June 29, 2015
    In recent years, long-suffering airlines have adopted a number of common practices to boost profitability. Across the industry, ...
  91. Major Airline Outlook - AAL, DAL, UAL, SAVE

    June 19, 2015
    Airline stocks have been under pressure since early in the year. Here's the trades to watch for.
  92. United Airlines Drops JFK: Why It's a Great Move (UAL, DAL)

    June 18, 2015
    United Continental (NYSE: UAL) has long been one of the biggest players in the U.S. transcontinental premium market for ...
  93. Will Southwest Airlines Disrupt United in Houston? (AAL, LUV)

    June 8, 2015
    American Airlines (NASDAQ: AAL) has had a rough time in the past few quarters, as Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) has disrupted ...
  94. Why United and American Airlines Are Dirt Cheap (AAL, UAL)

    June 1, 2015
    In the past few years -- and especially the last 12 months -- profits have soared at big U.S. airlines like United Continental ...
  95. Would Airlines Be Better Off With $100 Oil? (DAL, LUV)

    May 22, 2015
    The cost of jet fuel -- the biggest expense for most airlines -- has declined by about $1 per gallon since this time last ...
  96. Why I Finally Bought United Continental Stock (UAL, DAL)

    May 13, 2015
    United Continental has been the "sick man" of the U.S. airline industry for much of the past few years due to merger integration ...
  97. Does United Continental Finally Get It? (UAL, DAL)

    April 29, 2015
    While the United Airlines-Continental Airlines merger got off to a strong start in 2011, United Continental (NYSE: UAL) ...
  98. Delta's Boeing 747s Are Flying Off Into the Sunset (BA, DAL)

    April 24, 2015
    Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) is one of only two U.S. airlines -- along with United Continental (NYSE: UAL) -- still flying ...
  99. How Hidden City Tickets Affect Airlines

    April 13, 2015
    Hidden city tickets have been in the news these past few months because of a lawsuit launched by United (UAL) and Orbitz ...
  100. United Continental's Turnaround: Real or a Mirage? (UAL, DAL)

    April 13, 2015
    United Continental (NYSE: UAL), one of the four big carriers that dominate the U.S. airline industry, has long been the ...
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