UAL : Analysis & Opinions

  1. Avoid the Worst Air/Rail Travel Fee Rip-Offs

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

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

    October 29, 2015
    United Continental (NYSE: UAL) is willing to pay up for leadership. In a regulatory filing from late last week, the carrier ...
  4. 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.
  5. 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 ...
  6. Best & Worst Domestic Airline Lounge Memberships

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

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

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

    October 20, 2015
    The leader of the Liberal Party in Canada, forty-four-year-old Justin Trudeau became the country's second-youngest Prime ...
  10. 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. ...
  11. United CEO Apologizes for Poor Service

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

    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 ...
  13. Delta Gives Thousands of Employees a 14.5% Raise

    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 ...
  14. Glitch Grounds American Airlines Flights

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

    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 ...
  16. 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 ...
  17. SkyWest Expands Service With United Airlines

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

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

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

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

    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 ...
  22. Delta Jumps on Cecil the Lion Bandwagon

    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 ...
  23. U.S. Airlines Are Climbing the Global Charts

    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 ...
  24. United Continental Stock Buyback Angers Pilots

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

    July 31, 2015
    At least United Continental (NYSE: UAL) knows when to call for help. According a report from The Associated Press, the carrier ...
  26. 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.
  27. Transferable Points Programs

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

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

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

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

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

    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 ...
  33. United Continental Zigs While Delta Air Lines Zags

    June 29, 2015
    In recent years, long-suffering airlines have adopted a number of common practices to boost profitability. Across the industry, ...
  34. 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.
  35. United Airlines Drops JFK: Why It's a Great Move

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

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

    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 ...
  38. Would Airlines Be Better Off With $100 Oil?

    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 ...
  39. Why I Finally Bought United Continental Stock

    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 ...
  40. Does United Continental Finally Get It?

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

    April 24, 2015
    Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) is one of only two U.S. airlines -- along with United Continental (NYSE: UAL) -- still flying ...
  42. 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 ...
  43. United Continental's Turnaround: Real or a Mirage?

    April 13, 2015
    United Continental (NYSE: UAL), one of the four big carriers that dominate the U.S. airline industry, has long been the ...
  44. 4 Triangle Breakouts Close At Hand

    April 9, 2015
    Triangle breakouts are close at hand in these four stocks. Here's how to trade them.
  45. Channel Dow Jones To Tackle Transport Stocks

    April 7, 2015
    Trade the Dow Jones Transportation Average directly through a traditional fund or break components into baskets of sub-sectors.
  46. 1 Opportunity and 1 Risk for United Continental

    March 25, 2015
    United Continental (NYSE: UAL) is one of the biggest airlines in the world, but bigger hasn't always been better. The integration ...
  47. Can United Continental Beat Its Bad Reputation?

    March 17, 2015
    Airline companies have achieved significant success in recent years, with soaring demand and favorable competitive consolidation ...
  48. What Cuba-US Relations Could Mean For U.S. Industry

    January 30, 2015
    The restoration of diplomatic relations with Cuba could mean big profits for U.S. travel, agriculture, and financial services ...
  49. Oil Picks For Bulls And Bears

    January 15, 2015
    Everyone thought the biggest economic news of 2014 was going to fall somewhere between the end of quantitative easing, some ...
  50. The Economic Impact of Better US-Cuba Relations

    January 15, 2015
    We examine what the normalization of relations between the US and Cuba will mean for the two countries' economies.
  51. Top Credit Cards For Airline Miles

    December 3, 2014
    Which companies offer the best credit cards for airline miles travel? Two resources to examine closely.
  52. 5 IPOs That Broke The Markets In 2014

    November 26, 2014
    In 2014, stock markets traded at record levels and the US IPO market enjoyed activity not seen since the 2000 tech bubble. ...
  53. These 4 Airlines Are Near Key Technical Levels

    September 15, 2014
    Price levels to watch for Delta, American, United and Spirit Airlines.
  54. The Best Growth Stock In This Surprising Sector Isn't The One ...

    July 15, 2014
    The airline industry has taken it on the chin over the past few weeks. The NYSE Arca Airline Index was down 6% in just over ...
  55. These Astute Bets Helped Hedge Funds Win Big

    May 13, 2014
    Some astute bets helped hedge fund managers increase their average take by 50% in 2013, though the majority of funds were ...
  56. Why Airlines Aren't Profitable

    March 17, 2014
    Bankruptcies have become a way of life for the older carriers in the U.S. aviation industry, every major one having to reorganize ...
  57. Claim Your Share Of The $1.9 Trillon 'Dividend Vault'

    March 12, 2014
    Right now corporate America has a huge problem on its hands.I'm not talking about another banking crisis, real estate ...
  58. Technical Outlook For Four Exceptionally Hot Stocks

    January 15, 2014
    These four large cap stocks are all up more than 30% in the last three months. Here's the technical outlook going forward.
  59. Boeing's Strong Earnings: Time To Buy?

    July 30, 2013
    Boeing's second-quarter earnings were very strong causing it to raise its 2013 guidance. However, nagging problems continue ...
  60. Short Interest in Southwest Airlines Nearly Doubles

    May 29, 2013
    Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LCC) increased more modestly. Take a closer look at these three below.Short interest in Alaska ...
  61. Airline Stocks are Favored Right Now, But Should You Buy?

    January 31, 2013
    Airline stocks have caught the eye of investors thanks to merger and acquisition activity.
  62. Biggest Transportation Sector Movers for July 26, 2012, Including ...

    July 26, 2012
    On a good day for the market, the Nasdaq has moved up 1.1%, the S&P 500 has risen 1.3% and the Dow has increased 1.4%. ...
  63. Biggest Transportation Sector Movers for July 11, 2012

    July 11, 2012
    So far today, the Nasdaq has fallen 0.5%, the S&P 500 is unchanged and the Dow is down 0.2%. The transportation sector ...
  64. United Continental Remains Affordable

    May 30, 2012
    Industry consolidation has improved the profit prospects for major airlines, including United Continental, which has stock ...
  65. Copa Holdings Keeps Flying Along

    May 25, 2012
    Panama airline Copa Holdings went public on the NYSE in December 2005. Since then, its stock is up 300%. Learn why its stock ...
  66. Companies That Are Reporting Earnings Next Week With Bullish ...

    April 12, 2012
    When a stock sees fewer shares shorted over time, it indicates greater optimism from investors. We ran a screen with this ...
  67. Alaska Air Almost Too Good To Be True

    March 1, 2012
    Despite the industry's reputation, Alaska Air's stock is up 500% since March 2009 and returns are in the double-digits.
  68. 3 Reasons To Luv Southwest

    January 19, 2012
    Southwest had a rough go of it in 2011, but its at a great price.
  69. Carnival's Profit Rut

    January 2, 2012
    A fuel hedging program could help Carnival get out if its multi-year profit rut.
  70. AMR's Attempt To Avoid Bankruptcy Stalls Out

    November 30, 2011
    AMR's attempt to avoid bankruptcy stalls out.
  71. Solazyme May Pay Off On Green Dreams

    November 10, 2011
    Solazyme may have an early lead in the biofuel race.
  72. AMR – No Bankruptcy Today … Yet

    October 7, 2011
    American Airlines may not need bankruptcy, but it needs a new cost structure soon.
  73. 2 Key Reasons Carnival Remains Submerged

    September 26, 2011
    There are two primary drivers to Carnival’s business, and investors may want to wait for clearer indications that they are ...
  74. Oil's Ascent Grounding Airlines

    April 11, 2011
    Fuel price shocks will ground faltering airline stocks.
  75. Product Demand Elasticity

    March 25, 2011
    Demand elasticity is the ultimate measure of how consumer shopping patterns will change with economic conditions.
  76. Atlas Air Flying Higher Now

    February 17, 2011
    Atlas is managing its transition away from military business and reaping the benefits of higher airfreight demand.
  77. Transport Stocks: On Your Marks, Get Set ...

    December 2, 2010
    Transport Stocks: On Your Marks, Get Set ...
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