United Airlines (Chicago) will offer two summer seasonal routes from the Houston (Bush Intercontinental) from June 4 through August 17 per Airline Route. This includes Saturday weekly service to Providenciales (Provo) in the Turks and Caicos Islands and twice-weekly weekend service to St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Copyright Photo: Ton Jochems/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 737-724 N16709 (msn 28779) taxies to the runway at Los Angeles International Airport.
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United Airlines and the Association of Flight Attendants (AFA) announced that United will offer its Flight Attendants an Enhanced Early Out Program, which allows participants a one-time opportunity to voluntarily separate from the company and receive a severance payment. United also announced that it is recalling all Flight Attendants who are on voluntary and involuntary furlough.
United will offer lump sum payouts of up to $100,000 for Flight Attendants who apply for the early out and meet certain service and eligibility qualifications, and the company will award early outs in seniority order.
“We’re excited to offer this extraordinary early out program, and we look forward to rewarding Flight Attendants who’ve contributed so much to United over the years,” said Sam Risoli, United’s senior vice president, Inflight Services. “Working together with the AFA Master Executive Council Presidents Ken Diaz, Suzanne Hendricks and Marcus Valentino, we were able to develop a program that provides great benefits, minimizes disruption to Flight Attendants due to staffing imbalances and at the same time helps us be more competitive.”
“United’s investment in this Enhanced Early Out benefits United and all our Flight Attendants represented by the AFA,” said Mike Bonds, executive vice president, Human Resources and Labor Relations. “Recalling furloughed Flight Attendants and aligning our staffing to match our flying schedule will further facilitate the company and AFA reaching a joint collective bargaining agreement. It’s another positive step in what has become a productive relationship with AFA.”
United has more than 23,000 flight attendants.
Narita-based Japanese national Flight Attendants employed by CMI, and who are not employed by United or represented by AFA, have their own severance and early-retirement terms provided in their collective bargaining agreement under Japanese law, and therefore are not eligible for the United Airlines Enhanced Early Out Program.
United has achieved joint collective bargaining agreements with a majority of its represented work force, including pilots, dispatchers, fleet service, passenger service, reservations and storekeeper workgroups. The company is engaged in expedited negotiations with the AFA and is in mediation with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT), representing United’s technicians.
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Copyright Photo: Brian McDonough/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 737-724 N16709 (msn 28779) departs from Washington’s Reagan National Airport.
United Airlines (Chicago) will launch a weekly and seasonal route from the Washington (Dulles) hub to Los Cabos (Baja), Mexico from December 20 through May 2, 2015. The route will be operated on Saturdays with Boeing 737-700 aircraft per Airline Route.
The company is also starting two new daily United Express routes from the Newark hub starting on October 26; to London, Ontario and South Bend, Indiana. Both routes will be operated with Embraer ERJ 145 regional jets.
Copyright Photo: Mark Durbin/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 737-724 N14731 (msn 28799) taxies at the San Francisco hub.
United Airlines (Chicago) has filed to operate nonstop Guam-Shanghai (Pudong). According to Airline Route, the new route will be operated two days a week with Boeing 737-700s.
In addition, United is dropping the Los Angeles-Kelowna, British Columbia route on September 2 (switched to the San Francisco hub) as well as the Los Angeles-Bakersfield route on August 19. The company is also ending the Newark-Moncton route on September 18.
Copyright Photo: Ton Jochems/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 737-724 N16709 (msn 28779) taxies at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).
United Airlines (Chicago) today announced that it will introduce nonstop flights between its hub at Denver International Airport and Panama City beginning on December 3, subject to government approval with flights available for sale at a later date. The new service will operate daily November through August and five times weekly in September and October, offering Denver-area travelers direct access to the Panamanian capital and connections to several additional cities in Central and South America through United’s strategic partnership with Copa Airlines.
United will operate the service with Boeing 737-700 aircraft with 118 seats – 12 in United Business and 106 in United Economy, including 40 Economy Plus extra-legroom seats.
United Airlines is Denver’s largest airline, offering more flights and more seats from the Mile High City to more destinations around the world than any other carrier. The airline offers more than 375 flights each day from Denver International Airport to more than 10 destinations in Latin America, Canada and Asia – as well as service to top business centers in North America.
United has a proud history in Denver, serving the community for over 75 years. The airline is a proud partner of the Colorado Symphony, the Denver Public Schools Foundation, the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, the Latin American Education Foundation and the Denver Broncos.
United employs more than 5,100 coworkers in the Denver area.
Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 737-724 N25705 (msn 28766) climbs away from Los Angeles International Airport.
Copyright Photo: Jeffrey S. DeVore. CO put the first Boeing 737-700 painted in the Star Alliance livery into revenue service yesterday. 737-724 N13720 (msn 28939) prepares to taxi to the runway bound for New Orleans.