Following its initial pilot program, the airline will "quickly expand customer testing to other destinations and U.S. airports" later this year, according to United Chief Customer Officer Toby Enqvist.
The chief executives of American Airlines, United Airlines and JetBlue Airways and the major aviation unions held a press conference Tuesday afternoon on Capitol Hill as part of a last-ditch effort for a six-month extension of the payroll support program granted through the $25 billion bailout from Congress back in March.
The airline and unions are also asking that the latest stimulus package include a clean six-month extension of funding for the Payroll Support Program, which requires airlines to keep their employees on the payroll through Oct. 1.
United Airlines pilot union votes on deal to prevent employee furloughs.
Thousands of airline workers are bracing for layoffs at the end of the month unless Congress overcomes a monthlong stalemate.
United CEO Scott Kirby said Sunday that while some industries of the economy have been able to recover, "anything to do with leisure, hospitality, meeting, convention services [and] restaurants are all hurting, and frankly, are near depression levels."
United Airlines and the union representing its pilots said on Wednesday they have reached a tentative agreement to avoid furloughs of nearly 3,000 aviators.
Production problems at a Boeing Co. 787 Dreamliner factory have prompted air-safety regulators to review quality-control lapses potentially stretching back almost a decade, according to an internal government memo and people familiar with the matter.
The company will resume or start new service on nearly 50 routes, including 37 routes from United's Chicago, Denver and Houston hubs.
Six major U.S. airlines have banned a total of 738 passengers for not wearing masks, according to a recent report.
Alaska Airlines has joined rivals American, Delta, and United announcing it will permanently eliminate change fees on all domestic and international flights.
United Airlines said in an internal memo that it plans to furlough 16,370 employees in October.
American Airlines will join competitors Delta and United on eliminating change fees in an effort to boost travel demand that has been slammed by the coronavirus pandemic.
United Airlines said it is permanently ending flight change fees for most domestic tickets, the latest effort to boost demand in an air-travel industry hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic.
"It’s important to note that our numbers are based on the current travel demand for the remainder of the year and our anticipated flying schedule, which continues to be fluid with the resurgence of COVID-19 in regions across the U.S.," United's senior vice president of operations Bryan Quigley wrote in a memo to employees.
White House chief of staff Mark Meadows said Wednesday that if Congress does not take action, President Trump is prepared to take executive action to help airline workers.
The United States and China have agreed to double the number of airline flights that each other's airlines can operate between the countries, from four to eight per week, the U.S. Transportation Department announced Tuesday.
United Airlines is adding up to 28 daily nonstop U.S. flights to Florida starting Nov. 6 as the Chicago-based airline bets on a rebound in leisure travelers heading to sunny skies.
United Airlines adds a new UVC light cleaning protocol for the health and safety of commercial airline pilots.
United Airlines is the latest commercial air carrier to update its coronavirus-related personal protective equipment guidance to exclude face masks with built-in exhaust valves, the company announced Wednesday evening.