American, United Airlines To Begin Furloughing 32,000 Employees
As Airline Industry Loses $5 Billion A Month, Flight Attendants Fear Massive Furloughs Without Help From Congress“At one point during the pandemic, United Airlines had more pilots then they were flying passengers. That should give you an idea what they were up against,” CBS News travel editor Peter Greenberg said.
Unfriendly Skies: Airline Workers Brace For Mass Layoffs“No one knows what’s going to come next and how to prepare."
United Airlines Pilots Ratify Deal That Delays Thousands Of FurloughsAirline officials said Monday that the agreement will reduce involuntary job cuts to fewer than 12,000 if Congress fails to provide more aid to airlines before a Thursday deadline. The company sent layoff warnings to 36,000 employees in July.
United To Offer COVID Tests Before ScreeningThe airline starts the program October 15 for customers flying from San Francisco to Hawaii. If it works there, United hopes to offer testing at its major hubs across the country.
United Sprays Its Planes With Antimicrobial SolutionUnited plans to spray it on all its planes every seven days. That's on top of the usual disinfecting sprays between almost every flight
Pilots' Union Says It Has Deal With United Airlines To Avoid Nearly 3,000 FurloughsUnited said last week that it expected to furlough 16,370 employees in October, including 2,850 pilots, to shrink the airline in line with falling travel demand during the pandemic.
United Airlines Plans To Furlough 16,000 Workers This Fall, Fewer Than ExpectedAirline officials had outlined 36,000 potential furloughs in July. Since then, thousands of workers took early retirement, buyouts, or long-term leaves of absence.
United CEO: Airline Industry Needs To Shrink To SurviveMunoz recently stepped down as United's CEO. He thinks business travel won't recover until there is a vaccine.
United, Delta, And American Are Dropping Change Fees; But Fare Hikes Likely Coming
Delta, American Join United In Dropping Most US Change FeesThis could be the final boarding call for the $200 ticket-change fee that has enraged so many U.S. airline travelers over the past decade.
Search For Missing United Airlines Executive In Waterfall Glen Forest PreserveFriday night police and volunteers were searching for Jake Cefolia at Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve in the southwest suburbs of Chicago.
United Airlines Warns 36,000 Employees Of Possible Furloughs, Layoffs This FallThe Wednesday announcement paints a grim picture for an air travel recovery only days after United announced it would ramp up its schedule in August.
United Airlines Walks Back Plan To Make Full-Time Employees Go Part-TimeUnited Airlines has backed down on a plan to force its employees to go from full-time to part-time.
United Airlines Plans To Layoff 30% Of Its Administrative EmployeesChicago-based United Airlines says layoffs are coming for its employees this year.