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United becomes first airline to add new, larger overhead bins to Embraer E175 aircraft

United Airlines announced it is installing new, larger overhead bins on its Skywest operated Embraer E175 fleet that will provide more room for passengers' roll aboard carry-on bags. These new bins will be available on 50 aircraft with a 76-seat configuration by the end of this year. United may expand the E175 larger overhead bins offering to more than 150 aircraft by the end of 2026. ...

United raises miles for Girls Scouts of the USA to help inspire next generation of leaders

This March, in celebration of International Women' Day and Girl Scouts' 112th birthday, United is encouraging MileagePlus members to donate miles to Girl Scouts of the USA to help fund life-changing experiences for Girl Scouts through travel. United will match the first one million miles raised for GSUSA through Miles on a Mission, United' leading fun...

Girls in Aviation: United Airlines encourages young women to join the airline industry

On November 13, United Airlines invited 16 young girls to Terminal 1 at Roissy-Charles de Gaulle airport for a day of discovery in the airline industry. A team from United Airlines, comprising the Director of Services, the Customer Service Representative and the General Manager of Airport Operations, organized an unforgettable day of discovery of the airline professions at Terminal 1 of Roiss...

Boeing, NASA, United Airlines to test SAF benefits with air-to-air flights

Boeing partners NASA and United Airlines for in-flight testing to measure how sustainable aviation fuel affects contrails and non-carbon emissions, in addition to reducing the fuel's life cycle climate impact. Boeing second ecoDemonstrator Explorer, a 737-10 destined for United Airlines, will fly with 100% SAF and conventional jet fuel in separate tanks and alternate f...

United Airlines orders 60 additional A321neo aircraft

United Airlines has placed an order for 60 additional Airbus A321neo aircraft, supporting “United Next” initiative to integrate new aircraft into its fleet and standardizing and enhancing its global network. United previously ordered 50 A321XLRand 70 A321neo aircraft. With this new order, the airline’s direct purchase commitment from Airbus is now for 180...

SAFEsky case study - unruly passenger United airlines July 9 2023

When we heard the story of this flight, our first instinct was to ask the experts for their opinion. SAFEsky Managing Director Frederick Reitz gave us all you need to know on this case study. On July 9, 2023, United Airlines flight 20, a Boeing 777, was in the air for 2 hours, en route from Houston, Texas, to Amsterdam, when a passenger in business class became angry when his first meal choic...

United Airlines selects Pratt & Whitney GTF engines to power 120 Airbus A321neo and A321XLR

United Airlines has selected the GTF engine to power 70 Airbus A321neo and 50 A321XLR firm aircraft orders, the first of which is expected to be delivered this year. United and Pratt & Whitney began their relationship more than 90 years ago as part of United Aircraft and Transport Corporation, together with Boeing, flying Boeing Model 40 aircraft with a single Pratt & Whitne...

Neste to supply SAF to United Airlines flights departing San Francisco International Airport

United departing flights from San Francisco International Airport will be fueled by a blend o Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel. Neste will supply 1.5 million gallons (4,500 metric tons) of sustainable aviation fuel to United in the U.S., building on the announcement last year of providing 2.5 million gallons (7,500 metric tons) of SAF to the airline at Amsterdam Airport in the Net...