With a history of having commenced operations in 1926, United Airlines is among the oldest airlines in the world. Today, United Airlines is the third largest airline by revenues.
United Airlines is also the third largest airline in America with a global presence. The size of its operations can be gauged by the fact that it serves out of 8 hubs in the U.S. and 1 hub in Tokyo, Japan. Chicago-O’Hare is the largest hub for United Airlines.
United Airlines has been a pioneer in the airlines industry credited with introducing many novel schemes for passengers. It has been a founding member of the Star Alliance group. United Airlines offers regional connectivity under the United Express banner.
United Airline Fleet and IATA Code
United Airlines operates a large fleet of aircraft comprising 744 airplanes manufactured by just companies. The largest fleet is that of Boeing aircraft numbering 585 followed by 159 aircraft belonging to Airbus.
The IATA code for United Airlines is UA. The ICAO code for United Airlines is UAL. The Callsign for United Airlines is UNITED.
United Airlines Hubs
United Airlines operates 9 hubs as follows:
- Los Angeles
- San Francisco
The Tokyo-Narita hub is the only one outside of the U.S. Guam is considered as an organized territory of the U.S. Chicago-O’Hare is the largest hub for United Airlines.
United Airlines Destinations
United Airlines flies to 108 international destinations across 73 countries in Oceania, Europe, Americas and Asia. Until not long ago when United Airlines was flying to Africa, it was among the handful of airlines flying to all continents barring Antarctica. United Airlines also flies to 78 destinations in the U.S. Besides these destinations, United Airlines flies to other destinations through its partner airlines numbering 34.
United Airlines offers a host of Cabin configurations for the benefit of its passengers. On international flights the airline offers United Polaris First, which is the airline’s flagship cabin offering where the seat converts into a flat bed. United Polaris Business is another configuration where special amenities are provided. United Economy Plus and United Economy are the other configurations available to international passengers. Some of the above configurations are also available on selected domestic flights.
MileagePlus – United Airlines Frequent Flyer Program
United Airlines operates an exhaustive frequent flyer program known as MileagePlus. Rewards are offered based on flights on United Airlines and its partner airlines belonging to the Star Alliance group and MileagePlus partner airlines. Rewards are also offered for performing travel related activities with select hotels, car rentals, rail service and cruises and vacation aggregators/providers. Rewards are also offered for undertaking day to day activities such as credit card usage, dining, entertainment and shopping. Rewards can be utilized for purchase of various products and services at select organizations/brands. United Airlines also offers upgrades on its services.