United Airlines: Dominating the Sky

United Airlines was founded on April 6, 1926 in Boise, Idaho. Its original name was Varney Air Lines. Her salon at the airport is called Red Carpet Club and a member of Star Alliance. It offers flights to 216 destinations around the world, and its parent company is United Continental Holdings. It is located in Chicago, Illinois.

Fleet Size

United Airlines has 359 aircraft in operation. 97 of them are Airbus A320 and 96 are Boeing 757-200. The American Airline also has 55 Airbus A319s available with 35 Boeing 767-300ERs. There are 33 Boeing 777-200ERs and 24 Boeing 747-400s along with 19 Boeing 777-200s. United operates from six major hubs – Hare International Airport in Chicago, San Francisco Airport, Washington Dulles Airport, Los Angeles Airport, Denver Airport, and Narita International Airport in Tokyo.

United Airlines wants to add several airports to its node list in the future. One can be listed below:

Newark Liberty International Airport
Cleveland Hopkins International Airport
George Bush Intercontinental Airport
Antonio B. Won Pat International Airport


United Airlines offers flights to Accra and Lagos in Africa. In the Caribbean, its flights can be kept from cities such as Oranjestad, Montego Bay, Grand Cayman, San Juan and Punta Cana. In Central and North America flights fly to Liberia, Cancun and Calgary, except for several destinations in the United States.

In South America, this American carrier offers, among others, flights to Buenos Aires, Lima and Rio di Janeiro. In Asia, Beijing, Taipei, Osaka, Singapore and Seoul there are major airports. The most important European destinations of United Airlines are Brussels, Rome, Paris, Amsterdam and Frankfurt. Melbourne and Guam are the main spots in the ocean.

Frequent Flyer Program

Mileage Plus is a United Airlines Company; a frequent flyer program. The main benefit of the program is that the recipients receive constant mileage. However, to make it effective, the flyer has to redeem or earn miles every eighteen months.

The organization also provides elite membership. It provides more advantages than standard memberships. This facility was launched in 2010 and is only available from members who had Premier, 1K and the status of the main member of the Executive Member.

These members can also get unlimited updates on domestic flights. However, these facilities are only provided if there is enough space on the flights.

United Airlines has codesharing deals with a number of airlines:

Aer Lingus
Hawaiian Airlines
Air Island
Jet Airways
Ethiopian Airlines
Qatar Airways
Great Lakes Aviation
TACA Airlines
Gulfstream International Airlines