United Airlines

United Airlines boosts Los Angeles-Sydney flights

Step by step, the Star Alliance member rebuilds its Australia-US routes.

How airlines set airfares: why some flights can cost more

Airfares are forever changing, but what makes prices dial up or come down? Welcome to the dark ar...

United trials rapid Covid tests for New York-London flights

Fast testing is increasingly seen as a way to restart travel on lucrative air routes.

United to offer $250 coronavirus tests on Hawaii flights

Pre-flight screening services suggest a new pathway for restarting travel and tourism.

Airlines axe ticket-change fees to lure back flyers

The big three US airlines are ditching fees for changing your ticket, in the hope it gives travel...

United takes $7bn loan against its frequent flyer scheme

Here's a new way for airlines to tap one of their most powerful assets for much-needed cash.

United pauses Polaris refurbishments, lounge openings

United joins many other airlines in putting a stopper in capital expenditure to conserve cash whi...

United lifts reward rates on Star Alliance flights

Without notice, United's MileagePlus members now need 10% more miles to book many Star Alliance r...

United Airlines drops most Australian flights

United will halt all flights to Australia across March and April, except for Sydney-San Francisco.

United closes all Polaris business class lounges

With fewer people flying, United closes the door on its flagship Polaris airport lounges.

UA status match gives Star Alliance Gold with six flights

United's Status Match Challenge is back in 2020, and it's your shortcut to Star Alliance Gold perks.

Game theory behind United Airlines' frequent flyer changes

Recent changes to United's MileagePlus loyalty scheme are a case study in marketplace design.

United Airlines Boeing 777 Polaris business class (SYD-SFO)

United's flagship Polaris business class brings the mod cons.

United begins Boeing 787s Polaris business class upgrade

United Airlines' original Boeing 787-8 and 787-9 jets are now being retrofitted with the new Pola...

United's CRJ-550 is a small jet that goes big on first class

United Airlines' new regional jet brings a first class boost to business travellers in small cities.

United overhauls MileagePlus frequent flyer upgrades

PlusPoints replace Regional Premier Upgrades and Global Premier Upgrades in United's latest frequ...

United brings Polaris business class to Sydney

A summer switch to the Boeing 777-300ER sees United's Sydney-San Francisco flights upgraded to Po...

United boosts NY-London to all-Polaris

Get ready to go flat-out in style on a route described as "the largest premium market in the world".