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August 7, 2014
16:49 EDTUALUnited Continental reports July consolidated traffic up 1%
The company reported consolidated capacity increased 1.6% in July, and the company's consolidated load factor decreased 0.5 points in July.
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October 2, 2015
09:47 EDTUALUnited Airlines fails to reach pact with Teamster maintenance technicians
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October 1, 2015
15:40 EDTUALDirect scheduled U.S-Cuba commercial flights not likely this year, WSJ says
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06:44 EDTUALSouthwest defends Dallas Love Field gate purchase, AP reports
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06:14 EDTUALUnited Continental CEO says that 2010 merger was 'poorly managed,' WSJ reports
In his first interview as United Continental CEO, Oscar Munoz acknowledged that the 2010 merger that created the carrier was "poorly managed," The Wall Street Journal reports. He declined to discuss the probe that led to the ouster of former CEO Jeff Smisek, and noted that the morale of United employees has suffered. Reference Link
September 30, 2015
09:29 EDTUALBuckeye Partners announces FERC approval of settlement with airlines
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September 24, 2015
19:26 EDTUALUnited's pilot union says adamantly opposed to fuel monitoring
In a letter to United pilots, United Master Executive Council chairman Jay Heppner states, "Let me be very clear at the onset: The UAL MEC policy manual clearly states that we 'deem any fuel monitoring program using identified pilot information as promoting unsafe practices such as competitive flying.' While we 'endorse the most conservative fuel load, whether it is the dispatcher's fuel or the captain's fuel,' we fully support the captain's authority to plan his fuel load without undue influence from any monitoring program. Such programs have been used in the past to coerce captains to not add fuel when, in their judgment, they may have felt it prudent to do so. The tracking and scoring of captain's fuel loads can also lead to other issues; not the least of which is a degradation to safety and captain's authority. Fuel tracking can also lead to pilot pushing, intimidation and harassment by management in order to force compliance with 'fuel policy.' ALPA has worked tirelessly to ensure all captains have the tools necessary to make the safest and most appropriate decisions regarding fuel loads and all other decisions pertaining to every aspect of the preflight planning process. We are not necessarily opposed to a company fuel policy, but we are adamantly opposed to 'fuel tracking,' 'fuel monitoring' and 'competitive flying.'" Reference Link

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