Tag: United

United warns travel demand will languish until COVID-19 vaccine

By Tracy Rucinski

CHICAGO (Reuters) – United Airlines Holdings Inc warned on Tuesday that travel demand will remain suppressed until there is a widely accepted treatment or vaccine for COVID-19, which plunged the carrier to a deep quarterly loss on Tuesday.

Coronavirus infections are surging in the United States, causing some states to scale back reopening plans and reinstate quarantines in a fresh blow to airlines.

United, which is not blocking middle seats, plans to fly about 35% of its 2019 summer schedule in the third quarter and is forecasting a load factor of about 45% in July. Its planes

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United States not on EU’s ‘safe’ travel list, diplomats say

By Philip Blenkinsop

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The United States is not on a “safe list” of destinations for non-essential travel due to be unveiled by European Union governments later on Tuesday, three diplomats said.

The 27-member bloc is expected to give outline approval to leisure or business travel from Wednesday to 14 countries beyond its borders when they vote on the list by midday Brussels time (1000 GMT), the diplomats said.

The countries are Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay, they said.

Russia and Brazil, along with the United

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United Airlines creates ‘internal travel restriction list’ for fliers who won’t wear masks

United Airlines is doubling down on its mandatory mask policy. 

The airline announced Monday that any passenger who refuses to comply with its mask requirement will be placed on an “internal travel restriction list,” starting Thursday. 

“Customers on this list will lose their travel privileges on United for a duration of time to be determined pending a comprehensive incident review,” United Airlines said in a statement provided to USA TODAY. 

United first implemented its mask policy for customers in early May to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The airline said its mask requirement will stay in place for

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