United Airlines recently posted an amazing video promoting their holiday travel plans. They want to make sure that everyone has a “Dream Holiday” by showcasing all of the destinations they will be flying you too this Christmas season and beyond. Although most people are excited to see what United has in store, some have noticed that there’s one destination missing from the list… Antarctica!
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United Airlines Is Disappearing During The Holidays
on December 23, 2021 by Gary Leff
United Airlines sent out a stunning email to clients on November 4 in which they ridiculed their rivals for their operational troubles and promised that United would be the airline that everyone could depend on for their holiday plans.
That’s what I termed tempting destiny at the time, and United’s business looks to be melting down just on time.
United CEO Scott Kirby wrote that they would avoid the problems that have plagued American Airlines, Delta, Southwest, and Spirit Airlines because they returned their schedule more slowly than competitors, kept their pilots flying throughout the pandemic instead of paying them to stay at home, were already past their vaccine requirements, and had better technology (without naming names).
So, what exactly is going on here?
- Only Chinese carriers (partly compelled to cancel due to their country’s lockdowns) and Air India have had more flights cancelled or delayed today than United.
- 110 flights have already been canceled for Christmas Eve. Neither American nor Southwest, on the other hand, have yet to cancel any flights. And United’s cancellations have been fast increasing in recent hours.
- United is performing so poorly that it is masking Delta’s terrible performance, which has resulted in 41 cancellations today and 50 tomorrow.
United’s cancellations are largely centered on their Boeing 737 business, according to aviation monitor JonNYC, owing to a scarcity of pilots. While United had been talking about how they’d maintained their pilots ready to fly so there wouldn’t be a shortage, JonNYC points out that the carrier is now short over 300 pilots, who have been put on forced leave for getting religious exemptions to the airline’s vaccination mandate.
“…showing 52 segment cancellations in tomorrow’s 737 equipment” (all coded to FK, or flight ops crew unavailable). Tomorrow, OAG has 1,047 B737 frequencies for UA, putting the fleet’s completion rate at 95%.
December 23, 2021 — “*° JonNYC °*” (@xJonNYC)
United has already begun to postpone flights for Saturday, and the situation may deteriorate further since,
- They have additional ‘open trips’ with no crew assigned; they’re searching for and hope to fill these positions, but they won’t be able to do so for all of them.
- When a flight is canceled due to a crew shortage, future flights operated by that crew are likely to be canceled as well.
- Planes will also be unable to perform their scheduled flights the following day. It takes time for out-of-position crews and aircraft to recover.
And, of course, this is all taking place around the holidays, just as the airline’s CEO predicted. He’s been performing victory laps on TV for completing the carrier’s vaccination obligation and boasting about how the carrier hasn’t had the same operational problems as rivals. After marketing, this was likely unavoidable.
Many of you have inquired as to whether you may purchase United flights with confidence this Christmas season. And, in a nutshell, yes, you can!
That’s because we’ve chosen a novel way to dealing with the challenges of reconstructing an airline in the middle of a pandemic.
Hopefully, the novel technique will enable them to reach the tens of thousands of clients whose Christmas plans have already been thrown off.
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