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United Continental Holdings, Inc (UAL)

  • Dec. 27, 2012, 9:21 AM
    United (UAL) must be in high cotton as it hikes annual fees for United Club membership. Individual general memberships are raised $25 to $475. The member with spouse package is bumped $100 to $700.
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  • Dec. 17, 2012, 9:47 AM
    Airline stocks race to early gains after Dahlman Rose issues a sweeping upgrade on the sector. Advancers include JetBlue (JBLU +3.1%), United Continental (UAL +3.3%), US Airways (LCC +1.1%), and Delta Air Lines (DAL +2.3%). The bullish call from the firm: "We're going all in."
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  • Dec. 17, 2012, 6:57 AM
    Dahlman Rose takes a shine to the airline sector, upgrading United Continental (UAL) and Delta Air Lines (DAL) to Buy from Hold while lifting JetBlue (JBLU) to Hold from Sell. A rosy forecast on demand issued last week from the IATA is still resonating in the sector.
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  • Dec. 16, 2012, 2:52 AM
    United Continental Holdings (UAL) pilots have agreed to a new four-year contract that covers United Airlines and Continental pilots following the companies' merger in 2010. The deal includes hefty pay rises and lump-sum payments in exchange for allowing the carrier to increase efficiency such as by using regional partners to fly more 76-seat jets, which remain profitable even when fuel prices are high.
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  • Dec. 13, 2012, 6:58 PM
    Despite its misgivings, a spokesman for the Allied Pilots Association - which represents American Airlines pilots - says the union still supports the proposed merger between American (AAMRQ) and US Airways (LCC), following meetings the union held with AMR CEO Tom Horton today. LCC has been pushing for a merger between the two carriers all year, and with the support of all its unions, the two airlines combined would be on par with current leader United Continental (UAL) in scope.
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  • Dec. 13, 2012, 2:34 PM
    The IATA's forecast for 2012 airline industry profits lit a charge under stocks in the sector for the day, but the group also sees clear skies ahead in 2013. Fuel prices should fall lower and passenger demand will increase by 4.5%, according to IATA estimates. Things are even rosier for North American carriers, with profits expected to jump 42% Y/Y to $3.4B. In the big picture, the targeted capacity cuts at airlines may finally stay to pay dividends.
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  • Dec. 13, 2012, 9:51 AM
    Airline stocks trade higher after IATA raises its profit forecast for the sector. The trade group says it expects airlines to hit a profit level of $6.7B this year, up from a prior estimate of $4.1B. The lift is due to "improving efficiency and restructuring," says IATA director-general Tony Tyler.
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  • Dec. 5, 2012, 8:33 AM
    The headaches for Boeing (BA) over its 787 continue, with the FAA set to issue the first airworthiness directive for the Dreamliner since it entered service last year. The FAA will say that the jets need to be inspected after fuel leaks on two planes were traced to production mistakes. Meanwhile, a United Airlines (UAL) 787 has made an emergency landing in New Orleans following an undefined mechanical problem.
  • Dec. 4, 2012, 9:44 AM
    Airline stocks trade higher with oil prices easing off and more M&A talk swirling around following news from yesterday that Virgin Atlantic was up for sale. Another underlying factor to watch in the sector is if European or U.S. regulators relax on foreign ownership rules to put a charge into consolidation plans. Advancers: DAL +2.9%, LUV +1.5%, UAL +1.4%, LCC +1.3%.
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  • Nov. 27, 2012, 3:00 PM
    President Obama signs a bill to effectively shield U.S. airlines from European carbon emission fees. The development is a victory for carriers with the threat of having to pay a fee for flight times over U.S. soil on top of the time spent in EU airspace a part of the controversial emissions trading system.
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  • Nov. 22, 2012, 5:43 AM
    Federal Judge Alvin Hellerstein yesterday dismissed a lawsuit claiming that United Airlines (UAL) was responsible for the collapse of a third World Trade Center building in the September 11 attacks. The suit was brought by Larry Silverstein, the leaseholder of 7 World Trade Center, who said lapses in airport security at a checkpoint that United helped operate allowed the hijackers to crash an American Airlines jet into the complex.
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  • Nov. 16, 2012, 7:41 AM
    The nagging computer issues at United Air Lines (UAL) could cause the carrier more much than the fees for booking stranded customers on other flights. Analysts say an avoidance factor could already be in play with business travelers who are well-aware that United sees more computer failures than rivals.
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  • Nov. 15, 2012, 10:44 AM
    United Air Lines (UAL -1.6%) is hit with another major computer outage, marking its third significant loss of network functions since June. According to reports, UAL passengers at several major airports are currently stranded.
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  • Nov. 12, 2012, 8:54 AM
    U.S. airlines face the most serious shortage of pilots in over forty years, according to the WSJ. New federal mandates and a wave of pilots about to hit retirement age are setting up to create a "crisis" in the industry with no quick-fix solution in place, warns insiders. Look for regional carriers to feel the sharpest sting if the pilot shortage develops in short order.
  • Nov. 8, 2012, 2:28 PM
    Airline stocks rally as a number of oil analysts say they see further downward price action ahead with U.S. inventories and production high. The sector is also getting a little boost with New York-region airports recovering quickly from the latest winter storm. Advancers: JBLU +3.5%, DAL +2.6%, UAL +2.4%, LUV +1.9%.
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  • Nov. 8, 2012, 4:32 AM
    Superstorm Sandy hurt United Continental's (UAL) profit by $35M in October and revenue by $90M after the airline canceled 5,300 flights during the month. Traffic -3.3%, capacity -4.4%, combined load factor rose to 82.9% from 82%, and passenger revenue per available seat mile (PRASM) +0.5%-1.5%. (PR)
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Company Description
United Continental Holdings Inc transports people and cargo through its mainline operations, which use jet aircraft with at least 118 seats, and its regional operations.
Sector: Services
Industry: Major Airlines
Country: United States