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United: Q1-loss -1.7 billion, Capex -2.5 billion

The last of the Big Three in the US – United – reported its Q1 2020 results just a little after American on April 30. United ended the first quarter with a $-1.7 billion net loss, down from a 292 million profit last year. The airline says it has a cash buffer of $9.6...

United’s A321XLR order shuts the lower end Mom to NMA

United was the holdout, a firm Boeing customer, with MAX9s delivered and MAX10s to come.  But the outcome is that these larger MAXs cannot do what the airline needs.  The world has moved on and the 757 cannot soldier on forever in passenger service.  Doing a couple of...

United buys A321XLRs as it no longer wastes time on the NMA

  Think of something you desperately want to have but are unable to get it as the product keeps being unavailable. What to do? United Airlines has found itself in this position in the last three years as it considered options to renew its fleet. Instead of...

United’s New Colors Revealed

United Airlines today revealed its new colors, which look at lot like the old colors, minus the gold tones from the Continental livery on which the current color scheme was based.   The new scheme is illustrated in this chart from United below: The new scheme was...