Those who want to book a flight on a carrier that could take them to almost anywhere should consider United Airlines. This airline company serves most destinations when compared to all the other airlines. It seems that this company serves most destinations in the Asia-Pacific region.
The name United Airlines is known to the American public since late 1920s, but at that time The Boeing Company operated an airline by the same name. Currently, this carrier has 3 main competitors in US: Southwest Airlines, Delta Air Lines and American Airlines.
Those who don’t fly on a regular basis may not know that United operates through 9 hubs, one of them being Narita Airport in Tokyo, Japan. The largest hubs in US where this airline operates are the George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston and Chicago-O’Hare. The former is largest when taking in consideration the number of passengers – over 16 million every year, and the later is largest when counting the daily departures.
The number of employees of United Airlines is rather impressive as they nearly reach 89,000. The mainline operates over 700 airplanes, most of which are built by Boeing. United was the first US airline to receive a Boeing 787 Dreamliner jet airliner on September the 22nd, 2012. The United fleet also has some Airbus aircrafts in its count. Passengers should know that some of the airplanes will soon retire, however they will be replaced by some new models in 2018.
Frequent fliers like to be recognized as such, therefore the airline companies introduced various reward programs. United has 3 services available for its regular passengers: MileagePlus, United Club, and Subscriptions. The first mentioned is the one used the most.
In terms of safety, the 1950s and 1960s were the decades with most accidents. Since the start of the 1990s till the present, this company recorded only 4 accidents. This low number should make passengers feel safer while flying, especially those who fear this form of traveling.