For the first time since September 11th 2001, the F.A.A. ordered a grounding of all flights across the USA on Wednesday, January 11th 2023. A faulty database linked to the Notice to Air Mission system (NOTAM) was the the reason cited and it caused systemwide havoc for travelers, airline operations, airport personnel and more. So that alone made it a good time to reconnect with Show Friend and United Airlines SVP/Worldwide Operations Mike Hanna during our live broadcast of America’s #1 Travel Radio Show on 14 January 2023.
United Airlines has also make headlines with its December announcement of the biggest wide-body order of new planes by a U.S. carrier in commercial aviation history — with up to 200 Boeing 787 aircraft, and this follows the company making the largest purchase of aircraft ever in mid-2021 with a mix of Boeing 737MAX and Airbus A320neo jets.
All of us regular travelers have a connection to airlines we frequent, in some cases the aircraft we prefer and United Airlines is certainly a company with many exciting things unfolding as they invest in our travel futures. Which made Mike’s appearance for our “Personal Connection” segment all the more timely!
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During Stop #4 of RMWorldTravel’s big “Let’s Go America! Tour” in Chicago, and our live remote broadcast from the Palmer House Hilton on 7 August 2021, United Airlines SVP/Worldwide Operations joined us live on-set for a candid conversation about his airline and the industry efforts to create a pandemic recovery. We enjoyed our on-air and off-air interactions with Mike — and his candor — and that’s why for our special RMWorldTravel broadcast on 12 March 2022, where we devoted our entire focus over the full 2-hour show to key sectors of the travel world, we invited Mike back to share specifics on current operations at United Airlines, the impact of Russia’s War on Ukraine, soaring fuel prices, new routes and services as well as a few other topical items too. If you missed this informative conversation on America’s #1 Travel Radio Show, that was broadcast across the nation live via our 480+ weekly stations, you can access it here now by clicking on the play arrow immediately following this text …
For Stop #4 on RMWorldTravel’s big “Let’s Go America! Tour” Chicago was front and center on 7 August 2021. Since Chicago is also home to United Airlines — we invited their SVP of Worldwide Operations, Mike Hanna, to join us live at the Palmer House during our live remote broadcast of America’s #1 Travel Radio Show.
United Airlines just announced encouraging Q2 financials and reported their expectations to return to profitability in Q3 and Q4 — but it’s their recent investments in new aircraft and technologies that has also caught our attention. So we certainly covered those items with Mike, along with a number of other topics including the current status of business travel and expectations moving forward, their ongoing commitment to onboard disinfectants and HEPA air filters, and of course the status of happenings at O’Hare International (ORD) and United’s other worldwide operations.
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