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United may move headquarters from Chicago suburbs. United Airlines wants to consolidate its facilities and is considering moving its headquarters out of the Chicago suburbs. The company is considering relocating to downtown Chicago or to Denver, where it operates a hub. May 11, 2006

United hopes to shed $300M in costs this year. United Airlines plans to cut $300 million in nonfuel expenses this year, Chairman and Chief Executive Glenn Tilton said. In 2007, the carrier will shed $400 million in costs, he said. May 9, 2006

United pilots launch friendliness campaign. United Airlines pilots have started to interact more with travelers as part of a plan to boost customer satisfaction, The Washington Post's Keith L. Alexander writes. As part of the effort, pilots appear at the gate to explain why flights are delayed and thank customers for their business with personal notes.

May 9, 2006

DOD pays United to show video on military jobs: The Defense Department is paying United Airlines about $36,000 to show an in-flight video highlighting five military jobs. Companies in other industries regularly purchase advertising spots on the airline's flights, a United spokeswoman said. May 8, 2006

UAL posts wider Q1 loss. United Airlines parent UAL reported a first-quarter loss of $306 million, compared with a year-earlier loss of $302 million, excluding reorganization items. The company posted a 14% revenue increase and said it would continue to cut costs. May 8, 2006

United Airlines flew 9.81 billion RPMs in April, an 8.4% rise over the year-ago month. Capacity grew 4.9% to 11.86 billion ASMs, lifting load factor 2.7 points to an April-record 82.8%. May 8, 2006
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