United Airlines' History
United Airlines is the oldest commercial airline in the United States, tracing its history back to 1926 and Idaho-based Varney Air Lines mail delivery service and its founder Walter Varney. Over the years, United expanded from mail delivery to a passenger airline. It enjoyed success as one of the top airlines in the world for many years, but was forced into bankruptcy after the September 11 attacks and resulting decline in air travel (coupled with increased fuel costs). The company emerged from bankruptcy, eventually merging with Continental Airlines and remains one of the largest airlines in the world.
United Airlines' Values
United Airlines promotes a diverse array of values including: strict adherence to a code of ethics, dedication to local communities, emphasis on safety, and a commitment to environmental sustainability. As part of its code of ethics, United encourages any employee who sees something that shouldn't be happening or appears to be against company policy to report it without fear of retribution.
What makes United Airlines' unique?
United Airlines boasts the "world's most comprehensive global route network" including international gateways with non-stop or one-stop flights to almost any location in the world. The company also invests heavily in the latest models of aircrafts that combine comfort and fuel efficiency.