How it all started
United Airlines, also known as United Air Lines, Inc. (note that 'Air Lines' is two words) is a major airline of the United States. It is a subsidiary of UAL Corporation with corporate offices in Chicago, Illinois at 77 West Wacker Drive, and its operations base in nearby Elk Grove Township. United's largest hub is O'Hare International Airport, where it has 650 daily departures. United also has hubs in Denver, Washington DC, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. Its largest maintenance facility is at San Francisco International Airport.
As of July 31, 2006, United is the world's second-largest airline by revenue-passenger-miles (behind American Airlines), third-largest by total operating revenues (behind Air France-KLM and American Airlines), and fourth-largest by total passengers transported (behind American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and Southwest Airlines). United has 56,000 employees and operates 460 aircraft.
On February 1, 2006, United emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection under which it had operated since December 9, 2002, the largest and longest airline bankruptcy case in history.
Boeing B 737 - 300
- Route: Vancouver - Denver & Denver - Houston
- Date: 17 May 2004
- Time: 2h:45m & 1h:45m
Boeing B 737 - 500
- Route: Houston - Denver & Denver - Vancouver
- Date: 24 May 2004
- Time: 1h45m & 2h:45m