At the start of 2018, United CEO Oscar Munoz outlined a multi-year growth strategy with great promise. By year’s end—after boasting the industry’s best revenue growth—it looks like the airline has begun to deliver. Its $41 billion in annual revenue was up 9.5% from the year prior, good for $2.1 billion in annual profits. The Chicago company also transported more passengers than ever in 2018, the result of an operationally high-flying year that saw it cut pre-6 a.m. flights by 50% and move around 33 aircraft for better margins. Customers have noticed: Passenger revenue climbed 11.3% in the fourth quarter, a possible sign of things to come.
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United, American and Southwest are operating close to capacity and offering refunds, price caps and automatic rebooking on other airliners.
Three of the 10 largest carriers are offering more rewards this year than in 2018.
Chicago's O'Hare Airport has delayed or canceled incoming flights.