June 19, 2005
I take exception to comments by letter writer John Booterbaugh regarding retirement benefits to a retired United pilot, Bob McGowan ("Other United Retirees Worse Off," Letters, June 12). This gentleman worked hard for more than 30 years and earned every dime in his pension. He contributed money he earned to this pension over a decades-long career, and every dime in that pension is money already earned by that man. He deserves the full amount of it, whatever the amount, and taking it away is criminal.
June 1, 1985 |
UAL Inc., the parent company of United Airlines, said Friday that it plans to spin off the hotels owned by its Westin Hotels subsidiary into a series of partnership trusts. A spokesman for the Chicago-based company declined to say how much UAL expects to realize from the deals, which will take place over an unspecified period. Under the plan, UAL, together with Merrill Lynch Capital Markets, will form several partnership trusts to which the hotels will be sold.
April 13, 1987 |
UAL, corporate parent of United Airlines, finds itself uncomfortably vulnerable and unloved these days. That's mainly because of the attempt last week by United's own pilots to buy the airline. Even though that bid may never get off the ground, the pilots have tossed the conglomerate that owns United into the tank with takeover sharks. The company has been "put into play," in Wall Street parlance. It's up for grabs, even though it doesn't want to be.
June 18, 1985 |
Ending weeks of speculation that it was about to divest the car rental unit, RCA said Monday that it has tentatively agreed to sell its Hertz subsidiary to UAL Inc., Chicago-based parent of United Airlines, for $587.5 million cash.
September 11, 2008 |
Tribune Co. said Wednesday that the confusion over a 2002 article on UAL Corp. started because Google Inc.'s automated search couldn't separate breaking news from older stories on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel's website. Tribune said it identified problems with the search engine months ago and had asked Google to stop using the function to find stories on its newspaper websites. Google continued to pull articles from the Sun-Sentinel's website, where a link to the old story on United Airlines parent UAL appeared last weekend, according to Tribune.
October 16, 1994
After reading your article on the United Airlines Shuttle start-up ("Shuttle Launch," Sept. 29), it would appear that one of the big problems with the airline is completely overlooked. I refer to the very large multimillion-dollar buyout of its former CEO, Stephen Wolf. And as I read in the Wall Street Journal, one of their top executives was forced out of his position in a European company. I wonder how long it will be before UAL buys out its present top executives. How long will this rape of UAL funds go on?