United Air Lines, Inc., (NYSE: UAL) is a major airline based in the United States and one of the world's largest airlines with 48,000 employees and 359 aircraft. It is a subsidiary of United Continental Holdings, Inc. formerly, UAL Corporation, with corporate offices in Chicago. United's largest hub is Chicago's O'Hare International Airport. United also has hubs in Washington Dulles International Airport, Denver International Airport, San Francisco International Airport, Los Angeles International Airport and Narita International Airport near Tokyo. United is a founding member of the Star Alliance, the largest airline alliance in the world, and offers connections to over 1,000 destinations in over 170 countries worldwide.
Campaign Finance$6,674,765 Given
Figures are based on itemized contributions reported to the Federal Election Commission and state agencies. Please note that:
- contributions under $200 are not reported, and so are not included in totals.
- only contributions from individuals and organizations to candidates are included. Various accounting measures and more exotic contribution types are excluded.
- contributions are matched based on organization and recipient name reported within each election cycle. Contributions using an incorrect or non-standard version of the name may be missed.
- corporate name changes and mergers may cause figures to differ from those of the Center for Responsive Politics.
- organization totals include known subsidiaries of the organization.
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Republicans vs. Democratsin dollars. "Other" includes 3rd parties and organizations without official party affiliation.
State vs. Federalin dollars
Top PAC Recipients
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Figures are based on lobbying activity reported to the Senate Office of Public Records. Reported dollar amounts are required to be accurate only to the nearest $20,000. For organizations whose primary business is lobbying, we display total income and top clients. For organizations that are not primarily lobbying firms, we display total amount spent on lobbying and top lobbying firms hired.
For more information, please see our lobbying methodology page.
Lobbying on Behalf of United Airlines
Names of Lobbyists
Firm Hired Amount United Airlines $31,248,732
Most Frequently Disclosed Lobbying Issues
- Aviation, Airlines & Airports,
- Fed Budget & Appropriations,
- Labor, Antitrust & Workplace,
- Energy & Nuclear Power,
- Homeland Security,
- Environment & Superfund,
- Government Issues
Most Frequently Disclosed Bills
Bill No. Title H.R.658 FAA Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2011 S.223 FAA Air Transportation Modernization and Safety Improvement Act H.R.915 FAA Reauthorization Act of 2009 H.R.1586 FAA Air Transportation Modernization and Safety Improvement Act S.1451 FAA Air Transportation Modernization and Safety Improvement Act H.R.831 H.R.2454 American Clean Energy And Security Act of 2009 H.R.2881 FAA Reauthorization Act of 2007 S.1300 Aviation Investment and Modernization Act of 2007 S.1209
RegulationsMentioned in 4187 dockets; Submitted to 218 dockets
All data is based on documents downloaded from Regulations.gov. The first table shows mentions: all documents that include the name of the company anywhere in the document or document metadata. The second table shows submissions: all documents where the submitter metadata included the company name. Each table shows the top 10 dockets, ranked by number of occurrences.
Matches are based on a search for the company name. Variations in the company name, such as acronyms, nicknames or alternate names may cause documents to be missed. The mention of a company name in a document may be incidental and does not necessarily indicate that the company has any relevance to the document. Company names that are common English words may erroneously match with text that is not referring to the company.
Not all agencies submit public comments to Regulations.gov. For a list of participating and non-participating agencies see here. Agencies that do submit to Regulations.gov have varying levels of accuracy and completeness.
Regulations and public comments can be downloaded in bulk here.
The tables show occurrences of "United Airlines" in public comments on proposed federal regulations.
Documents Submitted by the Organization
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- Toggle 174 DOT Special rules for Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (beyond-perimeter exemptions, i.e., service to another airport more than 1,250 miles away from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport) 2000
- Toggle 39 FAA Flight Crewmember Duty and Rest Requirements 2009
- Toggle 39 FAA Age 60 Rule Request for Comments 2006
- Toggle 30 DOT Review of Data Filed by Certificated or Commuter Air Carriers to Support Continuing Fitness Determinations Involving Citizenship Issues 2003
- Toggle 17 DOT Computer Reservations Systems - Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking 2006
- Toggle 12 FAA Policy Statement on Occupational Safety and Health Standards for Aircraft Cabin Crewmembers 2012
- Toggle 10 FAA New Pilot Certification Requirements for Air Carrier Operations 2010
- Toggle 7 FAA Exemption/Rulemaking - Multiple Submitters (10) - Exemption from 14 CFR 121.383(c), regarding the Age 60 Rule 2002
- Toggle 7 DOT Industry Letter re: Aviation Disaster Family Assistance Act of 1996 1996
- Toggle 6 DOT U.S. - China Air Services 1999
Mentions in Document Text
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- Toggle 1025 DOT U.S. DOT/OST - Notice - U.S.-China Service Opportunities 1999
- Toggle 659 DOT Special rules for Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (beyond-perimeter exemptions, i.e., service to another airport more than 1,250 miles away from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport) 2000
- Toggle 607 DOT 2007 U.S.-China Frequency Allocation Proceeding 2006
- Toggle 588 DOT Policy Statement Regarding Unfair Exclusionary Practices - Statement of Enforcement Policy Regarding Unfair Exclusionary Conduct 1998
- Toggle 283 DOT Virgin America Inc. - Certificate - Interstate Scheduled Air Transportation 2005
- Toggle 267 DOT 2005/2006 U.S.-China Air Services Case and Designations 2004
- Toggle 256 DOT U.S. - China Air Services 1999
- Toggle 204 DOT Review of Data Filed by Certificated or Commuter Air Carriers to Support Continuing Fitness Determinations Involving Citizenship Issues 2003
- Toggle 166 FAA Age 60 Rule Request for Comments 2006
- Toggle 149 DOT Continental Airlines, Inc. and Members of the Star Alliance - Approve and Confer Antitrust Immunity on Certain Alliance Agreements 2008
EPA Violations3 Enforcement Actions
Figures are based on data from the Environmental Protection Agency’s ECHO website. The ECHO database contains federal and state environmental enforcement actions. Data displayed here includes only those actions that began after 2000 and resulted in fines of over $1 million.
Actions where the company was the sole defendant are listed first. Actions where the company is one of multiple defendants are listed subsequently.
For more information see our EPA methodology page.
|Hawaii D.O.T. (Storm Sewer Permits)||United Airlines (+8 others)||2006||Honolulu, Hi; Kahului, ...||$61,722,500|
|Peak Oil Superfund Site (De Minimis Aoc)||United Air Lines, Inc. (+310 others)||2002||Tampa, Fl||$2,421,038|
|Beede Waste Oil Superfund Site||United Airlines Inc (+493 others)||2001||Plaistow, Nh||$1,662,814|
Advisory Committees52 people on 16 committees
Data is based on disclosures required by the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). Matches are based on the occurrence of the company name in the committee member affiliation. Variations in company names may cause some matches to be missed.
The table shows only the top 10 agencies. To search and download raw records from the complete dataset see the FACA data section.
Table shows employees of "United Airlines" that sat on federal advisory committees.
- Toggle Department of Transportation 46 people on 4 committees
- Toggle National Aeronautics and Space Administration 3 people on 4 committees
- Toggle Department of Justice 1 person on 3 committees
- Toggle Department of Homeland Security 2 people on 2 committees
- Toggle Department of Commerce 1 person on 2 committees
- Toggle Department of State 1 person on 1 committee
- Toggle Office of the United States Trade Representative 1 person on 1 committee