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United Airlines (UAL)

Participants
Kristina Munoz Director, IR
Scott Kirby CEO & Director
Brett Hart President, Chief Administrative Officer & General Counsel
Andrew Nocella EVP & Chief Commercial Officer
Gerald Laderman EVP & CFO
Linda Jojo EVP, Technology & Chief Digital Officer
Michael Leskinen VP, Corporate Development & IR
Toby Enqvist SVP, Customer Solutions & Recovery
Brandon Oglenski Barclays Bank
David Vernon Sanford C. Bernstein & Co.
Helane Becker Cowen and Company
Ravi Shanker Morgan Stanley
Jamie Baker JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Darryl Genovesi Vertical Research Partners
Hunter Keay Wolfe Research
Duane Pfennigwerth Evercore ISI
Myles Walton UBS Investment Bank
Catherine O'Brien Goldman Sachs Group
Michael Linenberg Deutsche Bank
Joseph DeNardi Stifel, Nicolaus & Company
Savanthi Syth Raymond James & Associates
Alison Sider Analyst
Tracy Rucinski Reuters
Justin Bachman Bloomberg News
David Slotnick Business Insider
Leslie Josephs CNBC
Dawn Gilbertson USA Today
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Operator

Good morning, and welcome to the United Airlines Holdings Earnings Conference Call for the Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2020. My name is Jenny, and I'll be your conference facilitator today. [Operator Instructions]. This call is being recorded and is copyrighted. Please note that no portion of the call may be recorded, transcribed or rebroadcast without the company's permission.

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Kristina Munoz

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Scott Kirby

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Brett Hart

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Andrew Nocella

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Gerald Laderman

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Kristina Munoz

Thank you, Gerry.

describe We take a procedure the analyst community. will [Operator please Instructions]. the to now ask Operator, questions from question.

Operator

[Operator Instructions]. from And from question our Brandon Oglenski first comes Barclays.

Brandon Oglenski

if you here little outlook more bit we And would XXXX. the guess, more I Scott really But expand on and well. a team, that? Andrew, positive gauge talk guys maybe leisure do Is You through mentioned challenged with about be for really a efficiency thanks you Could that hubs? differentiate lead environment? domestic as you connectivity on it did your that How in recovery.

Andrew Nocella

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Brandon Oglenski

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a for premium guys think differentiating revenue stay you actually that to these do low if you your lead network factors in could So fares domestically?

Andrew Nocella

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Operator

David next And our comes question Vernon from from Bernstein.

David Vernon

in the curve a that looking sort and kind yields to stabilize the recovery, there margins the we recovery? in about of out Is on this S about EBITDA Scott, breakeven XXXX, how thinking us as I then a EBITDA Andrew's should So above end think get something of back margin if is higher change better? bit guess, little you expecting where level, an get to the that XXXX help going given to get we're Like are S demand margin we where from to can rate EBITDA of commentary to of you're way improvement be the the come back and to of curve?

Scott Kirby

they going recover. is about and to is on when demand Gerry and if This pile really want. try, Andrew I'll can

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Operator

question Helane and our comes Company. Becker from from And next Cowen

Helane Becker

more is think, I completely I might from in talk environmental? Actually, and but about you. topic Scott, what know like... just doing be with I detail this just this program for you're Eco-Skies you off Can the like COVID, the

Scott Kirby

thanks. Well,

Helane Becker

and investments business. the The should you guys goal that have for how think we that about in

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Scott Kirby

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Operator

Ravi question And Morgan Stanley. from comes Shanker next our from

Ravi Shanker

but expect period? ASMs that you margin the to XXXX and are guidance, levels just saying load get this, by back think confirm XXXX So that you also implied to factor I you've on to

Scott Kirby

Gerry Andrew? or

Andrew Nocella

expect to else? it Andrew, add where is Gerry, target. to you to want This manage reach factors. definitely back to load don't but get do anything to to we We And that needs do RASM be

Gerald Laderman

to be to hit XXXX have levels don't those margins. we to Yes, back

benefits the cost the full XXXX rate run but now, obviously. when we're even hit -- side, are today. to savings On capacity, back those We'll the cost results seeing get those starting we

way XXXX margins. So back get the those to to get have we back don't all to to

Ravi Shanker

to saw Okay. mean, just side two-pronged we that but to the the Do for while do kind transitory traditional long-haul short-haul like that you you these I at some response continue previous you maybe clearly, on ESG feel initiatives. flying? a of vehicles. auto work that potential on on will as on projects while lower adopted follow-up carbon for of OEMs you work looking proposed get footprint need working travel? to And EV similar something a a and of they a ICE Got air something on approach it. EVs Is the solutions

Kristina Munoz

Ravi, sorry. I'm on sorry. end We're Can you issues our technical question? your some here, having repeat

Ravi Shanker

vehicle solution some question mobility electric solution OEMs or air if urban a technologies with on short-haul Sure. potential until drones was passenger studying similar green a emerges. I'm using that internal wondering you're of of traditional simultaneously combustion longer-haul kind drones, as working were to No electrification auto electrification engine. the My problem.

Michael Leskinen

Leskinen. is Ravi, this is Mike The yes. answer

spending lot looking success time out we're different companies partnering the We And we everything here there where at of are electrification at a do are looking development stories. at we about United Airlines. potential see across and excited very

aviation. to right exciting you But that's stay in an tuned. ask I'd So out you're that, to point area

Operator

Baker Jamie from comes question next our And from JPMorgan.

Jamie Baker

guide. EBITDA the on question a Gerry,

more I on targeted little were basis to interest like sort where an of at give and that. what your prepared running You of stuff balance you remarks. be expense this corresponding XXXX you your leverage, guide, as on annual Mark envision liquidity, a But might color sheet to point, the that in sort touched could hoping during

Gerald Laderman

for sheet because years into be is short going we is the a Sure, Jamie. really through of substantially get debt as going why to And run Interest the the than one has the high. to the expense use metric more balance next reasons EBITDA had few is to in honest, pretty know, better to crisis, crisis. the margin term you

priority which bring down. and this between year, where of that Scott be are on going I now. different be said, recovery, very But to expect I depending pace balancing wouldn't said, for next year the be sheet course, as from we're fair, the So as right the high to materially That's, pace to a we at of balance we us.

beyond we course, on really debt. we of Of and so some in still until decide could it's to the But -- CARES and Act May be about have end what adjustments. making XXXX that progress significant some the when flexibility loans, we start do have to there

Jamie Baker

that, totally XXXX. is this the not much and understand that Okay. for material on some and a the a follow-up, feel of That's Andrew's margins could we arguments comments, international but helpful. a structural side builds how the on likelihood tailwind that Could split understand in get And in to international building to share better the believe domestic-international from? so XXXX, you you you margin at choose domestic? least base that was what be answer, we could And are relative we if

Andrew Nocella

or better. be will next approximately to a without want, In would try, probably international that Jamie, I I international numbers recent past giving crystal the I I'll in points. an slightly X give domestic think was obviously, the you so cycle, say, all the by don't cycle, it ball, ahead year trailed think. But do had you exact margin domestic of have I in the but domestic. And X

Jamie Baker

margin, your from not correct? to to And deficit relative aggregate just X X trailing X to clear, point to domestic, points, that's X be

Andrew Nocella

No, from X domestic. to X points

Operator

from Our Vertical next from question Genovesi Darryl comes Research.

Darryl Genovesi

point. years. you internationally that anticipating a I balance times on supply-demand And a of domestically over you're follow-up a mean now said couple the than that better next just maybe Andrew, few

you're your investors that posit talking think I some just would book.

airlines you're So do us that high us country of can counting that particularly retired case? for that other be the you have give GDP been will some that, the just in sense of you? can -- mean you airlines I other have you degree a why just a Or give foreign confident are that you airplanes just growth? view? Or confidence away for from sort basis so

Andrew Nocella

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Darryl Genovesi

you that out to cetera. signed, as everything call or anything the positive We pomp or And likely then Great. you prospectively, based on circumstance. had Brett. one much Scott administration would relates and an orders today, Too for else? maybe yesterday. COVID it there change Executive about were know regulatory either is or et But negative, anything environment

Brett Hart

active going on Brett. is to this first environment, expect it's what run, we Darryl, but pretty activity be Obviously, and a it see be, in to the the today, focused yesterday immediate with addressing will issues.

for we've programs to we and to set for instance, mandate going require the a now build that the We've engagement them But may to executive And had -- on discussions. It's quite supportive a with foreign seamless country. and testing make take rest. to direct infrastructure from work of these time in in a are testing, as with very of it up some respect, U.S. the well strong related, ample certainly even here parts in any them So we engaged and we're create various to government really and orders respect make perspective of can in environment. seamlessly. those government frankly, that direct to engagement actively the replicate

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on the the our prepared happen early So to we and about ability in process as months have we're may feel that influence whatever for very an of good administration, well.

Operator

next Keay question Wolfe from Hunter Research. our comes And from

Hunter Keay

$XX half $XX last CapEx a Gerry, then a contractual Is about was you 'XX, this period, And billion billion. if that regional of EBITDA obligations talked invest. margin the look roughly you to XX-K you potentially constrained $XX year, had of ability CPAs. guidance billion year-end which comment? at in at over

shake in come down? out see XX-K? You when had is aircraft billion number Where will commitments. And now, to where a obligation the it next we that year will $XX and contractual where it going go from

Gerald Laderman

Several questions.

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the in to not table. may show that But going critical, of Some up be going commitment think, forward. flexibility I is

Hunter Keay

long Kirby, badly. talked I'm about Burse. want with question. talk worded Doreen new. a about I return sorry, you. you Yes, that was to this I to I'm

some of your to post-COVID As generate the her are and corporate fit this you what in that's out pitch to budgets? with to you're tighter that going that into let unique field her travel year send things the corporate business, to a world corporate United presumably

Scott Kirby

us about brand price. the customers. of all than of the or aviation have value and in do that good a to I and phenomenal, team. be that getting to customers I'm of loyal have And had she's let United, one I'll And I'll to look, them, talked a myself, think hotels remarkably thing about to thing the excited win about change actually when is too that I joining Doreen, Andrew one many having as say answer. trying But to going focus getting I mentality way including excited price talked Well, be coming the reasons on us, to her about customers job like other to to for the her

single people up us like every of to any asked be, way trust on value I as she's for price meeting at us, to really approach us, about confidence they so competing the as us, and time, and to stand get to and And change they with should what that brand opposed customers to our us they throw us something more Andrew? find us for her compete, talking ways choose and stand have are us make -- us and valuable going to our get in like valuable, it because price. as like they as have to and we to

Andrew Nocella

And what to off started that, What this excited her call United. and in Scott. much innovate great important add just paper, to to of and that a Doreen ideas we're new here to thoughts. to at ready to look come about will addition things talked a the say do And is And would can't opportunity, team. with few we differently. a competing you start weeks, sheet Doreen is blank continue to new to winning, she's we forward we as with and we and I I is have

Operator

next comes Evercore question from Our from Duane Pfennigwerth ISI.

Duane Pfennigwerth

range back CASM-ex guidance underlying point assuming that? the Just just could some are the of a want Or you inflation follow way flat in curve? margin to call. from up to finer capacity the XXXX, outcomes on fuel The there baked the we in is put respect in 'XX, And with fuel into that?

Gerald Laderman

Yes, that. take I'll

deliver we've demand get look, and even number a So capacity to different of XXXX -- don't run our on to CASM commitment. to capacity. have scenarios we And on

thing fuel, cost do we But that get there On including we is can pre-COVID. a the these between I some and scenarios, but only I revenue are reasonable by look, assume the relationship lower out in it scenarios. numbers control, fuel is record back say of we fuel some the relationship and on including you about saw think, of XXXX, our capacity I'd things, pressures. the costs, from kind of our to part earn really us credibility, should inflationary of in depends So on track timing, couple costs think,

Duane Pfennigwerth

to the a just Or to follow-up of it industry think long-run margin revenue no initiatives? a Okay. is from a fees. on revenue? change offsets how how you my for fees? it perspective, function base change fare, Is function going Is From do is manage? about need of it these other And then cost

Andrew Nocella

talk were had above. just brands we really all it's our fees, the biggest the -- our we need the and we're obstacle customers, when of everything mean getting change and I where Duane, to be. to NPS we it to

And the our when it calculation. different we the systems So in all not when to And do slightly this particular had choice slightly add think will we different management often be will it be customers will do maybe up, we past, I definitely been how be of different. we revenue first more our everything a is issue. and due

this positive to about up, and we calculation leading hard, our little a customers. change well. of about a add business positive a so year ago thought a you up made our bit late And all think that we the for shares in long that and as for we When it's this summer,

the we're we have right And know number line your is a that different calculation. that item many a And all revenue outcome. that's now line right this a what models, assessment went very the chosen. But which That's competing factors that fees. you it for have that spreadsheet change and in says problem path and And at decision made so we as models. looked we've understand you've the through it, path. a I that same was in is seen. And that's the it, what and has for of complicated item We

will the But towards confident started actually that model look So end it XXXX. that, model I when move crisis, process. fit this doesn't we and and this nobody's of did as through know we we your we're

Operator

And our comes Walton from next question UBS. Myles from

Myles Walton

be was something you I is implied not quite top you sequentially -- obviously talk stable, but you're that. So would core talk And cash of could I having still the obviously know $XX hoping you seemingly want about a million to, burn another talked to but consumption. on

noncore so are really secondly, And and others It doesn't inflection. towards you maybe with have as more And advanced just been optimistic burn One, levels? like sound that taking an when cash cash then in does gravitate bookings XQ coming two normal confident. things. of

on So maybe both just those. touch

Gerald Laderman

cash start burn. Let me with

So to cash generally, about first, our we nothing's when in breakeven. back get changed thoughts just

when So forecasting be versus range than our cash people that be XX% and we down some assisting than happens, less revenue optimistic whenever are drives planning. in seeing But perhaps demand that's to more XXXX, may we and the breakeven. start where

any This of is be well, have items, when manageable include, principal they We a normalize, keep on the year will for actually noncore In major of of these don't tower instance, mind due. some in payments. steady. payments. items coming very of debt And the terms sort year of some that that debt

year. that so the And throughout even already fairly

the away. we to some like these begin more numbers through of And as onetime severance of items some crisis, these get other go

Scott Kirby

and by fair that angst of bit even that a And we about this know to over. way the hope look your point inflection And turning do when in back known with you I'll other case the away. is the beginning turning the hope to the for unique a days tried turning are about from point also we look, is think. us is. point going at couldn't created demand if to think, of investors for is valid you're I base completely know. some None it's from coming. Gerry. little is others to we not listening said on is going is us that as we And We And willing that any than JPMorgan be the at be confident bit know what airlines. while that that same What turning all coming. we've ours going just is our thing it is the end. we've come exactly on. say not when around you to None the the coming a all is would maybe And later March just is being truth of perspective point have right conference as transparent beginning this data the we think add us, And today honest have don't Thanks, us the point. XX to And is strategy. because corner, the none amongst of time

really coming. is The versus doesn't point are our turning it forecasts So matter what is. tomorrow. it today what That's

going this in or about coming, is XX to we focus this XXXX really on conclusion. today. second XXXX. we year. message, earlier, at some year. I in the quickly in it it But it the happen that confidence think does is the sometime it to back, happen. point confident inflection that or term high scenarios And We create about it in comes on that happen can it back demand it's happen hope And EBITDA us, not we -- that happen confident short that summer earlier what's that we're does how most point it's at happen spring XXXX. turn ultimate of is to as than going for reasonable and margins March pretty reason all the the getting have biggest And important But is and about half but confident during is the does takeaway going the to that's we're XXXX

Operator

O'Brien our comes next Goldman Catherine from question from Sachs. And

Catherine O'Brien

$XXX structural Can by my the are biggest about you've -- call. just shared you million of rest math, And at biggest of what's you've I full the target? yet billion the identified or what million areas cost be drivers So looking quick areas you're identified? $X $XXX of just the $X.X billion the that think additional your share to on for what program of that

Gerald Laderman

have I Catie. through a already little it not big X this, color. or Keep give were program mind going items. like Sure, we're items, a big that X when included. more been If can they or X you bit it's would in X

about processes, A all do some technology driven allowing and where of be investments All our our to this by as the just that's We're going facilities, things at up, is and to one start to of this labor innovation more the assets. going to look estate customers self-service. utilization keywords, So real and it's think the but add these and consolidating continue probably couple That's board. efficiency just from. biggest efficiency. comes be across lot to will better streamline a unlock both able combining technology that

Catherine O'Brien

to is But one in booking the to the trends which of of booking last kind the months distributed? only we trends headlines? of season, couple course, what over headlines. flow vaccine the question be start driving any. actions further XX-day the or the last correlated to Maybe be want vaccine you helpful. you hear see, you're changes out right But of if what's I maybe to today? I just Understood. less booking Are and like to more improved can sharing Okay. are many now, in from know that since any other restrictions confidence here. have seen ebb Is travel, next starting during pardon earnings for Andrew still and booking heard that industry true correlated COVID in

Andrew Nocella

turned industry of but case. next be say are And they're true of today. and I'd where we our are is to look be not I recovery, line What ago, in do said would out I a definitely Sure. summer's straight down, we they lot than the down bookings, publicly we this less we've a general. think think that's And that that has at before. said long When

that. going advanced But given -- -- not we it severe was and are for numbers Whether than better we still down. difficult around people the our of this as So caused sure. that cancellation see as in Christmas where for performance I'm But The is obviously the based QX up. booking's to most moving guess vaccinated are not There's were about to on off There's on. headlines terms booking correlated cancellation country But where for nice saw surprised quickly time doubt our demand going outlook, rates. no to getting entering possible. headlines Thanksgiving around period a as I great, today, are much of next summer also rates our that today. is the for is that we Clearly, that our lot there's in headlines not I'm country. go so our not

guide realistic. that quarter, other a these revenue and of So all things and how ATL for optimistic, also drives relevant bunch And the that's but obviously created that our are we I'm our calculations. in I'm

that question come. So your know didn't more exactly answer to I headlines. on

more our see I get that. just kind we few a to think to end maybe of at saw it's a a we are reflects. of therefore, and in similar here sense straight-line And outlook, where more what today of it what weeks And the I not that's QX. better to that's or sluggish But we need maybe January more is recovery. what communicated

Operator

question Linenberg Bank. from Mike from next our And comes Deutsche

Michael Linenberg

the to test negative that then also both just And XX-day it COVID government but of as fronts? next you Brett. this how on net they're in is cancellations kicks an sure that addition that, guess Are and the out effective as headline it, to people considering, in that becomes Just week, this I anything requirement you're from morning enforce administration either XX? notable on kind hearing the in probably quarantine. the relates Andrew seeing those or any to is change going to enforceable Not your that bookings

Andrew Nocella

an impact. Mexico, very That the to impact in it frankly, do requirements extent though kick off. focused some on, new I Caribbean. was I'll destinations did -- have beach quite

Latin impact which down And business chunks on as Pacific our wasn't very it or the an we even destinations is our And we have impact broad considerably broad in business, that have it have earlier. of see. order impact Atlantic -- didn't already business, on didn't did a so close can our a communicated large American our but beach it on

Michael Linenberg

quick follow-up a Okay. And then just here.

out getting been that a Amazon's there's the bandwidth? airline few tickets. something Amazon articles distribution United make Is possibly sense would about into for of that Just given

Andrew Nocella

whatever for Distribution incredibly is Amazon makes well. That's sell Amazon. will we I have we just throughout at them that system. know it's Amazon -- need to and Obviously, the partners to ring, great also something if we but united.com, And that And important our I'm we distribution direction. will sure the if do we we don't will into us. entire work all joins distribution value that partners, will at industry, and tickets works entire in with sense partnering the efficient. But happen, as look

So see interesting where and development, we'll goes. it

Operator

comes from from DeNardi question Our Stifel. next Joseph

Joseph DeNardi

Gerry, call I'm in and to wanting how of a of assets. I talk side the or been think on role the amount increased Scott for equity liquidity other wondering there's about fair plays COVID on a unencumbered that.

think issue if I wondering that commentary. to plan Delta of do kind way provide say out other of you equity. they I'm similar to went their any not could

Gerald Laderman

Yes.

the Look, have decisions need under release, going to the ATM the made We're program. earnings no we been structure. know, entire issuing sold amount understand to been forward. going As equity our of we capital with have you the equity balance

So way one the best equity. or I can say another is we've additional made decisions about no

Joseph DeNardi

what he return sees buying a invest new And to fit? it enough. capital or giving as million for Fair Scott, a on then, a $XX AXXX Luke generates Is Okay. higher United?

Scott Kirby

because set we the Luke buying to -- for in the to the by that those return. Well, go love years I've I'll can everyone is that with going EBITDA we to will program double Thank we an goal to million for airplane. some I do money will can find the given any loyalty more frequent higher if not the in helps make come that I'd few the business to And have scenes to confident that, invest more others. we're ready else, are it business which he the business that goal also a and new hard right assure through really to more mean loyalty ways because EBITDA. But By I'm loyalty your to about next of me the the high program return point now more way, program we makes ways but tell that and publicly that $XX the loyalty attractive produce stable invest invest well think earnings double you yet, as that the of in investments is don't airline a behind you. forward. on or flows can cash a to loyalty how even differently, thinking ways is airplanes you, The routes pandemic flying of from but finding working the program, taken and loyalty announcements program on of instead flyer that the that it

Operator

And our next question comes from Savi Syth from Raymond James.

Savanthi Syth

given on little or talk Delta joining may could Avianca especially I Latam could the the some may then pre-COVID, mentioned that wondering and a landscape about Latam you I America, including in I and how bit you different competitive was notable But through changes gone if were your not -- Latin joining front. or talk look having underway Chapter know XX wondering restructuring. partner if partnership Delta international both was you

see you from both and changing, partnership competitive from how that standpoint. standpoint your curious a landscape Just

Andrew Nocella

Sure, Savi. It's Andrew.

will was as continues and our prior And the to really what we changeover hurt date, rearranged that that a started partnership what strong to It has have COVID with as board to we're partners will have think and, And course, of with fallen, Azul portfolio partnership a to need those and really us. in that -- about partnerships we're the region. I dominoes result. the of not covers say excited be I Avianca cover. strong, sticking. We other And well. the fall in clearly Copa

think I fact, In helped it's us.

Our performance, better. think, gotten relatively I has

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to slowed I been team get think driving are down partnerships at to our franchise in that due some make that last has it sure key the and the months of COVID back work the over so. these to or region. But X is entire ready

Savanthi Syth

a question I ask If ticket sales might just helpful. That's quick on today.

maybe much that of credit what kind And voucher purchasing? of kind XXXX kind recovery And or mix Just as your use? progresses? you are a is in curious, of see of expectations can how

Andrew Nocella

XX% sales we Sure. that in cash out XX% see. moving it we we've because see been down. quarter, of moves of nice sorry, XX% pieces XX% ATL amount the moving issuing continue And But were of refunds to also credits everything the continue which the amount that A down, in has number, move to a typical is like the normally is been ATL to The there. coming year. at not we in of have lot sales, cash past that the -- In else.

seasonality, But be watch the past this to to continue expect get until it crisis it a we we that different so carefully. And we and different has at point.

Kristina Munoz

going of portion We're media. right. to All now the analyst questions and end to on the move the

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Operator

we Sider. have [Operator Instructions]. And Alison

Scott Kirby

the there? Aly, go one. to are we Maybe not hearing you need to Aly. We're next

Kristina Munoz

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Operator

And Alison on queue. the we Sider have

Alison Sider

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Scott Kirby

Yes.

Andrew Nocella

Yes.

Alison Sider

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Scott Kirby

conclusions of because about the I the much transmits. from how should guess it the I'll team. the start the size and ask the really virus study it's rest be same of The and

that mutation the results change a in of a slight virus the the change so wouldn't study. that makes of And surface

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think I no. saying they're

Alison Sider

one guess I Great. And more.

kind your sort the given if any government continued of of thought seeking additional this of Just or spring. timing aid uncertainty, there's

Brett Hart

is critically administration Yes. it's we and economic last the this overall evident recovery. This one. certainly Congress is that understand important appreciate we industry that in round Brett What Hart. how we and support I'll is as received the to of both an are take the

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Operator

question from next from comes Rucinski Tracy Reuters. our And

Tracy Rucinski

To indication you on have to yesterday may of follow to coming employees, did question would seem whether give you furlough some employees Aly's when us aid PSP furlough? need indicate or and you aid, round on how can't expires. you voluntary on Can through you many that up to more involuntary, count of more that this

Brett Hart

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Tracy Rucinski

service concern not and may frontline enough short-staffed if come quickly be a employees does aren't very could competitors demand as there that able that as have quickly, to? that furloughing Is be back you're saying, to who you demand as

Brett Hart

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Operator

And Bachman Justin our from News. next Bloomberg question from comes

Justin Bachman

fleet the what an the -- whether two if includes transatlantic strategy on side overall if of your or of if play that then as low. a first, the sees 'XX will of any the United for And of type in regional to other terms or on international opportunity they targets second greater capacity of targets, may out sort about hard and question its the commentary situation capacity you on maybe was expect have I do competitive on remain -- part side. and upgauging larger or question the of fleet what that X retirement older alliances for part any Andrew's kind

Gerald Laderman

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Andrew Nocella

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Operator

David from Business Slotnick And comes question next our from Insider.

David Slotnick

the travel. for I you're same know question travel a know up ago, thing way a the were required months probably going is wondered better as trialing digital lot a the if picks for proof of platform I be test of validate for tests. a international vaccines doing I just PCR vaccine to negative you about to results, vaccine had secure few I passports. that a

Scott Kirby

guys Either to Linda you or want that? take Toby,

Linda Jojo

Sure. Thanks, Scott.

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Operator

Josephs And our question next from comes CNBC. from Leslie

Leslie Josephs

talk -- was a you effect about requirement shorter demand vaccine Caribbean? testing and the some bit effect? trips on the trends goes maybe the Mexico announced the little since what's in sorry, of And the Could particularly, and the into

Andrew Nocella

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Operator

And our Today. next Gilbertson Dawn question comes from USA from

Dawn Gilbertson

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Andrew Nocella

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Toby Enqvist

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Andrew Nocella

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Operator

No at time. this further questions

Kristina Munoz

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Operator

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