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The Points Guy logo The Points Guy 10/27/2020 Nick Ewen
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The airline industry has been hit hard by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Despite TSA surpassing 1 million screened passengers for the first time since March, it’s still a far cry from where things were at this time last year. Some executives don’t see demand returning to pre-pandemic levels until 2024.

In the midst of the uncertainty, however, we have seen carriers announce new international service (in addition to domestic route changes). Perhaps most notable among these announcements is United, which is planning to expand its network to cities like Johannesburg (JNB) and Bangalore (BLR) in 2021.

So how exactly do these decisions get made, and what other considerations go into an airline’s international strategy?

Well, you have a chance to peek behind the curtain a bit on today’s Future of Travel webinar, as TPG’s founder and CEO Brian Kelly welcomes Patrick Quayle, Vice President of International Network and Alliances for United Airlines. They’ll cover a lot of ground, including the pandemic’s initial impact on United’s network and how the carrier is looking to 2021 and beyond in meeting the needs of its customers around the world.

But don’t wait! Registration closes as soon as the session begins, so you have just a few hours left to reserve your spot.

Date: Tuesday Oct. 27

Time: 2 p.m. Eastern Time / 11 a.m. Pacific Time

Location: Zoom webinar — Register here

Even if you can’t attend the live session, go ahead and register anyway. You’ll then receive a link to the recording within 24 hours of the webinar.

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In his current role, Patrick oversees United’s international strategy, which covers numerous aspects of the airline’s global operation — including capacity, scheduling, alliances and even aircraft configuration. That includes the reconfiguration of United’s widebody fleet with Polaris business class, a product that continues to roll out across the fleet.

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Whether your a United loyalist or simply want to learn more about what happens behind the scenes at a global airline, this is a session you don’t want to miss.

But don’t wait — registration closes when the session begins in just a few hours. Sign up now so you don’t miss out.

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“The Future of Travel with Brian Kelly” is a series of live events looking ahead at what’s in store for the travel industry as it begins to recover from the coronavirus pandemic. Join Brian as he interviews top experts and company executives on a range of topics, including traveler health, cleanliness measures, loyalty programs and what it all means for the traveling public.

For recordings of past sessions, please visit the following links:

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