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United Airlines CEO says hybrid work has caused ‘permanent structural change’ in leisure travel demand
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The CEO of United Airlines said hybrid work has caused a "permanent structural change" in leisure travel demand.
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CEO Scott Kirby, speaking on the airline’s third-quarter earnings call Wednesday morning, cited the flexibility that hybrid work offers for leisure travel as one of three "industry tailwinds" that he thinks are overcoming current macroeconomic challenges. He said hybrid work makes it so that "every weekend could be a holiday weekend."
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"That’s why September, a normally off-peak month, was the third-strongest month in our history," he said. "People want to travel and have experiences, and hybrid work environments untether them from the office and give them the newfound flexibility to travel far more often than normal."