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United Airlines Analyst - Domestic Network Strategy & Planning in Chicago, Illinois

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Network Planning

Our many flights need to be planned to perfection. The Network Planning teams design our schedules and routes to connect travelers with their destinations.

Job overview and responsibilities

The Analyst role is responsible for leading the development and execution of strategic projects to help shape United's Domestic network strategy, with the goals of maximizing long-term profitability, customer benefit, and operational feasibility.

Please note: this position may be hired at the Associate Analyst or Analyst level, depending on candidate background, skill level and experience.

  • Lead hypothesis-driven problem-solving of United's critical strategic challenges

  • Design creative approaches to complex issues by combining business judgment, subject matter expertise, and rigorous analytical methods

  • Generate insights by collecting and synthesizing relevant information from multiple sources, including other commercial and operating groups within the company

  • Build consensus in support of ideas and influence senior leadership through effective communications and dialogue

  • Turn ideas into action by orchestrating cross-functional teams

  • Regularly evaluate airline industry trends and their impact on our strategy

  • Drive thought-leadership by ideating on new opportunities for United's strategic growth


  • Bachelor's degree or 2+ years of equivalent work experience

  • Proficiency in Excel, PowerPoint, and relational database software (such as SQL)

  • Ability to solve complex problems through independent critical thinking

  • Ability to independently perform accurate quantitative analysis

  • Ability to communicate ideas concisely and effectively

  • Ability to present confidently to senior executives

  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States for any employer without sponsorship

  • Successful completion of interview required to meet job qualification

  • Reliable, punctual attendance is an essential function of the position


  • Bachelor's degree in a quantitative subject

  • Graduate degree in Business Administration (MBA)

  • Experience using data visualization tools (e.g., Spotfire, Tableau)

  • 2+ years professional work experience in management consulting, corporate strategy, investment banking, finance, economics, or equivalent

Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled/LGBT

Division: 52 Network Planning

Function: Revenue Management & Pricing / Network Planning

Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled