Leslie Scott, who was American Airlines' senior manager for global communications, is moving to United Airlines on Feb. 3.
She'll be based in Chicago and tackle issues management and other duties as a member of its corporate PR team.
During a nearly six-year flight at AA, Scott served as national spokesperson, handled PR at key hub markets (New York, Miami, Charlotte and Orlando), developed corporate/government affairs messaging and was a member of the "GO Team" crisis communications unit.
She also did a six-year stint at Delta Air Lines, where she exited as senior manager in its corporate communications department.
Scott is joining United ahead of CEO Oscar Munoz's plan to hand the CEO reins to president Scott Kirby in May.