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Disgraced United CEO Jeff Smisek Is the Reason for Income Inequality

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 09.14.2016 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

Smisek's failed leadership at United Airlines illustrates exactly how this CEO self-dealing scheme works to the advantage of wealthy executives and shareholders while damaging workers, communities, customers and corporations.

Airline Shortcomings as an Indicator of Progress

Christine Negroni | Posted 04.29.2015 | Travel
Christine Negroni

Two U.S. airlines made headlines on Wednesday; Dallas based-Southwest Airlines generated ink when it reported to the Federal Aviation Administration that it failed to do required rudder inspections on 128 of its Boeing 737s.

New Indian Wines Add to New York's Diverse Cuisine Scene

Jim Luce | Posted 07.30.2013 | Taste
Jim Luce

One of the things I love most about New York City -- why I moved here 30 years ago -- is its dynamic multicultural scene. European immigrants long ago...

Hot Coffee Mishap Triggers Airline Lawsuit

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 06.03.2013 | Travel

Why is it always hot coffee that lands companies in hot water? Lourdes Cervantes, a Houston-area resident, has filed suit against Continental Airli...

The Best (And Worst) Customer Service In The US

Posted 03.18.2013 | Travel

A new survey investigating which US airlines offer the best "customer experience" has found that most domestic carriers get lackluster ratings and tha...

Airline Will Stop Shipping Monkeys For Inhumane Medical Testing

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 01.09.2013 | Green

Animal-rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) said in a press release Monday that United Airlines would no longer ship monkey...

Continental Cleared In Concorde Crash

Reuters | Posted 01.29.2013 | Travel

* Mechanic also cleared of involuntary manslaughter * Paris crash in 2000 killed 113 people * Incident hastened end of s...

Flying The Unfriendly Skies

David Fagin | Posted 05.29.2012 | Travel
David Fagin

So, how come everyone you talk to now refers to it as "United F#&*n Airlines?" That's easy. Just pull back the first-class curtain and you will see the "friendly skies" aren't so friendly after all.

PHOTOS: A Look Back At Continental Airlines Over The Years

Posted 08.22.2012 | Travel

United Airlines will finally shutter Continental Saturday, two years after the merger that created the world's largest airline. As part of the me...

Continental To Vanish For Good

Reuters | Posted 04.30.2012 | Travel

* United and Continental set for single reservation system * Continental website disappears on Saturday By Kyle Peterson...

Experts Answer Your Questions About Flying

George Hobica | Posted 03.04.2012 | Travel
George Hobica

Have a question about air travel or airfares? We answer as many as we can, including these about cheap destinations and what to do when your bag goes missing.

Woman Smuggles 3 Lbs Of Cocaine In Luggage

Posted 12.22.2011 | Travel

A 19-year-old Bronx woman faces up to 40 years in prison for allegedly smuggling three pounds of cocaine in her shoes at Houston's Bush Intercontinent...

Son Misses Father's Burial Over Flight Change Fees

Posted 12.22.2011 | Travel

Fred Zajonczloski missed his father's funeral because of flight change fees he couldn't afford, reports WHEC in Rochester, NY. Zajonczloski flew fr...

Regional Plane Lands At Wrong Airport. Again.

Posted 11.09.2011 | Travel

A Continental Connection turboprop plane landed at the wrong airport Wednesday night, leaving passengers to share a limo ride from Southland Field in ...

How to Fly First Class for Free

TravelSort | Posted 10.21.2011 | Travel

We at TravelSort just flew Lufthansa First Class to Europe, using credit card bonuses and points. Here are our best tips.

United's 30,000 Foot View of Its Customers

Carol Roth | Posted 10.09.2011 | Business
Carol Roth

Are you out of touch with your customers? It may seem a simple question, but a lot of companies are. As I sit on my United Airlines flight and I wa...

With FAA Shutdown, Airlines Could Be Saving Customers Some Money -- They're Not

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 09.29.2011 | Business

A partial shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration is costing the government about $30 million a day -- and instead of passing along savings to...

Passenger Who Tried To Open Plane Door Was Trying To Commit Suicide

AOL Travel News | Posted 07.17.2011 | Travel

An Illinois man who tried to open the door on a Chicago-bound flight on May 8th was trying to kill himself, according to a St. Louis court affidavit. ...

US Airlines Say They Are "Green" While Fighting Anti-Pollution Efforts

Jake Schmidt | Posted 07.12.2011 | Green
Jake Schmidt

If an airline claimed to be "green" but was actively working to gut carbon pollution standards, what would you do?

Widow Sues Continental Over Misplacement Of Dead Husband's Body

AOL Travel News | Posted 06.27.2011 | Travel

Every now and then news comes about that airlines have lost a traveler's pet or Miranda Kerr's wedding gown, but this is one extreme we were not expec...

Stuck in Narita -- An Airline Pilot's Story From the Quake

Christine Negroni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Christine Negroni

"The ground started shaking hard and with a collective 'oooh' people started running out of the train station, and out from under the bus boarding area. What could they do but watch, pray and wait?"

Norma Heape, Continental's Longest-Serving Flight Attendant, Speaks (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

Meet Norma Heape: Continental's longest-serving flight attendant. She's been on-board for 53 years, since 1957, back when they were called hostesses, ...

Class Warfare: Economy Class vs. First Class (INFOGRAPHIC)

TravelSort | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

Take a walk through the history of first and economy classes.

Continental-United Merger Could Cost DIA

The Denver Post | Ann Schrader | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

While supporters believe the impending merger of United and Continental airlines will have little impact in Denver, a document revealed in an August h...

Top 5 of 2010 (PHOTOS): Travel News That Made You Say 'Whoa!'

OneTravel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

From a monotone musical instrument's rise to global stardom to one very teed-off Jet Blue employee, 2010 was certainly a year chock-full of stories that made us say "whoa!"