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United Apologizes To Passenger With Cerebral Palsy Who Had To Crawl Off Plane

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 10.27.2015 | Business

United Airlines apologized on Tuesday to D'Arcee Neal, a man with cerebral palsy who was forced to crawl off a plane when the airline did not have a w...

United Airlines General Counsel Takes Over As Acting CEO

Reuters | Kelly Chen | Posted 10.19.2015 | Business

Oct 19 (Reuters) - United Continental Holdings Inc said late Monday that its general counsel Brett Hart would take over as acting chief executive off...

Flying on Fat, Farm Waste and Trash

XPRIZE | Posted 10.16.2015 | Green

Passengers who frequent United Airlines' West Coast shuttle service between Los Angeles and San Francisco will soon be doing their part to save the planet simply by taking their seats and fastening their seatbelts.

Does Your Airline Really Understand Data Security?

Adam Levin | Posted 10.09.2015 | Technology
Adam Levin

A friendly reminder to organizations in regular communication with the public: You never know who John Q. Public is.

United Airlines CEO Oscar Muñoz Is Trying To Fix The Company's Corporate Culture

Dan Pontefract | Posted 10.05.2015 | Business
Dan Pontefract

Like many customers of United Airlines, I hope things improve. I know it will not happen overnight. Culture change is not a light switch anyone can magically press to inculcate the right behaviors and attitudes.

Airports Across the Globe Begin to Discuss Accessibility

Eric Lipp | Posted 10.01.2015 | Travel
Eric Lipp

My recent, short lived experience in Panama gave me long life lessons on global access in airports. I was invited by Airports Council International (...

Woman Discovers Revolting Package During Flight From Hawaii

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 09.29.2015 | Weird News

It wasn't exactly how one California couple hoped their Hawaiian vacation would end. On a United Airlines flight home from an anniversary trip with he...

Disgraced United CEO Jeff Smisek Is the Reason for Income Inequality

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 09.14.2015 | 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.

United Airlines CEO Out Following Federal Investigation

Associated Press | Jenny Che | Posted 09.11.2015 | Business

United Airlines abruptly replaced its CEO as a federal investigation continued into whether the airline gave preferential treatment to the f...

After Cecil The Lion's Death, Airlines Refuse To Ship Exotic Hunting Trophies

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 08.04.2015 | Business

Airlines this week began refusing to ship exotic animal-hunting trophies amid global revulsion to the killing of Cecil the lion. Delta led the charge...

I'd Rather Ride A Mexican Bus Than An American Airline

Beth Arnold | Posted 07.27.2015 | Travel
Beth Arnold

Yes, rather than enduring the time suck and hassle that air travel anywhere now promises--the long, expensive taxi ride to the airport, the shoving, surly crowds, and the chaotic security and boarding processes--we opted for a Mexican bus.

These Are the Best Airlines in the U.S. | Posted 07.20.2015 | Travel

Want to know who ranks high? Hopper took a spin through their 2015 rankings to find you the absolute best airlines in the United States, according to ... well, according to you!

Fan opposition to Qatar goes viral

James Dorsey | Posted 07.14.2015 | Sports
James Dorsey

World Cup host Qatar is discovering the reputational risk involved in hosting high-profile mega sporting events. Qatar Airways' sponsorship of FC Barcelona is producing exactly the kind of publicity that is a corporate sponsor's worst nightmare while a Swiss investigation of the Qatari World Cup bid threatens to expose questionable financial dealings that will fuel demands for withdrawing the tournament from the Gulf state.

United Airlines' "Tech Failure" Was Really a People Failure

Ken Gruberman | Posted 07.14.2015 | Technology
Ken Gruberman

Yesterday's event was described as a computer failure; however, the biggest failure I saw was not with technology, but with people. Primarily, those United people on the front line -- the staff who are first to interact with customers as they arrive at the airport.

NYSE, United Airlines Breakdowns Signal Alarming Dependence On Tech

AP | MICHAEL LIEDTKE and BARBARA ORTUTAY | Posted 07.09.2015 | Technology

When technology breaks down now, people's lives go haywire, too.

United Airlines Flights Ground Stop Has Been Lifted

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 07.08.2015 | Business

United Airlines lifted a ground stop on flights across the country after it was issued Wednesday morning. The Federal Aviation Administration refer...

Jenny Che

United Airlines Wants To Fuel Jets With Your Leftover Dinner | Jenny Che | Posted 07.01.2015 | Business

Your dinner leftovers could soon be powering your next flight.

Man Arrested After Trans-Atlantic Flight Diverted

AP | DANICA KIRKA | Posted 06.21.2015 | World

LONDON (AP) — Authorities have arrested a 42-year-old man for endangering the safety of a plane after a United Airlines flight from Rome to Chicago ...

United Apologizes To Passengers Forced To Sleep In Military Barracks

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 06.17.2015 | Business

United Airlines has apologized and refunded fares to customers whose flight from Chicago to London was grounded on Friday due to a maintenance issue, ...

Muslim Woman May Pursue Legal Action Against United Airlines After Discrimination

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 06.08.2015 | Religion

After claiming she faced discrimination on a United Airlines flight on May 29, Muslim passenger Tahera Ahmad told HuffPost Live that she has not ruled...

The Awesome Airline Cancellation Policy You Don't Know About | Posted 06.08.2015 | Travel

Suddenly have buyer's remorse? Think of this as your own personal get-out-of-jail-free card. There's a ticket for $40 cheaper but you just bought your ticket last night. Fortunately, you're in luck.

A Headscarf, United Airlines, Mother Teresa and a Soda Can

Anya Cordell | Posted 06.03.2015 | Religion
Anya Cordell

It is becoming increasingly acceptable to hold anti-Muslim prejudice, which, apparently, the flight attendant held, took for granted and felt a fair amount of comfort in publicly displaying, as did those passengers who turned on Ms. Ahmad.

Crew Member Who Refused Muslim Woman Unopened Soda Won't Fly With United Again

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 06.03.2015 | Religion

United Airlines says the flight attendant who allegedly denied a Muslim woman an unopened can of soda will no longer serve customers on their planes. ...

Airline Reportedly Denied Muslim Woman Soda Can Because It Could Be Used 'As A Weapon'

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 05.31.2015 | Religion

United Airlines has come under fire after a Muslim passenger was allegedly refused an unopened can of soda because she might "use it as a weapon." ...

The Best Airlines That Fly to Hawaii | Posted 05.22.2015 | Travel

Not only will these airlines fly direct and provide codeshare flights, but several offer multiple flights a day for the same price as a domestic flight in the U.S. And the options keep growing.