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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.

Hopper.com | Posted 07.20.2015 | Travel
Hopper.com

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

Hopper.com | Posted 06.08.2015 | Travel
Hopper.com

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

Hopper.com | Posted 05.22.2015 | Travel
Hopper.com

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.

Marina Fang

Rahm Emanuel Reverses Position On Policy That Would Affect Chicago-Based United Airlines

HuffingtonPost.com | Marina Fang | Posted 05.19.2015 | Politics

CHICAGO -- In a move that shows why Chicago's called "clout city," United Airlines may have used its political influence to strong-arm Chicago Mayor R...

5 Surefire Tips for Being a Healthy Road Warrior

Linda Novick O'Keefe | Posted 05.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Linda Novick O'Keefe

Over the last several years I have found that there are some things I can do in order to make healthier choices and stay closer to my everyday routine. Here are my tips and tricks for trying to stay healthy on the road.

To the Mom Whose Autistic Daughter Was Kicked Off Plane

Julie M Green | Posted 05.15.2015 | Impact
Julie M Green

You don't know me, but I've been thinking about you ever since I read about your family's experience on that United flight. I wish I had been sitting in the aisle across from you when you tried to explain to the crew about Juliette -- about how she needed to eat something hot because when she's hungry, she gets distressed.

Mom: United Airlines Kicked My Family Off Flight Because My Daughter Has Autism

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 05.11.2015 | Parents

An Oregon woman says she plans to sue United Airlines after her family was kicked off a flight last week during an unscheduled landing, which the woma...

Cheap Flights to Mexico? No Problem

Hopper.com | Posted 05.11.2015 | Travel
Hopper.com

Whether you're headed to Cabo or Cancun, Mexico City or beyond, flights to Mexico aren't always cheap. Where you live and which airlines service that airport play a big part in how much you'll pay for your flight.

Airlines Squabble Over "Open Skies" Treaties

Richard Finger | Posted 06.03.2015 | Business
Richard Finger

A rift has occurred between the big three United States airlines -- United, American and Delta -- and the heavyweights from the Middle East -- Emirates, Qatar Airways and Etihad Airways.

Airlines Infuse Planes With Smells To Calm You Down (And Make You Love Them)

Posted 03.25.2015 | Travel

"Mmm, is that the sweet smell of... airplane?" Airlines are indeed trying to make you catch their scent. Delta and Singapore Airlines already use fragrances on their planes, and now United is making waves (or is that whiffs?) with a smell of its own.

SORKIN: Airline Industry 'Increasingly Looking Like An Uncompetitive Oligopoly'

The New York Times | Posted 03.23.2015 | Business

Far from “hypercompetitive,” the airline industry is increasingly looking like an uncompetitive oligopoly....

WATCH: Flight Passengers Tackle Man Allegedly Claiming To Have Bomb

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 03.17.2015 | Crime

United Airlines passengers say they had to tackle a man who rushed the cockpit claiming he had a bomb. Flight 1074, which was headed for Denver, wa...

United Flight Returns To Dulles After Onboard Disturbance

AP | MATTHEW BARAKAT | Posted 05.16.2015 | Business

A flight from Washington to Denver had to return to Dulles International Airport after a pilot reported that a passenger became violent, ran toward th...