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United Airlines Changes Boarding Policy To Help Parents Traveling With Kids

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 02.03.2016 | Parents

For parents with young kids, traveling as a family feel like a Herculean endeavor. Now, United Airlines wants to ease the burden a bit. The airl...

How United Airlines is Making a Customer Service Comeback

Christopher Elliott | Posted 01.25.2016 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

Many passengers had all but given up on the airline after a painful merger with Continental Airlines in 2010.

United Airlines Faces Questions Over CEO’s Health

WSJ | Whitney Snyder | Posted 01.07.2016 | Business

Mr. Munoz’s surprise surgery on Wednesday shocked some employees and investors in light of his statement, distributed by the company in early No...

United CEO Has Heart Transplant 3 Months After Suffering Heart Attack

The Huffington Post | Shane Ferro | Posted 01.07.2016 | Business

The CEO of United Airlines has a new heart. Oscar Munoz underwent heart transplant surgery Wednesday and is in recovery, according to the company.&nb...

Puppies, Periscope and #UnitedPaws Help Ease Holiday Air Travel Stress

Katka Lapelosová | Posted 12.23.2015 | Impact
Katka Lapelosová

Luckily, United Airlines is making an effort to comfort weary and frantic passengers with the help of social media and some super special, super cuddly helpers. Their #UnitedPaws campaign aims to ease travelers with pet-therapy at some of the busiest airports this holiday season.

Those 'Last Class' Plane Tickets Have A Serious Upside

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 12.23.2015 | Travel

Last week, numerous articles lamented the recent rise of "last class" airplane seats. The discussion included suggestions that major airlines now...

United Airlines Hosts Nationwide Puppy Party For 'Ruff' Travel Season

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 12.22.2015 | Travel

More than 100 million people are expected to travel this holiday season (the first time this has ever happened, according to AAA) and U.S. airlines wi...

The Gulf Airline Trade Dispute: The Bad News Keeps on Coming

Rob Britton | Posted 12.14.2015 | Business
Rob Britton

United Airlines announced that in January it will end its nonstop Washington-Dubai flights. The news adds another proof point to the mass of evidence that the hugely-subsidized Gulf airlines are harming the U.S. aviation industry and violating the terms of the "Open Skies" agreements.

United Flies Kids With Serious Illnesses To The North Pole

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 12.11.2015 | Good News

Since being shot in the face by her father in 2013, Yesenia Parker has battled many challenges. Now 14 and paralyzed from the chest down, she ...

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...