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Subsidized Gulf Airlines Continue To Dump Seats In The U.S.

Rob Britton | Posted 10.24.2016 | Business
Rob Britton

Earlier this month, two of the three massively subsidized, state-owned Gulf airlines announced additional flights to and from the United States.

Passenger Says She Was Booted Off Flight For Wearing Black Panther Hat

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 10.18.2016 | Black Voices

Amanda Stevens says she was booted from a recent flight because, she says she was told, her outfit made a pilot “uncomfortable.” Stevens, who is a...

The U.S. Government Breaks Its Own Flight Rules. Again.

Rob Britton | Posted 09.02.2016 | Business
Rob Britton

For the second time in less than a year, the U.S. government has hired Emirates, a massively subsidized, state-owned airline, to fly federal employees, this time between New York and Milan, Italy.

United Airlines Pilots Arrested After Allegedly Found Drunk On Plane

Reuters | Nina Golgowski | Posted 08.28.2016 | Crime

Two United Airlines pilots were arrested on suspicion of being under the influence of alcohol in Scotland on Saturday as they were about to fly to the...

The Gulf Carrier Dispute: U.S. Carriers Notch A Nice Win

Rob Britton | Posted 06.30.2016 | Business
Rob Britton

News that the U.S. Department of State will hold talks next month with the United Arab Emirates and Qatar is, to this longtime observer of U.S. international aviation, a significant victory for American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and United Airlines.

Victory For Open Skies Is A Victory For Flyers

Roger Dow | Posted 06.29.2016 | Business
Roger Dow

After months of deliberation, the U.S. Department of State on Monday confirmed media reports that the Obama administration has resisted pressure from the Big Three U.S. airlines (American, Delta and United) to dismantle the aviation policy known as Open Skies.

A Conversation On The Importance Of Rest For Success And Happiness

HuffPost Partner Studio | Posted 06.30.2016 | Business

On the eve of the launch of United’s new business class experience, United Polaris, Arianna Huffington and United President and CEO Oscar Munoz sat ...

Misplaced Blame for the TSA's Long Line Problem

Rob Britton | Posted 05.27.2016 | Business
Rob Britton

The New York Times' Gail Collins is just the latest, opining that someone should "Make the airlines stop charging fees for checked baggage." Ms. Collins' column is so full of myths and errors that the best response is point by point:

Is It Better To Pay for United's In-Flight Wi-Fi With Miles?

Map Happy | Posted 05.10.2016 | Travel
Map Happy

Last November, United made the decision to switch from Gogo to a more unified payment system. Meaning, those flight passes no longer work! This post ...

Expiring Airline Miles: Just One More Way to Penalize the Poor

Samuel C. Spitale | Posted 05.05.2016 | Impact
Samuel C. Spitale

When I logged in to my Southwest account last week, I was surprised to find my 30,000 accumulated miles were missing. Apparently, they disappeared aft...

First Class Flight

Roz Warren | Posted 04.29.2016 | Travel
Roz Warren

"It's something everyone should do at least once." Fall in love? Visit Paris? Buy a gerbil? No. Fly first class. My son and his wife had moved...

United Outsources Security Questions to Pod People

Inga | Posted 04.19.2016 | Comedy

Recently United Airlines notified both my husband Olof and me that we would have to strengthen our passwords on our mileage accounts and select new se...

385-Pound Man Kicked Off United Flight For Row Mate's Comfort

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 04.06.2016 | Business

A 385-pound man is calling out United Airlines for the heavy-handed way the company treated him when he tried to take a flight. Errol Narvaez spent th...

WATCH: Flight Attendant Deploys Emergency Slide For No Real Reason, Makes Hasty Exit

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 04.05.2016 | Weird News

A flight attendant's hasty and bizarre exit from a United Airlines airplane is going viral. Video posted online showed the employee sliding down the e...

United Makes Peace by Reinstating Fired Crew, Qatar Not So Much

Christine Negroni | Posted 03.11.2016 | Travel
Christine Negroni

Two stories with big consequences for the participants and lessons for the rest of us were in the news this week. After years of fighting their firing...

Understanding What's Behind Emirates' Potential Budapest-U.S. Flights

Rob Britton | Posted 03.10.2016 | Business
Rob Britton

The fact that no traditional airline has operated the route with financial success is precisely what causes airline experts to wonder about Emirates' interest in the route.

This Is What It's Like To Be On A Plane Struck By Lightning

Zach Honig | Posted 02.26.2016 | Travel
Zach Honig

Let me preface this story by saying that my intention is not to cause any alarm -- if anything, I feel even more safe flying after my experience last night.

Working Together to Preserve U.S. Airline Jobs

Rob Britton | Posted 02.24.2016 | Business
Rob Britton

When it comes to relations between management and labor, fights always make the news, while cases of collaboration are seldom mentioned.

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 airline an...

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 Novemb...

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. Wh...

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 offe...

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...