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United Airlines Pilot Is Removed From Plane After Bizarre Intercom Rant

Reuters | Nina Golgowski | Posted 02.13.2017 | Crime

United Airlines replaced a pilot before takeoff on Saturday after she boarded in civilian clothes and told passengers over the intercom that both Dona...

If You Don't Have TSA PreCheck, You Might Wanna Get It NOW

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 02.09.2017 | Travel

If you’ve been thinking about getting TSA PreCheck, there are two fresh new reasons to do it. Last week, the Transportation Security Administration...

Emirates' New Athens Flights: A Sharp Poke in the Eye

Rob Britton | Posted 01.26.2017 | Business
Rob Britton

Emirates' recent announcement that they would begin nonstop flights from Newark to Athens on March 12 struck many Washington aviation experts as remar...

Say Goodbye To Seat-Back TVs On These Flights

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 01.26.2017 | Travel

When it comes to entertainment, your next flight may be strictly BYOD: bring your own device. American Airlines will not install seat-back TVs in its ...

Emirates Finally Hits Turbulence

Rob Britton | Posted 01.24.2017 | Business
Rob Britton

Deep in a lengthy Bloomberg Businessweek article on Emirates Airline was a quote that spoke volumes about the airline's strategy and confirmed the cas...

The 5 Best Frequent Flyer Programs To Join In 2017

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 02.03.2017 | Travel

If you plan on traveling often this year (and trust us, you should), then it’s time to choose a frequent flier program. While some experts point out...

United Flights Delayed After Computer Glitch Grounds Planes

Reuters | Kim Bellware | Posted 01.23.2017 | Business

(Reuters) - A computer problem forced United Airlines to ground all domestic flights for about an hour on Sunday evening, causing a cascade of delays...

Flight Diverted Over 'Middle-Seat Rage'

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 01.03.2017 | Crime

Kudos to the professional @united flight crew on our flight from Sydney to San Francisco that was rerouted to Auckland to arrest this bigot. pic.twitt...

Brandinista's Best + Worst Brands of 2016 Music, Theater, Retail, and More

Alona Elkayam | Posted 12.22.2016 | Style
Alona Elkayam

I started Best + Worst Brands as a weekly column in 2009. It was a way for me to talk about what I love (brand, culture, and design) while opening a w...

Takeaways from Fortune Businesspersons of 2016

Joan Michelson | Posted 12.05.2016 | Business
Joan Michelson

"Real business success is not only surplus that you've created for your own core constituency but the broader surplus. After all, what is capitalism? ...

The Ridiculous New Carry-On Rule You'll Start Seeing Soon

Reuters | Suzy Strutner | Posted 11.17.2016 | Travel

United will become the first big U.S. airline to limit low-fare customers to one carry-on bag that fits under a seat. The announcement on Tuesday coul...

United Airlines Pilot Calls For 'Common Decency,' Bans Political Rants On Flight

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 11.15.2016 | Politics

Passengers cheered a United Airlines pilot for taking a stand over a reportedly racially charged onboard dispute. Video footage features him making a...

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...