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PHOTOS: Stranded Passengers Across The Country

AOL Travel News | Posted 08.18.2011 | Travel

A United Airlines "network connectivity" problem created widespread cancellations on Friday night that has now affected thousands for the weekend. ...

United Airlines Computer Problems Affect Flights Nationwide

Posted 08.17.2011 | Travel

By HERBERT G. McCANN, Associated Press CHICAGO - It could take several days for thousands of stranded travelers to get home after a United Airlines...

United Airlines Bringing 1,300 Jobs To Chicago

AP | Posted 08.10.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the head of United Airlines say 1,300 more jobs are coming to downtown Chicago. They announced the job...

Plane Struck By Lightning, Diverted In Northern Illinois

AP | Posted 08.08.2011 | Chicago

ROCKFORD, Illinois — A Chicago-bound United Airlines flight carrying 50 passengers from Madison, Wisconsin, has been struck by lightning and div...

United Passenger Single-Handedly Joins Mile High Club

AOL Travel News | Posted 07.24.2011 | Travel

Kyle Pearce of Florida was flying from Spokane to Denver on May 19, when he shocked fellow passengers by masturbating in his coach-class United Airlin...

United Airlines Apologizes For Reusing 9/11 Flight Numbers

AOL Travel News | Posted 07.18.2011 | Travel

United Airlines briefly reinstated flight numbers from two of the planes that were hijacked on September 11, 2001 and is apologizing for the move. ...


Jamie Reidy | Posted 07.13.2011 | Comedy
Jamie Reidy

"Don't get mad, but..." So began a text from my sister, instantly causing my teeth to grind and my brow to furrow. Talk about sparking the polar opposite of the desired reaction.

US Airlines Say They Are "Green" While Fighting Anti-Pollution Efforts

Jake Schmidt | Posted 07.12.2011 | Green
Jake Schmidt

If an airline claimed to be "green" but was actively working to gut carbon pollution standards, what would you do?

Judge Sets Deadline In Last Pending 9/11 Lawsuit

Posted 06.28.2011 | New York

Mark Bavis was killed on the second plane to hit the World Trade Center on 9/11. His family's wrongful death claim against United Airlines and other d...

No More Bag Check Discounts

AP | Posted 06.23.2011 | Travel

CHICAGO — There's no more incentive to prepay online for your checked bags if you're flying United Continental. The carrier has done away with t...

Plane Returns To Gate In Denver, Four Men Questioned

AP | Posted 06.22.2011 | Denver

DENVER — A United Airlines plane bound from Denver to California returned to the gate before takeoff after a man complained about three other pa...

United Flight To New Orleans Turns Around Due To 'Rocking'

AP | By MARY FOSTER | Posted 06.04.2011 | Travel

KENNER, La. -- A United Airlines flight from New Orleans to San Francisco returned to the New Orleans airport within minutes of taking off Monday afte...

United Plane Allowed To Fly Without Repairs, Including Fire In Cockpit Window

AP | By JOAN LOWY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

WASHINGTON -- A United Airlines plane with 112 people aboard was allowed to take off last May without repairs despite indications during two previous ...

United Express Pilot Indicted For Flying Drunk On Flight To Denver

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — A pilot for United Express is being accused of flying while drunk on a December 2009 flight from Austin to Denver. A federal grand jury ...

O'Hare Expansion: Partial Deal Reached With Carriers

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — The city of Chicago and two major airlines announced a nearly $1.2 billion deal Monday to go ahead with parts of a long-planned expans...

A Parent's Problem with United Airlines (And It's Not the Baggage Fees)

Mark Redmond | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Redmond

This occurred a few years ago, but I haven't given up my personal protest against United Air Lines yet. And I have since found out that I am not the ...

Social Media Monitoring: It Pays to Listen

Robert Ball | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Ball

Small and large businesses alike frequently fail to comprehend how social media can be used to hear the subtle, vital nuances of the market or worse yet, the not-so-subtle screams.

United Grounds Planes, Delays Expected

AP | HARRY R. WEBER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

United Continental Holdings Inc. said it voluntarily grounded 96 United Airlines aircraft temporarily Tuesday so that maintenance checks could be comp...

Famous List-Making Magazine Full of Baloney on Airline Rankings

Christine Negroni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Christine Negroni

My middle-school teacher Paul Wesche once told me that the word assume could be broken down to into three parts ass - u - me, as in -  to assume ...

Mayor Daley Meets With Airlines To Talk O'Hare Expansion

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Chicago Mayor Richard Daley met Wednesday with wary airline executives without reaching a deal to ensure that a $15 billion expansion ...

I'll Have the Can, Hold the Cups

Jennifer Schwab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jennifer Schwab

Tell the flight attendants you want just the can, no napkin, next time you need a shot of carbonated caffeine while in the air. Why use so many plastic cups, and what happens to them when the plane lands?

Why Did A Mother Get Booted From A Flight Over A Baby Seat?

AP | JOAN LOWY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

WASHINGTON — Federal safety officials urge parents to put their children in child seat on planes, but a California mother says that twice in the...

Grocery Store Offers Food for Thought to Airlines

Christine Negroni | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Christine Negroni

Regular readers of my blog, Flying Lessons may have discerned a theme: what aviation knows about how to improve ...

Pilot's Coffee Spill Triggers Hijacking Alert, Emergency Landing

AP | ROB GILLIES | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

TORONTO (AP)-- A pilot's spilled coffee accidentally triggered a hijacking alert and caused a United Airlines flight from Chicago to Frankfurt, German...

United Breaks Guitars

Posted 06.28.2011 | Women

When United Airlines baggage handlers broke musician David Carroll's $3500 guitar, he warned the airlines' customer service that if they didn't rei...