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United Spends $500M To Improve Planes, Service

AP | Posted 10.21.2011 | Travel

CHICAGO -- United Airlines plans to invest more than $500 million to improve seating on its planes and to create the same look and feel across its fle...

United's 30,000 Foot View of Its Customers

Carol Roth | Posted 10.09.2011 | Business
Carol Roth

Are you out of touch with your customers? It may seem a simple question, but a lot of companies are. As I sit on my United Airlines flight and I wa...

With FAA Shutdown, Airlines Could Be Saving Customers Some Money -- They're Not

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 09.29.2011 | Business

A partial shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration is costing the government about $30 million a day -- and instead of passing along savings to...

Man Accidentally Shoots United Employee With Hunting Rifle

AOL Travel News | Posted 09.24.2011 | Travel

Talk about taking one for the team: A United Airlines employee was accidentally shot in the leg while trying to help a passenger check his gun, report...

Unruly United Passenger Indicted

AOL Travel News | Posted 09.19.2011 | Travel

Saleh Ali S. Alramakh, a college student from Ohio, was indicted Tuesday on a count of interfering with a flight crew member or attendant, reports the...

Hail Damage Cancels More United Flights At DIA

AP | Posted 09.17.2011 | Denver

DENVER — United Airlines canceled 13 more departures from Denver International Airport on Sunday while it inspected airplanes for damage from la...

Soldier Tries To Board Flight With Explosives

AOL Travel News | Posted 09.14.2011 | Travel

A U.S. soldier was caught attempting to board a flight to Los Angeles on Wednesday with high-velocity explosives in his bag. Army Private First Cla...

WATCH: Man Logs 10 Million Miles With United, Gets A Party

AOL Travel News | Posted 09.10.2011 | Travel

The CEO of United Airlines, Jeff Smisek, was waiting when Thomas Stuker stepped off of his flight from Chicago to Los Angeles on Saturday to congratul...

The Highest Calling: Being a Dad

Jim Wallis | Posted 08.20.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

To have this relationship with these two boys is literally the best thing I will ever have. And to always be with them, and for them, in this world, is the highest calling I will ever know.

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 ...