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Saying Goodbye to United Airlines

Eric C. Anderson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Eric C. Anderson

The airline that MSNBC declared the "worst of the worst" in June 2008 is striving mightily to maintain that status in 2009. I should have known better than to fly United.

Chicago Flight Makes Emergency Landing

Chicago Breaking News | January 10, 2010 7:48 PM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A United Airlines jetliner damaged its right wing when the landing gear failed to fully deploy today at Newark Liberty International Airport -- making...

Erwin Washington, Drunk United Pilot From Lakewood, Arrested In London

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Erwin Washington, of Lakewood, a United Airlines pilot, was arrested in London on charges of being drunk prior to flying from London to Chicago on Mon...

Miracle on the Hudson, Not the Only Aviation Success Story

Christine Negroni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Christine Negroni

Every year there are aviation events that go unnoted because actions of pilots, flight attendants and air traffic controllers prevented something bad from becoming awful.

Slippery Numbers

Simon Sinek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Simon Sinek

I write the most popular blog on the internet* *comparison made to less popular blogs.

LAX: Two Men Removed From New York-Bound Flight In Los Angeles

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) -- Authorities removed two men from a United Airlines flight at Los Angeles International Airport for suspicious behavior on Mon...

Social Media Can Lead to Travel Deals and Discounts

Terry Gardner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Terry Gardner

Beyond Twitter and Facebook, airlines are connecting and entertaining passengers on Flickr and YouTube.

Daley Offering United Another $10M To Move To Willis Tower

Crain's Chicago Business | Thomas A. Corfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Daley administration is coughing up an additional $10 million to entice the parent of United Airlines to move its operations center downtown from ...

United Airlines' Second Golden Marketing Opportunity: United Breaks Guitars, Song 2

Andrew Cherwenka | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Andrew Cherwenka

What if United put its best baggage handlers on drums and its best customer service reps on the tambourine? They could have in-house legal counsel singing backup.

United Breaks Guitars Song 2: David Carroll's Second Ode To United Airlines (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Consumerist points out that musician David Carroll has released a sequel to his "United Breaks Guitars" video -- which just may be the single most fam...

United Airlines Ripping Consumers Off?

Michelle Renee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michelle Renee

United Airlines is emerging from a bankruptcy filing and flying in the wrong direction when it comes to customer satisfaction. Robbing customers blind every chance they get is simply bad business.

Daley: Tax Break For United's Willis Tower Move Essential For Jobs

Crain's Chicago Business | Eddie Baeb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mayor Richard M. Daley says the city's proposed $24-million subsidy to help bring 2,800 United Airlines employees downtown is warranted because of the...

United Getting $25 Million From City For Willis Tower Move

Chicago Sun-Times | DAVID ROEDER AND FRAN SPIELMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mayor Daley is strapped for cash to run city government, but he has a rich money pot to subsidize private development downtown....

Hitler Finds Out United Breaks Guitars

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
John Wellington Ennis

The viral wave from Dave Carroll's YouTube video "United Breaks Guitars" is not complete without yet another re-edit of Hitler losing it from the movie "Downfall."

'United Breaks Guitars': Did It Really Cost The Airline $180 Million?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

By now nearly 4 million people have watched the 'United Breaks Guitars' video that has made its way around the web and back. A quick catch-up: United ...

United Airlines Parent Eyes Move To Willis Tower ... With Big Tax Subsidy

Crain's Chicago Business | Thomas A. Corfman and Eddie Baeb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The parent company of United Airlines is in talks with the Daley administration and the owners of the recently renamed Willis Tower about moving a 2,8...

United Airlines Complaint Song Breaks 1M Views in 4 Days

Andrew Cherwenka | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Andrew Cherwenka

In web marketing it's often said, "You are what Google says you are," and seven of the first 10 results for a Google video search of United Airlines are damaging to the brand.

Identifying the Elusive Influencer

Auren Hoffman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Auren Hoffman

One wouldn't think of a personal assistant as being an influencer but Reggie Love talks to the most powerful person in the world twenty times a day -- he is Obama's personal assistant.

UPDATED: 'United Breaks Guitars' Singer Gets Cash Offer From Airline (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

UPDATED, Jul. 10, 3:00 p.m: After his song made its way across the Internet, Carroll received a call from United offering to pay for his beloved gui...

Airlines Cut Legroom, Add Seats In New Planes | SCOTT MCCARTNEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

If you thought legroom on commercial airlines was already cramped, get set to be squeezed some more. New Boeing 737-800s now being delivered to Ame...

United Airlines Still Blocking Some Frequent Flier Awards

Washington Times | Nicholas Kravlev | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

There is rarely a single specific issue a reporter writes about that provokes huge interest from its first mention, and then continues to do so for mo...

Plane With Roland Burris, Desiree Rogers Makes Emergency Landing

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Senator Roland Burris and White House social secretary Desiree Rogers were on a United Airlines flight from Washington to Chicago Friday that had to m...

O'Hare Gate Changes Signal Shakeup, Increased Competition

Crain's Chicago Business | Greg Hinz and John Pletz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A major shuffle is about to begin at O'Hare International Airport in which two airlines move in with new partners, potentially freeing gates for addit...

What Do United Airlines, Obesity, and Preventive Medicine Have in Common?

Arthur Agatston, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Arthur Agatston, M.D.

We need to support, not discriminate against, the obese in this country and we need to urge our government to provide the incentives to stop this health crisis in its tracks.

United Airlines: Double Your Fat, Double Their Pleasure

Janice Taylor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Janice Taylor

You penalize overweight people yet you offer no real healthy choices when distributing your peanuts, snack bars, and cookies. Why not offer fresh fruit?