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How Do You Know When You've Grown Up?

Courtney Garcia | Posted 07.08.2014 | Comedy
Courtney Garcia

I decided you grow up a little bit each time you learn what it means to lose something you can't get back. Time, of course, is the most significant loss to digest, but it's hard to understand the value of a minute. I only totally get it when I'm on my way to work in the morning.

Why Social Media Requires Being Human

Ian Altman | Posted 07.02.2014 | Business
Ian Altman

While on a trip to California to speak at an event last month, I took the opportunity to see how hospitality and travel companies respond (or don't respond) using Twitter.

Fly the Friendly Skies - United Earned My Business

Steve Nelson | Posted 07.01.2014 | Business
Steve Nelson

Airline travel gets a pretty bad rap these days, but one must give credit where credit is due. And United Airlines has earned my deepest gratitude.

Plane Diverted After Emergency Chute Opens In Mid-Flight

Reuters | Posted 06.30.2014 | Crime

June 30 (Reuters) - A United Airlines flight bound for southern California with 101 people on board was diverted to Wichita, Kansas on Sunday night ...

Airport Lounges: Get VIP With an Economy Ticket

Grace McClure | Posted 06.21.2014 | Travel
Grace McClure

Airport lounges ooze exclusivity and warm muffins. They are also a revolving door for the travel elite and road warriors - the "cool kids" of the ai...

Airlines Change the Carry-on Rules

George Hobica | Posted 06.12.2014 | Travel
George Hobica

American (as well as Delta and United) have fairly new carry-on bag limits, including a 14-inch maximum width -- and my bag is 15 inches wide, as are many carry-ons.

Say Goodbye To Your Frequent-Flier Perks

The Washington Post | Posted 06.11.2014 | Travel

It's a sad day for anyone who's ever known the joy of carefully hoarding frequent-flier miles....

Big Changes Coming To United's Rewards Program

AP | By DAVID KOENIG | Posted 06.13.2014 | Travel

DALLAS (AP) — United Airlines is about to reward its big-spending customers at the expense of bargain-hunting travelers who rack up miles with long-...

Airline Passenger Arrested After Allegedly Saying, 'I Kill White People Like You'

The Huffington Post | Tyler McCarthy | Posted 06.03.2014 | Crime

A 43-year-old woman is being charged with assault after allegedly making threatening comments on a United Airlines flight. According to a court aff...

Pre-Tony's Broadway Tasting: Stars in the Alley

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.21.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Even before I got to Schubert Alley, a tad late of course, the sounds were rocking Broadway. Audiences were treated to a free sampling of numbers from...

College Student Vanishes At O'Hare Airport

Posted 05.20.2014 | Crime

Law enforcement and other officials are working to locate a missing Illinois college student who disappeared after checking his luggage at O'Hare Inte...

Investigation Underway After Two 757s Came Within 5 Miles Of Each Other

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.19.2014 | Crime

The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating a disturbingly close call after two Boeing 757s pas...

The 'Un'American Way?

Jim Goldman | Posted 05.16.2014 | Business
Jim Goldman

I'm writing this from an overly crowded bus taking me from American Airlines' "remote terminal" back to the main terminal at LAX. I wish I could say I...

Why United's Jeff Smisek Is Perhaps the Worst CEO in the Business

David Fagin | Posted 07.02.2014 | Business
David Fagin

Whether it's a relationship with your spouse, or a relationship with your customers/partners, is there any more important factor than trust?

Eight Meals You'd Never Believe Came From An Airplane

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 06.10.2014 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Here are eight dishes that take haute cuisine to new heights -- quite literally.

Why I Wasn't Sure I Belonged In An Exit Row Seat

Tova Laiter | Posted 06.08.2014 | Fifty
Tova Laiter

On a recent trip to Mexico City, luck struck just when I least expected it. It was a crowded coach flight, but the busy agent at the United Airlines check-in desk suddenly smiled at me and said the magic words: 'I gave you the best seat in the house -- exit row'.

America's Meanest Airlines 2014

U.S. News Travel | Posted 06.07.2014 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

The 2014 Airline Quality Ratings report, released April 7, shows that United Airlines is finally beginning to recover from its merger with Continental Airlines, which took place in 2010. But that wasn't enough to keep United from earning the lowest AQR score of all national airlines for the fourth year in a row.

United Launches Flights In Popular Summer Town

AP | Posted 06.02.2014 | Travel

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — The first United Airlines flight landed at Atlantic City International Airport from Chicago on Tuesday, signaling w...

BS, Profanity, America and United Airlines

Carine Fabius | Posted 05.31.2014 | Travel
Carine Fabius

Here's a fun question for you to consider. Which of these most sets your teeth on edge? the banking industry the insurance industry the pharmaceutica...

United's Being A Stickler About Carry-Ons

AP | SCOTT MAYEROWITZ | Posted 03.05.2014 | Travel

NEW YORK (AP) — United Airlines is getting tough on passengers with oversized carry-on bags, even sending some of them back to the ticket counter to...

How to Catch an Airline Pricing Glitch

Grace McClure | Posted 04.02.2014 | Travel
Grace McClure

Although pure, unadulterated luck certainly plays a factor, there are other ways to increase your chances of becoming one of the "chosen ones."

Coming to Public Transportation Near You: The Flu

Denise Mattson | Posted 03.31.2014 | Chicago
Denise Mattson

It turns out that scientists know just how easy it is for wayward germs to find a path into your nasal passages in confined spaces like planes, trains and busses.

How To Get A Better Seat Next Time You Fly

George Hobica | Posted 03.05.2014 | Travel
George Hobica

It now costs $200 to change or cancel a non-refundable airfare on the remaining "legacy" U.S. airlines (American, Delta, United, and US Airways), and a bit less on some other airlines. But there are ways of avoiding the fee.

What Happens When CEOs Tell The Truth?

Chris DeRose | Posted 03.04.2014 | Business
Chris DeRose

Looking ahead to the new year, one wish I have for 2014 is that more CEOs will make New Year's resolutions to dish out straight talk about their company's performance.

Santa's 2013 Travel Naughty/Nice List

William D. Chalmers | Posted 02.22.2014 | Travel
William D. Chalmers

Reflecting on a year's worth of travel and assorted adventures, I thought "What would Santa do?" Here's a quick, down and dirty 2013 Travel Naughty/Nice List.