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Possible Fire On United Flight Leads To Evacuation

Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

Passengers on a United flight from London to Chicago on Wednesday made an emergency evacuation after smoke was seen coming from beneath the plane, acc...

9-Year-Old Boy Left At Chicago Airport For 8 Hours

Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

9-year-old Julien Reid was forgotten in a waiting room at Chicago's O'Hare Airport for almost eight hours on Saturday after a representative from the ...

'Significant Turbulence' Injures 30 On Cross-Country Flight

AP | CATHERINE TSAI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

(AP) DENVER — A United Airlines jetliner was diverted to Denver on Tuesday after experiencing "significant turbulence," injuring about 30 people...

Plane From Chicago Hits Bridge In Anchorage, Alaska

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — United Airlines is investigating why one of its jets struck a passenger bridge as it was taxiing after landing in Anchorage....

Will Bigger Be Better for United and Continental?

Ron Ashkenas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ron Ashkenas

As with most mergers, the announcement this week that United Airlines was joining forces with Continental Airlines to become the world's largest airline touted all of the benefits of the combination.

You Might Want to Check Those Frequent Flier Miles

Len Hollie | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Hollie

Traditionally, when airlines have merged, frequent flier miles were carried over allowing customers to select among an increased number of flights and destinations.

Then There Were Three

Dr. Philip Neches | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dr. Philip Neches

Will the United Continental merger help the industry overcome a trail of losses dating back to the Reagan era? I doubt it. Why? Because airline deregulation was based on a flawed premise.

'Suspicious Message' Found On Flight From Chicago To Philadelphia

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

PHILADELPHIA — A United Airlines flight from Chicago to Philadelphia has landed safely after the crew found "a suspicious message." A Transport...

United, Continental Airlines Closing In On Merger

AP | DAVID KOENIG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

DALLAS — United Airlines and Continental Airlines Inc. are moving closer to announcing as early as Monday that they will combine to form the wor...

Congress May Bring Back Airline Regulation

AP | JOAN LOWY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Restoring financial regulation of the airline industry will be put before Congress if the Justice Department approves a proposed me...

Diplo-dunce Avoids the Murtaugh Rule

Barry Bortnick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Barry Bortnick

Diplomatic immunity is a nice trump card. Apparently, it lets you bypass the common rules of decency, and the airline-smoking ban that went into effect 20 years ago.

Mohammaed al Modadi Detained: Qatar Diplomat Sparks Bomb Scare After Smoking On United Airlines Flight To Denver

AP | IVAN MORENO and DEVLIN BARRETT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — A Qatari diplomat trying to sneak a smoke in an airplane bathroom sparked a bomb scare Wednesday night on a flight from Washington to D...

Ginger McGuire: Sleeping Woman Left On Plane For 4 Hours

HuffPost/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Airline officials are trying to figure out how a sleeping passenger was left aboard a flight for four hours after it landed in Ph...

Colorado Snow Storm Expected To Cancel 84 United Flights From DIA

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — Colorado is getting another round of rain and snow that could affect travel plans. United Airlines officials said they planned to canc...

The Pros and "Cons" of Hidden Airline Fees

Jodi Beggs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jodi Beggs

It all started with the olive. Back in 1987, American Airlines became a pioneer in the declining amenities trend by eliminating olives on salads in o...

LA's Losers Of The Week, May 21

Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Meg Whitman The news could not have been much worse for Meg Whitman this week, with new polls showing her 50 point lead two months ago has plumme...

Cockpit Fire Diverts Plane: United Airlines Flight From New York To Los Angeles Lands In Washington

AP | JOAN LOWY and JOSHUA FREED | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

WASHINGTON — Investigators are looking into whether long-known problems with the heating system in a cockpit window of the Boeing 757 played a r...

Denver International Airport Didn't Security Scan Baggage For A WEEK

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — Denver airport officials say hundreds of bags were loaded onto airplanes in late December without being run through security scanners. ...

United Flight Diverted To Salt Lake City After "Credible Threat"

AP | JENNIFER DOBNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

SALT LAKE CITY — A United Airlines jetliner that made an emergency landing Thursday after a threatening note was found in the galley resumed its...

Gregory Thomas Burns Charged With Disturbing A Flight Crew For Trying To Open Airplane Door

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — Federal prosecutors on Wednesday charged a New York man accused of trying to open a commercial airplane's exterior door during a flight...

Airplane Door Opener Released From Custody After Authorities Determine Case Not To Be Terrorist Matter

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — A man accused of attempting to open an airplane's exterior door while in flight has been released after investigators determined it was...

Flight Diverted To DIA After Passenger Attempts To Open Door In Mid Air

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — An airplane flying from Washington D.C. to Las Vegas has been diverted to Denver International Airport after a passenger tried to open ...

Haitian Refugees Arrive In Chicago: WATCH

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

77 Haitian refugees, including 17 children, are at a West Side homeless shelter Thursday, where they are resting and waiting for more permanent reside...

United Airlines Sends Relief Flight To Haiti (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A United Airlines flight left O'Hare International Airport Wednesday morning, bearing supplies and aid workers bound for Haiti. Walgreens donated 15,...

United Airlines Haiti Flight: Relief Trip To Leave Chicago Wednesday With More Flights Planned

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — United Airlines says it will send a plane full of bottled water and other relief supplies to Haiti on Wednesday. The 757 aircraft wil...