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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.

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...

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.

Computer Problems Create Massive Backup Of United Flights At O'Hare

AP | RUPA SHENOY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — A computer problem temporarily disrupted United Airlines flights at O'Hare International Airport on Thursday, causing long delays and ...

Airlines Adding Even More Extra Fees

AP | JOSHUA FREED | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

MINNEAPOLIS — As if charging $15 to check a bag weren't enough, two airlines are asking for $5 more beginning this summer if you pay at the chec...

Airlines Cut Legroom, Add Seats In New Planes

wsj.com | 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...

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?

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.

Lean Times At United

Stanley Bing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stanley Bing

The bottom line on our bottoms is this: As a nation, we're getting fatter even as the space assigned to us on airplanes is getting smaller and smaller -- as their margins shrink too.

United Airlines To Charge Obese Passengers Extra (WHAT DO YOU THINK: POLL)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

United Airlines is cracking down on the wallets of overweight passengers. The airline says passengers who are too large to fit into a single seat, bu...

Fix the Airlines Instead of Bailing Out Wall Street

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

I used to schedule an out of town trip then meetings the next day. Now I can't. I am not sure if I will get back or if I will get home exhausted and stressed.

Airline Service is a Sham: Memo to Doug Parker of US Airways, Your Company Tops the List

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Russnow

Why haven't these horrendous so-called cost conscious changes been rescinded as the gas prices have come down?

United Pilot Insults Sully

Lane Hudson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Lane Hudson

"Ladies and Gentlemen, if you are on the left side of the plane, you will see a spectacular view of New York City and US Airways' new runway, the Hudson River." Cute, right?

United Planes Clip Wings At O'Hare

Chicago Tribune | Dan P. Blake, Pat Curry and Beshanda Spencer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A United Airlines flight heading to New York out of O'Hare International Airport was canceled this morning after it clipped wings with another United ...

Continental Crash Highlights Miracle of United Flight 1549

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Charles Karel Bouley

The reality of plane crashes came, well, crashing home and suddenly Sully and his crew from the Miracle on the Hudson seemed even more...lucky, skilled, lucky, miraculous.

Mr. Obama's New Wheels -- First Official Look

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

I never liked the look of the Bush limo. It was too massive and appeared to be a truck that had started out as a tank. Obama's new limo looks more like an actual car, albeit a very big and heavy one.

Airport Revenues Continue To Decline

Chicago Tribune | Jon Hilkevitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

If only Thanksgiving came along every week, Chicago airports could lift the city through rough economic times. But airport-generated revenues are slu...

Southwest Could Be Eying Midway-LaGuardia Flights

Crain's Chicago Business | John Pletz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Southwest Airlines Co. is trying to crack the New York market, the crown jewel of business travel, by making a bid to buy bankrupt ATA Airlines' slots...

O'Hare's On-Time Rate Improves

Crain's Chicago Business | John Pletz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

United Airlines' on-time performance continued to improve in August, with 73% of flights arriving as scheduled, according to the Bureau of Transportat...

SEC Opens Inquiry Into How Google News Mix-Up Caused $1B Run On United Stock

Times UK | Mike Harvey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The US Securities and Exchange Commission has opened a "preliminary inquiry" into how an outdated bankruptcy story sparked a $1 billion run on an airl...

Who Pays For Bogus UAL Bankruptcy Post?

Robert Reed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Robert Reed

Who's going to feel the wrath of UAL shareholder lawsuits? There's Tribune Co., which has nearly $13 billion in debt, and then there's Google, one of the richest and most profitable companies on the globe.