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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...

United Pilot From Lakewood Pleads Guilty To Being DRUNK While Attempting To Fly Plane

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

LONDON — A United Airlines pilot who was pulled from his trans-Atlantic flight to Chicago shortly before takeoff pleaded guilty Tuesday to being...

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...

Man On Flight From Chicago Arrested In Michigan After Bomb Threat

ABC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A passenger on board a small commercial plane was arrested Friday after making a bomb threat as the plane neared a northern Michigan airport, a govern...

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.

FAA Report: United Flight Had Towels Lodged In Engine When It Took Off From DIA

AP | JOAN LOWY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

WASHINGTON — The Federal Aviation Administration on Wednesday proposed levying multimillion-dollar fines against United Airlines and US Airways for safety violations, including flying a plane after mechanics stuffed shop towels into an engine.

The agency said it has proposed a $5.4 million fine against US Airways of Tempe, Ariz., for operating eight planes on a total of 1,647 flights from October 2008 to January 2009 in violation of safety directives or the company's own maintenance rules.

The agency also said it is proposing a $3.8 million fine against United of Chicago for operating one of its Boeing 737 aircraft on more than 200 flights with shop towels covering openings near where oil collects in the bottom of the engine instead of using protective caps required by the carrier's maintenance procedures.

Under FAA rules, the airlines have 30 days to present mitigating evidence before the agency can impose the fines. It's not unusual for fines to be reduced as the result of negotiations.

The hefty fines reflect the large number of flights that were allowed to carry passengers in violation of safety requirements, FAA spokeswoman Alison Duquette said. The agency doesn't know how many passengers were on the flights, she said.

Worst Companies To Work For: Glassdoor.com's List (PHOTOS, POLL)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Glassdoor.com, a web forum where users share employment-related information, released the results of its survey of the best and worst companies to wor...

Allegedly Drunk Pilot Arrested Before London-To-Chicago Flight

AP | RAPHAEL G. SATTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

LONDON — A United Airlines pilot who was pulled from his trans-Atlantic flight to Chicago shortly before takeoff has been charged with having to...

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...

Stephanie Sheehan Sues United Airlines After Suitcase Falls On Foot

WBBM 780 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Stephanie Sheehan says United Airlines is liable after a suitcase stowed in an overhead bin fell on her foot and injured her. ...

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.

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.

Boeing 787 Takes Off For First Time; Airlines See Denver As Key Beneficiary (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Yesterday Boeing performed the first test flight of its new 787 model jet, billed at the most innovative in its fleet. The AP reports on the 787's re...

Man In Tracksuit Told His Outfit Was Too Casual, Refused His First Class Seat On United Flight

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Another day, another customer service screw-up for United Airlines. (Check out the hilarious "United Break Guitars" video here.) As MyFoxAtlant...

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 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.

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 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....

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...

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...