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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.

Big Change In United Policy

AP | Posted 12.19.2013 | Travel

CHICAGO (AP) — Hey, kids! United Airlines says children flying alone need to go nonstop or stay home. United says it's no longer allowing children ...

Passenger Falls Asleep, Wakes Up Alone And Locked Inside Empty Plane

Posted 12.08.2013 | Weird News

A man who fell asleep flying from Louisiana woke up at his layover in Houston, inside a dark, empty and locked plane. Tom Wagner says that the Unit...

'United Airlines Almost Killed My Greyhound'

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 11.23.2013 | Business

When Janet Sinclair entrusted her greyhound to United Airlines' PetSafe animal shipping program, she didn't realize she was risking her pet's life. ...

Watch Out Delta, American and United: The Arabs Are Coming!

George Hobica | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
George Hobica

Rarely mentioned in the debate about whether the consolidation of the U.S. airline industry is a good or bad thing are news items like this: "Boeing...

Best U.S. Airlines: 2013 Edition

Tracy Stewart | Posted 11.07.2013 | Travel
Tracy Stewart

It's that time of year again. The Airfarewatchdog team has been hard at work crunching numbers to determine the best domestic airlines. (In case you m...

Airline Check-In Representative Occupied, Typing

Steve Kenning | Posted 11.06.2013 | Comedy
Steve Kenning

According to late-breaking reports, United Airlines check-in desk representative Rhonda Miller is presently so intently focused on her computer terminal as to be completely unaware of the end-times hellscape unfolding all around her.

Airline Gets HUGE Fine For Stranding Passengers

AP | JOAN LOWY | Posted 10.25.2013 | Chicago

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — United Airlines will pay more than $1 million in fines for stranding passengers on 13 planes for more than three hou...

Why There's No Such Thing as "Free" in Travel

Christopher Elliott | Posted 10.24.2013 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

One of the more pervasive travel practices is calling something "free" when it's not. Like Southwest Airlines' clever Bags Fly Free campaign, which should actually be called, "Bags Are Included With Your Ticket." But it doesn't have the same ring to it, does it?

Southwest Keeps It Simple

Posted 10.24.2013 | Travel

Southwest Airlines is one of the top 10 simplest US companies, according to an index Tuesday yesterday by Siegel+Gale, a brand strategy firm in New Yo...

OOPS: United 'Sells' Tickets For Next To Nothing -- Again

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 10.17.2013 | Travel

If you were one of the lucky travelers who believed they purchased tickets on United's website for next to nothing Monday, the airline has some bad ne...

United Airlines To Air Force Academy: Need A Lift?

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 10.02.2013 | Travel

The long reach of the government shutdown may have yet another victim: The Navy-Air Force football game, which is scheduled for kickoff this Saturday ...

Pilot On United Airlines Flight Dies After Emergency Landing In Boise

AP | Posted 11.27.2013 | Travel

BOISE, Idaho — Idaho officials have identified the United Airlines captain who died after suffering a mid-flight heart attack as 63-year-old Hen...

Interviewing Advice for a Former United Airlines Employee

Greg Schwem | Posted 11.25.2013 | Comedy
Greg Schwem

I continue to curse my inability to be in the right place at the right time, specifically on United's website for 15 minutes on September 12 when fares for most domestic United flights dropped to zero, save for a few paltry taxes and fees.