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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.

Study Ranks Greenest Airlines

Glenn Hurowitz | Posted 11.23.2013 | Green
Glenn Hurowitz

This is a great tool for frequent as well as occasional fliers concerned about their ecological footprint. It should also be a red flag for airline investors.

United Does Customers A Solid

Posted 09.13.2013 | Travel

On Thursday, a computer glitch caused by an error in filing fares allowed passengers to book tickets on United Airlines for as little as $0. Yes, $0. ...

Are Those "Free" United Tickets Part of a Broken System?

Christopher Elliott | Posted 09.13.2013 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

Should we really have to deal with these super-complex rules that the airline industry throws in our way? We shouldn't have to absorb pages of complex information in order to fly with a little class. The fix is pretty simple. It is equal parts reform and disclosure.

Oops!

AP | JOSHUA FREED | Posted 11.12.2013 | Travel

For a little while on Thursday, United Airlines was giving away airplane tickets for free, or close to it. Passengers reported buying tickets for $5 ...

Flexible Travel Date Airfare Search Takes A Hit

George Hobica | Posted 10.16.2013 | Travel
George Hobica

I've often extolled the virtues of flexible travel date airfare search. The number of available seats at the lowest possible fare fluctuates minute by...

Hilarious Tweets From The Fake United 'Airlanes' Account

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 08.07.2013 | Travel

People who say comedy is the best stress reliever have never mistakenly reached out to a parody twitter account in their time of need. For instance...

How Was Your Flight?

Brian Rooney | Posted 10.03.2013 | Travel
Brian Rooney

Running an airline is a tough business and I wouldn't want to do it myself any more than I would like to run a restaurant. But it is the business the airlines are in and they need to do a better job. This is what you do for a living and we pay you.

Should Kids Be Off Limits For Fee-Hungry Airlines? (POLL)

Christopher Elliott | Posted 08.02.2013 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

How far would airlines go to collect a few more bucks from you? If nothing would surprise you anymore, then you should hear Hesha Duggirala's story.

DESPICABLE: Airline Employee Allegedly Stole Luggage After Deadly Crash

Robin Wilkey | Posted 08.01.2013 | Crime

A United Airlines employee and his girlfriend have been charged with grand theft and burglary after allegedly stealing luggage in the chaotic aftermat...

How Technology Is Changing Commercial Flight

Erica Swallow | Posted 09.28.2013 | Technology
Erica Swallow

And I can't imagine what it must have been like to be John Prince, a 12-year-old on an old rivet-covered plane, flying high above his Canadian homeland, listening to the flight attendant shout out directions, because there was no PA system.

United Finds Pinched Wire On 787 Transmitter

AP | JOSHUA FREED | Posted 09.25.2013 | Travel

Two airlines disclosed issues with the wiring on their Boeing 787's emergency transmitters, the same part of the plane that is getting close scrutiny ...

United Airlines Employees Have New Threads

The Huffington Post | Emi Boscamp | Posted 06.25.2013 | Travel

The next time you fly United Airlines, you might notice that the flight attendants, customer service agents, and technical service workers look a litt...