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Flying the Unfriendly Skies

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Christopher Brauchli

"I travel not to go anywhere but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move." - Robert Louis Stevenson, Herewith an explanati...

Class Warfare: Economy Class vs. First Class (INFOGRAPHIC)

TravelSort | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
TravelSort

Take a walk through the history of first and economy classes.

Continental-United Merger Could Cost DIA

The Denver Post | Ann Schrader | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

While supporters believe the impending merger of United and Continental airlines will have little impact in Denver, a document revealed in an August h...

United Airlines: You Need to Try Harder

Tamar Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Tamar Abrams

Spendi ng two weeks in Indonesia earlier this month was a delight, despite searing poverty and torrential downpours, the eruption of a volcano, an ea...

Choosing the Best Frequent Flyer Program

TravelSort | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
TravelSort

I get emails all the time from people asking which frequent flyer program they should be loyal to, but there really is no "one size fits all" answer. Here are a few of the factors to consider.

WATCH: 747 Does A Flyby Near Golden Gate Bridge

Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

Though we're not quite sure what the reason was, an United 747 airplane did an ultra close flyby of San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge during that cit...

WATCH: World's Newest Mega Airline Takes Flight

Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

The world's newest airline, United/Continental, took to the skies on Monday morning, flying from Chicago to Houston for its inaugural flight, accordin...

United Airlines Employee Loses Track Of 9-Year-Old At O'Hare

Chicago Sun-Times | Simple Justice | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A 9-year-old boy, traveling alone and heading home to Canada, ended up stranded for eight hours at O'Hare Airport because a United Airlines employee f...

UPDATE: City Approves Another $1 Billion For O'Hare Expansion

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

UPDATE: The city council approved the $1 billion bond measure for the O'Hare expansion project, but demurred on annexing 271 acres of neighboring B...

Suspected Of Terrorism 'Dry Run,' Yemeni Men Now Freed Without Charge

AP | MIKE CORDER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Two Yemeni men arrested on arrival from the United States on suspicion they may have been conducting a dry run for an a...

Is Journalism Now in the Hands of Commenters?

Shawna Vercher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Shawna Vercher

If you, as a reader, want the best and most accurate news then there's one sure-fire way to get it. Go to your favorite news site and then scroll down and read the comments section after a story.

9 Passengers Removed From United Flight After 'Comment' To Crew Member

cnn.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

(CNN) -- Nine passengers aboard a plane at Dulles International Airport were removed before takeoff due to a comment made to a crew member Sunday nigh...

United Pilot Detained For DROPPING HIS PANTS At Security

AP | EDUARDO GALLARDO | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SAO PAULO — A United Airlines pilot was briefly detained at the international airport in Rio de Janeiro after lowering his pants during a securi...

Advice From Mom on How to Improve Air Travel

Christine Negroni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Christine Negroni

This ongoing dispute between airlines and their customers sounds familiar, like the sound of siblings fighting. What I don't hear is the sound of either side trying to understand the position of the other.

WATCH: Leslie Kean Revisits 2006 O'Hare UFO 'Sighting' On 'Colbert Report'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In November of 2006, United Airlines employees at O'Hare Airport in Chicago reported seeing a "flying saucerlike object" hovering over Concourse C of ...

Delta, United, and American Airlines Have No Compassion

Joe Mirabella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Joe Mirabella

When someone dies in your family, you never have time to plan your travel in advance of their death to take advantage of discount fairs. But airlines have no room for compassion.

ANOTHER United Flight Makes An Emergency Landing, This Time in Omaha

Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

An United flight made an emergency landing on Monday night after the pilot noticed the engine vibrating, according to the Associated Press. Airlin...

Destination Unknown

Chris Guillebeau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Chris Guillebeau

By the time I got to the check-in counter at PDX airport this morning, I knew I'd go through with the plan. PDX-DEN-FRA to start with ... but then what? I wasn't sure.

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.