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United Grounds Planes, Delays Expected

AP | HARRY R. WEBER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

United Continental Holdings Inc. said it voluntarily grounded 96 United Airlines aircraft temporarily Tuesday so that maintenance checks could be comp...

Famous List-Making Magazine Full of Baloney on Airline Rankings

Christine Negroni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Christine Negroni

My middle-school teacher Paul Wesche once told me that the word assume could be broken down to into three parts ass - u - me, as in -  to assume ...

Mayor Daley Meets With Airlines To Talk O'Hare Expansion

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Chicago Mayor Richard Daley met Wednesday with wary airline executives without reaching a deal to ensure that a $15 billion expansion ...

I'll Have the Can, Hold the Cups

Jennifer Schwab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jennifer Schwab

Tell the flight attendants you want just the can, no napkin, next time you need a shot of carbonated caffeine while in the air. Why use so many plastic cups, and what happens to them when the plane lands?

Why Did A Mother Get Booted From A Flight Over A Baby Seat?

AP | JOAN LOWY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

WASHINGTON — Federal safety officials urge parents to put their children in child seat on planes, but a California mother says that twice in the...

Grocery Store Offers Food for Thought to Airlines

Christine Negroni | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Christine Negroni

Regular readers of my blog, Flying Lessons may have discerned a theme: what aviation knows about how to improve ...

Pilot's Coffee Spill Triggers Hijacking Alert, Emergency Landing

AP | ROB GILLIES | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

TORONTO (AP)-- A pilot's spilled coffee accidentally triggered a hijacking alert and caused a United Airlines flight from Chicago to Frankfurt, German...

United Breaks Guitars

Posted 06.28.2011 | Women

When United Airlines baggage handlers broke musician David Carroll's $3500 guitar, he warned the airlines' customer service that if they didn't rei...

United Airlines Moves To Willis Tower

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — United Airlines has started moving its operations center employees into a new home – the Willis Tower in Chicago, formerly known...

Five Tips for Booking Airline Award Tickets

TravelSort | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
TravelSort

Common wisdom seems to be that you should start searching for award seats 11 months out. While that's not bad advice, you'll actually find the most award space just a couple of days before departure.

Phillip Miller Sues United Airlines, Claiming Injuries From Open Cockpit Door

AOL Travel News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

A man has brought a suit against United Airlines, claiming he was injured when a cockpit door opened mid-flight. Chicago talk radio station WLS is re...

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.