Stories tagged: united airlines
UPDATED: Wed., March 4, 2020
United Airlines will reduce flights, freeze hiring and ask employees to volunteer for unpaid leave as the airline struggles with weak demand for travel because of the new virus outbreak.
Thu., Jan. 16, 2020
Maintenance crews on Thursday were inspecting a United Airlines jetliner that returned to New Jersey’s Newark Liberty International Airport after it experienced engine trouble and flames were seen near a …
Wed., Dec. 4, 2019
United Airlines picks Airbus jets to replace some of its older Boeing planes that are used mostly on flights between the East Coast and Europe.
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 1, 2019
Beginning in June, United Airlines will begin nonstop flights during the summer season from Spokane International Airport to George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 30, 2019
United again delays the earliest possible return of its grounded Boeing 737 jets
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 28, 2019
United Airlines is changing its frequent flyer plan so that miles accrued don’t expire in a member’s lifetime.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 13, 2019
United Airlines tightens alcohol-drinking rules for pilots after two were arrested before a flight in Scotland.
Fri., July 12, 2019
United Airlines expects to cancel more than 8,000 flights through October because of the grounding of its Boeing 737 Max planes.
UPDATED: Fri., May 24, 2019
United Airlines is canceling another month’s worth of flights with Boeing 737 Max planes that were grounded after two deadly accidents. United said Friday it has removed the Max from …
Wed., April 17, 2019
United Airlines is trimming its ambitious growth plan for 2019 because of the grounding of its 14 Boeing 737 MAX jets.
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 11, 2019
A United Airlines jet that took off Friday morning from Spokane struck a bird and then faced visibility problems at the airport that prompted the pilots to divert to Seattle, …
UPDATED: Fri., May 11, 2018
United Airlines is bowing to demands from high-altitude fans of tomato juice after creating a social-media outcry by removing the beverage from its on-board menu.
UPDATED: Fri., March 23, 2018
A passenger who was bumped off a full flight has scored the maximum prize – a $10,000 travel voucher.
UPDATED: Tue., March 20, 2018
United Airlines is suspending its pet-shipping business after mishaps that included a dog winding up in Japan instead of Kansas.
UPDATED: Fri., March 16, 2018
A dog that United Airlines mistakenly flew to Japan is back with its family in Kansas.
Wed., March 14, 2018
United Airlines says it’s investigating after mistakenly flying a Kansas family’s dog to Japan.
Tue., March 13, 2018
A dog died on a United Airlines plane after a flight attendant ordered its owner to put the animal in the plane’s overhead bin.
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 24, 2018
The National Rifle Association, and now the state of Florida, faced a growing backlash Saturday as companies cut ties to the gun industry following the latest school massacre, and student …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 7, 2018
A coalition of airlines including Alaska, JetBlue, United and Southwest is suing Washington state over its new sick leave law, saying the measure will increase costs and delays for travelers.
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 1, 2018
United Airlines wants to see more paperwork before passengers fly with emotional-support animals – and don’t even try to bring a peacock on board.
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 5, 2018
A United Airlines flight from Chicago to Hong Kong was diverted to Alaska after a passenger was accused of soiling two lavatories and trying to flush his shirt down a …
Mon., Dec. 25, 2017
United Airlines has apologized and given a $500 travel voucher to a passenger who accused the airline of giving her first-class seat to U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, a Houston …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 22, 2017
Insurers for American Airlines, United Airlines and other aviation defendants have agreed to pay $95 million to settle claims that security lapses led planes to be hijacked in the Sept. …
UPDATED: Fri., July 14, 2017
Every day, tens of thousands of U.S. airline passengers settle into their seats, lower the window shades and reach up to twist the air vents without the benefit of something …
Thu., June 8, 2017
United Airlines on Thursday kicked off its first new flights to San Francisco and Chicago
Tue., June 6, 2017
A classical musician has accused a United Airlines supervisor of barring her from boarding a plane with her centuries-old violin, sparking a scuffle that caused her to miss her flight …
Fri., June 2, 2017
Five new nonstop flights between Spokane International Airport and cities across the country take off this summer, beginning Sunday when Southwest Airlines launches daily service to San Diego. The seasonal …
Wed., May 24, 2017
The CEO of United Airlines assured shareholders Wednesday that the company is doing all it can to be more customer-friendly since video surfaced of a passenger being violently ejected from …
UPDATED: Fri., April 28, 2017
On Thursday, United and the victimized passenger, Dr. David Dao, settled their dispute out of court. But the repercussions have been much wider, triggering modified overbooking policies and even elimination …
Fri., April 28, 2017
The head of security at Chicago’s airports has been fired, just weeks after a passenger was dragged from a United Airlines plane by security officers at O’Hare International Airport.