United Airlines says a computer outage that caused the cancellation of nine flights and delayed 580 others was the result of an equipment failure.
A nearly 2½-hour computer problem Tuesday caused disruptions to passengers flying the world's largest airline.
HLN's Evening Express team talks with aviation expert Jim Tilmon about turbulence and how pilots prepare for it.
As families prepare for air travel this coming Memorial Day weekend, United Airlines won't be offering early boarding to families in coach with small children.
As the ceremonies memorializing the 10th anniversary of 9/11 became echoes, the last of 85 wrongful-death lawsuits stemming from the attacks were resolved Monday, court records showed.
The sluggish economy hasn't stopped airlines from hiking the price of flying ... again.
Attorneys for the family of a 9/11 victim said they will push forward with a wrongful death lawsuit against United Airlines and a private security company despite a federal judge's decision to dismiss the Massachusetts Port Authority from the suit.
The recently merged Continental and United Airlines canceled 24 flights Wednesday due to pilot sick calls, which occurred as United Continental Holdings is negotiating a collective bargaining agreement with the pilots, an airline spokeswoman said.
Tom Stuker is the first person to reach the 10 million mile mark in United Airlines' Mileage Plus program.
When Tom Stuker telephones United Airlines to reserve a flight, all he has to say is "Hi."
A computer problem that grounded United Airlines flights across the country has been repaired, the airline announced early Saturday.
United Airlines is facing a $584,375 fine after a federal inspection showed that pilots and flight attendants were far more likely to be excused from the airline's random drug and alcohol tests than ground-based employees were.
A fight over a reclining seat on a United Airlines plane diverts the flight and prompts a fighter jet escort.
United Airlines blamed a technical glitch Wednesday for the brief return of flight numbers 93 and 175, designations retired after the September 11, 2001, attacks on New York and Washington.
When United and Continental merged last year to create the world's largest carrier, the official announcements never came out and stated the deal's true rationale: to blend Continental's management with United's scale. That's one reason former Continental chief Jeff Smisek is CEO of the new company. While he's scrupulous about calling the combination a merger of equals, nearly all of top management hails from Continental, which was far more successful than United over the past 15 years, despite being smaller. United, with a history of nasty labor relations, even went through bankruptcy from 2002 to 2006.
In a move that's getting thumbs up from many air travelers, United Airlines has announced it is keeping its Economy Plus seats on United flights and expanding the option to Continental planes next year.
The grounding of United Airlines' fleet of Boeing 757s left passengers in Boston asking questions.
United Airlines' fleet of 96 Boeing 757s was back in the air Wednesday after the airline grounded the planes for unscheduled maintenance a day earlier, a spokeswoman for the airline said.
Federal aviation authorities say they are investigating a string of events that began Monday when a pilot spilled coffee on a cockpit panel, leading to a false hijack warning and culminating in the plane's emergency landing in Canada.
A coffee spill in the cockpit of a United flight had larger ramifications Monday, and now officials are investigating.
A United Airlines flight was diverted to Toronto late Monday after the plane's communication system began to malfunction, an airline official said.
The Queen of Talk's influence is reaching new heights with the unveiling of a plane marking the 25th and final season of the "Oprah Winfrey Show."
Continental and United officially joined forces Friday to create the world's largest airline - and their stock jumped on its first trading day.
A delegation of Pakistani military officials decided to cancel a meeting this week with U.S. military officials in protest after they were taken off a plane and questioned at Washington's Dulles International Airport, according to a Pakistani official.
Nine passengers aboard a plane at Dulles International Airport were removed before takeoff due to a comment made to a crew member Sunday night, a United Airlines spokeswoman said.
A passenger who was on the United flight that encountered severe turbulence talks about what happened. From KMGH.
Delta Air Lines shares retreated Monday after the world's largest carrier announced second-quarter profit that beat Wall Street estimates, but revenue that fell short of expectations.
Passenger satisfaction with domestic airlines continues to improve, according to one survey released Tuesday.
A Michigan woman files a lawsuit against United Airlines after being left on a plane for hours asleep. WDIV reports.
A Michigan woman who fell asleep during a flight and woke up locked in an empty plane filed a lawsuit Thursday against United Airlines and a partner airline.
Call me a frequent-flier program skeptic.
UAL Corp.'s United Airlines announced on Monday it will merge with Continental Airlines in a deal worth $3.2 billion, creating the world's largest airline.
Continental Airlines Inc. and UAL Corp.'s United Airlines are nearing a deal to consolidate into the world's largest airline, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.
The stock price for United Airlines and US Airways jumped in pre-market trading on reports that the two airlines are engaged in merger talks.
Airline stocks rallied Wednesday, riding a wave of investor sentiment that 2010 is shaping into a profitable year for the industry, experts say.
United Airlines, one of the leading U.S.-based carriers, said Wednesday it will cut an additional 1,000 jobs to reduce overhead costs.
Shares in the parent company of United Airlines fell 11% Monday after being halted on speculation about a bankruptcy filing based on what the company said was a dated news story.
Most of the major airline stocks took a dive during Thursday afternoon trading, as the price of oil - the industry's greatest obstacle - surged more than $5.
Airline stocks on Wednesday traded higher as oil prices - the industry's greatest burden - plunged.
United Airlines parent UAL Corp. stock soared 68% Tuesday after it reported a second-quarter net loss of $2.7 billion Tuesday due to the soaring price of fuel and announced thousands of new job cuts.
The U.S. military will open up airspace for commercial air travel during the Independence Day weekend to relieve congestion, the U.S. Department of Transportation said Wednesday.
The skyrocketing price of fuel could "devastate" the airline industry and hurt the economy, according to a report from the Business Travel Coalition released Monday.
United Airlines on Tuesday projected its 2008 fuel bill to hit $9.5 billion based on current prices, or more than $3.5 billion higher than last year
The labor market was having enough trouble so far this year.
United Airlines said Wednesday that it's cutting up to 1,100 more jobs, removing an additional 70 fuel-guzzling airplanes from its fleet and slashing domestic capacity as it tries to cope with spiraling fuel prices
Stocks looked set to drop at Friday's open as crude prices resumed their rally.
United Airlines and US Airways are in very advanced talks towards a merger and an announcement is expected within two weeks, according to a source familiar with the negotiations.
Delta Airlines and Northwest reminded investors Wednesday that hard-hit financial companies haven't cornered the market for massive writedowns.
Delta Air Lines and Northwest Airlines have finally agreed to a merger. But it could be a bumpy ride before a deal is officially completed.
Delta Air Lines announced a long-speculated deal to acquire Northwest Airlines for about $3.1 billion Monday, a combination that will create the world's largest airline and could lead to a series of other deals to reshape the U.S. airline industry.
United Airlines temporarily grounded 11 percent of its fleet, while it tested dozens of Boeing 777s to be sure parts of a cargo fire suppression system were operating effectively
United Airlines has found faulty wiring in the landing gear of three of its Airbus A320 planes, the company said Monday.
It may be time to wave goodbye to some of those discount fares. If Delta Air Lines and Northwest Airlines complete a merger to form the largest U.S. airline, travelers can expect fewer deals and higher fares on some remote routes.
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Delta Air Lines said Wednesday it is open to a combination with another airline and was looking at deals even before one of its major shareholders wrote to push it to make a bid for United Airlines.
An official says that UAL Corp.'s United Airlines and Delta Air Lines Inc. are discussing a combination that would keep the United name and the corporate headquarters in Chicago. But Delta issued a statement denying talks
A computer malfunction at United Airlines halted all departures systemwide for two hours Wednesday, causing delays that lingered throughout much of the day, the carrier said
Here are some of the companies whose shares were active in late trading on Wednesday:
Airline stocks have soared the past four months as strong fares and falling jet fuel prices have lifted the outlook for the troubled industry.
Stocks bounded higher Tuesday after a surprisingly strong retail sales report and more news of potential airline consolidation.
Stocks bounced back Wednesday morning, following the previous session's Fed policy-induced selloff as investors welcomed strong November retail sales and eyed a couple possible mergers in the airline industry.
UAL's United Airlines is in preliminary talks with Continental Airlines about a possible merger, according to media reports.
To airline industry insiders, the hours spent idling in airport terminals because of delays or extended layovers are known as "dwell time." To millions of time-constrained business travelers, the e...
UAL ranks no. 369 on FORTUNE's Global 500 this year, with $17.4 billion in revenues, up 6% from the previous year. The Elk Grove Township, Illinois-based company was ranked no. 366 on the 2005 list. Its 2005 profits were $-21.2 billion.
United Airlines has sparked a round of fare cuts for leisure travel among leading U.S. airlines this week after months of rising prices and a record percentage of seats filled across the industry.
United Airlines may be out of Chapter 11, but that doesn't mean it's out of trouble. Sure, the company has shed 25,000 employees, 100 planes, and $10 billion in pension obligations, but many analys...
The federal agency that insures private pension plans intends to sell half of its 20 percent stake in UAL Corp., which is due to emerge from bankruptcy protection Wednesday, according to a published report.
Top executives at United Airlines, already in line to receive stock worth more than $100 million as part of the company's emergence from bankruptcy court protections, could see that stake almost triple, according to a published report.
UAL Corp., parent company of United Airlines , is considering paying Chief Executive Glenn Tilton $15 million in stock after the carrier emerges from bankruptcy, according to a media report Wednesday.
DELTA AIR LINES CEO GERALD GRINSTEIN stood before 1,700 retirees--men and women whose benefits and pensions will be slashed in Chapter 11 proceedings--and swore he shared their pain. "Bankruptcy is...
United Airlines may be on the verge of flying out of bankruptcy, just as two of its competitors contemplate seeking the protection from creditors.
Delta Air Lines and Northwest Airlines could be tipped to filing for bankruptcy protections in September in order to be covered by an existing bankruptcy law rather than more restrictive legislation that will take effect in October, according to a published report.
Changes in the bankruptcy law could force more companies seeking protection from creditors to close and could prompt a rush to file under the existing law, according to a published report.
After reading about the people at United Airlines losing their pensions, I'm beginning to wonder whether my pension is safe. Should people like me who have a corporate pension be concerned about losing our benefits?
United Airlines and the union representing many of its ground employees reached a tentative labor agreement Tuesday that is likely to help avoid a strike at the nation's No. 2 airline.
As if you don't have enough to worry about with 401(k) and Social Security benefits, here comes a new retirement woe: traditional pension plans may be in the worst shape of all.
Some United Airlines employees at risk of losing their shirt are taking it all off instead.
Commencement last week of a trial in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Chicago on whether to void the current labor contracts of two unions representing workers at UAL Corp.'s (UALAQ) United Airlines appeared to have jump-started parallel negotiations between the airline and its mechanics, ramp workers and customer-service agents.
Troubled carrier United Airlines and its ground workers may be closer to settling contentious negotiations as the company awaits a bankruptcy court's decision to void union contracts, according to a report published Friday.
United Airlines' mechanics union said Friday it had overwhelmingly rejected a tentative labor contract with the company.
Delta Air Lines Wednesday slashed fares by up to 50 percent in the most aggressive bid by a major airline so far to fend off cut-throat competition from low-cost carriers.
A panel has rejected a third request for federal loan guarantees from bankrupt United Airlines, saying Monday it will not entertain any more requests for help from the nation's troubled No. 2 airline.
United Airlines, the nation's No. 2 airline that is struggling to find the financing it needs to emerge from bankruptcy, was able to post an operating profit in May.
United Airlines is trying to raise its fuel-surcharge by $5 a flight, less than a week after a fuel-inspired $10 fare hike was dropped by most major carriers.
After running smoothly for 15 months, the bankruptcy proceedings of United Airlines parent UAL Corp. (UALAQ) have encountered turbulence that is setting back the company's schedule for emerging from court protection by June 30, people familiar with the matter told The Wall Street Journal.
Airlines are in rotten shape: Losses for the year, forecast at $2.2 billion before the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, could now easily surpass $6.5 billion. A $15 billion federal bailout has kept plan...
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When President Clinton in late November asked AMR's American Airlines to sit down and work out a settlement with its striking flight attendants, their union's President Denise Hedges hailed ''a gre...
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United Airlines. As rivals fall apart, United carries on with strong finances and an upgraded fleet. The stock, recently at $112, could double in two years. Page 48
The meek will not inherit the skies. After 12 years of fierce fare wars, the airline industry seems headed for a crash landing, triggered largely by the recession and last year's Iraqi-inspired 90%...
LEE IACOCCA told him that the No. 1 job at Chrysler was his to lose, but Gerald Greenwald quit anyway. Why? Not because he was worried about Chrysler's prospects, he says. And not because he feared...
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