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United Airlines says equipment failure caused delaysupdated: Wed Aug 29 2012 13:52:00

United Airlines says a computer outage that caused the cancellation of nine flights and delayed 580 others was the result of an equipment failure.

United Airlines computer problem causes delaysupdated: Tue Aug 28 2012 19:27:00

A nearly 2½-hour computer problem Tuesday caused disruptions to passengers flying the world's largest airline.

Understanding airplane turbulenceupdated: Wed Jul 11 2012 19:24:00

HLN's Evening Express team talks with aviation expert Jim Tilmon about turbulence and how pilots prepare for it.

United Airlines ends coach preboarding for childrenupdated: Wed May 23 2012 15:19:00

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.

Last wrongful death lawsuit from 9/11 is resolvedupdated: Tue Sep 20 2011 12:55:00

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.

CNNMoney: Airline fares are going up ... againupdated: Fri Sep 09 2011 14:17:00

The sluggish economy hasn't stopped airlines from hiking the price of flying ... again.

Massport dismissed from 9/11 wrongful death suitupdated: Thu Jul 28 2011 17:02:00

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.

As pilots talk with United-Continental, sick calls scrub 24 flightsupdated: Wed Jul 27 2011 17:47:00

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.

Frequent flier hits 10 million milesupdated: Tue Jul 12 2011 10:08:00

Tom Stuker is the first person to reach the 10 million mile mark in United Airlines' Mileage Plus program.

Traveler flies high with 10 million milesupdated: Tue Jul 12 2011 10:08:00

When Tom Stuker telephones United Airlines to reserve a flight, all he has to say is "Hi."

United Airlines fixes computer glitch that led to grounded flightsupdated: Sat Jun 18 2011 03:23:00

A computer problem that grounded United Airlines flights across the country has been repaired, the airline announced early Saturday.

FAA: United Airline's drug testing protocols flawedupdated: Fri Jun 17 2011 14:50:00

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.

Fistfight breaks out on planeupdated: Wed Jun 01 2011 17:25:00

A fight over a reclining seat on a United Airlines plane diverts the flight and prompts a fighter jet escort.

United blames glitch for reviving 9/11 flight numbersupdated: Wed May 18 2011 16:31:00

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.

Fortune: Jeff Smisek: United Continental's king of the skiesupdated: Thu Apr 21 2011 09:54:00

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.

Continental to get United's roomier seatsupdated: Fri Feb 18 2011 13:29:00

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.

Grounded fleet strands passengersupdated: Wed Feb 16 2011 22:20:00

The grounding of United Airlines' fleet of Boeing 757s left passengers in Boston asking questions.

United's 757s back in the airupdated: Wed Feb 16 2011 22:20:00

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.

FAA to investigate coffee spill that diverted flightupdated: Thu Jan 06 2011 05:52:00

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.

Should beverages be banned from cockpit?updated: Thu Jan 06 2011 05:52:00

A coffee spill in the cockpit of a United flight had larger ramifications Monday, and now officials are investigating.

United Airlines flight diverts to Torontoupdated: Tue Jan 04 2011 07:19:00

A United Airlines flight was diverted to Toronto late Monday after the plane's communication system began to malfunction, an airline official said.

Oprah plane takes to the skiesupdated: Thu Nov 04 2010 15:32:00

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."

CNNMoney: United, Continental merger is officially doneupdated: Fri Oct 01 2010 10:02:00

Continental and United officially joined forces Friday to create the world's largest airline - and their stock jumped on its first trading day.

Pakistan military group cancels U.S. visit after airport questioningupdated: Wed Sep 01 2010 22:39:00

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.

Passengers removed from flight after 'comment' to crew memberupdated: Mon Aug 30 2010 09:45:00

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.

Turbulence victim's storyupdated: Fri Jul 23 2010 05:27:00

A passenger who was on the United flight that encountered severe turbulence talks about what happened. From KMGH.

CNNMoney: Delta shares slide on disappointing revenueupdated: Mon Jul 19 2010 13:52:00

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.

Which airline has worst food? Rude staff?updated: Tue Jun 15 2010 18:07:00

Passenger satisfaction with domestic airlines continues to improve, according to one survey released Tuesday.

Sleepy woman sues airlineupdated: Fri May 28 2010 11:25:00

A Michigan woman files a lawsuit against United Airlines after being left on a plane for hours asleep. WDIV reports.

Passenger who was locked in empty plane sues airlinesupdated: Fri May 28 2010 11:25:00

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.

Confessions of a frequent-flier program skepticupdated: Tue May 18 2010 12:37:00

Call me a frequent-flier program skeptic.

CNNMoney: United and Continental to mergeupdated: Mon May 03 2010 12:38:00

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.

CNNMoney: United and Continental near merger dealupdated: Fri Apr 30 2010 14:36:00

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.

CNNMoney: Airline stocks surge on merger talksupdated: Thu Apr 08 2010 08:04:00

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.

CNNMoney: Airline stocks take offupdated: Wed Mar 10 2010 16:57:00

Airline stocks rallied Wednesday, riding a wave of investor sentiment that 2010 is shaping into a profitable year for the industry, experts say.

CNNMoney: United Airlines to cut 1,000 jobsupdated: Wed Jan 21 2009 15:40:00

United Airlines, one of the leading U.S.-based carriers, said Wednesday it will cut an additional 1,000 jobs to reduce overhead costs.

CNNMoney: UAL ends lower after denying rumorsupdated: Mon Sep 08 2008 16:49:00

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.

CNNMoney: Airline stocks drop as oil soarsupdated: Fri Aug 22 2008 09:07:00

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.

CNNMoney: Airlines stocks higher as oil fallsupdated: Wed Jul 23 2008 16:40:00

Airline stocks on Wednesday traded higher as oil prices - the industry's greatest burden - plunged.

CNNMoney: United reports $2.7 billion loss, stock soarsupdated: Tue Jul 22 2008 17:21:00

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.

CNNMoney: U.S. frees up airspace for July 4 weekendupdated: Wed Jul 02 2008 14:44:00

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.

CNNMoney: Fuel costs could 'devastate' airlinesupdated: Wed Jun 25 2008 15:14:00

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.

Time.com: United Projects $9.5B 2008 Fuel Costsupdated: Tue Jun 17 2008 15:55:00

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

CNNMoney: The latest gas pain: More job lossesupdated: Fri Jun 06 2008 04:43:00

The labor market was having enough trouble so far this year.

Time.com: United Slashes Staff, Planesupdated: Wed Jun 04 2008 13:00:00

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

CNNMoney: Stocks set to dropupdated: Fri May 23 2008 08:17:00

Stocks looked set to drop at Friday's open as crude prices resumed their rally.

CNNMoney: United, US Air close to merger: Sourceupdated: Mon Apr 28 2008 14:59:00

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.

Fortune: Oil spike fuels airline fearsupdated: Wed Apr 23 2008 14:06:00

Delta Airlines and Northwest reminded investors Wednesday that hard-hit financial companies haven't cornered the market for massive writedowns.

CNNMoney: Delta-Northwest deal faces headwindsupdated: Tue Apr 15 2008 15:08:00

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.

CNNMoney: Delta acquires Northwest in $3.1B dealupdated: Tue Apr 15 2008 08:48:00

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.

Time.com: United Grounds 777s for Inspectionsupdated: Wed Apr 02 2008 13:00:00

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

CNNMoney: United Airlines finds faulty wiring in 3 planesupdated: Mon Mar 31 2008 12:00:00

United Airlines has found faulty wiring in the landing gear of three of its Airbus A320 planes, the company said Monday.

CNNMoney: Delta-Northwest deal could mean fewer cheap seatsupdated: Tue Feb 19 2008 09:18:00

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.

5 things airlines won't tell you about weather delaysupdated: Tue Feb 12 2008 11:27:00

Is your airline telling the truth about the weather?

CNNMoney: Delta says it's open to mergerupdated: Thu Nov 15 2007 07:18:00

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.

Time.com: Delta Denies United Merger Talksupdated: Wed Nov 14 2007 15:00:00

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

Time.com: Computer Glitch Halts United Flightsupdated: Thu Jun 21 2007 11:45:00

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

CNNMoney: Wednesday's late moversupdated: Wed Dec 13 2006 15:29:00

Here are some of the companies whose shares were active in late trading on Wednesday:

CNNMoney: Airline stocks: Hot sector, room to runupdated: Wed Dec 13 2006 12:32:00

Airline stocks have soared the past four months as strong fares and falling jet fuel prices have lifted the outlook for the troubled industry.

CNNMoney: Stocks jump on retail sales, merger talkupdated: Wed Dec 13 2006 09:25:00

Stocks bounded higher Tuesday after a surprisingly strong retail sales report and more news of potential airline consolidation.

CNNMoney: Dow jumps to record levelsupdated: Wed Dec 13 2006 09:23:00

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.

CNNMoney: United and Continental flirt with mergerupdated: Wed Dec 13 2006 06:07:00

UAL's United Airlines is in preliminary talks with Continental Airlines about a possible merger, according to media reports.

Business 2.0: The Road Warrior's Guide to America's Best Airportsupdated: Mon Oct 02 2006 11:41:00

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...

Fortune: UAL ranks No. 369 on FORTUNE's list of the World's Largest Companiesupdated: Fri Sep 22 2006 15:37:00

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.

CNNMoney: United Airlines sparks fare warupdated: Wed Aug 09 2006 06:21:00

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.

Fortune: More Turbulenceupdated: Tue Feb 07 2006 05:56:00

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...

CNNMoney: Pension board to sell its UAL stock?updated: Wed Feb 01 2006 09:52:00

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.

CNNMoney: United executives in the jet set?updated: Mon Jan 30 2006 07:00:00

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.

CNNMoney: UAL said to eye $15 million CEO paymentupdated: Tue Jan 10 2006 21:31:00

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.

Fortune: DELTA'S CHAPTER 11 DOGFIGHTupdated: Mon Dec 12 2005 00:01:00

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...

CNNMoney: United close to leaving bankruptcyupdated: Fri Aug 26 2005 06:14:00

United Airlines may be on the verge of flying out of bankruptcy, just as two of its competitors contemplate seeking the protection from creditors.

CNNMoney: Delta, Northwest eyeing bankruptcy?updated: Tue Aug 02 2005 06:16:00

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.

CNNMoney: Racing to file for bankruptcy?updated: Tue Jul 12 2005 06:14:00

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.

CNNMoney: Is your pension in peril?updated: Mon Jun 06 2005 10:43:00

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?

CNNMoney: UAL, ground workers reach tentative pactupdated: Tue May 31 2005 09:37:00

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.

CNNMoney: Pension problems 101updated: Tue May 17 2005 12:00:00

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.

CNNMoney: Flight attendants strip in protestupdated: Mon May 16 2005 09:14:00

Some United Airlines employees at risk of losing their shirt are taking it all off instead.

CNNMoney: United, unions step up talksupdated: Sat May 14 2005 20:29:00

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.

CNNMoney: UAL, unions closer to deal?updated: Fri May 13 2005 07:18:00

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.

CNNMoney: United Air mechanics threaten to strikeupdated: Fri Jan 28 2005 16:22:00

United Airlines' mechanics union said Friday it had overwhelmingly rejected a tentative labor contract with the company.

CNNMoney: Delta slashes fares up to 50%updated: Wed Jan 05 2005 10:47:00

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.

CNNMoney: Feds say no to United, againupdated: Mon Jun 28 2004 09:14:00

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.

CNNMoney: United lands operating profitupdated: Thu Jun 24 2004 14:44:00

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.

CNNMoney: United raises surchargeupdated: Wed May 26 2004 15:12:00

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.

CNNMoney: UAL Faces Delay In Chapter 11 Exitupdated: Thu Mar 18 2004 07:08:00

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.

Money Magazine: Up In The Air The airline industry is headed for a shake-out, not extinction.updated: Sat Dec 01 2001 00:01:00

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...

Fortune: GOOD TIMES FLY BY THE AIRLINESupdated: Mon May 30 1994 00:01:00

The Big Three: If you're talking automakers, they're making money. No such fate for the airlines. The economic expansion is here, but AMR's American Airlines and Delta Air Lines and UAL's United Ai...

Fortune: INDIAN SUMMER FOR BIG LABORupdated: Mon Dec 27 1993 00:01:00

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...

Fortune: HOW TO BEAT THE JOB MARKET ODDS JUST-IN-TIME HIRING FOR RECENT MBAsupdated: Mon Jun 15 1992 00:01:00

Faced with a stagnant job scene, unemployed managers, career changers, and freshly minted college graduates are finding new ways to hunt for work. Big corporations still look good to many, who floo...

Money Magazine: TOP STOCK updated: Fri Feb 01 1991 00:01:00

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

Money Magazine: STOCK OF THE MONTH AS RIVALS CRASH, UNITED WILL TAKE OFFupdated: Fri Feb 01 1991 00:01:00

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%...

Fortune: 'THE UNITED JOB IS HISTORY-MAKING' Gerald Greenwald talks about why he left Chrysler, the challenge ahead at United Airlines, thupdated: Mon Jul 02 1990 00:01:00

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...

Fortune: SUMMER STORMS FOR THE AIRLINES?updated: Mon May 07 1990 00:01:00

Industry profits are in a tailspin and possible summer fare wars could batter them even more, even at such profitable carriers as Delta Air Lines and AMR's American Airlines. And while it used to b...

Fortune: JUNK AFTER MILKEN It's not just hiccups roiling the high-yield market. S&Ls are bailing out faster than expected. The fallinupdated: Mon Nov 06 1989 00:01:00

JUNK IS IN TROUBLE. The big questions now are ''How bad?'' and, even more important, ''Why?'' Peddlers of high-yield bonds argue that the current malaise is merely temporary. The market is sufferin...

Fortune: FEEDING FRENZY AT THE AIRLINESupdated: Mon Oct 09 1989 00:01:00

The dogfight for UAL's United Airlines may soon be over. A group led by CEO Stephen Wolf and backed by the pilots seems to have put together the financing for a $6.75 billion bid. This tops the $6....

Fortune: CAN UNITED AFFORD TO BE TAKEN OVER? A close look at the battle for UAL Corp. explains why Wall Street is suddenly so fascinated updated: Mon Sep 11 1989 00:01:00

NOW THAT THE AIRLINES have become the flavor of the month on Wall Street, it's worth taking a hard look at whether an industry that has been only marginally profitable over the past decade ought to...

Fortune: TAKEOVER TALK LIFTS THE AIRLINE STOCKSupdated: Mon Jul 31 1989 00:01:00

Anyone prone to airsickness might resist a ride on airline stocks. They have already climbed 40% this year. Meanwhile, it's by no means certain that the sunny skies of healthy profits are here to s...

Fortune: FOR GUSTY DAYS ON WALL STREET: A LIST OF ALL-WEATHER STOCKSupdated: Mon Jul 04 1988 00:01:00

Strong winds have been sweeping across Wall Street. With each new statistic on employment, the trade deficit, or inflation, the market acts like a kite on a blustery day. Investors are having a tou...

Fortune: What's in a name?updated: Mon Sep 14 1987 00:01:00

The image of corporate image makers is probably not as bad as you think. In spite of the catcalls over Allegis (ne United Airlines, later UAL Inc., likely to return to United Airlines Inc.), the na...

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