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1 month ago

United places largest aircraft order in its history

United Airlines on Tuesday announced the largest aircraft order in its history and the largest for the industry by a single carrier in more than a decade.
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United places largest aircraft order in its history
2 months ago

United Airlines has deal to buy ‘supersonic’ jets

The airline said the deal includes 15 jets from “Boom Supersonic” that are capable of flying twice as fast as current planes.
2 months ago
United Airlines has deal to buy ‘supersonic’ jets
2 months ago

United Airlines sees a supersonic future

United Airlines hopes to bring back supersonic travel before the end of this decade
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4 months ago

United seeks to build its own diverse pipeline of pilots

United Airlines says it will train 5,000 pilots at its own academy in this decade, and it hopes that half of them will be women or people of color
4 months ago
4 months ago

Southwest Airlines orders 100 Boeing 737 Max planes

Southwest Airlines says it’s expanding its all-Boeing fleet with an order for 100 737 MAX airplanes
4 months ago
10 months ago

United Airlines pilots approve deal that delays furloughs

Pilots at United Airlines have voted to approve a deal that will avoid furloughs at one of the nation's biggest carriers
10 months ago
10 months ago

US airline launches first COVID-19 testing program of its kind

First US airline launches COVID-19 pilot testing program
10 months ago
US airline launches first COVID-19 testing program of its kind
10 months ago

United will use antimicrobial spraying robots on some aircraft

United will now use antimicrobial spraying robots on some aircraft
10 months ago
United will use antimicrobial spraying robots on some aircraft
10 months ago

How United Airlines says it keeps cabins COVID-free

As carriers launch an all-out battle for returning travelers, one major airline is debuting a new deep-clean technology.
10 months ago
How United Airlines says it keeps cabins COVID-free
1 year ago

United Airlines eliminates flight change fees

The carrier has permanently eliminated the $200 fee for changing flight dates and times for its domestic flights in standard, economy and premium cabins.
1 year ago
United Airlines eliminates flight change fees
1 year ago

Search continues for United Airlines executive missing for more than a week

Jake Cefolia, 49, was reported missing Aug. 8, his car was found near a forest preserve near Chicago.
1 year ago
Search continues for United Airlines executive missing for more than a week
1 year ago

United Airlines warns of massive layoffs without federal aid

United Airlines is hinting that major layoffs could be coming if Washington doesn’t pass an airline bailout by the end of this month
1 year ago
2 years ago

Midair engine emergency after takeoff

A United Airlines flight from New Jersey to California was forced to make an emergency landing at Newark Liberty International Airport after an apparent engine fire.
2 years ago
Midair engine emergency after takeoff
2 years ago

Oscar Munoz to step down as CEO of United Airlines

He will stay at the company as executive chairman of the board.
2 years ago
Oscar Munoz to step down as CEO of United Airlines
2 years ago

Dramatic video as engine cover comes loose on United jet

Passengers aboard a United flight departing Denver were alarmed when an engine cover came flapping loose. They praised the pilot for turning the plane around.
2 years ago
Dramatic video as engine cover comes loose on United jet
2 years ago

Equipment malfunction diverts United flight to Denver

The airline explained “the lavatory door became inoperative” as a passenger got trapped in the bathroom.
2 years ago
Equipment malfunction diverts United flight to Denver
2 years ago

Malaysian man admits to installing video camera in United Airlines restroom

Choon Ping, 50, pleaded guilty to video voyeurism in federal court after a passenger on the United flight reported the video camera in the first-class restroom to airline staff.
2 years ago
Malaysian man admits to installing video camera in United Airlines restroom
2 years ago

2 United pilots held for alleged intoxication before flight

Police in Scotland say two pilots have been arrested on suspicion of being under the influence of alcohol or drugs before a scheduled flight to New Jersey
2 years ago
2 years ago

United will scrap 8,000 flights due to grounded Boeing jets

United Airlines says it expects to cancel about 8,000 flights through October while its Boeing 737 Max jets remain grounded
2 years ago
2 years ago

Flights resume at Newark Airport after United flight skids off runway

It's in effect until 3 p.m., FAA said.
2 years ago
Flights resume at Newark Airport after United flight skids off runway
2 years ago

Passenger plane skids off runway at Newark International Airport in New Jersey

Plus, a daring rescue off Cape Hatteras as the Coast Guard pulls an elderly couple away from a cruise ship, a driver loses control of his vehicle after sneezing and a massive glitch shuts down Target.
2 years ago
Passenger plane skids off runway at Newark International Airport in New Jersey
2 years ago

Oscar Munoz, CEO of United Airlines, on the changing industry and customer expectations

Oscar Munoz sat down with ABC News' David Kerley.
2 years ago
United Airlines CEO says the time has come to stop shrinking seats
2 years ago

United Airlines CEO admits passengers have had enough

Oscar Munoz thinks airlines are reaching a breaking point with shrinking seat sizes.
2 years ago
United Airlines CEO admits passengers have had enough
2 years ago

Doctor dragged off United Airlines flight says he 'cried' watching the video

Dr. David Dao, who was bloodied when forcibly removed from a United Airlines flight, broke his silence following the 2017 incident and said he "just cried" watching a cell phone video of it.
2 years ago
Doctor dragged off United Airlines flight says he 'cried' watching the video
2 years ago

Doctor dragged off United flight cried after watching viral video

Dr. David Dao spoke to ABC News in his first public interview since the 2017 incident.
2 years ago
Doctor dragged off United flight cried after watching viral video
2 years ago

United Airlines flight diverted to Texas airport after cockpit screens went blank

United Airlines flight 4390 safely landed at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport after two cockpit screens went blank mid-flight.
2 years ago
Plane diverted after cockpit screens went blank
2 years ago

Delta bets on bigger seats in smaller planes with new A220

While many airlines are cutting costs by removing seat-back screens and fitting more passengers on flights by cutting seat space, Delta is betting on a new strategy.
2 years ago
Delta bets on bigger seats in smaller planes with new A220
3 years ago

United Airlines passengers stranded at least 16 hours after plane diversion to Canada

United Flight 179 was traveling from Newark to Hong Kong.
3 years ago
United Airlines passengers stranded at least 16 hours after plane diversion to Canada
3 years ago

'Miracle on the Hudson' 10-year anniversary

Survivors reflect on the 10 years since the "Miracle on the Hudson."
3 years ago
'Miracle on the Hudson' 10-year anniversary
3 years ago

'Sully' remembers 'Miracle on the Hudson' on 10th anniversary

Captain Chesley Sullenberger landed a U.S. Airways Airbus, with 153 on board, in Manhattan's Hudson River after hitting a flock of geese.
3 years ago
'Sully' remembers 'Miracle on the Hudson' on 10th anniversary
3 years ago

10 questions for Capt. 'Sully' Sullenberger on 10th anniversary of emergency landing on Hudson River

Ten years later, Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger still answering questions about his "Miracle on the Hudson" river landing.
3 years ago
 What 'Miracle on the Hudson' pilot kept from heroic day 10 years ago
3 years ago

Paraplegic United passenger claims he 'had to scoot down the aisle' on his bottom

He said he had to scoot down down the plane's aisle on multiple occasions.
3 years ago
Paraplegic airline passenger 'had to scoot down the aisle' on his bottom
3 years ago

United Airlines further tightens rules on emotional support animals

Starting Jan. 7, emotional support animals will be limited to United Airlines flights under eight hours. It is the latest carrier to tighten its rules.
3 years ago
United cracks down on emotional support animals
3 years ago

Former flight attendant says pilot posted explicit pictures of her online: Lawsuit

A former United Airlines flight attendant says a pilot posted sexually explicit photos and videos of her on pornographic websites and the airline failed to protect her.
3 years ago
Former flight attendant says pilot posted explicit pictures of her online: Lawsuit
3 years ago

Aviation officer who dragged passenger from United plane sues airline, former employer

James Long alleges that he was unfairly terminated by his employer.
3 years ago
Officer who dragged passenger from United plane sues airline, former employer
3 years ago

Bumped United passenger walks away with $10,000 voucher

A woman received a $10,000 voucher when bumped from a full United flight.
3 years ago
Bumped United passenger walks away with $10,000 voucher
3 years ago

Bumped United passenger walks away with $10,000 voucher

For Allison Preiss, her travel experience ended much better than it began.
3 years ago
Bumped United passenger walks away with $10,000 voucher
3 years ago

United Airlines suspends program for pets flying in cargo compartments

The new rule will remain in effect indefinitely.
3 years ago
United Airlines suspends program for pets flying in cargo compartments
3 years ago

Father, young daughter were ordered to get off a plane

Southwest Airlines is taking heat for the incident after the scared toddler and her father were kicked off a flight.
3 years ago
Father, young daughter were ordered to get off a plane
3 years ago

United Airlines flight diverted after dog 'mistakenly' placed on the plane

The dog has been "safely delivered" to its owner, the airline said.
3 years ago
United Airlines flight diverted after dog 'mistakenly' placed on the plane
3 years ago

United Airlines mistakenly flies Kansas City-bound dog to Japan

United Airlines has started an investigation after workers accidentally flew a Kansas-bound dog to Japan, the airline confirms.
3 years ago
United Airlines mistakenly flies Kansas City-bound dog to Japan
3 years ago

United Airlines vows to make changes after puppy dies in overhead bin

The airline apologized today for sending a dog bound for Kansas City to Japan.
3 years ago
United Airlines vows to make changes after puppy dies in overhead bin
3 years ago

United flight diverted because of smoke in cockpit

Both United and the FAA said they would investigate the matter.
3 years ago
United flight diverted because of smoke in cockpit
3 years ago

Passengers recall 'horrible' moment when United plane engine fell apart in midair

'I thought we were going to die," one passenger said.
3 years ago
Engine falls apart in midair during United flight, triggering emergency landing
4 years ago

United apologizes for seat snafu involving congresswoman

Jean-Marie Simon says the airline gave her first-class seat to Texas Democrat Sheila Jackson.
4 years ago
United apologizes for seat snafu involving congresswoman
4 years ago

United flight diverted to London over reported medical emergency

Those who requested assistance have since been released, the airline said.
4 years ago
United flight diverted to London over reported medical emergency
4 years ago

Final flight of the 747 jet on United Airlines marks end of an era

By year's end, all domestic carriers are expected to have retired the jumbo jet.
4 years ago
Final flight of the 747 jet on United Airlines marks end of an era
4 years ago

2 officers fired in connection with dragging doctor off United flight

In a now-viral video, officers dragged Dr. David Dao off a United flight.
4 years ago
2 officers fired in connection with dragging doctor off United flight
4 years ago

Dog dies on United flight after long delay, family says

United Airlines apologized and is investigating the incident.
4 years ago
Dog dies on United flight after long delay, family says
4 years ago

Family says dog died on delayed flight stuck on tarmac

According to a family's Facebook post, Lulu, a 5-year-old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel who was loaded in the cargo section of a United flight from Houston to San Francisco was dead when they went to pick her up following a two-hour delay on the ground.
4 years ago
Family says dog died on delayed flight stuck on tarmac