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July 12, 2024 at 7:31 PM

United Airlines passenger has in-flight meltdown

Disturbing video obtained by TMZ shows a woman seen biting a flight attendant’s uniform in the midst of a meltdown.
July 12, 2024 at 7:31 PM
VIDEO: United Airlines passenger has in-flight meltdown
July 9, 2024 at 2:14 PM

United flight loses tire on takeoff

A tire fell off a Boeing 757 when it was taking off from Los Angeles International Airport on Monday.
July 9, 2024 at 2:14 PM
VIDEO: United flight loses tire on takeoff
July 9, 2024 at 12:50 AM

United 757 plane loses landing gear tire at LAX

A United 757 plane lost a main landing gear tire while taking off from Los Angeles International Airport. No one was hurt and the plane continued its flight to Denver, landing without incident.
July 9, 2024 at 12:50 AM
VIDEO: United 757 plane loses landing gear tire at LAX
July 8, 2024 at 11:56 PM

United plane loses tire during takeoff at LAX

A United 757 plane lost one of its main landing gear tires as it took off from Los Angeles International Airport Monday morning, the airline said.
July 8, 2024 at 11:56 PM
United Airlines Boeing 757-224 arrives at Los Angeles International Airport on December 29, 2023 in Los Angeles.
1 month ago

Pioneering Black female pilot for Air Force, United Airlines lands final flight

Pioneering pilot Capt. Theresa Claiborne has retired after 43 years of flying, first in the U.S. Air Force then as a Captain at United Airlines.
1 month ago
In this screen grab from a video, United Airlines pilot Theresa Claiborne is shown at her retirement party.
1 month ago

United Airlines mechanic surprised by his pilot daughter

Mike Savage is retiring as a plane mechanic at United Airlines after 46 years. His daughter, Julie Savage, a pilot, surprised him at the gate where he works on his last day.
1 month ago
VIDEO: United Airlines mechanic surprised by his pilot daughter
2 months ago

Final flight for United Airlines’ 1st Black female pilot

Hired by United 34 years ago, Theresa Claiborne previously made history as the first Black female pilot in the U.S. Air Force.
2 months ago
Hired by United 34 years ago, Theresa Claiborne previously made history as the first Black female pilot in the U.S. Air Force.
3 months ago

'Belligerent' man ordered to pay United Airlines $20K for flight diversion: DOJ

The DOJ noted that the passenger threatened to "mess up the plane" amid the altercation.
3 months ago
United Airlines signage in the departures area at Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, N.J., March 13, 2024.
3 months ago

United Airlines offers flight deal in nod to new Taylor Swift album

United Airlines is offering a 13% discount on certain flights booked April 19 in tandem with the new Taylor Swift album, "The Tortured Poets Department."
3 months ago
United Airlines, Taylor Swift
4 months ago

United asks some pilots to take unpaid leave with fewer new planes to fly

The airline is asking pilots to take unpaid time off because it won’t have as many planes as it was expecting due to Boeing scaling back production as it faces FAA scrutiny over its safety standards.
4 months ago
VIDEO: United asks some pilots to take unpaid leave with fewer new planes to fly
4 months ago

United Airlines jet hits severe turbulence

Several were injured and more treated for motion sickness as a flight from Tel Aviv was diverted due to heavy turbulence as it tried to land at Newark airport.
4 months ago
VIDEO: United Airlines jet hits severe turbulence
4 months ago

United Airlines under renewed scrutiny from FAA

After several recent mishaps, the FAA confirms its increased oversight of United Airlines to identify and ensure safety.
4 months ago
VIDEO: United Airlines under renewed scrutiny from FAA
4 months ago

FAA to evaluate United Airlines safety

The Federal Aviation Administration is stepping up its oversight of United Airlines after a string of incidents.
4 months ago
VIDEO: FAA to evaluate United Airlines safety
4 months ago

United Airlines now lets loyalty members pool award miles with up to 5 people

United Airlines has announced it will allow groups up to five people on a MileagePlus account to share and redeem miles.
4 months ago
A Boeing 777-222 from United Airlines takes off from Barcelona Airport, Feb. 29, 2024, in Barcelona, Spain.
4 months ago

United Airlines CEO announces safety review following string of incidents

In a letter to customers, CEO Scott Kirby said "safety is our highest priority" after a number of high-profile incidents at the airline.
4 months ago
VIDEO: United Airlines CEO announces safety review following string of incidents
4 months ago

United Airlines CEO addresses safety concerns

Scott Kirby assured customers in a letter that "safety is our highest priority" after a number of high-profile incidents raised concerns.
4 months ago
VIDEO: United Airlines CEO addresses safety concerns
5 months ago

United flight rolls off runway

A flight from Memphis to Houston rolled off the taxiway and into the grass but none of the passengers and crew were hurt.
5 months ago
VIDEO: United flight rolls off runway
5 months ago

Tire falls off United Airlines flight after takeoff from San Francisco

A United flight lost one of its tires after taking off from San Francisco on Thursday, causing the Japan-bound plane to be diverted to Los Angeles, the airline said.
5 months ago
A United Airlines flight loses a landing gear tire as it takes off from San Francisco Airport, Mar. 7, 2024.
5 months ago

Tire falls off United Airlines flight after takeoff from San Francisco

A United Airlines flight lost one of its tires during takeoff from San Francisco on Thursday, causing the Japan-bound plane to be diverted to Los Angeles, where it landed safely, the airline said.
5 months ago
VIDEO: Tire falls off United Airlines flight after takeoff from San Francisco
5 months ago

United Airlines plane makes emergency landing

A United Airlines plane en route to Fort Myers from Houston on Monday made an emergency landing after flames were seen coming out of one its engines.
5 months ago
VIDEO: United Airlines plane makes emergency landing
5 months ago

FBI investigating reported bomb threat that diverted plane

The United Airlines flight was heading from Newark, New Jersey, to Los Angeles when the crew reported a security issue.
5 months ago
VIDEO: FBI investigating reported bomb threat that diverted plane
7 months ago

United finds loose bolts on its planes in wake of Alaska Airlines door plug incident

United Airlines says that it has found loose bolts during inspections of its 737 Max 9 fleet in the wake of a door plug getting blown out of an Alaska Airlines plane.
7 months ago
In this photo United Airlines logo is seen in Washington D.C., Feb. 16, 2023.
9 months ago

United Airlines to prioritize window seat boarding, speeds up process by 2 minutes

United Airlines announced in an internal memo it is implementing WILMA boarding which goes in order of window, middle and aisle seats for economy passengers.
9 months ago
1 year ago

United temporarily grounds flights

United Airlines initially said it was "experiencing a systemwide technology issue."
1 year ago
VIDEO: United temporarily grounds flights
1 year ago

United Airlines resumes flights following nationwide ground stop

United Airlines flights are resuming following a brief nationwide ground stop due to a computer issue, the airline said.
1 year ago
In this Aug. 19, 2023, file photo, United Airlines aircraft are shown at Denver International Airport (DEN) in Denver, Colorado.
1 year ago

United Airlines resumes flights following nationwide ground stop

The airline said they were "experiencing a systemwide technology issue."
1 year ago
VIDEO: United Airlines resumes flights following nationwide ground stop
1 year ago

In an airline first, Braille coming to most United planes by 2026

United Airlines announced Thursday that it is the first U.S. airline to add Braille to its aircraft cabin interiors.
1 year ago
The Braille will help blind and visually impaired people identify row numbers and seat assignments, and will be located in the lavatory as well.
1 year ago

United pilots picket

United Airlines pilots, who have been flying without a raise for more than four years, took to picket lines in several airports as summer travel season approaches.
1 year ago
VIDEO: United pilots picket
1 year ago

Unruly passenger faces charges for allegedly attacking flight attendant

The incident occurred on a United Airlines flight that was preparing to fly from San Francisco to Houston.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Unruly passenger faces charges for allegedly attacking flight attendant
1 year ago

Passenger banned allegedly assaulting United worker, airline says

A passenger has been banned from flying with United Airlines following an incident that occurred on a flight from San Francisco to Houston.
1 year ago
United Airlines Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft as seen during takeoff.
1 year ago

Unruly passenger punches flight attendant

An angry male passenger was seen on video striking a United Airlines employee while on a flight from San Francisco to Houston.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Unruly passenger punches flight attendant
1 year ago

New details about mid-air attack on United Airlines flight

The acting FAA chief is set to testify on Capitol Hill after several close calls in the sky and new details were released about a suspect accused of trying to open an emergency door exit.
1 year ago
VIDEO: New details about mid-air attack on United Airlines flight
1 year ago

United Airlines passenger arrested for allegedly attacking a flight attendant

The FBI is now investigating after the suspect reportedly attempted to open the emergency exit door and tried to stab an attendant prior to landing.
1 year ago
VIDEO: United Airlines passenger arrested for allegedly attacking a flight attendant
1 year ago

4 injured after battery catches fire on United flight

Four people were taken to the hospital after an external battery caught fire on a United Airlines flight early Tuesday.
1 year ago
United Airlines plane is seen during take off from the Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, on Jan. 30, 2023.
1 year ago

United Airlines faces possible $1.15M fine from FAA over pre-flight system check

United Airlines could pay a $1.15 million fine after allegedly conducting flights with planes that were not in airworthy condition, the FAA said
1 year ago
A United Airlines Boeing 777-200 lands at San Francisco International Airport, San Francisco, Feb. 13, 2015.
1 year ago

Houston airport fire grounds United Airlines flights

A fire Sunday morning in a laundry room at the George Bush Intercontinental Airport prompted a ground stop on all United Airlines flights to Houston, officials said.
1 year ago
A person waits for their plane departure at George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Dec. 03, 2021 in Houston.
1 year ago

2 travelers say their wheelchairs were lost on same United Airlines flight

Two travelers said United Airlines lost their wheelchairs after taking a flight with the carrier earlier this week.
1 year ago
A United Airlines plane taxis at Newark International Airport, in Newark, N.J., January 11, 2023.
2 years ago

Southwest CEO is 'truly sorry' over flight cancellations

"I'm apologizing to them daily," Southwest CEO Bob Jordan said.
2 years ago
Travelers wade through the line for service to drop off bags at the Southwest Airlines check-in counter in Denver International Airport, Dec. 27, 2022, in Denver.
2 years ago

United flight experiences a bird strike

A United Airlines flight traveling from Chicago to Miami experienced a bird strike, with a passenger capturing video of flames shooting from the engine.
2 years ago
VIDEO: United flight experiences a bird strike
2 years ago

United Airlines exec blames FAA for flight issues

The Federal Aviation Administration fired back after the airline's COO blamed the FAA over staffing issues at air traffic control centers.
2 years ago
VIDEO: United Airlines exec blames FAA for flight issues
2 years ago

United Airlines official warns employees of summer flight disruptions

The United official blamed a shortage of air traffic controllers and the weather for the majority of recent delays and cancellations.
2 years ago
VIDEO: United Airlines official warns employees of summer flight disruptions
2 years ago

United Airlines fires worker who allegedly slapped ex-NFL player

United Airlines said an employee was fired after allegedly slapping former NFL player Brendan Langley at the bag-drop desk at Newark Liberty International Airport last week.
2 years ago
VIDEO: United Airlines fires worker who allegedly slapped ex-NFL player
2 years ago

United flight goes off runway, no injuries reported

Authorities said there were no injuries reported among the 13 passengers and three crew members aboard a United Express flight.
2 years ago
VIDEO: United flight goes off runway, no injuries reported
2 years ago

Man accused of raping woman on trans-Atlantic flight

The 40-year-old was taken into custody, but has since been released.
2 years ago
In this Nov. 30, 2018, file photo, a United Airlines plane lands in London Heathrow airport.
3 years ago

United Airlines CEO shares holiday surge preparation

Scott Kirby speaks to "GMA" about how the airline has braced for almost twice as much air travel as last year and safety measures with the omicron variant on the rise.
3 years ago
VIDEO: United Airlines CEO shares holiday surge preparation
3 years ago

United Airlines plane catches fire at Boston’s Logan Airport

The fire broke out in the tail end of the plane while it was at the gate. No passengers or crew were on board at the time and no one was hurt.
3 years ago
VIDEO: United Airlines plane catches fire at Boston’s Logan Airport
3 years 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.
3 years ago
In this Jan. 13, 2021, file photo, United Airlines Airbus A319-131 takes off from Los Angeles international Airport.
3 years 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.
3 years ago
VIDEO: United Airlines has deal to buy ‘supersonic’ jets
4 years ago

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

First US airline launches COVID-19 pilot testing program
4 years ago
United says customers traveling from San Francisco International Airport (SFO) to Hawaii will have the option to take a rapid test at the airport for $250.
4 years ago

United will use antimicrobial spraying robots on some aircraft

United will now use antimicrobial spraying robots on some aircraft
4 years ago
United says during deep cleanings of some of its aircraft it will use the NovaRover which is designed to apply a super fine mist of antimicrobial spray that coats all surfaces in a 12-foot radius with a single spray.