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September 9, 2023, 12:16 PM

Infrequent inspection of fan blades led to a United jet engine breaking up in 2021, report says

Investigators say one of the engines on a United Airlines jet broke up over Denver in 2021 because of wear and tear on a fan blade that wasn't adequately inspected for signs of cracking
September 9, 2023, 12:16 PM
Infrequent inspection led to United jet engine breaking up in 2021, report says
September 6, 2023, 12:04 AM

United temporarily grounds flights

United Airlines initially said it was "experiencing a systemwide technology issue."
September 6, 2023, 12:04 AM
United temporarily grounds flights
September 5, 2023, 8:38 PM

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.
September 5, 2023, 8:38 PM
United Airlines resumes flights following nationwide ground stop
September 5, 2023, 6:16 PM

United Airlines resumes flights following nationwide ground stop

The airline said they were "experiencing a systemwide technology issue."
September 5, 2023, 6:16 PM
United Airlines resumes flights following nationwide ground stop
2 months 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.
2 months ago
In an airline first, Braille coming to most United planes by 2026
2 months ago

United Airlines agrees to give union pilots big pay raises

United Airlines and its pilots' union say they have a deal on a new contract.
2 months ago
4 months 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.
4 months ago
United pilots picket
5 months 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.
5 months ago
Unruly passenger faces charges for allegedly attacking flight attendant
5 months ago

Passenger banned from United Airlines after allegedly assaulting crew member, 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.
5 months ago
Passenger banned allegedly assaulting United worker, airline says
5 months 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.
5 months ago
Unruly passenger punches flight attendant
7 months 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.
7 months ago
New details about mid-air attack on United Airlines flight
7 months 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.
7 months ago
United Airlines passenger arrested for allegedly attacking a flight attendant
8 months 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.
8 months ago
4 injured after battery catches fire on United flight
8 months 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
8 months ago
United Airlines faces possible $1.15M fine from FAA over pre-flight system check
8 months 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.
8 months ago
Houston airport fire grounds United Airlines flights
8 months 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.
8 months ago
2 travelers say their wheelchairs were lost on same United Airlines flight
9 months ago

Southwest CEO apologizes to passengers, staff after flight cancellation chaos

"I'm apologizing to them daily," Southwest CEO Bob Jordan said.
9 months ago
Southwest CEO is 'truly sorry' over flight cancellations
1 year 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.
1 year ago
United flight experiences a bird strike
1 year 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.
1 year ago
United Airlines exec blames FAA for flight issues
1 year 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.
1 year ago
United Airlines official warns employees of summer flight disruptions
1 year 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.
1 year ago
 United Airlines fires worker who allegedly slapped ex-NFL player
1 year 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.
1 year ago
United flight goes off runway, no injuries reported
2 years ago

Man accused of raping woman on United flight

The 40-year-old was taken into custody, but has since been released.
2 years ago
Man accused of raping woman on trans-Atlantic flight
2 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.
2 years ago
United Airlines CEO shares holiday surge preparation
2 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.
2 years ago
United Airlines plane catches fire at Boston’s Logan Airport
2 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.
2 years ago
United places largest aircraft order in its history
2 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.
2 years ago
United Airlines has deal to buy ‘supersonic’ jets
3 years ago

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

First US airline launches COVID-19 pilot testing program
3 years ago
US airline launches first COVID-19 testing program of its kind
3 years ago

United will use antimicrobial spraying robots on some aircraft

United will now use antimicrobial spraying robots on some aircraft
3 years ago
United will use antimicrobial spraying robots on some aircraft
3 years 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.
3 years ago
How United Airlines says it keeps cabins COVID-free
3 years 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.
3 years ago
United Airlines eliminates flight change fees
3 years 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.
3 years ago
Search continues for United Airlines executive missing for more than a week
4 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.
4 years ago
Midair engine emergency after takeoff
4 years ago

Oscar Munoz to step down as CEO of United Airlines

He will stay at the company as executive chairman of the board.
4 years ago
Oscar Munoz to step down as CEO of United Airlines
4 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.
4 years ago
Dramatic video as engine cover comes loose on United jet
4 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.
4 years ago
Equipment malfunction diverts United flight to Denver
4 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.
4 years ago
Malaysian man admits to installing video camera in United Airlines restroom
4 years ago

Flights resume at Newark Airport after United flight skids off runway

It's in effect until 3 p.m., FAA said.
4 years ago
Flights resume at Newark Airport after United flight skids off runway
4 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.
4 years ago
Passenger plane skids off runway at Newark International Airport in New Jersey
4 years ago

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

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

United Airlines CEO admits passengers have had enough

Oscar Munoz thinks airlines are reaching a breaking point with shrinking seat sizes.
4 years ago
United Airlines CEO admits passengers have had enough
4 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.
4 years ago
Doctor dragged off United Airlines flight says he 'cried' watching the video
4 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.
4 years ago
Doctor dragged off United flight cried after watching viral video
4 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.
4 years ago
Plane diverted after cockpit screens went blank
5 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.
5 years ago
Delta bets on bigger seats in smaller planes with new A220
5 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.
5 years ago
United Airlines passengers stranded at least 16 hours after plane diversion to Canada
5 years ago

'Miracle on the Hudson' 10-year anniversary

Survivors reflect on the 10 years since the "Miracle on the Hudson."
5 years ago
'Miracle on the Hudson' 10-year anniversary
5 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.
5 years ago
'Sully' remembers 'Miracle on the Hudson' on 10th anniversary
5 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.
5 years ago
 What 'Miracle on the Hudson' pilot kept from heroic day 10 years ago
5 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.
5 years ago
Paraplegic airline passenger 'had to scoot down the aisle' on his bottom