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United Airlines says it could lay off as many as 36,000 employees

Jul 09, 2020 - 11:30 AM

United is targeting 15,100 staff cuts in inflight services, including flight attendants, and 2,250 pilots. Other groups affected include catering, airport operations, and technical operations.

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Delta, United join U.S. carriers in receiving Treasury loans

Jul 07, 2020 - 11:35 PM

Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, Alaska Airlines, JetBlue Airways, and Southwest Airlines are the latest carriers to sign letters of intent for US government loans

DELTA AIR LINES. A Delta plane takes off. Photo from Delta website

United, American Airlines report large losses on coronavirus hit

May 01, 2020 - 9:45 AM

United Airlines reports a loss of $1.7 billion in the 1st quarter of 2020, while American Airlines posts a loss of $2.2 billion

U.S. airlines desperate for cash but fear government involvement

Apr 08, 2020 - 8:00 AM

Industry sources say a behind-the-scenes tug of war has begun between airline executives and the United States Treasury

BADLY HIT SECTOR. An American Airlines plane is seen from a terminal of Reagan National Airport in Arlington, Virginia, on March 17, 2020. Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

U.S. airlines slash flights over coronavirus crisis

Mar 16, 2020 - 8:35 PM

The situation worsens for airline companies in the United States

AMERICAN AIRLINES. A Boeing 737 flown by American Airlines takes off from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Arlington, Virginia, on March 11, 2019. File photo by Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP

Boeing 787 diverted to New Caledonia with smoke from cockpit – official

Mar 25, 2019 - 4:02 PM

The aircraft flying 256 passengers from Melbourne, Australia, to Los Angeles, touches down safely at La Tontouta airport in New Caledonia's capital Noumea

BOEING 787. A United Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner taxis to a gate at O'Hare International Airport after taking off from Houston with United CEO Jeff Smisek, Boeing Company CEO Jim McNerney and more than 250 other passengers on board May 20, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois.  File photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images/AFP

U.S. scolds China over 'Orwellian' airline demands

May 06, 2018 - 9:09 AM

US President Donald Trump will stand up for Americans resisting efforts by the Chinese Communist Party to impose Chinese political correctness on American companies and citizens, says a White House statement

POLITICAL CORRECTNESS? China seeks to impose its version of 'political correctness' on American air carriers. Image courtesy of American Airlines

Dog dies in United Airlines overhead bin

Mar 14, 2018 - 2:28 PM

According to reports, the owner was told to put her dog in the compartment after boarding with two kids, including an infant

United Airlines CEO Munoz won't head board in 2018

Apr 22, 2017 - 8:16 AM

The Board believes that separating the roles of chief executive officer and chairman of the board is the most appropriate structure at this time says United Airlines

Man dragged off flight will sue United Airlines – lawyers

Apr 14, 2017 - 9:34 AM

Officials from United Airlines also face a tough hearing by a city council in Chicago where they admit the airline did not overbook

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Apr 12, 2017 - 11:30 AM

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President Rodrigo Duterte is given a tour by His Royal Majesty King Salman Bin Abdulazziz Al Saud, Custodian of Two Holy Mosques at His Majesty’s private residence in Rawdhat Khuraim on April 11, 2017. ROBINSON NIÑAL/Presidential Photo

United Airlines finally apologizes, as image takes beating

Apr 12, 2017 - 7:56 AM

The apology comes after a torrent of criticism of the carrier s action on a flight Sunday April 9 and its initial explanation of it

PARKED. United Airlines planes at Chicago O'Hare Airport, 2012. Image courtesy United

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Apr 11, 2017 - 12:18 PM

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An aerial view of a section of the Great Barrier Reef near Cairns, Australia, March 2017. Photo courtesy Ed Roberts/ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies

United passenger dragged off overbooked flight

Apr 11, 2017 - 12:55 AM

The airline says it had asked for volunteers to give up their seats on a Sunday flight bound for Louisville Kentucky from Chicago Police are called after one passenger refused to leave the plane

DRAGGED OFF. A United Airlines passenger is forcefully dragged off due to a situation of overbooking. Screen shot from Twitter video by @Tyler_Bridges.

Airline bars girls with leggings, ignites Twitter storm

Mar 27, 2017 - 3:30 PM

United Airlines runs into a social media storm after it bars two teenage girls from boarding a flight in Denver because they were wearing leggings

ON THE GROUND. A row of United Airlines planes at Boston Logan International Airport. File photo courtesy United

Falling oil prices mean cheaper air fares – US experts

Feb 01, 2016 - 1:10 PM

Both airlines and travellers are benefiting from the drop in oil prices

epa04408418 Arriving travelers use Automated Passport Control (APC) system at O'Hare International Airport Terminal 5 at the O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, Illinois, USA, 19 September 2014. The 20th World Route Development Forum, hosted by the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) and Choose Chicago, will take place in Chicago from 20 to 23 September. Executives from over 120 countries and 300 airlines are expected to attend the event. EPA/KAMIL KRZACZYNSKI

Cancelled flights due to Typhoon Lando

Oct 17, 2015 - 9:47 AM

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CANCELLED. Several flights have been cancelled since October 18, 2015 as Typhoon Lando (international name: Koppu) batters the Luzon island this weekend. Photo by Alecs Ongcal / Rappler

Huge fuel savings give United Airlines record profit

Jul 23, 2015 - 11:25 PM

The Chicago based airline under parent United Continental Holdings says its capital return surged to 18 2 percent in the year to June 30

Computer glitch grounds United flights for an hour

Jul 08, 2015 - 11:41 PM

The flights are prevented from taking off due to automation issues

GLITCH. A computer glitch grounds all United flights in the US for a period of time on July 8. Photo by AFP

ANA, United Airlines launch SME-oriented travel program

Jun 12, 2015 - 5:07 PM

Small and medium sized enterprises in the Philippines Indonesia Singapore Taiwan Thailand and Vietnam would enjoy travel discounts to destinations in North Central and South America

Kerry flies commercial after plane trouble

Aug 15, 2014 - 10:12 AM

Kerry s regular plane a Boeing 757 suffered an electrical problem on the ground at a US air base near Honolulu

KERRY. US Secretary of State John Kerry waves to officials and guests before departing from Sydney, Australia, 13 August 2014. Rob Griffith/EPA

United Airlines flight returns to Manila due to engine problem

Aug 28, 2013 - 5:47 PM

None of the 122 plane passengers was hurt

Photo by AFP

US-China flight diverted 'because of suicide attempt'

May 30, 2013 - 7:25 PM

A United Airlines plane makes an unscheduled landing in Alaska after a passenger tried to hang herself in a toilet

US investigators eye Dreamliner subcontractors

Jan 22, 2013 - 1:21 PM

US safety investigators will visit Boeing subcontractors this week to test components linked to the battery of a Japan Airlines 787 Dreamliner that caught fire in Boston earlier this month

The United Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner sits a a gate for a tour at Los Angeles International Airport on November 30, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images/AFP

TechRap: Facebook Graph Search demo, Nexus 4 reviewed

Jan 21, 2013 - 4:13 AM

Facebook enters the search market with a search engine for connections MySpace makes a comeback what will be of the pioneering social network’s new lease on life? And we go up close and personal with the Nexus 4

Boeing crisis deepens as US grounds Dreamliners

Jan 17, 2013 - 7:26 AM

UPDATED Japan s two biggest airlines had already taken almost half the global fleet out of service but the announcement by the US FAA means 30 of the world s 50 Dreamliners have now been grounded

The United Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner sits a a gate for a tour at Los Angeles International Airport on November 30, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images/AFP