Tag Archives: United Airlines

United Airlines Ditches NRA Discount Program

The Hill reports: United Airlines announced Saturday that it would eliminate a discount program for the National Rifle Association, following in the footsteps of competitor Delta Airlines and a host of other companies that have cut ties with the gun group in recent days. In a statement posted to its Twitter account, United said it would no longer offer a ...

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United Airlines Settles With Dragged Passenger

The Los Angeles Times reports: United Airlines has settled with Dr. David Dao over the injuries he received when dragged off a United flight this month, Dao’s attorneys announced Thursday. Under the terms reached by the airline and Dao, the amount of the settlement will remain confidential, according to the lawyers. Dao’s attorneys have said he suffered a broken nose ...

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United CEO: No Firings Over Passenger Dragging

CNBC reports: United Continental CEO Oscar Munoz said Tuesday that no one will be fired for the airline’s recent debacle involving a passenger being dragged off an overbooked flight. “The buck stops here. And I’m sure there was lots of conjecture about me personally,” the apologetic CEO said on the company’s earnings call Tuesday. “Again, it was a system failure ...

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POLL: 44% Would Pay More Not To Fly United

The Morning Consult reports: People are so mad at United Airlines that more than 40 percent of those who have heard about the airline recently also say they would pay more money and endure a layover to avoid flying with the company. Public outrage started after a video emerged showing police dragging a passenger off a flight Sunday to make ...

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UNITED FALLOUT: Delta To Offer Passengers Up To $10,000 To Give Up Seats On Overbooked Flights

The Associated Press reports: Delta is giving airport employees permission to offer passengers up to almost $10,000 in compensation to give up their seats on overbooked flights. Delta’s move comes as United Airlines struggles to recover from images of a passenger’s forced removal from a sold-out flight. In an internal memo obtained by The Associated Press, Delta says gate agents ...

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United Airlines CEO Refuses To Resign, Says Cops Will No Longer Be Used To Remove Passengers [VIDEO]

Reuters reports: United Airlines will no longer use law enforcement officers to remove overbooked passengers from aircraft in the wake of a video that showed a Chicago passenger dragged from one of its flights on Sunday. “We’re not going to put a law enforcement official… to remove a booked, paid, seated passenger,” United Continental Holdings Inc Chief Executive Officer Oscar ...

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United Airlines CEO Issues Second “Deepest” Apology: We’ll Fix What’s Broken So This Never Happens Again

United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz has issued a second apology after yesterday’s attempt only further inflamed anger against his company. Just in from the United communications office: The truly horrific event that occurred on this flight has elicited many responses from all of us: outrage, anger, disappointment. I share all of those sentiments, and one above all: my deepest apologies ...

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Feds Investigate United Airlines Incident, Cop Placed On Leave, Passenger Identified As 69 Year Old Doctor

Business Insider reports: The Department of Transportation is “reviewing” the United Airlines incident involving a man being forcibly removed from a plane, a Department of Transportation spokesperson told Business Insider. United has come under fire after a video went viral Monday showing a male passenger being dragged by police officers off a flight leaving from Chicago to Louisville. The 69-year-old ...

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United Airlines CEO Apologizes For “Upsetting Event” After Passenger Dragged From Overbooked Flight

The Chicago Tribune reports: Videos of a United Airlines passenger being forcibly dragged from his seat on a Sunday overbooked flight at O’Hare International Airport have been viewed more than 1 million times, and the airline’s CEO on Monday called the incident “an upsetting event to all of us here at United.” “I apologize for having to re-accommodate these customers. ...

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United Airlines Suspends “Hang Hillary” Pilot

That was quick. Via Bloomberg: United Airlines suspended pilot and Republican West Virginia lawmaker Michael Folk from flying pending an investigation after he said Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton should be executed. “This pilot has been removed from flying pending our investigation,” United Continental Holdings Inc. tweeted Sunday. “We are appalled by his threatening comments.” Folk, a member of the ...

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WEST VIRGINIA: United Airlines Pilot/GOP Lawmaker Calls For Hillary Clinton To Be Hanged On DC’s Mall

From the Associated Press: A West Virginia Republican lawmaker said Sunday his comments made on Twitter calling for Democrat Hillary Clinton’s public execution weren’t meant to be taken literally. House of Delegates member Mike Folk said that his tweet Friday over Clinton’s use of a private email system while she served as secretary of state was “hyperbole.” In the tweet, ...

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Computer “Glitches” Shut Down New York Stock Exchange, United Airlines, WSJ

CNN reports: The New York Stock Exchange suspended trading 11:32 a.m ET Wednesday. In a brief announcement, the exchange said it was experiencing a “internal technical issue” and said on Twitter that it’s “not the result of a cyber breach.” “We will be providing further updates as soon as we can, and are doing our utmost to produce a swift ...

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United Diverts Flight After Passenger Fight Over Device That Prevents Seat Reclining

United Airlines diverted a flight from Newark to Denver after two passengers got into a fight over the Knee Defender, which prevents the seat in front of you from reclining. The fight started when the male passenger, seated in a middle seat of row 12, used the Knee Defender to stop the woman in front of him from reclining while ...

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FAA Bans US Flights To & From Tel Aviv

Via the Washington Post: The Federal Aviation Administration on Tuesday afternoon ordered U.S. carriers to stop flying to or from Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv, prohibiting them from traveling through Israel’s largest airport after a rocket landed nearby. Airlines were banned from flying to Tel Aviv for a 24-hour period beginning on Tuesday at 12:15 p.m. The FAA ...

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Fly The Friendly Skies

The man has been restrained by fellow passengers and FBI agents are waiting at the United terminal. Flying really does seem to push unstable people over the edge, especially lately.

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United And Continental Airlines To Merge

United and Continental Airlines have announced their intent to merge. The merger will create the world’s largest airline in annual passenger traffic. United’s name and Chicago headquarters will be retained, while Continental Chief Executive Officer Jeff Smisek, 55, will become the CEO and United’s Glenn Tilton, 62, will be non- executive chairman, the companies said today in a statement. Each ...

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Airline Baggage Fees Rise

United joins the fee increase. Bloomberg News is reporting that United Airlines plans to start charging $23 for a first piece of checked luggage, a 53 percent increase, to match fees by competitors Delta and Continental. A second bag will cost $32, up from $25, Robin Urbanski, a spokeswoman for Chicago-based parent UAL Corp. told Bloomberg. The prices apply to ...

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