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United Airlines, Inc. is a major American airline headquartered at Willis Tower in Chicago, Illinois. It is the 3rd largest airline in the world, measured by fleet size and route network. United operates a large domestic and international route network, with an extensive presence in the Asia-Pacific region. It is a founding member of the Star Alliance, the world's largest airline alliance with a total of 28 member airlines. Regional service is operated by independent carriers under the brand name United Express. United was established by the amalgamation of several airlines in the late 1920s, the oldest of these being Varney Air Lines, which was founded in 1926.


United Airlines cancels Boeing 737 MAX flights until January 6

United Airlines Holdings Inc said on Friday it is extending cancellations of Boeing 737 MAX flights until Jan. 6, as regulators continue to extensively review proposed software changes to the grounded..
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'Bring on the bathroom humor': United passenger got stuck in the bathroom mid-flight

Visiting the bathroom mid-flight is hardly a pleasant experience — but getting stuck in there is a whole other kind of ordeal.
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Videos for United Airlines

Wall Street slips as weak economic data offsets earnings strength [Video]Wall Street slips as weak economic data offsets earnings strength

Wall Street lost ground on Wednesday as weak U.S. economic data and simmering geopolitical tensions spooked buyers away from the equities market, despite a string of generally positive third-quarter..

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Premier League round-up: Liverpool maintain 100% start as United lose [Video]Premier League round-up: Liverpool maintain 100% start as United lose

A look at the highlights from the third round of Premier League games as Liverpool maintain their 100 per cent start to the season. Manchester City put in the most standout performance of the weekend..

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Hurricane Dorian Wreaks Havoc On Air Travel [Video]Hurricane Dorian Wreaks Havoc On Air Travel

Hurricane Dorian is on track to reach the continental United States in the next several days. Air travel is likely to be severely affected, regardless of the storm's exact track, and flights across the..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:33Published

United Airlines Announced Frequent-Flyer Miles Will No Longer Expire [Video]United Airlines Announced Frequent-Flyer Miles Will No Longer Expire

United Airlines announced frequent-flyer miles will no longer expire after 18 months of no activity. Delta similarly has no expiration date on miles, though American Airlines' miles still expire after..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:34Published


United Airlines flight diverted after woman gets stuck in bathroom

Washington, D.C.-to-San Francisco flight lands in Denver, where she was freed by firefighters and a mechanic and was OK outside of being embarrassed
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'One of those days': United Airlines CEO details dealing with his flight being diverted

Everyone knows it's a pain to have their flight diverted — even United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz.
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No, you can't move into that empty extra legroom seat on your flight. They cost extra

American, Delta and United sell economy seats with extra legroom and other perks. Passengers who don't pay aren't allowed to move there if seats are open.
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United Airlines gives young adults a 10% discount on flights

United Airlines is putting on a promotion through Dec. 31: Young adults can get up to a 10% price cut on their ticket.
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United extends Boeing 737 Max cancellations into December

The Boeing 737 Max cancellations have been extended, once again.
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United adding four international routes, including first flights to Nice, France, and Palermo, Italy

United will start serving Nice, France; Palermo, Italy; and Curacao. The airline is also adding Chicago-Zurich flights.
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United after pilot arrests: No drinking 12 hours before work, longer than FAA requires

United Airlines now requires pilots not to drink 12 hours before reporting to work. The FAA minimum is eight hours.
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United Airlines passenger accused of placing camera in first-class bathroom

The FBI has accused a man of placing a camera in the first-class bathroom of a United Airlines flight earlier this year from San Diego to Houston.
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Flight attendant arrested after passenger alerts United: She 'appears to be quite drunk'

A flight attendant on an Air Wisconsin flight operated by United Express was was charged with public intoxication after a flight from Chicago.
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United Airlines pilot charged after failing alcohol test in Scotland

United pilot Glendon Gulliver, 61, was charged after failing a breathalyzer test Saturday. His co-pilot was released without charges on Tuesday.
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United pilots held in Scotland on suspicion of intoxication, flight to Newark canceled

Scottish police detained two United pilots suspected of being intoxicated before their flight from Glasgow to Newark, New Jersey, on Saturday.
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'Bachelorette' to the skies! United Airlines offers Tyler C. a free trip to see Hannah

United Airlines, no doubt sensing a surefire marketing win, offered to fly Hannah Brown and Tyler Cameron to see each other. But then it backfired.
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Check your reservation: American joins United in extending Boeing 737 Max cancellations into November

American Airlines and United have removed the Boeing 737 Max from their schedules through early November.
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United Airlines to cancel over 8,000 flights due to grounding of Boeing 737 Max planes

United is expected to cancel over 8,000 flights through October after having to ground its Boeing 737 Max planes.
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United apologizes after mother says unaccompanied minor put on wrong international flight

A 14-year-old traveling from North Carolina to Sweden was put on the wrong flight headed to Germany, his mother said.
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United to offer cult-favorite stroopwafel and other snack choices on all domestic flights

Stroopwafel fans, you're in luck!
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Emergency landing by United flight briefly closes Newark Airport

A United Airlines flight made an emergency landing and blew out two tires at New Jersey's Newark Airport on Saturday, causing the airport briefly to suspend flights, officials said.
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Newark airport resumes flights after United plane makes emergency landing

The plane's two left main tires blew when landing and it experienced other structural damage
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Flying United in August? Check your reservation for new 737 Max cancellations

The airline has removed the Max 9 from its schedule through Sept. 3, a move that will cancel 60 flights a day.
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Booking fall travel or holiday flights? Here's how to find out if it's on a Boeing 737 Max

Southwest, American, United and Alaska airlines are all selling flights scheduled on the Max for post-Labor Day travel.
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United Airlines suspends Newark-Mumbai flights over Iran airspace concerns

United Airlines said it had suspended flights from Newark to Mumbai following a safety review after Iran shot down a high-altitude U.S. surveillance drone.
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United Airlines passengers discover their trans-Atlantic flight is crawling with ants

A passenger on a Monday United flight from Venice, Italy to Newark, New Jersey, said she and other travelers discovered ants on the plane.
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A United pilot paid for a stranded college student's flight: 'There are no words'

A United Airlines pilot helped a stranded college student from Hawaii by paying for her flight back to school after her plane was diverted.
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Tires blow on United jet during Newark airport landing, no injuries

Tires on a United Airlines jet blew out as it landed at New Jersey's Newark airport on Saturday, causing flight delays but injuring none of the 166 passengers on board, officials said.
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United Airlines plane skids off runway at Newark Airport; flights halted

Flights were halted for two hours at Newark Airport on Saturday after a United Airlines flight from Denver skidded off the runway.
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Flights resume at Newark after United plane skids off runway, no injuries

Flights were briefly halted at New Jersey's Newark airport on Saturday after a plane skidded off a runway while landing, but no one was hurt, federal officials said.
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Thousands of airline food workers to vote on strike threat

Union behind 11,000 caterers who service flights for American, Delta and United airlines is threatening job walkouts
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Hate the hassle of paying bag fees at the airport? American (finally) plans to offer prepay option

American plans to let travelers pay for bags before they get to the airport beginning this fall. United, Delta and discount airlines already do.
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United Airlines ConnectionSaver helps travelers

United Airlines launched ConnectionSaver at two of the airline's busiest hubs and plans to expand to other airports in the future.
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United Airlines will now hold planes for connecting flyers – thanks to new tool

United Airlines is introducing ConnectionSaver, a new tool that identifies departing flights that can be held for connecting customers.
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United Airlines, USC agree to modify LA Coliseum naming deal

United Airlines and the University of Southern California have reached a new naming rights agreement for Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum to resolve criticism that putting a corporate name on the stadium..
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Biofuel, beeswax wraps and recyclable coffee cups: United debuts 'eco-friendly flight'

A United Chicago-to-LA flight was dubbed the "Flight for the Planet'' because it showcased steps the airline is taking to reduce its carbon footprint.
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United Airlines flight diverts back to Hawaii after flames shoot out of the plane's engine

An United Airlines flight was diverted back to Honolulu on Sunday after flames starting shooting from one of the plane's engines.
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E-F 3 tornado touched down in Oklahoma Saturday; United Airlines looks to change its aesthetic
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United Airlines looks to change its aesthetic

United Airlines believes it’s time for a new look, so it’s out with the old and in with more blue. The company is changing what’s known as its “livery.” As Kris Van Cleave shows, even flying..
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Passenger indicted for alleged mid-flight sexual assault of 19-year-old woman

A United passenger has been indicted by a grand jury for allegedly sexually assaulting a 19-year-old woman on a July 2018 flight.
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Spider-Man stars in United Airlines' new safety video

United Airlines, Sony and Marvel worked together to weave safety instructions into a fast-paced film starring Spider-Man and some of his friends.
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Behind the scenes of United's new safety video starring Spider-Man

United Airlines, Sony and Marvel worked together to weave the safety instructions into a fast-paced film starring Spider-Man and some of his friends.
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Amputee left to crawl after United Airlines denies scooter battery before flight, he says

Stearn Hodge, a 68-year-old amputee who lost his arm and leg in an accident, says United and airport employees took a battery needed for his scooter.
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United Airlines is covering up cameras on seat backs amid privacy backlash

United Airlines is covering up all the cameras on the back of customers' seats amid backlash about privacy.
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"Art in the sky": Why airlines obsess over the paint jobs on their planes

After nearly a decade, United Airlines decided it was time for a change. This week, the company updated what's known as its "livery" – the paint job on the outside of the plane. That comes as a..
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United Airlines CEO: By the time you sit on our planes, 'you're just pissed at the world'

United CEO Oscar Munoz acknowledged key pain points customers face when traveling today, including airlines' increasingly shrinking seat sizes.
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United Airlines’ new livery: Take a photo tour through its new branding

The new livery heavily features the airline's signature blue color in three different shades.
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United flaunts new branding on social media, faces mixed reactions

United Airlines' new livery is finally ready to hit the skies − though not everyone on Twitter thought the airline stuck the landing.
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United Airlines agent charged after using racial slur against black passenger

A United Airlines airport agent is accused of using a racial slur against a customer and faces a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct.
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United Airlines Employee Charged With Using Racial Slurs Toward Customer

After originally being given a citation, the employee has since been charged in Texas with a misdemeanor.
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United Airlines to launch first nonstop flight between North America and Cape Town, South Africa

United plans to begin nonstop flights between Newark, New Jersey, and Cape Town, South Africa, in December. It is the first airline to serve the route.
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United stays in hunt for top 4, Cardiff close to relegation

Burnley and Southampton took big steps toward avoiding relegation from the Premier League with crucial victories on Saturday, while Cardiff inched closer to the drop after a third straight loss
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