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United Airlines, Inc. is a major American airline headquartered at Willis Tower in Chicago, Illinois. It is the third 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 raising checked-bag fees, joining JetBlue

United Airlines, which is following the lead of JetBlue Airways, said travelers will be able to avoid the increase if they prepay for bags in advance.
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No more Biscoff cookies: United Airlines subs in Oreo Thins as complimentary snack

United Airlines announced they will serve Oreo Thins on all mainline and United Express flights as an on-board snack, replacing Biscoff cookies.
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Passenger describes flight 'with suspected coronavirus case' [Video]Passenger describes flight 'with suspected coronavirus case'

Andy West, a passenger on United Airlines flight 901 from San Francisco to Heathrow, was told there was a "suspected case of coronavirus on board". In an interview with ITV Meridian, he said the..

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First coronavirus cases hit UK as evacuees arrive [Video]First coronavirus cases hit UK as evacuees arrive

Two patients from the same family in England have tested positive for coronavirus, the first such cases in Britain, England's chief medical officer said on Friday. Francesca Lynagh reports.

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How The Coronavirus Could Make The Airline Industry Sick [Video]How The Coronavirus Could Make The Airline Industry Sick

United Airlines said Tuesday it was canceling a total of 24 flights to and from China. The news comes as the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak leads to plummeting demand. The coronavirus originated last..

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Wall Street pulls back on virus outbreak worries [Video]Wall Street pulls back on virus outbreak worries

Wall Street fell Tuesday as a viral outbreak from China found its way to U.S. shores and the International Monetary Fund lowered its global economic growth forecast. Fred Katayama reports.

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Week ahead on Wall Street: Davos, earnings [Video]Week ahead on Wall Street: Davos, earnings

Investors next week will get their cues from headlines from the Davos economic summit and earnings from the likes of Netflix and Comcast. Fred Katayama reports.

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U.S. airlines extend China flight cancelations into late April

United Airlines said late on Wednesday it will extend cancelations of all U.S. flights to China through late April due to the coronavirus epidemic.
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Coronavirus outbreak: United, American suspend flights to and from Hong Kong

United and American on Tuesday suspended their flights to Hong Kong as U.S. carriers continue to manage the impact of the coronavirus outbreak.
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United Airlines suspending U.S.-bound mainland China flights a day earlier

United Airlines said on Monday it will move up its temporary suspension of U.S.-bound flights from mainland China by one day to Tuesday.
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American pilots union sues to stop China flights amid coronavirus outbreak; United extends cuts

The union representing American Airlines' pilots sued Thursday to stop the carrier from flying to China amid the coronavirus outbreak.
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United becomes first US airline to cancel some China flights amid coronavirus travel warnings

United Airlines said Tuesday it would suspend 24 flights between the U.S. and China amid growing concern about the coronavirus outbreak.
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United pushes 737 Max return until fall, leaving it short on planes for summer travel rush

The Boeing 737 Max grounding will likely impact the summer travel season for the second year in a row. Recertification isn't expected until mid-year.
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United Airlines flight makes emergency landing in Newark due to engine problem

United Airlines says a flight heading to Los Angeles ad to return to Newark to make an emergency landing Wednesday night because of an engine issue.
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United pilots re-elect union chairman in big year for contract talks

United Airlines Holdings Inc pilots on Tuesday re-elected Todd Insler as chairman of the United chapter of the Air Line Pilots Association for a term that will include contract negotiations and..
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USA TODAY's top 10 Travel stories of 2019: Hurricane, scorpion on plane, jetway births

From the scorpion aboard a United Airlines flight to the baby born on an American Airlines jetway, these were the stories readers clicked on in 2019.
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United Airlines: What looks like 'flames' in video were sparks coming out of plane engine

A United flight en route to Chicago had to divert to Albuquerque after a "mechanical issue with one of its engines."
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Passenger has a nasty surprise on United Airlines flight: A scorpion stung her

A passenger on a United Airlines flight from San Francisco (SFO) to Atlanta (ATL) had a nasty surprise: A scorpion sting.
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United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz to step down in May, will be replaced by president Scott Kirby

Oscar Munoz joined United Airlines in 2015 and suffered a heart attack shortly after. Scott Kirby joined United in 2016 from rival American.
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Southwest, American, United: No Boeing 737 Max flights until March even if plane returns sooner

The Boeing 737 Max has been grounded since March following two fatal crashes. Boeing has said it hopes to have the plane recertified by December.
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No more 'Sorry there's no room for your carry on': United adding bigger overhead bins

United is bulking up the size of its overhead bins on most of its fleet to fit more bags. On the workhorse 737-900, that means 65 extra bags.
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United Airlines says in talks with Apple on San Francisco airport upgrade

United Airlines is in early discussions with Apple Inc about upgrading the U.S. carrier's terminal at San Francisco International airport, United's Chief Digital Officer Linda Jojo told journalists on..
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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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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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