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  • United upgrades regional planes on flights to Boston, D.C.

    United upgrades regional planes on flights to Boston, D.C.
    United Airlines flights from Chicago to Washington, D.C., and Boston will use new aircraft that feature better passenger amenities and use relatively less fuel, the airline said Monday. New 76-seat Embraer 175 aircraft will be used for United Express...
  • United to drop Cleveland as a hub in cost-cutting

    United to drop Cleveland as a hub in cost-cutting
    Chicago-based United Continental Holdings Inc. plans to drop Cleveland as hub for connecting flights, resulting in as many as 470 job cuts, the airline's CEO confirmed in a memo to employees. "The demand for hub-level connecting flying through Cleveland...
  • United Airlines computer glitch causes flight delays

    United Airlines' computer systems shut down briefly Tuesday, delaying takeoffs and frustrating passengers. The system problems that began in the morning represented the latest malfunction for the nation's third-largest carrier since United switched over...
  • United dons wing tips for fuel savings

    United dons wing tips for fuel savings
    Chicago-based United Airlines this week became the first carrier to operate a commercial flight using an aircraft equipped with new fuel-saving wing tips. A United Boeing 737-800 plane retrofitted with new Split Scimitar Winglets flew Tuesday from...
  • United Airlines replacing Styrofoam cups

    United Airlines replacing Styrofoam cups
    United Airlines on Tuesday said it will begin using eco-friendly coffee cups on flights and in United Club airport lounges. Replacing the Styrofoam cups the airline currently uses will be the InCycle cup, made by Washington-based MicroGREEN. The cup...
  • No more changes for golden skater Gracie Gold

    No more changes for golden skater Gracie Gold
    With only a few days to go before she departs for Munich, the first stop on her journey to Sochi, Russia, and the Winter Olympics, figure skater Gracie Gold is still getting accustomed to the idea that she’s the U.S. champion and that she will...
  • United Continental swings to 4Q profit as fares rise

    United Continental swings to 4Q profit as fares rise
    United Continental Holdings, the Chicago-based parent of United Airlines, on Thursday said it turned a profit of $1.1 billion in 2013, an 84 percent increase over the previous year, helped by strong fourth-quarter earnings that exceeded Wall Street...
  • Venezuela sees more airlines suspend ticket sales, demand payment

    CARACAS, Venezuela — Three more international airlines on Friday joined the list of companies that have suspended ticket sales in Venezuela, complaining that the government owes them billions of dollars. U.S.-based American Airlines and United...
  • Merger of American Airlines and US Airways cleared for takeoff

    American Airlines and US Airways moved another step closer to creating the world's biggest carrier but had to make concessions to help ensure the deal wouldn't lead to service cuts and higher fares. The Justice Department said Tuesday the agency would...
  • American Airlines -- US Airways merger: good for air travelers?

    American Airlines -- US Airways merger: good for air travelers?
    The long-rumored merger between American Airlines and US Airways appeared to move a step closer early this month when Tom Horton, American's chief executive, announced that the two carriers were in "discussions" and that a decision would be made "within a...
  • Who's responsible for this code-share confusion?

    Who's responsible for this code-share confusion?
    In a world of airline code-sharing and outsourced call centers, who takes ultimate responsibility when something goes wrong with your flight? For Robert and Roberta Blazek, that's no academic question. And it has taken more than a year to find the...
  • Ted Cruz in Iowa is shooting ducks in a barrel

    Sen. Ted Cruz was in Iowa last weekend to hunt pheasant and activists. He found both. He didn't fire into anyone's face (Dick Cheney), wear freshly pressed camouflage (John Kerry) or boast of shooting varmints (Mitt Romney). He had his own shotgun...