| Feb 17, 2014
| 11:15 AM
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...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 4:07 AM
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...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 5:18 PM
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...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 11:02 AM
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...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 11:35 AM
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...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 8:46 PM
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...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 9:58 AM
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...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 1:55 PM
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...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 5:36 PM
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...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
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...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
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...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 3:18 PM
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...