| Feb 7, 2014
| 1:05 PM
Chicago-based United Airlines said Friday it has a deal to sell its extra-legroom seats through one of the large travel distributors, Travelport.
Travelport is a middleman connecting some travel agents, including Chicago-based Orbitz Worldwide, to...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 9:40 PM
The world's airline industry has rebounded from the recession and expects 2014 to be the most profitable year on record, thanks to stable fuel prices and growing travel demand.
That's great news if you're an airline executive or shareholder. But don't...
| Feb 9, 2014
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The conventional belief is that to adequately prepare our students for the 21st century workforce, we should raise their standard of academic achievement. For high school students, this means creating an environment in which high...
| 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 18, 2014
| 7:45 AM
A flight attendant remained hospitalized Tuesday after a United Airlines flight experienced turbulence so severe that passengers, including a baby, were tossed about the cabin.
Flight 1676 from Denver dropped suddenly and "hard" as it began its...
| 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...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 7:15 AM
Members of selected loyalty programs at Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines and US Airways will receive free entry to JetBlue's premium TrueBlue Mosaic club for the rest of 2014 just by signing up....
| Apr 8, 2014
| 4:35 PM
After a two-month boost in passengers at Bob Hope Airport, there was a 1.3% decline in February compared to the same time last year, though the percentage of occupied seats on planes grew, according to the latest passenger report.
The airfield handled...
| Apr 13, 2014
| 4:24 PM
Las Vegas-based Allegiant Air has rolled out a roomier seat dubbed the "Giant Seat."
It represents the latest way the airline industry has created new seating options for travelers willing to pay more for extra elbow room.
In the first row and the...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 4:57 AM
Seven men who say they were sexually abused in the late 1990s by the leader of a mentoring program for young people backed by United Airlines say in a lawsuit filed Tuesday that the company did not do enough to prevent the abuse.
The men, then in...
| Mar 23, 2014
| 5:05 PM
Travelers protested when airlines began charging bag fees in 2008, saying the extra charge was a blatant money grab.
But a new study concludes that the nation's airlines quietly lowered airfares slightly to make the bag fees more palatable to those...